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So what is the Magic Circle and why am I proud to be member.

Lots of people have heard of The Magic Circle but aren’t quite sure what it is or even if it actually exists!Read more

Celebrities and Magic

Celebrities and Magician Will GrayCelebrities and Magic

Working regularly as Wasps match day magician I get to meet lots of interesting people as well as many celebrities. Recently while performing in the directors board room I had the pleasure of performing for none other than Master Chef’s Greg Wallace.Read more

Scouting for Girls

Scouting for Girls and Asda

Christmas is always a busy time and generally something interesting usually happens. Well this December was no different.

It happened on a corporate gig in the heart of London.

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The Granary Wedding Venue

The Granary Wedding Venue with a Unicorn!!

Through November I performed at lots of weddings but one stood out from all the rest it was one of the most magical I’ve seen at The Granary Wedding Venue in Fawsley.Read more

British Grand Prix 2018

Silverstone Grand Prix PassesBritish Grand Prix 2018 – Silverstone

This year the British Grand Prix 2018 was held at Silverstone. Myself and two other magicians were booked to perform in the drivers VIP lounge for all three days off the Grand Prix.Read more

Teeling Whiskey

Teeling Whiskey - DublinMagic and Teeling Whiskey

So I get this call “We’d like you to come and perform at our Core Horizons 2016 corporate event.”
“Okay where is it being held.” “Dublin.”
“Okay, thats great I like Dublin, which venue in Dublin.” “Teeling Whiskey Distillery.” “I’m on my way.” :)
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Rowton Castle

magical entertainment at Rowton castleRowton Castle – Shrewsbury

Rowton Castle was the venue for Maz & Andrew’s big Day and what a day.

Unlike any other year I’ve been performing at weddings up and down the country but Rowton Castle blew me away.Read more

St Neots

St Neots, Christmas lights
Christmas Lights switch on in St Neots!

St Neots annual christmas light switch on which takes place in November is a grand affair and happens in the middle of St Neots town center.

Its alive with food stands, fair ground rides, local entertainment and also MAGIC!!

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Make MS Vanish

Wayne DobsonMake MS Vanish – Wayne Dobson

The Magic Circle HQ was host to one of the biggest names in magic through the 80s Wayne Dobson.

Wayne was an up and coming star of TV with his own magic show, Royal Variety Performances and opening for The Dean Martin show in Las Vegas.Read more

How Magicians fool Audiences…

magicians blogBlink and you’ll miss it: How magicians fool their audiences.

Study shines light on how magicians use blinking to conceal ‘secret actions’ in tricks

Magicians fool their audiences by unwittingly causing them to blink at key moments in a show, research has revealed.Read more

Cricket or Magic

England CricketNot just a Magician but Cricket

I’ve been a professional magician for around 16 years and truly love it, but I’ve also got another love and thats cricket.

As young boy my dad would to take me to watch the local cricket team Snibston Grange CC that played on the Snibston Colliery Ground, Coalville.Read more

Midlands Magician at Gala Bingo

Gala Bingo MagicMagic at Gala Bingo

Performing in the morning is an unusual thing for most magicians but Gala Bingo wanted just that.

But the question is why would Gala Bingo want a Midlands magician on a Sunday morning, well it was their big giveaway eventRead more

Abel Alarms

Corporate magic - Abel AlarmsAbel Alarms 50 year celebrations

Abel Alarms celebrated 50 years this year, A company that was started in 1965 in Leicestershire has now grown to fourteen offices countrywide from Glasgow to Taunton.

They decided to celebrate with a party and awards night at The Leicester Tigers Football Ground.Read more

Hunsbury Hill Centre

The Hunsbury Hill Centre - NorthamptonSummer Weddings at The Hunsbury Hill Centre

This Summer at The Hunsbury Hill Centre in Northampton as been a busy one again, three times here this year and each time was great fun.

I’ve been performing at weddings up and down the country from Aberdeen to Torquay.Read more

Cup Cards

Cup Cards by Will GrayCup Cards by Will Gray

So What is Cup Cards? Theres two types of magicians, those who work events and those who create magic.

Theres not many who do both, Well I’m a working magician doing gigs a but I’ve now stepped into the world of creation.
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Manchester United Legend

Manchester United LegendDecember with a Manchester United Legend.

I perform many parties through the year in Manchester but not always for a Manchester United Legend and none are as fun as the first one of December.Read more

Barcelona Trade Show

Trade-show in BarcelonaTrade-Show in the sun of Barcelona

It’s always nice to receive a phone call from a company like that want to fly you out to Barcelona to perform magic on their trade show stand at the CCIB.

The Exhibition was all about cloud security, everyone from Apple, Google & Dell were thereRead more

Beefy Charity Foundation hold halloween party

Beefy Charity FoundationBeefy Charity Foundation

The Beefy Charity Foundation held an Halloween party on 5th November 2014. This Halloween party is probably the best I’ve ever been too.

I spent the evening of Halloween performing Close-Up magic for Sir Ian Botham.Read more

Magic in funny places!

magic on a bargeMagic on a barge!

This week I’ve been performing magic on a barge in Birmingham on the Birmingham canal, The barge had everything you could of wanted, a bar, a toilet and a driver.

