I grew up in Bridgend, South Wales. My initial interest in magic was sparked at age 8; I was given a magic set for Christmas. I have great memories of watching The Paul Daniels Magic Show with my Grandma and Grandad. They used to spoil me with cake and ice-cream and we loved watching his shows. Later on in life I reviewed a number of his TV shows for Abra magazine (the world’s only weekly magic magazine at that time, now defunct) and he was a major influence on my magical upbringing, helping to turn me into the sparkling patter comedy magician I am today.
I listened to my parents who encouraged me to do well at my school work. I had always taken an interest in my grandparents’ medications and thus embarked on a Pharmacy Degree at Manchester University. [Read more…]