Mindreader - Anthony Laye
Magician available for hire, based in New South Wales
English charm, wit, exceptional manners and very strange accent, Anthony’s refined performances of mind reading and mind control captivates audiences leaving them intrigued and thoroughly entertained. From an intimate demonstration for a small group to a full show for thousands, Anthony demonstrates the power of the mind in a compelling and thought provoking way.
Anthony’s initial performances were of the traditional style ‘roving magic’, later deepening his skills, focusing on psychological illusions and mind reading.
Before becoming one of the UK’s most sought after Entertainers, Anthony had set himself up for a career as a carpenter. At 21 he opened up a joinery business and also developed a strange hobby in Magic.... which he discovered is actually a profession. After 5 years as a business owner the turning point came when he arrived at a burnt down workshop with nothing but a white ceramic toilet still standing in the ashes. After realising he was able to make a workshop vanish it was time to pursue a full time career as an Entertainer, although he does now refrain from using fire in his act.
Anthony was awarded Best Magic Act 2007 and gaining acceptance to the Prestigious Magic Circle in London. He worked with the Geneva Theatre Company, acting as a consultant in a then current production. He also went on to appear for T4, BBC, SKY ONE and ITV on National UK TV.
Anthony has entertained a number of high profile companies and was requested to perform at a private function for Formula 1 driver Nigel Mansell. Now residing in Australia, Anthony took on the challenge of completing 40 Shows in 40 Days in 40 Different locations around South and Eastern Australia to raise money and awareness for The McGrath Foundation. Appearing in over 100 newspapers and featuring on over 70 radio stations Anthony took his ‘off the wall’ show into regional and rural Australia.
Not like your usual Psychic, Anthony has not suddenly been given a sixth sense from a near death experience or a lighting bolt to the head. In fact he claims no psychic ability!
The most entertaining display of the impossible is now in Australia!
A high energy 30 minute mind reading show , you will be booking a sophisticated and breathtaking performance. Anthony will treat your audience with respect and intelligence leaving them intrigued and inspired. Delightfully witty and phenomenally talented, Anthony presents a ground breaking form of entertainment taking the audience on a thought provoking journey.
Close Up Magic
Imagine if you will, having thoughts seemingly plucked from your head or having your actions predicted before you make them. Using a subtle blend of psychology, misdirection, sleight of hand and showmanship, Anthony has developed an entirely different kind of act that makes his audiences question, ‘what is he actually capable of?’
People will laugh and shake their heads in disbelief, some people will be shocked to silence but one thing is for sure: Anthony’s performance touches his audience on a personal level, leaving them thinking, ‘if mind reading is possible it must look like this.’
Whatever hospitality plans you have for your next event, having Anthony perform up close and personal will get guests talking and creating a buzz, generating a memorable event that will be talked about weeks, months even years later.
Cocktail party to a Gala Dinner, Anthony will move freely between your guests, interacting with each other building new relations and strengthening existing. With a sophisticated and professional approach, Anthony treats his audiences with respect and intelligence ensuring they feel empowered not alienated.
"All our entertainers went well on Friday. A stand out however was Anthony. People are still talking about him." Jessica Chasen, Henry Schein Halas
"Awesome, dazzling, amazing, unbelievable, incredible, Australia’s Pre-eminent Mind Reader" Jean Kittson, Performer, Writer, Comedian
"This is Phenomenal" SAFM