Edge of Magic

Edge of Magic

Edge of Magic locationReading, Berkshire

(30 Reviews)

As the founder of edgeofmagic I have over 10 years experience as a professional magician at an array of celebrations across the UK. I began performing magic at a very early age and now have the pleasure of entertaining people as a full time career, as well as supplying top quality performers as part of the edgeofmagic brand.

As a member of the prestigious Magic Circle, the magic I perform is the kind you'd see on TV but performed right under your nose, before your very eyes, up close and personal. My performances are classical with a modern edge and normally have a few twists hidden within. I can entertain in a pre-dinner drinks setting or around tables as guests are seated.

My philosophy is to make sure every guest is entertained during a celebration and to take a little strain off the event planner! Whether for 10 or 1000 guests, I believe that the experience should be the same for all.

For large scale events, I offer a service which can supply a number of top quality professional magicians with over 10,000 hours of experience and knowledge! When holding an event with a large number of people, it is recommended to book 1 magician to every 100 guests.

Choosing magicleighmagic will guarantee that your guests receive a truly remarkable and magical experience.


I have a video of an event recently I was asked to perform at. Please let me know if you would like me to send this over to you.

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Edge of Magic Reviews

Edge of Magic Reviews


Review of Edge of Magic by Jamie Mundy
5 03/08/2018 Jamie Mundy

Leigh stepped in at very short notice after a late cancellation and helped to make our company summer party a great success! Both adults and children enjoyed his magic and the walk around element gave everyone a chance to enjoy this!

We would have no hesistation in recommending Leigh / Edge of Magic for anyone looking for great magic and entertainment!

Review of Edge of Magic by JANE
5 27/04/2018 JANE

Edge of Magic was a superb choice of entertainment.
He was polite and professional at all times and the feedback from all the guests has been incredibly positive .. I would highly recommend Edge Of Magic for any function.

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Review of Edge of Magic by Bless kim
5 09/03/2018 Bless kim

Leigh is a wonderful magician! I could not recommend him highly enough. A true professional to work with from start to finish, he amazed our young people with his outstanding tricks, friendly demeanour and humorous entertainment. It is rare to come across an entertainer who is so accommodating and willing to go above and beyond to make our day so memorable. Leigh attended our celebration event for some of Reading’s young people and cast smiles and amazement across dozens of faces. I would highly recommend Leigh for any event as his skills and personality will wow young and old in any situation. Thanks for everything Leigh.

Review of Edge of Magic by Adam Calvesbert
5 31/01/2018 Adam Calvesbert

I hired Leigh to perform at a Military Officers Mess Christmas function. I found him to be very professional and on hand to answer questions throughout the booking process. On the night he did a fantastic job of canvassing the crowd and entertaining as many people as possible. I had nothing but positive comments about his performance and would thoroughly recommend him for any other Military or large function in the future.

Review of Edge of Magic by Sian Peck
5 16/01/2018 Sian Peck

Leigh performed at our wedding on New Years Eve 2017. He made such an impression that he was the talk of most tables at breakfast the morning after. The kids loved the tricks and the adults were dumfounded - all were greatly entertained. Due to being rushed around for photographs and the rest of it, I didn't get to see Leigh and I thought I had missed him - but he came over to the top table before dinner was served and showed us a bit of magic and we were totally blown away!! We were laughing (I was screaming in shock at some points!) throughout and we got a little Ace of Hearts keepsake card with our names on it. A fantastic couple of hours, Leigh is an excellent magician and entertainer, couldn't recommend him more! Thank you Leigh!

Review of Edge of Magic by Wendy McCall
5 15/01/2018 Wendy McCall

We had Leigh performing his magic tricks at our Christmas Party, he had his work cut out visiting all the tables and performing several different tricks under close scrutiny. Feedback from everyone was really positive. Leigh was professional, friendly and we would certainly recommend him

Review of Edge of Magic by Kayleigh Lyford
5 19/11/2017 Kayleigh Lyford

Truly amazing!! My wedding guests were thrilled and even my sceptics had to admit they were very impressed. Total pro, even with kids and drunk wedding guests around Leigh was spot on! Warm, friendly, beautifully witty and funny...could not have asked for more.

