MMF 2022 Performer Spotlight: Braydon J. Taylor

Right now, the spotlight is on charming local Melbourne magician Braydon J Taylor. Often found performing / busking on the streets of Melbourne and making special appearances at local markets, this year he brings his exciting upcoming show “(Wannabe) Overnight Sensation” to MMF audiences…wanna learn more? (of course you do!)

Describe your show in 3 words: Awkward, Exciting, Hilarious 

Tell us (briefly) how you got started in magic?
I got started in magic 15 years ago, with the cliché story of my grandparents buying me a magic kit, and me becoming absolutely OBSESSED with magic and showing everyone in my family all of the little tricks from the box. From there, my passion & magic knowledge grew, I started watching street performers from all over the world, which inspired me to become a street performer myself!

Without giving too much away, what can audiences expect from your show?
If you’ve ever seen one of those movies where a guy climbs out of a time machine, runs up to the first person he sees & asks “excuse me, what year is it?” and then runs around looking all confused about the new technology, cars & other things he sees? Think that – but a magic show.

How did you come up with your show name – is it your goal to become an overnight sensation (or are you one already)?
I’m by no means an “overnight sensation”, nor do I particularly want to be. The name of my show – (Wannabe) Overnight Sensation came from the 2020 COVID lockdown – the year where performers lost the ability to express themselves in front of a live audience, and instead had to build from the ground up on social media – some of which, became overnight sensations… I however, did not.

What or who are your influences?
My influences in terms of my whole performing career are my friends, mentors & my environment. 

Sounds like Braydon has a lot of talent and magical content to show to his audiences! I know you don’t wanna miss out on tickets, so catch “(Wannabe) Overnight Sensation” from July 5th – 9th at The Cardini Cabaret – Arrow Hub, 488 Swanston Street, Melbourne. Tickets are available here.

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