Party Magician & Corporate Entertainment
When you hire Jody Greig you can be sure that your guests will love his comedy routines: fast paced, interactive and very funny! Jody is a top magician and is in demand to perform at parties and corporate events all over Scotland and the UK.
With his unique skill set, engaging performance style and many years of experience, Jody knows exactly how to entertain your guests and mesmerise your clients. Jody works with you to ensure that your event is a great success. His versatile range of exciting magic means that you can book Jody with peace of mind: quality entertainment will be forever be remembered!
Wherever Jody goes and whatever the event, he leaves a lasting impression by creating magical moments of joy, wonder and laughter. He will recommend and perform the most suitable entertainment for you: Close up, walk-around, mix ‘n’ mingle, parlour or stage. Common type of events that Jody is booked for include private parties, drinks receptions, dinners, BBQ’s and boat parties. Contact Jody today and discuss your event requirements.
Stage Magician: Is Jody the best Scottish Spy Since Sean Connery?
Some children want to be footballers, rock stars or astronauts. Not Jody… He wanted to be a spy! The lure of fast cars, glamorous women and high tech gadgets was the way he wanted to roll. Jody did what any self-respecting wannabe spy would do… He taught himself! Follow his hilarious and sometimes dangerous journey, as he learned the skills that would lead him to become a top level, unemployed, secret agent! This show is a fantastic mix of comedy, mystery and magic. Guaranteed to leave you shakin’ … with laughter!
“We booked Jody Magician for our office Christmas Party which was for about 60 people on a boat cruising along the forth. Jody did such a great job entertaining everyone in a very unconventional location! All night we could hear clapping and cheering coming from wherever he was performing so it really got everyone excited for when it was their turn to see his routine. Jody is great at breaking the ice with all different types of people and making sure that even the more cynical spectators are really involved in his performance. Also – great value for money given that we were on the boat for 3 hours so he was stuck with us for the whole time!” Christmas Party (On a Boat!), Katy Millington
“Hi Jody, Thank you very much for performing at The Balconie Inn last week, it was a thoroughly entertaining show. The feedback from my customers was amazing, and I shall definitely be booking you again. The feedback from the customers was that it was a very well thought out performance, and it was delivered perfectly, with the right amount of audience participation. I will be in touch over the summer to get you booked again, Thank you once again.” Ralph Mercer, The Balconie Inn
“Seen you last night on the boat party & thought you were absolutely mind blowing! You are one amazing magician xx” Boat Party, Kerry Condie
“Thank you so much for performing at our party on Saturday.
All our guests were absolutely thrilled by your amazing tricks and no one managed to work out how you did any of them! A really successful addition to our event – in fact just magic! Best wishes, Elaine & David Taylor.” Party Magic, House Party, Elaine & David Taylor
“Hi Jody. Absolutely fantastic performance last night for the Ocean Terminal CLASP event. I’ve made my rounds with the retailers and your contribution to the evening is the most talked about they loved it. Thank you so much and I if hear of anyone or if I myself am in the need of 1st class entertainer you are the 1st person I’ll call. Thanks Jody!” Ocean Terminal Xmas Party, Martin Bowden
“This is a fun show that’s like hanging out with a good mate and great storyteller with magic in between. It’s all good-natured fun, that had the audience in stitches at one point, then scratching our heads and wondering how he did that the next. Jody’s the best Scottish spy since Sean Connery.” Symon O’Hagan
“Really great show! A sublime blend of magic, mentalism and comedy. A well put together act that embraces it’s theme throughout. Go see it and watch a talented magician at work.” Hugh James
“Absolutely brilliant show! Loads of laugh, great fun and magic that we’ve not stopped talking about since. We’ll be back next year!” Duncan Sharp
“Amazing show! Fun, laughter and mystery throughout. Brilliant!” Stefeny Smith
“Thoroughly enjoyed this. The secret agent idea works well and binds the show together nicely. Jody has a real presence and is obvioulsy an extremely talented magician. Expect more form the cardsmith!” Mike Pinkerton
“Went to see Aye Spy last night with some friends and can honestly say, it was one of the best shows I have seen at the Festival. If you like comedy, magic and great storytelling then you won’t see a better show! Jody Greig is clearly a very talented man who had the audience laughing, cheering and there was a lot of head scratching going on… people wondering how the hell he pulled it off. Superb night and cam’t recommend it highly enough. Hopefully he is back next year as I will definitely be going to see him.” Derek Smith
Magic Festival: The Secret Room (Lauriston Castle)
Jody Magician turned ‘Mystery Tour Guide’ as he brought his bespoke show to The Secret Room at Lauriston Castle for the Edinburgh International Magic Festival. This brilliantly crafted and sell out show earned fantastic reviews as it was themed around the history, mystery and magic of one of Edinburgh’s hidden treasures.