Review of Edge of Magic by Maria Kafel
5 16/11/2017 Maria Kafel

Leigh is a GREAT magician. He entertained our guests for the day at our wedding and broke the ice for a lot of people. Everyone raved about him all night. Can't rate him high enough. Lovely guy!

Review of Edge of Magic by Maria
5 29/10/2017 Maria

We used Leigh for our wedding day to entertain our guests and be an ice breaker for the tables etc. I cannot rate him highly enough. He was amazing and our guests kept saying it to us all through out the day. He was so good at what he does!! Thank you Leigh from Maria & Dean xx

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Review of Edge of Magic by Andy Ellis
5 20/05/2016 Andy Ellis

Have seen Leigh perform several times, both really close-up (at our restaurant table) and from a bit of a distance (on the street, to passers by), and always really enjoyed the show. I'm a bit of a cynic and not easily impressed, but he wowed me every time, He also has good, amusing patter, which makes his show very entertaining, handling both hecklers and nervous little kids very well.

Review of Edge of Magic by Stephanie Hirst
5 Stephanie Hirst

We hired Leigh for the wedding of our daughter Amelia and her husband Dan on 27th Aug 2016. There were a lot of guests of all ages ranging from 2 yrs old to people in their 70s. There were groups of friends and relatives, but also there were some couples who did not know any of the other guests. I was a little worried that some of the guests would feel a bit isolated, and I knew I could not spend a lot of time with any set of guests. I need not have worried because Leigh managed to bring them together in groups and break the ice. He is an excellent magician and provided a lot of fun at the beginning of the reception. Also he gave people something to talk about. The Bride and Groom were delighted with their special gift which magically appeared in their hands. Well done Leigh. I can certainly recommend you for any event.

Review of Edge of Magic by Leigh Janes
5 Leigh Janes

Thank you Leigh for making my Sons Christening very special indeed. Absolutely blew my mind and turned a cynic into a believer. The way you drew us all in with your tricks and personality was outstanding and I cannot wait to see you again. Your Sharpies pen has made me question everything I believe in, what you did shouldn't be possible if I saw that on the telly I'd never believe it but seeing it for my self has amazed me beyond belief. If anyone reading this is in two minds weather you should book him or not then don't think any more book him straight away.. Amazing!

Review of Edge of Magic by Edward Bonilla
5 Edward Bonilla

Leigh, you were absolutely amazing at Eddie's 50th birthday! I received so many lovely compliments about you, and you sure had me entranced. Thank you for providing such fantastic entertainment :)

Review of Edge of Magic by Jo Letty
5 Jo Letty

I arranged for Leigh as a surprise for my son's family 21st party. His magic was amazing but he was also such a fabulous performer, so entertaining and funny. I cannot recommend him highly enough.

Thank you Leigh

Review of Edge of Magic by Joanne Smith
5 Joanne Smith

Leigh performed at a corporate event last week and was fantastic! I have had so much positive feedback from all the guests and would use him on future events.

If you are looking for an entertainer I would recommend Leigh!

Review of Edge of Magic by Alexandra Carnegie
5 Alexandra Carnegie

Leigh performed at our wedding a few weeks ago and was absolutely amazing! His magic is just mind-blowing and guests have been talking about him ever since!! He was very professional and was able to interact brilliantly with guests. He performed a very special trick for my husband and I too which was a really special moment. I could not recommend him enough. Thanks Leigh!

Review of Edge of Magic by Adam Arnold
5 Adam Arnold

Magic Leigh preformed at my Dads leaving do, he had everyone entertained for hours and people are still talking about him.
If you want to be entertained and amazed, then Magic Leigh is the man to book!

Review of Edge of Magic by Chris Faulkner
5 Chris Faulkner

We were really happy to have Leigh perform at our Wedding in December, His magic is incredible and left all our guests in awe! Leigh was great to deal with and we were really glad he could spend some time we us.

Review of Edge of Magic by Lesley White
5 Lesley White

Leigh performed at my daughter Melissa and son in law Rory's wedding on Sunday March 25th 2018. He kept the guests entertained during the drinks reception whilst the photos were being taken and did a special trick for the bride and groom. He was very clever and entertaining and we could not work out how he did his tricks even though it was close up magic. Everyone said how good he was and I would recommend him unreservedly.

