FAQ

Sometimes people ask me questions about my magic. Some questions get asked more frequently than others.

So here is a list of “Frequently Asked Questions”

 

  • Are you any good?

    • Well. I don’t like to blow my own trumpet, but yes, Yes I am. Magic is my thing. It’s what I do. I’ve practiced a lot. And more importantly, I’ve performed a lot. And I’ve really got the hang of creating a sense of awe in people I perform for.

  • How much do you charge?

    • £2 per minute. Nice and simple. £120 for an hour, £240 for 2 hours, £180 for an hour and a half. Etc.

  • Is there a minimum time?

    • Yes- 40 minutes. For £80

  • What’s this travelling fee all about?

    • Some gigs are a long way away. If it’s more than a thirty minute drive from Cullercoats (by Google maps) I add £30 to my fee. More than an hour, I add £50.

  • I understand you have a “hanging around fee”. What’s that, and when would it need paying?

    • I charge £60 per hour for “hanging around”. So, for example, if you wanted an hour of magic during your wedding photos, and a hour during the meal, but there would be an hour’s gap for the speeches, there would be an £60 “hanging around fee” (making a total of £300)

  • So, If I’m less than 30 minutes away, have no call for hanging around and know I need an hour and a half of magic, I know you’ll charge £180 without even having to contact you?

    • That’s right. I like to be open and upfront with my prices to avoid any nasty surprises. Please get in touch though so I can check if your date is available.

  • How long should I book you for?

    • The usual booking is for 2 hours, which will be ideal for 50 guests or more. An hour would do for groups of around 20. A 40 minute slot is ideal if you have 1 table of guests. I’d join you at your table and put on a 40 minute show for your guests. Large parties of 80 plus can get away with 3 hours should your plans allow.

  • When do I pay you?

    • A £50 deposit will secure the date. The balance is fine closer to the event, or even on the day itself.

  • How do I pay you?

    • Cash, cheque, transfer or PayPal are all fine.

  • Are you insured?

    • Yes. I’m in Equity. I have public liability insurance up to £10 million. No one has ever claimed anything yet. My type of magic astonishes, but doesn’t damage anything or harm anyone

  • What kind of things do you do?

    • I love card tricks. I do a lot of card tricks. Sometimes people are worried that these may be samey, but I have finely crafted routines that always meet with astonished gasps. I make my tricks as interactive as possible and get guests involved in the magic as much as possible. I also dabble in “mind reading” illusions (Derren Brown is a hero of mine). Typically I introduce these later in my set. Reactions from such routines are especially strong.

  • What will my guests experience?

    • In a typical gig, guests will experience three laps. I always aim to see every group of guests three times. I show them very good material the first time we meet. Better the second. Even better the third. In some situations, I’ll perform an “encore” for the keenest guests, gathering a crowd around a table for the finest close up magic they will ever see!

  • Do you do children’s magic?

    • I don’t do traditional children’s magic shows. I do, however, have many routines that will make children very happy. Should I be doing close up magic at a party, I can happily keep a crowd of children astonished and entertained. My children’s tricks normally feature a give away they can keep as a souvenir too. Children friendly tricks have all been tried and approved by my own daughters (aged 3 and 6).

  • It’s my friend’s birthday. Will you do something special for her?

    • Yes! The “Guest of Honour” always gets special treatment. They get a trick specially tailored for them. They also get a gift as well that will be a lasting memento of the magic.

  • Can you make my wife disappear?