Tex Perkins will be joining his songwriting partner Murray Paterson for a show at the Yamba Bowling Club.
Tex Perkins will be joining his songwriting partner Murray Paterson for a show at the Yamba Bowling Club. ©Martin Philbey

Tex Perkins and Murray Paterson in concert at Yamba

TEX Perkins reunites with his songwriting colleague Murray Paterson for an intimate concert at Yamba Bowling Club tonight.

The pair co-scored the soundtrack for the film Beautiful Kate, the directorial feature debut from actor Rachel Ward, which saw Perkins receive an ARIA nomination in 2009 for Best Original Soundtrack/Cast/Show Album for the soundtrack.

Paterson also contributed significantly to 2011 self-titled release Tex Perkins and the Dark Horses and to Everyone's Alone in 2012, so it was a no brainer for them to come up with plan to work together live on stage given their successful union in the studio.

Tex Perkins has played a key role in Australian music and 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.

Then there's the Tex, Don & Charlie albums, which saw Perkins joining forces with the legendary Don Walker, Cold Chisel's pianist and master songwriter and son of the Clarence Valley, and Charlie Owen, previously Australia's best kept musical secret.

So too is quiet achiever Murray Paterson, an Australian songwriter and musician most notable for his collaborations with Tex. Among his compositions are: Fine Mess and Ice in the Sun from the Tex Perkins album Dark Horses; Lucid, Midnight Sunshine and A Name on Every One from the Horses' Sweet Nothing; and Paycheques and Someday I'll Forget from the Tex, Don and Charlie album All is Forgiven.

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to catch two of Australia's premier songwriters tell their stories and share their compositions together in concert.



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