Matt Colman’s magic news!

Concorde BGW Group Doncaster Staff Christmas Party Magician


Hi Matt

Just a quick email to say thank you for yesterday.  The whole team really enjoyed your performance and all commented on how great you were, it was a really fabulous addition to the afternoon.  We wouldn’t hesitate to use you again or recommend you so a big thanks for coming along.


Christmas party season magic has been fantastic so far, and I’ve still got another week of travelling up and down the country entertaining staff, clients and directors. One of my favourite performances this December was at The Old Weighing Room (really great venue for parties!) at Doncaster Racecourse. Great group of people with a brilliant atmosphere for the day – the magic went down a storm. It’s always nice to get feedback from events and you can see Zoe’s feedback above.

This December I’ve been performing my close up and table magic for Christmas parties in London, Bolton, Liverpool, St Helens, Manchester, Doncaster, Sheffield, Nottingham, Birmingham, Leeds, Warrington, Bury, and Bristol. Next week I’m in some of the same places as well as Chester, The Wirral and Crewe.

Lots of my key dates got booked up in Aug-Oct so please book in ASAP for 2018 as soon as you have a date set to avoid disappointment.

Have a fantastic Christmas and New Year.

I’ll be finishing my shows on the 23rd of December and I’m looking forward to a Baileys and mince pie!


Over the years i’ve done quite a few close-up magic / table magic and mind reading performances for Liverpool University, last night I did the annual summer ball for the Liverpool Veterinary University Society (LUVS). It’s always a pleasure, the guests and students are both appreciative and and great fun to work with. Yesterday was the hottest day of the year, and the reception was held in the gardens of Chester’s Queen Hotel, it was the first outside reception i’ve done this year, and with the weather warming up hopefully the first of many. Once again thank you for inviting me to another great event, and look forward to doing more events with Liverpool University in the future.

Many people ask me why I don’t go on Britain’s got talent – truth is as I’m sure you are aware, the tv show (much like every
reality show) is edited in such away they can make you look like a nationwide joke. Some great acts have suffered from producers / editors Frankenstein representations of performances. Combine that with slick editing and mismatching audience and judges comments and reactions and you can potentially damage your reputation and career. Some people have done well from Britain’s got talent, it is a huge gamble, and one that I am not willing to take. On the other hand – some people are genuinely rubbish. Take Robert from the BBC’s ‘Believe it or Not’ for example – don’t worry – we aren’t all as bad as him.

If you can handle it – there is more.

Not made an entry in a little while – just finished 5 weeks performing in Spain – had a great time performing for holiday makers, currently writing a brand new show for 2011…watch this space!

the fox and goose southportMatt Colman Magician Live at the Herald Pub Southport

On the 26th of April, it will be a great big birthday bonanza at the Herald pub in Southport! It’s Dan’s birthday bash and I’ll be there from 5 pm onwards performing my close up magic and table magic, its free entry and its guaranteed to be a fantastic night of great magic, top music, and brilliant atmosphere.

If you ever though Sunday nights were a little too relaxing for your taste – come down to the Herald pub on the 26th for a magical early evening!

The above photo was taken by Southport’s Master of the Action shots, Mr. Nick Hill from digitalreflex- if you are looking for a photographer in Southport – Nick is a great guy to deal with and highly recommended. I popped in the Herald the other night for a casual magic performance – I think it went down a treat!

March is a brilliant month – although I maybe a little biased as I do have my birthday in March! Lots of new things are happening this month, I’ve already started compiling effects for my second magic book which will be released later on in the year, I’m working on a DVD for magicians and have started writing new stand-up comedy material for the comedy clubs.

This week I’m off to Bristol, to visit my old haunts. It’s hard to believe its been three years this year that I helped to create Illusions Magic Bar in Clifton. I met so many great people, and fantastic magicians that I like to try and visit at least once a year for a catch up.

When magicians get together and start playing around with card tricks and coin tricks it is known as a “Session” strangely enough. I’m looking forward to “sessioning” in Bristol, Also my best friend who is living in Bristol at the moment has bought me tickets to watch Derren Brown for my birthday, I’ve never had the pleasure of watching Derren Brown live as i’ve always been out of the country performing or too busy to go catch him on his tour – I’m looking forward to seeing his latest instalment.

