To many people around the world, The Magic Circle is the most famous magic club in the world. Members include, or have included, David Copperfield, Paul Daniels, Dynamo and Prince Charles and me…. [Read More]
You already know your wedding day is one of the most special days of your life. Friends, family and work colleagues all gather together to be a part of it. You may want entertainment for everyone. What do wedding magicians offer?
Everything adds to the enjoyment and thrill of your big day. Wedding magicians should do that too. But how? Here are some questions you may have:… [Read More]
- If you have never had to hire a magician before, and even if you have, there are things to be aware of before committing to hiring one.
Does expensive guarantee good quality of service? Should you stay away from cheapness?
Here are the top 5 reasons why you should not base your decision on price alone:… [Read More]
Last Saturday I was booked as the magician for two events. I made two women cry at each event within the space of two hours… and they both thanked me! Maybe I should elaborate…
Derren Brown’s recent show ‘Miracle’ in London was absolutely amazing. By the time I experienced it, he had been there for a few months, performing sell-out shows every night to around 1,400 people. The whole show was incredible. Derren is a remarkable performer and the audience loved him and the show.
One of the highlights of the show is his performance of Russian Roulette. I am not at liberty to explain his routine (or how he did it) but it involves a nail and some bags. The audience was transfixed by it, which was helped by what preceded the routine!… [Read More]
Very often I am asked by potential clients if I can visit them so they can see me do live magic before making a decision on whether to book me. While I have done so for a couple of high profile events where there was literally an audition process, it is not best done…. [Read More]
Last month I was able to perform at The Magic Castle in Hollywood. When you think of somewhere that would be the mecca for magic, most people will think of Las Vegas. For me, it’s The Magic castle in Hollywood.
While Las Vegas conjures up the names of David Copperfield, Penn & Teller and Siegfried & Roy, it is The Magic Castle where the audience can experience magic close up and personal…. [Read More]
An experienced magician was asked by a young magician about what made a great act.
The experienced magician took a jar and poured in some golf balls.
“Is the jar full?” He asked?
“Yes” replied the young magician.
The experienced magician then took some small pebbles and poured them into the jar, filling the spaces in between the golf balls.
“Is the jar full now?, he asked…. [Read More]
Something very important happened in America on Wednesday that should cause shockwaves through the entertainment industry. Did Miley Cyrus cover herself up? Did Kim Kardashian do something of note? No. Mat Franco, a close up magician, won America’s Got Talent.
This is of huge importance for a few reasons.
At the beginning of September, I flew out to China after being invited to perform and lecture at the 2nd International Festival of Magic in Beijing. With around 40 stage magicians, illusionists and close up magicians booked from around the world, it was incredible experience and a chance to catch up with friends made over the years from USA to Australia and many congeries in between.
I performed one of my own creations that enabled me to communicate with the audience in Chinese without saying a word! Magic is a truly universal art form. Despite me not being able to speak Chinese (except for counting up to three) the audience were fully able to appreciate each effect. “Oooooooh” and “Aaaaaaah” and “Huuuuuuh” sound the same in any language…. [Read More]