Jim the Magician
Rose Street, Edinburgh, Edinburgh City(13 Reviews)
I am a full-time professional close-up magician, specialising in weddings and corporate events, but also perform at parties, dinners, charity occasions, bars/restaurants and festivals throughout Scotland and beyond. I specialise in close-up card magic, but also perform magic with other objects like a ring, rubix cube, Kitkats, etc...and provide some mind reading magic as well. Many guests can keep souvenirs including playing cards, envelopes, KitKats, etc...I am well known for magic various objects disappear and reappear in impossible locations.
The type of magic I provide mostly is strolling magic round small groups of people and/or sitting at a table. However, I can also provide magic to just a small group of people, for example, as after dinner entertainment.
I have had the pleasure of performing for some well known companies, including EY, Royal Bank of Scotland, Baillie Gifford, Scottish Whisky Association, Glasgow Science Centre and the National Museum of Scotland. I am also resident close-up magician at the world famous Pleasance Courtyard during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. I’m also resident magician at The Pitt Street Market (Edinburgh) and Heb Celt Fest (Stornoway).
As part of my company Beyond Belief Magic, I also teach magic to beginners and intermediate level, both on a one-to;one basis and in small groups.
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How long have you been interested in magic?
My father was in the Magic Circle, so I grew up with magic. From 13-14 years old I was perform magic at children's birthday parties and stage shows at Christmas Parties. However, it wasn't till a lot later, in 2006, inspired by David Blaine's street magic that I started learning close-up magic. With determination, commitment, obsession and a lot of practice, I am now proud to say I work as a full-time close-up professional magician!
Take us through your show – what can we expect?
My performance varies, although the most common type of magic is walk-around close-up magic to small groups of people either sitting or standing. I will perform a mixture of close-up card magic and magic with other common objects. There is lots of interaction and energy and I am happy to talk about my interest and background in magic, if anyone is interested.
I also teach magic. So if you are interested in organising an event with some performance and some teaching, please do ask what I can offer.
What do you love most about your job?
I love connecting with so many different people and bringing that sense of wonderment, magic and wowness into people's lives.
Most people I perform to, have never seen close-up magic live. Most have seen magic on TV and some in theaters. But to watch people’s amazement and wonder as I perform the impossible, right in front of them, centimeters away and they still can’t work it out is so so special.
What inspired you to start your own business?
I have always loved to perform magic and so decided it was time to ditch the day job and make magic my main job. I have not looked back!
Why should our clients choose you?
Everyone who sees my magic, love it.
I have many many FIVE STAR Google Reviews, which you can find by doing a Google search for 'Jim the Magician Edinburgh'. Alternatively, these are listed as part of Bark.com's reviews.
The testimonies from others will show you why to choose me.
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