This was for Markem-imaje annual party I’ve performed for them on many occasions. Read more

Leicester Magic Circle 90th Anniversary

Leicester Magic CircleLeicester Magic Circle celebrate it’s 90th year.

The Leicester Magic Circle is one of the oldest magical societies in the world. In 1924 some half dozen keen magicians began to meet every Saturday afternoon, with Will Sutton as an informal chairman.Read more

Member of The Inner Magic Circle

The Magic CircleProud Member of The Inner Magic Circle

I’m very proud to write on my Blog that I’m now a member of The Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star which is the highest degree in The Magic Circle and can only be awarded by call of the president himself.Read more

Haslington Hall

Haslington HallWedding at Haslington Hall

As a wedding magician I love performing at weddings and this weekend was no exception. I had the honour of performing for Sam & Steve Rutter and their wedding guests at one of my favourite venues Haslington Hall.Read more

Wadenhoe House Cambridgeshire

Wadenhoe House CambridgeshireBeautiful day in Cambridgeshire for a wedding

On the 5th July I travelled to Cambridgeshire to perform magic and make one couples big day a day to remember it was Steve Levitt’s daughters wedding at Wadenhoe House. It was a fabulous wedding with lots of sunshine and smiles.Read more

Sandvik Trade Show

Sandvik Trade showTrade-show in a quarry

The global company Sandvik which were founded in 1862 by Goran Fredrik Goransson in Sweden. Have asked me to perform at the their HillHead Trade Show stand again for the second time. The show is held every two years in Hill Head’s quarry which is a lime stone quarry near Buxton.Read more

East Midlands Conference Centre hold Stroke Dinner

East Midlands Conference CentreEast Midlands Conference Centre

For the third year running I was at the East Midlands conference Centre in Nottingham for The Stroke Assembly to perform my table magic at their annual awards dinner.

Again the 250 delegates were full of fun and enjoyed the magic until late into the evening.Read more

FFFF Magic Convention

FFFF Convention4Fs Magic Convention – New York

For the sixth year running I was invited to the FFFF Convention in Buffalo, New York, which is an invitation only magic convention for the top 200 magicians in the world.

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Sparky the Magic Fish

Sparky the magic FishSparky the Magic GoldFish

On Thursday 13th of March, Sparky and I took to the road to perform for one of our biggest corporate clients Ashfield Healthcare who are based in the Midlands area just off the M42 near Ashby De la Zouch.Read more

Birmingham Childrens Hospital

Alister McGowan in BirminghamBrum Children’s Hospital raises 100K

This Weekend I performed at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity Winter Ball which was held in the Great Hall at Birmingham University wow what a venue.

Only improved by the amazing winter star effects that were set in the room.Read more

Joules Worcester

Joules WorcesterJoules new store in Worcester

I was asked by Joules to entertain the queues at their new store that was opening in Worcester city centre from 8:00am (I thought they were mad who’s going to be there that early).Read more

Walkers Crisps 75th Annivesary

Walkers Crisps 75th AnniversaryWill Gray with Twist and Pulse

Last night I performed for The Walkers Crisps company at their 75th anniversary party night which was held at the amazing Hilton Double Tree hotel in Lincoln.

There were over 200 guests and alongside the Band, photo booth, caricaturists, jugglers, stilt walkers and myselfRead more

Magic Circle Shows

The Magic CircleMeet The Magic Circle Shows

The World Famous Magic Circle hold two magic nights every month at their headquarters at 12 Stephenson Way, Euston, London. This is a night like no other with magic, wonder and fun, where the public get to see four different acts from the best Close up magicians in my profession.Read more

Corporate event with Ed Byrne

Corporate event at the NECCorporate event at The Hilton NEC

It was great fun last night working a corporate event at the Hilton Metropole Hotel in Birmingham, I was performing at the HIBU’s business awards dinner this is the company that was formally known as Yell until 2012, it was great entertaining all the staff, managers and their guests.Read more

Mercury Awards with The Tootsie Rollers

Mercury AwardsMercury awards with the Tootsie Rollers

So this week the Leicester Mercury Awards for business were held this year at The Alea Casino in Nottingham as well as myself performing close up magic in the Champagne drinks reception, The Tootsie rollers were performing in there own unique way.Read more

Magic Circle Magician of the year 2013

Magic Circle MagicianThe Magic Circle Magician of the Year 2013

So it was a Monday night, March 2013 there was tension in the air and I’ll admit I was a bit nervous sat back stage in the theatre, you see it was the biggest annual competition in the magic calendar the one every close up magician wants to win ‘The Magic Circle Magician of the Year’.Read more

Paul Daniels Magic Show!

Paul Daniels and Debbie McGeePaul Daniels and the lovely Debbie McGee

As an eight year old boy I remember getting excited every Saturday night around 8:00pm when it was time for The Paul Daniels Magic Show on BBC1.

In fact I’d say its the main reason I got interested in magic and defiantly the reason I wanted to join The Magic Circle.Read more

Fourteen magicians travel to Brussels

Corporate Magician - Fourteen MagiciansFourteen Magicians travel to Brussels

This doesn’t happen very often but I was with a team of Fourteen magicians that were asked to travel to Brussels to entertain at a corporate engagement at the MCE conference centre on the 4th & 5th November which was organised by Chosen Events.Read more