Mike Driver Close-up Illusions

5 star rated professional magic - 50+ independent reviews, 5000+ 'excellent likes'. Area: 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, Burnley (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. 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 tailor my act to suit. I also advise you on performance time options for the numbers you have. I can entertain 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 people may be arriving, and before a live band or disco. YOU choose the option which suits you, and your budget. Commonest booking times 2 or 3 hours. Quotations for longer periods available, including day rates! **Freeindex Register of UK magicians (mikedrivermagic.freeindex.co.uk).

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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
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No. of People In Team
Zoe and Kris Howarth
Married in August 2021
September 2021
......they were all wowed!
Mike is an professional and amazing magician! He came to entertain our guest at our wedding (15.08.2021) and they were all wowed! He made everyone comfortable and asking how he does it! A massive thank you, and we hope to see you again in the future! Mr and Mrs Howarth.
Emma and James Malcolm
Married in July 2021
September 2021
.....a huge talent.
Well what can we say, we originally met Mike at a wedding convention in Harrogate and his amazing magic captured us immediately. We book him instantly without any hesitation for our wedding scheduled May 2020. Unfortunately due to covid our wedding like others was postponed several times and Mike’s commitment to us was amazing moving his own arrangements to meet our needs. What a genuinely lovely guy with a huge talent. He delivered a great show of magic on the day that left a great impression on our guests and us. Cannot thank both Mike and his wife Lynda enough for all they did for us.
Jodie & Philip O'Toole
Married in September 2019
September 2019
'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
July 2019
"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
July 2019
..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
July 2019
"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".
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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