Edinburgh Fringe Festival with The Colour Ham

The Colour Ham is collaboration between a comedian (Gav), Magician (Me) and Mentalist (Colin) in a comedy sketch format. This year we premiered our brand new show at the Fringe and had a fantastic response from audiences and reviewers alike.

Firstly massive thanks to all those who came to see us perform, you were one of 1000s that ended up coming along. We think you’re amazing! For more info and live show details see www.thecolourham.com. Enough from me though. Below is a snippet from one of our reviews.

“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, August 2012

Magicfest 2012 – a big success!

Delighted to say we had a fantastic 3rd MagicFest with over 5000 people coming to see shows all over Edinburgh. We were delighted to welcome Minister for Culture and External Affairs Fiona Hyslop MSP. As founder and Artistic Director of the Festival I’m so proud of what we’ve managed to accomplish. Scotland has a rich magic heritage and it’s wonderful to offer quality live magic shows all over the city so people can see friends and contemporaries from around the world.

The Great Lafayette Award (annual award for services to live performance magic) was give to Maestro Voronin, an iconic performer and one of the first magical performers to leave eastern Europe after the fall of communism and collaborate with western artists. As well as Voronin we were able to welcome artists from over 10 different countries to Edinburgh for a spectacular week.

Massive thanks to Don Jack of ideas.co.uk who designed our spectacular 2012 logo and image.

Magicfest Fiona Hyslop MSP

May 2012 – An Amazing Month!

May 2012 was an amazing month. Here’s why;

  • photoshoot!
    Worked with the ubertalented Matthew Beech to create some cracking photos. The one that you see here, dominating the page, was taken in the Elephant house in Edinburgh, the cafe that JK Rowling wrote much of Harry Potter. In my hand you may see the subtly placed MagicFest brochure!
  • headlined at the Stand Comedy Club, Glasgow
    Have always loved watching live comedy at the Stand in Edinburgh and Glasgow. This month I was lucky enough to headline with my comedy sketch group ‘The Colour Ham’. Maybe a fringe show would work…
  • tickets on sale for the Fringe
    The Colour Ham Fringe Show tickets are now on sale! Click Here to get more info about this show from the Fringe website
  • MagicFest tickets selling really well
    The BIGGEST and most AWESOME magic event in Scotland, now in its third year, over 5000 people will see live magic this summer in Edinburgh. Get your tickets now fromwww.magicfest.co.uk.
  • weather was fab
  • birthday
    I turned the happy age of 32 this month. Having performed magic now for as long as I studied and worked as a scientist it’s a great time to reflect and I’m very pround of what I have achieved. Things are going really well, I work with amazingly talented and driven people who love what they do, I perform at wonderfully crafted events all over the UK, not to mention the Magic Festival that I’m fortunate enough to help run and create the vision for. Thanks to all those who have been part of it all.
  • mega load of gigs.
    Choca month, from the crazily warm highlands of Scotland (29 degrees!!) to beautiful Berkshire in England to the tranquil Lake District. This month I got to meet Sasha Barron Cohen at the Entertainment Awards in Glasgow, performed to almost 3000 people in 9 different hotels, 8 different castles and a ‘management centre’!

Magicfest 2012 Launches

The most awesome magic festival in the world The Edinburgh International Magic Festivallaunched its new programme for this summer at the unexpected veune of Lothian Buses Central Depot in Edinburgh. It’s a great privilege to be the artistic director and I took great pleasure in performing one of the biggest illusions that has ever been attempted in Scotland! We made a bus (only a single decker mind you) turn into butterflies (the theme for the 2012 MagicFest). It was a wonderful project and it would not have happened without the help of Graham Colvan, the MagicFest team, the team from Lothian Buses and Black Light.

We found ourselves in the Scotsman Newspaper and also on STV news.

