Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Shoe Business Release!!

$85.00 plus S&H

I'm not very good at keeping secrets. Especially when it has to do with a new "baby" of mine that I'm launching out into the magic world. So, here goes...

My good friend, and magical genius, Puck and I are preparing for an April 1st release of Shoe Business, a comedy drink in the shoe routine.

The effect is our take on the "magician in trouble" and is a self working, out of the box effect that plays big on laughs and equally strong in the magic department. If you've been performing the Vanishing Bandana, you probably know that everyone else is doing it too. Chances are many audiences have seen it. Shoe Business is a GREAT alternative, a modern twist on a classic effect chosen by so many working performers. It's so good that we wanted to keep it for ourselves!

You'll receive all the props needed, an audio recording of the onstage "follow along" instructions and a dvd featuring a live performance and over 35 minutes of history of the effect and personal instruction on the fine points of the performance from yours truely. And all in a handsome carrying box. What more could you ask for?!?

And, of course, I'm always available to answer any questions you might have about Shoe Business, either before or after you purchase.
Feel free to email me at

We're currently accepting pre-orders and we are slated for an April 1st release of the first batch. Click below to get it while it's hot!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Shoe Business

Here's a sneak peek at a new routine that I will be releasing soon with my good buddy, Puck. Right now, we're seeking out a way to distribute the piece to the magic community world wide.

I came up with this premise after wanting to capture the spirit of the Vanishing Bandana trick without having to do the banana. I work a lot of cruise ships and quite a few cruise directors have commented that they see the banana trick all the time and that even guests have commented about how it's become a standard trick for magicians. And I mean "standard" in the worst way possible. The Vanishing Bandana is a great trick, great laughs but it's starting to be a little overdone.

What Puck and I have developed is definitely new and interesting. It has a modern feel as you use your iphone or similar mobile device to call up the practical joke hotline and it walks you thru teaching the audience a practical joke (as you can't really give away the secrets to a real magic trick).

It's six minutes of solid comedy that has the same feeling as the banana but with a new and novel presentation that you can really put your own personality into as you react to the prompts from the practical joke operator. Even if you are not that funny, the recording can provide the comedy and you just follow along. It's a no-brainer with built in laughs along the way. Our friend and widely respected performer, John Cassidy (who IS funny), has been beta testing it for us and has reported that it is definitely a winner.

The great news is that it's a fun, easy alternative to the banana that feels fresh and timely using today's technology.

The bad news, is that you can't get it til April 1st. Yep, that's right, April Fools Day.
And that's no JOKE!!!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Just had a great time at the World Magic Seminar in Las Vegas. Got to see a bunch of old friends from when I used to live in Vegas, and made some new friends. The highlight of the convention for me was seeing Juan Tamariz. What a great performer and artist. Now that I am home I am going to try and apply what I learned from his lecture and performances and try to make the magic that I do even stronger. Truly inspirational, and just a great human being. And he even signed my copy of his book! Sweet!