Jody proposed the question: Could your environment affect your choices?
Guests were treated to an incredible journey, whilst making all the choices along the way. Numbers, Locations and famous Edinburgh and Scottish people were selected by the audience. Using an important stone tablet horoscope – located in the Southside of the building, reality became blurred with the magic of divination and a series of predictions and final twist revealed.
To read more about this show and unlock the secrets of the secret room, click the link below…
Location: Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh
I welcomed guests to The Study – A room steeped in history and mystery. Playing the role of Mystery Tour Guide (and not a magician from Edinburgh!), I explained that it is easy to get a feel for a place based on the things that we can see, however it is the things that are less obvious and things we cannot see that create the feeling of mystery. I directed the attention of our guests to something mysterious and fascinating that was hiding in plain sight.
I explained that in the book, called “The History of Scottish Philosophy”, the author George Campbell suggests that our environment can affect the decisions we make. So, the question I proposed was this:
Is it possible that a place such as Lauriston Castle – can affect our choices?
We began our journey with a quest: a spectator had a free choice of identical envelopes, each containing a different outcome. Choose the wrong envelope and the quest for everyone would be over… Followed by an uncomfortable and awkward silence for the following 13 minutes! No pressure! Some of the indifferent choices included the following:
- You have been found playing golf on the croquet lawn. End of Quest.
- You have had an argument in the Japanese friendship garden. End of Quest.
- You have mistakenly thought that the southern Italian furniture was from Ikea. End of Quest.
I’ll be honest and say, at this point, I did feel a bit like the Limmy character Falconhoof!
If the correct choice was chosen, then there would be reference made to the stone tablet found on the south-side of the Lauriston Castle building. The tablet, built into the wall, was an Astrological chart designed by John Napier – a famous Scottish mathematician.
This provided the premise for what was to follow.
The Astrological chart of divination (or Horoscope) dates back to ancient times and is based on the positioning of the moon, sun and planets. The constant movement of the planets means that the charts were sensitive to angles – hence the square within a diamond. With maths and numbers being at the very heart of astrology, mathematicians such as Pythagoras and John Napier believed that all objects and interactions had numerical relationships.
Would this prove to be true? Would our Astrological Chart be the divination between numbers and the choices made?
Only our guests of The Secret Room would find out.
Moving on, I explained that a standard deck of playing cards are derived from Tarot cards and, coincidentally, they also seem to tally with the Gregorian calendar: 52 cards in a deck represent the weeks of the year. The deck is made up 4 suits that represent each season of the year. Each suit has 13 cards that represent the 13 lunar cycles. If you add up all the spots in a deck, including the joker, that comes to 365. Coincidence? I’m not so sure!
In other words, a deck of playing cards where the perfect tool to help us complete our quest. A free card was then chosen by the audience. Not in a traditional sense, in that a card was selected from a pack, but by asking individual members of the audience to provide the information (value, colour and suit) they thought about. Each of the cards in this deck represented a week of the year that a famous Scot – past or present – was born on. A famous person was chosen and our own Horoscope was completed.
This is a type of magic and performance that I absolutely love to do. The magic is in the meaning and the meaning is magical. It takes time to put something like this together. It requires research and the bringing together of knowledge – old and new – that really gets the creative juices flowing. It is then a case of finely crafting the show before having the pleasure of perform it for people. I really find this whole experience challenging, invigorating and wonderfully satisfying.
Naturally, the show finished with a twist. I can’t tell you what that twist was but, the secret of The Secret Room is in the origins of the word Horoscope.
If you have a venue or theme for which you would like to create a show, then please do get in touch and I would be delighted to discuss it with you. Feel free to check out my Creative Magician Solutions page and you can Contact me here.
Trade Shows & Branding
Jody will design effects and presentations that suit your company style and values. As a trade show magician, Jody will make sure that people come to you!
♣ Increase Your Sales
♣ Generate More Leads
♣ Deliver Your Message
♣ Bespoke Branding
♣ Unique Customer Experience
♣ Attracts Attention For You
Company demographics, values and responsibilities.
Discussing requirements and ideas for your bespoke service.
Creating bespoke branded effects and presentation that engage your audience with your company’s values.
Discuss and evaluate designs to develop and finalise event presentation.
Attendance and performances.
Evaluation and reflection.