The new Show Support website contains a Memorials section for dearly departed Crew Members.
In a sad quarter for SHS Ops and Crew, two well known and popular Showies, Daniel Avis and Graham Staples, were lost to the Great Gig in the Sky.
Show Support Crew Members take comfort in the knowledge that the valued contribution our Fallen Brethren made inspires a new generation of Showies to perfect their craft, to honour those who forged the road before them, and to resolutely carry the torch of SHS Achievement far into the future.
May Daniel and Graham both Rest In Peace Eternal and revel in perpetuity with Showies who’ve passed before them.
Show Support wishes to express condolences to the friends and family of Daniel Avis, an awesome guy and solid member of the SHS family who could be seen regularly driving MR gigs around Sydney.
Despite his woes, Daniel worked until the last minute like the trooper he was.
Daniel’s acute intellect enabled him to perceive the true nature of a situation, yet, with real magnanimity of spirit, he would never stoop to expose people’s ulterior motives or attempts at denial. Rather, Daniel would smile politely and rise above such matters, borne aloft by his good nature and grand sense of humour. In this way, Daniel would cut through the pretence and just get on with the job.
Daniel’s honesty, humility and reliability made a positive impact on the world around him.
We wish Daniel Avis well, a fun DJ, true champion and devoted father who loved reggae music and good jokes.
Go Forth and Prosper, Daniel Avis, with the full blessings of Show Support!
Show Support pays respects to Graham Staples, a long term Crew Member of Perth Show Support.
SHS Ops always found Graham to be polite and a pleasure to talk to, regardless of whether it was a stressful moment onsite or a relaxed ten-minute chat. He will be remembered as an experienced worker who spoke with a distinctive drawl and signed off his sentences with a friendly chuckle. Graham accepted 99% of shifts offered to him, an excellent character trait, and usually messaged back, “Ok thanks Gra.” Show Support was shocked to hear of the passing of ‘a real trooper with a lively persona and an unchanging can-do attitude.’
Perth Operations Manager, Adrian Lindh, is likewise sad to lose such a great friend and loyal worker, having known Graham for over seven years. No matter what gig, even with no transport in faraway places, Graham would always be there. He would turn up with a smile and a perfectly timed joke, usually a witty retort to another Crew Member’s ribbing. Everyone liked Graham, the master of ‘dad jokes.’
Graham will be missed on both the east and west coasts for his uniquely Australian contribution to Show Support.