Pete The Magician is one of a rare breed of performers in the Magical Arts who is truly adept at performing to audiences right across the board, regardless of age or demographic.
From the outrageous silliness of a children's birthday party, to the smooth sophistication of a corporate mix and mingle or even a mind reading show specifically targeted for a family audience of mums, dads and teens, Pete is a showman of expert ability, who's affable style, charismatic personality and quirky humour makes him an incredibly popular choice.
Whatever your event or celebration, why not opt for Pete The Magician? You could witness:
Close Up Magic
Close-up magic plays to small audiences in informal settings, be it at a bar or around a dinner table.
A mix-and-mingle approach is most popular for this type of entertainment, although it's also quite common for Pete to 'table-hop' too - moving from table to table during the course of a meal.
For smaller gatherings, a longer, more formal performance works well, often delivered to the whole group at once. This can be perfromed with the performer and audience seated around a table.
Since he is also a master of ad libbing, and thinking on his feet, Pete uses a liberal mix of traditional visual magic and mental magic to suit the moment and clientelle, often with hilarious comedic results!
Magic & Mind Reading
Pete's magic and mind reading shows have been one of the highlights of the Edinburgh Festival for several successive years, where he has returned by popular demand. However, far from presenting himself as the scary Svengali-type, Pete's approach is frendly, fun and often irreverent. His act having been developed for stand-up comedy stages rather than for any serious theatrical purpose.
Pete's new stand-up material features a more liberal mix of mainstream magic alongside his favourite mindreading stunts. Always wary not to be seen to 'show off', Pete maintains a high degree of audience interaction, and always sets out to chase laughter as his first priority.
Prior to going full-time as a magician, Pete works as an IT journalist, and attended many trade shows and product launches. As such, he's seen the best and the worst of corporate presentation, and can't stress enough how important it is to keep corporate guests and clients entertained!
If clients feel good about the overall event, that feeling will extend to the company and its products. Magic can provide a fun time-out from the on-message sales pitch, but can also be used to present products and services in a new context.
Many of the illusions Pete performs can be adapted to involve your products or company logos rather than my usual props. Mindreading stunts and feats of 'mind control' can be used to influence the selection of your product over those of a competitor - all done in a fun and irreverent manner, of course!
For trade shows, consider booking close-up magic at the exhibition stand. Regardless of how relevant the illusions are to your products and services, magic serves to build a crowd, and crowds attract even more interest. Simply catching people's attention can turn a random passer-by into a new client!
Children's Magic Shows
Weddings, civil partnerships, christenings, or any other event that brings families together will almost certainly have children in attendance. For smaller groups of kids, the close-up magic he perform is a popular distraction from the grown up activities - it's fun and accessible to audiences of all ages. Pete can also be called upon to twist balloon animals, but recommend making this an additional session on the booking, as demand from children can be incredibly high!
For larger groups of kids, a full magic show could work well, and Pete's 45-minute kids' shows are daft, irreverent and interactive, playing well for age range three to ten.
Peace of Mind
For you peace of mind, Pete is fully CRB checked and covered by Public Liability Insurance.
He is also a member of The Actor's Union, Equity.
Show lengths are entirely variable and adaptable to suit, dependent upon on the number of guests and the style and format of the performance. So please feel to phone or email to discuss your needs!
First & Foremost Entertainment is delighted to be able to offer Pete's amazing and varied talents to our clients, and we cannot recommend his shows highly enough. Book him without delay! You will be amazed!
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