Tex Perkins and Matt Walker will perform their compelling new swamp-blues material at Bowral Bowling Club on May 4.
Tex Perkins is undeniably a standout in Australian music. His career includes albums and tours with Don Walker and Charlie Owen, and the TNT program with Tim Rogers.
Perkins has performed as front man for 90’s band, The Cruel Sea, and pub rockers, The Beasts of Bourbon.
With his rock, blues and ‘musician’s musician’ credentials nailed, he also went on to perform the music of Johnny Cash in the theatre production The Man in Black.
Although Perkins is yet to create a unique band name, Perkins said he was looking forward to hitting the road with his mates.
“I’ll be playing with a band that I started with Matt Walker. He’s someone I’ve known for a long, long time. He’s a great musician that I first met in the 90’s,” Perkins said.
With a career which has spanned over 20 years, Matt Walker has written, recorded and performed with a diverse range of artists which include Mick Harvey, Rob Hirst and Jim Mogine (both from Midnight Oil), Archie Roach, and many others.
Joining Perkins and Walker will be Steve Hadley on bass and Roger Bergodaz on drums, which Perkins described as the perfect blend.
“That’s the thing about music and having different personalities and different approaches that people bring to a band,” he said.
“I’ve always admired Matt. I’ve known him for over twenty years and now that we’re working together, it’s eclipsed all my other needs.
“In the past, I’ve tended to play with all sorts of people and try different styles of music, but now that I’m playing with Matt, I feel like just concentrating and focusing on that.
Perkins said he would like working and performing with Matt to be his only vehicle as he heads into the future.
He said he had been happy to be diverse in his musical connections, but now he feels it is time to focus on his new band.
“This band is the vehicle and is what I want to put my music into. We just need a name,” Perkins said.
“At the moment, it’s Tex Perkins, Matt Walker and a couple of other guys. That’s the name of the band.”
Perkins said his performance at Bowral Bowling Club would be up a good warm up for headlining Meatstock 2018 the next day.
“Big shows are intense in one way, but small shows can be even more intense because your audience is arms-length away,” he said.
“Big shows are one thing, but I have more respect for the small crowds.”
Perkins promised a “very good night” for those attending his performance in Bowral.
“It’s going to be fun. It’s going to be a swamps-blues-groove thing. There will be opportunity to dance,” he said.
Perkins and his band will perform on Friday, May 4 at 6pm at Bowral Bowling Club, 40 Shepherd Street, Bowral.
Purchase your ticket at http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/tex-perkins-band/102672.