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…
Leeds Magician 2011 Video
Why do you do magic?
I love making people happy, I’m a giver 😉
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!
Now – Age 28
I now travel the world and am hired to entertain at around 200 events 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 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 magic…
And I love showing magic to people!
International Magician 2017 Video
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
I hired Oliver for our Company Event, Oliver was absolutely fantastic. I would definitely recommend Oliver to anybody wishing to book a Magician.
i had the pleasure at my friends wedding, I'm not normally interested in magicians (sorry) but wow just wow! left me wanting more , well done you are fantastic xxx
Oliver is truly inspirational and a likeable person that entertains you with great bewildering magic which i will remember for a long time. I still remember the 2 of clubs vividly.
Absolutely mind blowing, giggled like a child with amazement!! Magic!
Absolutely mind blowing! Would Definately recommend Oliver for any occasion x
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 �
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Oliver Parker, 15 Burley Lodge Road, Leeds, LS6 1QP
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I look forward to working with you!
To follow up from the Pure Technology Group conference video and blog post (PT17 Corporate Magician) all of the professional photos from the event have just been uploaded to Facebook! Photos of Oliver Parker – Corporate Magician Check out the photos of my corporate magic in action at the conference taken by Simon of the […]
Pure Technology PT17 IT Conference Magic Wow! What an honour to be hired again for the 2nd, annual Pure Technology Group IT conference… I was rebooked as their corporate magician to do exactly the same as last year – blow everyone’s minds in the breaks through the conference day to keep things different and exciting […]
Corporate Event Entertainers I was back enjoying the view at the beautiful Wood Hall Hotel & Spa this lunch time (as you may know – one of my favourite venues, especially for wedding magic) but today I was hired by Gala Leisure to be there corporate magician! They were having speeches as I arrived, but afterwards […]
Wedding magician on a Wednesday? Why do people keep getting married on week days?! Actually today’s couple have a great reason… Today, at 13:00, on 13th September exactly 13 years since Maria & Neil got engaged, they got married! Unlucky 13? Perhaps unlucky for some, but obviously not for today’s lucky couple at the Best […]