Partick Thistle’s Official Magician

Found myself in the Sun newspaper being unveiled as Partick Thistle’s official magician! Partick is a wonderful club, and I highly recommend that you get along to their extremely fun match day hospitality. Food is great and your guaranteed a great day out at a very friendly Scottish football club.

2011 Summary

January 2011

This month I was lucky enough to be invited over to the world Famous Magic Castle in Los Angeles to perform for a week. It’s a real honour to have been invited over, and I was lucky enough to spend the week with fellow magicians Paul Wilson (from the BBC show “The Real Hustle”) and John Archer (the magician who just fooled Penn and Teller on ITV show ‘Fool Us’. Was an amazing week, the crowds were awesome and I hope to have the video footage on line really soon.

Less than 24 hours on getting back to the UK, I had a very fun evening event with Lloyds HBOS. Came back form LA totally buzzing and had a great evening! One of the guys at the event booked me to perform at his wedding there and then.

February 2011

Very busy month, got to see Norwich again at 3rd year of performing at their annual media event, was in London, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Newcastle also. Not to mention Blackpool for the famous Magician’s Conference.

Saw some of the most amazing magicians in the world this year, because of the European Championships. This was my first time at a convention under the guise of Edinburgh International Magic Festival Artistic Director. Much of the fun and games was dispensed with and most of my time was spent on business; networking and seeing shows. The good news is that I have been able to convince some of the very top name acts to come to Edinburgh for the Magic Festival this year. Check out MagicFest for more info.

March 2011

Absolute highlight of March was having the pleasure of working alongside top Scottish comedian Kevin Bridges. Kevin is a great guy and a very, very funny chap. There’s not many folks who can compare the cost increase of a ‘chomp’ from 10p to 12p in terms of the UK recession and the ‘current economic climate’. Absolutely hilarious! Really look forward to working with him again in the future. If you haven’t seen Kevin perform, check out this youtube clip. Kevin Bridges on YouTube

May 2011

9th May 2011 was the 100th year anniversary of the death of world famous illusionist The Great Lafayette. The Festival Theatre in Edinburgh decided to honour his death by having a weekend of events inside the theatre. MagicFest was heavily involved. As well as arranging shows from Lewis Barlow and Gary James, I also performed 2 sell out shows in the theatre. Paul Daniels even popped his head in to say hello. This was the first time we had been face to face since the filming of Faking It back in 2004. Since Paul was in town performing at the Festival Theatre that weeekend we decided that it would be a good idea to launch the MagicFest programme. This worked out really well. The launch was well attended by press and our live video link up to Paul Wilson from the BBC show “Real Hustle” went without a hitch. Thanks to all who came along and supported MagicFest.

June 2011

I’m delighted to say that on the 1st June I proposed to my Fiance and she agreed to Marry me! Needless to say, I proposed using magic. It may seem a bit corny, but it’s who I am and to have done it a different way wouldn’t have been me!

The month before MagicFest is always a hectic one but I am really grateful that I am busy in a job that I love doing. This month I had three footballers weddings on the cards. Craig Beattie, formerly of Glasgow Celtic, Kevin Thompson, formerly of Hibs, Rangers and now at Middlesbrough and Alan Hutton of Spurs. Lots of fun. One of the great parts of my job is spending time with people at very special moments in their life. I’m very proud that people trust me to perform to their closest family and friends.

July 2011

Wow, what an amazing start to the month. Over 5000 people came to see MagicFest this year. We’re delighted that people came out in such high numbers to see live, quality magic. I’m very proud of the MagicFest team and performers that entertained some very enthusiastic audiences from 1-8 July this month. The dates for the Edinburgh International Magic Festival have now been announced. To see what all the fuss is about have a look at the promo video below from this year.

November 2011

This month I was interviewed by ‘Equity Magazine’ last month. This is an insider magazine for performers across the world. It was a real honour for Kevin to be asked to be a part of this prestigious publication.

