About

Jay Gatling Magician, smiling at the camera, whilst wearing his unique costume.

Getting to know you.

I have a classic approach to magic and I’ve been told that I have a voice that wouldn’t be out on place on Radio 4. So I like to consider myself a classical magician with a contemporary edge.

I love to entertain and engage my audiences with head scratching magic and mind bending trickery. Where solid silver rings link and unlink, cards and coins vanish impossibly at the fingertips, and tables are made to defy gravity and dance around the stage. Whether I’m speed solving a Rubik’s cube whilst blindfolded or reading your mind, I always aim to astound and amaze; creating unforgettable memories.

My professional career began in 2008 when I was given the opportunity to perform in a traditional seaside variety show. I performed in the show for six years, each year being brought back by popular demand. Since then my act has graced the stage of many more variety shows across the country, and throughout multiple theatres and holiday parks across the North Wales coast.

“Best Non-Musical Wedding Entertainment”

– Welsh National Wedding Awards 2019

Black and white image of Jay Gatling, North Wales magician

From Parties to Festivals.

I have performed for large outdoor events and festivals with my street show, and have shared my close-up magic with audiences young and old at weddings, private functions and corporate events. Some of those corporate clients include companies such as Asda, Iceland, Honda, Warner Leisure Hotels and ITV.

I am also the proud recipient of multiple awards from within the magic and wedding industries. These include the prestigious Dittia Shield for Manipulation and the Theo Speaker Cup for Stage Magic; awarded to me by the International Brotherhood of Magicians. I am particularly proud of the Best Non-Musical Wedding Entertainment/Act by the Welsh National Wedding Awards. This was awarded to me due to votes from previous brides and grooms whom I’d had the privilege of performing for at their weddings.

In the end, I love what I do as I get to make people laugh, smile and have a good time at whatever event they may be attending. I do that by sharing with them my passion for magic and entertainment, helping to make memories and bring a little positivity into the world.

“Absolutely fantastic! Not only was his magic outstanding but he is also a very warm, approachable person. Seriously, the only explanation I have for his tricks is ACTUAL MAGIC!” – Jade Ashley, Bride