Cirque Du Soul #3 – Nightclub Magician Bristol

The monthly touring circus themed club night is in Bristol tonight!

Here’s a glimpse of the magic and mayhem from Nottingham in February:

Unfortunately, my hands/cards are only in the above video for a split second (3.7 Brownie Points if you actually spot me) but there’s plenty of footage of Bruce and Zayne – my friends/colleagues/crew members at work entertaining the crowds with acrobatic stilts, fire breathing/fire eating, angle grinding and general nonsense!

Nightclub Magician Nottingham

Last month’s Cirque Du Soul was awesome fun driving to Nottingham, watching Zayne and Bruce have a laugh with the queuing clubbers before my slot, then performing my close up magic from midnight until 2am. I met some lovely people, even received some tips and had a great time blowing peoples minds! I was trapped in one corner literally for about half an hour as a crowd began to grow and grow around me because everyone kept telling their friends to come over and check out how crazy my magic was!

I was disappointed that I didn’t take a change of clothes to the first event in Leeds in January, so I made sure I got changed out of my suit when nightclub magician mode was over and did a bit of b-boying (breakdancing) with the guys.

Then the most inspirational thing happened at the end of the night – a guy who’d been watching us dance got up and joined in… (this usually happens quite a lot with drunken idiots) he didn’t really know exactly what he was doing, but you could tell he had a huge amount of enthusiasm and passion to join in and be part of what we were doing, so he was going for it – then out of nowhere he just got up and tried to do a front somersault! His feet hit the floor, but he landed on his bum, so he got straight back up and tried again!

Bruce stepped in and gave him some quick tips and we all gave him some encouragement then he threw it again and landed it! BOOM! For the first time in his life, whilst drunk, this guy threw a front somersault and landed it on a hard floor!

You can tell when somebody is dedicated and just going to do something. You could see it in him, he was absolutely focussed, enthused and was determined to succeed… so he did! 

Myself and Bruce had an in-depth conversation about this which lead to discussing psychology and other interesting things on the journey home.

We also stopped off at a service station just before 5am and whilst waiting for our food, Bruce couldn’t resist the temptation of a large smooth floor so tried to pull out some moves, haha! Here’s how that went:

So after dropping Bruce off, I didn’t get to bed until after 7am…

But tonight is going to be even more challenging as it’s twice as far to Bristol! 

I wanted to stay over in Bristol and have a lovely day by the seaside, but I’ve been booked as a close up magician at a 40th Birthday Party in the afternoon on Saturday, so I have to come straight back!

It looks like tonight is going to be the 3rd Cirque Du Soul in a row to sell out so it should be a huge amount of fun all over again, can’t wait!

I should be fine for Saturday (in theory), but I apologise if I’m looking a little tired at Sunday’s Wedding Fayre at Southwood in Halifax…

Wedding Fayre at Southwood Events venue in Halifax, West Yorkshire

If you’re getting married and planning your wedding, come along on Sunday 3rd March 2013 to see this wedding magician flaunting his skills in person – a great opportunity to meet me and see my magic in action as well as discuss any requirements or questions you might have. There’ll also be lots of other lovely suppliers to check out and get wedding ideas from, and probably cupcakes… there’s usually cupcakes 🙂

Best Wedding Entertainer in Leeds – Wedding Industry Experts 2012 Awards

Professional Wedding Magician in Leeds

Towards the end of the hectic wedding magician season last year, I entered the Wedding Industry Experts Awards 2012, along with hundreds of professional wedding suppliers including wedding photographers, wedding videographers, wedding florists, wedding venues, wedding bands and of course other professional wedding magicians – pretty much every kind of wedding vendor you could think of from England, Scotland, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand!

I asked brides, grooms, previous clients and their guests who had actually seen me perform as a wedding magician to vote for me as the Best Entertainer (Non Musical). Not only was I competing against other wedding magicians, but a whole range of other professional wedding entertainers such as caricature artists, casinos, photo booths and other top wedding entertainers in Leeds, England and worldwide.

I was delighted that in the short space of time the voting was open I received lots of votes and encouraging messages from people who had hired me for their weddings showing their support!

Wedding Industry Experts 2012 Awards – Results

So for those lovely people who voted, you’ll probably want to know the results…

Oliver Parker – Close Up Magician
Best Entertainer (Non Musical)
Total number of votes: 109

Congratulations! You have achieved the following:
Winner: Best Entertainer (Non Musical) – Leeds
Finalist: Top 10 Best Entertainer (Non Musical) – England – Ranking: 4 of 10
Finalist: Top 100 Best Entertainer (Non Musical) – Worldwide – Ranking: 8 of 100

Not only was I awarded the best wedding entertainer in Leeds award, but I was also a finalist coming 4th overall in the country and ranking in the top 10 (coming 8th) in the whole world, wow!

So, a massive thank you for all of my previous clients and fans – the wonderful Brides & Grooms and their guests who voted for me as the best wedding entertainer in Leeds – you deserve a magic trick (just ask me to show you some magic next time you see me!).

I already have plenty of weddings booked in for 2013 so look forward to another fun year helping couples celebrate their special day in style!

If you want to add a bit of extra magic to your wedding day, I’d love to be your wedding magician…

GET YOUR WEDDING MAGICIAN QUOTE NOW!