2010 Summary

May 2010

Off to Belfast this month as magic consultant on up and coming documentary about the Titanic. Not many people know this but cruise liners of that period were stuffed full of confidence men taking the first class passengers for a ride. I was asked to try and recreate the same scenario but this time on the Lord Provst of Belfast. Did I succeed? Look out for the Titanic documentary this autumn.

June 2010

The Edinburgh International Film Festival’s big film this year was “The Illusionist” by Sylvain Chomet. A beautiful animation showing the fabulous city of Edinburgh at it’s best. The launch party was all about the magic and was attended by Sean Connery, Patrick Stewart, America Ferrera (Ugly Betty herself) and many other famous names. I was fortunate enough to be asked to organise the entertainment and perform for all the high profile VIPs at the Gilded Balloon (Teviot) venue in Edinburgh. The magic cabaret show was a massive success and a big thanks to Matthew J Dowden, Missy Malone and the amazing Norvill. It was a delight to compère such a high profile event.

July 2010

Scotland’s largest Magic Event, The Edinburgh International Magic Festival had it’s first ever year this July. As founder and Artistic Director I had the privilege of working with the finest magicians in the UK and Europe to create an event that attracted over 2500 people. Paul Wilson (BBC ‘The Real Hustle’) performed a fabulous lecture. French man Xavier Mortimer performed one of the most beautiful magic acts I have ever seen. Drew McAdam (the Human Lie Detector) stormed his show, along with Colin McLeod, The hilarious John Archer and Ben Woodward, closeup maestros Lewis Barlow and Paul Nardini, and classic magic performer Matthew Dowden headed the bill.

During the day top children’s magician and president of the Edinburgh Magic Circle ‘Gary James’ ran magic school along with magician Luke Eaton and magic enthusiast/primary teacher ‘The Amazing Lorna’. Magic School was very well received, featuring on BBC radio 4, the Guardianand on STV.

See me here on Scottish Television talking about the festival
Kevin McMahon Interview
Find out all about magic school here from the Scottish Television
Magic School on STV

The Finale of the Festival took place on the 11th July in the Royal Lyceum theatre in Edinburgh. The most magical venue in the whole city. A whole of world renown acts took to the stage to wow an audience 400 strong.

See our four star review in the Evening News here
Four Star Evening News Review
See our Five Star review in the Edinburgh Spotlight here
Five Star Gala Show Review

Big thanks to all who attended/performed/volunteered/worked on the Festival. It was a massive success. Roll on 2011!!

August 2010

It’s always a great privilege as a magician to perform alongside the very best in the industry. Well this month I had that honour when I had the opportunity to work alongside Derren Brown at the Johnny Walker Golf Championships up at Gleneagles. He truly is one of the best performers in the magic world. He wowed a room full of VIPs from the world of Golf, including Colin Montgomery and many others.

As well as performing at the event I also had the role of consulting on the acts used for the entertainment. I’m delighted to say that Xavier Mortimer (MagicFest July 2010) returned to Edinburgh for the second month in a row alongside fabulous Gentleman Juggler Jeton. It was great to catch up with these amazing world class acts and have the chance to bring them back to Edinburgh. Pickpocket James Brown also worked the room, managing to steal an amazing 10 ties in one hour! That must be a record!!

October 2010

One of the most heart warming moments of my career when a client asked me to produce an engagement ring for his (now) fiance. They had been ‘dating’ for 20 years and he had decided to pop the question on his wives 50th birthday. A really beautiful moment. The ring appeared on a necklace in a flash of light. It was then promptly removed and placed onto Bab’s fingers. She accepted the proposal – Good luck to you both!

Also met a lovely couple Alan and Kim, who got married overseas, but decided to have a big knees up for all their mates back home here in the UK! Kim has a fab flower show called Little Botanica. Check it out!

2009 Summary

February 2009

I’ve just won my first every magic award! The famed Blackpool Impromptu Magic Trophy 2009! Nine applicants had less that half an hour to learn a magic trick before performing to a panel of expert judges. The judges then grade the participants on style, skill, entertainment and magic ability. My amazing presentation of perhaps the worst trick ever devised managed to convince the judges I was the man for the award!

