I have been interested in magic since the age of 5, from way back when I was watching Paul Daniels' special on TV. When the show finished airing in 1994 I was 8, and I had already been to see a magician perform while we were on holiday. It was from that amazing experience I was hooked!
Skip forward in time to 2001, I am now 15 and we are waiting for our late flight home from Corfu. We go to a restaurant for dinner, and after the meal the waiter pulls out a pack of cards, and starts doing some magic tricks.
This guy was amazing, I was shocked at what you could do with just a pack of playing cards. I then went home started to learn some basic tricks. Most of the tricks I learnt were maths based tricks or self working tricks. I had lots of fun showing my friends at school and my family at parties etc, but I never got much more into it than that for a few years...
It wasn't till 2004 when I met a local magician that I found out there was a local magic shop called Alakazam
, and it was only 5 mins down the road from me. At that time I had started learning some more advanced card magic and visited the shop to find out what else I could learn. I was greeted by the managing director Peter Nardi, who was very happy to help me. Since then I have spent hours upon hours of time in that shop, and countless hours learning the art of magic that I had become so fascinated with.
I spent the next 10 years doing magic at weddings, private parties and for companies wanting that little bit extra at their events. All whilst working as a chef, so having to do the long hours required as a chef, i had little time to do more than a few events per month. Being a chef was (apart from being a magician) my childhood dream, I've cooked in all sorts of places from privately owned pubs, right the way up to 2 rosette 5 star hotels.
In 2011 I had the most amazing thing in the world happen to me, the birth of my baby boy.
Daniel was born in October 2011, 3 weeks earlier than his due date, couldn't wait to meet his mummy and daddy I guess...
He is now 3 1/2, and is the light of my world...
Then In 2014 I was the Best Man at my best buddy's wedding...
And Finally...... now in 2015 I have finally decided to set up a proper registered business, fully branded with my own custom designed logo from the folk's at Bonline
So here I am, and I'm ready to make your event a spectacular success!
I usually cover Kent, Sussex, Surrey and London, but I can travel anywhere in the UK and abroad. Events further away will have an added travel cost, which we will discuss at the time of the enquiry and will be included in your quote.
Also my business is listed in the UK small business directory
and I highly recommend you check them out if you have a business.
So take another look around if you need it, and then fill out an enquiry form
. Even if you're still unsure, we can arrange a meet up, then I can show you what you can expect from me to boost your confidence.
Thank You so much for taking the time to read this, and I look forward to hearing from you soon...