Join Us For A New Magic Convention in 2017!
Join Us For A New Magic Convention in 2017!
From the London Palladium to Hollywood's Magic Castle, and The Comedy Store to Channel 4's Countdown, for over 30 years the UK's top trickster has brought his unique combination of contemporary trickery and streetwise stand-up to the stages and screens of around 40 countries worldwide.
Paul has made hundreds of television appearances, including 5 one-man network specials where he pioneered the Street Magic genre, and he was a regular guest in Countdown's Dictionary Corner for almost a decade.
Besides being a favourite on the Fringe Festival circuit, Paul has a wealth of experience performing, presenting and hosting at business events for blue chip companies worldwide, in addition to being an accomplished actor and the author of three best-selling books.
Michael Close has a worldwide reputation in the magic community as an author, a creator, a performer, and a consultant. He has been a student of the conjuring arts for over fifty years, and has been performing professionally since 1978.
Michael is the author of The Workers Series (five volumes), Closely Guarded Secrets, The Work (three volumes), and That Reminds Me: Finding the Funny in a Serious World. L&L Publishing has released two DVD series of his creations: The Ultimate Workers (four volumes) and Devious (two volumes). His books have been hailed as modern classics. Michael was at the forefront of magic ebooks – instructional books that combined text, photographs, and videos in a way that has been often imitated, but never surpassed.
For more than ten years, Michael Close was a consultant to Penn & Teller, helping them create magic for their Las Vegas show, their television special Penn & Teller Off the Deep End, and their Showtime series Bullsh*t!.
He has worked as one of two magic consultants (along with Johnny Thompson) on three seasons of Penn & Teller: Fool Us.
Michael is currently the editor of M-U-M, the magazine of The Society of American Magicians, a position he has held for eight years. Former editors include such well known American magicians as Harry Houdini, John Mulholland, and Milbourne Christopher.
Marc Paul has been a successful performer for over 20 years. During this time he has made regular appearances on British TV. They include…
Equinox - Secrets of the Psychics (Channel 4), Paul McKenna’s Paranormal World (ITV1) Mysteries (BBC1) and Secrets (BBC1)
In 1999 he got the opportunity to create and perform in his own 16 episode series for cable TV called “Mind Games”. This show was seen by the judging panel for the World Magic Awards in Las Vegas and as a result Marc won the title of “Best Mind-reader” for that year. On Christmas Eve 2002 he appeared on the BBC’s Parkinson show and amazed Michael and his guests Tom Jones, Martine McCutcheon and Alistair McGowan.
More recently you may have seen him heading up the mentalism show as part of the BBC’s History of Magic series and crossing swords with Ann Robinson on a special celebrity edition of "The Weakest Link"
In the latter part of 2011 Marc was chosen to be part of an X-Men live event that launched the X-Men First Class movie. He appeared on radio, TV and various on-line media and was dubbed “The real-life Professor X”.
Also in 2011 he filmed a series of interviews for “TV’s 50 Greatest Magic Tricks”. The programme features one of Marc’s own original routines.
In early 2015 Marc taught EastEnders actress Nina Wadia how to read minds on the ITV1 hit show “Get Your Act Together”.
Nick has been featured on numerous television shows. Lewin has been seen on; The A & E Network, ABC Television Network, ABC Family Network, CBS Television Network, Comedy Central, The CW Network, Fox Television, HBO, NBC Television Network, The Sci-Fi Network and Showtime. In addition to comedy and variety programming Lewin has been featured in acting roles in classic TV series such as Dynasty, Misfits of Science, The Gambler: with Kenny Rogers, Amazing Stories and starring roles in Alfred Hitchcock Presents and Kung Fu: The Legend Continues.
A highly established performer in top showrooms across the country. Casinos that Lewin has appeared in include; Bally’s - Las Vegas/Reno, Caesars Palace - Las Vegas/Lake Tahoe, Golden Nugget - Las Vegas, Harrah’s - Las Vegas/Lake Tahoe/Reno/Atlantic City/Laughlin, The Luxor - Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay - Las Vegas, The Mirage - Las Vegas, MGM Grand - Las Vegas/Reno, The Riviera - Las Vegas, The Silver Legacy - Reno, The Venetian - Las Vegas, The Tropicana - Las Vegas and Trop World in Atlantic City. Nick has also appeared in numerous Performing Arts Centers and Theatres across the country.
