Inspired by the Writer/Director Quentin Tarantino, A Cat named Joe, Chuck Habit, Link Rumble & K Billy, a bunch of musicians from Melbourne formed The Tarantinos based on their fascination with the incredible eclectic soundtracks accompanying his films.
They play the best known, (and some lesser known) songs from the films Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, From Dusk Till Dawn, Kill Bill, Death Proof, Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained.
The Tarantinos embody all the hard hitting style of the films of which they play the soundtracks using audio samples from the films, sharp costumes and an attitude to match.
The Tarantinos bring their musical versatility and high energy to play various musical genres such as surf, blues, country, soul, rock & spaghetti western that accompany the films that have inspired them for many years. Classics like Misirlou, Surf Rider, Little Green Bag, Son of a Preacher Man, Stuck in the Middle, Girl You’ll be a Woman Soon and Chick Habit are just a few of the amazing selection The Tarantinos have to offer in their always growing repertoire of songs from these amazing cult films.
It’s understandably difficult to pull together a coherent picture of a man whose career has taken in everything from the ground-breaking experimental punktonica of Sydney mid-‘80s noiseniks Thug to the lilting, dark country of his recent material with the Dark Horses.
From the hard edged pub rock of the Beasts Of Bourbon’s, a snarling slice of filthy pub rock to the evocative soundscapes of The Cruel Sea, whose extraordinary 1991 single ‘This Is Not The Way Home’ placed Perkins’ world-weary growl in a new musical context and heralded the emergence of an entirely original yet archetypically Australian sound.
Then there’s the Tex, Don & Charlie albums, which saw Perkins joining forces with the legendary Don Walker, Cold Chisel’s pianist and master songwriter and son of the Clarence Valley, and Charlie Owen, previously Australia’s best kept musical secret.
Now is Tex’s exciting new (and long overdue) band with Matt Walker (The Fat Rubber Band). It’s a blues swamp-groove kinda thing that’s a little reminiscent of some of the things in Tex’s back catalogue. Many new originals inhabit the setlist, but see them now while they still have to flesh out the set with a few Cruel Sea covers!