The Oral History program provides personal recollections of careers in film, TV, radio or recorded sound.
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Singer, musician and songwriter Greg `Tex’ Perkins is known for his solo records as well as fronting The Cruel Sea and performing with bands like Beasts of Bourbon.
He discusses his start in music in the 1980s in Brisbane’s Tex Deadly & the Dum Dums and his memories of historic Brisbane venues like Cloudlands. He talks about his bands Beasts of Bourbon, The Cruel Sea, Thug, Ladyboyz, Tex Don & Charlie, and T&T with Tim Rogers, as well as his solo work with the Dark Horses.
In this excerpt he explains how he came to join The Cruel Sea, first as lighting designer and then as singer: