Surf Music In Paradise – featuring Tex Perkins, Murray Patterson and Phil Jamieson in Bali.
Last week from September 6 to 11 Tex Perkins and his surf guitarist cohort Murray Patterson and Grinspoon front man – Phil Jamieson played six shows in seven days at – S-Resorts Hidden Valley, Bali.
The weeklong series of epic performances was indeed the fourth chapter in the now established Surf Music in Paradise series.
Previous instalments have featured Donovan Frankenreiter, http://www.theperfectwave.com.au/blog/maldives/pumping-waves-and-epic-live-concerts-at-kandooma-resort-maldives/
Tex and Murray http://www.theperfectwave.com.au/blog/maldives/surf-music-in-paradise-tex-perkins-in-the-maldives/
and Pete Murray all hosted by Kandooma Resort, The Maldives.
This was The Perfect Wave’s initial series hosted by our first S-Resort at Hidden Valley in Bali.
Tex and Murray kicked proceedings off on Tuesday evening after dinner on the lush lawns of S Resorts playing a highly entertaining solid hour long set that included a few classic “Beasts” tracks “Psycho” included, plenty like “Word to come” from The Dark Horses, and an entertaining cover of Kiss’s “I was made for loving you” for good measure.
Phil rocked the same venue the following evening, playing a similar length set consisting off some Grinspoon classics like “ No Reason” “ Sweat as sugar” and too many solo newbie’s to mention.
The daily pattern in paradise was set.
Guests would surf The nearby breaks of the World famous Bukit peninsula by day, or cruise by the pool with family and reconvene before sunset for dinner and the musical performances.
What a way to spend the day!
The shows themselves are by design, cosy, intimate affairs with limited numbers to ensure they are once in a lifetime experiences.
The week continued with each musician upping the ante every show.
Tex and Murray played an amazing set of completely fresh material including some popular Cash classics up in the main bar/restaurant area on Thursday, and Phil moved over to the incredibly beautiful private Lambungs for a very special show on Friday evening.
The whole week the surf pumped.
Some guests including Phil’s children took learn to surf lessons with our experienced surf guides, others partook in morning yoga sessions, whilst some enjoyed a relaxing sleep in and late breakfast.
The beauty of Bali is that it can be anything to anyone.
The proximity of S Resort Hidden Valley to not only the Bukit surf breaks, but to the East Coast Rights and or family day trips to Seminyak, The Safari Park, Waterslide Park etc is so convenient.
You actually bypass much of the downtown Kuta/Airport region traffic much of the time.
In the coming months stay tuned for announcements regarding next year’s “Surf Music In Paradise” S Resorts line up. Aussie singer songwriter Pete Murray is rumoured to be locking in dates, as to are Euro surf band Sunset Sons. We will keep you posted.
Meantime if you’re in the mood for a quick, inexpensive stay in Bali in extremely close proximity to the Bukit’s jewels don’t look further than S-Resorts, Hidden Valley. http://www.theperfectwave.com.au/surf-trips/bali/uluwatu/hidden-valley-resort-bali
Words Ben Horvath.
Photos courtesy Murray Fraser of sproutdaily.com