We were introduced to the Magic Mod down at a gig in Carnaby Street.. Knocked off our feet at his wizardry and seeing him go from strength to strength, we got in touch and asked if he was up for a chat..
G-C - What got you interested in being a magician
MM - When I was 6 years old I got a Paul Daniels magic set and from then on I was hooked. I also thought it would be a cool career.
How long does it take to master
Since I was 6 years old, I'm now 24 and I'm still learning now!
Where was your first gig
The Half Moon in Crawley, there was only about 12 people there...but it was a start!
You done a trick for us down in Carnaby Street where a card slid along the floor by itself, still trying to suss how you done it?
I didn't go to Hogwarts for nothing! ;)
What is your favourite trick and what gets the best reaction
My best trick is probably turning up on time! That goes down a storm when it happens. But magic wise, it would be making a whole deck of cards disappear from a spectators hands leaving just a block of ice.
How difficult is it to come-up with something new
It is about as easy as winning the Lottery! But when you do come up with a new trick it is a great feeling and worth the wait.
Who’s idea was it with the name The Magic Mod
My sister and her husband, when I was at a party there (showing off with a deck of cards) some bright spark thought it would be a good idea for me to do magic for a living. I must thank them as it has been one of the best decisions of my life as I have made friends with many of heroes!
If you could perform a trick to anyone, who would that be
John Lennon (passed) - I've said this all the time, I would have loved to have performed to him. He has been a massive influence on me since I was a kid.
Liam Gallagher (present) - What's there to be said the blokes cool as fuck.
Who are your influences
John Lennon (style), Liam Gallagher (coolness), David Blaine (magic).
What got you in to the scene
I was brought up into it and then everything else just fell into place
The Jam because they are magicians in their own right.
Top ten tracks you are currently listening to
1. Rearrange - Miles Kane
2. Burning Sky - The Jam
3. This old heart of mine - The Isley Brothers
4. For you love - The Yardbirds
5. Fuck Forever - The Baby Shambles
6. Dreaming of you - The Coral
7. Tracks of my Tears - Smokey Robinson
8. Stone Love - The Supremes
9. London Calling - The Clash
10. Live Forever - Oasis
What epitomizes the word mod for you
Stylish, good music, sharp dress sense, and look cool from any angle - and have an eye for a rocker ;).
Favourite item of clothing
There are too many items to choose from - it would be like trying to choose my favourite child (if I had one), it's impossible.
March of The Mods, Reading, 15th March (see you there) what else do you have lined-up for 2015
Many corporate events have been confirmed, which is great. I will be doing more filming around London for Youtube videos and to promote myself. Who knows what this year has in store for me.
Cheers for the interview….
Keep the Faith