*Safety warning: Please don't attempt this trick.
Scottish magician Ryan Davidson never fails to amaze with his incredible street magic and once again, shoppers at Silverburn were left in awe as he performed for passers-by in the busy centre.
His trick of choice today? Well, it involves a pack of cards and a lighter.
You’ll have to watch to find out what he does, but it’s safe to say this is one of his most impressive and bamboozling tricks yet.
With acts like Dynamo raising the profile of magic, Ryan has seen a surge in popularity after gaining a ‘must-see’ reputation and mastering his art at corporate events, weddings, charity nights and exclusive private parties.
Part conjurer, part con man, he has quickly established himself as an in-demand performer, selling out monthly shows at Glasgow’s Buff Club.
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.
Speaking of his Buff Club shows, the handsome magician 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.
“This is 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.”
You can watch more marvellous magic videos from Ryan here.
Fancy catching him live? Check out his website for more details.
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