Magic Enigma - Happy Clients

Charity Ball in Aid of St Francis Hospice Top Meadow Golf Club 8th September 2017

Hello Barry,
I just wanted to thank you for what a lovely experience that you gave all our guests. We had lots of lovely feedback and it was super to meet you Thank you. Our running total at the moment is £3600! Incredible. Xxxxx

Pinney Talfourd Ltd Upminster Casino Evening to raise Funds for MNDA ( Essex Branch)

"Barry was the perfect accompaniment to our casino evening. He mingled with our guests to perform tricks throughout the evening and had his audiences awestruck. Barry is an amazing magician and also has a charisma that makes his performance a real crowd pleaser. Thank you for making our event a magical experience.”, Victoria Bunn, Marketing Manager, Pinney Talfourd


Dear Barry

Thank you so much for making my birthday lunch so successful. You helped to make a wonderful atmosphere, lovely and relaxed, and all your expertise was enjoyed by all.

Neville tells me he has sent you some photos, which I hope you have received by now.

Thanks again for a fabulous day, and maybe we will meet up again soon.

Kindest wishes



Mayor of Havering Party at Langton’s House Hornchurch Essex
Hi Barry Thank you so much for giving up your time on Friday night to entertain my guests. The comments back from my guests were “you were magical”.

Kind regards

Cllr Brian Eagling
Mayor of Havering


Good afternoon Barry,

I wanted to offer my sincere thanks to both yourself and Tony Steward for coming along on Friday and doing such a fantastic job entertaining our golfers. The evening could have gone either way given the horrible weather that had followed them from the first to the eighteenth hole – but you both really did help to lift the mood.

You may be pleased to know that the day itself raised over £15k for the charity, even in the wet!

Thank you so much again.

Kind regards,



Thanks Barry you helped make the event a real success. Tony Muldoon Operations Director

West & Coe Charity Golf Day Langdon Hills Golf & Country Club

Thank you for your email, I was delighted with how things went yesterday, they could not have gone better.

Your contribution throughout the evening was very well received and astounded most people. Very grateful to you.

All the very best.

Kind regards,

Waitrose, Upminster, 5 Year Anniversary Celebration The Manor Hotel, Rainham

The feedback I have had from my partners is that they really loved your act and it made a good evening even more enjoyable. I will definitely recommend you to others and if I have another event I would use you again. Thank you very much.
Damien Wilson
Branch Manager

Wedding Andrew & Sharon Stockbrook Manor Country Club

Thank you for being there to share our special day and thanks for the great magic entertainment Barry

Elizabeth & John Ruby Wedding Celebration Ingatestone Hall, Essex

Saturday was indeed a special and splendid day for us, which we and all our guests enjoyed immensely and will be remembered by us for the rest of our lives. We and all our guests were delighted with the service you gave. Many said your tricks were amazing and incredible, they loved the convivial atmosphere you created and made their day all the more enjoyable and memorable. It was brilliant!

Thank you once again.
With very best wishes
Elizabeth and John

Wedding The Fennes, Braintree

The day was a great success and your contribution was much appreciated and enjoyed by all.

Best wishes

Barbara & Terry

Wedding Stockbrook Manor

Good Evening Barry,

We both had a truly wonderful day. It went beyond all my expectations and hopes.

Secondly I would like to thank you for all your work, expertise and efforts. You were truly magical. We really think and believe you are super talented everything you did was liked, loved and entertained by everyone. One of our sons wants to be a magician now though he thinks you're so clever you might be a witch.

Thank you for making our day extra special, I will be recommending you to everyone I know.

Thanking you gratefully, happily & proud you could share our day.

Annmarie and Stuart

RDAS Annual Dinner – Riverbank Plaza (Park Plaza Riverbank) Albert Embankment

Hi thanks from RDAS lots of good comments from the guests

regards Crispin

Wedding The Warren Golf & Country Club, Essex

Many thanks Barry

It was great to have you at our reception; everyone we spoke too said you gave a great show and were a real plus for the day, keeping our guests entertained throughout.

Many, many thanks again and I’ll certainly pass your name on to anyone who asks.

Kind regards and a Happy New Year

Neil & Rebecca

Tim Farmer (Basil Fawlty Impersonator and independent furniture Consultant)

“And in my experience is one of the best in the business. I have worked with Barry on numerous occasions and still can not fathom out how he does it. He also does it with a Smile. Marvellous Basil”

Wedding Jenny & Greg The Conservatory, Painshill, Cobham

It was great to meet you and thank-you for helping make the day a very enjoyable one, you were certainly a hit!

