The Chopper & Hammer Show is coming to the Sunshine Coast and is sure to be something different! Get up close and personal with Australia’s most notorious criminal, Mark Brandon “Chopper” Read and his long term bodyguard, Mark “Hammer” Dixon while they regale you with tales of their somewhat sordid adventures.
Chopper Read is the son of a strict Seventh Day Adventist mother and a war stressed soldier who slept with a loaded gun at his side. Bullied at school, he grew up dreaming of revenge, determined to be the toughest in any company. He became a crime commando who terrorised drug dealers, pimps, thieves and armed robbers on the streets and in jail - but boasts he never hurt an innocent member of the public. From street fighter to standover man, gunman to underworld executioner, he has been earmarked for death a dozen times but has lived to tell the tale. And telling tales is now what Chopper calls his “second life” and he proves crime pays by stealing the show here too with ten best selling crime books, a children’s book, music CDs and a string of paid personal appearances and media interviews.
Chopper’s bodyguard, Mark “Hammer” Dixon accompanies Chopper on stage and has his own share of tales to tell. From a bullied private school boy, Hammer has come a long way to be a talented boxer, kick boxer, career bouncer and personal bodyguard to some of Australia’s most notorious characters. In March 2003, Mark Dixon threw himself in the line of a blow from a claw hammer aimed at Chopper and then neutralized the attacker. This not only resulted in his nickname, “Hammer” but also secured his position as Chopper’s full time bodyguard and one of his most trusted allies.
One thing is certain about this show - it will be interesting to say the least! Chopper and Hammer have led lives which most of us only ever read about. Tickets for the Chopper and Hammer Show can be purchased for $30 from Tewantin-Noosa RSL and you can catch Chopper and Hammer in the Diggers Bar at 8pm on Saturday 28th January. Tickets are limited so book early to ensure you are not disappointed!
Chop, chop and get your tickets for Chopper & Hammer!
Tewantin Noosa RSL Club, Tewantin
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