Some delighted customers
These are some comments taken from some of the press coverage, emails, letters, tweets, and thank you cards that Rob has received over the last ten years of professional performance.
Also see the GALLERY for some visual testimonials!
Twitter feedback: Evan Davis (presenter of Dragons' Den) and Kym Lomas (from Coronation street) both hired Rob James for their events last year.
Rob James is literally unbelievable. We are a set of barristers'
chambers which held its christmas party last night. Rob amazed everyone, including the High Court judges, who are professional sceptics.
Not only that, but he has a wonderful manner and fitted in perfectly. As far as we are concerned he is the only magician to have at your party. In fact he's already got another job lined up through one of last night's attendees as a result. Thanks again, Rob
Richard Sarll, Barrister, Seven King's Bench Walk, London
Apart from being a very nice guy, Rob James has the ability to beguile an audience with his extensive and varied mystical performance. In a room full of sales and systems professionals, Rob managed to amaze even the most sceptical, who said they “could never be fooled”
The next day back at the office everyone was talking about “The Magician” and even people who did not attend the event were asking about his brilliant show.
Rob certainly made the event a memorable one and most importantly ensured the night was a success and I am sure we will be inviting him back for future events.
Quentin Grosvenor, Yorkshire Building Society, Bristol
"Rob was simply phenomenal at my 40th birthday party at Adam Street Members Club. He casually mingled with guests in small groups, performing stunning tricks that none of us could work out. His close-up magic was the best I have ever seen, plus he was extremely professional and courteous. I would absolutely hire him again for any future events, and would highly recommend him to others."
Simon Birkenhead www.simonbirkenhead.com
My partner and I were both celebrating our 50th birthdays this year and held a party at the Queen’s Stand, Epsom to mark the occasion. Rob came along to entertain our guests and he was, quite simply, outstanding. Despite the fact that he was under scrutiny from at least six guests at any one time, no-one spotted a thing and we were all completely mystified as to how rings, glasses and money could disappear and end up in the most unlikely of places.
Rob was a huge success and everyone was talking about his magic long after he had left on the evening. Not only was Rob an accomplished magician but he was pleasant with it and mixed easily with our guests. He comes highly recommended!!
Sandy Rhodes, Surrey.
Thank you very much indeed for your labours on Saturday night. It was hugely successful and we were still talking about your amazing sleights of hand on the golf course yesterday. My son was describing the coin under the watch routine. Amazing!
I hope that we get to meet you again at some point - in the meantime, you have left your mark!
Sue Lawley, former Desert Island Discs presenter - Rob was hired for her 60th birthday party in Barnes, London
Thank you very much for entertaining at our staff conference last week. Your performance kept energy levels up and left people totally astonished. Thanks so much!
Jenni Tucker, Gwerin Housing, Newport - Rob has worked at two of their conferences - 2005 & 2006
Thank you so much for your contribution to the evening. We thoroughly enjoyed having you there and I know that a few people took your card so I hope that further business develops for you. All the best and many thanks once again.
Jane Healey, House of Commons, London
I have had a LOT of positive feedback regarding your work, everybody thought you were fantastic. If we have a magician at one of our Christmas/Summer parties again, you will be the one we want!
Mark Wheatly, Sift Web Design, Bristol
Thank you so much for all you did at Lizzie & Warren’s wedding on Saturday. You were a great success and I admired how you dealt with awkward (somewhat inebriated) disbelievers. As you know I followed you around a bit (because I could) so I sometimes knew what was coming next and I still couldn’t see how you did it! You are very skilled at your art!
The day was deemed a great success by all guests and I thank you for your part in that.
Many, many thanks
Dr Martin Nancekievill
Everyone thought you were excellent - 'gobsmacked' and 'I watched him all the time so how did he do that?!' are just two of comments.
Maria Rodman, Goldsmith Williams Solicitors, Liverpool - Rob has worked at three of their post-Christmas parties - 2005, 2006 and 2007
Just to thank you for taking part in our documentary filming for Channel 4. The magic performance was great and looks wonderful in the programme!
Jane Moss, Production Manager,
Diverse Production Limited, London
I would just like to thank you for performing at our client Christmas party. I have to say even the most cynical of clients thought your tricks were fantastic and everyone who I spoke to mentioned how impressed they were with you. We were all impressed that there was not a single 'cheesy' trick in your portfolio! Once I know the date of our next Christmas party, I'll let you know!
Wendy Owens, Marketing Manager,
Intelligent Print Solutions London
As a corporate event planner, I can't afford to take risks when it comes to hiring entertainment for my clients. Apart from being an excellent magician, I have found Rob James to be a great person to deal with. I have engaged him on several occasions and would have absolutely no hesitation in doing so again.
Jane Reay, Proprieter,
Event Management.com, Bristol
Thank you very much for the entertainment at our sales conference. It certainly made a great finish to the day's events and everyone was suitably impressed with your magic!
John Glyn Davies, National Sales Manager,
Helphire Group plc Bath
Thank you so very much for your fantastic contribution to our wedding... We have heard so much from the guests about your breathtaking magic tricks. I have to say that we heard a lot about your disarming charm too! We would be delighted to recommend you highly to anyone who wants a sophisticated and charming magical magician!
Mr. and Mrs. V. Tanner, Oxfordshire - Rob worked at their wedding at Highclere Castle in Newbury
The magic you performed stunned and amazed all that viewed it, elevating the atmosphere of our formal ball to levels that even the most experienced entertainer could not imagine. Your professional, unobtrusive yet friendly approach meant that guests experienced the perfect evening, dazzled by your skill!
This is not just the view of the executive committee, but also of the entire Junior Common Room (which consists of over 450 people). This was highlighted at our recent meeting when one member from the floor expressed that 'The magician was fantastic!
David Robinson, Hulme Hall Junior Common Room
Rob. I just wanted to say thank you for coming to our wedding on Sunday at Rowton Hall in Chester. Our guests were talking about the magic and illusions you performed long into the night. Thank you very much indeed for giving up so much of your time on Sunday to come along. Sue is very annoyed that she didnt get an opportunty to stand for the full 2 hours and watch you rather than mess around with pictures!
Thanks again Rob and we look forward to hopefully seeing you again very soon
"I don't know how to thank you enough for helping us make New Years Eve go with such a bang - what a tremendous evening. It was all started so well with you astounding people with card tricks in the bar, carried on through the meal and just seemed to continue all through the night. I'm so pleased you were able to stay and enjoy the rest of the evening with us. A VERY big thank your for all your sleights of hand and trickery!"
Stuart R. Dunn, Knowle Golf Club, Bristol
Thank you so much for your tremendous contribution to our party last weekend. You really were the star turn. Everyone who has written to us since has referred to you in tones of amazement. If they are all too old to believe in fairies they certainly now believe in magic.
We are sure that, in years to come, those who were present will not recall what the party was about but they will remember the magician.
With renewed thanks and every good wish for the future.
Michael B. Evanson, Bath