The Annual magician’s conference (yes they do happen and they are very similar to physics conventions) in Blackpool had one superstar this year in the shape of David Blaine. When he wasn’t being Daniel Garcia’s straight man he was busy being flocked by inconsiderate magicians after a snap with the man himself. Fellow magician rob James posted this photo recently on his facebook http://www.facebook.com/inbox/#/photo.php?pid=1991330&id=562231875. Brilliant!

Once again I bought loads of useless props that will become less magical as time comes on, but was a great chance to catch up with all the other magic boys, Dan Alexander, Rob James, Alan Hudson, Magic Pete, Sav (owes me a pint), Rodney Piper, Noel Qualter, Kerry Scorah, Matt J Dowden and everyone else.

March and April 2009

This month I got involved with the Edinburgh International Science festival. www.sciencefestival.co.uk. What with me being an exphysicist, it was only a matter of time before I realised the scope for combining the two disciplines and coming up with a new concept. But first I gotta learn how to deal with kids, lots of kids, – albeit in a ‘controlled’ environment (the classroom).

I have travelled all over the UK teaching kids how to use robots in the class room and it has been an amazing experience. I believe that you can make a show, entertaining and funny for kids but still highly educational. And this show has really epitomised all my own views. Each part of the script, be it funny or entertaining, had a point – and that was to teach the kids something. I’m very proud of the script we came up with, and I look forward to working further with the festival in different exploits.

July 2009

Every 10 years our branch of the McMahon Family has a reunion in our spiritual home of Queensferry. This year happened to be our most recent one and I was tasked with supplying entertainment for the evening. Firstly, it was a great big honour to be given such a responsibility, and I went about it with as much energy as I would give one of my normal magic gigs (a lot).

When the big day came, I managed to get uncle Martin’s DVD of the last 2 reunions (1988 and 1999) projected onto the big screen in the venue – a great start to the night. After we ate I compered the McMahon Family talent show. We had Scottish Country Dancing, Tap Dancing, Singing, Speeches from each of the 7 families, and a drink to those no longer with us, and of course Magic. We finished with a big knees up, with my sister leading the dancing for a Ceilidh! Great night, great memories. I wonder when we’ll get 100 McMahons in a room again?

August 2009

Fringe month! Everything stops. I have nearly 20 magic shows to see and I’m reviewing every single one of them online at one4reviews. I love edinbrgh in August. So much to do and see. Had a chance to meet up with friends Phillip Escoffe, Alan Hudson, Rob James, Colin McLeod, Chris Cox as well as meeting the very talented John Van Der Put for the first time. John has the most amazing take on how magic should be performed. His phrase “I love magic, but I hate magic” has really struck a chord with me. John is developing a cross over between theatre and magic which I love. Best visit his site Stand Not Amazed. A great line of thinking that has already influence how I think about and perform my stage magic.

September 2009

Svetlana Shevchenko has roped me into helping with production of the play “Bloody Mary”. I can already see myself painting sets and sticking things to walls. I love the Theatre. The show was a great success and had good audiences each night. I look forward to working with Svetlana in the future!

October 2009

OK – big news, myself and friend Colin McLeod have teamed up to create a new Halloween show. The show will be previewing in the UK’s most haunted city, Edinburgh. What with colin being a contempory mind reader and me being more of a sleight of hand artist, the combination will be interesting. I hope to try out some more theatrical interpretations of various spooky scenes. Some of my stuff is a bit out there, but I’m now standing my my original premise of using characters to convey the magic. After my frige show in 2006 people enjoyed seeing me, more than they did the characters. But now I think I have got it. Each character has a bit of myself in it. This means that the character should be more likeable to the general public and therefore more successful an act. We’ll see…

November 2009

Halloween show now finished. You can catch the details of the show here: Son of a Witch