Thanks again,

Greg and Jenny

Wedding Kimberly & Chris Langdon Hills Golf Club

Hi Barry,
Thank you so much for your email. Sorry about the late reply we have been away.
We were very happy with your service, as were our family and friends.
We think your price is good value for money and we are both very happy we chose to have you as part of our day.
We could not fault you in any way, and would recommend you to family and friends.
Once again thank you
Mr and Mrs Clements

Institute of Highways Engineers Annual Dinner The County Hotel, Chelmsford

Many thanks and I think you went down very well indeed. Excellent show and I think the format worked very well for the type of event.
Thanks again.
Stephen Palmer Eng HonFIHE, Dip MS

Churchill War Rooms Celebration Furness Green Partnership


Thanks for your contribution to our party last night! I only saw a very small amount of your magic but it was very impressive – certainly at such close quarters. The guests who commented also thought it was very good.

Thanks again –

Kind regards – Steve Green

RDAS Annual Dinner Gibson Hall, Bishopsgate

Barry hi thanks to you and the team for all your hard work.Audience feedback seemed very positive Regards Crispin

30th Birthday Party Hornchurch Sports & Social Club

Thank you for coming and taking the booking.

Everyone enjoyed their-selves and very much enjoyed your magic as they kept saying about it the next day

Take care. – Carly

Sanofi Aventis Dagenham Christmas Party

Thanks Barry for assisting us making this last Christmas on site so enjoyable!

Age Concern Charity Ball, Top Meadow Golf Club & Hotel

Thank you for your email and for your contribution on Saturday, I know everyone enjoyed your tricks! I have written you an ‘official’ letter which hopefully you will receive today. The evening went really well and we have received lots of compliments

Once I have next year’s date, I will be in touch

Thanks again and speak soon


Wedding at Mulberry House, Ongar

We would like to say a big thank you for making our wedding day special, all the Guests enjoyed you’re magic and the adults loved you’re balloons!!
We would recommend you anytime, once again thank you
Paula & Anthony Harrold xx

Brenda’s 80th Birthday Party

Thank you for your kind note, and thank you for entertaining us all.. I was rather worried when after meeting Mum, you moved to the next table where xxxxxx who can be rather outspoken to say the least, didn’t give you the most easiest of welcomes, but I saw you quickly win him round.

Fortunately not all my family are as neanderthal as XXXXXX, and I know that everyone really enjoyed your entertainment..

If there are 2 regrets, they are a) I didn’t get to really speak to you or see a trick myself as I was running around like mad, and b) Mum says she is sorry she didn’t get to say goodbye to you, but thought you were fantastic.

But I was very pleased to have you at the party and definitely thought you helped make it a memorable occasion for everyone. It’s been difficult for both Mum and I since Dad died , so it was always going to be a difficult day, but by all accounts, I think the kind words people have given me after the party are confirmation that we pulled it off and made her feel special.

So again thank you, and will definitely need to find another reason to have you round again.



60th Birthday Party at The Jean Brown Arena, Redbridge Sports Centre

Thank you for providing part of the entertainment last night.
Your contribution was very much appreciated by those who witnessed your magic. Everyone was really impressed and commented on your professionalism.
Myself and Roger were also suitably impressed by the professional way you handled this booking and would not hesitate to recommend you or re book you in the future.

All the best.
Maureen Hurley

Silver Wedding at The Bursted Golf Club

Dear Barry,

I was intending to contact you to thank you for helping to make our evening so special. Everyone remarked to us how much they enjoyed watching you, as did we, and it certainly helped to make our party a success.

Many thanks again for coming all the way out to us and I would definitely have no hesitation in recommending you to family or friends for any future events.

Kind regards

Kim and Pet

Suzanne & David Wedding Crabbs Barn

I would first of all like to thank you on behalf of myself and my wife, for being
magician at our wedding at Crabbs Barn, and am more than happy for this letter to serve as testimonial letter and for you to use it in your portfolio.

When we were looking for a magician to add something special to our big day,
We found your details very easily on the web, and after speaking to you on the phone, we knew instantly that you would be the man for us.

With your easy, relaxed manner yet professional approach you fitted perfectly into the atmosphere that we wanted on the day, and were lucky enough to have.

We were delighted that our guest, young and old alike, were amazed and amused by your array of tricks, and in the weeks that have passed between our wedding and now, they still talk about how great it was to be entertained by you.

From an organisational point of view, with so many things to think (or worry!) about we were delighted that you did exactly what you said you were going to do.

