Jono Blythe, Close-Up Magician - Close-up Magician | Reading, South East
Based In: Reading, South East
Fees: From £250
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For 15 years I have been performing for people's events spanning from Cornwall to London. I am a proud member of The Magic Circle in London. My repertoire consists of traditional close up magic using cards, coins or ordinary impromptu items from the dinner table.
No matter what kind of event you are planning, I can fit my performance to match your needs.
Maybe you have a small intimate gathering in mind, like a dinner event for your work colleagues or a family get together like a birthday, a reunion or a summer barbecue. You're possibly holding a social event like a meet and greet, a ... n opening to a show or a fundraiser.
I can, of course, also accommodate for your larger and more formal event, such as a breakfast, reception or evening drinks for your wedding day. You may be looking for entertainment for your anniversary or a christening celebration.
Contact me and we can discuss, one to one, the kind of event you are planning and the best services I can offer you to help make it an event to remember.
I was brought up in Cornwall and attended Falmouth University where I studied theatre. I moved to Barking, London after graduation so I could pursue my love for performing arts.
My first job in London was as a demonstrator for Marvin's Magic Ltd, the world's largest magic company, based at Hamley's, London. Oddly enough, one of the tricks I was demonstrating was the first trick I ever bought as a teenager. I saw it demonstrated at Harrods and bought it right there and then.
Amazing to think that 17 years later I would be demonstrating the same trick.
Over the years I have been develo ... ping my skills and forming routines. I specialise in close-up magic, mostly cards but also coins, ropes, elastic bands and objects that can be used straight from the tabletop. I also love impromptu routines that can be performed on the spot.
I am always happiest when I am performing my magic. I love meeting new people and making people laugh, but most of all I love the expressions on peoples' faces when they see impossible, close-up magic happening right in front of the faces. I also love audience participation where the magic can happen in peoples' hands. It's so much fun!
Reviews (6 Reviews)
Professional experience since I was about fifteen. I have experience in demonstrating magic tricks to the public. I have been performing for parties and other venues for about ten years.
'Throughout the time that Jono spent working for Marvin's Magic, demonstrating our products in Hamley's Regent Street, he was an incredibly professional, diligent and conscientious employee. I have every confidence that these traits, combined with his energy and drive, will serve him well in all his future endeavours'.
(Sacha Johnstone, Demonstrations Manager, Marvin's Magic.)
“I thought Jono's act was very entertaining and charming. I'm not usually one for magic but that was one helluva icebreaker!. We were all very engaged and loved what he did.”
(Melanie Radloff - Spotlight member ... , following a performance at a Spotlight headquarters social gathering, July '16)
"Jono attended the evening reception for our wedding. He absolutely mesmerised our guests with his card tricks and magic. It really added something special to the evening. He has a real way with people and I have to say the quality of his tricks really is of a very high standard. There was certainly no way we could guess how he did it! I would highly recommend him to anyone considering an entertainer at a wedding or any other function."
(Kelly MacKenzie, Wedding reception performance, Tregenna Castle, St. Ives, May '12)
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I am insured for Public Liability. I have a full driver's license and my own transport.
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