My name is Harrison, and I perform close-up card magic.
I became interested in magic, specifically card magic, because of the simplicity involved. With nothing but a deck of cards, and all eyes focused on it, a magician must rely upon the refinement of the craft - having no distractions to fall back on. My routines have extensive visual flourish for entertainment, but not so much as to distract from the mind-bending puzzles being presented for the audience. Ultimately my objective is to create an experience that will leave the audience with a sense of wonder and amazement that is (unfortunately) too rare the older we get.
Price Range: $250-$1000
Gig Length: 30 - 180 minutes
Website: Visit website
What to Expect
I try to be as autonomous as possible to make things as easy as possible on the host. I can come in and get to work right on arrival, introducing myself to guests and "fitting into the crowd" so there is no awkwardness where the audience feels the need to stop what they are doing and pay attention to something they may or may not be interested in. It's my job to earn the attention of the guests, which is incorporated into the design of the"setlist" (trick selection), such that each opener is quick and eye catching.
Most people often ask up front if I do anything other than cards (the answer is no). However, almost all of the time my audience is very surprised at the depth of illusion that can be created with just a deck of cards. Benefits of specialization.
I have been studying card mechanics and magic casually for over 20 years, and extensively the 5+ years. My professional career has seen 15 years as an IT consultant and software engineer, many of which were spent running my own business. For this reason, I am uniquely positioned to provide entertainment to a corporate audience, particularly in a sales-focused setting (e.g. trade shows).
However, I am not limited to corporate settings, and really enjoy casual and/or private event performance as well. In fact private events are often where I have an opportunity to perform less formal, but arguably more fun, performances that include tabled magic and/or gambling demonstrations (how to cheat at cards).
Influences & Inspiration
Jeremy Griffith, David Blaine, Jason England, Tony Chang, Dan and Dave, Lennart Green