Bruce was born in Broken Hill in 1948 and was employed as a shift worker in the Broken Hill Mines until 1993.
I first met Bruce Slater in 1985 when he played in a Broken Hill band called "Silver Wings", one of three bands in which Bruce played over the years.
Always one to donate his spare time to various organizations, Bruce became an active member of Broken Hill's first country music club back in 1972. His love for country music and his dedication finds Bruce still involved today with the West Darling Country Music Association, where Bruce performs at most monthly musters.
Bruce also supports every country music dog fight in town no matter where, or who may be playing he will always be there. As a keen songwriter, Bruce writes a fine song but being a quiet achiever, he is always too busy supporting others to promote his own work.
In 1992 Bruce took part in a fundraising barrow-push from Broken Hill to Tamworth to aid the Royal Flying Doctor Service, during this time Bruce was not only a "walker" but also performed at the many venues along the way before reaching Tamworth some weeks later to attend the Country Music Festival. Not to mention how he kept the rest of us entertained through the long hard days of flies and heat, which often soared above 40 degrees.
Nobody deserves success more than Bruce.
Sandy and I wish him all the best with this debut album.
Dennis Crombie (Words from Bruce's CD Cover)
Contacts:-Ph 08 8087 3963
More information later.
Bruce at Hugo's Place Dec 2004
Bruce at Barmera June 2005
Pictures by I Fisk
Bruce has a 14 track CD produced by Nev Molloy, NCM Recordings, Broken Hill
Contact Bruce for details.