Magic Men Australia’s Eli chatted with Powerjournalist Markos Papadatos about being an artist in Australia, creating digital content, and he shared his love for electronic dance music (EDM).
NBA superstar Michael Jordan once said, “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you hit a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Find out how to climb it, cross it or go around it. Eli from “Magic Men Australia” is an individual, role model and performer who exemplifies this inspirational “Air Jordan” quote.
Born in Australia, Eli revealed that his mother is Italian and his father is Scottish. He performs for “Magic Men Australia” at their popular Melbourne venue.
On being part of the cast and family of ‘Magic Men Australia’, he exclaimed: ‘It feels good. I started off using my real name, Andy, then after a while I realized that having both a modeling career and a Magic Men career didn’t mix very well. . Having a pseudonym was helpful, hence the name Eli.
“I started ‘Magic Men Australia’ about six years ago when I was 20,” he recalls.
As a performer, model and content creator in the digital age (at a time when technology, social media and streaming are so pervasive), Eli said, “This is a great opportunity for growth in terms of growth of your business or your brand, whether it is personal growth or professional growth. You see with Will Parfitt he really made his mark outside of ‘Magic Men Australia’. Thanks to the digital age, the opportunities for expansion and growth are enormous. I hope to do ‘Magic Men Australia’ for years to come.
He had big words for veteran performer Ceaser Smith. “The reason Ceaser is so good is because he is such a nice guy. Ceaser is maybe one of the nicest guys in the team, he really cares about everyone” , Eli said.
“Sean Wepener is also really good, I’ve done a few shows with him and it’s really fun to work with him,” Eli admitted. “The vast majority of the performers on ‘Magic Men Australia’ are all really nice people and they’re really cool.”
Regarding his daily motivations, Eli remarked, “Initially, my path this year was to earn a lot of money, as well as buying two cars and saving up to buy a house. Financially, those were my goals. In addition, I was a referee for football, which was my other occupation before “Magic Men Australia”. Before, I played a lot of football, but I became a referee, which I have been doing since I was 14 years old.
“Once I made the transition from topless waiter to stripper for ‘Magic Men Australia’ it was a huge kick in my life so I decided to put in more energy and time in this way, so I put all my energy into this review,” he added.
For young and aspiring artists and content creators, he said, “Don’t get smothered for making the content you’re trying to create perfect. Don’t worry if it has to be 100% perfect or not, or think it has to get a certain number of views to be post-worthy, because that will stop you from posting anyway.
“The best thing is to post and improve from there,” he added. “Authenticity is important. Letting your audience know on social media that you are authentic with them is key to having a good audience that responds well to everything you post.
Under the title of the current chapter of his life, Eli replied, “Mayhem”.
Eli is a big fan of the electronic dance music (EDM) scene and enjoys attending gigs in this genre. “My favorite part of electronic dance music would have to be the energy and feeling you get when listening to it. These days I’ve been going to music events and festivals, and when I listen to music now, it always brings back those memories of going to those festivals. Music always brings me back to good times,” he explained, emphasizing the nostalgic value of the genre.
Eli agreed that in electronic dance music shows there is a sense of euphoria in venues, and rightly so.
If Eli were to have a superpower, he noted that it would be “flying”. “My choice of superpower changes day by day,” he said.
He listed the “breaststroke” as his favorite swimming stroke, and in the world of athletics, Eli chose the 800-meter and 1,500-meter races as his favorite events. “I grew up doing athletics, it’s my bread and butter,” he said. “I was really good at running long distances.”
“The beauty of the breaststroke, for me, is that it was a difficult stroke to learn, so it took me a while to learn it. I used to be good at every other stroke except breaststroke, which kept me from reaching a higher level in that age group, but when I mastered it, breaststroke ended up become my favorite shot in sports. It involves a lot of technique,” he added.
Eli defined the word success as “when you have achieved the desired result”. “When you’ve set a goal and achieved it, that’s what success is to me,” he said.
For dedicated ‘Magic Men Australia’ fans and supporters, Eli concluded, “Thank you for the love and support. Love always comes back to you. I love the support I get from the fans I have, and I look forward to trying to get that message out to them a bit more with my social media in the future.
To learn more about “Magic Men Australia” and their Melbourne artists, check out the official website by clicking here.