2008 Summary

January 2008

Session convention woo hoo! I went along only to see some proper card magicians in action, these guys were amazing. I’m really in Awe, some of these guys have been writing original card magic for years and it’s just amazing to watch. Doubles, seconds, bottoms look natural. Seeing Will Houston’s FISM act live was quite an experience too. His original thinking, combined with a real flair for routining really set him out as a highlight. I also got a chance to spend time with my good friends Rob and Alan down in Hull. Hull was great but I did have a little issue with my laptop and ipod (touch – for insurance purposes) getting nicked. Fortunately all were returned via the insurance company after a record 2 weeks. Even more fortunately I backed up all my files on a external hard drive before I left.

February 2008

DUBAI for month! Thank goodness. My mum told me temperatures dropped below -8 degC this month back home. Fortunately I am spending the month out here in sunny Dubai. Not only that but the client has put us up in the FIVE STAR Kempinski Hotel at Mall of the Emirates. As I write three weeks have past and I’ve just about got a bit of a tan. Dubai is such a cultural melting pot. People from all over the world live and work together in a city full of oportunity and almost no crime. It’s great to be a part of it and allows a magician such as myself to perform magic to people who’s first language isn’t English. This has really honed my skills and forced me to use really visual magic and body expressions I may not have to use at home. The upshot is that I become a better magician.

March 2008

Nice and peaceful month after a hectic February in Dubai. A good friend of mine, Eck McCallum, got hitched on the 29th March and I was lucky enough to be an usher. Was a great day, it made a nice change to go to a wedding and not perform. Don’t get me wrong, I love magic and how it can affect people, but sometimes it’s nice to chill and not be centre of attention. I suppose with characters such as Eck and Terry (Theresa McCallum) it’s pretty hard to get all the attention anyway! A singer and an actor.

Performed at a lovely Highland wedding at the Tomdoun Hotel, Glengarry, nr Inverness. Was a spectacular settting for a nice intimate wedding of around 30 people. A magical performance fitted in really well with the dreak surroundings. Getting there was a nightmare though – talk about off the beaten track. It was single lane driving for a good hour. Really gave the place it’s isolated feel. I can understand why so many people escape up to Scotland.

Working at the Tall ship in Glasgow for another corporate gig and I can highly recommend this venue to any Glaswegians looking for a place to hold a party. Tried out some new tricks, but by far and away the best of the evening was the Rose productions for the ladies. How smooth is that!? In other news, I have just bought myself my first ever house. Probably at exactly the wrong time according to the doom and gloom merchants at the estate agents, but hey, it’s mine. No regrets. Well, unless prices go down alot, then I’ll be really pissed off.

I’ve also had the honour of working again in Dubai with the legendary magician Ben Woodward. He must be the funniest magician working in the UK. He’s just hilarious and so professional. Ben really knows if a routine will be funny or not, and if I’m busy you should really get in touch with him! A pity he’s so terrible at tennis. James Harrington is also working out here too, another great magician who is skilled enough to use a manipulation act in his closeup routine! His love of sambucca is only bettered by his popularity amongst the punters out here in Dubai.

April 2008

OK, big news, Edinburgh Festival 2008 is confirmed I will be performing with my good friend Alan Hudson at Zoo Venues (just up from the Pleasance for those of you who know Edinburgh). It’s a9pm start and the show runs from the 17th August to the 25th August inclusive. The show is called Magic to Get Girls By. As the title suggests, Alan and I will be taking a satirical look at the underground movement of magicians that use magic to pull the ladies! If you seen my show in 2006 then you’ll know that there will be lots of laughs and gasps just like usual. You can watch the video of my last fringe show here. The three minute clip will give you a real feel of the energy and fun I try to put into my shows!