All the Christmas parties are out of the way, and now the new year can now get started properly for myself.

From February to April is when I start working on brand new things for 2010, I’ve got some new mind reading routines that are being road tested as we speak, and plenty of new close up magic that i’ve been working on.  As I get many repeat bookings each year, I like to expand the repertoire so that my regular clients never see the same show twice. Many magicians will do the same tried and tested things year in and year out, which is great – however as a booker you might think of hiring somebody else next time you require a close up magic or table magician – as you feel you’ve already seen what they do. I take pride in extensively pushing the boundaries of what I do so that every year the material is even stronger than the year before. Some things get retired or re-worked, others stay where they are, and the new items that get put in truly get better each year!

I’ve got lots of side projects and concepts that are being developed this year – I look forward to revealing more details of each throughout on coming months…

Wow! what a busy December and January! December is always a magical month with it being Christmas, and it’s always the busiest time of year for magicians and other entertainers with the various corporate Christmas parties for staff and clients, and of course all the private Christmas parties. If I did the miles I did on the road via plane, I think I would of racked up enough air-miles to become a V.I.P Customer, and would of got one of those platinum cards I saw in the excellent film “Up in the Air”!

In January there is also quite a few “late Christmas parties” Which are always fun – although it still seems strange to go to an Xmas party in January!

Like most years I had many last minute Christmas party enquires, and unfortunately for many I was already booked up.  Like I mentioned before, as the festive period is so busy – to guarantee a good magician for your event you ideally need to book at least two months in advance. I’ve already got quite a few dates booked in for Christmas 2010 that where booked in 2009! Ideally once you have a venue booked and a rough idea of the approximate number of guests then it is best to look around for entertainment – Close up magicians and table magicians are such a popular choice for Xmas that you really don’t want to find all the good magicians are booked up, and you are left with the rabble!

This Christmas many companies and private bookers booked my Close Up Magic/ Table magic in conjunction with my Mind Reading Show. The Mind-Reading show is always a fantastic way to round off the evening after the meal, with myself performing table magic before and around the meal. I also offer fantastic rates on booking the two options together.

I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and New Year – and if you saw one of my live performances I hope you thoroughly enjoyed yourself!


The site and blog have all been re-designed, I think its all looking better than ever!

I’ve just finished another season in Spain working with the great guys and girls at the House Of Illusion in Salou. This year in Spain it has been the hottest one in over ten years! It was scorching almost everyday. There was some top talent at the House Of Illusion this year including my friend, the wonderful Matthew Wright, his brilliant comedy magic act with his puppet Eugene is always a treat for the crowds. The audiences this year at the House Of Illusion have been incredible to perform to, and I’ve had some fantastic feedback. One of the highlights of this season was when myself and the owner of the House Of Illusion, my good friend Rodney James Piper traveled up to Reus (A lovely traditional Spanish town near Barcelona) to see one of our idols of magic perform his one man show. His name is René Lavand, hailing from Argentina – you may not be familiar with his name, but if I said the one armed magician, and mentioned his “catchphrase” which has been made famous through his many performances on TV Magic Shows –  “Red, Black, Red, Black, Red, Black – IT CAN’T BE DONE ANY SLOWER”  you may know who I am talking about! Rene does some of the most technical card magic – made even only infinitely more impossible by the fact he only has one hand to do it with. Even though the show was spoken entirely in Spanish (and I only speak a little) it was an absolute pleasure to watch, and he truly deserved the standing ovation at the end.

René Lavand is considered a legend in the magic world,  but also by people from his home country and the people of Spain. After the show he came out to many fans like a rock star, people of all ages wanted his autograph and a picture with him. Rodney, myself and fellow magician Friends of ours from Reus went out with René for a nice traditional Spanish meal. It was truly an honor. You can see a picture of the House Of Illusion team with René Lavand on my media page.

Unfortunately I won’t be returning back to Spain next year, as I have so many projects lined up for 2010 in England. If you are visiting the House Of Illusion in 2010, the show keeps getting better and better every year so you will not be disappointed. I’ll keep you posted! Its going to be an exciting year.

Here is a video of Mr Lavand performing his great card magic from the World Magic Awards: