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Performing as a Close Up Magician, Table Magician, and Corporate Magician, I've been very lucky with my career in magic. 

My performances have taken me to all parts of the United Kingdom and to many other places around the world, both exotic and not so exotic!  I've performed magic in front of all sorts of people from all walks of life, in every type of venue imaginable.

Below are listed just some of the clients and venues who I have performed for.


Buckingham Palace
House of Lords
Sky Television
BBC Television
BBC Radio
Power FM
Dubai Eye National Radio
The Mall of the Emirates - Dubai x 122 performances
Film Club Productions
Price Waterhouse Cooper - x 10 performances
London 2012 British Olympic Committee
British Telecom
Swiss RE
Allen & Overy
Thomson Reuters
Slaughter and May - x 2 performances
Siemens - x 3 performances
Wallop Defence Systems - London
Sabre Europe - x 2 performances
Bona Sera - Istanbul
Pret a Manger
Estée Lauder
BAE Systems
British Home Stores
Audi - x 3 performances
Land Rover
The Lord's Taverners
Burton Menswear
David Lloyd
Kickers Footwear
Southampton Airport
Kleeneze Europe - London
Bechtel Civil GBU x 2 performances
B2B Communications - London
DB Research Ltd
Skillsoft UK
Sarm Studios - London
Braemar Seascope
Incentevents Ltd
Square Up Media
Unleashed PR - London
Bohle Ltd - Cheshire
Home of Rest for Horses - London
Cims Limited - Portsmouth
Canary Wharf Shopping Centre - London x 7 performances
Sandown Park Race Track - London
The Agents Association of Great Britain - Birmingham
Allen & Heath UK - Cornwall
Affinion International - Hampshire
Workgroup PLC
Vistage International
Swag Jewellers - Bromley
Thatcham MIRRC
Illchester Estates
Ministry of Hair - Eastbourne
Fait Accompli x 2 performances
The Hampshire Fostering Network
The Mary Hare Foundation - London
Farla Medical
Thomas Sanderson Blinds
Richard Place Dobson
Michael Page International
The European Centre For Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
Locators Ltd
Madlin and Maddison
Bridgethorne Ltd
Dover Council
Thurrock Council
Farnham Rotary Club
Platform Building Supplies - London x 7 performances
Naomi Hancock Communications Ltd
The Dobson White Partnership Ltd
Firebird Events
e-market2  x 2 performances
Boxfresh International Ltd

Carlson Wagonlit
Warner Holidays
Utell Hotels and Resorts
Cadogen Holidays - Southampton x 2 performances
Butlins Skyline Limited

Cambridge University - Cambridge
Oxford University - Oxford
Imperial College - London
City of London College
Exeter University - Devon
Goldsmiths University - London
University of East Anglia - Norwich
Southampton University
Heart of Birmingham Teaching PCT
Feltham Community College - London x 2 Performances
Crossfields School - Reading
Hordle Walhampton School - Hordle
South Birmingham College
Macmillan Education
University of Birmingham

Royal Navy x 35 performances
Royal Marines x 12 performances
British Army x 64 performances
Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
Royal Marines Museum - Portsmouth

Clubs and Venues
O2 Arena - London
Tower Bridge - London
Blenheim Palace - Oxfordshire
Woburn Abbey - Bedfordshire
Vinopolis - London x 5 performances
The Foundling Museum - Russell Square - London
Towcester Racecourse - Nr Northampton
No5 Cavendish - London
Southsea Castle - Southsea
Abington Conference Centre - Cambridge
Beaumont House Conference Centre - Old Windsor
Beachdown Conference Centre - Basingstoke
Oxford Town Hall
Devonshire Terrace - Barbican - London
Chawton House Library,  Alton, Hampshire x 2 performances
Kingston Bagpuize House - Nr Abingdon - Oxfordshire
Marks Club - Mayfair
The Royal Horseguards - London
The RAC Clubhouse - Pall Mall - London  x 2 performances
Lensbury Club - Teddington
The Avenue - Pall Mall - London
Brooks Club - London
Hope of Richmond - Richmond
St Georges Hill Lawn Tennis Club - London
The Hurlingham Club - London x 2 performances
Marwell Zoological Park
Parker Macmillans - London
Club 176 - Bournemouth
Steeple Court Manor - Botley, Hampshire
Ruby Blue Bar  - Leicester Square
The Volt - London
Chennai Club - Reading
China City - London
The Brewery - London
The Eve Club - London
The Press House - London
The Rocket Complex - London
The Blue Pumpkin - London
The Botanist on the Green - London
The London Darbar - Essex
Revolution Bar - Soho
Vanilla Night Club - Portsmouth
Portsmouth Guildhall
Tiger Tiger Night Club - Portsmouth
Aruba Club - Bournemouth, Dorset
The Kings Lynn Corn Exchange
Prague Junction Night Club - Fareham
Brighouse Sports Club - West Yorkshire
Manor Barn - Buriton x 5 performances
The Rose Bowl - Southampton x 3 performances
Oaks Farm - Croydon x 3 performances
Ware Priory - Ware x 3 performances
Tythe Barn - Petersfield - Ware x 3 performances
The Venue - Birmingham x 2 performances
Beachdown Conference Centre - Basingstoke
L’ortolan - Reading x 2 performances

