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Fantastic Quote! 15th June 2019

June 23rd, 2019 by Gary Jones Magic

Hi Gary

Thank you very much for joining us last Saturday, you were absolutely amazing and all our guests loved you, especially my nephews (apologies if they followed you around a little too much!!). Everyone said how brilliant you were and very entertaining.

Thank you for just turning up and fitting around our very delayed schedule! We had a great day which you helped to make!

Many thanks



The wedding took place on 15th June 2019 at the fabulous, The Barn at Barons Hill Farm, Avonwick in glorious Devon.

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Check This Out!

June 22nd, 2019 by Gary Jones Magic


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Volume 2 of Gary Jones Book will Be Released in August

June 5th, 2019 by Gary Jones Magic

Gary’s first book ‘Life’s a Beach’ sold out of the first run so a second run had to be done. The great news is, Gary has been writing almost daily and his second book will be released in August - Watch this space for more news….

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The Summer is Here..At Last

June 5th, 2019 by Gary Jones Magic

The crazy storms and showers are slowly easing and the Pimms and Prosecco are chilling nicely…Now is the time to add that extra pizazz to your summer garden parties by adding some amazing close-up magic performed by Exeter’s Master of Sleight of Hand and Misdirection Gary Jones!

Please contact Gary for a no obligation quote…..

07801 950 295



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Bending Metal.

May 6th, 2019 by Gary Jones Magic


Would you like to witness your coins bending in your own hands, book Exeter’s Premier Magician Gary Jones Magic for your next event and you too will experience the magic for yourself!

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Real Magic

May 3rd, 2019 by Gary Jones Magic

Today’s blog isn’t about magic tricks, it is about “real” magic for people who are visiting Devon’s beautiful capital city Exeter over the coming months.

Exeter is full of amazing buildings and historical places, and the best way to explore the amazing magical city of Exeter is to go on one of the Red Coat walking tours. Below will give you all the details, and also check out if Gary Jones Magic is magic is performing in one of the many venues in and around this glorious city.

Here is the link.


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Fantastic Quote!

April 21st, 2019 by Gary Jones Magic

“I’d rather hustle 24/7 than slave away 9-to-5″

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Devon Magic by Gary Jones Magic

April 20th, 2019 by Gary Jones Magic

Here in glorious Devon there are only about 6 or 7 full-time professional close-up magicians, there are quite a large number part-time magicians who also have day jobs, but there are only a small handful of full-time professional magicians. Gary Jones Magic is a full-time professional magician with many years of experience, Gary is also a member of the exclusive Magic Circle and holds the highest rank of  ‘Member of the Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star’ (MIMC)

So what is the difference between the two -  Many part-time magicians can charge much less than full-time professionals because they already earn a living, so magic to them is like earning a little extra ‘pocket money’ - whereas a full-time professional will have huge business expenses and running costs etc. Now this can be confusing for a booker when they are researching prices for their event.

The prices can vary considerably as you can imagine, especially when you receive two quotes, one from a part-time magician and one from a full-time professional magician. As most people know, running a business day to day is a very expensive occupation, and full-time professional magicians have to not only invest their time to learning and perfecting their effects and skills, they also have to invest £1000’s in advertising and marketing etc.

So, the next time you need to book a magician and you get extremes in quotes please bear in mind that you may be talking to either a full-time professional magician, or a magic hobbyist who also has a day job and does a few shows to top up their earnings.

Of course the big question I hear you think is, are full-time professional magicians better than part-time magicians? I cannot answer this question as this would be a matter of opinion, and as we all know everyone has an opinion lol.

One thing you can be sure of is, 99.9% of full-time professional magicians will have Public Liability, and will be fully insured for any eventuality - and if they should become ill they will find another full-time professional magician of an excellent standard to stand in for them should you require this, and full-time professional magicians will also have a 100% money back guarantee.

Full-time professional magicians can be at a venue at the drop of a hat as they don’t have to seek time off work, especially during busy times like the summer and Christmas - And because professional magicians are working their magic 24/7 the magic effects they perform will be polished and slick, and professionals will also know when and where the magic will work best so they can advise clients to ensure you will get the best service for your event.

There are many more reasons why you should book a full-time professional for your event, but the above will give you a better idea why you may find variations in prices when you are looking for a magician for your next event.

If you would like any further information on this subject please feel free to contact Gary who will be very happy to have a chat about the points above, or how you can add that extra pizazz to your event.

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Monday Night Magic In Exeter.

March 21st, 2019 by Gary Jones Magic

Monday night magic will hopefully be heading its way back to Devon’s capital city, Exeter.

Watch this space!

