Stephen James is a professional close-up magician who specialises in performing magic at events across the UK and internationally. Like the TV magicians who walk up and amaze people on the streets, Stephen goes up to people and amazes them, both in drinks reception “mix and mingle” events and “table hopping” at meals. Most weeks Stephen is out performing at corporate events and weddings, astounding people with close-up feats. Audiences will see people being influenced, minds being read and impossible things happen with cards, money, fire and items borrowed from the spectators.
He creates a very interactive and personal experience for everyone who sees him. It is normal to hear gasps, laughter and applause throughout events as Stephen works the room. He has entertained at countless corporate and private events as well as for many leading UK entertainment agencies. Prestigious venues he has performed at include The Shard, Madame Tussauds, Epsom Race Course and The London Aquarium
Stephen is also a member of The Magic Circle, a British organisation dedicated to promoting and advancing the art of magic. Applicants must qualify for membership, either through a performance exam or by a written thesis on a branch of magic, after which they will be designated Member of the Magic Circle (M.M.C.)
The magic Stephen performs is very interactive and involves the guests participating & having fun with him. They will experience impossible things happen involving mind reading, cards, fire, money, sleight of hand, objects vanishing, solid objects passing through each other and mentalism. He can entertain your guests during the photos, meal or reception. he turns the gaps into amazing moments for you and your guests, It is not uncommon to overhear your guests cheering as magic is performed to them, and brides regularly feedback that the magic was one of the highlights of their big day.
Putting Stephen on a stand with decent footfall can increase lead conversations by 20%-60%. He makes this happen by combining his magic and experience as a former marketing manager together. His approach is to continually engage people, qualify them and then introduce potential customers to your team continually through the show.
Do you want to leave a lasting impression with your client, staff or promotional event? Stephen specialises in performing around tables in-between courses and walking around at standing events like drinks receptions. Most importantly he will break the ice and leave your guests astounded, amazed and remembering your event.
Do you ever see a magician on TV performing and wonder how cool it would be if one turned up at your party and started walking around and performing astonishing magic to the different groups in the room? Stephen is the perfect choice for family gatherings, celebratory meals, house parties and even BBQs.