Why Joe?

At the age of seven on a family holiday Joe was called up on stage to help British magician Paul Daniels ('Dynamo' of the time!) on stage.

After the show he was hooked!

In his teenage years he performed and won every school and local talent show he entered, he knew he was on the right path. At the age of 16 he won Magician of the Year, the youngest ever at the time in Ireland.

The next year he then went on to win The International Brotherhood of Magicians – Stage Performer of the Year. Later that year he came second in the BBC talent show Go For It (the Britain's Got Talent in the 90’s!)

After leaving college in Dublin he turned professional. That is to say, he ONLY has ever made his living performing magic. As he says himself, he has never had a 'real job'. This is important as so many call themselves professionals but often magic is something they do alongside a regular nine to five. There are actually just a handful of actual professionals in Ireland today...those are the magicians you want to hire!

Joe has appeared on countless T.V. shows including The Late Late Show (twice), Ireland AM (twice), Xpose, The Six One News and Kenny Live (as a teen).

He designed and performed all the magic and illusion effects in two sell out runs, in Dublin's Abbey Theatre which then transferred to London's West End where Joe's performance received special praise and reviews.

Joe also was handpicked to star in a TV advert for the Suzuki car brand...playing the role of a magician of course!

Most recently he was approached (in a panic) by an advertising agency as they needed a magic effect for the end of the Tesco TV ad. They needed a till receipt to magically turn into coins. They tried it with computer effects but it just looked wrong. Under pressure, Joe achieved it in one take (with an extra one for safety!)

Apart from being an expert close up magician, Joe is also a talented stage illusionist. After seeing one of Joe's shows, Riverdance director and producer John McColgan was so impressed he commissioned Joe to write and perform an two hour stage illusion show complete with a cast of seventeen. The show was Magick Macabre and played in Dublin's Olympia Theatre for an entire month.

Daly performs what can only be described as the work of the devil with extraordinary ease and charisma. The Sunday Business Post
on Magick Macabre

So, when booking Joe, you are assured you are booking a true Master of the Craft. Someone who truly loves and cares about what he does. Each and every booking and performance is treated with his unbelievable attention to detail and often hours of unseen preparation.

It will be apparent when you see him do what he does. That’s why Joe stands by his guarantee; either you think he’s brilliant, or you get your money back.

Joe even co invented a Greeting card that when opened takes you picture. This has a worldwide patent.
Joe appeared with his colleague on Dragons Den and was offered an investment of €100,000 (he promises he didn’t hypnotise the Dragons!!)

Call or text Joe on 087 2352537 or email him at info@closeupmagician.ie and make your next event unforgettable.

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