 

Have a Magical Christmas and New Year!

Merry New Christmas!

Before preparing for tonight’s Christmas Eve party in Harrogate (which will be the 3rd year in a row they’ve hired me!) I thought I would do a little bit of magic to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year… (Looks better full screen and HD when watching)

(Note: I have changed my phone lock pattern just in case any evil people are watching too closely and planning on compromising my phone at some point in the future…)

Thank you!

Thanks for watching and following me on social media sites (find links at the bottom of the page and in the sidebar on the right if you want to be kept updated), thanks to those of you who have hired me to perform at your event (or several events) throughout the last year and thanks for just generally allowing me to share my passion and make people happy – because that’s what makes me happy 😀

Christmas Magician

As you can assume, this Christmas party magician season has been pretty hectic – even busier than previous years including some small close up magic shows at private parties, loads of mix and mingle magic/strolling magic at corporate Christmas parties, staff parties, office parties and promotional events for previous and new clients such as Red Bull Technology, Asda, Squire Sanders and many more! But it doesn’t even stop here, as well as tonight’s Christmas Eve party, I have several corporate Christmas parties booked in throughout January – so if you’re company is planning a delayed Christmas party in January, please get in touch, I still have a bit of availability so might be able to come and add an extra special magic twist to get people talking!

If you’re interested in some awesome entertainment for next year’s events please get in touch as soon as you can before I’m fully booked…

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Have a truly magical Christmas and New Year! 

Just ask yourself: If I repeat what I did today 365 times, will I be where I want to be in a year’s time?

“May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions!”

Joey Adams

Recent Event Statistics

“So… have you had much work on recently?”

This is something I’ve been asked countless times, not just by friends, but from guests at events and people interested in booking a close up magician. So I thought I would take a moment to calculate and share some interesting statistics from the last couple of months.

In July and August alone…Birthday party magician

I was hired to perform close up magic at 27 different events in the last 2 months! That averages out at around 3 and a third events per week, although the majority were obviously at weekends.

Out of those 27, I was performing as a wedding magician on 10 different couples big days, an adult Birthday party magician at 8 events, a night club magician on 3 different occasions, wedding anniversary magician on a few other dates, as well as a corporate magician, engagement party magician and even as a Christening magician!

So how many scenic drives has your new car had?

B-Boy Twist - Breakdance show after performing close up magic

“You guys did an excellent job on the dance floor and you did a fantastic job as a magician. People are talking about you still!” – Curt Johnson

These events have included performances as far as Gorleston-on-sea in Great Yarmouth for a 40th Birthday party where I was hired to perform magic followed by a breakdance show with my crew at a beautiful location next to the best British beach I’ve ever seen – this 5+ hour journey required an overnight stay! Another close up magician slot followed by a breakdance show combo was for an Envision event at Leeds City Museum.

Breakdancers for hire

“Oliver is professional, full of energy and cool. Not only has he provided us with excellent customer service but he also made our events pretty funky and special!” – Laurie Clemenceau – Envision Co-Ordinator

Night club magician - Oliver Parker

Night Club Magician – Performing at Mission in Leeds

I’ve also entertained at Entourage night club in Manchester, weddings in Richmond, Great Broughton in Middlesbrough, The Rudding Park Hotel in Harrogate, Rothwell in Leeds, Halifax, The Waterton Park Hotel at Walton Hall in Wakefield (one of my favourite venues!), Brighouse, Huddersfield, a couple of Asian weddings – one of which at the Craiglands Hotel in Ilkley (another favourite venue!), a close up magic show in Giggleswick, a party in Whitby, a nightclub in Bradford, as well as several events in and around Leeds! It was nice to be back to my home town of Horsforth in Leeds for a joint 50th and 21st Birthday party too!

Yorkshire Wedding Magician

Wedding Magician in Tunstall, Richmond – North Yorkshire

I was actually booked as a surprise for several of these events – a surprise magician seems to be a really popular idea at the moment and always goes down really well!

Of course every single event was enormous fun, I met a lot of fantastic people and I’ve been encouraged to push even harder to learn new and exciting magic to get great reactions from the guests!

And the last statistic:

I received 100% positive feedback from the people who booked me 🙂 including emails of thanks from very satisfied Brides & Grooms and testimonials from ecstatic clients on my Feedback page as well as my Google+ Corporate & Wedding Magician page!

So that’s mostly what I’ve been up to in this none existent summer – having a totally awesome time amazing the heck out of, what must have been, thousands of people at plenty of different events!

Coming up this week I’ll be performing office magic as a corporate magician for O2 again in Leeds for their Guru department’s 1st Anniversary, a surprise wedding magician in Bradford (shhhhh, don’t tell them) and adding a touch of my magic to a 50th Birthday party in Chapel Allerton!

So now you know I’ve got plenty of performance experience up my sleeves (but nothing else, honest) and am a full time professional close up magician – you know you can trust me as your specialist close up magician.

I’m expecting Christmas party magician season this year to be even busier than these last 2 months so if you’re in need of something different to break the ice and give your guests/staff something fun to chat about…

Add a sprinkle of awesomeness to your event

Get in touch now before I’m fully booked!