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How amazing is that!

30 Apr 2019

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By Rosanna Maccarrone

The “Illusionaire Magic” show runs like clock work every Saturday at 7.30pm at the Mission to Seafarers in Flinders St, Docklands.

But on April 6, 10 minutes before show time, its sound person, AJ (Aaron) Sherwood, received a life-changing phone call. 

With apprehension on his face, he approached Sam Angelico (Illusionist and proprietor of the show) and said:  “I’ve got some really bad news.”

Taken aback Sam asked: “What’s happened?”

AJ replied: “I’ve got to go ... I’ve got to go like right NOW! My wife, Lucy, has just gone into labour ... I’ve got to take her to hospital.”

Now picture this: All the patrons have arrived, eager and in anticipation to see the magic show and are waiting to be seated.  The sound person is essential to the show. It’s like ballet – it has to have music.

At this point, the only possible solution appeared to be cancelling the show. Previous sound technicians were called to no avail.

AJ called a friend: “Mate, can you come and cover me at my job?” and in 10 minutes his true (but unqualified) mate arrives.

Daniel Tanner appears as if from nowhere. Apparently he lives just up the road and around the corner. What are the chances? He lives next door to Southern Cross Station. 

Apparently Lucy was visiting Daniel’s wife when her waters broke. 

Daniel, who works as a disabled carer by day, learned to be a sound tech in less than 10 minutes.

He’d never done anything like this before. He followed the running sheet, remembered cues, took instructions from the performers and the adrenaline was pumping.

Thankfully, the patrons were very understanding, all agreeing: “When the baby comes, the baby comes.”

At 7.45pm the show was back on track and everything went ahead without a hitch! Daniel was just amazing and hit all the right notes. He was offered a job!

The Sherwoods had a beautiful healthy baby boy. They named him Atticas. He came into the world on the same birthday as his mother.

How amazing is that!

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