A. I can perform for virtually any type of event or occasion. Birthdays, Weddings,
Private Parties, Corporate Events, Cruise Ships. The magic can be adapted to suit
Q.Where will you work?
A.I can work anywhere in the U.K. and abroad. I am willing to travel most distances
subject to fees and clients needs. I spend time on luxury cruise ships all around
the world so distance is not a problem.
Q.What type of venues are you able to perform in?
A.I am able to perform in most types of venues. The Close Up magic is suitable for
private houses as well as large hotels and exhibition halls. The comedy cabaret is
also very versatile, from cabaret floor to stage or theatres on land or at sea. Even
in private homes. The acts can adapted to suit the venue I am working in.
Q.Is there a particular age group you can perform to?
A.No. I started out as a very successful children’s entertainer before progressing
onto the adult comedy cabaret and Close Up magic so I have a very broad audience
range. I am equally at home in front of children as I am in front of more mature
Q.Is your comedy offensive in any way?
A. Not at all. Because my background has derived from performing in front of children
and family audiences and the fact that a lot of my work is on cruise ships, then
I must keep a clean act. I have never used bad language or anything offensive, which
allows me to play to all ages.
Q. What type of tricks do you perform?
A. My comedy Cabaret uses a lot of audience participation with members of the audience
on stage with me. I like to perform tricks that are easy to follow and uncomplicated
yet still have a big comedy element and still retain some mystery. The Close Up magic
is very similar in that I like hands on audience participation and I use anything
from a pack of cards to rope, coins, even items from off the dinner table. If you
watch the clips of me on the site you can see the type of magic and humour in my
Q. How long is your act?
A. I have two 45 minute Comedy Cabaret acts and a 45-60 minute sit down Comedy Close
Up magic show. The close up magic can also be used as strolling magic or at dinner
tables. Depending on the number of people present and the occasion, I would generally
perform the Close Up magic for an hour and a half to two hours. I also have a one
man comedy magic show, which is ideal for theatres. This show runs for two hours
with an interval.
Q. Can you alter your show if a client wants something in particular?
A.Yes I am able to change the content of the show in certain areas. For instance,
if a client wanted me to perform at a trade stand, then I could design the tricks
and the patter to suit their product or message. The same could be said for the Comedy
Cabaret. I am able to write the comedy around the situation and perhaps add a few
relevant tricks as well.
Q. You say that you are a presenter and a compere, what is that exactly?
A. As an example, a few years ago I was asked to front a series of game shows for
a corporate client to promote some products. A game show was written and I was given
the role of presenter to deliver it to the audiences in a live theatre. I am also
frequently asked to compere shows, see a review here, which is great as I can fill
gaps with patter or magic and engage with the audiences. This enables your show to
run smoothly, linking one item to another.
Q. You are also a Corporate Trainer, how does that fit in with your comedy and magic?
A. A few years ago I developed my own unique Presentation Skills training course,
which uses my skills of a professional comedian and performer to teach you the skills
needed to present successfully. Click here to see the course outline.
Q.How much do you charge?
A. There will be magicians all over the world wanting to know the answer to this
question. As much as I can is the answer!!!!!!! No seriously, it does depend on the
clients requirements, number of people attending, distance and occasion. As my acts
can be adapted to suit different events I always give my clients a price depending
on individual circumstances, for example, if I were to perform both the Close Up
magic and the comedy cabaret at the same event.
Q. You said that your shows can be affected by the number of people attending, what
do you mean by that?
A. This mainly applies to the Close Up magic where there are more then 120 people
in attendance and I am asked to go around either at tables of performing strolling
magic. Once the numbers get above 120, as a rule of thumb, then I generally recommend
a second or even a third magician depending on the number of people. I only recommend
this because one magician cannot get to perform magic to everyone and a client will
always want you to get to see everyone.
Q. Is it just you as a performer or are there more in your company?
A. It is mainly me on my own but I do have other performers and magicians that I
can bring along if needed. That is why I am able to deliver the entertainment for
Q. Can you teach magic tricks to people?
A. I can teach magic and in fact I run Children’s Magic Workshops. Also, when asked
I will give tuition to adults who want to learn some of the techniques. I also run
workshops on comedy and the presentation skills as well as the children’s entertaining.