Reviews from Recent Clients & the Media
★★★★★ Broadway Baby
★★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News
‘Will leave you picking your jaws off the floor’
★★★★ Adelaide Advertiser
‘Incredible feats of levitation’
★★★★ All Edinburgh Theatre
“superbly imaginative, clever and wonder-filled show”
“delightfully unusual, sensory and memorable experience”
“an unusual and enchanting show, absorbing entertainment”
★ ★ ★ ★ TV Bomb – July 2017 – FULL REVIEW
“Genuine Awe-Inspiring, Mind-Blowing Stuff! A must see!”
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Just the Tonic, Edinburgh Fringe
“A highly entertaining hour of magic-fuelled comedy to a rapturous crowd. McMahon showed the audience what he could really do with magic – many spectators wore the token ‘how did he do that?’ look on their faces as he pulled tricks from his hat. Judging by the audience reaction and their chatter as they filed out, it’s clear that this is a thoroughly enjoyable way to spend an hour.”
★ ★ ★ ★ Edinburgh Spotlight, Edinburgh Fringe
“A magical evening to remember. These performers have discovered a unique dynamic which makes them stand out from the pool of magical comedy and offer a slice of something a little more different and interesting. They will take your breath away, hide it and then make it appear in someone else’s pocket.
Kevin, founder of the Edinburgh International Magic Festival, knows what he’s doing. His unwavering smile and charm carries his sleight of hand through with confidence.
The final illusion is spectacular and completely unexpected. This is fast-paced magical comedy from three very talented and likeable guys: they will leave you hungry for more.”
★ ★ ★ ★ Broadway Baby, Edinburgh Fringe
“…original and funny…had the audience in the palm of their magical hands—straight up belly laughs for the entire hour.”
★ ★ ★ ★ Skinny Magazine, Edinburgh Fringe
You were a great success at the IET Dinner, many people have complemented you on your performances. I hope you had the chance to circulate your card etc. We could hear the constant applause throughout the night from the top-table. I do hope you will be available to entertain at the dinner next year. Friday 27th March 2015. Hope you can confirm as I am getting things started very early for next year.
Thanks and again very well done.
Paul M, IET
A massive thank you for last Friday’s after dinner entertainment – another resounding success! Hope your stay was comfortable and that you had a good journey back home on Saturday. Until next time…
Humble apologies for only getting back to you now, but it’s been hectic! On behalf of myself, Merv and all our guests I want to pass on our heartfelt thanks. Your magic at our wedding reception certainly kept people entertained and confounded in equal measure! Long after you left us in the evening your magic was a real talking point ( and still is as guests from the day are still saying how much they enjoyed you being there). I’m still convinced you do real magic! Thank you again, and I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family all the very best life has to offer for Christmas and the New Year.
I spoke to my client yesterday and she said the feedback she had received about you was all wonderful so thanks again! Have a great Christmas with your family.
All the best
Many, many thanks for coming along last night to say you were superb would be an understatement everyone loved it and are still trying to figure out how you done it all – astounding!!! We all feel that you should have Jacqui with you full time if only to see her face when she realised the objects you made disappear before her eyes appeared behind her, so funny. Once again many thanks I am sure I will be in touch with you soon for other events. Have a great time over the festive season.
Kate H, LESL
Morning Kevin Thank you for coming. You were a great success and left quite a few people speechless especially our receptionist Jen. Look forward to having you again.
Jayne, Dobbies UK
Hi Kevin, Thank you very much for coming on Saturday evening, I think it’s fair to say you stole the show!!!!! Everyone is saying how fantastic you were and how thoroughly entertaining your performance was. I think you struck exactly the right note with our friends and your interaction with the band (poor drummer!!) still has us laughing! Hope you enjoy the “magic” of your first Christmas with your new baby,
KEVIN, ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT. EVERYONE TALKING ABOUT THE SUCCESS OF THE EVENING AND GREAT FUN. WE WERE INDEED BLESSED TO HAVE THE LIKES OF YOUR TALENT IN LOCHEE. SUCH EVENTS WE NORMALLY TRY TO PUT ON EVERY 2ND YEAR, AND I WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS WITH YOU A RETURN PERFORMANCE. WHEN YOU GET A CHANCE CAN YOU BUZZ ME? MANY THANKS, KEVEIN, AND ALL THE VERY BEST TO YOU AND YOURS.
HEAR FROM YOU SOON
Hi Kevin, I wanted to say a big thank for performing at last weeks Finance Conference. The delegates really enjoyed it and for many it was the first time they had seen you perform at one of our conference.