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True Story

March 14th, 2019 by Gary Jones Magic

Many moons ago when I was holidaying in Spain and I was ‘cooling off’ at the water’s edge I witnessed a wave drag off a lady’s wedding and engagement rings as she was sat just where the waves were breaking. Quite a few people started to search for the rings (have you ever dropped a coin into the sand and it completely disappears?) and out of the blue a Spanish lad (he was probably about 10 years old) put on a snorkel and mask and started to search the waters edge; after 5 minutes or so we all gave up searching, not this Spanish lad, he continued searching for a good 20 minutes or so after we all gave up.

We then heard a shout, he had found one of the rings, everyone started cheering and applauding this Spanish lad. He continued to search and after a further 10 minutes or so he found the other ring, well as you can imagine by now quite a large crowd had gathered to see what was going on, and when he found the second ring everyone went mad cheering and applauding this Spanish lad!

Please think about this for a second or two, most people gave up the search after about 5 minutes and just wrote off the fact that the lady would never see her precious rings ever again, but this kid was just so determined and luckily for this lady he didn’t give up! This young boy wasn’t going to be beaten, well not without giving it more than everyone else on that hot sunny day. And just think, if he had given up the search like the rest of us that poor lady would’ve lost those precious memories, and at the end of the day our memories are the only things which are worth more than anything else!

The purpose of this post…..Do not give up or give in too soon, if you keep at it you may be pleasantly surprised with the results, anything worthwhile takes time, hard work and patience!

I would love to meet that Spanish lad again and I often wonder how well he has done in life,  he certainly taught me a lesson about determination and perseverance all those years ago!

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Latest Quote

March 2nd, 2019 by Gary Jones Magic

Hi Gary, sorry its taken me so long to write to thank you for all you did to make Dave’s party, your magic made the whole evening perfect.  There are so many partygoers who are still carrying around bent pennies and signed cards and I think the memories of the ‘magical’ evening will stay with people (especially the children) for a long time. Your ‘Mingle and Magic’ is just right for an informal party like Dave’s and blended perfectly with the music of Scenic Route.  I think they took your details for their wedding and Nick and Sue Taylor of Hanlon’s Brewery were very interested in booking you for an event.  I hope your book signing in Blackpool went well and that sales are good.

Thank you so much again for making a great party even better!

Kind regards,

Anne and Dave x

The above quote was from a house party event in the lovely Devon town of Tiverton near Exeter.

House parties are events Gary Jones Magic is an expert at, Gary is also an expert in Wedding Magic, Hotel Entertainment, Trade Shows, Works Functions…  The list is endless, if there is an event of any type then you can guarantee Gary Jones Magic has performed at many like it in the past.

If you are planning an event and you would like help in organising your event please contact Gary for free advice.

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Life’s a Beach by Gary Jones Magic

February 6th, 2019 by Gary Jones Magic

Exeter’s premier magician Gary Jones Magic’s new book is being launched at the world’s largest magic convention which is being held in Blackpool.

Gary will also be on the cover of Europe’s best selling magic magazine ‘Magicseen’

Gary wishes to thank the team at Magicseen and all the magicians and bookers for their fantastic and continued support!


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Happy New Year

December 31st, 2018 by Gary Jones Magic

Exeter Magician Gary Jones Magic has been lucky enough to have performed at some amazing venues on the run up to Christmas and the New Year, here is a partial list of some of these fantastic venues…

The Royal Duchy, Falmouth - The Grosvenor, Park Lane, London - The Sheraton, Piccadilly, London - The Grand, Torquay - The Rougemont, Exeter - HMS Drake, Plymouth - The Thurlestone, Salcombe - The Salcombe Harbour Hotel, Salcombe - Yeovilton Air Base, Yeovil -  The Council  Offices, Nottingham - Barton Marina, Barton-under-Needwood - Rockbeare Manor, Exeter - Dartmouth Naval College, Dartmouth - Exeter University, Exeter - The Raven Hotel, Hook - Kennaway House, Sidmouth and The Victoria Hotel, Sidmouth…..Phew busy busy!

Happy New Year and a very Prosperous 2019 and beyond! Gary Jones Magic x

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December 27th, 2018 by Gary Jones Magic

Gary Jones Magic hopes you have had an awesome Christmas/Holiday and would like to wish you all a Happy and Prosperous 2019 and beyond…

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Latest Quote (Rockbeare Manor)

December 2nd, 2018 by Gary Jones Magic

Hi Gary! You came to our wedding on Friday at Rockbeare Manor and I just wanted to say a massive Thank you!!! Everyone has been talking about how amazing you were! It was the perfect transition into the evening!! It was definitely a highlight of the day watching you do your magic and my grandad was talking about it all through breakfast! Thank you again!! x

Sophie Hawking  Friday 30th November 2018 Wedding at Rockbeare Manor near Exeter, Devon.

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Rockbeare Manor near Exeter…WOW!

