Having toured with Champions of Magic since the very first performance back in 2013, I've made the decision to leave the show.
It's been an incredible adventure. After multiple UK tours, we completed a two month tour of America and Canada last Autumn, returning over Christmas and New Year to perform eight shows at the beautiful Connor Palace Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio.
Allan Slaight is a remarkable man who, while building up the largest, privately-owned network of radio stations in Canada, has loved magic his entire life! He has toured throughout Western Canada as a performer, written a number of magic books, co-hosts an annual magic convention and also supports the magic world with his enormous generosity.
The live performance of the eighth part of Harry Potter is shrouded in more secrecy than most magic shows! And if you haven't seen it yet, I'm not going to be the one to spoil it for you. All I'll say it's definitely worth the wait and it features some of the best magic I've ever seen on stage.
David Blaine hasn't had the best reputation in the UK since he decided to live in a glass box above Tower Bridge for 44 days back in 2003. However, he is a great magician and I still remember being inspired by his first TV show, Street Magic in the late 90s. It was incredible magic presented in a new way - simple and strong, focussing on the audience's reactions.
Frank Brooker sadly passed away last month. He was a lovely man with an amazing story. A magician and a taxi driver, when international magicians came to work in England, Frank was their go to chauffeur! He met all the greats of the time, but the one who had the biggest impact on him was Channing Pollock, a man Frank described as "the best magic act to come to this country".
I went to Amsterdam with 10 magicians to see a magic show. What an adventure! Hans Klok is a true showman and I don't remember the last time I had so much fun watching a magician. Two hours of insanity with the biggest illusions, so much energy and wind machines (mainly to keep his hair looking like he's in a music video).