Keep in touch and congratulations again on your new arrival J.
Kevin, I want to thank you again for appearing at my birthday party on Saturday. Everyone has been raving about your performance, and it will be talked about for years to come!! Great great entertainment – it really made the night. We will make a point of catching your shows in future (although not in pirate dress). Hopefully you will be appearing at the Fringe again next year? (ed – yes I will!)
Many thanks once again. Brilliant!
Hi Kevin, I meant to send you an email sooner. Thanks for your entertainment at my wedding in late September, it was much appreciated and you were a big talking point. I still want to know where the kiwi fruit came from which was under my cup but, never mind…. I attach the main pictures of you in action on the day for shear interest for you.
All the best,
Hi Kevin It was an absolute pleasure to have you at the wedding, All of our friends and family thought you were amazing, we did too. we are all looking forward to seeing you again in London.
thanks again for everything, you made our day very special
Adrian and Lucy
Kevin, You did a fantastic job & you were the hot topic at breakfast this morning. We will definetly be recommending you.
Kari & Billy
Hi Kevin, You are welcome, your show was amazing. My husband and I were still talking about your tricks.
You are like Dynamo the magician impossible! 🙂
Have a great day!
Hi Kevin, just a wee note to say everyone thought you were fantastic at the wedding on Saturday! They are still talking about it!
If you have any live shows please keep us posted.
Bw Fiona and Ryan
Dear Kevin, Thank you. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed your show – we’re still scratching our heads……….! We will certainly think about another show in future.
John Plant, Quadrant Property Mangement Ltd
Hi Kevin, Thank you again for an absolutely outstanding performance at our wedding. Everybody is still talking about the tricks you performed that day. You certainly made a lasting impression and really made our day extremely special. People put comments on Facebook like “…move over Dynamo, this guy is amazing!” Will definitely be keeping you in mind for any future celebrations and will hopefully see you again at a number of weddings over the next year or so.
Thank you again for an absolutely amazing day.
Hi Kevin! I hope you are well and all your other events went well that week! I am currently in Norway at a conference – super cold. Everyone was saying how great you were – you really brought something special to the evening. I will be sure to pass on your details to anyone looking for a magician. I thank you for your time again and am sure our paths will cross at some point in the future!
Kevin Thanks for coming to our party yesterday – it was a great show and you certainly have an interesting story!
James, RM Capital
Hi Kevin, Now the dust has settled and my sore head has just about gone, I thought I would drop you a quick note of thanks for your fantastic work at the “Wee Man’s” Christening on Saturday. Everyone said they thoroughly enjoyed the close table magic, which blew their mind, and the very entertaining show at the end, Vicky included!! You really helped to make it a very special day for my wife and I, which people have been, and will be, talking about for a long time to come, you did us proud. I am delighted we invited you to perform out our party and very much hope to see you again soon. Young Adam has decided he wants to be a magician!!
Hi Kevin, I hope you are well. I just wanted to send you a quick email to let you know how much Scott and I, and all our guests, loved having you perform at the wedding. It really was something a bit different and people are still talking about it yet. We didn’t tell anyone so it was a nice surprise and definitely made the day extra special. I have attached a picture for you, feel free to use as you wish.
Hi Kevin Gordon and I would just like to say a massive thank you for performing at our wedding. Our guests have been raving about you!! We were just wondering if you were still playing at the fringe? If so we would like to take you up on the offer to come see you.
Kevin, Thank you for making my 50th the party I wanted. You provided an atmosphere of fun and entertainment while people still had time to chat and mingle. You managed the tough audience of kids splendidly (including the resident cynic in the form of my son ) – in fact you were the proverbial pied piper. And you amazed and astonished all with your magic. Everyone has gone away talking about you and how perfect the evening was.
Many, many thanks and the very best for your exciting future in magic and as a dad.
Dear Kevin, Thank you very much for your fantastic performanec at our wedding reception on 9 June. You really did a great job and people are still talking about it. Hope to see you at the Festival in August,
Ryan and Hannah
Dear Kevin, Sorry I have not e-mailed you sooner. Just to say that everyone was delighted by your entertainment on June 2nd. I would expect that you will get some contacts in the future. When I said magician some eyebrows went down thinking of feather dusters and carrots but we proved them wrong. Hope all goes well for the house and the baby, you have managed to please two sets of twins in our family.
Kevin, I just wanted to record my grateful thanks to you for helping make my birthday party the great success that it was. Everyone was talking about you today as I received texts and phone calls about last night and the praise for your professionalism was unanimous. I was so looking forward to my 50th celebrations and you made it a night to remember. Thank you again so much for the magic show you put on – first class. Will definitely be recommending you to friends and family.
