Summer rates are here making this a great value! Book early as times do go quickly once the, "Oh wow! That's in just 2 weeks?" kicks in. Weddings and special events are perfect for magic and mentalism. Magic increases the smiles and pumps up the interest of any group. Be the party that gets talked about with magic that gets remembered. The magic is about you, not how clever I am. Refreshing actually.
Beginning with small groups or table to table, I then I pull the room together and close with some unique mentalism effects for everyone. Reality Shifting: I take what is known and bend it. Just a little. I serve the West Coast.
**Please-No Childrens Parties**
Very personable and talented with sleight of hand with cards, coins and other objects.
Response from The Reality Shifter:
Thank you for allowing to share the evening with you. It was an exceptional group of people to work with. Have a wonderful Holiday season!
Bill did a great job as a strolling magician at our 2016 Staff Winter Party. I had searched for a couple of weeks for a magician for our staff party and was unable to find anyone near my area that was semi affordable but also good. I finally found Bill and am thankful I did! Bill was responsive to my messages, showed up early for the event, and kept several guests entertained throughout the evening. I would definitely recommend him for any event you may be doing!
Response from The Reality Shifter:
Thank you so much for introducing me to such a great group of people! I honestly think I had almost as much fun as they did. Everyone on your team, including you, did a wonderful job!
Bill was a great communicator as we planned for the event and right before the event date. He arrived early and we discussed the layout of the event, and he went to work amazing guests. Thanks so much! Your magic was a very nice addition.
Southern Oregon Goodwill
Response from The Reality Shifter:
Thank you so much for the kind words. Communication is the key and it paid off. It was a pleasure working with you and meeting the wonderful people of your organization. I think I had as much fun as they did. I would love to work with you all again in the future.
Price Range: $100-150/local- $500 tour
Gig Length: 45 - 90 minutes
Insurance: $2,000,000 - Liability
What to Expect
I like to work closely with the planner first to get a feel for the group, the theme and the people who will be attending. I accept bookings in advance and can travel.
I offer suggestions based on my experience, but I'm happy to follow the plan.
If possible I like to scout the venue before the performance to get an idea of logistics and set up. If that is not possible, photos will be helpful. Things like where the speakers are and how the service staff enter and exit a room are important details.
Ideally I will scout the location a few days prior to the event to check for potential problems in sounds, access, or set up. I arrive early and set up, meeting the key staff for the evening and discuss the evening to insure we are all on the same page.
I like a low key, blend into the crowd when acting as a performer. Chat with the guests and then do an effect,and build from that point. If I am doing both MC and entertainment, we begin the show that way.
I check in with the contact before the show. I begin doing close up and then do my larger, room oriented effects at the end of the evening per schedule. I'm happy to visit with the guests if they are really enjoying it, doing a few additional effects. I'm not a "Clock Watcher".
Payment details have been negotiated in advance, so the end of the evening goes smoothly until I check out with my contact. PayPal is accepted.
A third generation entertainer who began doing stage illusions in high school, Bill has spent his life on stage in one way or the other. Putting magic down after the military,he has had a family, spent 30 years as an educator and become a published playwright and author. But the love of performance is still there and he is back to doing illusions and mentalism. Gone are the huge props and ridiculous feather flowers. Now the magic take place right in front of you.
Currently living in Ashland OR, Bill travels all along the west coast, and often to the Midwest, booking shows as part of his business trips. He loves to travel. (Nice you may not be asked to pay the plane ticket in that circumstance hummmm?)
Additional Booking Notes
Wireless mic (Lapel) for performance may be needed depending on venue.
Hand held for MC work.
Can use a table set up area for small group performances of 5-10 persons.
Full particulars will be discussed and included in the contract for both of us.
Upcoming Booked Events
|June 27, 2018 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Black Sheep Pub-Ashland|
|July 04, 2018 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Black Sheep Pub|
|July 11, 2018 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Magic Night- Black Sheep Pub - 2 shows|
|July 18, 2018 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Black Sheep Pub|
|July 19, 2018 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm||Retirement Community Event|
|August 01, 2018 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Black Sheep Pub|
Past Booked Events
|June 20, 2018 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Black Sheep- Close up-Ashland|
|June 06, 2018 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Black Sheep- Close up- Ashalnd|
|May 31, 2018 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Bella Fiore Winery- Ashland|
|May 23, 2018 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Black Sheep- Close Up- Ashland|
|May 09, 2018 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Black Sheep- Close up- Ashland|
|April 26, 2018 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Bella Fiore Winery|
|April 25, 2018 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Close Up- Black Sheep Pub- Ashland|
|April 11, 2018 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Close Up- Black Sheep Pub- Ashland|
|March 28, 2018 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Close Up- Black Sheep Pub|
|March 14, 2018 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Close Up- Black Sheep Pub- Ashland|
|February 28, 2018 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Walk Around- Black Sheep Pub and Rest. Ashland|
|February 14, 2018 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Valentines Show: BlackSheep Pub|
|January 31, 2018 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Black Sheep Pub|
|January 17, 2018 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Black Sheep Pub|
|November 03, 2017 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Fireside|
|September 10, 2017 • 10:00am - 11:30am||Sunday Mornings in the Park|
|September 03, 2017 • 10:00am - 11:00am||Sunday Morning in the Park|
|August 27, 2017 • 10:00am - 11:00am||Sunday Morning in the Park|
|August 20, 2017 • 10:00am - 11:00am||Sunday Morning in the Park|
|August 13, 2017 • 10:00am - 11:00am||Sunday Morning in the Park|
|August 06, 2017 • 10:00am - 11:00am||Sunday in the Park with Bill|
|July 30, 2017 • 10:00am - 11:00am||Sunday in the Park with Bill|
|July 23, 2017 • 10:00am - 11:00am||Sunday in the Park with Bill|
|July 16, 2017 • 10:00am - 11:00am||Sunday in the Park With Bill|
|July 09, 2017 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Sunday in the Park with Bill|
|December 17, 2016 • 7:30pm - 9:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 09, 2016 • 6:30pm - 9:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|October 08, 2016 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Ashland Literary Festival- Hannon Library, RM 329|
|June 26, 2016 • 3:00pm - 7:00pm||Corporate Event|
|May 20, 2016 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm||SOU Student Foodbank Fundraiser|
Influences & Inspiration
Justin Miller, Adam Wilbur,David Baine
Wireless Mic if venue calls for it. Lapel
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