Kent magician and mind reader Edward Crawford has been performing his close up, dinner show and stage show throughout Kent for the past 15 years. During this time Edward has become one of the few full time professional magicians in the UK and in the last 2 years has won awards for best international magician and best wedding guest entertainer. Whether performing as a Kent magician at corporate events, Christmas parties, banquets, balls or weddings, Edward’s performance is the perfect entertainment for any event. Edward is a full time professional performer, one of the few in the UK, who performs a unique, contemporary style of magic that you and your guests will never forget. Every performance is different and Edward will tailor his act to suit your needs ensuring an unforgettable performance.
Combining contemporary magic and psychology, Edward’s style of magic produces one of the most extraordinary acts you will ever witness. The common term for this style of magic is mentalism although Edward prefers to call himself a mind reader. Reading thoughts, predicting the future, moving objects with his mind, Edward uses a mixture of psychology and sleight of hand to create a grown up style of magic that will leave even the most cynical with a sense of wonder.
When you see this style of magic on television, people commonly assume stooges are used or the trickery is cut out with editing and generally you’d be correct to assume this. Edward will perform these astonishing feats of the mind inches away from you. No cheating or assistants in the audience. Edward will read your mind and sometimes even teach you how to do it yourself. A performance from Edward is the closest thing to real magic you will ever see.
You can read reviews from past clients HERE and see videos of Edward in action HERE. Over the last year Edward set up a facebook page for past clients to post reviews and leave unedited videos and pictures of Edward in action. Whilst the pictures are often out of focus and the videos are far from professionally shot these may give you an idea of some of Edward’s past performances. Click HERE for the facebook page.
Whether you are looking for a close up performance or a cabaret show, Edward will be the perfect entertainer to make your event truly unique and memorable. Please click on the links above for more information or contact Edward to hire a Kent Magician. If you’d like to see Edward in action you can speak to him via Skype or Zoom for free demonstration of mind reading.
If you would like to book him or require further details for your event in Kent simply fill in the enquiry form below.
Edward demonstrated his professionalism from the start. He listened very carefully our expectations and tailored his show based on the intent of the event, time we had and the nature of audience. He arrived earlier than he should to complete his preparations and familiarize himself with the audience. All our guests at our corporate Christmas lunch were so amazed with Edwards show. He has this great ability to get immediate attention of all the guests (ours was a multi cultural event with wide range of different backgrounds and ages) and keep them engaged throughout the show. After the show so many guests approached me to share their admiration to him. Personally I was really amazed with his mind reading ability and knowing the unexpected.
Bilge Pekyardimci – BP
Oh My God, That was Amazing, How is that possible?
Rochelle Humes – The Saturdays and TV presenter
Thank you so much for your brilliant performance at our corporate event last week, you are a really talented professional. Our colleagues and guests thoroughly enjoyed the evening and are still talking about it days later, saying it was one of the best performances they had seen!
Karen Jolley – NHG Timber
Kent Magician Blog – The following are articles taken from my old blog which detail some of the shows I have recently performed in Kent. I hope these will give an idea of the diverse range of events I perform at and the different styles of performances I have for every event.
Dinner party Magician Kent
On Saturday night I had the pleasure of performing my dinner party show at West Malling in Kent. The event took place in a private home for a group of 8 old friends who like to get together for dinner parties a few times a year. They always like to arrange entertainment but had only ever had a magician once before which turned out to be a complete disaster! It was down to me to show them how a professional performance looks.
I arrived at the venue about an hour early to prepare. I like to check out the room I’ll be performing in and get myself set up so I’m out of the way when the guests arrive. Something that is very important to me at any event is that the host of the event isn’t having to concern themselves with me and my preparations. I appreciate the stress of organising an event whether it is for 8 or 800 people and the last thing the event organiser needs is an entertainer with a long list of demands and requirements. I like to keep things as simple as possible for everyone involved. Therefore once I know where the party is taking place I’ll find a quiet spot to set up and the host can get on with enjoying the party. My favourite way to perform at dinner parties is in 3 acts between courses of the meal. This is what I did on Saturday, with the first act prior to the meal, the second between the starter and main course and the finale after the main course. Whilst people eat I like to make myself scarce, giving people a chance to talk amongst themselves and enjoy the party (and talk freely about my show, nice things I hope).
The evening was a huge success and was very pleased to receive another booking for later in the year from a couple of people who attended. You can find more details about my dinner show HERE
If you’re looking for dinner party entertainment in Kent please get in touch to discuss your event.
