Close Up Magic 2021-08-07T00:03:12+01:00


Close-up magic is one of the most intriguing forms of skill and illusion a magician can possess. It requires absolute precision and timing with every trick and will no doubt leave a crowd amazed. Why is it so impressive? Because close-up magic is quite literally done right in front of your very eyes.

It’s not uncommon for people to ‘think’ they know how a trick was performed – Martin is frequently asked to redo his illusions and even if he will let them be videoed. Rest assured though that even when played back in slow motion, you will simply not know how he does it.

Are his baffling and unique performances sleight-of-hand, or is it really magic after all?…


We like to think that everything we see can be explained but that’s the joy in close-up magic – it takes the ‘normal’ and removes all logic and reason, leaving you with a sense of wonder and in complete bewilderment. No matter how many times you see one of Martin’s tricks, you still won’t know quite how he does them.

  • Are you willing to be challenged?
  • Do you think your eyes can’t deceive you?
  • How will you react when logic can’t reveal the answers?

Martin demonstrates his skills as an award-winning close-up magician at weddingsparties  and corporate events. Turning everyday items into magical objects, he connects with his audience to make the world around them all the more mysterious and unexplainable. You don’t need to understand it. You don’t even need to believe it in. The joy is in the illusion itself.

If you have a group of guests you would like to entertain and nothing less than spectacular will do, get in touch and let Martin give you a glimpse into his captivating world of close-up magic.

“I’d just like to take this opportunity to thank you for providing us with excellent entertainment at the evening meal of our conference last week. It really added another dimension to the evening and I know people were amazed at the magic you did – especially the kiwi trick!! I would definitely recommend you to others and wish you every success in the future. Thanks once again!”
Julie A Currie. Executive Support to UK Director, Royal & SunAlliance
“We would all at Rolfe & Nolan like to express our thanks for helping to make our product launch go so well. Your ability to entertain, amaze and break the ice was exceptional. Our guests were extremely impressed and it made such a difference to the evening. They all want to know how you did that trick with the lemon!”

Kevin Jennings. Rolfe & Nolan
“All my guests particularly enjoyed Martin – the most amazing magician. He has been mentioned in every single thank you letter, 35 so far. The borrowed £20 note found inside a lemon seemed to be the most baffling trick I have ever seen but his whole presence and personality made the most endearing impression together with his sheer professionalism.”
Jane Watts - OBE
“I wanted to say a huge ‘thank you’ to you and your fellow magicians for an excellent evening at Madame Tussauds. The venue was a huge success and was thoroughly enjoyed by all, with full credit to you for spicing the evening up. Certainly the chaps on my table couldn’t get enough and could have been entertained all night.”
Denise Clifford - Suzuki Group PLC