Healing Weekend, Somerset 8th, 9th and 10th July 2016 Really pleased to announce that as well as being at this weekend in the Therapy Tent, I will also be running some talks (details to follow) and appearing in the Saturday evening demonstrations. The proposed promotion for this Read More
2016 – First Week The Future begins Now…. So it’s with all the verve and vigour of the New Year that my website has had a bit of a face-lift. It should now be mobile friendly so let me know if you find any issues. There Read More
Saw the first programme in Ben Earls new TV series, Trick Artist, last night. It’s going to be interesting to see what the general public think. I was watching it with a ‘muggle’ who, like a majority of TV viewers isn’t easily satisfied with hyperbole and ‘OMG’ reactions of selected Read More
MAGIC PIRATES EXPOSED So it’s Christmas Eve and as is normal at this time to year my mind starts to review the previous year and look forward to the next. It’s been an interesting year for me; a new show, some great reviews and an opportunity to refocus some of Read More
Over the last few months I have had the opportunity to see a number of ‘commercial stage magic/cabaret acts’ and so the following thoughts are based on my personal observations. Now let me say this … The following comments are personal opinion and not meant to single out any one Read More
I have been mulling over the ideas about Magic and Meaning, so wonderfully expressed in Bob Neal and Eugene Burgers book of the same title and together with some of the more psychic entertainer style gigs I’ve been doing recently it’s becoming more and more of a question for me – and perhaps a mission!
Most ‘magicians’ act the part of being a magician because they accept that they’re illusions are illusions and hence their magic is not real’. With such an attitude being the ‘inner mindset’ of the ‘magical performer’ then there is the clear need to ‘get into character’ and ‘be someone else’ when performing.
“Magic has lost all its magic. These days, it feels more like a sleekly packaged act of illusion engineering. The eye-popping, jaw-dropping, awe-inducing wonderment that used to accompany the abracadabra has mysteriously vanished into thin air.
Having been lucky enough to see this guy live twice; attend his workshops and watch his videos I conclude that he is amongst the most interesting and technically skillful card magicians of our age….. I guess this will now set me thinking – who are the 10 Ten Card-Magicians of Read More
Taking the time to run a full preview of your evening show in front of an invited audience who will give you feedback is a no brainer for the professional performer,