November 25th, 2013
Corporate Entertainment in Henley
Corporate entertainment is about to hit full swing at this time of year. Magicians at corporate events will be as prolific as the canapes from Iceland! Magical entertainment is very popular as we provide a great way to start the party atmosphere and get everyone talking, as well as providing further entertainment during the evening in the form of table magic and Corporate stand up magic at the end of the evening.
Earlier this year I was hired by Corporate Project Solutions (CPS) who are based in Marlow, to entertain their wonderful staff aboard the New Orleans of Hobbs of Henley. It was a magicial experience for me as well, as the Henley Festival was on, so we got to hear some of the great classical music on the stage and see some of the unusual acts that perform at the festival.
- Magic aboard the New Orleans in Henley
The weather was amazing (if you recall that far back!) and I welcomed everyone as they boarded with some close up magic and continued with Mixing and mingling magic amongst the guests throughout the evening.
Nicola, who booked me for the event said the next week on an email, ‘Just wanted to say a huge thank you for joining us on Saturday and for all your hard work………especially in that heat! Everyone loved what you did and it added a special extra something to the whole event’.
So no matter what you have planned and wherever your magical corporate event may be held, I can provide that extra pizzazz to your event with some clever conjouring. So Get in touch
soon to book me for your christmas event!
November 5th, 2013
Magician at the Barbican in London
Booking a Magician for a Christmas party
as we get closer to the festive season becomes more and more difficult, as we magicians get booked up quickly. So it’s a good idea to start planning what you want, and then get booking now!
I suggest booking my talents for the reception party when everyone is having a drink, followed by Close up magic at the tables
, inbetween the meals, and two hours should suffice.
At the Barbican in London recently, I was invited to perform only Strolling magic amongst the guests
and staff of Osborne Clarke. This took place in the leafy indoor botanical gardens on the 3rd floor (see pic)! It was a super venue and I had great fun with some lovely comments that were passed on to me by the booker Claudia, the following week:
‘I would like to thank you for your work at our Annual City Drinks Reception at the Barbican on Tuesday.This is the feedback on your performance I have received from some of our staff to date:
· “really good.”
· “a very impressive technical magician”
· “he was very personable and good at working the room: he even managed to introduce a client to me that I didn’t know through involving him with a trick (and then left me to speak to him with a perfect icebreaker – ‘how did he do that?’ – to start the conversation).”
· “I only saw one trick and I was impressed.”
So get going with the booking and Send me an email
, so we can make that Christmas celebration a cracker!
October 21st, 2013
Magic up close with Ian Souch
Magic tricks up close I believe, are the ultimate form of live entertainment, because there is no hiding behind a camera like magicians on the telly. That’s not to say magicians on the telly aren’t any good, it’s just that they can get away with a lot more than you could ever possibly do, performing magic close up live. As christmas is looming , it’s time to think again what your office may enjoy as Entertainment for the Xmas office party. Close up magic is a brilliant way to get all your colleagues to interact with each other. It also gets them to continue discussing the subject after the performer has moved on. Every year magicians prepare for the vigerous festive season when hundreds of office parties take place. Often I will be asked year after year to perform for a company party. Take for example Stanmore Ltd who had their bash at the Marriot Hotel in Kent and had rebooked me for their corporate event. Lee emailed later saying ‘your magic was sublime and had people talking about you into the small hours’.
I was performing at a wedding last night, and one of the guests came up to me and said you remind me of Dynamo and the magic he performs on tv. I was glad she said this, particularly as the booker, Khalid, had requested several weeks ago that I perform, ‘wow factor magic like Dynamo’. Just as well I don’t charge like Dynamo!! This morning I had an email from Khalid saying, ‘Everyone thought that you were excellant and loved the magic’. Wow, that was 300 people all loving the magic..job done!
Whether you are a company doing a repeat booking or a new company I havn’t worked for before and are looking for a unique way to entertain your guests at your event, then Book me as soon as possible to make that party MAGICAL!
October 7th, 2013
For a birthday party entertainment in Berkshire, there are certainly some lovely venues I have brought my tricky little talents to.
I was hired by Ian to celebrate his birthday (he wasn”t saying which one!) at Forburys restaurant French restaurant in Reading. He was looking for something different so as well as performing Close up magic at the tables inbetween the meals, I also did a Mind Reading cabaret show after the meal. They were great fun and Ian emailed later quoting, ‘Thank you. We all enjoyed your entertainment and quality of performance . It was perfect for what could have been a slightly difficult group as they are so used to entertaining themselves and making there own fun. !!!!!!!!! Hope to see you in the future’.
- Magic in Datchet
Sheetal’s aunt had a 50th Birthday celebration at the Manor Hotel in Datchet and I simply did close up table magic for all their lovely guests. After that there was a disco and that it the time for any magician to retire. He emailed later in the week ,’ My family and I along with our guests loved the table magic and it was great entertainment’
September 24th, 2013
Christmas Party Entertainment
Feeling under pressure as to what to do for the annual bash? Well look no further as I have the solution for you. I have been doing strolling magic at christmas parties and table magic and christmas corporate events for many years, and I know how well it goes down. Magicians are always busy in December because Magic always goes down well at Christmas parties
You want your entertainment to be versatile because sometimes things don’t always go to plan. You want your entertainer to be able to perform entertainment during reception and at the tables. A magician is perfect for that.
September 9th, 2013
Party Entertainment at Great Missenden Abbey
Magic as Party Entertainment is just great fun. It’s fun as it is interactive and gets people laughing and chatting; versatile because we can adapt to different age groups, themes and time schedules. When receiving a booking from an agent, I don’t always get all the details I would like.Take for example this saturday. I was booked for a 50 year old party at one of my favourite and beautiful venues, Great Missenden Abbey. On arrival I find that there is no formal sitting down evening meal, but rather just Mixing and mingling magic for 2 hours for 200 hundred folks. Also I was introduced to the birthday boy Dom and his partner Terry, I knew this was going to be a huge amount of fun. I wasn’t wrong! I had so much fun there I stayed on, particularly as the guests were so interesting.
Overall it was a busy weekend really as I had a couple of Children’s magic shows in Buckinghamshire as well, but also a 21st birthday party on sunday. It was in Beaconsfield where I was hired by Peter to entertain his family who were celebrating his son’s 21st birthday at home. It was stunning house and I was asked to do some Close up magic for the family and guests, which turned into a show as everyone gathered in the lounge to watch..which is fine because we magicians are a versatile bunch! I then did a short cabaret Mentalism show for everyone. Peter emailed today saying, ‘everyone thoroughly enjoyed your session and it was a big talking point after you left. Thanks so much’.
If you are thinking about entertainment for your event, perhaps a birthday celebration or Entertainment at a Christmas party, then please do Email me today, and we can discuss ideas in making your event magical!
August 22nd, 2013
Dancing in the Dark
I had to perform Magic at a wedding
amidst a group of enthusiatic wedding guests, surrounded by blasting speakers.
However, occasionally I am hired to entertain wedding guests after the wedding breakfast. Most of the time that is straight forward too, except if the disco has already started and the majority of guests have decided to ‘camp’ inside the niosy room.
This did happen to me recently, and I really had to rely on old miming skills and some visual magic, usually involving fire! It was quite a test to come up with the effects that I usually do but with patter, and turn them into a silent act!
It turned out really well really, and fortunately most of them came away from the dancing area for a drink, or to chill outside in the lovely warm weather we are having this summer. It was there that I had groups gather to watch me perform some close up magic with everyday objects. This is really the best kind of magic in my opinion, where the conjouring is performed under your very nose.
Chris and Rebecca, whose wedding it was, were wonderful hosts and loved magic. Becks emailed several weeks later saying, ‘ I must say everyone is talking about YOU!!!
You were fantastic! Really happy we got you’. Also her hubby Chris added, ‘ Thank you for making our reception so magical. All of our friends and family were talking aobut your tricks afterwards and the next day and for many days afterwards, in fact my Best Man still is!’
Believe me (and many others as suggested by quotes on my blogs), that magic is the best form of entertainment you can have for your wedding. So Get in touch
today to discuss how I can add the magical touch to your wedding.
August 7th, 2013
It will shortly be coming up to Halloween Entertainment time again.
Where has the year gone? They say that there have been less weddings this year due to the fact the year contains the number 13! I’m not sure how true it is as I have been pretty busy doing Close up Magic at Weddings as well as bewitching people with magical Entertainment at birthday parties.
However, the next big themed celebration that we all gather together to celebrate is Halloween. That time of year when we may dust off our goulish party outfits, create a new set of cobwebs to hang from the ceiling and pretend not to be home if kids come knocking at the door! I do recall taking this photo at a gig in London last year. It was amazing. The entire house was decorated to look like the home of the walking dead! The owners dressed up appropriately and allowed access to anyone, particularly children, where a huge supply of ghoulish sweets were there to be devoured.
- Magic in Iver-Buckinghamshire
Now you may not want to go to that extent with your upcoming Halloween bash, but you may well want to have everyone of all ages entertained. Booking myself as your magician is perfect as I can perform close up Magic for kids to adults. That’s what I did at Darren’s party in Iver last year. He combined a house warming party with a Halloween thrash and invited me to mix and mingle amongst his guests astounding them with conjouring skills. Everyone had a wicked time.
So why don’t you Get in touch now so we can prepare to make your party the talk of town!
July 25th, 2013
Magic in Berkshire
Have you ever had a Magician for your anniversary celebration entertainment in Berkshire? Invariably there will be a varied age groups and that’s when it’s important to hire an entertainer who can entertain children and adults. I enjoy it when I have been hired to perform for different age groups, it means I get to cover a lot of different magic.
Although I do have a Children’s magic show, I also do close up for kids at any celebration, such as a wedding, birthday party or anniversary.
- Nelsons Diner in Newbury
Recently I was hire to perform Close up magic at Nelsons Diner in Kingsclere, Newbury. I do love it when people are creative in life, and certainly that goes for the owners of the Diner.It’s quite a site to behold as you drive by, as there are not many of these in the country. Inside the Diner it was all made up traditionally taking everyone back to the 50′s rock n roll era. We even had a great Buddy Holly singer to get everyone on the dance floor. I performed close up magic as guests arrived, followed table magic at the fabulous booths, and even did a quick Mind Reading Act act whilst Buddy had a break. Shelly emailed the next week to say, ‘Thanks for a lovely evening. We were amazed by magic! It was Great!!
If you would like your anniversary to magically sizzle, then Email me today.