Had the pleasure of meeting up with my Good friends Drew McAdam, Colin McLeod and Daniel Alexander. Firstly Drew, watch out for him on the daytime TV show Trisha. He’ll be using his interogation techniques, with a bit of mentalism no doubt, to extract information from the gormless participants of her show. Drew has told us how much fun it has been to be a part of, so I’ll be taking advantage of my magician hourly week to watch a few of the shows to see if he’s done us pround. Colin McLeod, decribed by Ian Rowland as ‘Mentalism’s next superstar’, is perhaps one of the most thoughtful performers I have met. He will be releasing some material very soon and magicians and mentalists alike would be well advised to have a look at it. And lastly my mate Dan! Congratulations mate! Dan is getting married in July, and the sly dog has invited me along. Daniel Alexander is a great guy, as inspiring as he is infectuous. Watching him perform is a joy. I just hope he does some public shows soon so people can appreciate his skills. But dragging him away from corporate magic will be some task! Hannah – you’re a lucky woman.

In other news, magic will be taking me to London, Birmingham, Aberdeen, Inverness and Glasgow this month. I’ve got all corners of the UK covered, so if you want Wedding Magicians give me a call.

May 2008

Alan was in town this month, (at my parents in Fife) and we got our heads down and started putting a motivation together for the show. It’s pretty tricky. Magic To Get Girls By is the title we have gone for. You can visit the site at www.magictogetgirlsby.co.uk Have a little look. May’s the start of the summer season for magicians and I found myself all over the UK. From London to Birmingham to Crieff. What a month. Lot’s of fun as usual though. Ben Woodward dragged my down to Kidiminster to work at a very posh 60th Birthday party. Amazing venue. I even found a use for my Delites. The waiting staff found that really entertaining – as did the guests!

June 2008

I have just managed to buy my first house using magic! Sort of. Card tricks and sponge balls have let me afford my first place, a two bedroom flat in the centre of Edinubrgh (Haymarket). It’s great to be in, but not so great tiling the bathroom. Next time I will definitely get a professional in to do all the dirty work, but I’m pretty satisfied with the outcome. As a first time tiler I done a pretty good Job! Thanks to Steve (flat mate), Olly (brother), Paul, Helen and Mary (sisters) for helping with the painting. The rooms all look great now.

A quiet month gig-wise – as I wanted to spend time doing up the house, but I still managed to perform alongside KT Tunstall (she is awesome) at a private gig she had in Edinburgh. She done all the hits to Edinburgh’s Hoi Poloi. The McDonald Brothers were there (let’s be honest, it’s not really a party without those guys), top Author Ian Rankin who loved the show, and Edinburgh’s very own IT guy, Phil MacHugh. I’m sure he is stalking me. I’ve seen him at 6 gigs in the last year! A graduation ceremony in Newcastle, corporates in London and a few in Scotland peppered the month.

July 2008

Edinburgh Festival preparations are now in overdrive. I am doing retention vanishes in my sleep. I even have a metronome to practice the rhythm, that’s dedication for you. Come along and see the show. It will be awesome!

Gigs in Worcester, Glasgow, London and Edinburgh. Worcester is Lovely by the way. Have never been before. My cousin Chris just got married, so stayed over in Birmingham with him and Issac. What a couple. Always a good laugh. They should get their own TV show!

August 2008

What a month! Edinburgh Festival Show a big success – 95% capacity for two weeks! Thanks to everyone who came – much appreciated.

December 2008

On the back of the successful shows in the Edinburgh Fringe, I was invited to provide magic along with London Magician Ali Cook at Edinburgh’s premier winter Cabaret Show – “White Magic” in the Spiegel Tent in Princes Street Gardens. Karen at the Guilded Baloon ensured the show was enjoyed by all. I had a great time and met the Fantastic “Drags Aloud”. The world’s funniest and most entertaining drag act. Along side the ladies were Etch and Sketch (professional Edinburgh Dancers), Clive Nicholas Andrews (fantastically visual clown), The hilarious Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre and host Phillip Dundas. The show received rave reviews, a four star from the Scotsman – notoriously difficult to please!

