Russ is one of our busiest close up magicians performing at many corporate events, weddings and parties.
A full-time professional performing close-up, cabaret and children's magic, his quick smile and easy attitude make him an attractive prospect and well-loved by his audiences. He says, "I love to laugh but more importantly, I love to make people laugh".
He is a member of the British Magical Society, The International Brotherhood of Magicians and The Wolverhampton Circle of Magicians.
Russ can also be found in a coat of many colours entertaining children with his partner, Dave the Wonder Dog! "The kids love Dave!" says Russ, "Dave is often asked for by name when parents book their parties".
Russ's commercial background in business and sales gives him an edge when asked to magically present a product on behalf of corporate clients who have included Disney, UCI, The Time-Warner Group, O2, MacDonalds Restaurants, Hilton Hotels Group, De Vere Group, Bloomberg, Price Cooper Waterhouse, Asda, HSBC and Macmillan Cancer Relief.
A Little note to say a BIG THANK YOU for Saturday night. Everyone you booked for us was just superb.
Literally the whole room swarmed onto the dance floor when the music started at 10pm. The floor remained packed until 2 a.m. - which is a testament to the quality of the band (Fully Funktional) and the DJ (Roger Tomkins)
The digital Paparazzi and the magicians (Russ Stokes and Chris Peskett) also went down a treat.
Thanks for all your efforts
From Midlands Circuit Barristers Ball July 2005 - I.C.C. Birmingham
Dear all at Classique
Further to our recent HSBC Premier Event evening of Thursday 8th July, I would like to say thank you to the magician, Russ Stokes for the entertainment he provided.
Not only did he entertain our clients with his close-up magic tricks, but he created a unique impression to both Bank managers and customers, which will lead to further bookings in the future when planning other events. We have already passed on your business card to customers at the event and to another HSBC branch who may organise an event such as ours.
Thank you once again for the contribution made to our evening.
Premier Banking Manager
8th July 2004
A huge thank you to you for organising everyone and special thanks to the Inspiration Gospel Choir, Rhona Clarke, The Con Spirito String Quartet, Russ Stokes and Geoff Tristram. They all contributed to make our day magnificent! They were all wonderful! We're still trying to fathom out some of the tricks Russ did and Geoff had queues of people waiting to be immortalised!!
All the very best to you all.
Sherry and Michael Taylor-Wright
Although we don't know how you did it, you performed seemingly impossible but hilarious magic. We simply had a brilliant night and people are still laughing about some of the things you did.
M. McAlear, SMBC
Everyone, without exception, enjoyed your very funny and extremely clever performance. I have put your business details in my database and will be booking you again for next year's event.
A. Holmes - Bath