A corporate performer with a client list that speaks for itself. Lewin’s corporate client list includes; Adidas, Advanced Micro Devices, American Express, Anheiser Bush, Applied Micro Devices, AT & T, Bank of America, BMW, Burger King, Coca Cola, Crown Royal, DuPont, Forbes Magazine, General Motors Company, General Electric, Guess Jeans, Hewlett-Packard, Hyatt Regency, Hyundai, IBM, JP Morgan Chase, Lawrey’s Restaurants Inc, Lincoln Motor Company, Lucent Technologies, McDonalds, McLane Company, Mellanox, Monsanto, Mercedes-Benz, Meritage Homes, NBC Studios, Ore-Ida Foods, Pepsi Cola, Redken, Searle Pharmaceuticals, Sprint, State Farm Insurance, Toshiba, Toyota, Universal Studios, Western Star Trucks, Xerox and many more.
A featured entertainer on nearly every premium cruise line. Cruise lines that Nick has sailed with over the years include; Celebrity Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Cunard Lines, Disney Cruises, Holland America Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, P & O Lines, Princess Cruises, Regent Seven Seas, Royal Caribbean International, Seabourn, Silverseas Cruise Line.
Bob Kohler is a true mystery man. A full time professional magician since 1982 Bob’s career started in Washington D.C. at the legendary Brook Farm Inn of Magic working with Bob Sheets, Steve Spill, Tim Conover and John Kennedy.
By 1985 Bob was on retainer to perform at functions for the Democratic Party. He performed for many high ranking politicians from President George Bush Sr. to Nancy Reagan to Ted Kennedy.
During this time Bob was part of the “A” team for Bill Herz at Magicorp along with his close friends Bob Sheets, David Williamson, Michael Weber and Tim Conover. He learned and mastered the secrets of corporate performance from trade shows to sales meetings to hospitality suites. Corporate clients included American Express, Silicon Graphics and AT&T.
In 1989 Bob moved to Los Angeles. Only the other pro magicians in town and the celebrity circles of Hollywood knew he was there. He rarely performed at the Magic Castle. He was a true underground performer. His client list includes stars from Tom Selleck, Madonna, Dustin Hoffman, Sean Connery, Nicholas Cage, Chuck Norris and many more.
1996 saw Bob move to Las Vegas. He continued performing for his clients but expanded to include working for the high rollers in Vegas. He also opened his production company dedicated to releasing pro level magic, Bob Kohler Magic.
His product line is legendary with over 90 original products released since 1996. His classic releases include Aces In Their Faces, Ultimate 3 Fly, the Fitch Kohler Professional Holdout System and the #1 closer for mentalists The Human Phone Number.
Bob rarely performs for magicians so many only know him as a magic creator but he has done thousands of shows and is a performer you simply can’t afford to miss!
Acclaimed author and performer Seth Kramer has performed at more than 600 trade shows over the course of 3 decades. That experience means that Seth has stood the test of time.
Seth’s lecture, based on his highly acclaimed book ‘A Modern Trade Show Handbook', is not about “tricks”, but there are a lot of secrets revealed. The lecture covers a wide variety of topics about performing magic in a trade show environment. Seth will discuss what a trade show is and why company’s attend and then go into detail about script development, structuring an act, what to charge, what to wear, promoting your services to companies, dealing with the client and much more. The session ends with a no-holds-barred Q&A during which he answers any and all questions posed to him.
Seth’s clients include Monsanto, Clarient, Vonage Business, Lexmark, Pitney Bowes, Merck, Praxair, The Original Superglue Corporation and many others.
Armando Lucero currently resides in Los Angeles, California, USA. He has been performing magic for the past 30 years. He focuses on the art of close-up magic and is most known for his skill with cards and coins.
Few performers can capture an audience like Armando. Without saying a word, Armando grabs hold of the viewer' s attention, and then takes their heart and mind on a journey of wonder. There is a bit of Marcel Marceau in this interesting man, and a bit of David Coppperfield. It is the little bit of Charlie Chaplin though, that will bring a smile to your face and will make your heart ache.
