blindfolding myself and unscrambling it.
Sometimes I do magic on the bus.
Sav, deceptionist, N16...
If an inspector comes along, they scan my
… has played tricks on Mick Jagger
Oyster and it's out of credit. Just as I'm
and read Prince William's mind.
about to be fi ned I say 'hang on', fl ip the
card and then it works again. Just for fun.
I'm on my way to The Lonsdale in I can levitate but I don’t do it anymore
Notting Hill where I do a weekly show. because David Blaine started doing it on
I work at a lot of style bars including TV and everyone associates it with him.
Chinawhite and The Kingly Club as well Magic is a bit of a lost art because
as events like Cartier Polo and Ascot. so few do it well these days. It can be
I call myself a deceptionist because I supercool if you take it to a whole new
don't just do tricks and sleight of hand. level; it's like the difference between
People can put that stuff down to skill, a barman who just pours a pint and a
but I do psychology too. People know it's mixologist who makes amazing cocktails.
not magic but there’s just no explanation Not many people know that there's
and that's what blows their minds. much more to magic than entertainment.
I once did a trick on Prince William. He During WW2, the magician Maskelyne
just kept saying 'extradordinary' over and made whole cities disappear. He invented
over again. He was really down to earth. a type of camoufl age so when the
Mick Jagger and Ray Winstone are really Germans fl ew over they couldn't see it.
cool and Kiera Knightley is a sweetheart Magic skills can be used to enhance any
too. I did her 21st birthday party. business too. I work with companies
My newest trick is giving someone such as Deutsche Bank and Chivas Regal.
a Rubik's Cube to scramble up then deceptionist.co.uk
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