Hi Kevin. Sorry I havent got back to you sooner, but we were off on HM and then back to work with a bang!! We both wanted to thankyou very much for the wedding and to let you know EVERYBODY loved it. It really did make our day and the amount of people who were commenting on how good you were and the idea was magic (boom boom). Really would love to see you again at the Magic Festival so please keep us posted of any tickets etc.
Thanks Again Kevin and wish you and your wife all the best on your new arrival!!
Mrs Leishman** x
Dear Kevin, Thanks again, our customers are still raving about some of the tricks.
I’ll be in touch
Hi Kevin – I just wanted to say thank you again for providing our group with first-class entertainment on Friday evening at the Blythswood. You’re a remarkable Illusionist who defies logic – and there was plenty of that in the room that night (ed – audience was a room of surgeons)! I look forward to working with you again at some point in the future and may even make my way to see the MagicFest in Edinburgh this year! (please do! MagicFest dates 28th June – 5th July.
Hi Kevin, I hope this finds you having a good week, Just a speedy email to add thanks for so generously helping out at the awards lunch last week. I was really sorry to have missed it but have heard that all were thrilled (and of course spellbound!) by your table magic, thank-you so much for offering to help out at such a busy time. I do hope that all arrangements for the Magic Festival are going great, and look forward to getting along to some of the exciting action!
Cheers and hope to cross paths again before too long,
Will Guest, Sick Kids Hospital
Hi Kevin, I just wanted to drop you a quick email to say thank you so much for everything last Sunday. Our guests thought you were amazing and you have certainly been the talking point from the day!! We, of course, new how great you were after seeing you at our friends wedding!!
Paul & Emma
“To celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday here at the Globe theatre on the 21st April we were delighted that Kevin McMahon, Artistic Director of the Edinburgh International Magic Festival was able to perform for the 6,000 members of the public that came through the Globe doors. Kevin performed on the main Globe stage in front of every member of the public that came through the Globe that day to rapturous applause and laughter. We were honoured that he could come and perform at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London. ”
Jessica Lusk, Artistic Coordinator, Shakespeare’s Globe
Hi kevin That is me just back from my honeymoon and today is the first day I have had the chance to send any emails. I would just like to thank you for coming to our wedding last month Kevin, everyone was amazed by some of the stuff you were doing and you were the point of an awful lot of conversation at the breakfast table the following morning at Cameron house with my guests and even some of the staff. Once again, thanks very much for helping make our day that little bit extra special.
A VERY BIG thank you for Saturday!!! – it was all some people were talking about. Everybody loved the magic/illusions – absolutely amazing! Thanks again
Hi Kevin Thank you so much for you fabulous magic show at Prestonfield on Wednesday evening. The bride, groom and guests were totally mesmerised -as was I. I look forward to working with you again – can I ask if you would do weddings in Ireland? (ed – YES!)
Hi Kevin Hope you are well? Please excuse a very belated thank you but I didn’t want to not say a massive thanks for the entertainment at Scott’s birthday last month. Everyone was raving about how fantastic you were and still are! Much appreciated and I will sing your praises whenever I can. Hope to get to see your magic again soon. Warmest regards
Hi Kevin, Just a quick note to thank you very much for entertaining our guests at my retirement party at the Blytheswood. I knew by reading your reviews you would fit in perfectly with the occasion and the company and you certainly didn’t disappoint! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed your banter and your magic and are still bamboozled by your sleight of hand!!! You will be the topic of conversation for many years to come. I would thoroughly recommend you to my friends and can’t wait to have the pleasure of your company again.
Thanks for making my night so special.
Jan & Matthew C
PS – Jason (AKA Kris!) loved you!!! Hope you didn’t mind him trying to put you off!!
Dear Kevin. This is just a short note to say thank you so much for your performance yesterday at my daughter’s wedding reception at Kelvingrove. Everyone was so impressed with your skills. Apart from all of that, it was really evident to me that you are a thoroughly decent person. Your politeness, respectfulness and real charm was there for all to see. Out of all the magicians I could have chosen, I am so chuffed with myself that I picked you.
Hi Kevin, Well, the new Mr & Mrs Stephens are back from an amazing honeymoon in Mexico. What can I say, you were AWESOME…… We both would like to thank you so much for helping make our special day perfect!!. It was everything we hoped for. You amazed everyone especially our sceptical best man. You kept everyone from the kids to my dad entertained.
