James's magic brings joy to your guests at your next party or event! Let him help break the ice and create moments of conversation that will last a lifetime.
We hired James as a strolling magician for our Christmas cocktail party with friends and he was great! He arrived on time, was super professional and amazed our guests with his magic. We will definitely have him back for more events in the future!
James was the first performance-based entertainment we have tried for our office holiday party, and he did not disappoint! He was engaging, energetic, and professional. Both the strolling magic and show portions of his performance left our staff members in awe. It was also fun to see all the crowd participation. We have a staff of analytically minded people who are not the most extroverted and he was able to build the engagement to an amazing level. We highly recommend him for your next event!
James was awesome at our school event! The kids and adults loved his magic. He was polite, funny and really knows how to work a crowd. I highly recommend him!!
James was a blast! Personal and talented, he provided exactly what we were looking for! I highly recommend James!
Great, a lot of laughs and surprises!
James did a fantastic job entertaining for 3 days for our large retail store grand opening! We had a series of events, one private, corporate event, and 2 others with an array of customers of all ages and backgrounds. James demonstrated fantastic and appropriate up-close sleight of hand magic tricks, was courteous and respectful, and kept everyone engaged. Would recommend in the future!!!!
We hired James for a weekend and then immediately asked him to come back for another event! James is not only EXCELLENT at magic, he is extremely professional and easy to work with! I would recommend him to anyone looking for a great show at a super reasonable price! The world needs more magic and I cannot say enough good things about James!
This guy is the real deal. His card-handling blows me away. Mixes together everything from mind-reading to strait-jacket escapes. The guy does Rubiks Cube tricks behind his back, for goodness' sake. Add his likable personality and humorous stage presence, and you will simply be delighted you got to see him.
We had James perform strolling/close-up magic at our event for over 700 people and I would hire him again 100 times over. James was very easy to work with prior to the event, punctual, professional, personable, and so amazing with our guests. James was very attentive to families, great at getting people involved, and was an incredible addition to our event. His magic is great for all ages, he knows how to tell the story while doing the magic, and ensures he gets everyone involved. I already have plans to book James for another event and I feel like he is a great addition to any party. You won't regret adding him to your event.
James is AWESOME! Our organization has had him perform a couple of times. On the business side he is professional, flexible, reliable and authentically charming. On the performance end he delivers! Our audiences have ranged from toddler to teen to old adult. Everyone (including those often difficult to entertain teens) were engaged and enjoying the show. His magic is original and truly incredible. Nothing hokey. He isn't the magician you try to avoid at a party....no silly capes or parlor tricks. He uses story and simple props to pull the audience in and wow them. I highly recommend him, and have already referred family and friends his way. You will not regret it!
We hired James to perform during the cocktail hour of our wedding reception because we were looking to provide some sort of light entertainment while we worked our way around the large crowd. Our guests of all ages enjoyed his talent and we got a few great photos of reactions for the memory books. I'd highly recommend if you're looking for something a little more off beat and unexpected!
I'm actually an event planner in town as well and have recommended his services to a few different clients and vendors. He has a great understanding of how to adapt to his crowd, know what they're looking for, and provide a wide range of entertainment - from subtle to show-stopping. Definitely consider him for your next event!
What to Expect
James Ember is a Magician. He is a Comedic Magician. People tend to laugh at him.
James’s magic is a unique addition to every occasion. Performing with a wild passion since he won his first talent show at the age of 7, James has performed magic for all people at school programs, weddings, corporate events and everywhere in between. His favorite part about performing is the fact that joy is contagious. It’s passed from the performer to the audiences and by the end of the show everyone is left pleasantly amazed.
Additional Booking Notes
While doing strolling magic technical equipment is not a requirement. If I am being booked for a stage show I will need a stand up mic and a 1/8 inch adapter to the sound system for my sound.
I do have a portable PA system in the instance that these pieces of equipment are not on site at the event.
Past Booked Events
|December 21, 2018 • 9:00pm - 10:30pm||Cocktail Party|
|December 15, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Christmas Party|
|November 10, 2018 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|April 24, 2018 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||School Assembly|
|November 10, 2017 • 8:00pm - 8:45pm||Birthday Party|
|November 10, 2017 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|August 10, 2017 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm||Grand Opening|
|June 15, 2017 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm||Nonprofit Event|
Influences & Inspiration
While growing up my two main professional influences were David Copperfield and -Penn & Teller.
My mentors included magicians in the Northern Illinois area and my instructors in school. I had many teachers who helped me pursue magic including my 6th grade principal who taught me how to cut a deck of cards with one hand while waiting for my buss.
For stage magic I need an area that is 8' wide by 6' deep