Card Shark & Magician
Tariq the magician can provide breathtaking magic at any venue to make your event even more memorable. Let your clients witness his ‘out of this world’ magic close-up and personal, so they are able to see that anything is possible when Tariq performs. Tariq is also an outstanding card shark and can amaze your clients with his tricks and skills.
Watch a borrowed ring vanish from his hand, to appear locked inside a wallet in his back pocket, visually turn blank paper into real money, cough up a spectators signed card, and reveal things you are merely thinking! Tariq has performed throughout Europe at top venues and to numerous celebrities, which include Davina McCall, Chris Evans, Melinda Messenger and even comic genius Eric Sykes. In 2003 he wrote and starred in a hidden camera magic show for challenge and Trouble TV. Tariq has also written and filmed for a magic television show on Channel 4 which was aired in January 2006.
Tariq risks his life for his audience, performs unbelievable mind reading tricks you witness on TV, controls spectators bodies, and performs some amazing mini illusions such as seeming to cut off and then restore someone’s arm with a butchers knife… pleasant! Perfect if you have a large audience and a short space of time to make a good impression.
Close-up magic is perfect for any function. Mix-and-mingle or magic while guests are seated for dinner are great ways to get people socialising with one another and to impressively entertain guests. Tariq’s close up magic is like no other. Combing psychological techniques, mind-reading, and adept sleight of hand which you can scrutinise to your heart’s content, you will be left wondering just how he read your mind, floated you personal possessions, and even gave you back the watch you thought you were wearing!
Along with corporate events, Tariq has been booked as a card shark to perform his amazing dexterity on tv shows such as:
Johnny Vegas 18 Stone Of Idiot
Daily Mail advert
Have a game of Poker with Tariq and he will demonstrate:
Location of any card named without looking.
Locating the aces after the pack has been shuffled, within five seconds, sometimes even four!
Dealing a perfect poker hand after the cards have been shuffled and cut by spectators.
Numerous cuts, shuffles and false dealings.
Standard Length of Performance:
Tariq usually performs close-up mix and mingle magic for between 1-3 hours, or performs a comical 20-40 minute stage show.
¶ Provides breathtaking magic
¶ Witness his ‘out of this world’ magic
¶ Will amaze audiences
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Here’s what Tariq – Card Shark & Magician’s clients said:
Wow! Tariq was fantastic! We all loved his amazing tricks and he was charming-he totally ‘got’ the mood and many said he really was the best Magician they has ever had the privilege to see! Please pass on our thanks and I hope he enjoyed it as much as we did!? Huge thanks for all your help!
Private Client (via Contraband)
Just a quick note of grateful thanks finding Tariq for us last Saturday. He was absolutely perfect, a huge hit (especially with the ladies) and performed some amazing close up..We would definitely use him again in a business capacity and would happily recommend him to others. Really pleased and many thanks, sincerely appreciated.
Private Client (via Contraband)
Everything went great…both kids and adults loved Tariq who was very professional and smiled the whole way through.
Tariq was fantastic and my client loved him equally.
George P Johnson
We absolutely loved Tariq. All were superb and it helped make our night an absolute winner. I’ll definitely be coming back to you in the future for other entertainment.
Tariq was absolutely fantastic and he went down so well with everyone, I think they wanted him to stay all night so they could try and work out what he was doing.
The event went very well thanks. Tariq was fabulous. He was very entertaining and everyone I spoke to was impressed by his magic. Many thanks for helping to make our event such a success. We hope Tariq enjoyed the evening too. I also look forward to working with you again.
Tariq gave us a terrific performance. We were thrilled. He was especially good with the children. The little ones followed him around and he used them very imaginatively as helpers (which I’m sure wasn’t easy!. Do pass on to him our thanks and appreciation. I will certainly use your services again should the occasion arise.
The Yacht, Temple Fortune
Tariq was great. Thanks for all your help with everything. Looking forward to working with you on something else.
Thanks, it went really well. We had great feedback from guests who thought Tariq was wonderful. Really great tricks and some asked me where I found him. He was very professional, he looked the part and wowed everyone.
It was really great to have Tariq on site and he was very focused on our objective and engaged everyone with laughter! Bang on what we needed, and adequate for the audience and in comparison to the other sponsors. Thank you again for such an easy and smooth preparation. There was no further briefing required, great mind reading 🙂 I hope to work with you again in the future.
George P. Johnson
My party was a great success and Tariq was excellent. Tariq must have found his performance with my band playing at the time a challenge, but he coped admirably. My guests were very impressed. You organised everything very well and I can recommend your company & Tariq to everyone.
Creative Computing Solutions Limited
Brilliant, thank you! Tariq was excellent and went down really well.
Many British magicians have the skill but few have the personality to back it up. Tariq is one of the rare breed that successfully combine the two.
