• Scottish close-up magician Billy Reid
  • Member of the Magic Circle
  • Weddings, Events, Parties Glasgow Close-up Magician
  • See Magic, Feel Magic, Reid Magic

Welcome to the official website of professional Scottish close-up magician Billy Reid. A member of The Magic Circle, Billy offers spellbinding entertainment perfect for weddings, corporate events, private parties, tradeshows, product launches, receptions and charity events throughout Glasgow, Edinburgh and the rest of Scotland.

 

   
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ABOUT BILLY

Billy Reid is one of the UK's most devilishly brilliant
close-up magicians. An expert sleight of hand artist,
he's amazed and astounded audiences at countless shows
and events across the country with his modern wizardry.

Stood in a magic shop as an impressionable 10 year old boy, Billy was captivated by a simple magic trick. Today, his mission is simple: to bring his audiences the sense of wonder and intrigue he experienced that day… A 20-year journey from impressionable young lad to fully-fledged sleight of hand Jedi master has seen him schooled by dozens of master magicians, study hundreds of specialist texts, and spend thousands of hours in painstaking practice.

Now a member of the world famous Magic Circle his stunning brand of entertainment - delivered with charm, personality and a rapier sharp wit - makes any event a truly memorable one.

Ultimately, Billy offers an unforgettable magic experience - a spellbinding assault on your senses where cards appear and disappear; coins transpose to impossible locations, objects levitate and minds are read… You've never seen anything like it, and it's all for your entertainment and wonderment!

 

WHY
BOOK BILLY

Billy's membership of the Magic Circle testifies to his quality,
professionalism and prestige.

In the right hands magic is an art form
Every routine Billy performs has been
carefully considered and refined over
hundreds of performances.

You want the best magician for your event,
but also someone that understands people.
Billy has the personality and experience to
instantly build rapport and make your guests
feel completely relaxed as they're entertained.

Over 20 years of study, practice and experience
make Billy a truly peerless entertainer.

His dazzling repertoire features unique
sleights and effects that he alone has mastered
- experience an original fusion of sleight of
hand magic and psychological illusion!

People are always coming back for more -
the majority of Billy's bookings are repeat
business or referrals from satisfied clients.

He's starred at numerous prestigious venues
and been asked to strut his sparkling stuff by
everyone from Manchester United to Coca Cola.

He can customise routines and effects to
help you promote your brand or convey
a particular message.

He reached the final of the Magic Circle's
“Close-up Magician of the Year” competition
in 2013 and 2014…

…and he performs with his sleeves
rolled up.

SEE MAGIC

“What is magic? Everyone will have their own interpretation of what magic is, but for me personally it's not a trick or an illusion
- it's an unforgettable experience.”

BILLY REID

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EVENTS

Enhance your next event or occasion by booking Billy today…

CORPORATE EVENTS & DINNERS
WITH A DISTINCTIVE TOUCH

Give your guests the red carpet treatment - have Billy welcome them and break the ice with some stunning quick-fire close-up magic. Billy can help you set the tone for a truly memorable evening. And between courses he'll keep the entertainment spectacular and the energy levels high with his unique brand of table top magic.

It's the kind of distinctive touch that
guarantees your event will have a long
lasting impression on guests.

BRINGING PIZZAZZ
TO PRIVATE PARTIES

Whether it's a birthday party at home or a
company night out at a local venue, you want
something that little bit different to make
your event especially memorable.

Add Billy to the guestlist and have him
perform his modern style of mix and mingle
magic, where the impossible unfolds inches
from the eyes of your guests and even in
their own hands!

WEDDINGS

Many people have never witnessed professional close-up magic and it's something they love instantly. There are times throughout your wedding day when Billy can complement proceedings and provide unforgettable moments…

DURING THE PHOTOS

The photographs can take a couple of
hours to complete and it's when many
guests have time on their hands.

Billy will move from group to group
performing superb sleight of hand
magic with plenty of interaction - and
lashings of good, clean humour - to
keep the energy levels high and really
kick-start a day of fun and celebration.

