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Wasnt Alex Elmsley born in Scotland but is English.
I was born in Newcastle,thats neither Scotland nor England.
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Newcastle is english you prune. even I know that and I come from nottingham (england I think)
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On 2004-03-28 17:24, George Devol wrote:
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On 2004-03-28 05:37, Dave Forrest wrote:
I don't want to be picky but Jerry Sadowitz is from Scotland isn't he? And the title of the thread is 'The best close-up magicians in England. Unless maybe he lives in England now.

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That's right, he does live in England. That's why I nominated him.

By the way, Roy Walton is English but lives in Scotland. Is he one of the great cardmen in Scotland or in England? You be the judge.



Neither George, Roy is simply one of the best in the WORLD! Smile

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On 2004-03-28 17:24, George Devol wrote:
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On 2004-03-28 05:37, Dave Forrest wrote:
I don't want to be picky but Jerry Sadowitz is from Scotland isn't he? And the title of the thread is 'The best close-up magicians in England. Unless maybe he lives in England now.

Dave.


That's right, he does live in England. That's why I nominated him.

By the way, Roy Walton is English but lives in Scotland. Is he one of the great cardmen in Scotland or in England? You be the judge.



Neither George, Roy is simply one of the best in the WORLD! Smile

Yours,

Dave,


Having had the pleasure of seeing Roy do centres and seconds at a private audience (I was the only one in his shop) - I would have to agree!

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Tp answer Steve's orginal post: where can he get to see them performing?

Unfortunately, there are few public venues where you can see magic, especially close-up.

John Lenehan (an American living in England...!) did do Monday Night Magic, but its seasons were (are) sporadic. Both he and the show's producer are very busy and I gather it was more a labour of love than anything they made money out of. Besides, it wasn't close-up (apart from occasional walk-around in the interval).

Paul Daniels has been performing a tribute to Max Malini recently in Edinburgh and London. Small audience, very expensive, and on the night I was there he sleepwalked through it. There were lots of magicians in the audience, and it came across as much like a club lecture as a performance. Daniels was something of a hero of mine; the night I saw him he was as charmless as could be. Has he lost it?

The same theatre (Jermyn St) is launching a season of Friday and Saturday night magic shows. Close-up? DOn't know...

Watch out for Jerry Sadowitz. He never advertises his shows to magicians (he hates them at his shows!) but last year did one (or two?) brief runs at the SOho Theatre. Astounding stuff, all close-up and not for the easily offended.

Michael Vincent is a superior card handler but you're only likely to see him at a convention. Guy Hollingworth seldom even does that. These guys tend to perform privately.

To see lots of close-up magic you need to go to a convention, really. Check out http://www.magicweek.co.uk.
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Don´t forget Nicholas Einhorn, 2º last FISM award in close-up magic, and close-up magician of the year in England last year.

And he will be in Spain next july with us in our National Convention.

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On 2004-03-29 03:54, Steve James wrote:
I was born in Newcastle,thats neither Scotland nor England.


That's right - it's Geordieland. A kind of strange, swampy, misty place that separates the two countries. It's inhabited by small green elves. Few dare to go there.
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Any possible way to watch Guy Hollingworth's live performance in UK? Any web site sell tickets? Phone number to call?

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Don´t forget Nicholas Einhorn, 2º last FISM award in close-up magic, and close-up magician of the year in England last year.

And he will be in Spain next july with us in our National Convention.

All the best magic,

Pablo Tejero Smile


Dear Pablo

The Close-up Magician of the Year last year was won by Michael Vincent-2003-2004.

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On 2004-03-29 07:05, Pablo Tejero wrote:
Don´t forget Nicholas Einhorn, 2º last FISM award in close-up magic, and close-up magician of the year in England last year.

And he will be in Spain next july with us in our National Convention.

All the best magic,

Pablo Tejero Smile


Dear Pablo

The Close-up Magician of the Year last year was won by Michael Vincent-2003-2004.

Best Wishes

Michael Vincent


Sorry me, you are right. I mean he was the Close-Up Magician of the Year 2002-2003.

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I've just read that Robberto Giobbi will be lecturing and performing at the Bristol Day of Magic on May 9 2004.

http://www.smithnj.co.uk/DOM2004%20Programme.pdf

That's one not to miss...
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Isn't Steve Valentine from the England?

I've only seen him briefly on video, but I thought his magic and performance skills were excellent, he had a sharp wit similar to Bill Malone's and he was truly funny. He's on my short list of people I would like to watch perform.
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Roger Crosthwaite deserves a mention on this post.

His close-up card magic is some of the best you will see anywhere in the world.

He is also a true gentlemen who is always willing to help and give constructive well informed advice.
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An up and coming young magician from England is my good friend, Andi Gladwin. He fooled us constantly at the recent TSD Convention. Be on the lookout for him.


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A Little advice to all.

This thread, like a similar one on the other side of the world, is starting to wind in and out of topic in relation to the nature of the original post.

I forgot to mention Chris Power, Shiv Duggal, Danny Buckler and Andy Nyman all skilled in close up, sleight of hand, magic with cards...among other things.

Also my good friend Marc Spelmann was always a very fine cardman. I fear, though, that he may have gone down some evil esoteric path since our Davenports days and currychips/ beer binges.
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Gotta go with Guy Hollingworth. Phenomenal.
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Sadowitz is the best I've ever seen in person. That includes Hollingworth.
the only comparable card magic Ive seen was Lennert Green.
Jerry has done stuff with cards I have NEVER seen anyone else come close to doing.
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I'll second that vote for derren brown.....
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[quote]On 2004-03-27 18:37, Steve Martin wrote:

...I want to get to watch the best performers. I live near London, UK.

Hi Steve,

Your question is about the best performers in your area. May I second all the recomendations for Michal Vincent- he has grace, class and talent. He really is a top performer, not just an excellent card mechanic with mediocre presentational skills.

I saw a show by the American Steve Cohen at the Waldorf Hotel, London, last year and I believe he may be doing another run this year. I think the show was called "Chambre Magic" - there are threads about the show on this site.

I attended a fantastic lecture by a man called Mike O'Brien at my local magic club in 2002. I believe he is based in the London area. Excellent and humorous with cards and coins mainly in the lecture I saw. John Derris visisted recently and was also very good.

The Magic Circle have "Meet The Magic Circle Evenings" where you could see several accomplished profesionals work.

I got the impression that a several notable close-up magicians work at "Grosvenor House" - I don't know if this is a hotel or what, but it is in your area. I'm sure the magic circle could advise you about this.

Finally, if you have the money to spare you could consider hiring a top level performer for a private party! Just a thought - hope this helps.

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