Talk Magic Podcast | Russ Stevens Talks Magic In Britains Got Talent

Jan 08, 09:00 PM

This week on Talk Magic we have Russ Stevens who is a legend of magic in the UK. Russ Stevens' career started in 1977 when at the age of sixteen, he won the coveted Magic Circle Young Magician of the Year Competition. Later that year he starred in their annual show in London's West-End, and was an immediate hit turning professional at the beginning of 1978. The years that followed saw a succession of appearances on prime-time television shows including a Paul Daniels Summer Special, The Magic Circle Show, The Good Old Days (for which Russ has the distinction of being the youngest magician to ever appear in the programs twenty-five year history), Blue Peter, Starburst, Illusions and Blackpool Bonanza. Also notable during this time was his appearance on the Snowy White pop video Bird of Paradise which reached number six in the UK pop charts. As well as an exceptional career as a magician and an illusionist Russ also founded RSVP Magic which has been responsible for some of the best an

This week on Talk Magic we have Russ Stevens who is a legend of magic in the UK.

Russ Stevens' career started in 1977 when at the age of sixteen, he won the coveted Magic Circle Young Magician of the Year Competition. Later that year he starred in their annual show in London's West-End, and was an immediate hit turning professional at the beginning of 1978.

The years that followed saw a succession of appearances on prime-time television shows including a Paul Daniels Summer Special, The Magic Circle Show, The Good Old Days (for which Russ has the distinction of being the youngest magician to ever appear in the programs twenty-five year history), Blue Peter, Starburst, Illusions and Blackpool Bonanza. Also notable during this time was his appearance on the Snowy White pop video Bird of Paradise which reached number six in the UK pop charts.

As well as an exceptional career as a magician and an illusionist Russ also founded RSVP Magic which has been responsible for some of the best and most creative instructional instructional magic DVD's ever made.  Over the years RSCP has been responsible for magic DVD's from the likes of Jamie Allen, Lee Smith, Martin Sanderson and Gary Jones to name a few.

Russ now works very closely with Britains Got Talent.  He has been responsible for rise in popularity of magic acts on the programme and now works full time with BGT making sure magic is represented in the very best way possible.

Finally Russ is also in charge of The Blackpool Magic Society that every year plans The Blackpool Magic Convention.  Over the last few years the convention has gone from strength under the watchful eye of Russ.