Watching a performance by Armando Lucero is a wonderful journey, for you are given extremes of the mind, the heart, and the spirit. When the spotlight shrinks to starlight, your inner child is rewarded, for you will have allowed yourself to be taken away by this man, and you believed - but how could you not? Armando is a commanding stage presence before ever saying a word.
He has held an interest in the arts for as long as he can remember, but it was while in high school in Southern California that Armando began studying the art of magic. He was invited to be a part of the legendary Long Beach Mystics, and studied there with some of the best magicians in the world. Armando held a belief though, that performing could be so much more, and while watching a mime troupe, he realized what a powerful tool his body could be. Working intensely, Armando studied the art of mime, and joined a troupe, traveling the state a year later. From there Armando has taken upon himself the desire to study anything that could assist him in connecting with the audience. “Even the use of light in a painting might suggest direction for my stage area”, he claims.
Armando Lucero has performed for the public and/or magicians worldwide, including such places as Austria, Japan, Holland, Belgium, New Zealand, Germany, Taiwan, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, UK, Korea, Monaco, France, China, Mexico and many more. In addition, he was invited to perform at “FISM”, a gathering of magicians from all over the world. Not only did he perform, but also the trade magazines raved about his performance. The same was true for the Las Vegas Magic Invitational -
Fechter’s (An invitation only, magic convention).
From 1994 to 2004 Armando worked in Las Vegas at Caesars Palace, Luxor, Excalibur, Bellagio, Venetian, Aladdin, Hilton, MGM Grand, Orleans, Monte Carlo, Mandalay Bay, Rio, Riviera, Paris, Stratosphere, Treasure Island, Tropicana, Mirage, Hard Rock, Harrah’s, Palms, and New York-New York.
Armando has starred in productions such as “Mystique” and “Imagine”, both Dick Foster productions, and “Classic Enchantment”, Armando’s one-man show. He has also performed many times at the world famous “Magic Castle” in Hollywood, California, USA.
Trevor Liley comes with a wealth of Sales, Marketing and Management expertise combined with a significant amount of time spent within the motivation industry where he began the process of honing and sharpening his peak performance strategies, integrating thoughts, ideas, methods, techniques and attitudes that have made him into the successful corporate trade show presenter, conference speaker, coach and entertainer that he has become known for over the last thirty years.
He has a rare and infectious ability to cause people to think, re-evaluate and inspire to greater levels of individual and corporate performance.
Trevor has travelled extensively around the world as a Corporate Spokesperson, Conference speaker,Trade Show Magian and Infotainer for some of the worlds largest corporations. IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Cisco, Oracle, Microsoft, AT&T, StorageTek, Aspect Telecommunications, Dedicated Micros, Alcatel-Lucent, Websense, Forcepoint, Mercedes, and Samsung to name but a few. His presentations are legendary within the trade show world and all have benefited from his expertise and performance strategies.
His performing skills have been well honed as a featured entertainer in top hotels and function rooms, including the Magic Castle in Hollywood. He quickly became a favourite choice for many movie stars as well as being on our own UK celebrity listing for some of our most prestigious events.
He is thoroughly skilled in the use of corporate trade-show magic and in the presentation of mind reading illusions. From the moment that Trevor walks on, his audiences become instantly engaged and transfixed. Trevor has brought his unique blend of professionalism, style, humour, and expert public speaking skills to trade show presentations, corporate sales conferences and is also in demand as a trainer and coach helping companies to improve their performance at key trade – shows and conferences.
Freddie's amazing career has taken him from the tough working men's clubs of the North East of England for thirty shillings a night (£1.50) to the Royal Shakespeare Company. Seasons at the famous London Palladium with Cliff Richard, television shows with the legendary Judy Garland, touring the world with his stand up comedy act and counting among his many fans the late film idol Cary Grant.
In a career spanning over 50 years in show business he has seem the demise of the music halls, variety dying along with the night club circuit during the sixties and seventies. Born in Brixton, Freddie was an evacuee in 1940 and after several stops along the way and a family tragedy his family settled in Salford, Lancashire in 1941, where he stayed until his National Service call up in 1956 resulted in him being ensconced into the Royal Army Pay Corps for two years.
