Magicians always mesmerize the audience with their tricks and illusions. We spoke to Kien of Mr Bottles, who is a local magician in Singapore with more than 17 years of performing magic for children. He shares with us trivia about the job and his experience as a magician.
Q: Did anyone discover the trick to your magic while you were performing?
Mr Bottles: Oh yes, for sure. No one is perfect. Usually I think on the spot to find a way to recover from a mistake. I also review to see how I can do better for the future.
Q: Any reason you wear black and white?
Mr Bottles: White and black colours are iconic of magic. I want my spectators to immediately know I am a magician when they see me. However, I do a whimsical twist in it to suit my character since I perform for children.
Q: What does it take to be a magician?
Mr Bottles: Maybe I’ll rephrase it: what does it take to be a good magician? It is tricky to answer in a paragraph because magic is art. It encompasses so many genres, e.g. theatre, science, psychology, etc. To be a good magician, one must study so many things. The secret of magic is just a small part of magic.
Q: Do you get stage fright?
Mr Bottles: Not anymore. When I did my first show, yes, I did.
Q: Where and when was your first performance?
Mr Bottles: I was interested in magic since I was a kid. So, my first magic show is for friends and family around me. Later, I did quite a lot of charity shows. I got my first paid show for an RC event after they saw me perform for a charity.
Have you always been interested in magic? Party Fairy is stoked to tell you that there are magicians for hire in Singapore so that your parties are loads of memorable fun for both the kids and adults. Take a look at what Mr Bottles can offer your party, or check out other performers available for hire.