Tex Perkins embodies rock n’ roll. He has the swagger, presence and indomitable attitude that comes from three decades fronting some of Australia’s most intense and spirited bands: The Cruel Sea, Beasts of Bourbon, Thug, Dark Horses, Don, Tex & Charlie, The Ladyboyz and more.
His autobiography tells the story of how skinny Gregory Perkins was raised a bible-thumping Catholic and beaten bloody on the streets of Brisbane for being a ‘cow-punk’. He then fled to Sydney and mutated into Tex, rogue leader of the Dums Dums, Thug and Salamander Jim. All before finding a strange kind of success, celebrity, sex symboldom and icon status as Tex Perkins, snake-hipped, honey-voiced, often bloodied frontman of lore.
Stuart Coupe has worked as a journalist, author, editor, manager, record label director, radio presenter, publicist and tour promoter. Career highlights include being the only Australian to interview Bob Dylan twice, working with The Clash, managing Paul Kelly and the Hoodoo Gurus and being awarded a Ned Kelly Lifetime Achievement award for his contributions to crime fiction. He has written, co-written or edited ten books, the most recent being Gudinski: The Godfather of Australian Rock’n’Roll.
Ticket holders who purchase the book will be able to pick it up at the theatre prior to event starting, or at the end before Tex takes a seat at the signing table. Books will also be available for purchase on the evening. Doors open at 6pm.