Mindil Beach Casino & Resort (formerly SKYCITY Darwin)
Tex Perkins with Matt Walker
Tex Perkins and Matt Walker bring their blues swamp-groove sound to Darwin
Aussie rock titan, Tex Perkins is set to bring his exciting new collaboration with guitarist, Matt Walker to Sandbar for an up close performance of new originals as well as some classic Cruel Sea covers on Thursday 9 May.
Tex Perkins has played a key role in Australian music. It’s understandably difficult to pull together a coherent picture of a man whose career has taken in everything from the groundbreaking experimental punktonica of Sydney mid-80s noiseniks Thug to the lilting, dark country of his recent material with the Dark Horses.
From the hard edged pub rock of the Beasts Of Bourbon’s, a snarling slice of filthy pub rock to the evocative soundscapes of The Cruel Sea, whose extraordinary 1991 single ‘This Is Not The Way Home’ placed Perkins’ world-weary growl in a new musical context and heralded the emergence of an entirely original yet archetypically Australian sound.
“Tex has the swagger, presence and indomitable attitude that comes from years of fronting some of Australia's most intense and spirited rock'n'roll bands. His take-no-prisoners approach to performance comes with the sensibility of an artist committed to the subtle (and often unsubtle) nuances of his craft. Throw in an astonishing voice full of power and depth, mix it with a dry and sardonic sense of humour and what emerges is the reason there is only one Tex Perkins” reviews Australian music journalist, Stuart Coupe.
Now is Tex’s exciting, new and long overdue collaboration with Matt Walker, a great artist in his own right, for duo shows. It’s a blues swamp-groove kinda thing that’s a little reminiscent of some of the things in Tex’s back catalogue. Many new originals inhabit the set list, but see them now while they still have to flesh out the set with a few Cruel Sea covers!
Don’t miss your chance to see these two compelling musicians perform both new and classic songs in Sandbar at Mindil Beach Casino & Resort on Thursday 9th May.
General Admission: $65 including booking and transaction fees.
Doors Open 7.30pm
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