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

Welcome to the official website of professional magician Billy Reid –
a multi award-winning performer offering modern, mind-blowing entertainment perfect for weddings, corporate events, private parties, tradeshows, product launches, receptions and charity events throughout Glasgow, Edinburgh, Scotland and the rest of the UK.




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 basic 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 entertainment experience - a spellbinding assault on your perception of reality 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!

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

You want the best entertainer for your event, but also someone who understands people. Billy has the personality and experience to instantly build rapport and make your guests feel completely relaxed… before they're blown away by his award-winning sleight of hand skills!

Billy has applied his creative thinking to every element of his magic, from unique presentations to tricks he's invented himself. So, even if you've experienced live magic before, you're unlikely to have witnessed anything like the repertoire of astonishing tricks Billy has up his sleeve…

No stages… no lights… no sound systems…
no set up… and no rabbits! Billy's close-up magic
is modern, fun and extremely versatile allowing him to take the show to your guests whether you're looking for entertainment at a wedding or a corporate event for 500 people.

You will never deal with a third party or an agent - Billy will personally respond to your enquiry, ensuring you reap the full rewards of booking him to perform at your event. A professional, friendly and highly efficient service is guaranteed from the first point of enquiry until the completion of your booking.

This website is packed with photographs and videos of Billy performing, allowing you to see the incredible reactions his magic generates from people of all ages! Click here to read Facebook reviews from some of those flabbergasted by Billy's past performances…

Billy has been crowned “Scottish Close-up Magician of the Year” twice & has won many other magic awards for his exceptional sleight of hand ability. His passion is using these skills to make events, like YOURS, sparkle with his electrifying entertainment.


“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.”




Enhance your next event or occasion by booking Billy today…


Having performed at hundreds of corporate events in his career, Billy is a confident and charismatic entertainer you can trust to elevate your event from “enjoyable” to “MIND-BLOWINGLY UNFORGETTABLE”!

Give your guests the red-carpet treatment – have Billy welcome them and break the ice with some stunning quick-fire close-up magic during the drinks reception!

Between courses, he’ll keep the entertainment spectacular and the energy levels high with his stunning brand of close-up table magic.

Billy also offers after-dinner entertainment by taking to the stage to entertain the whole room with out of this world magic & mind-reading – the kind of stuff you normally only see “on the telly”!

Billy’s presence is the kind of distinctive touch that guarantees your event will have a long-lasting impression on guests.

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Whether you’re arranging a birthday party at home, an office party, or a social occasion at a local venue, you want something that little bit different to make your event especially memorable… Something people haven’t experienced before… Something they’ll talk about for years to come…

Add Billy to the guestlist and you can guarantee your guests will be in for an experience they will never forget as the impossible unfolds inches from their eyes and even in their own hands!

For house parties, ask Billy about the “Secret Room” concept - he’ll transform an unused room into an intimate performance space before inviting small groups of guests in for a mind-blowing 10-15 minute close-up show! Afterwards, they’re asked not to tell the other guests what takes place inside the “Secret Room”, creating a real buzz of excitement & intrigue!

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


Book Billy to entertain at your drinks reception and, like a magical host, he’ll look after your guests so you can relax during your photographs. Whilst you’re both smiling for the camera, Billy will be blowing everyone’s minds with his superb close-up magic, delivered with plenty of personality & his trademark witty humour!

There won’t be a bored guest in sight as Billy moves from group to group performing Dynamo-esque magic up close and personal – just make sure your photographer or videographer are on hand to capture some of the amazing reactions! All the magic Billy performs is “in the hands”, meaning he can take the show to your guests whether they’re indoors, outside, seated, standing, young or old… there are no lights, stages, sound-systems or set-up required either!

Oh, and don’t worry - he always has a special piece of magic just for the bride & groom leaving them with an impossible keepsake for their memory box!


After the wedding breakfast, there’s that tricky period when your day guests start to relax, your evening guests arrive, and your band and photobooth are setting up. Depending on your venue, you may have a room turn-around to contend with as well. This is where Billy can make all the difference…

An Associate of the Inner Magic Circle with Silver Star, you can trust Billy to use his energy, experience and sleight-of-hand expertise to usher-in your evening reception in spectacular style! His breath-taking magical entertainment – loved by guests of all ages - will keep the energy and excitement levels truly stratospheric until the dancing gets underway. Of course, Billy takes a step back during the cake cutting and first dance – after all, he wouldn’t want to steal any of your thunder!

Thereafter, he’ll spend the rest of the evening performing around your tables, making sure that those not on the dancefloor are still having the time of their lives…


WATCHCLOSELY is Billy Reid’s critically acclaimed monthly
close-up show hosted by one of Glasgow’s hidden gems - The Bungo.
An intimate and wondrous performance for a small audience,
the show uniquely fuses storytelling and expert sleight-of-hand
magic to delight and astound. WATCHCLOSELY is also the only
way to experience Billy’s signature finale “Caledonia” –
the most beautiful card trick in the world.


For tickets to Billy’s monthly WATCHCLOSELY
show at The Bungo, please click here!

For a larger audience, Billy has adapted his 5-star WATCHCLOSELY
show for the stage. Using modern video projection combined with epic
magic & mind-reading stunts, this incredible production can be enjoyed
by audiences of all sizes. A WATCHCLOSELY booking includes full PR support
and a tailored promotional video. Contact Billy today to line up
WATCHCLOSELY for your theatre, hall or auditorium…

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“Superb magic and hugely entertaining.”

Edinburgh Spotlight

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“Reid smoothly combines his illustrative & performance
skills into a remarkable experience.”

World Magic Review

★ ★ ★ ★
“A production that is both enchanting and memorable.”

The Edinburgh Reporter

★ ★ ★ ★
“This isn't just magic: it's magic in technicolour.”

The Wee Review


Magic Circle Close-up Magician of the Year Finalist 2013, 2014, 2018 & 2020

Scottish Close-up Magician
of the Year 2018 & 2019

Official entertainer at the
Scotrail Awards 2019 - 2020

TripAdvisor #1 of 39 "Shows & Concerts" in Glasgow: WATCHCLOSELY

Official entertainer at the Catherine
McEwan Red Hot Ball 2006 - 2020

MagicFest (www.magicfest.co.uk)
performer 2010 - 2018

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)



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


“You just blew my mind!
That was incredible”


“Wow, that was cool!”


“My brain hurts, that was


Professional Snooker Player

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


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!”


Creative Director Factory Inc

“The Rolls Royce of Magicians!!!”

ADRIAN BLACK - Lexus Belfast

“Taking the magic world by storm!”


“A born entertainer”


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”


“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!”


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”



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


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


07817 824 040





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