Close Up Magician – As Seen On Television
Close Up Magicians
Close Up Magicians For Parties, Weddings and Corporate Events
Close up magicians provide fantastic entertainment for events that will WOW and amaze you and your guests, clients colleagues.
So what exactly are “close up magicians”?
Close-up magic has been around for many years – I personally started entertaining with close-up magic over 20 years ago when there were only a few really good close up magicians working full time! Made popular by David Blaine, Dynamo and the magicians who have done so well on Britain’s Got Talent and America’s Got Talent, Close-up magicians are now some of the most requested entertainers available for hire and there are more than ever advertising on the internet, offering a vast variety of skill level, professionalism and experience.
Close up magicians usually attend events for around 2 – 3 hours and perform sleight of hand visual magic using cards, coins and other small objects to amaze everyone present. Magic is a very flexible form of entertainment when performed up close, either mix and mingle or at dinner tables and can slot in during drinks, between courses or as part of an evening party. In fact close-up magicians very often work in usual places too – on buses, boats, in the middle of a field, you name it!
Although close up magicians used to use mainly playing cards for the majority of the magic they perform, times have now moved on to use everyday objects and borrowed items such as phones, rings, cutlery etc and top magicians now include mind reading (PIN numbers etc) and pickpocket magic too – stealing watches wallets and phones while performing magic creates a lot of fun and laughter.
Different types and styles of close up magician.
Just as every singer has their own style and can put a different spin on the same song, close up magicians each have their own style of performance. Old school magicians may have a more traditional style with longer more drawn out card tricks and routines with lots of chat (patter) and scripted / cheesy jokes and gags. Some magicians and mind readers especially are very serious (David Blaine style) and ask guests to believe that the magic or mind reading is real, or could be possible(!), whereas others tend to keep it more lighthearted and fun. I like to entertain with outstanding illusions performed right under your nose, hitting guests with high end, highly skillful and visually amazing magic. My approach is very lighthearted, brilliant fun and nobody is ever made to feel embarrassed or uncomfortable. When magic is coupled with quick witted comedy one-liners and improvised natural jokes, it is guaranteed to thoroughly entertain all ages.
My routine includes …
♥ Sleight of hand card magic – far from anything you will have seen before!
♣ Visual magic with coins.
♦ Visual, fast paced “Dynamo” and “David Blaine” magic.
♠ Mind reading – PIN numbers, names, places and anything else “thought of” is revealed.
♥ Fork and spoon bending, Uri Gellar style.
♣ Comedy magic with borrowed £10 / £20 notes (and £50’s if I can get hold of them!)
♦ Pickpocket magic and watch stealing (don’t worry though – everything “borrowed” is given back!).
♠ Plus much, much more.
When is the best time for a close up magician to perform?
Most clients choose to hire a close up magician during a arrival drinks reception, at tables between courses of a meal or as part of the evening entertainment. At weddings it is very popular to book the time slot after the meal but before the evening disco / band gets into full swing to keep daytime guests happy and add a highlight where there would otherwise be a lull.
Top tips for booking or hiring close up magicians
If you are looking to hire a close-up magician and have searched Google, Bing etc for the perfect entertainer, it is important to keep in mind that although a magicians’ website may look fancy, the performance may not live up to your expectations! Many magicians advertise as “award winning” but the awards they have actually won are not prestigious or fiercely contested! Also being a member of “The Magic Circle” can be misleading as there are many smaller local magic clubs and groups which are not THE Magic Circle which is actually based in London.
My best advice is to always take a look through lots of independent reviews (not just 1 or 2) and watch unedited “live” video footage to get a good idea of what you’ll actually get on the day at the event. That way you can be sure the magicians style will suit your event and your guests. Also get in touch to have a conversation by phone or email to chat about your requirements.
I am on hand to answer any questions relating to hiring a close up magician – I am very friendly, polite, helpful and knowledgeable as well as being professional, efficient – and modest!
Previous Clients Include:
Bookings are all confirmed in writing using a unique and easy to use online booking system which is “paper free”. I has public liability insurance through my Equity Membership which is required by many of the venues across the UK..
Close Up Magicians – Areas Covered:
Manchester – Royton Atherton Failsworth Shaw and Crompton Irlam Dukinfield Horwich Ramsbottom Hale Poynton Littleborough Audenshaw Milnrow Little Lever Kearsley Longdendale Partington Tottington Wardle Brinnington Bowdon Whitworth Wilmslow Mossley Alderley Edge Buckton Vale Manchester, Bolton, Bury, Rochdale, Oldham, Ashton-under-Lyme, Stockport, Wilmslow, Salford, Altrincham, Urmston, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan and Horwich. Central Manchester to Edgworth, Ramsbottom, Whitworth, Calderbrook, Denshaw, Marsden, Glossop, Charlesworth, New Mills, Disley, Booth Green, Alderley Edge, Hale, Dunham Woodhouses, Rushgreen, Gorse Covert, Culcheth, Newton-le-Willows, New Boston, Billinge, Orrell, Appley Bridge, Standish, Coppull, Heath Charnock and Egerton. There is separate coverage of Knutsford and Prestbury, Bollington, Hurdsfield and Macclesfield. Also Manchester city centre all areas covered including Greater Manchester cheshire, Salford, Oldham, Bury, Bolton
So if you are arranging anything from a small private house party, a wedding all the way through to a huge high profile corporate event with 1000’s guests – please get in touch to see what I can do for you!
Types of events suitable for close- up magicians
♥ Awards Nights
♣ Conferences & Seminars
♦ Corporate Golf Days
♥ Business Meetings / Lunches
♣ Family Fun Days
♦ Christmas Parties
♠ Charity Fund Raisers
♥ Black Tie Events / Balls
♣ Team Building Events
♦ Staff / Departmental Parties
♠ Tradeshows & Exhibitions
Private Events / Parties
* Birthday Party
* Wedding Anniversary
* Party Lunch
* Christmas Party
* Black Tie Event
* Charity Ball
* Engagement Party
* Summer Ball
* University Ball
* Beer Festival
* Surprise Party
More Private Events
* Dinner Party
* Garden Party
* Cocktail Party
* Fundraising Party
* Housewarming Party
* Farewell / Retirement Party
* After Party / TV Wrap Party
* House Party
* New Years Party
* Halloween Party
* Plus many other special occasions.
Award-Winning Close Up Magician
The Magic Circle
“Young Magician Of The Year”
The World Magic Awards
“Best Young Performer”
International Brotherhood Of Magicians
“British Junior Magical Champion”