Magicians FAQs – Tips on Booking a Close-up magician
Here are some magicians faqs for the main questions people ask when they are considering booking close up magicians. If you have a question about Kyle or anything regarding close up / table magicians that doesn’t appear on the list, please feel free to call or email Kyle.
Q – "When is the best time at a wedding for Kyle to perform?”
A – The best times are, firstly, during the reception. A little mix and mingle magic during pre-dinner drinks is a wonderful ice-breaker. Following that, table-hopping between the courses of the meal is terrific. It is not advisable for Kyle to perform when people are actually eating. A knife and fork in hand, a mouth full of food and ‘pick a card’ do not mix. It can also be very intrusive. However, performances in-between the courses are perfect! Also, magic during photographs at the church or registry offfice has proven to be quite popular.
Close-up magic cannot be performed during speeches or at the same time in the same room as a band or disco. The audience will be focused on the speech or the other act and the noise will drown out the magician to the extent that performance will not be possible. The speeches and the disco usually herald the end of the Kyle's performance. This should always be taken into account when considering timing.
Q – “Are there any hidden charges?”
A – No! The fee quoted will be the total including expenses and NO VAT will apply!
Q – “Does Kyle have public liability insurance?”
A – Yes, up to £10,000,000. through Equity.
Q – "What if Kyle is ill or something happens and he can't make it"?
A – If Kyle were to fall too ill to perform, he would ensure that a colleague of an equal standard would perform for you for the same fee.
Nevertheless, force majeure cannot be accommodated for, for example – a national crisis which suddenly occurs on the day causing travel to become impossible. Or if Kyle should meet an untimely end in an accident en route to your event.
Q – “Will we be able to go and see Kyle performing somewhere?”
A – The answer to that question is – not really. Kyle performs primarily at private company functions, weddings and private parties – exactly the type of event that you are considering him for, and not usually at shows that are open to the general public.
Q – “Will Kyle meet with us to give us a demonstration before we book him?”
A – Kyle is willing to accommodate in return for travel expenses. As an entertainer who travels nationally, it must be expected that if you wish for him to embark on a journey to provide you with a demonstration of his skills, there will be a charge of 35p per mile to cover the petrol. It is worthwhile having a read through his testimonials and watching his video trailer first.
Q – "Can Kyle make my husband/wife/’X’ disappear?"
A – This is a question asked of every magician at every gig as many as 25 times. Magicians often hold contests to see who has received ‘the question’ the most during any one event. Regretably, however, since The Magicians Act came into force in February 2006, the law expressly states that the erasure of a human being during a performance is a criminal offence which carries a maximum sentence of eternal banishment to the Phantom Zone under Section 13 ergo – the answer is a resounding NO!
Q – "Does Kyle perform at children's birthday parties?"
A – No! Children’s requirements are very different, although children aged 10 and over will love close-up magic if they are at the table with adults.
Wedding Magician FAQs will be updated on a regular basis.