Meet Oliver... Leeds Magician

Close Up Magician - Oliver Parker - March 2019

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    Why should you hire me as your magician?
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    To give your guests something different to talk about…
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    keep your guests entertained between activities…
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    and make your event even more memorable!

Choose your event type below…

Corporate Magician

Oliver is an experienced corporate event entertainer, trusted by the likes of Next, Harvey Nichols, Argos and many, many more clients to baffle delegates at their staff parties, product launches, team building events and more!

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Wedding Magician

Do you want your wedding guests to be blown away and have something awesome to talk about whilst you’re busy having your photographs taken, or to fill in that awkward lull after the wedding meal?

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Private Party Magician

Oliver’s personable entertainment fits almost any size party, whether you need a private party magician to entertain hundreds of guests… or even just 5, Oliver can help create a lasting memory for your guests.

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Christmas Party Magician

Perfect to get people talking at staff Christmas parties, house parties, New Year’s Eve parties or other festive events where there are more than a handful of people to keep entertained.

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Restaurant Magician

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!

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Bar & Nightclub Magician

Street magic is awesome as queue line and smoking area entertainment for nightclub events, or to create a buzzing atmosphere at a bar that leaves people screaming about how incredible their night was at your venue!

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Yorkshire Magician Available for worldwide event entertainment

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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Who is

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Professional Entertainer Close Up Magician & B-Boy (Breakdancer)

Oliver calls himself @funprovider for a reason!

Just check out his magic and breakdancing over the last decade…

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 Journey

Age 7

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…

Age 11

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! 

Age 12

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: 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…

Age 14

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.

Age 16

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. 

Age 18

As soon as I left 6th Form, I registered as self-employed and tried to take over Leeds… with a pack of cards. 

Age 26

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 29

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 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 magic…

And I love showing magic to people!

Treat your guests with magic at your event  

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What are people saying about

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Testimonials Oliver Parker Magician Reviews

  • How the hell

    did you just do that?!

    Ms. Dynamite

    Cheering up the R’n’B singer backstage before her
    performance at Digital in Newcastle

  • Very surprising,

    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

  • Really good,
    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?!

    Artful Dodger

    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!

    Beverley Knight

    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

    5 star review  Our Wedding celebrations on Saturday were topped off by this great entertainment. You wowed the guests and bride and groom. An absolute must have to add that magical touch to a perfect day. Thanks Oliver. Xxx.

    thumb Sarah Bradley

    5 star review  Oliver is seriously amazing! Haven't stopped banging on about him since he wowed us all at my dad's wedding on Sunday! Hire him to entertain your friends you WILL NOT regret it! Seriously cool. I'm still sufficiently confused by what he can do!!!

    thumb Carla Jagger

    5 star review  We hired Oliver for our annual company Charity Ball this year, and he was great. He tailored everything to the fact that this is quite a corporate event (referencing our vendor sponsors throughout for example) while still maintaining a fun and light-hearted patter with guests. He was amazing, and the feedback we received about his work from our guests was great. We would definitely recommend Oliver without hesitation.

    thumb Sally Moxon

    5 star review  Absolutely mind blowing, giggled like a child with amazement!! Magic!

    thumb Richard Carr

    5 star review  Excellent magician

    thumb Irfan Aslam

    5 star review  Oliver gave a great performance at our company event. I would highly recommend.