Review of Edge of Magic by Cassie Holmes
5 Cassie Holmes

Not being a fan of magic shows I did not expect to be impressed by Magic Leigh, I was wrong. His tricks astounded me and his charisma won me over. A true performer, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend his shows to anyone looking for an excellent evening of entertainment.

Review of Edge of Magic by Kenny Dalglish
5 Kenny Dalglish

Leigh has been magician in residence over Easter at the prestigious Shangri-La Barr al Jissah 5* resort in the Sultanate of Oman. We had the pleasure of seeing both his close-up work and his stage show and hugely enjoyed both. He’s got a talent that entertains, and a gentle self-depreciating humour that puts people at ease. Highly recommended.

Review of Edge of Magic by Kelly Couchman
5 Kelly Couchman

I've seen Leigh perform magic many times now and he never fails to amaze me! It's unreal how he can literally make things disappear and appear right in front of your eyes! I would recommend Leigh for any occasion and can't wait to see his new tricks :)

Review of Edge of Magic by Kieron Moore
5 Kieron Moore

Leigh appeared at my 30th birthday as suprise entertainment... I can honestly say I have never been so impressed with a magician. He entertained my friends all evening with brilliant close up card tricks. The crowning moment was a large trick with myself infront of the crowd. Leigh would be perfect for any event.

Review of Edge of Magic by Stephanie Claire Amelia Holder
5 Stephanie Claire Amelia Holder

Leigh is the most sharply dressed, articulate, original and just "fabulous darling" magician I have ever met. Forget the stereotypes of bad card shuffles and rabbits out of a hat Leigh is bringing new moves to the table continuously suprising me and many others with his high quality skills and quick thinking. Watching Leigh makes you think anything could be possible, its like you're stepping into Wonderland. And you never want it to end. Fantastic for all occasions and all ages if you havent already seen him in action it should be on your bucket list to do asap and if you've already seen him WATCH HIM AGAIN!! I know I will be. First class entertainment at its best.

Review of Edge of Magic by Leanne Todd
5 Leanne Todd

The first time Leigh did a magic trick for me I actually cried! I was so confused at how he managed to do the trick and was genuinely baffled!! Leigh has grown throughout the years and is by far the most impressive magician I have seen. Truly an amazing watch and such a nice guy too!

Review of Edge of Magic by Siân Falconer
5 Siân Falconer

Leigh performed at our wedding on New Years Eve 2017. He made such an impression that he was the talk of most tables at breakfast the morning after. The kids loved the tricks and the adults were dumfounded - all were greatly entertained. Due to being rushed around for photographs and the rest of it, I didn't get to see Leigh and I thought I had missed him - but he came over to the top table before dinner was served and showed us a bit of magic and we were totally blown away!! We were laughing (I was screaming in shock at some points!) throughout and we got a little Ace of Hearts keepsake card with our names on it. A fantastic couple of hours, Leigh is an excellent magician and entertainer, couldn't recommend him more! Thank you Leigh!

Review of Edge of Magic by Adam Couchman
5 Adam Couchman

I have been lucky enough to have seen Leigh perform several times and it is honestly gets better every time! He has left groups of people laughing, screaming and on some occasions in utter shocked silence.

And to top it all off he is a genuine guy, magic by name magic by nature!

Review of Edge of Magic by Rebecca Obreja
5 Rebecca Obreja

Blew Our Minds (& our wedding guests minds too).

Leigh performed at our wedding in April and did not disappoint as "The Ice Breaker".
Funny, witty & goes the extra mile (literally) to get round every guest during our drinks reception and wedding breakfast.... we cant thank you enough for making our special day even more magical

Review of Edge of Magic by Jane Hockman Porter
5 Jane Hockman Porter

Leigh really made our event a great success.
The feedback from the guests has been hugely positive and he certainly proved his talents.
Leigh was discreet and professional at all times and was the perfect icebreaker we needed for our lunch
I can’t recommend Leigh as an icebreaker for any event.
I would most definitely use him again
Thank you Leigh, Edge of Magic you are the best Icebreaker we could of used

Review of Edge of Magic by Nicola Harper
5 Nicola Harper

Amazing!!

Leigh recently performed at a corporate event for me. The event was overseas and travelling was not an issue for him and he was also extremely flexible. Nothing was too much trouble and he took his time to understand our audience and what we wanted to achieve.

A fantastic icebreaking magician which our delegates (and us) thoroughly enjoyed. The tricks performed were varied, unique and simply mind blowing.

