*Ian Adair’s Mind Blowing Mentalism
Mind Blowing Mentalism features 40 mentalism routines and ideas from the briliant mind of Ian Adair. The effects within this 144 page book are published for the first time. There are some real gems here that are not to be missed.
*Kranzilla Unleashed by Nathan Kranzo
Clever, quirky, original, commercial, funny, different, practical – these are just some of the words that you can use to describe the magic of Nathan Kranzo.
In this collection of his ideas for stand up and close up, you will find magic to suit a wide spectrum of tastes and audience types. With effects ranging from visibly sliding a tan line up your arm, right through to enabling a spectator to cut to the four Aces, Nathan combines raw cunning with extensive magical knowledge to produce magic that is always interesting and usually totally baffling.
And running through all the material is the Kranzo sense of humour which is at one moment subtle and mischievous, and the next raw and basic! He loves to have fun with his spectators and while much of the magic in this book includes his comedy presentations, Nathan also explains a number of great visual gags that you can place straight into your act.
Nathan’s audiences love his memorable magic, and so will you!
*Life’s a Beach by Gary Jones (Volume one)
Gary Jones is a full time professional magician of many years standing, and he is a man who is widely respected for both his performing skills and his creative way of thinking. This book brings you the full illustrated details of a large selection of Gary’s worker routines and moves, a couple of effects from some of Gary’s good friends in magic, as well as many tips and much advice on performance and even what it takes to be a pro entertainer.
In this 136 page volume you will learn the secrets behind Gary’s sleight free coins through table, you will learn a really clever card to wallet idea that removes the need for palming, a simple yet effective method to perform a bottle production, mental effects which are easy to do yet baffling to the audience, as well as a strong collection of other commercial card and coin routines.
When you are a pro entertainer you get to know exactly what works with the lay public and what doesn’t. You hone your methods so that they are practical yet strong, and you create magic plots that are clear and easy to follow. The material in this book reflects these principles throughout and will delight anyone looking for new worker tricks to add to their repertoire.
*Life’s a Beach by Gary Jones (Volume Two)
Magicseen is delighted to present a second volume featuring the magic of top UK professional close up magician Gary Jones.
Gary is one of those performers who is equally at home presenting magic to lay people or to a room full of magicians, and his creative output reflects those two requirements. Some of the magic in this collection is designed to intrigue and fool magicians, while other effects are fast, direct and perfect for working under almost any commercial conditions.
What all the magic has in common is that the methods have been constructed to extract the maximum effect for the minimum of fuss.
Some of Gary’s handlings do require some sleight of hand – he is very fond of palming cards, for instance – but equally, there are other ideas which are basically self working! So there’s something for everyone here.
The vast majority of the 40 effects included here are with cards, but within that Gary has provided a huge variety of plot and magic that always has a big surprise finish. Some of the effects will go straight into your working repertoire because they are just too good to miss!
If you love close up magic that has attack and impact, you are going to love Life’s a Beach Volume 2.
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Best Of British
Right from its first issue, Magicseen Magazine has sought to showcase talent from the UK, talent that sometimes can be a little swamped by high profile personalities from other parts of the world. To put this right, Magicseen approached a list of the UK’s top performers and creators and invited them to contribute to a book that is designed to show the world what they have to offer.
Congreave’s Curiosities by Chris Congreave
The name Chris Congreave is synonymous with commercial close up routines and ideas. As a full time close up pro for over a decade, he has learned how to hone his magic in order to make it totally practical for performance to lay people in the real world, and this new book brings together a collection of 40 of his best ideas as well as providing you with three essays that offer sage advice.
Although a few of his routines do require some elements of sleight of hand, much of his material is extremely straightforward or even virtually self working. In fact, the variety and breadth of the material makes it ideal both for those just starting out and also for those with more technical ability and knowledge.
When a full time pro elects to share his worker routines with the wider magical public, it pays to sit up and take notice. This excellent collection of close up, which is a combination of some previously published and released material as well as items that are being revealed for the first time, should be in the hands of every discerning performer who aspires to present commercial close up magic.
Johnny Hart – International Star Of Magic
Johnny Hart – International Star Of Magic. Stephen Short’s wonderful biography of Johnny Hart has now sold out of its printed run. In recognition that there may be others not fortunate enough to have a copy but who would be interested to read the colourful story of Johnny’s showbiz career, Stephen has arranged for Magicseen Publications to distribute and sell an E-Book version.