I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone in the future.

I would like to thank you once again, wish you all the best, and look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Daniel and Beverley Woodham Wedding Crondon Park

I just wanted to extend our sincere thanks to you for entertaining guests at our wedding on 8th June 2008 in Crondon Park, Stock, Essex.

When planning the wedding I was adamant that I wanted a magician to entertain our guests during the sometimes lengthy wait for the photographs to be completed between the service and the reception. It seemed like the perfect way to bridge the gap between the two points in the day and and take a weight of my mind, knowing that our guests would be entertained whilst we were otherwise engaged.

I must say that this decision really paid off and the feedback I received from the guests was glowing. They were thoroughly impressed with your work and spoke about it for weeks following the wedding. We also noticed how well you integrated with the crowd and were completely unintrusive: everyone felt at complete ease with your presence as you had promised, for which we are very grateful.

We also have very fond memories of the tricks you performed for us: We still have the Polaroid you took of us at the table and to this day I'm not sure where that bottle of cava came from!

All in all I am really glad you were part of our day, thank you so much for providing a fantastic service. You lived up to our expectations and more.

Roger Compton JP House of Lords Evening

Thank you so much for your magical entertainment at the special House of
Lords evening in Westminster last week.

The entire evening was a tremendous success and the standard of magic was excellent.

I have received very complimentary feed back from many of the international guests who thoroughly enjoyed the ”close up “ table magic, and the format and presentation of the evening.

Congratulations Barry and I wish you every success in the future

Georgina V Galpine Mayor of Havering Farewell Dinner

Thank you very much for attending my Farewell Dinner on the 15th May. All my guests thoroughly enjoyed your magic throughout the evening and many have asked for your contact details, which I have passed on.

My guests have commented on how entertaining and in some cases how amazed they were at some of the tricks and its certainly was a conversation point throughout the evening.

Once again, Barry Many thanks for sharing your magic with my guests and myself at my Farewell Dinner.

Yours sincerely

Councillor Mrs Georgina V Galpine
The Mayor of the London Borough of Havering

Stephen Tate Park Inn Hotel Civil Ceremony

I just wanted to say a big thank you to you for coming to our ceremony, and entertaining the wedding party. You were fantastic! I received all very positive comments from our guests and remarked how good you were. It really set the wedding on a high. You were very professional and liked the way you moved amongst the crowds, and entertained small groups.

I partially liked how you adapted from entertaining adults to then the children with the balloons making all the balloon shapes for them, all the children told their parents what fun they had too.

We will not hesitate to recommend you in future to anyone we know who is looking to hold a big function like a wedding, and considering incorporating entertainment

Brian and Elaine Wedding The Manor Hotel

Elaine and I would like to say thank you for attending our wedding. The tricks and balloons went down very well with everyone and you certainly impressed everyone with your magic.
I am pleased the way you went around to everyone’s table and the guests were never hassled by you, especially when people are eating.

Liz – Las Vegas Black Tie Birthday Party

Thank you so much for Saturday evening. All my guests had a wonderful time and have been talking about the party ever since. You were part of making that happen and I am very grateful to you. Should I ever need your services again, I would not hesitate.
-Las Vegas Black Tie Birthday Party Stapleford Abbotts Village Hall 5th September

Lee and Chloe Heffron Wedding RSA House, London

My wife Chloe and I got married at the Royal Society of Arts House on the Strand back in September ’09. Barry came to entertain guests at the wedding (during the usually painful bit between ceremony and dinner) and really made it fun. Although we were busy being hounded by various relatives, we were well aware that Barry was working the crowd as we kept being asked ‘wow, who’s that guy doing all the magic tricks?’. Instead of standing around awkwardly, people were keen to see what was going on as they heard shrieks of laughter and sounds of shock and awe. People have since told us it was one of the most fun weddings they have ever been to. As well as being one of the friendliest people I have met, Barry also has some amazing tricks up his sleeve. I would totally recommend him to break the ice at any function….he was an absolute hit.

Lizzie and Matt Phillips Wedding Crabbs Barn

I just wanted to take the time to say thanks for making our day so special!

“Barry was very organised, and kept in contact with the venue for us and arranged any entertainment forms that needed filling. Our day consisted of lots of unexpected snow, so guests needed to be entertained to keep them warm. Thank you Barry you were able to entertain from 3 to 93! The best men are still talking about your tricks even now! Well worth the money and thanks again.”

