This is something I get asked at almost every event or party I perform at.
I think everyone’s story is different and mine is quite unique.
Like most children I started with a ‘magic kit’ but in my early teens became a little obsessed with it due to the TV experience of Paul Daniels and later David Blaine etc.
In my younger years I was fanatical about close up magic and learnt every trick and every technique, and as the internet blossomed the resources available where immense.
At the age of 16 – 17 after lots of free events performances I took the plunge and placed an ad in the Yellow Pages. I then started performing very locally all types of events providing close up magic.
As the years progressed, I gained more popularity and started getting booked all over the UK at corporate events and weddings and private parties.
By 20 I was fully immersed in the magic world, going to conventions, having magic friends etc.
Many people were asking me if I could do their children’s parties, which I always refused as I specialised in close up magic for children.
I was turning away so many enquiries I thought I would use my resources and develop an act suitable for children’s parties.
That was 10 years ago and now even after a hairy start performing for children this is now where I still get lots of repeat bookings.
We are now in 2016 where I can proudly say I am one of the top
Close up magicians – performing under the name ALEX MICHAEL – AWARD WINNING MAGICIAN
Children’s entertainers – performing under the name ALEX CADABRA
….and that is my story and I am sticking to it.
For more information please visit my website http://www.alexmagic.co.uk