Rooftop Express hopes to impress Monto
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.
BUSH STUNTS: Rooftop Express has performed all across Australia.