[Close-up Magic is also known as roving magic, strolling magic or street magic. It is sometimes called table hopping if performed in a restaurant, ]Some may think that close-up is probably the easiest to perform because the magician can get the props easily. The converse is true. Since the magician is so close to the audience, a lot of empathy is needed to react to the audience to make that connection with people. [Mr Bottle’s Close-up Magic]Mr Bottle has been performing close-up magic professionally for more than 20 years, including for some of the biggest corporations in Singapore and overseas. His clients include Facebook, Standard Chartered Bank as well as White and Case.Light-hearted, personalised and unique, his magic are designed to create a memory of mystery and astonishment in the minds of individuals for many years to come.As the magic happens in the audience’s hands and right under their noses, they are guaranteed to have lots of fun. Experience “real” magic with Mr Bottle!Money Back Guarantee!*Mr Bottle performs regularly at Grand Hyatt Singapore. He was selected to perform at- Singapore Grand Prix (F1) thrice,- Japan Cup 2010, alongside world champion magicians, - Singapore Magic Festival,- the opening of MBS Skypark,- forum at Resort World Sentosa.His experience in magic and professionalism has brought him to Korea to perform for executives of Fortune 500 companies at the American Chambers of Commerce annual ball.His close-up magic was featured on:- a live interview on BBC, the first and only Singaporean magician on the channel,- Capital 958 (Facebook Live), - CCTV – China’s National TV Station- Channel 5 – Singapore’s English TV Station.His close-up magic has received many rave reviews, including from national celebrities like Kym Ng and Irin Gan.[Close-Up Magic for Events]Close-up magic is a fringe entertainment not only for children, but also adults! Whether it is family day, [email protected] events, Dinner and Dance, this is a perfect tool to pull your guests together! Our magic creates talking points and draw people into your event. A lot of times, guests remember the event because of our close-up magic!Case Study:Philips Lighting engaged Mr Bottle’s Kids Party for their Family Day at the Night Safari for the 1st time. After watching Mr Bottle’s close-up magic, everyone decided to stay on to watch his Magic in a Bottle show! (Usually, a lot of the families will forgo the show to go home earlier.) The company booked us for 10 more shows after that.[Table Hopping (Magic) for Restaurants]In restaurants and F&B outlets, magicians rove from table to table to perform magic for your customers. We have done in bars too. Our customers include Bar84, Grand Hyatt Singapore and Todai.As a restaurants, pubs and other F&B outlets owner, do you encounter the following problems:1. Manpower – Staff doesn’t turn up for work suddenly and you are short-handed. Customers take longer to be served.2. Not enough customers during your off-peak periods3. Too many customers during your peak hours4. Too many competitors in your areaClose-up magic may be the solution for F&B establishments because of the following benefits: 1. Reduce Waiting Time – Long queue outside your F&B outlet? Magic can keep your crowd there so they won’t leave for your competitors. Magic at the tables will psychologically reduce the waiting time if your diners’ food is too long. Our magicians are experienced in handling F&B situation and know how to react to customers’ requests.2. Help you turnaround your tables – We DO NOT hold back your turnaround time with magic because we only perform to diners who are waiting. In fact, we can help pull your customers away from their tables to another area (eg. the bar) to watch the magic. Talk to us to understand our objectives driven strategies to improve your business.3. Stand out from your competition – Having entertainment will make your restaurant/pub stand out from the rest. Magic is unique. Position your outlet as a restaurant which offer great entertainment and use magic as a puller during your quieter days!4. No Space Needed – Rent is high in Singapore. You don’t need a stage or even a corner for close-up magic! 5. Hassle Free – No need to install sound system, prepare dressing room and other logistics. Work with us on a 2 month trial with minimum upfront investments!6. Personalised – Which one will customers remember better: A personalised “thank you” card vs a sign saying “thank you for coming”? Magic bring across that personalised experience for each table. Magic creates memory recall for your business. 