Jenny & James, March 2013
Hi Kevin, Hope you got home in one piece after coming to us yesterday? What a fantastic day and thank you so much for coming. All of the conversations for the entire afternoon and evening were centred around you and how amazing you were. It really got people together talking, which was brilliant. We thought you were fantastic too and will be coming to see you at the Fringe for sure. (ed – nice one! Tickets on sale here I really can’t thank you enough to be honest as you added so much to our day. If there’s anything we can do for you (a recommendation or similar), please just let us know. Otherwise, we’ll see you in August!
Thanks ever so much,
Hannah & Ryan Darnell 🙂
Hi Kevin, Just a quick thanks for coming along to Jacqui and Simon’s wedding. We all had a brilliant day. Everyone was left stunned by your superb magic and was the talk of the reception for most of the evening. The evening guests were sorry to have missed you. I loved watching from the top table when you were going round the room and watching everyone’s faces when you were at their table. My best laugh was watching my friend lifting the table cloth to check if there were holes in the table, after a stunning effect you performed. Loved it.
Thank you so much for adding such fun to a super day. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to our family and friends. I would also reassure anyone who is a bit doubtful about having you perform at the tables during the meal time. You were not intrusive and it was a great ice breaker for people who did not know each other.
Thanks seems too small a word, but again – many, many thanks.
Please feel free to add any of my comments to your website.
Hi Kevin Thanks so much for coming to London to perform for us! Everyone really enjoyed your act!! I’ve had great feedback from clients. I will be sure to pass on your details to the event team at DB.
Frankie, Deutsche Bank
Hi there Kevin, Just wanted to send you a note to say thank you for Friday. You really are amazing at what you do. Everyone really enjoyed your act and the night was a great success. Hopefully see you again sometime.
Hi Kevin, Just wanted to say a big thank you for entertaining my guests on Friday. Everyone loved you & have been raving about you!! We will definitly be coming to see your shows in the Fringe!!
Hi Kevin, Just wanted to say a huge thank you for Saturday night, all the feedback I have had has been amazing and I myself thoroughly enjoyed your magic. I will definitely recommend you to people and hopefully will use you again for another of our parties.
Thanks again you wowed us all with your magic!!
Carla, Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Kevin, Just to say a big thank you on behalf of Alastair and Hannah for entertaining guests at their wedding at 29 in November. Everyone was still raving about you long after you left and I have been asked for your contact details for another wedding. Delighted to pass on.
You made a wonderful day just the very best!
Good Morning Kevin I hope you have a safe trip north today, and a great festive period. On behalf of all the team at GTi my i take this opportunity to once again THANK YOU for making our Christmas party extra special ! Everyone are talking about you today, and there has been numerous attempts at your amazing illusions! God knows how we will do better than that next year ? Maybe you could come in disguise as Santa? Take Care Kevin, you are pure class.
Martin C, GTI
Hi Kevin Just to say thank you for the show you put on at our dinner last week. I really enjoyed your show, and have been telling anyone who will listen how good you were!
Thank you again.
Emma R, Exxon Mobil
Hi Kevin, Thank you so much for last night! You were brilliant and I’m still amazed where everything appeared from!
Hi Kevin, Thankyou so much for such a wonderful experience!! The ladies will remember it for a very long time!! I’m really so pleased and very touched by the amount of effort and kindness you put in. 🙂
Many many thanks
Kevin Just wanted to say how much we appreciated your show on Friday evening. We’ve had great feedback about it and it certainly gave everyone a focus for awe, amazement and chat! These people see each other all the time at work, so it was good to have an alternative and completely new topic of conversation.
Very many thanks again
Kevin Just a short email to thank you once again for attending the Oil and Gas UK Share fair networking event on behalf of Zeta-pdm. Your close up magic was very well received and the feedback has been nothing but praise along with of course bemusement on how you pulled of these tricks. Your attendance really did help with the networking and was great at bringing everyone together.
I’m sure we will be calling on you again.
Kevin, I just wanted to say a massive thank you for the awesome close up magic at our wedding last month – our guests were absolutely thrilled.
Rich Rankin (via facebook)
Hi Kevin Thanks again for performing on the night (ed – wedding). Everyone very impressed! And a lot of people commented that they really liked your manner too – a lot of people said they’ve seen magicians before who come across as a bit show-offy and who can make people feel a bit stupid when they get involved in the trick, but you made people feel really relaxed. 100% positive feedback!
Hi Kevin Just an email to say a huge thank you for coming along and supporting us at our Sleep Out this year. It was a bit different to the usual sleep outs but we have gained some new business support and working with the other charities involved will bode well for future events.
Many thanks for sharing you magic!
