Although they have known each other for about 25 years, it wasn’t until the Covid pandemic came along that Tex Perkins and Jez Mead got together to create a new musical partnership.
Perkins has been around for a while now (The Beasts, The Cruel Sea, The Dark Horses, The Man In Black, TnT, to name a few) and has built his reputation on a restless sense of adventure and an ability to evolve uniquely talented players who help get the best out of him.
Jez Mead is one such player.
An artist in his own right, (solo albums include Beard of Bees and Pickles Hinder Slumber) this singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist makes a great sideman as they explore Perkins’ back catalogue and rich history from a new angle.
This fresh approach sees Perkins revisiting and reinventing classic material and placing them in a contemporary context, often resulting in a commentary on the mood of the times.
It has also been said to be both deeply moving and a lot of fun.
For a taste of what to expect at the Bowlo Sports and Liesure Yamba on Friday November 6, check out a performance at the media preview for Maton: Australia’s Guitar, at the Powerhouse (on YouTube).
It’s a seated Covid-safe, strictly seated show in the auditorium; tickets on sale at the club, 6646 2305; doors open at 8.30pm.