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Paul Preager          Magic Up Close logo
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Paul Preager Magic Up Close

Bristol, Bristol

(68)
131 hires on Bark
Paul Preager          Magic Up Close logo
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Paul Preager Magic Up Close

Bristol, Bristol

(68)
131 hires on Bark

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"I couldn’t recommend him highly enough", Louisa 22nd Sept 2019.

The amazement is guaranteed from one of the most popular magicians in the West Country.

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Reviews (68)

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R
26 February 2020

Paul Preager is coming to my 80th B'day Party on Sunday 22nd March so I can't give you a review yet, but I have seen him perform many times before so I know he'll be very good.

Thanks Roger, I've never had a review before the booking before! It's a preview I suppose. Looking forward to your party and meeting your expectations as well!

M
27 January 2020

Paul performed at a staff event and by all accounts really did "bring the magic" to the evening. Highly recommend.

A
14 December 2019

I'm from Chipping Sodbury Probus Club we had Paul Preager for our Christmas lunch for entertainment he was extremely good and entertaining have had no complaints every one of our members enjoyed . I can definitely recommend him thank you Paul More...

M
1 November 2019

We had a Halloween party for about 12 children ranging in ages 3yrs -16yrs and 15 adults with staggered arrivals. Paul worked the crowd one-on-one as well as preforming to a group of guests at a time. His tricks were simple enough for the children to follow and sophisticated enough to keep the adults entertained at the same time, adjusting to his audience.
On time, professional, great communication. Would highly recommend.
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M
24 October 2019

I booked Paul for a joint birthday party for my wife and myself to entertain 40 guests. His close up magic was incredible and the look of total disbelief on the faces of our guests will be a lasting memory.
If anyone is looking to book a magician I would not hesitate to recommend him.
Thank you very much Paul for such a fantastic evening
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S
7 October 2019

Paul was a great hit at my party, a friendly chap arrived punctually and some very funny and engaging tricks. Would highly recommend.

C
30 September 2019

Paul gave a fantastic show. He engaged so well with everyone from children to us oldies. He even did a special one to one with a little grand niece who is disabled. Great value for money.

L
22 September 2019

I booked Paul for my husbands birthday, he was just brilliant!!!! it was a small family group ages ranged 12 to 87yrs paul read the group perfectly. Not only were his tricks amazing but he also had a fantastic sense of humour.I couldn’t recommend him highly enough More...

Y
11 August 2019

Paul came along to my 60th afternoon tea party, with approx 20 guests, including my grandchildren. What a wonderful show Paul, we were all so impressed with your wonderful magic , and your personable nature. My 6 year old grandson couldn't stop talking about you, and even tried to imitate some of your magic later in the evening. Thankyou for making my b'day so memorable. Yvonne O'Toole, Gloucester More...

Thanks Julie for your nice comments, it was all great fun to do for your friends and they responded so well. I'm sure you meant to put 5 stars for this given your great comments! Never mind! Thanks again

J
4 August 2019

To celebrate our daughters graduation, Paul came along to a dinner and performed one hour of outstanding close-up magic. It was amazing to watch and enjoyed by all. Would highly recommend! More...

N
2 July 2019

I contacted Paul to come and perform at my Dad’s 50th Party in Chepstow, Wales. He was absolutely fantastic, I could have watched his magic tricks over and over again. His elastic band trick still has everyone talking now! I would definitely recommend Paul! Such a talent and lovely guy. More...

N
21 June 2019

I contacted Paul to come and perform at my Dad’s 50th Party in Chepstow, Wales. He was absolutely fantastic, I could have watched his magic tricks over and over again. His elastic band trick still has everyone talking now! I would definitely recommend Paul! Such a talent and lovely guy. More...

J
10 June 2019

Paul entertained our guests at my son's wedding last week and we were so pleased we chose him to join us. Beautiful sunny afternoon and Paul did a fantastic job 'mixing & mingling' with our family & friends and was a brilliant entertainer. Would definitely recommend Paul to anyone organising any event. More...

K
29 April 2019

Paul was great! I'd highly recommend him for any work parties. Thanks Paul!

R
4 February 2019

To celebrate my wife's birthday, we rented a house for our family of 8 including our two grandchildren ages 14 & 12 and Paul gave us one hour of superb close up magic which astounded us all. He is very impressive and very talented! Thanks again Paul. More...

J
2 January 2019

Just wanted to say a big thank you for working your magic at our New Years Eve party on Monday
Everybody loved all your tricks, especially my Grandsons who were blown away by it all! We've had lots of compliments from friends & family who said you helped make it one of their best New Years Eve's - so many thanks again. More...