2007 Summary

Jan-Mar 2007

The Edinburgh International Science Festival is taking up most of my time. A great fusion of performance and learning for kids and adults alike. Check out the website www.sciencefestival.co.uk for more information.

April and May 2007

Edinburgh Magic Circle has it’s open night on the 22nd May. I’ll be performing a new piece of ‘chav’ magic, wearing my burberry fez as always! It’s on at the pleasance theatre in Edinburgh, the renown fewstival venue and will be a great night of fun magic. Details on the Edinburgh Magic Circle website above.

Seen Derren Brown’s new show this month too. Was absolutely amazing. He has really made it as the UK’s most famous performer. The production of his show was a joy to experience and left me wondering ‘how the hell did he do that?!’.

July 2007

Have managed to get away to Dubai this month working out there at one of those posh hotels! I’m really excited. I had the pleasure of working with an excellent magician by the name of Ben Woodward. He is such an excitable man, and we had great fun amazing the locals and holiday makers alike. Ben is a good friend of my ‘Faking It‘ mentor Nigel Mead.

Highlights were appearing on the telly in Dubai on what can only be described as the UAE’s answer to lose women. Was a fun experience and I had a great time wowing the presenters. I also managed to persuade the local rag (Emirates Today) to do two-page spread about me performing out in Dubai. However, the pics were terrible and you’ve no chance of seeing them. So hah!

August 2007

Edinburgh festival month in Edinburgh right now, and the place has a real buzz about it. Unfortunately I haven’t managed to put a show on this year. Thanks to everyone who got in touch and asked though. It’s great that you enjoyed the show enough last year that you’d get in touch this year so enquire. However I have seen a number of excellent shows.

  • Pete Firman – excellent show highly recommended.
  • Ian Kendall – my mate Ian has put together his best show yet.
  • Dougie C – Excellent work from an up and coming glasgow talent. Watch out for the paintball finish! (I was scared)
  • Chris Cox – Radio 1’s Chris Cox was back in town with a much improved show! Well done Chris! (I really wanted to steal some routines, but alas I am too honest)
  • James James – doing his thing on the streets of Edinburgh. Always very popular.

September 2007

See Kevin perform live at the Stirling Castle of Magic (22-23rd Sep) and Aberdeen comedy club (6th Sep) Snafu!

Both events went down a storm. Thanks to everyone who email me saying how much they enjoyed the two events – Stirling Castle in particular. Mick Magic (Mark Fiskin – the organiser) done a great job in putting it all together. A big thanks to him and all the girls at historic scotland who were also on the team.

On the evening of the Stirling Castle event, I was lucky enough to sit down and have dinner with some of my idols in the magic world. Alongside Mark, Alex Proctor (a great glasgae magician) and myself were none other than Ali Bongo and Pat Page. Pat was one of my mentors from the Faking it show back in 2005 and it was great to sit down with him and catch up. He is one amazing magician. It was also the first time I had ever met Ali, and again it was a big pleasure for me. He is one of magic’s most creative minds, and just listening to some of his ideas really inspired me.

October 2007

I’ve managed to find 5 days off this month to have a break, so I’m off to see my good mate Andy in Denmark. I’ll be sure to bring a pack of cards with me to see if I can get as many free drinks over there as I do back here in the UK!

November 2007

Found myself travelling far and wide in the run up to xmas. My first time at Chepstow Racecourse, and performing up in Aberdeen also. Lots of miles, lots of fun.

December 2007

All magicians know that this time if year is hectic. The number of parties grows exponentially. I was lucky enough to have worked for a number of great companies including Crieff Hydro, G1 Group, Rothschild, Wood MacKenzie, Castle Computing, Riccardo, Gillespie MacAndrew, and many others. I didn’t manage to stop until after Christmas when my cousin Chris arrived from America. An extremely mild winter allowed us to go biking a Glentress and celebrate Hogmanay on Princes Street, Edinburgh in only a jumper.