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Magic Up Close

Magic Up Close locationBristol, Bristol

(16 Reviews)

Startling magic for your event!
Amazing 'walk around' style of magic for events from weddings and parties to special events of all kinds. It's a unique form of entertainment that is fascinating to watch and fun to enjoy.

Performing at dinner tables or mix and mingle style events providing that special extra to make your event memorable and entertaining for your guests, friends or colleagues. Your guests, clients or friends will have a great time and you get the credit!

Also magic on a larger scale for cabaret, stage or more formal performance including some classic stage illusions featuring members of the audience with an act combining comedy and amazing magic.


  • 35 hires on Bark.com
  • 2 hours average response time
Magic Up Close Reviews

Magic Up Close Reviews


Review of Magic Up Close by Katherine Heenan
5 19/07/2017

Really good communication, his work looks amazing, can't wait for him to perform at our wedding.

Katherine Heenan Used this pro
Review of Magic Up Close by Mrs S. Dorricott
5 09/07/2017

Paul is absolutely amazing. His magic thrilled everyone, it was an all age party from toddlers to seniors. Everyone talked about Paul's magic for ages after he left.
Paul was so approachable and very helpful.
I would certainly recommend Paul.
In fact I have already passed on his details to some who were at the party.
Paul , thank you so much for a wonderful evening of magic.

Mrs S. Dorricott
Review of Magic Up Close by Anne Haywood
5 10/05/2017

Paul, you were great and everyone enjoyed the magic. Thank you for helping to make our day special

Anne Haywood
Review of Magic Up Close by Lara
5 11/04/2017

Very professional and talented. Turned up at the venue prior to event to introduce himself and clarify timings. Went down very well with customers. Would definitely recommend.

Lara
Review of Magic Up Close by Les Andrews
5 13/03/2017

Many thanks for entertaining us, so well, on Saturday. You were a surprise for most of the guests and It was just what we wanted. The evening was a great success everyone was singing your praises, even those who, on the surface, appeared disinterested! The two youngsters Jack and Thomas are still working out how to do the tricks. Fantastic combination of table magic and cabaret entretainment.
Les Andrews

Les Andrews
Review of Magic Up Close by Dean Clark
5 12/03/2017

Our booking with Magic Up Close was in order to provide evening entertainment at a university conference and we couldn't have been happier with our choice. Paul and Mark made every effort to understand our needs prior to the day and kept our delegates wonderfully engaged during the conference dinner. We will use their services again and would recommend them to any other event organiser. Thank you both very much.

Dean Clark
Review of Magic Up Close by Fiona Graham
5 27/02/2017

Paul attended my 50th birthday party at my home to create his magic.
My guests were very impressed with his magic, saying he was amazing and incredible.
I would highly recommend him for entertaining at any event.
Thank you Paul x

Fiona Graham
Review of Magic Up Close by Suzanne Dorricott
4 15/02/2017

very good service. Replies came quickly with good information

Suzanne Dorricott Used this pro
Review of Magic Up Close by Samantha
5 16/01/2017

Very professional. All the guests, young and old were raving about Paul after the party.

Samantha
Review of Magic Up Close by Lucy
5 24/10/2016

Hi Paul
Just a quick note to say a big thank you for your work on Saturday night. We thought you were brilliant! We have had so much positive feedback from our guests about your tricks. You really managed to put everyone at ease, before amazing and delighting them!

Best wishes for the future

Kind regards

Lucy
(Husband's 40th birthday party)

Lucy
Review of Magic Up Close by Kay Rycroft
5 16/10/2016

Hi Paul

I just wanted to email to thank you very much indeed for coming to our fund-raising party last night and giving everybody such a fantastic demonstration of your skills!
I have had several notes and cards arrive today from guests who all commented on how much they enjoyed your magic tricks..
Kay

Kay Rycroft
Review of Magic Up Close by Sue Cameron
5 05/10/2016

Thank you so much for being part of our special day, you were utterly amazing thank you again, especially for our very own personal mini show!

