The Time Warp Effect…

WATCH THE VIDEO I first presented my lecture “The Time Warp Effect”  at the first School of Busking course in 2006. It has become a keynote lecture, a true building block for street performers. Since then it has been published and has become a widely distributed article and it has benefited street performers, magicians, story... Continue Reading →

Contracts and Public Liability

  For Magicians and Performers Tips and advice - get a Contract and public liability. Make it your show business policy to provide or insist on a written contract for all your engagements and gigs regardless of what it is or who it is with. A verbal contract is legally binding but sadly these days... Continue Reading →

February 2015

Mario's Tales from the Street  The streets always have some great lessons to teach any aspiring or any established acts that care to continue growing. Never mind how good you are, the number one thing that can make your hat fat (or a decent payment)  is your finale. A common mistake that magicians make is that we forget that... Continue Reading →

Buskers Festivals and Contracts

   (Part 1 of 10 Top Tips) So, you have developed a street show with the purpose of busking, a passport to the world, performing your show where ever you choose. I mean this is the romantic notion that so many young buskers aspire to. The old school buskers of the last century have left... Continue Reading →

Let your imagination run wild

If you have not watched the British Arts Council funded movie "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" I can highly recommend it. Heath Ledger -  in his last role - Tom Waits is the Devil and they perform alongside a great cast of actors! The movie begins showing an out of date traveling open air theater,... Continue Reading →

Who are you?

When you are on the path of creating a show - playing is a great start.  I have found myself asking where does one begin? A grand question.  A bit like asking what came first -  the chicken or the egg. What I suggest is you don't allow yourself to be to distracted by this... Continue Reading →

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