Close up Magic
An amazing act for your corporate dinner or intimate dining experience. Alan Watson has won many awards for his International standard close up table magic. How does he do it? And right beside your guests.
A truly great experience
Alan and his wife Michele are recipients of the prestigious DRAGON Award. It was presented at the Centennial Celebrations of the Society of American Magicians in New York on the 4th of July, 2002 by the previous recipients Paul and Debbie Daniels from England.
The DRAGON Award recognises a lifetime achievement by a team in Magic who excels in Drama, Romance, Artistry, Glamour, Originality, and Necromancy. Alan was awarded the Benny for Top Magician from the Variety Artists Club - for four consecutive years. At the Society of American Magicians Convention in Las Vegas, he was appointed International Deputy for New Zealand, by past President, Craig Dickson.
Alan's strolling magic is perfect for cocktail parties or receptions. He performs his magic in the hands of your guests, using cards, coins, jewellery and other magical props. This intimate style of performance allows the flow of the party to move uninterrupted and is an excellent ice breaker.
In October 2006 Alan Watson achieved an amazing double in one week with being presented with two of New Zealand’s most prestigious entertainment awards in the same week.
At the 28th New Zealand International Magician's Convention in Palmerston North, Alan was presented with “The Grand Master of Magic Award”, the supreme award for excellence for a New Zealand magician.
The Variety Artists Club of New Zealand presented Alan with the Golden Benny Award, New Zealand's highest award for any entertainer – “Life Time Achievement Award”. The Benny is named after Edgar Benyon, a leading New Zealand magician who toured the world in the first half of the twentieth century.
Alan was awarded a Queen Service Medal in the 2014 NYE honours for services to Magic
Ideal for: mix and mingle entertainment for pre ball, company function, private party, shop opening, strolling situation
Alan Watson was well received by our members. He arrived well ahead of his appointed time & started his routine before the allocated time.
We had him performing ‘roving’ tricks as the members were mingling before dinner, he then performed ‘table’ magic and entertained the guests as they were waiting their turn to be called to the buffet table. He worked the room well and his magic was spot on.
MBBC Social Committee
Thanks for the follow up – I personally didn’t get to see Alans magic as I was busy for that hour directing the secret santa, but from everyone I spoke to I have had nothing but positive feedback, and it was a great way to kick off the evening
Thanks Alan very much for me!
Cheers Michelle Garvin
Hi Robyn and Pete,
Everything when to plan and the entertainment hit the mark. A huge thanks to Gary, Brent and Alan for setting the mood and making the party such a success.
Hi Pete and Robyn,
Many thanks for your assistance in arranging the entertainment for our client's events in Auckland and Wellington last week.
At Auckland, Sasha and Alan were very professional, excellent performers and really well received by our guests. Alan even made one guest scream! :-)
At the Wellington event, Anton had similar positive feedback.
Thanks again - your service was great and we'll be sure to contact you when we are organising future events in NZ!
Liz Waters // Event Producer
Nectar Creative Communications
It was awesome.
Thanks so much!!!
He was super!!!
Thank you for following up on this! Alan Watson was great - he turned up early, made his way around the guests comfortably and kept everyone entertained – we were very impressed that he fit in so well with what we were looking for!
The acts provided for the Victoria Park Tunnel Walk-Through on Saturday 29 October were very entertaining, charming and overall crowd pleasers.
I was very impressed and I look forward to working with you again for future events.
See photos attached.
Many Thanks and Kind Regards,
Leilana Meredith | Event Facilitator
Auckland City Events Central Region | Arts, Culture & Events
Yes, Alan was very well received thank you. You could tell exactly where he was from the exclamations and applause from the various tables.
Thanks for helping out with the moment’s notice I gave you.
Just to let you know, Alan was great yesterday at our Café and Information Centre Opening event. He arrived on time and stayed to the very last minute, and he certainly worked every minute he was here, entertaining everybody at their tables. He was very friendly to deal with and very flexible.
Project Development Coordinator
Hobsonville Land Company
Hi there Kellie,
Just wanted to say a huge thanks from the team here at Vodafone - we had a great time being entertained by Alan and Mr Walnut at our quality launch!!
Alan was fantastic! Thanks so much for helping us out on this.
Good morning Pete,
The ball was a success on Sat night and this is due in no small part to the success of Alan Watson. He was a fantastic table magician and his skills and professionalism was enjoyed and marvelled at by all. It was great to have such fantastic entertainment during the evening and I hope Alan enjoyed himself as much as everyone enjoyed him. Please pass on the Ball committees gratitude to Alan and thank him for his wonderful entertainment.
Thank you also to you for all your assistance and direction in engaging Alan for the night and I hope we can book many more entertainers through you in the future
Patsy Gordon NZ Navy
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