A ‘Close-Up Magician’ is just that, a magician who performs magic only inches away from the spectator and even in their own hands. Carl is an accomplished close-up magician who has practiced, honed and performed his act for over 20 years.

He has won many awards and is repeatedly re-booked by his clients for corporate functions, company barbeques and other events in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. His unique style coupled with his warm and entertaining personality will guarantee the occasion is a truly memorable one, and talked about for a long time afterwards.

Performed at tables, or mingling with your clients or guests, this is an intimate and powerful presentation of magic and is a great way to break the ice at any Corporate Function or Private Party, making people relax and interact without distracting from the main event.

Using ordinary objects, skill and subtlety, Carl leaves his audience laughing and mystified, but most importantly entertained!

This style of magic is very popular at Weddings, Anniversaries, Birthday Parties and Dinner Parties and is suitable for all age groups.


} Just to let you know the rest of the day went great, I finally got the last of our clients into a taxi at midnight! The highlight of the day was definitely The Great Hootini! I have heard many stories from the adults and children about how you mesmerised them with your magic! I was most impressed that you continuously entertained the children and the adults throughout the afternoon and that you went about it in such a non-intrusive, friendly and professional manor. In summary you provided a first class level of entertainment, and we would have no hesitation in recommending you or booking you for our next client event. Thanks again Melissa Littlejohn  PD & MS Energy Ltd Aberdeen

} Hi Carl, just wanted to thank you very much for the entertainment at our BBQ at Maryculter House. The evening went really well despite the hiccups at the start with regard to music and the weather. We were all intrigued by your tricks and, as I had envisaged, it brought plenty laughs and gasps of astonishments.  Most of all it got them away from work discussions and talking shop.
Thanks again, Regards,
Joyce Gilbert   Technip

} Hi Carl, Just to let you know we thought the evening went very well indeed, everyone said how much they enjoyed your magic. I’d be delighted if we can do something similar again soon. I’m organising other similar events and will keep you in the loop. All very much appreciated, speak soon Thanks again, Tim Ingram Managing Director Strategic Safety Consultants Ltd

} Carl, Thank you very much for Friday night. It went really well and we raised over £5700 which was much more than I had anticipated. I think I can safely say I will repeat the Ball next year, same weekend so you can pencil it in. Thank you very much again.
Kind regards,
Jenny Gow, Ballater Ball for Archie Foundation


Carl’s Stand-Up show is performed before a seated audience lasting anywhere from 20 to 40 minutes. Whether it’s a function in a hotel or pub, or a private party in your own home, this is an exciting show that incorporates magic, comedy and lots of audience participation, but without embarrassing anyone.

This cabaret style act will have your guests laughing hilariously then gasping in amazement. Carl can even make that ’special guest’ the Star of the Show?

Ideal for all Corporate and Private Parties or as a special after-dinner ‘surprise’, this is the perfect way to make your evening an unforgettable and more enjoyable one.

} Hi Carl, On behalf of the Kintore Ladies Golf Club, I would like to thank you very much for giving us a superb show last Thursday at our pre- season Social Evening. To keep a room full of women so mesmerized and entertained as you did was pure Magic!!! Your act was excellent and you pitched it just right with the comedy and the audience participation, turning what is normally a good night into an excellent one! Hilarious and very entertaining. We would definitely welcome you back! Thanks again. Elaine Sutherland

} Hi Carl just want to say thanks for your help on Saturday night, I really enjoyed your show as did countless others judging by the applause and laughter, let’s hope we can book you again for future events. Best regards Kevin Wood   European Sector Procurement.

} Carl, just a quick message to thank you so much for the great show on Saturday at Fasque. I hope the audience were not too overenthusiastic! Some of them were certainly pretty full of spirits by the time you had arrived. Thanks again – everyone really enjoyed it and it was a great finish to the meal. Elaine Curtis     Birthday Party Fasque House