Bain Company event

Bain Company Event

Event: Sep 7 – Annual Company retreat – Bain and Company –  250 employees from SEA region
Venue: Marriott Hotel Phuket
Package: Close Up Magic and Stage Show

Bain & Company is a top management consulting firm. We advise leaders on strategy, marketing, organization, operations, IT and M&A across industries. Bain engaged my services  for the annual employee event, which was hosted in Phuket Thailand. I entertained during the cocktail hour and did a  20 min stage before dinner. It was a great event and super fun group to perform for. Here some images from and of the stage prior to the performance.

 

 

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Grand Hyatt Mezza9  – Close Up Magician Feedback

I have been performing at the Hyatt for about 4 years now but this was the best feedback I got so far.

I will be performing at the Hyatt until end of the year. Hopefully my contract will be prolonged for another 6 months. The performance schedule you can find here .

 

Company event entertainment

company event entertainment

Benefit Cosmetics – Company event entertainment

Event: July 13 – After Work Event  – Benefit Cosmetics –  50 employees and spouses
Venue: Benefit Cosmetics Singapore Office
Package: Close Up Magic – Close Up & Personal Show

I was hired to perform at an After Work Party for Benefit Cosmetics at their office. This was a re-booking from the General Manager who had engaged my services for a Dior event about a year ago. Both companies belong to the LVMH Group.

For more information on company event entertainment please click here

 

Conference Close Up Magic

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Close up magic conference entertainment

Event: July 4 Interpol World Conference – organized by Pico – 300 conference attendees
Venue: Suntec Convention Center
Package: Close Up Magic

The first performance this month was at Suntec, providing Close Up Magic as conference  entertainment during the cocktail and dinner at the Interpol World. Since the audience was about 300 guests the organizer decided to engage 2 Magicians for the evening. I was happy to engage the services of Alexander Yuen, an excellent close up magician from Singapore. Both of us had a great evening and chance to catch up over a couple of drinks after the performance.

For information regarding different options for conference entertainment  please click here.

Magician Comedy Club

Magician Comedy Club

I mentioned in a previous post that I was performing a couple of shows in a comedy club. It was a great experience and I learned a lot about delivering lines and audience management in these situations.

I  did a 25 minutes set at each show and had to restructure my routines to fit the settings. People go to a comedy club first and  foremost to laugh. I don’t think that I am funny however I think the fun in a magic performance comes from the effect. This means laughter in a magic show is many times the relief for astonishment. Naturally you also get laughs from audience interaction.

In a comedy club the audience will talk back more than at a corporate event which, for me, makes it more interesting because you don’t know the outcome. In one of my routines I borrow a SGD 50 bill and I ask specifically  for it. This time I had a Gentleman in the audience who pulled out US 50. Immediately you have a great  conflict. Can the magician still do the trick  or not. Well…you have to watch the show to find  out. I am looking  forward to perform at comedy clubs more in the future.

Here some pictures from one of the venues, the Vagabond Hotel. For more upcoming comedy shows and tickets visit Mad About Comedy .

Singapore Comedy Magician

 

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Comedy Magician Singapore

Comedy magician Singapore

In June I will be performing at 3 comedy shows in Singapore. This should be something you seldom see. When Germans show up in a comedy club they will be usually asked why they are there, since we do not have a big reputation for our sense of humor. Let see how it goes and how much I will be heckled.
Show times and locations:
  • June 14 – Hero’s Hero’s, 69 Circular Road, Singapore 049423 – TIME: 8 pm – 9.45 pm
  • June 17 – Post Bar, Fullerton Hotel – TIME: 8 pm – 10 pm
  • June 17 – Hotel Vagabond, The Salon, 39 Syed Alwi Road, Singapore 207630 – TIME: 9 pm – 10.45 pm

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Magic Bar Tokyo

Magic Bar Tokyo Japan

In May I was on vacation in Japan to see my wife’s family and for 6 day road trip in Shikoku.  It was a fantastic trip. We rented a car in Shikoku, which is the smallest of the 4 islands and this enabled us to go to  places that you can’t reach with public transportation.

This time in Tokyo we put a visit in one of the city’s magic bar on the agenda. We went to a place in Ginza called Magic Bar Ginza 12 O’clock (マジックバー 銀座十二時 )

The fee is JPY 6000 (about 55 USD) plus tax which comes with an all you can trick ticket for tab beer or selected cocktails. The performances take place on a small stage. You can see 2 shows of about 25 minutes and in between magicians perform magic close up at your table.

The performance is all in Japanese but you will get the effects even with the language barrier. I speak some Japanese and was dragged on stage…

The room caters for about 40 people and it is advisable to make a reservation. Overall we had a really good time and it was good value for the money.

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Tokio Marine close up magician

Close Up Magician for cocktail reception

Tokio Marine – close up magician for cocktail reception

Event: April 21 – Tokio Marine Insurance group – 200 guests and employees
Venue: Shangri-La Hotel
Package: Close Up Magic

Tokio Marine Holdings is a multinational insurance holding company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. I was engaged in Singapore for a dinner event hosted at the Shangri-La Hotel. I entertained the guests during the cocktail hour before the dinner.

corporate event

Magician for corporate event

McKinsey hires magician for corporate event

Event: Mar 8 – McKinsey – 85 Employees
Venue: McKinsey office
Package: Close Up & Personal Show

Corporate events usually take place in the evening at a function room in a hotel or a cocktail bar. This gig was different McKinsey, a global management consulting firm that serves leading businesses and governments hired my services for a lunch event. Events like this remind me a little of indoor busking shows since nobody expects entertainment at lunch. Even though I had a nice introduction, crowd building skills came in handy.