Great News - my new book The Real Deal - Survival Guide For Magicians has just arrived and it's looking fantastic. I have to warn you though - it's HUGE! Over 450 pages filled with wonderful stories by friends and colleagues, as well as tips and hints for the working magician.
The topics range from using the internet to get work, flying tips, traveling tips, tips for taking your own show on the road, etc. This book is filled with over 25 years of the real secrets of making a living as a full time professional. It doesn't matter what type of magic you perform, from close-up, kids shows to stage illusions - there is definitely something in here for everybody.
Here are the friends who have contributed to the book:-
This book also contains stories and advice from other professionals including:
David Seebach, Jon Allen, Matthew Fallon,Adrian Saw, Bev Bergeron, Vince Haines, Shawn Farquhar, Peter Mennie, Dennis Michael, Don Campbell, Ray Lum, Lon Mandrake, Jon Kaplan, Eugene Lim, Jack Poulter, Bill Bishop, Mike Super, Glen Foster, Randy Charach, Paul Long, Geoff Williams, Chris Cox,Steve Warburton, Jamie Bentley, DR. P MAGIC, Ben Robinson, Christopher Berry,Jim Kleefield, Cris Johnson, David J Greene, TC Tahoe, John Fitzsimmons, Kyle Peron, Tim Scarbrough, Joe Leo, Richard Webster, Alan Watson, Michael James
Samuel Lamerson, Peter Mennie, Michael Grandinetti, Wayne Rogers, James M. Ridner, Peter Loughran, Nickey Fynn, Danny Archer, Carl Andrews, Eric Buss, Nick Lewin, Keith Fields, George F. Ledo, Diamond Jim Tyler
Each of these pros offer some amazing advice and share some insightful stories we can all learn from.
JULY LOOKING LIKE A BUSY TIME
I am pleased to be home for the month of July. By home I mean at least I'm in New Zealand. My management company have landed a few great corporate gigs in July for me around New Zealand, as well as my one man show booked in Napier for the Art Deco Festival. Napier is considered the Art Deco capital of the world. They re-built the city after it was demolished by an earthquake in 1931. The Art Deco festival is one of their largest events of the year and I am honored that I'm the headline show for the event --- no pressure:) It's actually the first time my entire show will be presented here in New Zealand. I always find it funny that I am a Kiwi and have performed in over 100 countries, yet it's taken all this time to get my show booked here. I'm sure it's the same for most artists in their own towns.
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