The story goes that every Saturday morning, the household of Perry Keyes would be filled with music. While his grandmother did the housework, the likes of Ray Charles and Rob Orbison would spill out onto the streets.
A musical future was arguably a given and at the age of twelve the budding singer-songwriter bought his first guitar at the local pawn stop. One week later he had written his first song.
In 1989 he formed The Stolen Holdens, a band largely inspired by The Clash and Elvis Costello, but by the early ’90s they faded away. Roll on 2003 and Perry re-emerged as a solo artist.
The ‘Great Divide Tour’ is a chance to enjoy old favourites and a taste of the new. The Eastern, Ballarat – July 22.