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 😉
I mostly do this through magic, but I also breakdance professionally, facilitate team building rhythm and drumming activities with my father’s business, offer health & fitness advice 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!
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
We hired Oliver for our bar launch in Leeds City Centre and he rocked it. I cold hear screams and laughter coming from all over the room at his tricks! Highly recommended.
I am still in complete awe after oliver performed at our wedding. Best illusionist I have ever seen.
Highly recommended! We hired Oliver for our volunteers' week event on 8th June, and he was amazing! He kept everyone entertained from the ages of 5 to 95! A true professional, thanks again Oliver!
Hire Oliver Parker now & thank me later. Oliver performed at our wedding on 20th December 2014. He blew us & our guests away. Not only is he a lovely bloke, his magic will have you scratching your heads for weeks after. He is ridiculously highly skilled at what he does. I cannot rate Oliver high enough, he's the best.
What a brilliant magician Oliver is and such a lovely person too. He entertained everyone from ages 5 to 95. Truly amazing talent. Thank you again
I hired Oliver for my sons 18th birthday party � after seeing him at a friends party a few months before , I was absolutely blown away by him and instantly knew I wanted to book him for my son as a surprise which went down so well with him and everybody else was raving about him! I would highly recommend him for any occasion he is so talented and should be famous watch this space.... Thankyou for making my sons 18th very magical �
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Current Postal Address:
Oliver Parker, 15 Burley Lodge Road, Leeds, LS6 1QP
Thank you in advance for your event entertainment enquiry…
I look forward to working with you!
The Climbing Lab – Leeds Bouldering Gym I try to get down to The Climbing Lab once a week to keep up with my bouldering (and to start training my 2 year old nephew to become a ninja) – Bouldering is a fun and physical challenge that works the opposite muscle groups to my breakdance […]
The UK Wedding Event Sunday 22nd October 2017 between 10:30am – 3pm Register for Tickets to The UK Wedding Event at York Racecourse With wedding season drawing to a close this year, it’s that time of year again to flaunt my magical self at wedding fairs and showcase my wedding entertainment to Brides & Grooms […]
MKB Solicitors 50th Anniversary Party at Barnsley Town Hall Last month I was hired by MKB Solicitors LLP to be their corporate magician at their magnificent venue of Barnsley Town Hall for their company’s 50th Birthday. I’d actually met 2 of the organisers and staff at MKB Solicitors the year before at the Pure Technology […]
For the last 3 years in the row Sajeela Shah has hired me to make magic happen at her fabulous Bollywood Ball in aid of Leeds Women’s Aid and Mental Health Mates near Bradford, West Yorkshire at the Aagrah Midpoint Suite in Pudsey. Bollywood Ball Aagrah Midpoint Suite – Bradford Video 2017 This year, just […]
About a month ago was Chris & Sherry’s wedding day at the fantastic Falcon Manor in Settle, North Yorkshire. (Scroll to the bottom for their video testimonial) Chris had actually contacted me after seeing me perform magic whilst being filmed for the Trinity Leeds shopping centre Spring/Summer television advert… from the balcony above where […]
Recently I was hired by Claire & Paul for 1 and a half hours of table magic at their wedding at the unique Fishlake Mill near Doncaster, South Yorkshire and they left this lovely testimonial on my Facebook page: Wedding Magician Doncaster Review It’s always reassuring to receive such glowing feedback from pretty much every […]
Hollie & Michael’s Wedding Magic in Thirsk Thanks again…..our guests are still talking about you now! Hollie Anderson, bride – Crab & Lobster summer wedding I just had the above lovely photo sent through from Hollie, 3 months after their wedding at the quirky Crab & Lobster in Thirsk, North Yorkshire this June, along with […]
I’ve already talked about this year’s annual Robinsons of Bawtry Charity Ball in aid of Yorkshire Cancer Research, which was held at the beautiful China Rose Bawtry – Chinese restaurant, but now I actually have some of the photographs of this year’s magic to share with you lovely people. Just click on the image to […]