For Darren, Magic is his life. It was his boyhood passion and he has studied the art for 20 years. He first performed a live show in May 1994 and enjoyed it so much that he has continued to perform ever since.
Aged 9 Darren made two television appearances in quick succession. Firstly he competed on a Saturday Night TV Show called ‘Whatever You Want’ hosted by Gaby Roslin. He was successful and won a trip to America to meet his childhood hero, the grand illusionist David Copperfield. Within a year he was asked to perform on ‘Blue Peter’ receiving a coveted Blue Peter badge which he still cherishes today.
Up to the age of 18 (before he began performing professionally) Darren spent his time competing in many junior competitions. At first this was just at a regional level but then the competitions became national, where he finished runner up in the Young Magician of the Year completion hosted by The Magic Circle. In his last competition as a youngster, Darren won the title ‘World Junior Champion of Comedy Magic.
He has achieved great success in senior competitions too with two special titles in magic, ‘British Magical Champion of General Magic’ and ‘The Ken Dodd Comedy Award’ presented by his namesake in recognition of the most promising comedy magic talent. Most recently he has placed 3rd in the European Championships of Close Up Magic.
Darren has performed at functions for many years, priding himself on his versatility and performing at a wide range of events around the country. Whether it be a banquet at the Manchester Hilton, strolling the concourses at Leeds United or making a new couple’s wedding much more magical, Darren enjoys each and every performance he gives ensuring the audience does too!
Darren performs in Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield, Wakefield, York, Sheffield and Manchester regularly at Weddings, drinks receptions, banquets, parties and many other events. Whatever your needs Darren has got the experience to ensure you will have an amazing, hassle free event.
Outside of his magical career Darren is an Ambassador for The Prince?s trust. Having set up his business through the trust he now represents them at a range of events across the UK. Check out the video?s page for a recent video of Darren performing at Beverley Minster with Impressionist Jon Culshaw.