G
24 December 2018

Paul is a very personable entertainer, and brings the audience into the show. His levitation trick was the highlight of the evening - and certainly not a trick! It happened! We all enjoyed the table magic as he went around the tables, and this was the intro to the 40-minute magic show after the meal. A nice man with some amazing magic!
(Rotary Club Christmas dinner, Marlborough)
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3
4 December 2018

Paul added great enjoyment and wonder to our works Christmas Social Evening. Great entertainment, the icing on our Christmas cake!! Many thanks Paul

K
15 November 2018

Paul is absolutely amazing! Paul attended my circus themed 30th birthday party in Swindon and amazed my guests from start to finish. Paul was funny and had everyone enthralled by his magic! My 7 year old nephew was so impressed he started trying his own tricks out on everyone! A hit for any party! Thank you Paul! More...

E
23 October 2018

Paul performed at our wedding in June and had everyone gripped. We would definitely recommend him. Thanks for making our wedding special and extra fun.

S
12 October 2018

Fantastic Close-up magic.
Paul really entertained my guests with his amazing close up magic. Paul was very professional and a really nice man. Couldn't be better! (Birthday Party in Lambourn .) More...

S
2 October 2018

Thank you for your great magic service at Karen's 60th Birthday lunch. Every one thought it was really entertaining and thoroughly enjoyed your magic tricks and great sense of humour.
I will definitely be using you again in the future.
Kind Regards Steve
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J
25 September 2018

Paul Preager arrived bang on time and entertained my 40 guests at The Ivy restaurant Bath for the next 1h hours. Amazing magic so close you can touch him. Everyone was thrilled and the following day many complimenaswere made of his superb entertainment. One word describes the show--SUPERB. More...

C
21 September 2018

Paul was a wonderful asset to our party and soon proved to be very popular. Suddenly one would hear great peals of laughter and astonishment at his spectacular feats of magic. A very professional and accomplished magician and I would certainly recommend him to add sparkle to any gathering. Thank you Paul, you really were a great asset to my party. More...

R
28 August 2018

Thank you for the couple of hours you spent with us at the Livermead House Hotel, Torquay.
The talk at the breakfast table this morning was how could he have done this, how did he do that I was watching at all times. Everyone was amazed at the tricks you did, it certainly helped our wedding day go with a swing.
Robert and Julia Moxham.
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C
20 August 2018

Dear Paul,
Just to say a massive thank-you for Saturday (18th August), you really made our day so special. Everyone said how brilliant you were, unbelievable. Thank-you !!!!
Regards
Carol and Michael
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C
24 July 2018

Paul Preager attended our 50th Wedding Anniversary Party on a very hot afternoon with guests ranging from 4 to 80years of age and everyone was enthralled with his magic. He was very relaxed going from table to table, very experienced and comments from our guests was "how did he do that trick" !! Would thoroughly recommend Paul for any occasion. It was purely "magic" More...

A
3 July 2018

By far the best show we saw at the 'Shaftesbury Fringe'. It was a scorching hot day which must have been very uncomfortable for Paul during his performance. Nevertheless the show was excellent and the close up magic enthralling. Look forward to seeing you there in 2019 ! More...

A
25 June 2018

Paul Preager is a true professional. He performed 'close up' magic at my husband's 80th birthday dinner. He moved around the room discretely, making sure not to disturb guests who were eating. Everyone was entralled with his magic and he proved to be a highlight of the entire evening, much talked about by all. He is a very personable man and we would recommend him without reservation. More...

D
20 June 2018

Very many thanks for all your magic - you amazed everyone, provided a nice focus and interlude during the meal, and gave each table a different range of your stock of tricks - so it was fun comparing notes. Thank you so much, it certainly helped to make the party a huge success. We will spread the word! D Aitken. More...

L
15 June 2018

Just wanted to let you know that we have received so much positive feedback from our guests on Saturday. They were left puzzled and astonished at the tricks you performed and our younger guests were certainly inspired by your magical skills.

Your contribution to the evening made such a big difference, not only providing entertainment but encouraging people to get together and socialise. Thank you once a again.
(June 2018 Illminster)
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It was great fun to do and everyone was so receptive!

P
27 May 2018

Paul gave a very entertaining performance at our Golden Wedding dinner last week. We can assuredly give our best recommendation.

P
27 May 2018

This guy is very very good . he was at my daughter in laws wedding on saturday 3rd March 18, Best i have ever seen. 5 stars and more

L
7 March 2018

Superb, kept everyone entertained at my Son's wedding March 2018. Would highly recommend.

L
7 March 2018

Superb, kept everyone entertained at my Son's wedding March 2018. Would highly recommend.