If you are looking for a magician with a great personality, who is very accommodating, extremely talented and overall nice guy Leigh is the magician for you.

We will be using Leigh again for future events. After our event we have been approached by attendees as they want to book him as well for an array of varied events.

Oh and the worlds most dangerous card trick will have your heart racing and leave you mesmerised.

A fantastic magician for any event.

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Edge of Magic Location

2 Coventry Rd, Reading RG1 3NE, UK

Edge of Magic Q&A

Edge of Magic Q&A

How long have you been interested in magic?

It has been a good 10 years now. It started as a hobby then in 2009 I did my first event. My friend's dad was part of Fujitsu and asked if I wanted to come and do magic at their Christmas work party in London. I remember being nervous on the day but also excited. I'd rarely visited London and this time it was on my own too. Take that in to account and how big my first client was, I was way out of my depth. At the time I did't understand why they wanted a magician, and now it is a service I provide. I still to this day say that is was the best night of my life. From then I decided to make my entire living from it and haven't looked back!

Take us through your show – what can we expect?

Up Close –
This is Leigh’s favourite way to perform his magic up close to your guests, right in front of their eyes, under their nose and in their hands. This style of magic is perfect for most occasions where Leigh can mingle through your guests and create little shows in their groups using borrowed objects such as pens, rings, string, rubber bands, coins, notes and anything else Leigh can get his hands on!
Table Top Magic –
This is very similar to up close magic but where your guests are seated around a table. The tricks Leigh performs in this style are normally much bigger than the usual up close magic so that everyone around the table can be involved. Most of the magic Leigh performs happens in your guests hands, however when a table is present Leigh may take advantage and use it for ease.
Stage/Cabaret/Parlour Magic –
Leigh has created a performance for each of these platforms that is tailored towards the audience. The length of these performances range from 25 minutes to an hour and a half, depending what your event is and what your needs are. The shorter performances are an ideal way to end off the evening having everyone involved or highlighting the lucky person celebrating their birthday by a special magic trick – just for them! They also can be great ways to make the CEO, MD or VIP appear in a magical way on stage.
Key words: 10 years experience - magic happens in your guests hands - breaks the ice - creates conversation - saves awkward first impressions - something different - makes your event memorable - unique - cool - fun - personable experience - time filler - entertainment for everyone, no one's left out - guarantee

What do you love most about your job?

I love peoples reactions. The whole reason I do magic is for the reactions. I know that if I make someone smile through a trick, I know that I am doing my job OK!

What inspired you to start your own business?

Like the above, I wanted to make people smile and make sure that I provide a service to enhance your event. I also have a passion form customer service and getting people that don't know each other talking. I am very proud to say that I have created life time friendships, business relationships and even marriages through the magic I initially performed for them.

Why should our clients choose you?

I love performing magic for my full time profession and know that it isn't just about the magic. I could write why you should choose me for your event but I'd rather let one of my previous clients tell you as it hits the nail on the head and I am very grateful that he took the time to write these kinds words below:
"It's just possible, that you've come here seeking a magician. Let me tell you now you've come to the right place! But you've found a lot more than a guy who does tricks. Leigh is a charismatic young man who works hard at what he does. He engages people in front of their very eyes, draws them into his work and leaves them amazed. He performed at my 60th birthday gathering and from the ripples of applause and gasps of "no way" I knew they were enjoying his performance. Two days later and I'm still bumping into people who say "who was that magician, where did you find him, he was excellent" So if you came here looking for an entertainer whose also a top class close up magician to perform at your special event then look no further. You've found him. Thanks Leigh"
Testimonial: John King, Private Party - 08.01.16

Services provided by Edge of Magic

Edge of Magic Services

Breaking the Ice

Through the magic I perform I am the perfect ice breaker for your event where you have guests meeting each other for the very first time. I bring them into the magic together, save any awkward first impressions by introducing them by name myself and create great conversation for your guests to start once I have left them. This services can be used at weddings where friends and family members are meeting for the first time or when they are sitting on tables and don't know each other. It is also perfect at the time of when the evening guests start to arrive, as I can introduce them to people as well as get them settled into the setting of the evening so that they are in the same atmosphere as others. This service can also be used at corporate events such as reception, dinners or even at tradeshows. Breaking the ice between colleagues when the CEO, MD or VIP is in the room can make the whole evening flow easier. At tradeshows I use these techniques to break the ice between buyers and to get them on to the stand and in front of the sales team.