7. Customised – We can even customise our magic to give away your vouchers and souvenir to increase returning customers. Our clients saw an increase in regulars and revenue within 2 months of implementing our programme.8. Targeted – As a magician with 20 years of experience, Mr Bottle knows which tables want quiet moments to themselves and who are impatiently waiting for their food. With targeting, you are implementing a change without risking losing your customers.9. Transience language – Magic is a wonderful tool which can entertain all age groups, all languages and cultures. Mr Bottle has garnered great reactions even when the audience didn’t understand English/Mandarin.Case study: In Japan, customers are willing to spend US$20-120 on top of their drinks to watch magic at bars. Imagine the value you are giving to your customers if you have close-up magic at your F&B outlet. Some restaurants are able to charge more for food because of the table-side entertainment.[Early Bird Entertainment for Weddings]Most guests arrive late for a Chinese wedding! The early birds have no choice but to wait for the banquet to start. Photobooths are great ideas to keep guests occupied but the turnaround time for each group may not be as ideal. Of course, it is becoming more common. Closeup magic is perfect pre-dinner fringe activity for wedding couples looking at having something unique to create wonderful memories.Mr Bottle is bilingual so he can engage the aunties and uncles, click with your grandparents’ generations and play very well with children too! (On the other hand, if you want to have magic during dinner, we suggest having a short stage magic show since Chinese weddings have 2 march-in, 2 videos, couple going around the tables to take photos with guests, etc.)For small weddings luncheon which the celebration is a cosy affair, roving magic is perfect since there is seldom any stage programme nor march-in.Mr Bottle has performed at numerous weddings in Singapore. In 2012, he was invited to perform at a wedding in Udaipur, India attended by Bollywood Celebrities and ministers.Close-up magic may not be the only solution for any restaurants. Tell us your restaurant size, crowd, location, etc so we will find the best strategy to achieve your ROI.Entertainment for Pre-teens and TeensWhat is a suitable entertainment or performance for teens parties?Being a teenager is not easy. They are at an age group which they need to look better than their peers. Entertaining this crowd is not easy because “they know it all” (at least they think so.)Closeup magic is one of the best entertainment for them because it is:- Up close and personal – it helps to eliminate all possibilities of how the magic is done. (unlike stage magic because it is far, they think there are ‘strings or magnet’)- Trending / Popular – With close-up magic taking the centre stage in recent years like David Blaine, Dynamo and more recently Shin Lim, teens are more intrigue by this special brand of magic.- Informal – street magic doesn’t invade into their space. The show is kept flexible; it can be short if they are distracted and eager to look for their friends, longer if the crowd is interested.- Value-for-money – Close-Up Magic captures the attention for as many as 25 people at the same time. This can be repeated for different groups hence the price per audience is much cheaper compared to facepainting or caricature. Whether you have a crowd of 200 or just a cosy party for 20, we can recommend the best duration for your event.In other words, birthday parties, proms and graduation parties are perfect celebrations to include close-up magic. Why should you book Mr Bottle / Kien and team for Close-up Magic?- Mr Bottle has high empathy and can read what is appropriate for your audience and react accordingly.- We use GOOD spoken English and mandarin! - Mr Bottle is all about empowerment! We want to have a positive impact on people and inspire them.- Mr Bottle is a psychologist by training so he knows what is age-appropriate for your kids, yet interesting for the adults!- People remember Mr Bottle many years down the road. For instance, we had a client contact us recently because he kept our namecard in his diary for the past 8 years! Why? The magic created such an impact on him, he carries it where ever he went! We also have different magicians to suit your different needs and budget.
Mr Bottle’s Kids Party is a Singapore party planner and family day event organiser. We provide one-stop party solutions, from decorations to entertainment, from fringe activities to goodies bags! Our strength includes organising birthday parties, Bring Your Children to Work day ([email protected]), family days, shopping mall events and other themed events like Halloween and Christmas parties.