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Paul Shirley
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Hello Ladies and Gentlemen.

Just wanted to introduce myself Smile

My name is Paul, Im 35 and I live in Melbourne, Australia.

I make my full time living as a musician.... playing live around the many great bars/clubs here in Melbourne.

My interest in Magic started 30 years ago in England, where I was born, with The Paul Daniels Show Smile
At the time... collecting and learning all the tricks he sold to the general public.

Upon moving to Oz, and as my interest in music grew, my interest in magic waned somewhat.... until recently, upon discovering Derren Brown.... which lead me to Andy Nyman.... Luke Jermay... Banachek .... Kenton Knepper etc..

My passion has been restored and I have spent the last year or so 'brushing up on my chops'.... and performing my 'new tricks' in between sets at my music gigs Smile

I am here to learn and contribute as much as I can, and I look forward to the many inspiring conversations
I am sure I will have with some of you wonderful people.

See you at the Café' ... first round is on me.

Paul
Veneficus Cruor
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Orange, Texas
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Welcome =D
Success is going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiam.
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Paul Shirley
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Thanks MagicMatt777. Good to be here.
stoneunhinged
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Welcome Paul. First round is on you? No, mate...first round is on ME. Be my guest:

:stout:

And one for me:

:stout:
Justin Style
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Hello, I'm Justin Style. Welcome to the Café!

Ever hear of a show called Tuna Wranglers? Comes from Lincoln Bay. I just saw a episode this weekend. Amazing! Or what about the movie, Muriel's Wedding?
themagiciansapprentice
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Wow a lot of good background.

Welcome to the Magic Café.

What is your Favourite trick? Prefered audience?
Have wand will travel! Performing children's magic in the UK for Winter 2014 and Spring 2015.
Paul Shirley
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Melbourne, Australia
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Thanks stoneunhinged! Smile

A very warm welcome indeed.
Paul Shirley
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Hi Justin. Thank you for the welcome note.

I've not heard of tuna wranglers? Will look it up. Muriel's wedding on the other hand.... was a big film here.
Chappo
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Bris Vegas
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Another Aussie magician!!! Fantastic!!! Smile

But he's not in Brisbane... not so fantastic Smile

Anyway, have a flat white on me mate. Smile
The rules of a sleight of hand artist, Are three, and all others are vain,

The 1st & the 2nd are practice... And the 3rd one is practice again


- 'Magic of the Hands', Edward Victor (1940)
Paul Shirley
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Hi themagiciansapprentice, thank you for the welcome.

Yeah, certainly has been an interest for a long time. Wish I had been actually practicing all these years!

My favorite tricks that I am using at the moment are: Killer elite pro, Hollow, Beyond ESP2 and WOW. Along with a deck of cards and an ultragaff deck... Im good to go! Smile

I have just ordered Sanctuary 2 along with Reflections and a magnum wallet from Outlaw Effects.
I have a feeling I am going to love these.

I am also using my own production and presentation of the old okito doll/Voodoo doll effect.
Such a simple trick but gets an amazing reaction.

I play music in live venues 6 nights a week... and quite often do tricks for people in between sets.
So, I guess that's my audience Smile Any one who loves magic and wants to watch really.
Have done needle through arm on stage a couple of times at my music gigs..as a 'Body Piercing' presentation. Great shock value.

What are your favorite tricks at the moment??

Thanks again for your warm welcome mate. See around the Café.
Paul Shirley
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G'day Chappo Smile

In Brisbane a couple of times a year. You guys have it good up there!!!

Great to hear from you mate.

Paul
themagiciansapprentice
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Hi Paul,

my favourite trick for kidshows is "silver sceptre" because of the reaction from the children and my patter which is getting a lot better. (For six months I wouldn't use this prop, but since changing the elastic it's got me hooked.)

for adults ( and my friends little boys) it's a hot rod, and "questionable trick" using coins from Greg Wilson's dvd.

using cards I like Double lifts
Have wand will travel! Performing children's magic in the UK for Winter 2014 and Spring 2015.
Dr. TORA
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Hi Paul,
Welcome to our beautiful Café. As you have noticed it is one of a kind;unique.Absolutely the best the best place about magic ever.You will find this as a invaluable source that you can not buy even with money. The people are so friendly as well as being helpful.The Café is such a the unique place for Magic. It is ever expanding and has nearly 36.000 members throughout the world. It will make a great contribution to your magic perspective. Do not forget to post often. You will find many new friends and many new ideas here. I predict you will like the Café.Please grab a chair and begin to type your next post while you have a cup of strong Turkish coffee on my bill.
We are glad that you have joined us.
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Paul Shirley
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Cheers Tora,

I LOVE turkish coffee!

Paul Smile
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