Darren Kidby has been entertaining audiences over the past 20 years from private parties to military balls, banquets & weddings! His intimate style & sense of humour have made him one of the most entertaining & experienced close-up magicians in the UK
Darren Kidby's Biography
Magic may look impressive on television but for a live audience, whether large or small, nothing can compare to the atmosphere of seeing magic performed just a few inches from their eyes with his standard 2 hour set baffling even the greatest sceptics!
As audiences become more and more sophisticated there is an increasing call for something different, something you don't see every time you watch a magician. Darren offers close-up magic with a difference that has entertained and tantalised audiences from the streets of London to the bright lights of Las Vegas.
Darren is also an ideal compliment to a themed Casino Night -
"A fool and his money are easily parted, so the saying goes, and if the job is done right the fool doesn't even realise it's happened until the wily con artist has moved on to his next victim or next town."
As 'The Boston Gambler', Darren will demonstrate (in a very entertaining way) how easy it is to be parted with your hard-earned cash! Using some old con-games and betchya's you have seen before and some you haven't - he may even teach you one or two.
Journalists are not the most easily impressed people but one who has seen Darren perform said "One of the most amazing sessions of close-up magic I have ever seen".
What People Have Said
Darren recently received the vote of confidence from Alive Network staff after performing at the wedding party of one of Alive's Event Co-ordinators. He made it a night to remember with his great sense of humour and ice-breaking talent and guests were amazed at his close-up magic skills. A big thanks from the Alive Network team.
Alive Network reference
Darren attended a client hospitality evening we held. He was thoroughly entertaining, delighting the crowd with his vast array of magic . I wouldn't hesitate to book Darren for any future events.
Bridget Spencer - Bird & Bird
I have to say you did Tim and Kate proud, with your amazing show,and all of there wedding guests ,on Sunday last ,at Walton Hall, I've been in the entertainment business now for over 30 years! the best close-up table magic I have ever seen, well done, I will be in touch very soon.
Brian Ridge. - ex Theatrical Agent, Warwickshire.
Thank you very much for your outstanding performance at the Skechers
promotion in Borehamwood this weekend. You have people amazed and
enthralled. It was a tough crowd/situation to work, but you did extremely well. You are a true performer.
Thank you and I look forward to working with you again.
Brett Worth - VMC Skechers UK & Ireland
Thankyou so much Darren for making our daughters 21st party so magical, everybody was enthralled by your amazing show, you made the night and we would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone who wants to ensure their party is one to remember, Thanks again your a star.
Julie and Jason Twiddy
Darren we would like to say a huge thank you for keeping us all so entertained at our party on saturday night ,you certainly lit up the faces of the guests ! wow !amazing ! fantastic! just a few of the comments to be heard .This is the second time we have used you roll on. no 3rd !!!
Andrea and Chris Mason.
I had the pleasure of seeing your superb act in Las Vegas and have been spreading the gospel according to 'The Boston Gambler' since, from Sydney Australia to London England.
Hope to see you at a local oxygen bar soon.
Ian Riches - M.V.C.
I just wanted to say your show in Las Vegas at "The Paris Hotel", was spectacular!I have not seen "real magic" performed like that for a very long time, if ever.It was highly entertaining and I was delighted to find out that you are based in Britain.I hope you don't mind but I have added you to my list of entertainment acts for future corporate events at virgin.Keep up the excellent work... and how does that spot trick work?
Good Luck and best wishes
Joe McNicholas, - Head of Music,Virgin Megastores U.K.
We`ve had the luck to see your magic a couple of times and we always enjoyed it very much. We hope to see you soon in Looe or Germany!!!
I saw your show in Las Vegas this January and you really peaked my interest with your close up talent and Magic.
Looking foward to seeing you again.
Gil Martinez - Riviera Resort Vegas.
Previous Clients Include:
THE GOLF HOTEL (Weddings)
HERITAGE VILLAGE (DUBAI)
PARIS RESORT VEGAS
BENTLEY HOTEL (Weddings)
RIVIERA RESORT VEGAS
JACKSON & SHIPLEY
NORMANDY HALL HOTEL
POST HOUSE FORTE
PETWOOD HOTEL (Weddings)
THE MAGIC CIRCLE
HASLER MILITARY HOSPITAL
ROYAL MARINES LIMPSTONE
EAST MIDLANDS CONFERENCE CENTRE
EAST OF ENGLAND SHOW