Monday, July 4, 2011

What got me started in magic?

A question I'm regularly asked, so thought I would answer here.

It all started in 1997. I was flicking through the tv channels, when I came across a 'mysterious stranger', performing pure miracles on the streets, for random people. He borrowed a coin, took a bite out of it, then blew it back together, and gave it back.

That moment right there, was when the magic bug bit.

This was the first time I had seen magic performed in this environment. I was never really a fan of big elaborate illusions. Although they looked good, you just knew it was down to smoke, mirrors, and trick boxes. But this was different.

This magician turned the camera around, and pointed it towards the audience. The focus was on them. He revolutionised magic. It's the best tv magic special ever to be made.

It wasn't just the magic effects he performed that hooked me in. It was the reaction of his audience. You could see the wonder, joy, laughter and amazement he brought out in people. That’s when I knew, that’s what I wanted to do.

So to answer the question, 'what got me started in magic?'

A TV special called 'Street Magic', by my favourite magician, David Blaine.

View a clip from that TV special here...

Friday, July 1, 2011


Have a look at the trailor for Magician Dynamo's brand new tv special. Magician Impossible! Starts July 7 on tv channel Watch. Don't miss it!