Awards Cereomonies
Mines & Money Awards 2005 - London
Mines & Money Awards 2006 - London
The Annual Rail Awards 2006 - London
The Annual Rail Awards 2007 - London
British Institute of Technology & E-commerce Awards 2007 - London

Contessa Ltd - London
Senior Wright Limited - London
Barclays Bank
Alliance & Leicester

Legal & Police
Barlow Lyde & Gilbert
Slaughter & May
Fountain Court Chambers - Temple, London
1KBW - Temple, London
Inner Temple Hall - London
Hampshire Constabulary x 3 performances
Leeds Constabulary
Sussex Police
National Police Improvement Agency

The Military Surgery Conference 2008
Wessex Cardiac Unit
Vascular Anaesthesia Society

Ships and Nautical
TS Queen Mary - Thames
The Caversham Lady - Thames
HMS Warrior Historic Ship - Portsmouth - x 6 performances
The Silver Sturgeon - London Thames
The Silver Barracuda - London Thames
HMS Invincible - Portsmouth
HMS Illustrious - Portsmouth
RS Hispaniola - Thames
Royal Southampton Yacht Club - Southampton
Royal Hamble Yacht Club - Hampshire
RV Faraday
Chichester Yacht Club
The CAP Regatta 2007
The Gosport Ferry Ltd - Pride of Portsmouth
London Dragon Boat Challenge - West Reservoir, Hackney

Golf Clubs
Wentworth Golf Club - Virginia Water
Foxhills Golf Club - x 2 performances
Sundridge Park Golf Course - Bromley
Woldingham Golf Course - x 2 performances
Woking Golf Course - Woking x 3 performances
Rowlands Castle Golf Club - Hampshire  x 3 performances
Coombe Hill Golf Club - Surrey
Botley Park Golf Club - Hampshire
Selsdon Park Hotel and Golf Club - Croydon x 2 performances
The Cowdray Park Golf Club - Midhurst
Canford Magna Golf Course - Bournemouth
Sunbury Golf Club - Shepperton
Cumberwell Park Golf Club - Wiltshire
Pennard Golf Course - Glamorgan
RAC Club - Epsom
Blakes Golf Club - Epping
Manor House Golf and Country Club - Castle Coombe

