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MEET SOME OF OUR MEMBERS
Ian has been performing magic professionally for 20 years, and has won numerous awards. His most recent award is the WAM Stage Magician of 2011!
Ian performs professional magic at corporate and adult events: dinners, weddings, christenings, parties and bar mitzvahs. He also has a great magic’n’fun show for children. Sometimes he will combine the two!
Telephone: 020 8238 9117
Mobile: 07752 133871
Magic for adults – Paul provides the very best in magical entertainment. He will charm and delight your guests with his unique blend of close-up magical artistry, leaving them amazed, bemused and bewildered but above all thoroughly entertained. Whether it be mix and mingle or table magic, the perfect complement to your special occasion.
Magic for kids – Voted UK Children’s Entertainer of the Year. Known as Colonel Custard, Paul has been entertaining kids for over a decade with his unique blend of fun-filled magical mayhem.
Close-up magic: www.PaulMegram.com
Telephone: 01296 682 624
Mobile: 07956 536 752
Winner of WAM’s:
Stage Magician of the Year
Close-up Magician of the Year
Children’s Entertainer of the year
and The Billy McComb Trophy
Paul is also the current Chairman
Now that’s what you call lucky!
Dov Citron aka “Captain Calamity” is a children’s entertainer and character actor who utilises magic, story telling, games, slapstick, circus skills, balloon modelling, puppets, dancing and song to enchant children of all ages in a world of interactive adventure.
With Captain Calamity the audience become the stars, engaging with Dov and becoming part of the act. They are invited to shout out, jump up and get stuck into the action, becoming a member of a pirate crew or students at the Irazimus School of Wizardry or even joining the Mad Hatter for a spot of tea.
Anything is possible when Captain Calamity taps into the unlimited resource that is the human imagination!
Madonna’s children, David and Rocco, 11 Downing Street, and The Sultan of Brunei, are just a few of Captain Calamity’s happy clients.
Telephone: 07985 535 472
Barry is an experienced magician and a member of the Magic Circle, which he first joined in 1974.
Barry has over thirty years experience as a financial adviser, and is the founder of Eclipse Financial Services. He has specialist knowledge in: residential and the buy to let mortgages, general insurance, life assurance and critical illness cover. He is also licensed by the FSA to advise on pensions, investments and debt counselling.
Telephone: 07836 581 812
Lee Bell aka “The Great Belldini” has been doing magic now for over ten years and has performed at many different functions, events and festivals. He performs “Close up” and “Showtime” magic.
“I like performing for anyone, any time, any place, any where with my mind-blowing magic and close up tricks. My favourite trick is the world famous Cups and Balls Routine and I am proud to be a member of WAM.”
Telephone: 07753 430 225
At the forefront of modern magic and developing some of the latest ideas for professional performers, Steve Rowe offers his TV style close-up magic performance to clients all over the world.
Telephone: 07974 710 738
If you’re looking for an entertainer to create lasting memories at your event – be it a Wedding, Award Ceremony, Trade Show, Party or Family Get-Together (in fact, almost ANY event that you could think of) – then you’ve come to the right place. As a professional multi-award winning Magician and Magic inventor with over 20 years performing experience, Andy’s unusual approach to Magic has seen him perform from the intimacy of Birthday Parties and Weddings, to Grand Corporate Affairs, Gala Dinners and Celebrity events throughout the U.K. and Europe.
Thousands of people over the years have enjoyed Andy’s style of entertainment including many celebrities from the world of Film, Television, Comedy, Music and Sport.
A Crazy Mix of Magic, Comedy and Audience Participation using a Spike, a Straightjacket, Baby JoJo and a Parrot all make Andy’s Cabaret show one that you’ll remember forever and his Close-Up Magic will leave you spellbound. So if you’ve got an event and you want your guests entertained, you couldn’t do a lot better than inviting Andy Clockwise along to entertain them. Fun Magic with lots of audience participation will leave your guests talking for hours, if not minutes after he’s finished messing about.
Andy is proud to be a member of Equity and The Magic Circle (Associate of the Inner Magic Circle – Silver Star) and is a regular performer at their Headquarters for public events”.
Telephone 01279411601 / 07958415518
Award-winning magician Julie Carpenter is based in Watford and is also a member of The Magic Circle. She has won several awards for her magic and has appeared on several television channels. She performs for children as Auntie Julie and for adults as Julie Michelle Carpenter.
Telephone: 01923 720 040
Martin Cox doesn’t like to think of himself as a close-up magician, but rather a close-up entertainer. His act isn’t just about card tricks, or sawing a lady in half. The approach is interactive, and considering his past exploits and accomplishments, there is not an audience he cannot control and thoroughly entertain.
Telephone: 01279 659 562
Dave Le Fèvre
WAM’s Membership Secretary, Dave Le Fèvre, taking some competitive time off with a blue back bicycle.
