"Magic" Matt Windsor is a full-time professional close-up magician and pickpocket.
Matt will entertain your guests with amazing sleight of hand magic, surprise them with his unique pickpocketing skills (Matt can even steal someone's tie and put it on himself without them knowing!), and - he is guaranteed to get everyone laughing as he does it.
From an intimate private function to a corporate audience of hundreds, you can be certain that the entertainment of your guests is in good hands.
Close-Up & Table Magician
Matt has entertained at well over 2000 functions with his highly skilled sleight of hand techniques and extensive variety of his own magical effects.
From large corporate events to exclusive private parties he has performed as a close up magician and table magician throughout the UK and overseas, and since 2000 as the resident magician at Manchester United. Matt brings a mix of magic and laughter that will help to make your event one to remember...
Typically at company dinners Matt entertains as a close-up and table magician, performing during the reception drinks to break the ice and enliven the atmosphere, gathering guests in groups to enjoy the entertainment. Once the guests are seated Matt will perform close-up table magic, introducing himself to each table in turn, bringing laughter and a touch of magic to your event.
Matt has also performed close up magic on TV, for conferences and awards ceremonies, etc... and one company has even booked Matt for both of their annual events for more than 10 years!.
So you think your watch, wallet, phone, keys, glasses, belt and your tie are safe...think again.
Matt's pickpocketing skills are unique: he has possibly the fastest watch-steal on the planet, and can even take someone's tie off and put it on himself without them knowing.
Matt will surprise your guests with his deft pickpocketing techniques, and he's guaranteed to get your guests laughing as he does it.
In fact Matt often uses the moment people laugh to remove items from them. He also uses his skills as a close up magician to distract people's attention from their belongings, but can also pickpocket whilst disguised as a security guard, as a character, as a waiter or even the MC.
Many of Matt's pickpocketing methods are unique. He has possibly the fastest watch-steal on the planet, and can even steal someone's tie and put it on himself without them knowing!
As a pickpocket one of the most important things to understand is how to include and entertain the "helper" a much as the audience as he/she is pickpocketed, so that they are never a victim. With over 10 years experience picking pockets the unsuspecting guest will often laugh even longer and harder than their friends....
After Dinner Comedy Magic
Magic Matt performs an after dinner comedymagic show with a difference: combining a variety of stunning visual effects,comedy, audience participation, pickpocketing and mind-reading, Matt will ensure that your guests are kept entertained.
Entertaining as a Character
Matt is an unusually multi-skilled entertainer. With over 10 years as a full-time professional, Matt has performed in different roles at all sorts of events, adapting his performance to suit themes, audiences, venues and his client's requirements - Matt has even abseiled in to a room lit by a spotlights.
If you are after an event with a difference, an amazing evening, full of surprises, and that your guests will talk about for a long time to come...
007 & James Bond Themed Events
Pickpocketing Secret Service Agents, Blofeld (lookalike Andy Lochran) & Gadget Magic.
1. Meet & Greet: Two Secret Service Agents greet guests as fellow agents as they arrive. In fact their pockets are picked or loaded with surprising items of espionage - which are confiscated.
2. During Dinner: Magic Matt performs gadget-based magical effects and Andy entertains with his evil sense of humour.
Card Sharp Cowboy & Bunco Booth
Performing as a strolling entertainer, at a table, or at his bunco booth, the "Cowboy Card Sharp" will fleece your guests. From poker, to chase the lady and the three shell game, classics of Oxford Street swindlers, watch out for sleight of hand, misdirection and downright deception. Known in card cheating jargon as a 'mechanic', don't play cards with this man!"
For medieaval events, to suit a theme or a venue, Matt and Barrington entertain your guests during dinner around the tables and after dinner with a show fit for a King!
Matt has appeared on TV in the UK and abroad, performed for Royalty, celebrities, premiership footballers and top businessmen, been flown to events in Monte Carlo, Dubai, Qatar, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Berlin, Jersey, Le Touquet etc., entertained aboard cruise ships and at the famous Magic Circle, and he has promoted companies and their products at Trade Shows throughout Europe and the UK.
Matt has also been the resident magician at Manchester United since 2000.
An unusual career choice for a graduate in Law with an MBA..
Incidentally, Matt has the rare accolade of probably being the only person to have ever pickpocketed a member of The Royal Family, and kept his head... for now.
"I've seen lots of magicians and you are the best I have seen, because of the rapport you have with the people" Faye Dawson, Pfizer
"The feedback from my colleagues has been that Matt the Magician was astounding" Debbie Young, Group Finance, British Telecom
"My tip for the top, the next big thing, is none
other than Magic Matt!" Sky One TV National Talent Quest "Next!" Mark Radcliffe (Host & Radio 1 DJ)
"We were uncertain about having a Magician, but your close-up skills definitely confirmed that we made the right decision...Your whole act was very entertaining and enjoyable."
Roger Cooper, Operations Control Manager, British Airways
"This is to say a BIG THANK YOU. I have received nothing but praise... especially for Matt the Magician. He proved to be the best surprise for us, he was so good."
Kirsty Steadman, Marketing Co-ordinator, Virgin Atlantic Airways
Barry McGuigan, MBE (World Featherweight Champion & BBC Sports Personality of the Year 1985)
"Is this mine?"
HRH Prince Edward
(followed by a lot of laughter from Edward and the guests at his table at The Duke of Edinburgh's Awards fund raising dinner).
"Many thanks for your contribution Matt. The evening is still being talked about and the phrase 'watch dog' means something else these days. If you ever need a referee for your contribution to a Company dinner, please feel free to quote my contact details"
Simon Reed, Business Unit Director, Anite Work Management
"We could not have been more pleased to have you at the conference in Berlin and with your performance on the Monday evening. It was clearly one of the highlights of the conference."
EdCarhart, CEO, Fujifilm Sericol International
"I just wanted to say a huge thank you for today, you were quite literally 'magic'. I haven't laughed so much for a long time you were absolutely brilliant. The feedback from our guests was fantastic, it's a shame you couldn't stay to hear everyone... mention you in their closing speeches. Thank you once again and we will definitely be seeing you again next year, ideally you should be at all our events you really broke the ice for everyone"
Gillian Stevens, Lancashire Chamber of Commerce
"Hi Matt, I just wanted to thank you most sincerely for making the evening of the Crookes Conference a roaring success. I had the Marketing Director come back stage in the morning and pump my hand, thanking me profusely for the best night's entertainment they had ever had... Eagerly awaiting the next opportunity to work together... Attached is a doc with the feedback for the evening... the mean score of 4.2 out of 5 is the highest for any of the sessions over the two days so well done and many, many thanks. If you decide to use any of the feedback if you could attribute it to "Unique Solutions" working with "Crookes Healthcare Ltd."
Alun @ OLS Unique Solutions Ltd
The feedback we have had about you and your show is proof of your professionalism.... Your combination between showing magic tricks in an amazing way and presenting yourself as a comedian with a great understanding and sensitivity for our training situations was exactly what was needed."
Anke Zahnleiter, Training & Development, Manager, Zeneca Business Leadership Programme(Following 7 after-dinner performances) ... Reviewing a video of Proctor & Gamble delegates watching Matt's show, they spent a full five minutes of a twenty minute show laughing.