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Two years ago a phone call in a very Irish brogue from Will Creedon, Manager of Harrigans Irish Pub in the Hunter Valley Vineyards changed Bruce McCumstie’s life dramatically.

Bruce had relocated to the Hunter Valley NSW from Queensland in 1999 and began performing in many venues throughout NSW.

Bruce is always about country music and whenever possible all Australian Music which features in his production show ‘Throw the Billy On’.
So where did Bruce get to? Why isn’t he on the club circuit any more?

Performing All Australian music all the time was just a dream until that phone call from Harrigans – ‘could he do his All Australian Show ‘Throw the Billy On’ for Harrigans?’
‘Sure – I’ll get my dairy, when did you want it?’ was Bruce’s response.
‘All the time – every week day!’ Will replied wholeheartedly.

TWO YEARS LATER – ‘Throw the Billy On’ is still resident lunchtime every weekday at Harrigans Irish Pub, Broke Road - Pokolbin in the beautiful Hunter Valley Vineyards.

‘Throw the Billy On’ is about to take its very first break to showcase at the 2007 Tamworth Country Music Festival.

Along with Bruce’s solo tribute to the great Willie Nelson ‘Stardust’ his two shows will be an evening feature of the Coco-Cola Hands of Fame Park.

The shows are kindly sponsored by Harrigans Irish Pub and Hunter Valley Gardens and supported by Coca-Cola, Rural Press Events and Capital News.

‘Nelson and Mac – Back to Back’
Two great shows in one! ‘Throw the Billy On’ and ‘Stardust’ a very personal musical journey through the life and music of the great Willie Nelson.
With a voice that is often mistaken for Willie himself Bruce’s presentation has been applauded by many fans as the best there is!

Sat 20 Coca-Cola Hands of Fame Park 7pm – 9pm FREE SHOW
Sun 21 Coca-Cola Hands of Fame Park 7pm – 9pm FREE SHOW
Mon 22 Coca-Cola Hands of Fame Park 7pm – 9pm FREE SHOW
Tue 23 Coca-Cola Hands of Fame Park 7pm – 9pm FREE SHOW
Wed 24 Coca-Cola Hands of Fame Park 7pm – 9pm FREE SHOW
Fr 26 Coca-Cola Hands of Fame Park 7pm – 9pm FREE SHOW
Sat 27 Coca-Cola Hands of Fame Park 7pm – 9pm FREE SHOW
For more information: Bev McCumstie 0412 597789
Bruce has resigned as a host of Horseshoe Bend Roundup.  Bruce was one of the founders of HBR and provided a huge amount of support over the years.  Click here for more info Tamworth Ragepage would like to wish Bruce all the best in his future endeavours.
Harrigans Irish Pub Pokolbin Hunter Valley NSW
Bruce McCumstie Show 'Throw the Billy On" Daily - Free Monday - Friday 12.30 - 2.30pm
Go along and enjoy the free fun- Aussie songs, stories and even a little bush poetry
Bruce presents "Stardust"
the music of Willie Nelson
Travis Collins and Bruce McCumstie congratulate Kirsty Akers her for winning the young Australian
singer/songwriter that will take her to Nashville USA
Bruce is one of the Host at the
Horseshoe Bend Roundup
The “Horseshoe Bend Roundup” was originally the concept of local country recording artists Alby Pool, Rob Wilson and Bruce McCumstie, to provide a night for both established and emerging country artists from the Hunter Valley and Central Coast with an emphasis on fostering the amazing group of young country performers who come from in and around Newcastle. Each week these three performers, assisted by Donella Plane take a turn in hosting the night and introducing other performers and special guests.

Every week highlights a special guest and over the past two and a half years that the night has been going this has included great performers and favourites such as 2004 Starmaker Winner Travis Collins and 2004 Golden Guitar Winners Sara Storer (record total of 7!), Adam Harvey (Male Vocalist) and “Bella” (Vocal Group of the Year) both as a group and individually “– Karen O’Shea, Lyn Bowtell and Kate Ballantyne. There has also been a myriad of other guests including internationals Catherine Britt, Bill Chambers (Casey’s dad and guitarist) along with Johnny Green (Blues Cowboys) plus many many more too numerous to mention
Bruce McCumstie, Michael King and Alby Pool
(Photo Courtesy of Dick Marriott)
Bruce and Rob Wilson
Tamworth Festival 2003
Nemingah and more

Photos courtesy of Bev McCumstie
Bruce McCumstie & Friends at Nemingah
Bruce McCumstie, Troy Cassar-Daley and Daniel Conway
Bruce McCumstie and Trop Cassar-Daley (The Pub)
Juzzie and Fan
Troy Cassar-Daley
Dale Hooper and Bruce McCumstie (Dale Hooper also 
appeared at Nemingah with Bruce.)
Doug and Bruce's son Craig McCumstie-Ryan
Print out and have the memories