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Customers love being treated to something unique and different by a friendly, young and personable experienced performer! Not only do guests repeatedly come back because of how much they enjoyed the magician’s entertainment, but they also rave about their experience to friends all over social media which brings more customers back to your door!Find out more…
Yorkshire Magician Available for worldwide event entertainment & appearances
English Magician from West Yorkshire
Based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, Oliver is centrally located in the UK making him the perfect professional entertainment choice if you need a Harrogate wedding magician, corporate magician in York, private party magician in Wakefield, Bradford, Huddersfield, Hull, Whitby or other areas of Yorkshire to travel to your event and create a totally mind blowing experience for all your guests.
His award winning close up magic is in high demand around the UK at events in Manchester, Sheffield, Liverpool, Newcastle, Doncaster, Lincoln, Rotherham, Leicester, Nottingham, London, Bristol, Kent, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
As well as being hired to make magic happen at events throughout the UK, Oliver absolutely loves to travel and has been the magician of choice for many international events, including corporate events, weddings, parties, concerts and surprises parties across the world!
If you’re looking for someone to inject some fun and make your event STAND OUT – Oliver Parker is the magician you need, no matter where your event is!
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Why do you do magic?
I love making people happy, I’m a giver 😉
I mostly do this through magic, but I also used to breakdance professionally, facilitate team building rhythm and drumming activities with my father’s business, offer health & fitness advice, enjoy learning about photography and have a strange obsession with Iceland.
My grandad and family, none of whom were magicians, introduced me to simple card tricks, children’s magic sets and magic books from about the age of 7 and supported my journey to award winning success and professional performances whilst still in school…
Entertaining others is my passion and what makes me happy – I had this realisation from about the age of 11 when I would perform street magic in my local town and every break time for pupils and teachers at my high school. I’ve never wanted to do a ‘real’ job since!
I received a massive confidence boost and reassurance that my relentless hours of hard work and practise was paying off during my junior magician years when I won the first ever competition I entered: MagicTricks.co.uk Under 18’s Close-up Entertainer of the Year with a delightful prize of £200.
More awards and recognition soon followed from well respected members of The Magic Circle, The Northern Magic Circle, The Leeds Magic Circle and The Bradford Magic Circle – blowing people away in both Close-Up Magic competitions and Stage Magic competitions…
Aside from relative’s family Birthday parties and charity events – I was hired for my first professional well paid event by Asda at just 14 – performing close up magic around the Holt Park, Leeds store for a Harry Potter book launch day.
At the age of 16 I realised I loved the ability to connect with my audiences on a personal level, interacting with them face to face and experiencing their reactions as I made miracles happen right under their noses – this is when I decided to specialise in performing close up magic with everyday items such as money, playing cards, jewelry etc. and leave the out-dated traditional cheesy stage magic props behind.
As soon as I left 6th Form, I registered as self-employed and tried to take over Leeds… with a pack of cards.
It had been 10 years since entering my last magic competition so I decided to enter the Leeds Magic Circle – Close Up Magician competition… winning 1st place against some great Leeds magicians both young and old! (And again the year after!)
Now – Age 30
I now travel the world and am hired to entertain at around 200 events, media appearances and consultations per year – including several major corporate clients, but also lots of special individuals whose beautiful wedding days I’ve shared, Birthdays I’ve contributed to and soaked up far more nightlife than one individual should be able to handle!
After well over 20 years of practising, performing, competing and perfecting my art of close up magic, I can tell you with 99.3% certainty that:
People love good magic…
And I love sharing my magic with people!
What are people saying about
Testimonials Oliver Parker Magician Reviews
How the hell
did you just do that?!
Cheering up the R’n’B singer backstage before her
performance at Digital in Newcastle
I don’t know how you do it!
Nico Fournier- The Ritz-Carlton
Client party close up magic at Crafthouse in Leeds
The feedback from our staff
has been phenomenal
Natalie Gaylor – NEXT
Oliver has been the magician of choice for staff parties, magic consultancy and management entertainment since 2012 for Next Distribution.
Annually providing extra magicians, as well as himself, for their
annual staff Christmas party at Doncaster Dome with over 1000 guests!
That was GOOD!
DJ Jazzy Jeff
Backstage entertainment for the legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff
at Cirque Du Soul at Rock City in Nottingham
entertained the crowds,
Everyone loved him!
Adeeba Akhtar – O2 Telefonica
Hired to perform office magic for
several fun days at O2 Leeds office
Why are you so slippery?!
Having a laugh with some magic in the green room
with musicians Artful Dodger in Edinburgh
I have to say
they absolutely loved it!
Emma Bradnum – Stagecoach
20 minute presentations using close up magic and breakdancing
to discuss confidence, showmanship and following your
passions to 3 different Stagecoach student groups in Bradford
Your act was insane…
Cannot for the love of God figure out
how you did that, ACE!
Performing for the soul singer among other VIP guests
such as Kate Moss at the Jack French London launch event.
It’s annoying how GOOD you are!
Martin Penny – GHD Co-Founder
Hired by the Penny family to astound guests at their pop-up
shop launch at St. Pancras International Station in London
Thank you so much for last night,
everybody absolutely loved you!
Sara Tandy – Marks & Spencer
Staff party at Oracle Bar in Leeds
Close Up Magician - Oliver Parker Facebook Page Reviews
Oliver came to our house warming party, entertained all of us, absolutely quality, highly recommended ?
May 26, 2019
My husband and I hired Oliver for our wedding in October and were so so glad we did. He was in a different class to any other magician I've ever come across and I've received so much positive feedback from friends and family. Not only was he charismatic, friendly and enthusiastic, he also knew how to share his time among all of our guests so that almost everybody got to experience at least one trick. The thing I loved the most was that he had a couple of personalised tricks up his sleeve especially for us, as bride and groom, so that we didn't miss out on the fun. Thanks so much Oliver for adding a touch of magic to our special day! 🙂 x
December 21, 2019
Absolutely amazing. Would certainty recommend Oliver he had us all bewildered at best friends wedding. I'm still trying to figure out how he did it, great guy really want to see him again �
April 24, 2017
TLDR: Book this guy, he will make any event spectacular I came across Oliver's page by chance when I was searching for entertainment for my graduation ball I was organising. I looked at the reviews and watched a few of his videos and it peaked my interest. When I wanted to know more he was very easy to get hold of via messenger and we were able to talk about the kind of things I wanted. Oliver is extremely friendly and professional, it was a pleasure doing business with him. The actual night itself, he was punctual and very well presented. One of the main reasons I knew I had made the right call with hiring Oliver was the gasps and applause that filtered around the room as he worked the pre-dinner drinks and then in between the meal courses. When I saw the magic myself, there was no denying that this is a guy who has worked hard at his craft, his slight of hand is impeccable and the range of tricks was superb. Not only is Oliver very friendly and talented, he is efficient and worked tirelessly to get through the huge guest list so that everyone was able to take home some magic that night. When people came up to me to talk about the graduation ball, they could not stop talking about Oliver. If you want a night that people will remember, then Oliver is definitely a way to do it
July 19, 2018
Mind blowing seeing it before your eyes! Definitely recommended
April 11, 2015
We hired Oliver for our wedding day on the 6th August 2016 at Healds Hall Hotel, he was absolutely brilliant our guests were amazed by his talent, he entertained everyone whilst we had our photos done and the kids loved him, he also made sure us the bride and groom didn't miss out on the entertainment, I would recommend him 100% to anyone, thank you Oliver for making our day one to remember Lisa and Mark X
September 2, 2016