December 2nd, 2018 by Gary Jones Magic

Rockbeare Manor just on the outskirts of the glorious city of Exeter (Gary Jones Magic’s hometown) is a first class wedding venue, it really has everything you could ask for!


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Every Picture Tells a Story!

November 19th, 2018 by Gary Jones Magic

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A mix of photos showing Exeter’s premier magician Gary Jones Magic performing at gigs and lectures both in London, and throughout the South West…..Pictures say more than words ever can!

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Latest Quote

September 23rd, 2018 by Gary Jones Magic

Latest quote……

“Saturday was the most amazing day ever and I finally got David down that aisle! There are so many thank-you’s that need to be done.

Gary Jones Magic for providing evening entertainment :). The most outstanding magician and a must see!!”

Jenna Nelson and David Nelson.

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Rosacea Cure Discovery? by Gary Jones Magic

September 20th, 2018 by Gary Jones Magic

Okay, not really a cure for Rosacea, but certainly a way to control this terrible condition…..

So first a little history regarding my Rosacea - I suffer with chronic Rosacea, and as I’ve grown older the ‘attacks’ were getting more frequent and much more severe, and it could be a real nightmare before going to a gig or a social event. Quite often I would be sitting in my car outside a gig and the skin on my nose and cheeks would literally just peel off, and often my nose looked like it was covered in burns. I remember not so long ago I was buying a bottle of wine in my local supermarket when I overheard this guy saying, “You can see he likes a drink” this was quite obviously aimed at me due to my red/purple nose and the old WC Fields syndrome….Luckily I have now found some great concealers and creams, and although they are great to hide the effects of this terrible condition, that’s all they do. That’s the trouble with Rosacea, most people have very little knowledge of this condition and the causes, they just think it’s a condition from drinking too much and too often. It has to be said, I do like a drink, but only when I go out on social occasions, which due to the nature of being a very successful magician (lol) are very rare these days!

Although my skin cleansing regime is second to none, and my diet is very healthy, and also after trying most lotions and potions aimed at Rosacea on the market, nothing would stop the attacks from happening…..Then I made an amazing discovery…..I was using antibacterial soaps because the theory is, the bad bacteria on the skin was probably causing the condition. I’ve tried using tea tree oil based soaps, charcoal based cleansers, you name it, I’ve tried it, but they all left me with really dry skin which made me looking like I had the after effects of severe sunburn and was peeling really badly. Another condition that comes with Rosacea is, dry eyes, which can lead to all types of eye problems and infections….And it was when I had a real bad eye infection that I made the amazing discovery….

After a visit to the eye doctor it was suggested that I use a mild eye cleanser to ensure the eye infection didn’t return, so on a trip to my local boots chemist I decided to try the Boots own make ‘Blepharitis Eye Lid Foam’ and after a year of using this daily I’ve not had one eye infection. I would have at least 4/5 infections a year which often coincided with a severe Rosacea attack. I just couldn’t believe the results, and for someone that specialises in close-up magic this for me was a game changer. Please stay with me, I’m getting there (lol)

I was still getting nowhere with the lotions and potions, but a couple stood out, one was a moisturiser called ‘Kalme’ which is very good indeed, but it couldn’t prevent ‘attacks’ from occurring. Then about nine weeks ago it just hit me, if I’m using antibacterial cleansers then I am also killing the good bacteria….Yes, much like the problems we are now facing with antibiotics….So, I thought to myself, any meds/creams/soaps that are for the eyes have to be very mild, and, the results I have been having using the eye foam have been amazing…..So I put 2+2 together and started to use the eye foam on my nose and cheeks. Again, the results were/are amazing, and within one week my family and friends also started to notice the difference!

I was having Rosacea attacks on a weekly basis, and about once a month I would have a severe attack, but amazingly in the last 9 weeks I have only had one attack, and that was when I had wheat due to cross contamination at a restaurant (wheat is definitely a trigger for me). So now my daily routine of putting the foam on my eyes every morning for 60 seconds and then rinsing it off has now been extended to my whole face…Gone are the soaps and antibacterial cleansers etc,  I now just use the foam morning and night along with Kalme moisturiser and the difference (for me) is just phenomenal!

I would just like to make it clear that I am nothing to do with the products above, I just want to share with fellow sufferers my experiences with this incurable condition as I know there are thousands of sufferers out there who at times will not leave their homes due to this awful condition.

I really truly do hope that my experiences and trials and errors can be of help, and if you would like to hear more of my experiences with this terrible condition please feel free to contact me.

My next Rosacea blog will be, How to lessen an attack when it happens…….

Gary Jones Magic x

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Christmas Party Time

August 26th, 2018 by Gary Jones Magic

Yes, this is being posted in August - but NOW is the best time to book Gary Jones, Exeter’s Premier Magician, before Gary gets booked up during this very busy time.


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