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Becoming A Unique Magician | Close Up Magicians 2021

A couple of years ago, Craig Petty shared his experience about watching one of the worst magicians ever. While we won't name the magician in question, one of their biggest flaws was they tried too much to imitate Derren Brown. Anyone who knows Derren will understand he is a world class performer who can hold an audience within the palm of his hand. Their poor impersonation came across as cheap imitation.


Becoming A Unique Magician | Close Up Magicians 2021


You get the idea. That's why we wanted to take this opportunity to talk to you about becoming a unique performer. You have to remember your audience isn't there to try and see you one up a famous performer. They want to see what you can bring to the magic world, making a legacy for yourself in the process. Create your own character and be unique in everything you say and do. That way your audience won't be comparing you to another magician. They will remember you for who you are and everything you brought to the table.


We understand it's tempting to start learning magic from someone you look up to. You see iconic magicians like Dynamo and David Blaine who create great reactions from their audience. You want to follow in their footsteps and do exactly the same. The problem is it doesn't quite work like that. The best way for you to become a famous magician is to be yourself. You can create your own reputation for everything you do. Sure, you might be wondering how you can perform differently without copying the same style as another magician?


Let's take a look at two of our close up magicians in action. Craig Petty is an award winning magician who is best known for his incredible sleight of hand coin tricks. In 2009 he was described by Magic Week (one of the top magicians’ journals) as the greatest living coin manipulator in Europe! Magic Scene also awarded him the distinction of being "The Performer to Watch in 2009".


Nemed Phoenix is considered to be one of the greatest close up magicians within the country. To this day he is still the only person to win The British Magical Society Close Up Magician of the Year five years in a row. He combines sleight of hand with a very dry wit and a lot of audience interaction. Below we have two videos showcasing Craig & Nemed performing coin magic.




See how differently they both performed? They used coin magic yet their styles and charisma were completely different. You have to understand how lines and presentations only work for a specific magician. Make your own unique style, create routines based around the subjects of magic you are into. Let's say you are a huge fan of superheroes and want to style your magic tricks that include superhero references. That's great. It's something that you are passionate about and it will instantly work for you.


Start studying creativity methods to help you create your own character. Search for inspiration from places outside of the magic world. The most important thing for you to remember is to make yourself unique and be the best version of yourself. Create your own unique character and you will leave a legacy behind like no other.


Your Journey Starts Now


It's not too late to start your journey and become one of the greatest close up magicians of all time. Follow everything we've said today and you will be good to go. If you would like to secure our services for your upcoming corporate event, wedding, trade show or other type of event, use the banner below to visit our website, fill in your details and send us a message. We will get back to you with a no obligation consultation. Or you can call us directly on 0333 301 3001. We look forward to speaking with you soon.