C
1 March 2018

Thank you once again for your fantastic work at our Christmas party in December, It really was a fantastic night made all the better by your magic.
Captain Mark Lambert , The King’s Royal Hussars , Wiltshire
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M
1 March 2018

Magic up close provided a simply jaw dropping service to our Christmas Party. The range of illusions (or is it really magic. .!) was superb, I could not reccomend highly enough. More...

J
9 February 2018

Just to say a massive thank you for amazing everyone at our wedding reception at Rookery Manor. Everyone is still talking about how much they enjoyed you being there, you really made our special evening extra special. Thank you so much x

S
6 February 2018

Amazing, charming, extremely clever to watch. Super entertainment. A very memerable 90th. birthday party.
Thank you!

N
8 January 2018

I hired Paul for close up magic at our work Christmas ball and he was fantastic. Really mesmerising and had a fantastic reaction from everybody. Looking forward to hiring him again for the next event where a magician is needed. More...

It's always great fun performing at RNAS Yeovilton for the Officer's Christmas Ball. A great evening for the whole Airbase that went on into the early hours.

M
23 October 2017

Many thanks Paul great feedback from the guests. The bits I caught were fabulous, I look forward to enjoying your work another time. Hopefully you may get some bookings from my guests. You pitched it superbly thanks again
Matt (50th birthday event at Wells 21.10.17)
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G
10 October 2017

I chose Paul because based on his profile, he is very experienced and qualified. He is a really pleasant, modest, humorous and entertaining professional who engaged well with everyone and captured their attention. Paul performed a variety of magic tricks and also mind reading which were amazing and baffling. We are still trying to work out how he did them! I would recommend Paul to anyone who would like a Magician to astound their guests and keep them guessing! More...

T
6 October 2017

Paul was outstanding and everyone was blown away by his performance. What he did was impossible - completely impossible; it's bonkers - complete magic!

P
6 October 2017

Paul gave a very entertaining performance at our Golden Wedding dinner last week. We can assuredly give our best recommendation.

J
4 October 2017

Paul was excellent.
Very talented gentleman and he kept all my guests entertained for hours.

J
4 October 2017

Whole party throughly enjoyed the evening even though being my party didn’t see a lot all my friends thought it was a brilliant evening

J
1 October 2017

It's just to say a massive thank you for amazing everyone at our wedding reception at Rookery Manor, everyone is still talking about how much they enjoyed you being there, you really made our special evening extra special. Thank you so much Janet Noad

M
11 August 2017

excellent show and varied to suit all ages. Enjoyed the close up but especially the floor show, so everyone interacted . Very very good, arrived early, good value and made the party . Everyone said how good the show was and how much they enjoyed it and also such a nice fellow, More...

P
9 August 2017

Paul did an amazing job of entertaining our guests at my husbands 60th. He mixed in well and read the mood of the event perfectly. His skill and repertoire were really impressive and I have no hesitation in recommending him. More...

D
31 July 2017

I just wanted to say thank you once again for coming to entertain us at our celebrations on Saturday 29th July - I have had many complimentary comments about your skills and the fun you gave everyone ( especially and including my grandsons who were mesmerised by your tricks! ). It was such a long way for you to come and pretty awful weather as well so I am even more grateful you agreed ! More...

B
31 July 2017

Thanks so much for your brilliant contribution to Ceri's 30th Birthday celebration last Saturday - everyone has commented on how 'Amazing' you were and Ceri really loved the one-to-one. You really added a great buzz to the evening - will be highly recommending you to all . Thanks again. More...

K
19 July 2017

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

M
9 July 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.
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A
10 May 2017

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

L
11 April 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.

L
13 March 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
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D
12 March 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. More...

F
27 February 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
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S
15 February 2017

very good service. Replies came quickly with good information

S
16 January 2017

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

L
24 October 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)
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K
16 October 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
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S
5 October 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)
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W
23 September 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)
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J
23 September 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
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B
22 September 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 More...

P
29 May 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
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S
27 May 2016

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

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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 fascinating and entertaining. Since then the art of illusion has been a lifelong fascination for me.

The close-up 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.

Watching people experience a sense of amazement and enjoying the magic. Leaving people feeling they have had a great time with smiles on their faces.

Independence | Challenge | Aspiration | Satisfaction |

Over 100 bookings through Bark.com (more than any other magician in the same region) and over 50 5-star customer reviews left by delighted customers! 22 year's full time experience and a natural ability to entertain and amaze will help to make sure your event or party is a great success.
Awarded Bark's Certificate of Excellence for 2019.
A professional member of The Magic Circle London since 1999
Winner of the Close-up Magician of the Year a record 11 times from the Bristol Society of Magic as well as winner at the Bath Circle of Magic and Cotswolds Magic Society.
Best Speciality Show award at the Shaftesbury Fringe Festival.