Macca and his Gumboot band will play at Twin Towns on Australia Day.
Macca and his Gumboot band will play at Twin Towns on Australia Day. Contributed

Macca to bring gumboot band to Twin Towns on Australia Day

AUSTRALIA All Over star Ian "Macca" McNamara will spend Australia Day performing with his Gumboot Band and musical mate Digger Revell at Twin Towns Services Club.

The popular Sunday radio host is no stranger to the Tweed previously performing at Twin Towns about five years ago.

Don't let the name confuse you, you'd be lucky to spot the band in gumboots.

"I wear them but they won't wear them," Macca said.

"They can be uncomfortable wearing them all day... does something to your back."

One of the groups most catchy and popular songs is the Gumboot Song, it's about the devastating floods 2011 floods in Queensland.

Macca said he had fond memories of the Tweed and had lasting memories of one special man in particular, Gilbert Bennion, the last First World War veteran in the Tweed who died at age 105.

"He used to call up the show sometimes," he said.

"He was really interesting."

The show will be full of lots of music from rock'n'roll to pop as well as video of the band's time on the road.

Snippets of the radio show will also tell stories the audience would not usually hear.

"I'm hoping to get to talk to the audience," he said.

"I like performing and meeting people it's what I do."

The Australia Day show is set to be a great night out and Macca said he'd try to be even more Australian if it was possible.

"I've been trying to think how I can make it more Australian," he said.

"Maybe I should walk out with a cork hat."

The show will start at 9pm (8pm Qld) at Twin Town Services Club.

Tickets are $39 and can be booked by calling 1800 014 014.



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