Rooftop Ex­press hopes to im­press Monto

Central and North Burnett Times - - MONTO SHOW -

FOR the first time, the fa­mous Rooftop Ex­press per­for­mance act will ap­pear at the 2017 Monto Show as one of the main at­trac­tions on Satur­day night.

The Rooftop Ex­press show prides it­self on pay­ing homage to primary in­dus­tries and show­ing how the bush will con­tinue to pros­per in mod­ern Aus­tralia.

A run­away suc­cess through­out Aus­tralia, the show fea­tures David Man­chon, for­merly a lead per­former in the Aus­tralian Out­back Spec­tac­u­lar.

He has also worked as a presenter for Net­work 10’s To­tally Wild and Toasted TV, among many other ap­pear­ances.

Mr Man­chon uses his bush-based en­ter­tain­ment ex­pe­ri­ence to lead horses, bulls, bikes and more in a show of en­ter­tain­ing stunts and skits around the fa­mous Rooftop Ex­press truck.

Though the show has be­come pop­u­lar across the na­tion, Mr Man­chon said it was the true blue coun­try towns like Monto they worked hard­est to im­press.

“We have never been to Monto and we’re re­ally ex­cited about be­ing there in front of all the good horse peo­ple and cat­tle peo­ple from that coun­try,” Mr Man­chon said.

“They’ve got a fea­ture breed, be­ing the brah­man, at this show and we use them in our show, so it’s great that we can be a part of that and join in the cel­e­bra­tion of the brah­man breed.”

The Rooftop Ex­press has trav­elled from Ho­bart to Bris­bane but the dif­fer­ence with Monto would be its in­formed au­di­ence, Mr Man­chon said.

With a crowd ex­pected to in­clude a lot of peo­ple who live and work with live­stock and un­der­stand the bush, it keeps the per­form­ers en­gaged in a way they don’t quite get with city au­di­ences.

“They’re the peo­ple we re­ally want recog­ni­tion from be­cause they’re our peers,” Mr Man­chon said.

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BUSH STUNTS: Rooftop Ex­press has per­formed all across Aus­tralia.

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