Phil Jay close up magician has been a full-time professional entertainer with close up magic for corporate events since 1989. He does not show tricks. He performs original close-up magic in his own unique style. It is this that has brought him unparalleled success. A variety of top performers from around the world have performed alongside him. Corporate and private clients have booked this talented magician to work internationally alongside performers such as Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, Sir Elton John, Enrique Iglesias and Status Quo.
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This is an international award winner who works extensively throughout the UK. Private and corporate clients have flown him to Australia, America, Cuba, Dubai, Monte Carlo, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and Holland. Phil has performed his magic at corporate events for various members of the British Royal Family. The Sultan of Brunei and numerous dignitaries and heads of state from around the world are his clients.
Celebrities include Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Tom Jones, Sir Elton John, Sir Terry Wogan, Ant and Dec, Robbie Williams. Jamie Theakston, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Andy Garcia. Also, Marilyn Manson, Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter. He performs this unique magic at functions, trade shows, weddings and gala dinners.
Select Clients include HM The Queen, 3Com, 3M, Admiral Insurance, Astrium, Baker Tilley, Boss, British Telecom, British Airways, Computer Associates. Credit Trade, CBI, Deutsche Bank, Dell, Estee Lauder, Eversheds, F1 Group, Friends Provident, HSBC, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Jaguar. Jumeirah Beach Hotel – leading hotels of the world. Luxaflex, Marks and Spencer, Mercedes Benz, Novartis, Porsche Cars, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Prudential, Siemens, Sony, Stapleford Park. The Orient Express. Ventiv Health, Vodafone, Zurich.
“Phil, the Queen enjoyed herself immensely, which was proved by her not leaving until after midnight. Your enormous talent contributed immensely to the success of the evening.” Lady Elizabeth Anson.
Quotes from Clients and Organisations
“We have all seen magicians in the past. However, without exception, every single person has commented on the skill of Mr Jay and how he performs his tricks or rather illusions in such an entertaining manner. Phil is in a different class, above all others, truly breathtaking. The resulting comments from those attending mainly focused on phrases such as “I still can’t believe my own eyes” to “how on earth did he do that right in front of me. So as you can see all were truly impressed. The comments can only come from these people due to the professionalism that Phil Jay showed in terms of the work he did on the evening. I have no hesitation what so ever in recommending Phil.” Dianne J Howarth IBM software, channels marketing operations manager.
“Today I have been bombarded with congratulatory letters and notes. They all mention you and how impressed and entertained everyone was with your act. Thank you once again for the superb performance, which can only be described as ‘fantastic’. You really made the difference between a pleasant evening and a night to remember.” Anne Stevens Finance Group Resource Manager IBM.
“The magic was fantastic – no-one could believe what was happening on the night, and no-one could stop talking about it for days afterwards!” Ruth Kirkman, Marketing & Communications Manager BT.
“In close up magic Phil Jay heads the list of the top dozen in the UK. He is not only highly skilful, but is the epitome of a top-class performer and an example to any aspiring magician.” The Stage Magazine.
“On the way out of the theatre after your show’s the comments were all extremely positive and full of praise for both your showmanship and your presentation. You exuded so much energy and fun into your work that I was extremely proud to have you working in The Magic Castle. I will be more than happy to see you back amongst your many fans soon again.” Billy Mc Comb Vice President The Academy of Magical Arts, Hollywood California USA.
Phil Jay close up magician for corporate events, author, lecturer and magical advisor: His ideas have been performed on TV by various UK magicians and also by David Blaine, the New York street magician. The first Royal performance was in November 2002 for HM The Queen and Prince Philip. This was at the only private party held for the Royal Family and their closest friends to commemorate the Golden Jubilee. Since that day Phil has been a firm favourite with the Royal household. He has now been booked to perform for HM The Queen and other members of The Royal Family eighteen times. His latest Royal performance was in June 2016.
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