Close Up Magic

Russ Appleby has been entertaining with his unique brand of smart close up magic since the age of 4. He is now a regular at high end hotels all around the country and has established himself as one of the best entertainers for weddings, private parties and corporate events. He brings an air of professionalism to every event he is booked for and the modern close up magic he performs will have your guests talking about your event for years to come.

He specialises in audience participation and interaction and often has the magic happen in their hands. Close up magician Russ Appleby has built his reputation on performing with an audience not for an audience and it is this special approach which sees him asked back time and time again.

Close up magic is very versatile and can be performed at any time during an event, the most popular being;

  • Walk Around Magic – Russ can mingle between your guests in a bar area for example and perform close up magic surrounded for small groups of people. This is ideal for a drinks reception situation or even during the photos session at a wedding.
  • Table Hopping – Russ can perform table magic between courses providing unique entertainment for your guests. At many events guests often find themselves grouped together at tables with people they have never met. Table magic between courses gives them the perfect conversation starter & never fails to make a big impact.

“Just a quick note to thank you very much for such magical entertainment at our wedding. People are still talking about the tricks etc!! It went down a storm. We feel it added a special touch and was timed perfectly!!!! Your professionalism was second to none, Take care and thanks again”
Nicola and Alan Tingle

“Just wanted to say a huge thank you to you for entertaining us and all our guests during what was a perfect wedding day. Everyone has not stopped talking about you and thought you were fantastic, from the toddlers to the grandparents!!! Having you entertain throughout the day was just great and we are so pleased you were part of our day. Thank you once again.”
Theresa and Neil

“Thank you for providing such wonderful magic entertainment for our wedding guests. Everyone was very impressed by your skills and loved every minute of it. The magic went down really well with people and helped to give originality to our special day.”
Caroline and Joe