This week we chatted to one of our amazing magicians, Michael.
BC: Hello there, so who are you?
Michael: My name is Michael the Magician.
BC: Describe what you do in one sentence?
Michael: As a “magic circle magician” I provide interactive entertainment at both formal/informal events throughout the UK.
BC: What makes you different from other magicians?
Michael: I try to make my style very interactive, relaxed and enjoyable for my clients as possible. It’s important for me to hear my clients laugh with amusement just as much as gasp with amazement.
BC: How did you become a magician?
Michael: Magic was always a hobby for me since I was a child. After numerous years trying to work miracles for the NHS, I decided to see if I could expand my audience, my skills, and of course my bank balance!
BC: Who is your favourite magician?
Michael: David Copperfield has been one of my favourite magicians since childhood. He understands what an audience wants and delivers it to them in such a natural and emotive way. I remember watching him perform and thinking if magic was real this is what it would look like.
What has been your favourite ever event (and why)?
Michael: I recently was booked to perform at a 50th wedding anniversary and that was surprisingly one of the funniest and most enjoyable nights that sticks in my mind. There was so much laughter and love in the room amongst this huge family reunion that it was a pleasure just to witness.
BC: What would be your ideal event?
Michael: It’s hard to say really as I enjoy the variety of bookings, from corporate events to weddings to private parties they can all be enjoyably unique. An ideal event although seemingly obvious would be a good venue, a great crowd and awesome reactions.
BC: Who have you most enjoyed performing for/meeting on an event?
Michael: I performed for Daniel Radcliffe recently, which was an honour because in addition to receiving some great reactions, he was one of the most humblest and down to earth celebrity’s that I have met.
BC: What do you do the rest of the time (when you’re not doing your act)?
Michael: Practise, Practise, Practise! I enjoy a variety of activities such as: skydiving, juju jitsu, working out, reading and acting. I’ve also just had my second salsa lesson, which was fun, but now it’s hard to walk down the street without doing the mamba.