Below you’ll find an amateur shot video from a dinner party, In this video someone had just asked me to name their dog……
Christmas Party Magician Kent
Christmas party time! My busiest time of the year! Last week I had the pleasure to perform at the Christmas party of Nelson Policies at the Swan, West Malling, Kent. The party was for about 20 people. As it was quite a small group I decided my dinner show would be the ideal performance. This is basically my stage show performed on a much smaller scale so it can be easily be set up in the smallest of venues with a minimum of disturbance. Originally the idea was to perform the show in the lounge after dinner but as things were running late I decided to perform in 2 acts throughout the dinner. The first act between the main course and the deserts and the second act after desert. This show is without a doubt my favourite to perform, it’s small and intimate enough so it means I get to know all the audience whilst at the same time giving the opportunity to perform some of my favourite stage routines. All the guests were up for a good time and made for an ideal audience, practically a 100% success rate as far as reading minds and making predictions. I ended the show on my favourite routine that involves empathy between two people. In this case I used the CEO of the company and the lady who booked me. The results were phenomenal and resulted in a standing ovation.
Thanks to everyone at the Swan for being so accommodating and to Nelson Policy for the booking.
If you’re after a magician for your Christmas party in Kent please get in touch to discuss your event. Please remember that Christmas parties get booked months in advance so book early.
Close Up Magic Kent
The day after the event at the Bannatyne Gym, below, I was contacted by one of the guests to book me to perform at a garden party to celebrate her husbands 50th birthday. This event took place on Saturday in their beautiful house and gardens in Dartford, Kent.
The event was for about 100 friends and family members, including children. A point here to remember is that I am not a children’s entertainer. Anyone aged about 10 upwards are always fine. For younger children though the more psychological nature of my magic is not always so easy to understand and I would always recommend a separate children’s entertainer, which is exactly what they had at this event.
My performance was a very standard close up magic performance. I mixed and mingled with the guests as they ate and drank performing for each group. Generally each group had a 10 minute routine which included mind reading, psychological influence and predictions. After I had performed for all the guests at the event which took about 2 hours I stayed behind for a while as people had lots of questions about what I do which I’m always happy to answer, how truthful I am is another matter! I also showed a few more routines including a special routine for the birthday boy.
It was a fantastic evening and I want to say a huge thank you to Neil and Wendy for the booking.
If you’re after a close up magician in Kent please get in touch to discuss your event.
Corporate Magician Kent
On Thursday night I was hired by the Bannatyne Health Club and Spa to perform close up magic and mind reading at the re-opening party for the health club after a refurb. The event was for their directors and members. I was hired to perform between 7pm and 9pm performing my unique brand of psychological close up magic.
The event was for about 100 people and took place in the bar/restaurant area of the club. Throughout the evening I performed for small groups of between 2 to 10 people at a time giving each group on average a 10 minute routine. In a typical routine I might ask if anyone was particularly easily influenced, no one ever like to admit they are. I would then demonstrate that we all are by writing down something, for example the name of a playing card. I would then ask people to name a playing card, the card named would be the same as I had written down. A simple demonstration of influence. I would then move onto the mind reading. I might ask people to think of a place in the world they would like to visit or the name of a favourite pet. I would then describe the pet, name it and name the holiday destination. This is the basics of a simple close up routine. The picture to the right (or below if you’re looking at this on a mobile) shows my hypnosis/empathy routine. This is something I don’t perform that frequently but if you do ever see me perform ask to see it as it is quite special!
I had a fantastic night performing for everyone and was very pleased to be invited by the manager to perform at a number of other events for the Bannatyne Group.
If you wish to hire a Kent Magician for your event please get in touch and I will advise on the perfect entertainment for your event.
Wedding Magician Kent
Sunday afternoon I was hired to perform close up magic and mind reading for a wedding at Cobham Hall in Cobham Kent. The wedding recpetion was held in the grounds of the hall in a marquee. I was hired to perform during the wedding breakfast and for an hour afterwards as people had drinks in the grounds.
The client had originally asked me to perform a show during the dinner but due to the layout of the venue, half the guests would be unable to see me I recommended close up instead.
During the dinner I performed at tables giving each group a ten minute performance. After the dinner things were a lot more relaxed and I mixed and mingled with small groups as they chatted performing a number of short routines for them. This is without a doubt my favourite way to perform close up magic.
I’ve always felt that close up magic is ideal entertainment for weddings as it’s a great way for people who have never met before to get together and chat after my performance. This was the perfect opportunity for this as half the guests were Polish and the other half Indian, thankfully most people spoke enough English to understand what was going on!
If your’re looking to hire a magician in Kent for your wedding please get in touch to discuss dates and prices.
Edward will mix with your guests, whether seated or standing, engaging them in intimate displays of his stunning mind reading and contemporary magic.
A wedding magician is the perfect way to entertain your guests with a truly astonishing and unforgettable performance during the quiet periods of the day
Edward specialises in creating unique corporate entertainment for events including dinner and cocktail parties, team building days, trade shows and awards ceremonies.
From small, intimate private parties, to grand balls and banquets, Edward’s performance will ensure a magical and memorable event over the festive period.
Edward’s stage show combines amazing demonstrations of mind reading with humour, all the while ensuring that the audience get to participate throughout the entire show.
A combination of the theatrics of a stage show whilst allowing Edward to interact with each of your guests, making the whole performance far more intimate and personal.