Meet Oliver Parker... Leeds Magician

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Best wedding magician Leeds - Oliver Parker

Why should you hire me as your magician?

Why should you hire me as your magician?

To give your guests something DIFFERENT to talk about...

To give your guests something DIFFERENT to talk about...

keep your guests ENTERTAINED between activities...

keep your guests ENTERTAINED between activities...

and make sure your event is UNFORGETTABLE!

and make sure your event is UNFORGETTABLE!

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 & 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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Leeds Magician – Oliver Parker – Break The Ice & Blow Their Minds

Who is

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Personalised magic for Bride and Groom -Yorkshire Wedding Magician - Oliver Parker

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

People call Oliver @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 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 Journey

Age 7

My grandad and mother, 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: 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…

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! (And again the year after!)

Age 30

I spent my 20s travelling the world and building up my business 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!  

Age 31

Despite starting 2020 with a trip of a lifetime working in Thailand with colleagues and sharing incredible new magical ideas, Covid-19 quickly swept the world, so on the day of the first lockdown I made a break for the border and spent most of the pandemic with my girlfriend in Germany…

Thankfully I was able to continue my work with the Teenage Cancer Unit at LGI hospital and other clients like Headway by creating 2 different Virtual Magic Shows & Workshops via Zoom as well as producing magical video content for clients such as St James’s Place Wealth Management so that people could still be blown away by my magic… but through video instead!

Now

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!

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    positive review  MAGICAL...........

    Michaela Nevatt Avatar Michaela Nevatt
    August 3, 2014

    positive review  this guy is absolutely amazing. very talented and always goes that extra mile to create magnificent entertainment. we first met Oliver at our wedding back in May where he entertained all of our wedding guests. he was so good we decided to ask him to attend our son's 4th birthday. the kids were blown away by his tricks as were the adults. I would highly recommend him. x

    Lisa Mason Avatar Lisa Mason
    September 3, 2018

    positive review  My mind is still blown.

    Philip Flop Harrison Avatar Philip Flop Harrison
    November 20, 2014

    positive review  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 �

    Susan Carter Avatar Susan Carter
    April 24, 2017

    positive review  WOW is the only thing I can say .. People are still talking about you , thank you so much

    Garath Flynn-Edwards Avatar Garath Flynn-Edwards
    March 3, 2015

    positive review  A brilliantly talented and engaging young magician. He did tricks that completely flummoxed everyone and left us open mouthed in amazement. When the magic is this close up you have to be very skilful and confident to pull it off. Oliver has super talent in spades...and diamonds...and hearts and clubs!

    Robin Hiseman Avatar Robin Hiseman
    January 21, 2016

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rosemary mckee
rosemary mckee
14:11 21 Oct 21
Wow where do we start. We booked Oliver about 2.5 years ago now, he was amazing when when we had to change our date three times due to Covid.Aside from how stunning his magic is (just ridiculously good) he's so professional, friendly, he was there early, left a little later than booked. Also took some fab photos (a dual job at a wedding?!).Our guests loved him, it gave us a chance to have a moment as no one was interested in us with Oliver around!Oliver is a modern magician, this was important to us, kids and older guests ones loved him and I don't think he missed a guest out. he left with a lot of new fans.An integral part of our day and if you are thinking of a magician, he's so much more :)Thanks again, Rosemary & Tony xx
Joanne Arthurs
Joanne Arthurs
17:03 18 Oct 21
AMAZING!! Oliver entertained our wedding guests in July and what an absolute hit he was, everyone commented on how incredible he is. Would 100% recommend Oliver, not only is he fantastic at what he does he's such a lovely/funny guy aswell. If you are thinking of booking him do not hesitate! Also to personalise some tricks just for us made it even better!Thank you so muchJoanne & Rob
Anthony Myers
Anthony Myers
17:31 17 Aug 21
Fantastic!Oliver attended our recent wedding celebrations at Wood Hall Linton and we had more feedback about his amazing magic than my beautiful wedding dress!He spent 2 hours going round all our guests - adults and children alike - and everyone was suitably impressed.Can’t thank him enough for helping to make more memories for us on our special day.Alison & Tony - and all of our guests xx
Celia Roche
Celia Roche
18:37 08 Aug 21
Oliver is a fantastic entertainer and a complete professional, having him at our wedding was a very easy decision, this is the third event Oliver has performed at for us.The reactions of the guests at our weddings made for amazing photographs and he is such a great conversation starter, even on the third occasion he still blows my mind with every trick. He provides a personalised experience and our guests are still talking about him weeks later!We would not hesitate to book him again and I am certain we will in the future!
Camilla Wheeler
Camilla Wheeler
16:31 04 Aug 21
Well what can I say, amazed, bemused or downright out of this world.We first met Oliver at a party a few years ago and were blown away by his magical talents coupled with the lovely soul that he is. So we had no hesitation in wanting to book him for our wedding day. First attempt was in 2020 but Covid put an end to that and despite his amazing talents, even Oliver couldn’t magic that away, so a year on to July 10th 2021 and Oliver enthralled our guests on what was a perfect day.To say his skills are amazing, unbelievable, just doesn’t do Oliver justice. His tricks are so incredibly awesome and each one so different. We even had a personalised trick, which was just incredible.Our guests were thoroughly entertained and were still taking about him late into the night as he shocked and stunned them all. Each trying to work out just how he did what he did but they couldn’t.My only issue now is what event can I muster up so that we can have him join us again.If you want your guests to feel extra special and captivated in awe of his magic skills, gasp in amazement and wonder, and are wanting an exhibition of fun, and to be thoroughly entertained, I would have no hesitation in recommending the lovely Oliver Parker – magician extraordinaireOliver personifies all that is MAGIC…brilliant just brilliant.
Janet Knowles
Janet Knowles
16:08 01 Aug 21
Thank you so much Oliver - you were AMAZING!!! We are so pleased we decided to choose you to entertain our guests with your close up magic for an hour or so at our wedding. Everyone was stunned by your magic and you are still a very hot topic of conversation even now! We are so glad you were part of our special day. You were a delight to work with, a lovely guy, and so on the ball with correspondence before the wedding which was great! We’re honestly going to recommend you to everyone🙂Our friends are still talking about the ring trick …where it mysteriously jumps on top of someone hand!!! How do you do that??? I guess it simply is magic!

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