Award Winning Close Up Magician for Hire

Tj has performed as a close up magician at thousands of events in many environments and can adapt his performance to meet the needs of your guests. Good close up magic is both entertaining and baffling and will leave you laughing and scratching your head at the same time.

The Power of a Close Up Magician

This type of magic is usually performed under the guests noses. In fact, it is often performed in their own hands. It becomes very powerful when witnessed live and creates a novel and entertaining experience.

Table Magic

Performing at tables during a meal is very popular. To some organisers this sounds counter intuitive, “people are eating”, they cry, “we can’t have a close up magician!” However, over half of the meal guests are waiting. The food needs to be rolled out and there are inevitable delays.

Having a close up magician working the crowd can be a real asset. Typically a good magician can visit anything up to fifteen tables during the average meal, leaving them hungry for more.

Working a Crowd

If you have an informal event where guests where there is no seating plan and guest move around meeting others and making friends, your magician can mingle with your friends and family entertaining as they go.

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Close Up Magic at a Table

Why Book A Close Up Magician

I think in the past year or so we have all realised how important friendship and family is.

Joni Mitchell so elegantly put it in what must be the most surreal song title ever, “Big Yellow Taxi”, you “don’t know what you’ve got till its gone”

As we start to come together, entertainment, fun and laughter become so important and magic can bring your family and guests that wonder and surprise that has been missing for so long.

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Wedding Magic

A potential worry for brides and grooms is entertainment. A wedding magician can add a great deal to this special day. Magic is so adaptable it can fit in just about anytime during the day or even the evening reception.

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Close Up Magician For Hire

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Choosing a Corporate Magician

It is hard when choosing a corporate magician! Indeed, it is hard to put together the right package of entertainment for any event. I have seen some great entertainment at corporate events! Having attended a lot of corporate events working as a professional close up magician, I am amazed at the quality of entertainment. Some […]

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6 Tips to help you when hiring a Magician

When hiring a magician, how do you find one that is right for you? This question made me think about who my favourite magician is or who I would book if I needed someone to perform. To find a magician who will suit you is very personal, and given the events we attend, some thought […]

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What to look for when you hire a magician for your event

If you hire a magician you must consider several things. It can be a little daunting when there are so many to choose from and the price varies so much. Here are a few things which you should consider when looking at the possibilities. The magicians CV Most magicians will have worked for high profile […]