Tex Perkins is literally and figuratively a towering figure in Australian music. Since the mid-eighties, the charismatic singer and artist has fronted bands from the experimental punk-tonica of Thug, the ferocious, filthy rock and roll of the Beasts of Bourbon, the hypnotic soundscapes of The Cruel Sea and more recently the lilting, dark country soul of the Dark Horses and the Fat Rubber Band.
Relentlessly creative, Tex has collaborated with reverered artists including Don Walker, Charlie Owen, Tim Rogers, Adalita, Phil Jamieson among scores of others. His stage presence and baritone were put to brilliant use in The Man in Black – The Johnny Cash Story interpreting the story of his rise to stardom, his fight for survival and his eventual redemption through music.
Tex happily agreed to sign a guitar for a fundraiser auction to raise funds for Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital; in his inimitable style, he did this on the bonnet of his car one sunny day in a North Coast country town. As a Wildlife Ambassador, Tex helps us spread the good word about the need to provided dedicated treatment and care for injured and traumatised wildlife.