I have worked as a close-up magician who has performed for numerous weddings, corporate and private events. And throughout that time, I’ve gathered my own small treasure trove of information on what potential clients should keep in mind when hiring magicians.
Here, I present some advice that I think will help you hire just the right close-up magician in the UK for your special event.
What You Should Know
·Go for the Professionals
Obvious, yet not so! Clients have come to me so many times with horror stories about amateurs ruining their events.
Don’t fall for the cheap rates. If you want a high-class show, hire a professional magician who can deliver that. Look through their Facebook and Twitter feeds. Check their reviews and ask other clients what they found lacking (if a review says so). Don’t hire substandard entertainment to save a bit of cash.
·Match the Magician for Your Event
For smaller events (less than 300 guests), close-up magic is the best option for entertainment. This type of magic is strolling magic so the magician will be able to roam among the guests and put a little show when needed. They would require no spotlight or backdrops for their performance. If you have a massive party or event, you’d be better off reserving a large portion of your budget to setting up for a stage magician.
·Check their Website
As amagician in London, I understand the power of first impressions. This is why I maintain my website and offer as much information as possible so clients make their hiring decision quickly. If a close-up magician has a poorly designed website or no website at all, that just shows that they don’t consider themselves to be a working professional.
·Search for Evidence of the Quality
An experienced magician providesvideos and testimonials on their site to present a real picture to potential clients. Check promo reels and video footage on the magician’s website and watch closely. If there is a clip of them being talked about in a newscast, search for it on other sources. If they have the skill set and the profile to match their efforts, you’ll find even more news and clips of them performing.
Hiring a Close-up Magician
With 10 years of experience under my belt, I can safely say that I’ve had my fair share of events to work with.
Close-up magic is very versatile and I can customise it to fit any event. Hire meand add that special touch of magic to make the occasion even more special!