It’s just over a week into the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and it’s been fantastic for me so far. I’m performing in two shows this year. They are going extremely well, with the audience feedback being very positive.
The first show is alongside Chris Dugdale in his show Sleightly Dishonest which is at Assembly Festival. The show deceives and confounds you as Chris weaves together the past, present and the completely implausible. Warping time and space, he’ll leave you questioning everything you believe to be true. Chris also performs the legendary Bullet Catch in the show – which you HAVE to see!
All details of the show and where you can get tickets are HERE.
The second show is my own one man show, Bibs’n’Bobs Reloaded which is part of the PBH Free Fringe. This is a FREE show that you don’t need tickets for – but you’re advised to get down early on the night to secure a seat as the room has been packed out every night! The show takes you on a journey through all different genres of magic using random props, personal items from the audience, and every day objects that you can relate to.
All details of the show are available HERE.
I look forward to seeing you from the stage!
“Can magic be dangerous?”
Sometimes I get asked this question, and the answer is yes!
In my performances I use sharp objects, chocolate, ice, and also fire – which all come with their individual risks. Fortunately nothing major has happened to me, apart from a few paper cuts from cards and also a few minor burns.
In my upcoming show Bibs’n’Bobs Reloaded, I will be taking a lot more risks than usual, especially in the finalé to the show.
Sometimes magic doesn’t always go to plan though. Have a look at this magician who puts a nail straight through his hand on Bolivian TV, HERE.
(Warning – Graphic Content)
I will be returning to the Edinburgh Fringe next month with my new show:
” Bibs’n’Bobs Reloaded “
The show will consist of some of my favourite pieces of magic, and also some new, never before seen routines. Random bits and pieces will be used to create a unique show that will leave you feeling amazed!
This is a free show as part of the PBH Free Fringe , and all details can be found HERE
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The Annexe, Liquid Rooms
At the weekend I went up to Perth for the Scottish Association Of Magical Societies, (SAMS) annual convention. There were guest lectures, competitions and workshops through out the whole weekend.
I competed on the Friday night in the Close-Up Magician Of The Year competition, along with another 7 acts that were shortlisted.
I performed 4 original tricks that I created myself, and they went down well with the judges and the audience.
The head judge was a famous magician from America called Doc Eason. It was a great honour to perform in front of him, and also to perform in the competition as a whole.
I ended up winning 1st place, making me the current Close-Up Magician of the year, and received the Anne Warlock Trophy for winning.
When I spoke to Doc after the competition he had this to say:
“you shone out amongst the other acts, and you were my favourite, good job”
I’m currently performing in Paphos, in Cyprus, and I was at dinner this evening with an English couple, and a German lady.
Dinner was at the Almyra Hotel which is part of the Thanos Hotel Group, and was excellent. There was a massive cruise ship sitting out at sea which looked amazing. Everyone was saying how good it looked and if it had been arranged for us (as a joke).
I said: “that is the entertainment – fireworks would also be set off from it and we would have a great show” – there was a mild chuckle.
I ended up doing a little bit of magic at the table, and did the usual card stuff, and then got the gentleman to name a random card that popped into his head – to which he replied: “the 9 of Diamonds” to which I informed him that this card was the ‘Curse Of Scotland’ card, ironically, to which everyone laughed… until he got his phone out and actually checked to see if I was right. (For more info: Click Here)
The night went on and then I did one last final trick which was a prediction one. I got a pen out and wrote down my prediction on a card, but then tore it and put it in my pocket and went for a different prediction instead. I folded the card into quarters and gave it to the German lady on my right to hold onto. I then got the guy to choose 3 items from the table, and then his wife to choose another 3 items.
They worked together to then narrow it down from the 6 items to the 3 items between them. I then said do you want to change your mind with any objects, to which the woman changed one of the objects.
I was then left with a pair of glasses, a spoon and a wine glass – out of about 25-30 items on the table.
I said to them to both pick up an item and the woman picked up the glasses and he picked up the spoon. I then removed the wine glass and talked a bit about suggestion, and how couples usually think the same thoughts etc.
I got them to clear their minds and I counted to 3 and on 3 they both had to name one of the 2 objects. They both named ‘The Spoon’ – and they instantly looked at each other.
The German lady then opened the card to reveal that I had written my prediction as ‘The Spoon’ and everyone went crazy – and started trying to work it out.
The guy then said, what about the one that you wrote down first, tore, and put in your pocket.
I took that out and gave it to him.
He opened it and it said ‘The Glasses’ which he couldn’t believe.
I love it when magic just ‘happens’
I’m just about to go to bed now, and I’m typing this on the balcony, of my lovely room at the Annabelle Hotel (again part of the Thanos Hotel Group), and you’re not going to believe what’s just happened…
… that’s right, they’ve just started setting off fireworks from the boat!
If I don’t make it back after my show on Sunday, they will probably have burnt me for witchcraft!!Read More
So last night I had the pleasure of performing at the Forth Valley Magic Circle’s , ‘Tricks At The Tryst’ show. The production took place at the Falkirk Town Hall which was a great venue.
I was the last act on, and performed 3 effects, including my ‘Shaping Water’ routine, where I form spheres of water from a bowl of water that has been examined by a spectator.Read More
Tricks at the Tryst – Saturday 24th May 2014 – Falkirk
This is Forth Valley Magic Circle’s annual show. If you like magic, or have never seen it live before then you need to come along to this show. I will be performing a brand new act, with an amazing finale and also ending to the complete show!
The Trickery – Sunday 1st June 2014 – Aberdeen
The Trickery is a monthly magic show held at NOX Club in Aberdeen. It showcases the best magicians in the world, and I’ve proudly been asked to perform in their June show. I will be performing my award winning manipulation act which is a feat not to be missed.
Bibism – 2nd-8th August 2014 – Edinburgh
I will be performing my own one man show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year. This will take place at The Annexe, (which is part of The Liquid Rooms), in Edinburgh. It is part of The PBH Free Fringe, therefore it means it’s free to get into. It’s at 10pm-11pm, and I’ll only be performing for 7 nights.Read More