AT DINNER

Alternatively, have Billy perform his
unique brand of table top magic during
the wedding breakfast…

He'll serve up a mind-blowing 10-15
minute show at each table to keep your
guests entertained between courses.

THE EVENING
RECEPTION

Or, book Billy to entertain during your
evening reception once the formalities
have been concluded.

His modern wizardry will fill the room
with gasps and laughter before the
music and dancing takes over.

SHOWS

Audiences were “utterly amazed,” “completely blown
away” and had their “brains well and truly melted”
as Billy Reid performed his SELL-OUT show
WATCHCLOSELY for 7 nights at the 2014 Edinburgh
International Magic Festival.


VISIT THE SHOW WEBSITE - WATCHCLOSELY.CO.UK

In front of an intimate audience each evening playing cards were manipulated to
tell impossible tales, objects defied the laws of gravity, minds were read, audible
gasps could be heard and rapturous applause filled the room as Billy Reid
encouraged his audiences to Watch Closely.

Due to the success of the Edinburgh International Magic Festival run more
performances of Watch Closely are planned in the future. Subscribe to the mailing list
to be kept informed of upcoming shows…

If you would like more information or to enquire
about booking Billy to perform WATCHCLOSELY
at your event please click here!

ACCOLADES

Magic Circle Close-up Magician
of the Year Finalist 2013 and 2014

Official entertainer at the Scottish
Entertainment Awards 2013 and 2014

Official entertainer at the
Italian Awards 2012 - 2014

Official entertainer at the
Young Scot Awards 2013 and 2014

Official entertainer at the Catherine
McEwan Red Hot Ball 2006 - 2014

MagicFest (www.magicfest.co.uk)
performer 2010 - 2014

Billy has also written and presented his
own lecture to a variety of magic clubs
and societies including West Lothian
Magic Circle, Paisley Magic Circle,
Glasgow Magic Circle and SAMS (Scottish Association of Magical Societies)

 

PREVIOUS CLIENTS

“Brilliant, mind blowing magic!
I have no idea how you did
any of that.”

SIR ALEX FERGUSON

“You just blew my mind!
That was incredible”

OLLY MURS

“Wow, that was cool!”

ROBBIE COLTRAINE

“My brain hurts, that was
impressive.”

STEPHEN MAGUIRE

Professional Snooker Player

“One of the best close-up
magicians in the UK”

ALAN DUNCAN

The Honorary Life President
of the Glasgow Magic Circle

“We were so magically entertained by you - boom, boom! What a talent you are!!!!! We couldn't work out how you did your tricks?????? AMAZING!”

HAZEL YULE

Creative Director Factory Inc

“The Rolls Royce of Magicians!!!”

ADRIAN BLACK - Lexus Belfast

“Taking the magic world by storm!”

THE SCOTTISH SUN

“A born entertainer”

GRAHAM PATERSON

General Manager, the Living Rooms Glasgow

“Billy, you elevated our special day to a level which we didn't think possible! Our guests were buzzing from the moment you performed your first trick and were still talking about your magic long after you'd left”

MICHAEL & BECKY HOUSTON

“Billy has been supporting The Catherine McEwan Foundation for the last 8 years. Whether it's the glitz and glamour of the Red Hot Ball or one of our many children's events, Billy dazzles and mesmerises every time!”

DEREK MCEWAN

The Catherine McEwan Foundation

“You were just amazing and made our wedding so truly memorable and different. Thank you for entertaining us all with your wonderful close-up magic… it was just brilliant”

SHAUN & VANESSA MCAULEY

BILLY'S CHARITY WORK

Meanwhile, on a serious note, Billy's passionate about making a difference and using his skills to benefit charities and other worthwhile causes. He has helped to raise thousands of pounds for charities such as the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Yorkhill Children's Hospital and the Catherine McEwan Foundation. Please use the contact section to see how Billy can make a difference to your fundraising event.

  • Catherine McEwan
  • Musclar Dystrophy
  • Yorkhill
  • Marie Curie

CONTACT BILLY
/ BOOKING ENQUIRY

Please use this section to contact Billy who will endeavour to respond to any enquiries within 24 hours.


MOBILE:

07817 824 040

EMAIL:

billy@reidmagic.com

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