Prestidigitation, or sleight-of-hand magic as it’s more commonly known, is the foundation on which all close-up magic is based.
The word ‘sleight’ is a combination of an old English word ‘sleghth’ meaning cunning and skill, and the Norse word ‘sloeght’ meaning sly. When performing sleight of hand magic, magicians use their dexterity to skilfully make things happen without their audiences realising what’s going on – it’s this surprise element that makes what we do seem like magic.
Whilst a seasoned professional magician will make a trick look effortless and easy, it actually takes a lot of practice to get to this stage. When I was learning my trade, I’d spend hours and hours and hours getting the tricks right. And I still practise a lot even now to ensure my performances are always nothing less than dazzling!
I’m booked to perform my sleight of hand, close-up magic throughout the year at weddings, birthday parties and corporate events.
The great thing about sleight-of-hand magic is that it appeals to people of all ages. I enjoy the joy on the faces of people aged from 2 to 92 (or possibly older). Magic is the perfect entertainment option where a variety of ages and personalities will be present – this is why so many happy couples hire me to sprinkle some magic on their wedding.
I’m always thrilled by the amazed looks and big smiles on people’s faces as they marvel at the tricks I perform – if you would like to see them for yourself, click here to watch some of the event video’s!
Sleight of hand magic is also an excellent way to entertain people at corporate events. When you’re bringing together so many people with different interests and outlooks, finding entertainment the majority will enjoy is tricky. Having a close-up magician performing table magic or entertaining small groups of guests is bound to be a winner!
The best magician I have ever seen, producing fire one moment then a block of ice the next. AMAZING.
Unbelievably, bloody brilliant, astonishing magic.
My card was frozen in a block of ice – it’s utter madness but sheer brilliance.
I don’t know whether to be amazed or to just burn you at the stake.
It’s truly baffling.
All I can say is just WOW.
OH MY GOD! How is that possible?
Outstanding magic. A magnificent eye catching performance.
Tonight I witnessed real magic happen right before my very eyes.
I was captivated from start to finish, exceptional entertainer.
One of the finest purveyors of the magical arts I have ever seen.
Utterly Mind Boggling Brilliance.