I met Sylar at a Tring Buzz (now Buzz Hub Co) networking event a while back where he amazed me with his magic! I still have the 20 pence piece, it's in my office... As you'll see, he is a man of magical mystery and very few words, but you can find out more about him via his YouTube channel where he is posting a film each day of lockdown.
Sylar Magic - Sylar, Alien Wizard
Tell us a little bit about your business.
I provide entertainment for a variety of events ( not kids shows, they scare me ). Weddings, private events and corporate shows are my ideal events. I also help trade show stands get noticed using visual and engaging magic.
What inspired you to set up your business?
David Blaine’s book describes the approach to magic and I learned that if I want to be a magician, I have to think of it as a business.
What gave you the final nudge/ push to go for it?
I think it was necessity more than anything. I was a waiter and had no time for magic. I wanted more time for magic and the only way was to go full time.
What has been your biggest challenge to date?
Raising my prices.
Describe your greatest success/ the thing you are most proud of.
Performing for 1000 people in a theatre show.
What motivates you to keep forging ahead with your business?
I want as many people as possible to experience magic. I think it’s very unique and everyone should experience a magic moment at least once in their life.
Thank you so much to Sylar. We always feel inspired hearing about the journeys of others.
If you would like to find out more about SylarMagic you can visit:
Facebook - @sylarmagician
Instagram - @sylarmagic
Twitter - @sylarmagic