Erik Backes
Trade Shows
Have you ever been at a trade show, with people hustling and bustling by without giving you so much as a glance? What you need is something to grab people’s attention, and draw them in. A close up magic act is a great way to do just that. If you employ a magician at your trade show booth, pretty soon you will have crowds gathered around like you wouldn’t believe. More and more people will flock to your booth just to see the show. During the show there will be constant reminders and facts about your product mentioned to the audience to really associate your product with the fun they’re having. If you’re looking for a way to make yourself the highlight of the trade show, magic is just what you need.

Restaurant Work
Would you like to provide your guest with a unique, memorable experience they can’t get anywhere else? Something that will keep them coming back again and again? Then tableside entertainment is perfect for you. The worst part of going to any restaurant is the wait. After the food has been ordered people often have to wait 15 minutes or more before the food arrives. The key to happy customers is to minimize that wait, or at least minimize the perception of the wait.
This is done by the art of distraction or, in my case, misdirection. I go from table to table performing 5-10 minutes of close-up magic for intimate groups, giving them an experience they will never forget. If you want a surefire way to keep your customers coming back for more, restaurant magic is the right fit for you.

Everybody dreams of having the perfect wedding. Hours are spent choosing the color scheme, the flowers, the cake, the dress, etc. This is all done to make sure your wedding is one you and your guests will never forget. However, have you ever been to a wedding where there is a lull between the events planned? For instance, when the bridal party is getting pictures taken? Or before dinner is served? Close up entertainment is a great way to make sure there is never a dull moment on your special day. I go from table to table delighting guests with my special blend of humor and sleight of hand, making sure everyone is having a great time throughout your entire event and really giving them something to talk about for years to come. The addition of close-up magic is just another way to make your special event truly memorable.

Parties/Corporate Events
The reason for hosting a party or corporate event is to give people a chance to cut loose and have fun. Can you think of a better way to have fun than with the addition of close-up magic? I approach intimate groups of people and spend 5-10 minutes with them talking, joking and showing them some truly incredible magic. My goal is to make sure they are having a great time by keeping them smiling and laughing the entire time. If you want to guarantee that your event is one your guests will never forget, close-up magic is just what you need to take it from great to incredible.

Close Up Show
I also offer a 30 or 45 minute close up show which is a great way to experience magic for a smaller group. The show is fun and interactive leaving no one feeling left out. Although the show is geared more toward an adult audience, kids are sure to love it too. If you are looking for a great way to entertain at a smaller function this is guaranteed to be a sure hit.