    thumb Cliff Fox

Magician in Yorkshire Google Reviews

We have had Oliver at our last 2 Halloween events and are looking forward to making it our third this year. Oliver is a top entertainer and works our large crowd of party goers of all ages marvellously. I really enjoy hearing from guests about all the different tricks he has performed through the night. They are all perplexed and thrilled to have seen great magic that they just cannot unravel!With a vast array of tricks up his sleeve, he also has an easy, entertaining manner and his tricks are always exciting. Kids and adults follow him round keen for the next trick and he really is the talk of the night. We hope to always welcome Oliver back at our events and you should definitely try him at yours!
Hannah Mason
Hannah Mason
20:47 19 Sep 18
Simply the best! I hosted a big new years eve party in Iceland 2017. Oliver flew in and had every single guest absolutely stunned!We had a lot of musical acts but Oliver stood out and made this a very memorable event for both my self and everyone at the party.I won't host any future events without making sure Oliver is available to arrive and make it magical!Thanks again Oliver!10/10
Daniel Pétursson
Daniel Pétursson
10:34 14 Sep 18
We first met Oliver on our wedding day when he entertained not only us but all of our guests. Everyone was blown away by his magic. Oliver is very friendly and always aims to please. We loved him so much we recently asked him to come to our home and entertain at our 4 year olds birthday party. All the kids loved his tricks. I can't recommend Oliver enough. Keep doing what you do best. X
Lisa Hepworth
Lisa Hepworth
10:23 14 Sep 18
Booked Oliver for my party on Saturday, he was absolutely amazing, very professional and just a really nice guy. Every single guest said he was the best magician they had ever seen. I would definitely book him again without any hesitation. Absolutely fantastic!!!
Harvey Burns
Harvey Burns
10:09 10 Sep 18
Oliver is unbelievable!I experienced Oliver's magic in a huge New Years Eve party in Reykjavik, Iceland. It was incredible. Having him in the party was one of my most memorable experiences from my entire Iceland visit! Can't wait to see him again!
Egill Fannar Halldórsson
Egill Fannar Halldórsson
10:50 14 Sep 18
This guy is Jesus reincarnated! We were blown away with his performance at our wedding. Amazing! And such a lovely guy. So many of our guests kept saying what a great, added bonus having Oliver was. Faultless skill & talent. Thank you!
Danielle Ford
Danielle Ford
19:21 29 Sep 18
We booked Oliver for our wedding last weekend and he went over and above anything we could have hoped for. He is so professional and amazingly talented...our guests were blown away! And he even provided some personalised magic tricks for the bride and groom so we didn’t miss out! If anyone is thinking of hiring a magician for an event, we would highly recommend Oliver - great entertainer!
Emma Sugden
Emma Sugden
20:59 03 Oct 18
We hired Mr. Oliver Twist as a special guest for our Food Tour and ... WOW!All of our guests were blown away - and left with a big smile!This is THE go-to guy when it comes to making parties, events, tours (you name it) awesome!!Highly recommended!
The Reykjavík Food Walk
The Reykjavík Food Walk
10:41 14 Sep 18
Oliver did a charity event for me this evening...he donated his time and amazing talent to raise funds, without hesitation when I asked him. His does he do that?This guy is pure talent and I would highly recommend...Just brilliant!
Jill Walshaw
Jill Walshaw
00:49 16 Nov 18
Can i give 6 stars???Absolutely awesome, everyone at the event was left speechless, great close up magic that blew everyone's mind.Oliver's delivery was perfect and built a great rapport with guests - thanks, and WILL see you again.
Richard Doxey
Richard Doxey
15:31 20 Nov 18
Mind blowing - Oliver worked my Military Christmas Ball and was fantastic. He was like a true magician popping up, amazing guests then vanishing leaving only puzzled faces and stories of what might have been. He paid that little extra attention to the VIP's which went down brilliant with the bosses. Thanks again Oliver I highly recommend to everyone.
John Merritt
John Merritt
08:28 17 Dec 18
What an AMAZING event! Thank you again Oliver for such an awesome event, everybody was blown away by your magic and you truly made this a magical Christmas for everyone to remember. I appreciate you being able to accomodate for the last minute changes to the event order. I would highly recommend your services for anyone looking for the best magician in Leeds 🙂
Colin Tran
Colin Tran
08:59 17 Dec 18
Oliver's a great guy who you'd want at your party even if he didn't do magic. He does, and it's awesome – and everybody was still talking about him at breakfast the morning after!
David Spragg
David Spragg
17:12 21 Jan 19
Excellent magician, couldn't recommend him enough. Book him, you won't regret it!
Christopher Lambert
Christopher Lambert
15:17 15 Apr 19
WOW - Oliver completely blown us and our wedding guests away. I can't thank him enough for the amazing time we all had! The guests reactions were priceless, everyone felt special:)It wasn't just how good his magic was (and it was out of this world - I can't stop thinking about the ring trick!) but also his personality. All our guests commented on how nice he was, making everyone feel comfortable and at ease.Some of our guests didn't speak English, but this didn't make any difference as he was so engaging and charismatic.He expertly worked his way around all guests and ensured no one was left out.Thank you so much Oliver, you were the perfect addition to our wedding party and we hope we will see again!
Marysia Zet
Marysia Zet
11:15 19 May 19
WOW JUST WOW!!!!!!We booked Oliver for our charity fundraiser and he was absolutly amazing!!! We would certainly recommend booking Oliver for any event you are holding and we will 100% be booking again!
Neil Kennedy
Neil Kennedy
09:56 18 Jun 19
Wow, what a guy!! We used Oliver Parker as the magician at our wedding reception at The Barns, East Yorkshire after meeting him at a wedding fair at York Racecourse a couple of years earlier. Oliver’s magic is out of this world, so many guests have commented on his outstanding talent. He is so friendly, and confident in what he does. He did his best to ensure all guests were treated to a trick and each and every guest was left amazed. He even added a few special tricks in for the bride and groom to make it more personalised!! We highly recommend Oliver!!!
Adam Durnin
Adam Durnin
11:24 19 Jun 19
Oliver entertained us at my daughters 21st birthday party. He is absolutely amazing, his tricks are superb, we wished he could have stayed all evening! I very highly recommend him, he really is fantastic! I can't speak highly enough of him.
Gail Parkin
Gail Parkin
11:19 24 Jun 19
We hired Oliver Parker for a work party, he was absolutely incredible! A week on we are still talking about how fantastic he was! A genuine, really nice guy with mad magic skills!
Natalie Zinck
Natalie Zinck
13:50 08 Aug 19
We hired Oliver for a work party last week and everyone loved him. Oliver is very professional and quick to respond when booking, and is very personable and warm at events. His tricks are jaw-dropping - I'd recommend him for anyone looking for something a bit different for a work or private party.
Charlotte Green
Charlotte Green
09:21 12 Aug 19

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