Party Magician: 30th August 2015. Knutsford, Cheshire.

Last April, I was asked to perform close up magic at Mere Golf Resort & Spa by a guy called Gerard Hall. Gerard was organising a 40th birthday party for a relative of his, and was looking for me to add some close up magic to the day. Following the event, Gerard posted the below testimonial on my Facebook page: After that, I was absolutely delighted to hear from Gerard again earlier this year. He’d just had a new baby girl with his lovely wife, and was hoping I’d be available to perform at her Christening in Knutsford, Cheshire. I’m always flattered when a previous clients gets in touch with me again about performing at another event, so I was delighted to see that I was available on the day.

There were going to be around 120 guests there, so I suggested that 2 hours of close up magic would be ideal.

Driving into the venue, I passed a large mechanical bull next to the entrance. Now, any of my friends would tell you I can’t resist a mechanical bull. I’ve got absolutely no idea why, but I’m always drawn to the idea of winning on them (if that’s even possible) and almost always want to give it a go - but I was here for work, so I resisted the temptation and made my way inside.

The party itself was brilliant. The guests were really loud, fun and seemed well up for the magic. Each table seemed to cheer louder than the last, and there was just a brilliant vibe surrounding the entire day.

When I’d finished, I made my way back to the car I saw the mechanical bull again - well, it wouldn’t hurt to have a quick go, I thought…