Gwilym Bugeja's performances are a combination of both Comedy and Magic thus creating an amazing experience for all those present filled with laughter, audience participation and magic.
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Languages: English, Maltese
Gwilym Bugeja is an 21 year old magician from Malta. He is a very outgoing, bubbly, fun to be around with kind of person. Gwilym grew up in a small village called Lija with his mum, dad and 2 brothers. At a young age Gwilym always tried to make his family members and friends laugh . Who knew that later on in his life comedy would be something that he gets to share with audiences of different nationalities.
At a young age Gwilym was always amazed by magicians and their skill, in fact his first piece of magic that he ever saw was on TV by Vanni Pule' a Maltese magician(who later on became his mentor) who changed a five pound note into a ten pound note. It was that trick that made him want to learn. Wonder why? At that age of six his father showed him his first card trick (which he still performs on up till today with his very own twist ) he use to do this effect anywhere he would go where there was a pack of cards.
At the age of 11 he was watching a couple of video online of street magicians,performing feats like walking on water and flying. From those videos his curiosity grew bigger and he wanted to learn. Coincidently he saw an ad online of another magician teaching free basic magic tricks. He took this opportunity and started learning these basic tricks and practising them all the time. Gwilym use to spend hours doing the same 5 tricks and showing the same things to his parents.
He then wanted to learn more magic and different tricks, so he decided to contacting the person that started all of this, Vanni Pule' and he became his mentor . Vanni started helping Gwilym with building a small show for his family and friends to enjoy.
After some time of great deal of practice at the age of 14 he performed a small 15 minute spot for the youth centre talent show. From there on forth his passion for performing started to grow (link hidden) the same year Gwilym joined Ring 202 (Malta's Magic Club) were he met more magicians and all of them taught him what they had learned through their experience. This lead to later on joining the I.B.M. (International Brotherhood of Magicians)
Gwilym was constantly studying other magicians to learn different styles and genres but his passion and up bringing kept leading him to comedy.He was inspired by some of the greatest in comedy magic like: Wayne Dobson, Barry & Stuart, Tommy Cooper and many more. Thanks to these magicians and others Gwilym started adding bits and pieces of comedy into his performance. He went on to eventually buying books and studying the basic principles of comedy.
From their on Gwilym kept growing in magic . He started from a children's party once a month and then progressing to a point were he even was a resident magician on Malta's most popular talk show.
Gwilym Bugeja today performs all around the island doing different to different audiences and making people smile a bit more with every show.