Dec. 1st 2009

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The site and blog have all been re-designed, I think its all looking better than ever!

I’ve just finished another season in Spain working with the great guys and girls at the House Of Illusion in Salou. This year in Spain it has been the hottest one in over ten years! It was scorching almost everyday. There was some top talent at the House Of Illusion this year including my friend, the wonderful Matthew Wright, his brilliant comedy magic act with his puppet Eugene is always a treat for the crowds. The audiences this year at the House Of Illusion have been incredible to perform to, and I’ve had some fantastic feedback. One of the highlights of this season was when myself and the owner of the House Of Illusion, my good friend Rodney James Piper traveled up to Reus (A lovely traditional Spanish town near Barcelona) to see one of our idols of magic perform his one man show. His name is René Lavand, hailing from Argentina – you may not be familiar with his name, but if I said the one armed magician, and mentioned his “catchphrase” which has been made famous through his many performances on TV Magic Shows –  “Red, Black, Red, Black, Red, Black – IT CAN’T BE DONE ANY SLOWER”  you may know who I am talking about! Rene does some of the most technical card magic – made even only infinitely more impossible by the fact he only has one hand to do it with. Even though the show was spoken entirely in Spanish (and I only speak a little) it was an absolute pleasure to watch, and he truly deserved the standing ovation at the end.

René Lavand is considered a legend in the magic world,  but also by people from his home country and the people of Spain. After the show he came out to many fans like a rock star, people of all ages wanted his autograph and a picture with him. Rodney, myself and fellow magician Friends of ours from Reus went out with René for a nice traditional Spanish meal. It was truly an honor. You can see a picture of the House Of Illusion team with René Lavand on my media page.

Unfortunately I won’t be returning back to Spain next year, as I have so many projects lined up for 2010 in England. If you are visiting the House Of Illusion in 2010, the show keeps getting better and better every year so you will not be disappointed. I’ll keep you posted! Its going to be an exciting year.

Here is a video of Mr Lavand performing his great card magic from the World Magic Awards:

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