On demob in 1958, Freddie applied for and became a famous Butlin Redcoat alongside budding comedians Dave Allen. Jimmy Tarbuck and Mike Newman. He stayed with Butlins honing his craft until 1963 after which he developed the character which was to become a national favourite ‘Mr. Parrotface' With just one appearance on Opportunity Knocks on August 1st 1964 Freddie was an overnight success, the rest being show business history as Freddie went on to become one of the UKs best loved comedy characters appearing in over 500 Television and Radio shows with his unique stand up routine. His act is still acknowledged today after more than 50 years as a professional comedian.
Mandy is one of the World’s finest female Cabaret and Close-up Magicians combining skilled sleight of hand with razor sharp wit. She has performed all over the world from Comedy Clubs to Buckingham Palace. Mandy is a skilled Magician, Comedienne, presenter and actress.
Mandy is the only woman ever to combine Comedy and Magic on the UK Comedy and Corporate circuits. She has a striking personality with a razor sharp wit and so creates a fantastic rapport, offering a great line in audience participation. She can adapt her show to any type of event and audience. Having performed all over the world from Comedy Clubs to the most prestigious corporate event.
Kristian Gaston Kremo, originally a Swiss citizen, was born in Paris into an internationally famous dynasty of artistes. He was trained by his father, Bela Kremo, a famous juggler himself. The Kremo’s presented a double act for six years beginning in 1970. The synchronized juggling of father and son transfixed audiences in variety theatres throughout Europe. Following that success, Kris began working as a solo juggler and immediately captured the attention of the public with his astounding manipulation of simple objects.
Kris has showcased his skills before the crowned heads of Europe including the Queen of England and Prince Philip, and King Carl Gustav XVI of Sweden. He holds the record for the longest continuous appearance by a juggler in Las Vegas where he performed his act for eleven years at The Stardust Hotel Las Vegas.
Some of his awards include the Las Vegas Award as Best Performing Juggler, the Silver Clown Award at the Monte Carlo International Circus Festival, and the International Association of Juggler’s Award of Excellence. The Guinness Book of World Records notes his quadruple pirouette and catch of three cigar boxes as unique.
Kris performed at the LIDO de Paris on and off for 20 years, and
the Swiss National Circus KNIE engaged him for five seasons. A regular performer at the Tiger Palast in Frankfurt Kris has also just returned from the USA touring with the Big Apple Cicus for 11 months.
Paul Stone was a full time Tradeshow performer for 10 years working for several blue chip companies at Tradeshows in major cities around the world including Paris, Rome, Jerusalem, London & Las Vegas.
For the past 30 years Paul has been a Show and Event Producer, producing hundreds of Corporate events at most major London Hotel venues, Grosvenor House, Dorchester, Savoy, Park Lane Hilton and Gala Shows at Her Majesty's Theatre, Theatre Royal Drury Lane as well as more than 20 shows at the world famous London Palladium Theatre including the acclaimed 'Tribute to Siegfried & Roy at the London Palladium' and 'Palladium Magic' celebrating 100 years of Magic at the London Palladium. Paul has also produced shows at Caesar's Palace, Mandalay Bay, Mirage and Orleans Hotel & Casinos in Las Vegas.
Dead Mans Uke
Dead Mans Uke are a two man band playing dirt swing, hokum and old blues tunes as well as crazy covers and anything else they fancy on double bass and a resonator ukulele that belonged to the legendary Tiny Tim...
They have played shows in bars, music venues, parties, festivals and theatres across the UK and recently in Prague, Dublin and Paris.
They have been described as the ‘Ukulele Kings of Cool’ and nominated for ‘Best Live Act’ by UKE magazine and are in big demand for festivals and shows across the UK this year as well as Austria, Czech Republic and more.
“Don’t miss the Dead Men Live!”
Will Grove-White | The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
"Dead Mans Uke is a two man band who rock vintage tunes in a new yet old kinda way!"
Wayne Federman | Comedian & Hollywood Actor
“With a live presence that is rare these days, you sometimes forget there’s only two people on stage.”
Mister Keith | Award Winning Songwriter