Mentalist / Mind Reader(11 Reviews)
Country: United Kingdom
Based In: Wallasey, North West England
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As a top magician with a world -wide reputation, I can provide world class magic and mindreading guaranteed to entertain, amuse and completely baffle. Check out my website at www.ianmccoy.com and at www.mccoysmiracles.com I have a world wide reputation and worked in the USA throughout the 90's and early noughties for corporations, Hollywood celebrities a US President (Clinton), Las Vegas Hotels, major sporting events private parties and on TV. I recently appeared on a TV show which airs world wide where host George Galloway called me "the best in the business......the Pavarotti of magic"
I ... have incredible routines geared to all age groups and although I perform world class sleight of hand - I am regarded as one of the finest exponents of mentalism and mindreading which is executed in a fun filled manner. The late Robin Williams who I had the pleasure of working with described my magic and mentalism as "world class". And so I will bring to your event -a world class performance that will be remembered for a very long time. Simply the best in the UK.
Ian grew up in an Irish family on the Wirral in Merseyside. He was a precocious child and at the age of 10 began to study magic after his Great uncle showed him some tricks on a family holiday to Ireland. Around the same time he took up learning to play guitar. By the age of 14 he had put a family band together and began performing in venues around Liverpool and Merseyside. By the age of 16 - his band "The Real McCoy" were one of the top show bands in the Merseyside and North West region of England - they disbanded when Ian was 19.
Ian also had an interest in martial arts and began studyi ... ng Karate at the age of 15. Four year later at the age of 19 he gained his black belt. He had also done well at school attaining top A level grades. He attended the University of Liverpool studying and after three years attained his degree in History, Politics and Philosophy. He then studied for a post Grad degree in Education and Theology at the Liverpool Institute of Higher Education Christs College. He carried on with his music performing solo and with two bands in his 20's. He also wrote a number of songs and even tried - unsuccessfully for a record contract.
Ian began a teaching career (History and Philosophy) in a Junior College/High school. This lasted four years and although he loved the experience his love and passion for the art of magic and mentalism intensified and he made the decision to go professional. Whatsmore he made the momentous decision to move to the Bay Area of San Francisco in 1991 -in the days before computers and mobile/cell phones. In his first year he attained his California Teaching Certificate as a back up and did some supply/substitute teaching in local High schools in Marin County CA. He continued to do some supply work throughout the 14 years of his stay in California. However his magic career began to really take off to the extent that by the mid 90's Ian was regarded as one -if not the top magicians in San Francisco and Northern California. He performed for major corporations, Hotel chains, Hollywood Actors, Las Vegas Casinos, thousands of private individuals and on TV. One of his proudest moments was when the late great Robin Williams performed a stage show with him at a major charity event.
Ian was approached by a major toy company to produce a magic kit. He did this and put his name to Career Kids -Professional Magic - which became a best seller. Its shelf life was given at 3 years. It went on for ten! Ian has been very proud of the idea that he helped produce many magicians around the world!
After a 7 year marriage and Divorce Ian began playing with the idea of de emigrating and returning home. When his Father was diagnosed with terminal cancer - this gave him the nudge. The decision was difficult as his professional life was so good as he had also set up magic classes and summer camps in Marin County - teaching magic to children. However the pull of home was too great.
Ian returned to the UK about 14 years ago. He still performs magic and mentalism around the UK and Ireland. This has included corporate work and every other conceivable event and venue .
Ian is still a keen songwriter and is very proud to have two of his original compositions on a charity album “I would Fight for You” – for the Great Ormand Street Hospital. This album is being sold all over the world.
Ian became a published author. He has a number of books published through Kindle and Smashwords including Jesus Christ: Magic Man, Fringe: Intriguing scientific theories that don’t make sense, The Atheist Myth and a number of publications on the art of Magic and Mentalism.
His most important work - True Magic: Mind, God, Consciousness and You has been published by Kima Global Publishers who say that Ian McCoy is the first magician in history and may be the first person period to have a working comprehensive theory on the concepts of awe, wonder and astonishment.
Ian was interviewed on Sky TV for a full hour by Debbie Jones a few years ago where she remarked that he was the best magician she had seen and recently (July 2019) appeared on the RT TV show Sputnik which airs worldwide, where he talked about his work and his book. On that show George Galloway referred to Ian as "The best in the business" and the Pavarotti of magic.
Ian Continues to perform around the UK and Ireland and has a number of publications through his "McCoy's Miracles" site whereby he teaches professional magicians and mentalists around the world. Just like the name of his childhood band - he really is The Real McCoy.
Reviews (11 Reviews)
I also have a reputation in the magic world as renowned inventor and teacher of professional magicians. I do this through e books/video tutorials which have been downloaded around the world. I have also performed for President Clinton, Secretary of State Madeline Albright and US Consul General to Canada Frederick Smith. I don't include this in most of my publicity as I was asked not to over 20 years ago. I am also the only magician to perform for Captain and crew on the American Navy's Flagship - Aircraft carrier Carl Vincent. Since returning to the UK over 10 years ago I have performed at Ol ... d Trafford and Goodison Park on numerous occasions. I have also performed hospitality at major corporate and sporting events including the Open.
Star Wars creator George Lucas Hollywood actor Martin Sheen
Lehman Brothers of New York Volvo Penta
Hilton Hotels Actor/Comedian Robin Williams
Sir Brian Mawhinney Chairman Football League Paris Hotel las Vegas
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Cole and Cole
Mattson Technology The United States Navy
Caymus Vineyards Collabra Computer Software
Pac ... ific Electric Supply Paul Hibbs
Kenny Marquewitz & Associates Everton FC
Sky TV RT Channel TV
Royal Air Force Ken Dodd
Millenium Stadium Cardiff Oakland Raiders
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I had a lead role in the short movie Win Each Way by Jeffrey French. I played a guy who could do magic tricks! Whatsmore I had my own name!
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Interactive magic and mindreading show with the audience often creating the magic themselves. Amazing baffling and entertaining !
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