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Close up magician Singapore

Close up magician Singapore

Last week I was hired as close up magician Singapore at a private birthday party at the Grand Hyatt. The person who hired me had seen me before at the Mezza9 Sunday brunch. It was a small group of 10 people in a  function room at the Hyatt. I decide to do 30 min Parlor Show. This type of show is ideal for a smaller function that is hosted in a restaurant or at your home, like a private party or a company dinner event. The show is a mix of close up and effects that can be played for audience up to 80 people. I can be played almost any environment and the client does not have to prepare anything. The show went well and I had a great time with my audience.

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Roving magician Singapore

Roving magician Singapore

Last week I performed for Greenlam at the launch of the new laminate collection. It was a cocktail event and they booked the roving magician package. The event was held at Bugis Plus in a theater on the 7th floor. I have been to that building many time but I had no idea that it has a great block theater in there. It was a cocktail event and my job was to entertain Greenlam’s clients while they were waiting for the launch. I created my usual customized card effect using the Greenlam logo. However the challenge the client had given me was to incorporate their new collection in a presentation as well. I came up with a mind reading effect using the 12 new laminates. I showed the participant a list with the laminates and an envelope. They thought of one of the laminates on the list. I opened the envelope and inside was a piece of paper with their selected laminate written on it. The client was happy with the customized presentation and I will add this trick to my performance at the Grand Hyatt using items from the brunch menu.

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Event entertainment

Event Entertainment

This week I was hired to do a stage show at the AOCC Commissioning Ball, at the W hotel on Sentosa. All guys in Singapore are called to serve the nation in the army, doing whatever guys are supposed to do best. At the end of the 2 year term the officer cadets have a ball. I was part of the event entertainment doing 2 sets of 20 min during the dinner. The MC that night was one of the local celebrities Chua Enlai. He is a Singaporean stage and television actor, best known for his work on the Mediacorp Channel 5 sitcom The Noose. The closing act was Hossan Leong a Singaporean TV Host and comedian. I enjoy other event entertainment acts, because it gives you the opportunity to see how they structure their show and how they communicate with the audience. Since I am a foreigner in Singapore I  always try to find out what works and what doesn’t. I still have a lot of work to do for my stage act and it is not about the tricks.

Mind reading with an audience member:

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Corporate magician

Corporate magician

I would say 80 percent of my work as a corporate magician is at cocktail parties prior or sometimes during the dinner or party. The advantages of a strolling magicians are clear. The client does not have to reserve a specific slot during dinner where everyone in the audience has to focus on stage. There is no set up and the performance is usually only done for people who want to see something. Last week I was performing at MICE Awards 2014 at Gardens by the Bay at the Flower Field Hall. Below are some pictures that I took before and during the event. Unfortunately no action shots. I hope to get some from a photographer who was taken pictures at the event.

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Magic performer Singapore

Magic performer Singapore

Last weekend I did a show at private event at the Marriott Hotel in Singapore. It was a solemnization of marriage. The audience were all Singaporeans and some selected guests from China. When you work as a Magic performer Singapore  you almost always have a mixed bag of people. Since I only speak German, English and some Japanese I face sometimes the challenge to have a table, like in this case where nobody speaks the language. For this reason I added a couple of effects to my my performance repertoire that are visual and do not rely on language. Sure the performance of these pieces is better when you can communicate but sometimes this is not possible and I see it as my job to be able to still entertain the clients.

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Restaurant magician

Restaurant and bar magician updates

This week I had a terrific performance. I performed at 16 tables and about 50 percent were requests. I had a bunch of repeat clients who brought friends to the brunch and see the performance – this is great for restaurant magician because things like this keep you in business. I also had the pleasure to met a client of mine who had booked me for other events in the past. She heard from my newsletter that I am performing at the Grand Hyatt Singapore and came with her husband and friends to see the performance. I recently created a new hand out. It is basically my business card but I can attach a playing to the inside and I can write a personal message. I think that people rather keep that then just a playing card. Let’s see after I have handed out the first 500 what the responses are.

 

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corporate magician Singapore

Corporate magician Singapore

Saturday and Sunday I was working again for MasterCard as corporate Magician Singapore for the launch of their new program Priceless Surprises. The event was hosted at the MasterCard theater at Marina Bay Sands. My job was to entertain the clients in the queue who were waiting for their price. Usually these events are not my favorites since the audience is only focused on the prices they get. This one was actually quite fun since I could do longer shows for the people in line covering up to 15-20 people at a time. It reminded me of a busking style show that I used to do at street festivals. The problem in Casinos in Singapore is that hired performers can only do their shows inside the respective venue e.g. at the MasterCard theater. The space right in front of the place is Casino space and you cannot perform their without a specific license. The event and the performance went well and I had repeat “customers” that came twice to see something else.

 

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Restaurant Magician Singapore

Restaurant Magician Singapore

When you work as a restaurant magician Singapore you have to deal with all kinds of situations. Recently I was asked by the management to go to VIP table in one of the private rooms at Mezza9 . I walk in introduce myself and tell them that I am the entertainment the Gentleman who had reserved the table and room turns around looks at me and says with a stone face: No we don’t need this please leave. I excused myself with a smile for the interruption and turned around to walk out. He started laughing and said just kidding come in and show us what you got. He was a tough spectator but I won him over and he thanked me at the end for the performance. The same group came back yesterday and this time he requested me to do a performance and at the end he gave me a hug at the end of the show. A very funny guy. I wished all my performance were like this.

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Corporate entertainment Singapore

Corporate entertainment Singapore

Axis Bank India was looking for corporate entertainment Singapore. They found my website and I was hired to perform at their Sales Award Dinner last week Saturday at the Swissotel The Stamford in Singapore. They flew in 300 of their top performers from India for a weekend in Singapore. Some of these guys had never been overseas and it was the first trip. I was booked to do a 20 minute stage performance. Since my act doesn’t use any big props but relies on audience interaction, a good sound an light equipment was essential. This was all top notch. The event organizer was Kaleidoscope from India and they handled it great. Axis Bank flew in their Master of Ceremonies as well. The reason was that the audience came from all parts of India and they need someone who could pronounce all the names correctly in the main dialects. The performance went ok but I realized that even so everybody spoke English a lot of my lines fell flat. I believe it due to the fact that the humor is different and comedy and comic lines are a lot subject to education and background. I want to re-script my program to be more descriptive and leave out some of the jokes. Lessons learned. Here is the picture (stage view) of the function room before people came in.

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Magician Singapore – corporate event

Magician Singapore performs at MasterCard corporate event

When you work as a corporate Magician Singapore you are sometimes booked for events that are not a regular performance like at party or corporate dinner. I am currently hired by MasterCard to support their launch of a new program called Priceless Surprises.

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Basically I have to come out twice an hour and perform a quick bit for the current winner. I sometime think this is not ideal for Magic since you are used as gadget. However I believe it is your job to your best to perform a good show for the client regardless of the setting. During one of the performances I had 2 ladies on the platform with me and their faces were the perfect match for the tagline of the campaign a priceless surprise. I hope that the on site photographer got a snapshot of that. Basically it is important to have fun with any given situation this positive attitude transcends to the people watching and they ‘usually’ like what you do. I will do 4 more of these at Sentosa and at the MasterCard Theater at Marina Bay Sands.