Want a fire performer who can eat & breathe fire, spin fire poi, use a fire hula hoop and even crack an 8 foot long fire whip? You've come to the right place.
I'm experienced; I've been featured on America's Got Talent and was hired to be a 10 month resident fire spinner at the Casino Estoril in Portugal.
Safety is the number one priority of my show. Fire extinguishers, fire blankets and other safety materials are always used. I've worked with numerous fire departments such as NYFD, Boston FD, and many others. I've been in the fire performance business (and fully insured) since 2003.
Insurance: $1,000,000 - policy through Specialty Insurance
An audience member would be connected to a larger whole through my show. They would feel that, through fire, they are connected with everyone else there. Young or old, fire captures everyone's attention.
They would also experience the enthusiasm and love I have for what I do!
Additional Booking Notes
Outdoor shows are preferable; the larger the space the more tools I can use. Indoor shows require written permission from the local fire department, as well as tests on the interior materials of the site to make sure they are fire proof.
Having performed all over Europe and the USA, I bring experience to the field of fire performance. I have been in the business since 2003.
Entertainment and safety are my primary goals with my fire shows, and I've had the privilege of performing for weddings, church groups, Jewish holidays, on America's Got Talent, rock concerts, and so many other types of events and locales.
The team providing the talent:
Michael Kevin Farrell
I can't thank you enough for your performance at Boston University. Our students loved the event and we can't wait to bring you back. I really appreciate how easy you were to work with and how willing you were to help us to calm fears about bringing a fire performance to campus. Your fellow performers - Chad Bennett, Aaron Grossman, Brad Gutkin, and Joanna Keseberg - were superb as well! The Offices of Environmental Health & Safety, Facilities Management and the Dean of Students all commented on how professional you were. You were always very easy to reach and willing to work with our needs. I wish you much success with future events and look forward to working with you again.
Senior Coordinator of Programs
Student Activities Office
(performance date Jan 21, 2006)
– Boston University
Michael Kevin Farrell's performance was the perfect touch to an awe inspiring night in Providence, RI. His performance drew huge crowds to our area and amazed both kids and adults. I would recommend him to anyone looking to book a professional, safe fire performer for their special event.
(performance date Oct 7, 2006)
– Richard Travis
Michael added a wonderful and dynamic element to our Gala. Board members and party guests alike were thrilled by his performance. In the daunting process of planning a large scale event, Michael made the nitty gritty of fire safety a simple step. His in-depth knowledge of regulations and licensing details was extremely helpful. Michael has the ability to be both an organized coordinator and an intense, gorgeous performer. His focus, adaptability, and professionalism are the perfect counterbalance to his talent. Michael is a rare find.
Andrea Blesso Albuquerque
Boston Center for the Arts
(performance date June 4, 2009)
– Boston Center for the Arts
A model of professionalism and safety, Mr. Farrell is the most reliable fire performer I have ever met. Not only is he well-educated in regard to proper safety procedures for handling flammable materials, he is one of the most consistent artists I have ever had the pleasure of working with. He commits to his performance with the same energy every night, and always gives 100%. He is always aware of his equipment, his position, and of those around him. His concern is not only to give a great performance, but also to have everyone around him enjoy his work safely. I would never hesitate to have him perform for me in any situation. You would do well to do the same.
"Four –Spirit of the Elements"
(performance dates Jan 27 - Oct 25, 2007)
– Jonathan Givens
Fire poi, fire eating/breathing (wind permitting), fire hula hoop, fire torch poi (which are like nunchaku), and even an 8 foot long fire whip!
Influences & Inspiration
Just about every fire performer I've seen has influenced me in some way.