Telephone: 020 8363 9218
Lee Florida is an award-winning magician who started performing magic in 1998. Since then he has worked all over the UK. He has appeared on television, been in the finals of the close-up competitions at The Magic Circle and won The Close-Up Magician of the Year at Watford. Whether it’s a sporting venue, corporate dinner, wedding or private affair, Lee will make sure your guests have a magical experience never to forget!
Wayne Murphy aka Wayne Wonder offers an amazing blend of magic, circus stunts, puppets, action games and hilarious comedy to entertain any family audience. Based in Buckinghamshire Wayne Wonder travels throughout Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and London.
Telephone: 07845 418 562
Jessy D. Riley is an Alternative Magician. Dee’s dark humour, quick wit and style make him unique. Dee is young at heart, and strives to dazzle and wow, with humour, charm and eyeliner!
Dee started performing magic when he as just 13, when as part of the “Illusio Duo” he performed a magic and mentalism act for fifty people. His influences to date are Derren Brown (who for some unknown reason likes to call him Dek), Mark Paul, Leather Jerry, Gee Whizz, Colonel Custard, Richard Leigh and Jeff Hall. Dee seeks to bring together music and magic, and in 2010 Dee’s “Dance of the Hours” won WAM’s Gil Leaney Stage Competition. Recent stage shows include “The Illusion Of Laughter” and “Disaster Piece”.
Telephone: 07849 603 484
THE STARS’ FAVOURITE MAGICIAN!
Darryl Rose – Award-Winning magician for Mix and Mingle, Close Up, Cabaret Magic, Walkabout, Product Launches and Trade Shows.
London based, Darryl Rose the international award winning television magician has performed his elite, entertaining Cabaret, Close-up and Trade Show magic Worldwide. With his unique, entertaining and creative magic, he has performed for rock stars and royalty, politicians and public, and his approach to magic has awarded him Life and Gold Star Membership of the Inner Magic Circle.
Darryl has received a standing ovation performing on a Sunday Night at The London Palladium, and Celebrities around the world have been amazed at his unique magic.
Darryl became the fastest magical entertainer in the sky when he performed on board Virgin Atlantic’s Inaugural flight from Boston to London. He continues to dazzle and his audiences everywhere he performs.
He can also take on any disguise to perform as a character of your choice for themed events and publicity stunts, and he also makes a perfect compère.
Also, watch out…as Darryl may even pick a pocket or two with his unique fabulous pick pocketing!
Telephone: 07970 624 424
Carl Charlesworth is a ‘relatively’ young professional, who takes pride in his appearance, both physical and fashion. This plays an important role in representing you.
Carl is not just some guy who ‘does tricks’. He has years of experience, entertaining people, performing magic that some people only believe possible on TV. He is a down-to-earth, fun guy, with a magnetic personality. He puts his audience at ease, allowing them to just relax, have fun and enjoy his humour and magic.
Professional Magician; Carl Charlesworth was voted Best International Comedy Magic Act of the Year 2010 – 2014, as part of his double act. Member of the Magic Circle and Equity Performing Arts. Public Liability Insured.
Carl has performed with and for a number of celebrities, some of which include JLS, Lemar, UB40’s Ali Campbell, Duncan James, Simon Webbe, James Corden, Chipmunk, Jamie Oliver, Rio Ferdinand, Frank Lampard, Gareth Gates and Shane Richie.
Telephone: 0800 0588991 | 07749 541943
Gary Schiffman is an Award Winning Close-up Illusionist and member of the world famous Magic Circle.
With his sleek style and modern magic, whether you’re looking for something different to entertain your guests or the perfect ice breaker, Gary will ensure your guests remember your event long after they have left.
Although based in North London & Hertfordshire, Gary regularly travels the UK and Europe to perform.
If you would like to see Gary in action, he can be regularly seen entertaining the customers at Qzeen – Indian Dining Restaurant in Bushey, Hertfordshire as their resident magician.
Telephone: 07826 925502
Bedfordshire-based Close up Magician Martin Scarborough, member of The Magic Circle, has entertained throughout the UK and worldwide. His unique blend of humour and magic has Martin booked for weddings, trade shows, corporate events and private parties for various clients, major companies, famous celebrities and government organisations. Covering all of Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and London.
Close-up magic: www.whosthemagician.co.uk
Telephone: 07792 103237
Martin is also a busy children’s entertainer and one half of duo Auntie JoJo Magic Martin. They provide children’s magic shows for birthday parties, balloon modelling, face painting and workshops suitable for older children and schools.
Children’s magic: www.auntiejojomagicmartin.co.uk
Ensure “squeals” of delight from the party guests simply by contacting Colin Watkins for a unique brand of magical entertainment. You and your guests will be amazed with his comedy magic with his wonder animals, doves, fish and of course Titch the rabbit, who would love to say hello to you. With spinning plates, disco lights, smoke, bubble machine and music Colin will ensure a memorable party for all. Great for adults and children.
Telephone: 01582 794935
Mobile: 07961 817834
WAM is always looking for new members who have a serious interest in magic
Membership of WAM costs £40 per annum. Temporary membership for a night costs £10.