As self employed, international entertainers, performers and coaches, its always big thing to plan an international visit in between busy seasons. There are many things to consider ....
Life on the road isn’t all about sunsets, campfires and different locations - although it is a lot about that - it also has lots of lessons on the way.
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 →
Our European Magic Road Tour continues. This weekend I will be performing my family magic show at a fete in Mid Wales, as will Veronica who will be storytelling and Balloon twisting before returning to Cardiff performing our street show. Then, on Tuesday we drive to Germany for one of my favorite street festivals in... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
The first leg of USA tour has been awesome! First stop Las Vegas with shows and teaching at the Focus on Street Magic scheduled for that very weekend we arrive. We are picked up by our good friend Jeff McBride who sweeps us off to the Magic and Mystery School - the home of both... Continue Reading →
Clowns fascinate me, especially the European clowns that have the type of flair that just seemed to whisk me away to so some magical place. Their makeup was little - if any - but their charm could melt the hardest of hearts and put you in touch with the child deep inside you. Often these... Continue Reading →
Attracting a crowd naturally leads to the middle of your show. The duration of this time is what you choose to create. It is essential what ever we create we do so with the audience in mind. You see, any one can attract a crowd but to turn that crowd into an audience is skill... Continue Reading →