Magician - Mark McDermott
Magician available for hire, based in New South Wales
Mark's smooth, relaxed style encompassing walk-around magic, combined with balloon antics, has endeared him to many Sydney-siders since 1995. Before that, he was also a well-recognised figure at Star City and Sydney Harbour Casino. His appearance and manner see him repeatedly booked at David Jones stores as well as numerous corporate functions.
His Balloon sculpting abilities have been recognized to a point where he now lectures and instructs in balloons at 'McDonalds' Australian Training College in Sydney.
Mark McDermott holds a University Degree in Arts Education and has many years of school teaching experience behind him. Selected in 1994 for the prestigious 'National Circus Training Project' in Albury, Mark quickly developed his presentation and performance skills to allow him to appeal to audiences both young and old. Let him loose at your next function!
Through a unique combination of juggling, music, magic, unicycling, balloon sculpting and comedy, Chalkie brings slap-stick mirth and mayhem to all occasions. He has performed at literally hundreds of corporate and private functions and has been featured in both the Sunday Telegraph and on Channel 9's 'Today' show.
As Preston Digitator
If you’re serious about magic……he’s not!
Comedy and laughs are assured at your next event as Mark McDermott’s alter ego ‘Preston Digitator’, circulates around the room. You and your guests won’t believe the close-up sleights and illusions that unfold before your eyes.
Preston has been described as the ‘maestro of magic’, the ‘commander of conjuring’, the ‘prince of prestidigitation’ and the ‘egghead of enchantment’. He manages to put the ‘wiz’ in wizardry, the ‘spell’ in spellbinding, the ‘trick’ in trickery and the ‘ill’ in illusion.
As a Magician, Mark specialises in close-up magic suited to all venues and occasions. His smooth, relaxed style of comedy magic combined with balloon antics has endeared him to Sydney audiences since 1995.
He honed his magic skills while entertaining at the original Sydney Harbour Casino and later Star City Casino over a number of years. Throughout his career he has worked for hundreds of corporate clients including his work on Norwegian Cruise Lines.
Children’s shows are amongst his favourites. With a Degree in Education and many years teaching experience behind him, his highly interactive shows are structured to cater for specific and mixed age groups. He can easily work in most home environments and is fully house-trained!
To break the ice at your next event, loosen up your guests and start the laughter, invite ‘Preston Digitator’ over. If it’s for the first time, it probably won’t be the last!
"Just a note to say thank you for your fantastic performance. After nearly 3 years working with our club you continue to enchant and delight the children and their parents." Chris Keeble, Penrith Panthers
"The participants were enthralled by your performance and their laughter reflected their enjoyment of being involved in the show. They are still talking about it." Andy Chan, Fairfield City Council
"The adults enjoyed your show, (even your corny jokes) as much as the children. Well done!" Mike Peters, Radio 2KY