Kathleen, The Rock Trust
Hi Kevin Thanks for coming along to the ILG Dinner last Friday. You gave a superb show as ever and feedback has been great. Hopefully Ed will get you signed up for his Dinner in Manchester next year. Kindest regards,
Colin A, In House Lawyers Dinner
Hi, Thanks very much again for coming to the open night this year. Great reviews about the magician as always!! Can’t believe you’ve now been to our event for 6 years in a row! Kindest regards,
Hi Kevin On behalf of ScottishPower and Cancer Research UK I wanted to drop you a quick email to thank you so much for coming along to entertain our volunteers on Friday night at Stand Up To Cancer. The evening itself raised an amazing £6.4 million for research into cancer, and this total is still rising. There was such a great atmosphere on the night and the volunteers that I spoke to had a brilliant time. It was great to have you there and I hope you enjoyed it. Thanks you so much once again.
Fiona, Scottish Power
Hi Kevin I hope you are well and had a safe journey home on Monday night. Just a little email to say a huge thanks for coming to Dundee and performing at our Conference. Got some great feedback on Tuesday about the dinner and entertainment, everyone enjoyed it and there was a definite buzz around the conference. I am sure that it wasn’t only the testosterone that caused that!
Thanks again, look forward to seeing you soon.
Hi Kevin, Just wanting to say a massive thank you for performing for guests at our wedding 2 weeks ago at the three kings, you are stil the topic of conversation in the family and evryone has been asking where they can see one of your shows. myself and lynne look forward to attending one of your public shows in the future. If i ever hear of anyone needing some entertainment for whatever reason i will strongly reccomend you,
Kevin, Thank you for a cracking day, from all the feedback from the guests things went down a treat. They all really enjoyed your company.
Hi Kevin, Just a quick note to say a huge thank you for entertaining guests at my wedding yesterday. It really added something to the day and I think everyone enjoyed it, particularly Mackenzie! We would be delighted to recommend you to others. We will leave feedback on your website when back from honeymoon.
Hi Kevin, Just wanted to send you an email to say a BIG thanks for a night of fabulous entertainment . Everybody had a brilliant night and your magic was the main chat until I called taxis at 3 am this morning!! Your performance was amazing and I will recommend you everybody! the kids are still looking for the hole in the table!!!! (as is Sharon!). Thanks again , it all made my night a very special memory indead.
After seeing Kevin perform at a corporate event a few years ago, we knew that he would be the perfect addition to our wedding celebrations. From the moment he arrived, Kevin entertained and amazed all of our guests. Disbelieving whoops and screams could often be heard coming from the direction of his latest incredible trick! We would highly recommend Kevin for any corporate or private event – our wedding guests are still all talking about him almost a month later…(with a bridesmaid even enquiring if he is single!) We don’t want to give away any of the tricks Kevin performs but suffice to say they are INCREDIBLE and we genuinely have no idea how he does it. Real magic maybe?!
Kirsten and Graeme Watson
Kevin, Just a quick e-mail to thank you for Saturday. All our guests were well entertained and all commented on how you had them all eating out of your hands 🙂 One of my friends was most impressed by a 10p trick where it ended up under his watch, superb! Thanks so much again, will definitely be recommending you to others, as the feed back form our guests about you was great.
Grant & Kirsteen
Hi Kevin, Just a quick note to say thanks so much for your performance at our wedding the guests all loved it and it definitely added something extra to the day.
Dear Kevin, Just a wee message to say thank you so much for coming along to our wedding day at Prestonfield on 18th August. David and I had a great day and were so pleased you were able to come along and amaze all our guests with your magic! Everyone was blown away. My nephew was especially impressed by all of the tricks. We will certainly recommend you to others in the future.
Thanks again, Kind Regards
Nicola and David Webb
Hey Kevin, Just a wee message to say thanks very much for coming along to our wedding reception. Everyone absolutely loved you and are still talking about you mesmerising them. haha! you’re such a good magician and I can see why you moved on to magic full time! Was great to finally meet you and if we’re ever around and the colour ham is on stage, we’ll be sure to come along!
Laura and Steven x
Hi Kevin, Thanks so much for Friday and Saturday the guests really enjoyed your stuff and I was just gutted not to have had a chance to see any of it! Next time. Anyway hope that we get another chance to book you soon
Peter, Archerfield House
Hi Kevin, Just a short note to say “thank you” for an amazing show ,it was comical, very entertaining and professional, the whole family loved it .
steve and audrey
Hi Kevin, thanks for entertaining everyone. They all thought you where amazing and you are still being talked about! Many thanks again and hope to see you again.