A couple of days ago I was invited to do some magic at a special "Battle of Britain" event. I met loads of interesting people and heard some fascinating stories about "The Few". We also raised lots of money for a number of good causes. They even had a full size mock-up Hurricane there - see picture below!
I was recently at Waddesdon. This renaissance-style château was built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild to display his outstanding collection of art treasures and to entertain the fashionable world. It's now run by the National Trust and is well worth a visit. It is also an excellent wedding venue with first-class facilities. Highly recommended!
As well as performing magic and helping people stop smoking with hypnotherapy I also play lead guitar in rock band REPLICANT. For those interested in this sort of thing my guitars are PRS, Musicman and Gibson and my amps are Line6, MESA/Boogie and Diezel.
Here's a pic from a recent gig - note the subtle use of an Ace of Spades, which just happens to be one of the songs we play.
I'm very pleased to be the resident magician at Old Orleans in Reading. It's always a great night in there with excellent food, friendly staff, a lively atmosphere and plenty of musical and magical entertainment. I perform magic every Tuesday evening and most Saturday evenings between 8pm and 10pm. Come along and join the fun!
On Saturday night I drove over to Aylesbury to perform magic at a large birthday party. The event included a delicious hog roast and live band as well as my strolling close-up magic. The weather stayed nice (after threatening monsoon rain earlier in the day) and a good time was had by all. Although I was booked for two hours I ended up staying a bit longer as we were having so much fun - the mind-reading went down particularly well and I met all sorts of interesting people. It's not often that you ask someone what they do and they answer "well, I own a radio station"!
Last week I went along to a local Psychic Fair. There was a sizeable group of people in attendance and you could have a "psychic reading" done for around £70. I found this very interesting as I often do palm readings in amongst the magic - for free! It's easy to tell people what will happen in the future (how would they know if you were wrong?) so I concentrate on telling people about their past and present, usually with uncanny accuracy. This isn't because I have any psychic powers, instead it is a combination of magic, suggestion, psychology, misdirection and showmanship (as Derren Brown would say). If you would like to have your palm read for free then come along to one of my future events and prepare to be amazed!
Last night was my first appearance at The Crispin in Wokingham. It was full of people who had come along especially to see some magic, mind-reading and palm reading - and what a great evening we had! Lots of palm reading going on and it is always a pleasure to do a reading for a sceptic and see their amazement as I tell them things about their past and present that I couldn't possible know.
If you haven't been in The Crispin before I would highly recommend it. The new focus on interesting live entertainment is going to make this a very popular pub and I look forward to a return visit soon.