A Kiss From An Ape


Fresh back from a tour of Europe in support of a self-titled 2013 album release, Tex Perkin’s new outfit, The Ape, is set to rock WA for the very first time. Featuring Raul Sanchez (Magic Dirt), Gus Agars (The Dark Horses) and the stylish Pat Bourke (bass/piano), the outfit is led by long-time ape enthusiast Perkins, who straps on a rarely-before seen electric guitar for some sonic grunt-and-swing.

Joining The Ape for the tour will be local rock’n’roll glittertati, KISStake, mainly because it makes for a fascinating gig poster. The foursome are re-imagined as Gene Simian, Paul Panzee, Ape Frehley and Cheeta Criss for these shows, which will also star The Painkillers.

Catch The Ape, KISStake and The Painkillers (plus a special opening guest each night) on Friday, August 22, at the Astor Lounge, and Saturday, August 23, at Mojo’s. Tickets are $25 (plus booking fee) from and


Tex Perkins & The Ape, eminently Kissable