Tim and Faye’s amazing Wedding

Here are some photos were taken by a guest at Tim and Faye’s amazing wedding last Saturday.

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Faye has also written me a fantastic testimonial.

“My husband & I wanted to do something during our drinks reception to really entertain our guests and Neil was the perfect solution!
His magic was fantastic & he circulated around our guests perfectly, adjusting his acts to fit in with the relaxed atmosphere of our day. We’ve had such great feedback from everyone & I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Neil!
He was also a complete pleasure to liaise with before the wedding, which as the bride was worth an awful lot!

Thank you, Neil.”

 

Zebranos

Live performance at Zebranos

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For over three years now I have been performing weekly in London’s West End at Zebrano Cocktail Bars.

Amazing complimentary at-table entertainment is a great addition to any evening out. Magic can make a pre-theatre show drink or post work drinks into an even more memorable evening.

Here are some photos taken at a recent evening at Zebranos

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Interested in seeing Neil Perform?

Check out his upcoming events.

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Testimonial from The Golden Network

Performing at the Golden Network Event:

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The Golden Network is an elite member’s only socialising and networking company and they hired me for one of their social events

‘We used Neil’s services for a TGN social evening. Neil was professional yet friendly and entertained all guests perfectly. Everyone had a lot of fun and thanks to Neil magic tricks, the ambience was very relaxed! A very successful event. I would highly recommend using Neil’s magic services for any type of events you want to organise as he will simply add massive value!’

Victoria Salem – CEO The Golden Network

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Magic is a Fantastic ice-breaker.

Have a look at the amazing photos from the event on my facebook page here

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Neil Performing at a Corporate Event

Photos courtesy of the fantastic Scott-Wood Photography

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5 Top tips when hiring a magician

A Quick Guide

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Amateur Vs Professional

Magic for the most part, as with most entertainment such as music, starts off as a hobby. There are plenty of hobbyist magicians in the world, many of them excellent, and many at some point set up a website and have a few photos taken.

Performing for your own friends and family is a different experience to having to introduce yourself to strangers, entertain them and work around a room in a professional manner. It is very difficult and can take many years to perfect it.

This is not to say that you should avoid an amateur magician at all costs but just to be aware of the demands an event puts on the entertainer and hiring one with experience can ensure everyone has a great time and no hiccups occur.flourish-m

Originality and Style

The kind of magician you want will depend on your event’s theme and your own personal taste. There are magicians with bright colored clothing and wacky sense of humour, serious and mysterious mind readers, suave and sophisticated etc.

It is good to have an idea of what sort of magic entertainer you want. If you don’t then ask the magician you are thinking of hiring what makes them the one for your event.

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Hiring a magician is becoming far more popular these days and many people have seen one or two magicians at previous events. There are several “stock” effects that are popular amongst magicians such as turning a £10 note into a £50, a signed playing card being found in the magician’s wallet, a borrowed wedding ring being found on a keyring etc. All of which are amazing magic tricks which are guaranteed to amaze your guests but if your guests have seen magic live and up close before they could be experiencing déjà vu.

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Cost

Costs can vary widely depending on the experience of the performer and what you want at your event. A known name doing a full stage show is going to be in the thousands while a local hobbyist magician just starting out might be £100.

A good indicator of cost would be to think in between £300 and £1000 for a good local professional magician. When you inquire into price you are most likely going to be asked about your event and then packages will be suggested which could mean anything from an hour of mingling with your guests to an hour long sit down show.

This is the reason you won’t find prices on most magician’s websites as each event can have wildly different requirements.

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Ask Questions

You need to know that your event and your guests/clients are in good hands so ask questions.  Good questions would be:

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Neil Can be Seen Performing Before Hiring.
  • Ask what professional experience they have
  • What different options do they have and what they recommend for your event
  • Do they have testimonials they can share from previous clients?
  • What kind of magic do they perform?

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Watch them Perform

Many professional magicians have public events or shows. Some have residencies at local restaurants or bars. This is a perfect opportunity for you to experience for yourself the entertainment you are thinking of having for your event. When watching a professional magician perform in person you can see how they interact with you and other people, giving you the information you need to decide if they are the perfect match.

If they don’t have any public shows, then a promotional video is always good to look for. When watching don’t look for flashy magic tricks done for the camera but look for magic being performed at a real event with reactions from real people.

Having a magician at an event can really have a massive impact due to its personal touch. People attending get to experience something unbelievable and fun, often right in front of their eyes. An entertaining performance put on just for them, making them feel like a VIP.

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For many it is one of the memorable highlights of the event and a great magician will have your guests thanking you for the great entertainment.

Interested in seeing Neil Perform?

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