Mike Driver Close-up Illusions

5 star rated professional magic - 50+ independent reviews, 5000+ 'excellent likes'. Area: North Yorks, Lancs & NE-same excellent value rates in all areas!
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" his ..wit, enthusiasm and skill had us all wowed! ..all our guests raved about him" Katie & Ollie WInterbourne (review on Bridebook) I am a top rated, 5 star magician and entertainer**. 5 star for quality AND 5 star value!! I have honed my act over 18 years of performing at a very wide range of functions- from wedding receptions to music festivals and street magic. I am a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM), British Ring - the largest world-wide organisation for magicians. **Freeindex Register of UK magicians (mikedrivermagic.freeindex.co.uk). My act consists of high-impact, contemporary close up effects with banknotes, coins, rope, finger rings, balls, cards, fire (safely! Very cool!) and more. I also entertain with a striking stand up act if required. The entertainment is fast-paced, full of good humour, and packed with magic! I listen to your requirements and suggestions and tailor my act to suit your needs. I also advise you on performance time options for the number of guests you have. You may want your guests to be entertained during the drinks' reception, throughout the meal (whilst guests are waiting for their next course, NOT while they are eating!) or after the meal when extra guests may be arriving, and before a live band or disco. I am usually booked for a combination from this list. YOU choose the option which suits you, and your budget. Prices: 2 hours £295, 3 hours £395. Quotations for longer periods available! I have been booked for up to 6 hours!!

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Name of Wedding Contact: Mike Driver
Hi, Thanks for taking time to read my profile. Do give me a ring or email to ask for further details or to talk things over. You can also check my availability and get an instant, accurate, no obligation quote. Or you can contact me through the form on my website, to get the same information if you prefer. Looking forward to hearing from you! Best wishes Mike Mike Driver 5 star rated magician & entertainer


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Jodie & Philip O'Toole
Married in September 2019
June 2016
'absolutely fantastic.. We really were mindblown!
Mike was the magician for our wedding in August, from first contact Mike was amazing. He's such a lovely guy, he explained the process of the booking very well and was very accomodating. On the day of the wedding all the guest said Mike was absolutely fantastic, I was surprised how many people he actually got to show tricks too! Everybody was really impressed. The magic tricks he did for me and my husband on the day were outstanding! We really were mind blown!! Was a credit to have Mike there on our wedding day, so glad we booked him and would recommend him to anyone for weddings and events.
Katie & Oliver Winterbourne
Married in July 2019
June 2016
"all our guests raved about him"
Katie Winterborne recommends Mike Driver Close Up Magician. "We won a competition for Mike to do a few hours magic at our wedding and boy am I glad we won! We probably never would have considered a magician until we met Mike. But his balance of wit, enthusiasm and skill had us all wowed! So it became a no-brainer! All our guests raved about him and said that it must be "actual sorcery"! He even stayed late to make sure that as bride and groom, we got to see a trick or two before he left. We would recommend Mike Driver to anyone! Thank you again so much! Love, the new Mr and Mrs Winterborne xxx" Posted on Facebook Reviews, Mike Driver Close up Magician
Elaine &Jeffery Kellett
Married in July 2019
June 2016
..lovely presence..definitely a hit....
Mike was a very visual interactive performer, his table top magic show at our wedding was very intimate and he encouraged close up guest participation. The guests and young children loved it. Mike has a lovely presence and his show was definitely a hit. We would definitely use him again,. And guests also said they would use him also..
Roz & James Novkovic
Wedding: July 2019
June 2016
"strangers became friends all sharing the wonder."
"Mike brought an extra touch of magic to my daughters wedding party, having Mike there doing his magic helped bring people together, strangers became friends all sharing the wonder of how he does it. Perfect entertainment for a special event".
Hannah & Robert Stapleton
Married in June 2019
June 2016
'all the guests......were left amazed'
'We had Mike at our wedding celebrations. He was fantastic, all the guests seemed to enjoy his magic and were left amazed by it! Lovely person too, many many thanks.' (Wedding Reception at Goldsborough Hall)
Oliver & Katie WInterbourne
Wedding: June 2019
June 2016
"superb...Brilliant magic..very entertaining"
"Mike entertained us at a wonderful wedding last night, and he really was superb throughout! Brilliant magic, very entertaining and such a gent! Thanks very much!" KristaBella Mandenella, guest at wedding. Posted on FB recommendations for MikeDriverCloseupmagician
Location & Contact Details


Settle, North Yorkshire, England

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Accreditations / Associations (1)

Member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (British Ring)

What is your most memorable wedding?

The groom asked me to produce a special jewel for the bride. I vanished his wedding band after a series of startling visual tricks. The bride opened a locked box on the table to find his band and the surprise jewel. The look on her face was a picture!!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Good humoured, highly professional, very entertaining, flexible, value for money

What about your business are you most proud of?

Five star rating -Very high customer satisfaction with the standard of entertainment and value for money I provide

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

The key feature of a successful wedding reception: the guests interact, mix well and enjoy themselves. That's where the magic comes in! It means the bride & groom can relax, and enjoy circulating !

Describe your typical process with a couple.

I listen to their requirements and adapt my act accordingly!

What is your No. 1 top tip for keeping a crowd entertained?

Powerful close up magic provides excellent surprise, humour and audience interaction. It is very sociable form of entertainment. Hard to beat!

Where is the most memorable place you have performed?

I entertained at a large hospital in Ethiopia, on a break from my former work as an education consultant.

What is your party trick?

That's a surprise!

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