This is a wonderful opportunity to experience the life and times of one of the UK’s major performance artistes, whose illustrious career started in the 1960’s and spanned over 40 years. Not only does this book provide a carefully researched and fascinating look at Johnny himself, it also shines a light on the general showbiz scene of the same period, as Johnny rubbed shoulders with many of the greats from the entertainment and TV world.
The E-Book runs to over 200 pages and is profusely illustrated with playbills and photographs that really help to conjure up a clear vision of showbiz in the latter part of the 20th century.
Masterclass – Volume 1 (Years 1-4)
Although Magicseen Magazine is primarily a features publication rather than a tricks magazine, it does have two or three routines to learn included in the Masterclass section of each issue. In the first four years of publication, 61 contributions have appeared and these have now been collected together and are offered as a stand alone publication either in printed book format or as a download.
Masterclass – Volume 2 (Years 5 – 8)
This nicely produced A4 size comb bound book contains all 56 Masterclass effects taken from volumes 5-8 of Magicseen. Amongst the 40 different contributors you will find close up, stand up, children’s material, mentalism and even a stage illusion from well known stars such as Wayne Dobson, JC Sum, Magic Dave, Jon Allen, Wayne Fox, Michael J. Fitch, Marc Spelmann, John Bannon, Paul Gordon, Peter Duffie and many more.
With many colour photo illustrations, this is a must-have collection of varied magic. Available either in printed format or as a digital download.
Masterclass – Volume 3 (Years 9 – 12)
Every four years we like to publish a collection of all the great magic that has appeared during the period in Magicseen’s Masterclass section, and from the issues which appeared in volumes 9-12 we offer you 51 effects and ideas from such well known and respected performers as Andy Nyman, David Regal, Chris Rawlins, Boris Wild, Mel Mellers, Pit Hartling, John Bannon, Vincent Hedan, Thomas Fraps, Dan Garrett, Anthony Owen and many others.
The printed A4 size comb bound edition contains 100 pages, with many of the effects featuring colour photo illustrations. We may not publish a huge number of tricks in Magicseen, but we like to think that the ones that do make the cut are worthy of your attention.
Roulette by Chris Rawlins
Author Chris Rawlins is a young, inventive mentalist who just loves to share his work and ideas with fellow performers. In this his second book, Chris offers a combination of full routines, moves, additions and essays, all of which come with his own personal stamp and twist.
The Man Who Would Be King by Andrew Normansell
Magicseen are pleased to announce that a book featuring the magical thoughts and routines of pro entertainer Andrew Normansell called “The Man Who Would Be King” has been. Readers of Magicseen will be familiar with Andrew as there have been a couple of features on him and he has also appeared a few times answering questions in the Close Up Clinic.
Wayne Dobson – The Definitive Collection
This book contains virtually every magic effect Wayne published up to 2011, and all have the hallmarks of Wayne’s creative thinking. The methods are always simple and direct, and included amongst the selection of around 100 effects are some of the tricks which helped to establish Wayne as one of the top stage, cabaret and TV magicians. Much of the magic is suitable for close up performance too and the required props are either everyday objects or items that are easily acquired. You are bound to find several items that interest you and which you will soon want to introduce into your own shows.
Wayne Dobson and Friends
Wayne Dobson’s previous book, WD40, was a huge international sell out success, and now Wayne is back with an even bigger book full of stories, articles and routines from Wayne and a star studded array of his magic friends. In 200 large size pages, you will find 31 articles and effects contributed by 21 different performers featuring close up, mentalism and stage magic.
The contributors are:
Andy Nyman, Bill Abbott, Charlie Frye, Danny Buckler, David Regal, David Stone, David Williamson, Dirk Losander, Eugene Burger, Gregory Wilson, Hans Klok, Jeff McBride, Joe Pasquale, John Archer, Joshua Jay, Ken Brooke, Kevin James, Kozmo, Mark Mason, Max Maven, Patrick Page and of course, Wayne himself.
WD40 by Wayne Dobson
Wayne Dobson has had a life full of incredible highs and hard-to-bear lows, and in this candidly written E-Book, he lays it all before you. The full story is here charting his meteoric rise to international fame and TV stardom in which, when he was at the height of his powers, he became a household name in the UK and was seen as a genuine alternative to Paul Daniels as a mainstream TV magician, right through to his valiant and uncomplaining struggle with MS. It’s a tale of courage, is often very funny, and it is always fascinating.
As well as Wayne’s life story this excellent E-book provides full details of 40 of Wayne’s close up and stand up routines. Everything Wayne does is commercial and the methods are always straightforward and practical. You are bound to find many effects in this comprehensive collection that you will like and will use.