Fresh from selling out numerous nights in Glasgow’s Buff Club, we ventured to Silverburn Shopping Centre with magician-of-the-moment Ryan Davidson to see if he could work his magic on a host of unsuspecting shoppers.
And boy did he do just that.
In the trailer above, you can get a glimpse at some of the stunning tricks Ryan performs with cards and a baffling balloon performance which will have you going “how on earth did he do that”, or “no waaaaaay” as many of the stunned Silverburn passers-by cried.
He really is, well, erm, magic – we were with him the whole afternoon, hoping to get some inside info on how he performs, but we’re still no clearer as to how he gets his cards to appear in the positions they do!
Ryan started out in magic after a chance meeting with a hustler, while on holiday in Greece, who taught him a con to hustle money from people.
This sparked an interest in modern con artists and card cheats which inevitably crossed over into the art of magic. He has been a serious student of the art ever since.
The handsome magician (he likes to be called this, he told us) has since gone on to enjoy sell-out shows in Glasgow’s Buff, with plans to make the magical evening a monthly occurrence, due to demand.
Speaking of the reaction to his shows, he said: “I have been blown away by the response from people. It's a big move from performing at weddings, parties and corporate events. It's bigger tricks involving more people.
“I do my own 90 minute show so it's taking things up a level. You can't write a show overnight. It's taken a long time to put it together but the response was well worth the wait.”
Ryan used some of his magic from the show on the Silverburn crowd and over the next couple of weeks, we will be bringing you videos of the man in action.
For now, sit back and marvel at the trailer. He’s certainly got something special that lad fae Castlemilk.