News: Tex Perkins and Jeff Lang in the Same Weekend | Fly By Night | June

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June is turning out to be a big month in the Aussie live music scene. WAM’s showcase of WA born and bred artists, State of the Art Festival, kicks off first on Monday 5th June. And the following week sees two iconic Australian singer/songwriters heading over for an action-packed weekend at the Fly By Night Club. Tex Perkins, the man behind The Cruel Sea and Jeff Lang, Aussie blues slide guitarist, are both on tour. And they’re coming straight to Fremantle!

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Tex Perkins will be performing an intimate show at the Fly By Night Club Friday 9th June. Renowned for fronting Aussie rock band The Cruel Sea, Perkins has established himself as a key player in the industry. The ever-prolific musician has blown people away with the hard edged pub rock of the Beasts of Bourbon’s, to the expressive soundscapes of The Cruel Sea. With the latter band’s 1991 single This is Not the Way Home, placing Perkins’ world-weary growl in a new musical context.

Perkins has joined forces with Don Walker (Cold Chisel), Charlie Owen and Tim Rogers throughout his career. With five solo albums under his belt too, it’s no wonder he’s made quite the impression in the local music scene. These days, Perkins can be found touring the country for The Man in Black. The hit theatre production sees Perkins star as Johnny Cash.

Perkins’ Fremantle show is presented by Starr Special Events and the Fly By Night Club. The performance will be held at the Fly’s Victoria (Main) Hall in an intimate setting, allowing fans to be blown away by the full impact of his show. Tex Perkins will be playing a mix of old and new songs from The Cruel Sea Days and his solo work, along with Matt Walker.

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Event Details

Friday 9th June: Fly By Night Musicians Club | 7pm – 11pm | $34.50 from here | Event details here.

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If that wasn’t enough for the weekend, Jeff Lang also performs at the Fly By Night the following night. To celebrate the release of his latest album, Alone in Bad Company released in February, Aussie blues and roots artist is heading to Perth. Crowned the master of all things blues and folk, Lang’s newest offering is infectious, feeding off rapid fingerpicking and haunting vocals. The album encourages a healthy dose of slide guitar too.

Despite Lang’s career spanning over 25 years’, this release packages the most organic union of his talents and influences yet. Hit single, Burnside, has already impressed fans with its unmistakable guitar style and soul-dripping vocals. The album highlights Lang at the peak of his musical journey, as one of Australia’s most inspired musicians. Jeff Lang will be joined by special guests Lucky Oceans.

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Event Details

Saturday 10th June: Fly By Night Musicians Club | 8pm – 11pm | $29.50 from here | Event details here.

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Tickets for both much-anticipated shows will sell out quick, so get in early to avoid disappointment. The Fly By Night Club has cemented itself as one of Fremantle’s top live music venues, with over 30 years of gigs to prove it. If you haven’t checked out its new location on High Street in the heart of Freo, make sure you get along to one of these huge Aussie performances.

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