Brendon Walmsley

Snowy River in Toowoomba

Posted on 27-02-2007

When three times Golden Guitar winner Brendon Walmsley heard of the Toowoomba Show Society's plans to produce The Man From Snowy River Arena Spectacular, he leapt at the chance of being part of bringing this iconic Australian poem to life.

I was brought up on the works of Banjo Patterson," recalls Brendon. My grandfather and mother read me the poems as a boy which gave me my deep appreciation of the bush and it's wonderful characters. You can't get a story any more Australian than The Man From Snowy River. The triumph of the underdog. That's what being Australian is all about!"

Brendon admits he's really looking forward to working on a production of this scale. "The centre ring at the showgrounds is the biggest stage I've ever worked on, and the community involvement is just phenomenol! It's a real privilege to work alongside the local riders, actors, musicians and dancers as well as those behind the scenes in this community based event.