I get this comment a lot at my shows. It’s the tricks where people sign cards with a Sharpie that does it. I obviously can’t use these cards again so after a show the pack is very light. I’ve also introduced a new trick where someone draws a random picture on a card and it turns into their name. This is a crowd pleaser to say the least. So I have to buy a ‘brick’ of Bicycle cards every so often. This current batch should just about get me through Christmas.
Christmas is always a busy time for me but also lots of fun. Every two years I take bookings on Christmas day because everyone is in such a good mood and the atmosphere is always warm and convivial. This year I am very much looking forward to performing at The Cameron House Hotel.
(But secretly my favourite bit is seeing all the kids with all their new toys and gadgets. I’m hoping to preview some VR goggles this year.)
Thank you to FDM Group for hiring me to perform magic at their new office opening on West Regent Street. The graduates were all lovely, intelligent and really into a bit of sleight of hand. Apparently there were 12 chess Grand Masters in the audience, so it was good to find magic hits the spot even with super brainy people!
Woohoo. Looks like I am going to be sharing the stage with Tom Jones soon (sort of). He’s playing the Kelvingrove bandstand on Tuesday August 9th. If you can’t get tickets then remember there are lots of brilliant shows all through the summer. Many of them free for families, including mine!
My dates are:
Sun 19th June 12 noon
Wed 20th July 10.30am
Looking for a fun night out with the kids? Get down to Glasgow Waterstones this Thursday, 4th Feb 2016. It’s their special Harry Potter night and I will be the resident Dumbledore (though don’t expect my beard to be quite so long). There will be lots of spellbinding magic, treats and surprises.
Remember it’s the Argyle Street branch and it spells off at 6:30pm. Tickets £3 direct from Waterstones.
Sometimes I take my magic for granted and then something happens to wake me up. This weekend it was like a slap in the face. I was performing a basic card trick for a lady, one where a card changes in her hand. It’s nothing too fancy but it always gets strong reactions. However, she looked at me like I’d levitated ten feet off the floor. She went all quiet, then said I was a ‘guru’. That was her word. She went on to say I should develop my powers further. We had a chat for a while and it turns out she’d traveled the world extensively and she could see peoples’ souls.
At that point I felt embarrassed telling her it had been a mere double lift.