Kind regards
Sue and Matt
(Wedding at Ashton Court Bristol 24/9/16)

Sue Cameron
Review of Magic Up Close by Wendy Reading
5 23/09/2016

Thanks Paul for the fantastic entertainment, it was so polished and mind-blowing, you made the evening very special. Extra thanks for levitating the birthday girl - Cerys will never be quite the same ......
Wendy Reading (party at St Mellions Resort Hotel Cornwall)

Wendy Reading
Review of Magic Up Close by Jackie Main
4 23/09/2016

We had a very enjoyable & fun evening at our recent 50th BBQ party. Paul Preager made it a very special evening indeed, his close up Magic was very entertaining & it made the evening that much more fun, we all felt as we had our own Magician doing Magic just for us on each table. Paul made our celebrations just that much more special. Thank you on behalf of everyone.
Kind Regards
Jackie

Jackie Main
Review of Magic Up Close by Brian Snary
5 22/09/2016

Dear Paul. Thank you sooooo much for last night. Everyone enjoyed your magic both at tables, and your final spot was breathtaking, Moira was a starlet, you were the star!!! It was really good to have a chat. Thank you once again----- until next time. Brian Snary President Bristol Rotary

Brian Snary
Review of Magic Up Close by Peter Moug
5 29/05/2016

Morning Paul,
A huge thankyou to you for making last night a fantastic success.Your cabaret act was brilliant and had the oldies talking about it all night.

Your round table session was particularly well received.I think Simon is still examining his jacket, not convinced there isn't a hole!.

I feel after last night there will be more engagements coming your way.I hope so.

Again,a hugh thankyou, you really did make the night a memorable one for us all,

Kindest regards,
Peter.
Cowbridge Rotary Club President's Night 13.5.16

Peter Moug

Magic Up Close


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Review of Magic Up Close by Sunder Ganapathy
2 years ago

Paul you provided so much laughter and magic last night at our Rotary function people are still talking about it today!

Sunder Ganapathy
Review of Magic Up Close by Sunder Ganapathy
2 years ago

Paul you provided so much laughter and magic last night at our Rotary function people are still talking about it today!

Sunder Ganapathy
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Magic Up Close Location

56 Beverley Rd, Bristol BS7 0JN, UK

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How long have you been interested in magic?

Since the age of 10 with a magic set which set me on the road to learning all the skills a magician needs from sleight of hand to making magic interesting and entertaining. Since then its never stopped and the art of illusion has been a lifelong fascination for me.

Take us through your show – what can we expect?

The close-magic is varied performed with cards, coins, borrowed rings, borrowed money and notes in fact most normal things without any strange looking magicians props! Certainly no doves or rabbits! It's difficult to go in to the detail of all the tricks and would spoil the surprise, except to say that, in the words of the old song the audience are always bewitched, baffled and bewildered. No boring card tricks!!
My cabaret show is quite a funny act often using people from then audience without embarrassing anyone and ending with the levitation of someone from the audience often a lady or sawing someone in half with an electric jig saw (and restoring them!) as a finale.

What do you love most about your job?

Watching people experience a sense of amazement. Watching children enjoy magic and leaving people feeling they have had a great time with smiles on their faces.

What inspired you to start your own business?

Independence | Freedom | Challenge | Aspiration | Enjoyment |

Why should our clients choose you?

Professional | Experienced | Entertaining | Amazing | Baffling | Reliable | Award winning |
Advising the client the best way to make my time work best for them. A background of 20 years professional experience. A member of The Magic Circle since 1999 and winning the Bristol Close-up Magician of the Year a record 11 times. Did I mention no boring card tricks!!

Work history from Magic Up Close

Work History

Magician

Thorbury Golf Club; Chipping Sodbury Town Hall; SS Great Britain; Lord Mayor's Mansion House Bristol; Bishopstrope Hotel Warminster; Bath University Fresher's Cabaret; Manor By The Lake Cheltenham; Camely Lodge Somerset; Hotel Du Vin Bristol; Tortworth Court Gloucestershire; Gloucs County Cricket ground; Bath Race Course;

From 2014 to 2016.

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