You may have heard the phrase “walkaround magician” before. Since a client recently asked me to explain the term, I thought I’d take a moment to detail what a walkaround magician is on this blog.
A walkaround magician is any magician that “walks around” and mingles with guests at a wedding or party and performs close-up magic. This is normally during a drinks reception or at a house party before a sit-down meal where the magician approaches small groups and performs magic for them. It’s a great way for people to interact with a magician and see some amazing magic literally inches away.
The type of magic that I perform when working as a walkaround magician is slightly different to when I perform for a large banquet table. As a walkaround magician I perform amazing magic with smaller props (such as cards, coins, keys and borrowed objects). And because I’m just a few inches away from the audience, it’s perhaps the most relaxed type of magic I get to perform, which makes for a really fun experience for everyone.
A walkaround magician is a really fun way of adding to a party and creating a great talking point. I perform as a walkaround magician every week of the year, so feel free to get in contact if you need any advice or ideas from one of the country’s few professional walkaround magicians!
If you’re organising a large event and need more than one magician, I am here to help!
Having worked with most of the top close-up magicians in the UK, I am always able to recommend other magicians based on my personal experience. I communicate with some of the best professional close-up magicians on a daily basis so it’s always easy for me to arrange additional magicians.
There are certain table magicians that I regularly work with because we compliment each other well. These magicians will always be my first port of call when you tell me that you need more than one magician.
So whether you need one magician, or a dozen, get in contact as I’ll always be able to help!
Approximately 65% of weddings are held in the spring and summer. That means one thing … hire your wedding magician early to avoid missing out!
My weekends are filling up very quickly with couples wanting a close-up magician at their spring or summer wedding, so if you’d like a close-up magician to add to the atmosphere of your wedding, be sure to get in touch as early as possible.
If you’ve never seen a close-up magician at a wedding before, an explanation may be necessary! It’s become quite a popular form of wedding entertainment. I most often perform close-up magic during the wedding breakfast; performing for each table. Some couples prefer me to walk around the guests during the drinks reception and perform magic for small groups. Either way, it always adds to the atmosphere!
There are only a few professional close-up magicians in the country, so definitely get in contact if you’re getting married this year and want a close-up magician at your wedding!
If you’re looking to a hire a close-up magician in 2010 for a wedding, party or event, now is the best time to do it! Close-up magicians tend to get booked up for key dates early in the year, so it’s always useful to book early to guarantee my availability. Here’s a sampling of what I’ve been hired for so far in 2010:
- Wedding magician in Gloucester
- Party magician in Cheltenham
- Christmas party magician in Wales (already!)
- Wedding magician in Bristol
- Worcester wedding magician
- Close-up magician for product launch in Gloucester
- Magician for wedding in Cheltenham
- Birmingham close-up magician for a party
- … and many more of that nature!
Even if you’re just thinking about hiring a close-up magician for your event, get in contact today to ensure that I’ll be able to keep your date free!
I’m based in Gloucester but will travel anywhere in the country (or world for that matter!).
I always tell other close-up magicians that the key to a great magician’s website is amazing photography. Regular visitors of this site may notice the recent addition of some amazing portrait shots by photography wizard Nigel Byde.
I have worked with Nigel on many projects over the past five years. He took the photos for my first book for magicians, has taken thousands of photographs at the magician convention that I organise and continues to take photographs for the books that I publish for magicians.
All of the portrait shots on this website are his work (taken across five or six studio sessions) so feel free to take a look around the site and check out the work of the best photographer I know—he’s a real magician when it comes to photography!
If you’ve never hired a table magician before, you probably have one question that you’d like to ask: how much does a table magician cost?
I don’t display prices on my website because like all professional magicians, I customise my price based on your requirements. Visit my magician contact page and fill out the form and I’ll get back to you (normally in a couple of hours) with a no obligation quote.
Get an instant price:
Of course, if you want an instant quote, give me a call on 07759 645071 and after asking a few simple questions (location, number of people etc), I’ll be able to give you a quote over the phone.
Don’t worry; unlike other magicians, I won’t then bombard you with a dozen emails chasing you up and asking if you’ve made a decision yet! Once I’ve provided the quote, I wait until you get back in contact with me instead of constantly bothering you!
So, sorry I can’t answer your question about how much a magician costs on the blog, but get in touch and I’ll customise a price for you straight away!
Hiring a wedding magician for your wedding is a great way to make your event stand out.
I have performed as a wedding magician across the country, but as there are dozens of fantastic wedding venues in my hometown of Gloucester, I am frequently asked to perform locally. So, if you’re looking for a Gloucester wedding magician, look no further!
Of course, I travel anywhere in the UK, so please do get in touch if you’re getting married somewhere other than Gloucester!
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When hiring a magician, it’s certainly not essential to hire a local magician. Most magicians will travel a reasonable distance to a gig (and in particular, I am one of the few magicians that does not inflate my price when required to travel in the UK). In fact, I regularly travel all across the country to perform magic at weddings, parties and other events.
However, as I am based just outside of Gloucester, if you’re looking at hiring a magician in Gloucestershire, it may be of interest to visit my magician contact page and get in touch. I have performed magic at most of the major locations in Gloucester and have been featured in pretty much all of the Gloucestershire press (including websites, radio, local papers and local television news). So, if you’re looking at hiring a magician in Gloucester for your wedding, party or other event, please get in touch!
I’ve put together a specific Gloucester magician page in case you need any further info.
I’m getting a lot of enquiries for working as a magician for Christmas parties. This time every year, companies all over the world hire magicians for their parties. Normally the magician would perform during the drinks reception or during a sit-down meal. Adding a great close-up magician to your party is a fantastic way to add some fun to your event.
While I am already booked to work as a party magician for many days over Christmas, it’s still worth getting in touch as I am in contact with dozens of Christmas party magicians all over the country, so if I’m not available, I can quickly find you other great magicians that are!
Feel free to visit my magician contact page to get in touch today – I look forward to hearing from you!