Don Alan What I learnt: timing, motivation, being prepared, good clean fun
David Williamson What I learnt: Be silly – naturally, incredible skill can be hidden by hilarity, be the character, have fun!
John Lenahan What I learnt: Who you are off-stage is far more important that who you are on-stage, & never give up on your hopes & aspirations. John is a warm & sincere individual who always has a smile on his face! He spent a month in Cape Town in 2009, we spent many evenings together & I’m proud to consider John one of my very good friends…
Michael Close What I learnt: Even if you have skill it shouldn’t be more important than the magic effect. (He’s also a hilarious joke teller…)
Mark Wilson What I learnt: Without Mark’s book, I would not be a magician today. When I first started performing, 80% of my tricks was from his book. Ironically, right now is the first time I’ve ever seen him perform …
Bill Malone What I learnt: Connecting with your audience is as much a part of the performance as the ‘trick’ itself.
Richard Osterlind What I learnt: Magic of the Mind doesn’t need to be serious to be seriously fun!
Paul Daniels What I learnt: It’s called “Show Business” for a reason … (and never work with animals). I met him when I was 20 & even then he was willing to give me such sage business advice.
Banachek What I learnt: Performing with conviction is the secret to belief. When I spent a few days with him, I found him to be very thoughtful & deep …
Tom Mullica What I learnt: If you have a unique skill, use it in your performance – nobody can copy you.
Greg Wilson What I learnt: Do magic anywhere, anytime. I also had the good fortune to a week with Greg, and he is a wonderful, principled & warm person!
Michael Ammar What I learnt: The character you see on video is different to the real person. Once again, I had the fortune of spending time with Michael & he’s such a nice guy!