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Daryl McKinley uses a comedic approach to combine sleight of hand with sleight of mind in a way that will knock your guests for at least six.
His magic is driven by his core philosophy:
"Every minute you’re not dead should be spent getting the absolute most out of life.



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Around a decade.

Daryl's path to magic was an unconventional one. He spent most of his childhood on sports, academics, and almost anything other than pulling rabbits out of hats.

It would take until after his 16th birthday for Daryl to implore a willing family member to pick a card (any card).

Yet by 17, he was the Managing Director of an Enterprise Company which created and sold instructional magic kits.

In 2011, while studying for his fast-track Masters in Physics at the University of St Andrews, Daryl held a residency at a popular local restaurant and found himself performing at private events every week.

Daryl's sophisticated form of close up magic will astound your guests. Because this style of entertainment is performed at such close quarters, Daryl is able to move freely amongst your guests to add amazement and amusement almost any kind of event. His amazing sleight of hand, sleight of mind and entertaining delivery will be remembered by your guests for a long time to come.

Daryl is able to meet in the Edinburgh area should you wish to see a live demonstration before booking.


Whether it's during the photographs, wedding breakfast or evening reception, Daryl can take the biggest day of your life from being special to being magical. Pro tip: when choosing table decorations, opt for a low-profile centrepiece rather than an imposing bouquet so that your guests can speak to each other across the table (and everyone can see the magic). It is also best to arrange for the magic to come during a period of down-time, and ideally at a time when the magician won't have to compete with the volume of the band.


Having a dinner, a ball or a company party? Ideal. Daryl is a specialist at performing close-up magic at parties like these. His magic is upbeat, modern and perfectly suited to just about any type of party you can imagine.


From trade shows to conferences, Daryl can give you a professional edge. His engaging magic and energising speaking style will captivate your attendees.


An accomplished international speaker, Daryl delivers motivational keynotes and workshops to more than ten thousand people every year.

My magic is driven by my core philosophy:
"Every minute you’re not dead should be spent getting the absolute most out of life."
Through my interactive performances I strives to help others do just that.