Facilitate the Event

Specialising in bringing people together is what the core of my business is about. with the skills and techniques I have learn't over the years of entertaining at events across the UK I can facilitate the event you are organising to make your job that little bit easier. Think of me like a toastmaster but for your event. Not only will I be entertaining them, but I am able to give directions to guest or make announcements just like an MC but in a up close environment. I can be a host to your event and facilitate the event with you. The techniques are also used to create conversation and bring people together. And in some cases such as Networking Events I make sure that I bring together the right people, like business that want to work with other businesses. Other uses of this service are for student proms and leavers balls where I bring different social groups together through the magic and can help watch over the event to give you that extra helping hand.

Something Different

Having magic at an event you are organising is still a newish idea and one that does a tremendous job. I provide an entire different entertainment service for your events. One that can guarantees bringing people together, is a lot of fun for all and most importantly an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. I create high levels of energy, atmosphere as well as build suspense around the room.

Gifts and Souvenirs

For special occasions such as weddings, anniversaries, birthday parties, product launches, award ceremonies and other corporate events, I provide giveaways and souvenirs for the newly married couple, birthday person, business, CEO, MD or VIP. All of these magical keepsakes are presented through my magic and produced in a magical way. For example I can produce a bottle of Champagne from a balloon for a desired table, or make your companies logo appear on an engraved glass deck. Enquire for more details.

Workshops and Teambuilding

Now and again it is a good idea to keep your team fresh thinking, focused and getting along with each other. Many companies hold corporate team building days and events to maintain good from their staff. I provide a different choice to the usual team building event. I can either provide a magical workshop where you and your colleagues will get to learn about the history of magic before learning a few tricks to impress your friends or a team building class where I perform a special tailored show with the help of team work, to highlight trust, communication and respect. Some of my clients that have used these team building workshops include; Mars Incorporated and the MacDonald Hotel chain.

A Magical Distraction

Although this service works well in situations where the meal is running late or a delay has occurred at an event, this service is more for events that will have a waiting area or queue. My Magical Distractions are great product launches and book signings where you are having a continuous flow of people through the event or where you may have a queue forming outside. This service provides entertainment to these people waiting so that it isn't just another boring queue to be in. At most of these events the excitement is high but can drop depending where you are in the queue. So my job is to make sure everyone is still having a great time as well as distracting the guests away from the time. Some of my clients that have used this service include; Stephen King's - The Revival Book Launch where my job was to entertain 1000's throughout the night.

Consultancy

I provide a consultancy to businesses, TV, Film, Theatre or other organisation where they would like to expand their knowledge of magic. I have provided this service for a radio presenter you wanted to perform a magic trick on stage when she was a guests appearance in an Opera in the Brighton theatre. Other works include independent film projects to come out later next year.

Work history from Edge of Magic

Work History

Magician

MagicLeighMagic

From December 2009 to present.

• Harrods – Hired to entertain their high profile clients X4 • Vodafone – Corporate Event • Mars Inc – Teambuilding Workshop • Reckitt Benckiser – Corporate Event • Gillette – Corporate Event • SABmiller – Corporate Event • Fujitsu – Corporate Event • Avis Budget Group – Corporate Dinner • ZipCar Hire – Corporate Dinner • 3M – Family Fun Day and The Innovation Centre Launch X2 • ShopSmart – Product Launch • Stephen King Book Launch • GoodLight LED – Tradeshow • Mortons Mayfair Private Club – Halloween and New Years Eve X2 • BNI – Annual members Networking event • Ryboc – Tradeshow • Ellen Macarthur Cancer Trust – Gala evening at the BT Tower • Macdonald Hotels – Networking Events and Teambuilding Events • Qhotels – Staff and clients events (ongoing) • Milton Sandford Wines – Launch Party, Wine Tasting Evening, Networking Event and Work Party • The Pink Singers – Anniversary Gala • 98 Bar Shoreditch – Private Corporate EventsX2 • AgeUK Berkshire – Resident Events X4 • Clifton Ingram – Various Events X6

Projects

The Magical Mystery Guy

Writing and producing a brand new magic show for Summer 2017.

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