Dubai Kempinski 5* Hotel x 196 performances
Arusha Hotel - Tanzania
Grosvenor House Hotel - Park Lane  x 4 performances
Savoy Hotel - London
Langham Hotel - London
The Park Lane Hilton - London
Hilton Metropole - London
Hilton Metropole - Birmingham
The De Vere Belfry - Sutton Coldfield  x 4 performances
The Burlington - Birmingham
Sunningdale Park Hotel - Ascot
Hilton Hotel - Cobham x 2 performances
London Bridge Hotel - London
Dartford Bridge Hilton - Dartford
Novatel London West
Dunston Hall - Norwich
The Royal Chase Hotel Enfield
Orchardleigh House - Somerset
The Queens Hotel - Leeds
Hilton - Brighton
Rembrandt Hotel - London
Riverbank Park Plaza - London
Radisson Edwardian Heathrow x 2 performances
Holdsworth House - Halifax
Holiday Inn - Shepperton
Holiday Inn - Fareham
Lainston House Hotel - Winchester
Holiday Inn - Southampton x 9 performances
Marriot Hotel - Portsmouth
Patshull Hall - South Staffordshire
Luton Hoo - Luton
Macdonald Frimley Hall Hotel & Spa - Camberley
Hotel Miramar - Bournemouth
Marriot Hotel - Goodwood
The Valley Hotel - Ironbridge, Shropshire
Clough Manor - Saddleworth, Lancashire
The Chequers Hotel - Newbury
Hilton Hotel - Southampton
Kingston Maurward - Dorchester
Weymouth Bay Holiday Park - Weymouth x 3 performances
Sina Warren Holiday Park - Hayling Island x 2 performances
Selsdon Park Hotel and Country Club - London x 2 performances
Audley Wood Hotel - Basingstoke
Four Seasons Hotel and Country Club - Hook
Botleigh Park Hotel and Country Club - Hampshire x 15 performances
Botleigh Grange Hotel - Hampshire x 7 performances
Angel Hotel - Midhurst x 5 performances
Queens Hotel - Southsea x 8 performances
Royal Beach Hotel - Portsmouth
Blakes Hotel - Kensington
Wotton House - Dorking
Vaulty Manor - Heybridge
Basingstoke Country House Hotel
The Solent Hotel - Hampshire x 7 performances
Felbridge Hotel - East Grinstead
The Grim’s Dyke Hotel - Harrow
Langstone Hotel - Hampshire x 4 Performances
Bowden Hall - Gloucester
Careys Manor Hotel - New Forest x 2 performances
Shendish Manor - Hemel Hempstead
Burford Bridge Hotel - Boxhill, Surrey x 2 performances
Chewton Glen - New Forest
Ashton Court - Clifton
Chilworth Manor - Southampton x 6 Performances
Woodlands Park Hotel - Cobham
Cantley House - Wokingham
Langshott Manor - Gatwick
The Hydro Hotel - Eastbourne
The Sheraton Heathrow Hotel - Heathrow
Old Palace Lodge Hotel - Dunstable
Arora Hotel - Crawley
Hilton Avisford Park - Arundel
Exbury Gardens  - New Forest, Hampshire
Manor House Hotel and Country Club - Castle Coombe
Bassmead Manor - Cambridgeshire

Restaurants & Bars
Chez Gerard's - South Bank - London
Langan's Coq D'Or restaurant - London
Da Mario - Gloucester Road - London
Café Spice - London
Café Shore - Sandbanks, Poole
Eight at the Thatch - Thame (Winner of TV's The Restaurant)
Gilbey's Bar and Restaurant - Windsor x 2 performances
No 8 Kings Road - Southsea
Caffe Uno chain of restaurants nationwide x 103 performances
Bella Pasta chain of restaurants nationwide x 23 performances
Wetherspoons Bar & Restaurants  x 42 performances
Frankie & Benny's Restaurant - Bournemouth x 82 performances
Chapter One Restaurant - Bromley
NV Restaurant - Southampton
Moores bar - Cherstsey
Awana - Chelsea
Frankie & Benny's Restaurant - Portsmouth
Frankie & Benny's Restaurant - Kingston
Kutis Brasserie - Southampton
Cinnamon Restaurant - Waterlooville
Oddballs Wine Bar - Portsmouth
Radleys Bar - Southampton
La Capanna - Cobham
The Buzz Restaurant - Camberley
The Buzz Restaurant - Wokingham
Trafalgar Restaurant - Portsmouth
La Orient Restaurant - Fareham
Bollywood Dreams - Bishops Stortford
Shamblehurst Barn Restaurant - Hedge End
Santa Fe Restaurant - Portsmouth x 6 performances
Truffles Restaurant - Portsmouth
Annie Jones Restaurant - Petersfield

Weddings and Dinner Parties
I've performed for well over 3000 weddings, dinner parties, social gatherings and other special occasions nationwide!

see also wedding magician



If you would like to make a booking, please call me on: 

+44 (0) 7733 010912
+44 (0) 208 8983122

or you can send me an email to:
Magicians in Hampshire
and I'll get back to you right away.


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I perform as a close up magician, wedding magician and a table magician, mainly in London and the surrounding counties, but I also perform regularly as a magician in Surrey, Hampshire, Essex, Middlesex, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Brighton, Bristol, Guildford, Northampton, Norwich, Oxford, Kent, Portsmouth, Reading, Southampton and many other locations around the UK and abroad.

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