Ironically, the more successful I have become as a magician, booking more and more shows, the less opportunity there is for a member of the public to come and see what I do.
When I started, I would hound bars and restaurants, working the tables for the diners as they waited for their food.
Then, if you wanted to see me, you could just pop in, sit down and yell “Hey magic boy! Over here!”
Now it’s a little more tricky. Most of my events now are private parties, weddings and corporate events.
You can’t just gatecrash a wedding, plonk yourself at the top table, grab a plate and say “Oh, it’s OK, I’m here to see if this magician is good enough for OUR wedding…” as they escort you out.
Trust me, you can’t.
YouTube is OK and I have a video of a younger, larger version of myself on my homepage, but most people really want to see something in person, just so they can be sure.
You want to get a feel for the person you’re booking for your wedding and you need some kind of meaningful interaction. The kind of thing that makes you say, “YES! This is the guy for us!” or, “Actually, this isn’t what we had in mind…”
So, if you can’t crash a wedding or corporate event, what’s the alternative?
Although I’m based in Chester, I travel all over the country performing, so there’s probably a good chance that we could grab a drink or a chat somewhere where we can chat about your event and you can see if I’m the right magician for you and what is the best way I can help you have a fabulous event.
I’m also available via video (or non video) call, via text, email, snail mail, carrier pigeon and shouting.