Bookings and enquiries:
Email: info@magiciandanielbaker.com
Tel: 07816 759789

"Definitely one of the UK's finest magicians!"
The Mayor of Southampton

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FAQs

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions, if the answer you are looking for is not there, then do not hesitate to get in touch with me!

Either call me on 07816 759789 or email on info@magiciandanielbaker.com

How much do you charge? I can’t find a price on your website.

How much do you charge? I can’t find a price on your website.
Unfortunately there is no way I could list a single price as each booking will be priced differently and will be influenced by many factors such as;

The time of event – if it’s an afternoon event, it will be cheaper than in the evening;

Which day – Friday, Saturday & Sunday will be more expensive, as it is considered a peak time;

Which month – June, July, August, September and December are peak season and will be generally be more expensive;

Location of event – see the my travel section below;

How long you will want me to perform for – I usually perform for 2 hours, as that is normally enough, there will be a small additional fee if you want longer;

Do you have any requests? – I.e. costumes, large amounts of Pyrotechnics. ‘Giveaway’ tricks for kids.

If you send me an email, fill out my customer enquiry form or give me a call on 07816759789, we can discuss your needs and I can individually tailor your quote.

Where are you based and how far do you travel?

As a Professional Magician, travel is one of the necessary evils of the job, so although I am based in Southampton, there is not enough work in the one area. Because of that I travel all over the UK following the work as it were, I normally average about 500 miles a week, Luckily I am a big music fan, and enjoy spending time with music collection on the road. (Whatever did we do without the IPod?)

One of the bonuses of all the travel is that I get to catch up with a lot of friends and family, I have friends and family all over the UK, so there is normally a warm bed/sofa nearby if I need to relax and have a catch up drink with an old friend!

If you want me in Ulaanbaatar, Lima or Accrington, it’s not a problem; I always enjoy going to new places and meeting new people.

How many of my guests will you be able to deal with?

Generally speaking one magician can entertain guests, in about 2 hours or so, during a 3 course meal, but doing a few more is not impossible.

Also it is not unheard of for me to perform at a small gathering or a dinner party for 8 guests. Large or small functions are easily catered for.

I have also performed at very large events, (Southampton Boat Show & Canary Wharf Shopping Centre) performing with other very talented magicians, if required I am more than happy to recommend enough Magicians to cater for several hundred guests.

Do you perform at children’s parties?

The Simple answer is no, I have nothing against children; I have two of my own!

However I have spent over 10 years perfecting close up magic, utilising sleight of hand, and humour which is directed towards at the 18+ age range. It isn’t that children do not understand what I am doing; my magic works brilliantly for example at a wedding breakfast with say two children at a table, as the adults seem to enjoy watching the children’s reactions.

The main reason is that if you were to sit 20 or so children in front of me, the type of sophisticated close up magic, wouldn’t hold their attention long enough. If you are after a recommendation please ask as I know many talented children’s magicians.

What If I have Children attending?

As I mentioned above, it isn’t a problem, and I do enjoy entertaining very young children with a few tricks that they will understand, or thoroughly confusing the know it all’s of the bunch, the teenager!

I always carry a selection of tricks, and I am even able to show them a very basic magic trick! Nothing to complex, I have enough competition!

How far in advance do we have to book you?

Like the pricing it is a difficult one to answer, I think taking a booking more than two years in advance would be pure folly, summer and Christmas can be very busy times for a magician, but also cancellations happen, and I have had phone calls in the morning for that night and been able to do them.

The best option is to get in touch with me and have a chat, but if you think that your event will be at a peak time, then try and book early to avoid disappointment.

Can we meet you beforehand?

Absolutely, as I mentioned earlier I have friends and family all over the UK, and travel a lot, so I will normally be passing not too far from you within a few weeks. I have absolutely no problem coming to your house/place of work and meeting you, to have a chat about what I can do for you.

And of course showing you a little bit of magic, so you can see what I do, there is also a video that will let you know a little bit more about me.

I have a deaf/hard of hearing guest; will what you do be suitable?

Most defiantly, with what I do being very visual, it works well with the hard of hearing/deaf, and foreign guests.

With a little bit of acting/miming on my behalf, hand gestures etc, it is very easy to communicate to anybody, most people have seen some form of magic before and understand the basic concept of it.

I have had a lot of practise at this, especially when the DJ is playing the music very loud, and the person next to can’t hear what I am saying.

What about references?

I have performed for a great deal of people over the years, and I am sure that any of them would be willing to give me a good report! If you look around the website then you will wind a few quotes from previous clients who have been more than happy with my work.

Will you work abroad?

I have been all over the globe with work in the last 15 years, covering a lot of ground between the USA and Singapore, I haven’t got as far as New Zealand yet, or Hawaii. I thoroughly enjoyed everywhere I have been, and would jump at the chance to back my bags and head off again. (As I said, I have 2 kids)

Are you insured?

I am a member of EQUITY, which covers me for up to 10 Million pounds worth of public liability insurance, details below.

Public Liability Insurance Policy:
First Act Insurance, Simpson House, 6 Cherry Orchard Road, Corydon, CR9 5BB
www.firstact.co.uk – mail@firstact.co.uk – tel: 020 8686 5050
Policy No: Equity No: M00

What if you are ill/cannot attend the event?

Well I haven’t missed a booking because of illness yet, I’m a bit like Gene Kelly (not the dancing) in singing in the rain, when he had a temperature of 102f, I think as an entertainer, well as they say the show must go on, but normally adrenalin takes over and you forget what ever ailment bothers you. If there is a major problem, I will be able to find another talented Magician, who will be happy to fill in.

Will you work abroad?

I have been all over the globe with work in the last 15 years, covering a lot of ground between the USA and Singapore, I haven’t got as far as New Zealand yet, or Hawaii. I thoroughly enjoyed everywhere I have been, and would jump at the chance to pack my bags and head off again. (As I said, I have 2 kids)

Can I book you?

Yes you can! All you have to do is either call, email or complete the booking form, and I will be in touch ASAP!

Please see the contact page for details of how to get hold of me!