Busker HoF 31 – Lee Nelson Interview

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Episode Notes:

Comments: Lee Nelson sometimes gets referred to as the Icelandic correspondent for the busking world, which in one sense is true, but his journey started long before he decided to buy a one-way ticket to Iceland to see what would happen and has encompassed a lot more than Street Performing since his arrival in Reykjavik.

Australia, South Africa and Iceland have all shaped what Lee Nelson brings to the pitch both in terms of the character he presents and the way he delivers material. The environment certainly informed the individual, but it takes a special kind of performer to decide to fly across the world and push through failure to reach success.

But success in one venue doesn’t necessarily equate to success in all venues and this interview explores the journey Lee has taken from when he first learned close-up magic to to taking a brand new show to the streets of South Africa to becoming the head of the largest independent arts organization in Iceland!

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2 Responses to Busker HoF 31 – Lee Nelson Interview

  1. checkerhead says:

    I love the notion of buying a one-way ticket to the other side of the world and then making it work through trial and error. What a great journey! Thanks for sharing!

  2. captainspatula@hotmail.com says:

    Love the return of the Bio-interview format!
    Great interview with Wally!
    Always inspiring to hear interviews with performers who walk the line between decent and indecent and still be good enough to make a career!
    Great job to Linsey as well! Keep them coming David!

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