Help The Heroes Orsett Hall Essex Business Network’s Black Tie Ball

Magic Circle Magicians, Terry Herbert, Tim Decker and Barry Hicks performed close up magic at the Essex Business Network’s Black Tie Ball in aid of Help for Heroes, the charity that helps injured serviceman. Tim, who served in the Army for over 20 years said “It was an honour to give up some of our time to help this very worthy cause.”

Dorothea Jacobs, one of the organisers thanked the magicians “Thanks for your assistance, the magic was fantastic and greatly appreciated by all present. I am pleased to report that the event raised over £8,500”
-Help The Heroes – Black Tie Ball – Orsett Hall, Grays, Essex

Wayne & Kate Wedding Thistle Hotel St Albans

Thank you so much for being part of our special day yesterday. Everyone we spoke to were thoroughly impressed with your entertainment and professionalism. I’m still trying to work out how the tricks we saw were done! We think you have influenced the two younger pageboys who suddenly think they have a touch of magic about them!

We would have no hesitation in recommending you to people we know to help add a ‘touch of magic’ to their wedding day too!

Kate & Scott Wedding Boreham House

Thank you so much for the fantastic entertainment you provided at our wedding at Boreham House on 17th July 2010.

All our guests comments o how great they thought the magic was! Thank you for helping to make our wedding day so enjoyable for us and for our guests!

Tina & Chris Thomas Wedding The Manor Hotel

Thank you so very much for amazing our guests at our wedding at the Manor Hotel, on the 17th October 2010. Everyone was talking about it – they still are!!

Jamie Banks Barking & Dagenham Chamber of Commerce

Your contribution in providing entertainment and amusement by way of your splendid portfolio of card tricks helped to encourage the informal atmosphere for which we were looking at the evening networking event, adding visibly to all that made the event a real success. As you know, the planning for next year’s event is already under way and I do hope you will be involved in helping to grow the East London EXPO, increasing its profile and the activity which it will generate. I am, in any case, most grateful to you for your help this year.
-Chairman, B&D East London EXPO Organising Committee

David & Emma Wedding The Whitehall Hotel Broxted

Thank you very much for attending our wedding and ensuring that all our guests were kept entertained during the two hour turn around session. I have asked around a few guests and received some very positive feedback.

“The Magician was magic. He was great fun and entertainment for kids of all ages”
“Was a brilliant idea, something a little bit different for the wedding and helped the time to fly by”

Emma and I would have no hesitation in booking you again for an event, and I am sure those people who fought off the snow would feel the same. Once again, thank you for all your help in ensuring the day a complete success.

Chris Matthews Clydesdale Bank Christmas Functions

Just wanted to drop you a quick line thanking you again for helping to make our Xmas drinks event go as well as it did!

Not sure I was quite the assistant you would normally request – there was no way I was getting into that outfit! – but I thoroughly enjoyed being close up and personal and watching the faces of the guests you entertained (and me of course!). Everyone commented on how good you were and your presence was a happy distraction from the normal course of conversation.

I hope to catch up again in the future and perhaps you can show me HOW you do the elastic band trick???!!!

Have a great Xmas & New Year!

Best regards

Chris Matthews
Business Partner

Basildon Financial Solutions Centre
Clydesdale Bank : 12 Argent Court, Sylvan Way, Southfields Business Park, Basildon, Essex, SS15 6TH

Yvonne and Chris Raindle Ruby Anniversary Garden Party

We have to write to thank you for making our Anniversary party just that little bit different.

You really did create a friendly atmosphere and guests were talking about you and your skills all evening.

The children were also thrilled by your balloon making and were walking around all evening with them either on their heads or in their hands.

Thank you again for being so professional it was a delight to have you in our home.

Magic of Business Presentation at West Ham United for Newham Chamber of Commerce

Dear Barry,

Just a few lines to thank you sincerely for your presentation this morning. I know you felt restricted by the time available, but the fact that we finished exactly on time indicates there was no slack available. However, I think you got across your messages and I am still puzzling how you managed to give me an envelope with the date of the meeting that added up to the numbers selected by members. Absolutely baffling.

I noted that you did not leave until some time past the end of the meeting and hope this was because of people being interested to talk with you and possibly follow-up with bookings.

It was pleasing that you noticed I had done some homework in introducing you. At least you knew I did not take you for granted and deserved the effort for the time you, yourself, gave in preparing and giving the presentation.

Again, many thanks for helping to make the meeting so enjoyable. Many members told me as they left how pleased they had been to attend, and two or three new members look likely.

Best wishes,


John M James
Executive Secretary
Newham Chamber of Commerce Limited