Series Producer, Playing Tricks
Please pass on my thanks to Tariq (a BIG hit), Big Grey (very funny) and Jen (a popular lady) for their performances on Fri 13 Jun. Our summer ball was a great success and their involvement definitely played a huge part in giving an eccentric party feel. Many thanks for your invaluable assistance. I look forward to asking for your advice in the future.
Just an email to say a big big thanks. Tariq was just amazing, the kids loved him. You were right about them getting star struck. He was perfect for our event.
Just a quick note to say thank you for Saturday evening – Tariq was fantastic and really worked the crowd! Have a great Christmas and I hope to work with you again in the New Year.
Tariq was great. Highly recommended. Thank you so much for organizing it.
I just wanted to let you know that Tariq did an amazing job for us at our event last week in Copenhagen. I have already received some great feedback regarding Tariq’s interaction with not only the delegates but our team. His professionalism and energy was infectious and really added to our presence at the conference. His magic was fantastic and really wowed the crowd!!
Tariq was great. Our delegates really enjoyed it and the magic certainly provided a good talking point before our presentations. Please do send on our thanks to Tariq and we will certainly let you know should we hold another event at which a magician would be suitable.
The London Business Forum
Tariq wowed everyone with his card tricks; he helped to make our party a truly memorable event!
The feedback is that, like last year, Tariq was fantastic. We had some great feedback from guests that they thought he was really entertaining and our staff were still discussing his tricks a few days after the event!
Help the Hospices
I didn’t see much of Tariq as I was working in another room but all feedback I’ve heard has been very positive, he interacted brilliantly with people and the client was very happy.
Our Kid Brother
The event went very well on Thursday. Tariq was excellent; I actually believe that he is truly magic – like Harry Potter! Would 100% book him again.
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
Tariq was fantastic yesterday. It was a real tough crowd once the majority of the media and visitors had gone but he kept going and I must admit was really impressive working with such difficult merchandise!
John Lewis Plc (via Contraband)
The party went really well! The Magician went down a treat really really good…I would defiantly book the magician again!
RPMC (via Contraband)
The event went very well thank you, Tariq & Alison were great & went down very well with the client so please do pass on my thanks. Will hopefully work with you again soon.
TBA Plc (via Contraband)
All of the acts were really popular, everyone loved the acrobats and were amazed by the table magician.
Kent College Pembury (via Contraband)
All of your entertainers on Thursday were lovely, punctual and very good. The event was a great success. Many Thanks.
GDC Themed Events Ltd (via Contraband)
Some of the feedback I have had is: “He was incredible! Some of the best magic I’ve ever seen!”; “I thought he was amazing, mind blowing in fact! I was totally blown away by his magic and he totally captured his audience. Would definitely recommend!” Many thanks – we’ll keep him in mind for any future events.
XChanging Global Insurance Solutions (via Contraband)
Thank you, it went brilliantly – everyone was very happy with the result! All of the performers were superb – both Jeff and Jane had queues for the whole evening and were very much in demand! Tariq was fantastic – he was thoroughly entertaining and his act was great – I have no idea how he does it! I overheard several people singing his praises and recommending him to other guests…..Thank you so much for all your help, all of the entertainers were great and it was so easy working with you – I am sure we will be in contact again. Many thanks!
Devonshire’s Solicitors (via Contraband)
The band, DJ and magician were absolutely excellent. The guests had a fantastic night. I would definitely use all 3 acts again. It was such a brilliant night, please pass my thanks onto all of them.
TMG Plc (via Contraband)
Saturday was great, Tariq and Megumi were brilliant, true professionals and the guests loved them. Please send our thanks to them both.
Plain Jane Events (via Contraband)
Tariq was excellent and friendly and amazing. His tricks were lots of fun and some were jawdropping. He was great – thank you
Private Client (via Contraband)
As always the boys and Tariq were fantastic. Ever the professionals and look after themselves which always cements in my mind why we book them!
John Lewis Plc (via Contraband)
Tariq was fantastic – he went down really well at the event and really added to the mystique of the night.
Custard Communications Ltd (via Contraband)
Tariq was great…..One of our staff said he was better than any magician she had seen in Vegas! Had really great feedback from everyone in the office. Would highly recommend him!!
Kittcatt Nohr Digitas (via Contrabans)
The whole event went very well! Everyone you supplied did an excellent job!
19 Events (via Contraband)
Tariq was great last night. He really helped contribute to a fab event; The guests and organiser all enjoyed themselves…
The Brewery on Chiswell Street Ltd (via Contraband)
… the magician was the hit of the night – so many clients were blown away, including my CEO from Japan. I will not hesitate to book him again!! Thank you so much.
Rakuten Linkshare (via Contraband)
Tariq was amazing and the perfect choice to help us with our training. He was very helpful and was able to modify his tricks to suit our campaign which was great to see…Thanks again for all your help.
Sense Marketing Services (via Contraband)
Tariq – Card Shark & Magician’s Previous Clients:
Hilton International entertainments/ Gary Brown Associates
Big Hand People
Hamleys Toy shop
The David Berglas Organisation
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