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Paul
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On 2004-04-18 19:10, Euan wrote:
It's probably paul daniels


Lol.

You're probably right!

Paul.
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... or Debbie McGee! Smile
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All you Sadowitz fans, don't forget that he is often found working at "International Magic", he hasn't been around for a couple of weeks but, you will normally find him if you go there: http://www.internationalmagic.com
don't foget their annual convention in December of each year. Chris Power lectured last year, he was great and wins my bet as best English magician, if you see his coins through see through silk, then you will see what I mean. Michael Vincent often competes in their competition as well (which he won in 1994).
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No one has mentioned David Carre...little known card worker but certainly regarded as up there with the big-name, well known guys. He did a couple of TAT videos introduced by Roger Crosthwaite. I had the pleasure of meeting with him on a number of ocassions and although one might say he was a quirky individual, his card work was (is) exceptional.

Just my tuppence worth.

What a giggle this thread has been to read!

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Dave,
I have seen a video (International Magic Conventions 9th Close Up Competition) which has a performance from David Carre, I was not that impressed. he performed a story routine of two men a gambler and a magician, yet I found that the routine went on for too long and the story began to iritate me, so much so that I could hardly concentrate on the magic.

A similar case is that of Steven Ford, who's coin magic is great (in one of his routines he layed out all of the cards from a deck. Then having done this one by one he turned over each card, displaying a half dollar under each)! The trick was amazing, but bad patter meant that the audience were board during the long wait!
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Daniel, I've not seen that video, and it sounds boring too! I sugest if you get a chance to see the advanced card magic videos he performs in you would be impressed. The stuff isn't convoluted at all, just brilliant technically. His dem's of seconds, centres and bottom dealing is great.
I suppose everyone hass a dodgy moment!

Dave
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Dave (presumably this is your first name),
Just a little thing that annoys me...DONT CALL ME DANIEL!!!...If you look at the bottom of my post you will see that I clearly put my name as OWEN, and the fact that Daniel follows OWEN in my username is due to the fact that it is my surname!!!
I am not picking on you...I have written similar to others who have incorrectly written my name and I understand that it is easily done!!!

Back to a more magical topic...I am sure that David Carre's skill is immense, and I believe that his tricks can truely be great, but my personal opinion, from the material I have seen is that he is boring! I will try and search out the tapes, and then will probably be able to review my current opinion. As you say, everyone can have a bad performance!
OWEN...(Not daniel)
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I think there are a lot of great card guys in England but I don't think you can beat Michael Vincent or Guy Hollingworth technically. I saw Michaels lecture recently and it was special.
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I have not seen David Carre on tape but I have seen him perform excellent card magic many times, often in the company of Fred Robinson and Eric Mason. He may not be the best in the country but he does not merit the derogatory comments from just viewing a studio tape.
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I'm a big Guy Hollingworth fan myself. His reformation of a playing card is fantastic. The sickening thing about Guy though is that magic isn't even his primary goal. A true old-fashioned English gent in his performance.
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If you are talking about someone that revolutionised card techniques and tricks-Elmsley without a doubt.
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Jerry Sadowitz.
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Sorry, Dan! Jerry's Scottish!
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But lives in England!
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1 Guy Hollingworth
2 Alex Elmsley
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Sadowitz, of London village; his output is consistently brilliant. His performances inspired. And I'm fussy. Learn his stuff; use his stuff.
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Michael Vincent all the way. Next would be Guy Hollingworth. Mr. Elmsley is Mr. Elmsley!

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I think saying best in England would be a waste of time. Best in UK would make it worth answering because the UK isn't as big as people think (people outside UK). And also it would stop all the bickering.
So, to answer the question Michael Vincent and Jerry Sadowitz are the best in UK.
I watched the international magic tape of his lecture and not only was his technical skill impressive, but what impressed me more was his ability to get the audience (or viewer) to warm to him. His charm and personality were amazing. I have never seen anyone so comfortable performing.
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I would travel a fair way to see Jon Allen perform magic!
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"I would travel a fair way to see Jon Allen perform magic"
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