The Magic of Andy Amyx

Berkeley, CA

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Andy Amyx is known around the world for his dazzling and thrilling style of magic and illusions. His peers, such as Lance Burton, applaud his enhanced style and technique which has fascinated many for years. His exceptional reputation in the magic industry has enabled his success.

Andy's first exposure to magic was in 1978, when his uncle, an original "Bozo The Clown," gave him a deck of playing cards. Andy was intrigued with what he could do with only a deck of cards. He became fascinated with magic, and he was eager to learn more.

After many years of performing for family, friends, schools, and local organizations, Andy began studying at the Chavez College of Magic in La Verne, California. There, he achieved the Chavez Certificate of Prestidigitation. Andy continued to perfect his magic by creating his own style of music, manipulation, and original costume.

Soon, he received his first award in magic from the International Brotherhood of Magicians. He took first place for his incredible stage act. This led to other awards, such as First Place at the Society of American Magicians for having the Best Manipulation Act, and in later, he was asked to perform at the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, California. Since his first performance at the Magic Castle, Andy has become one of the few favorites who regularly perform there.

Eventually, he was chosen for a six-month contract at the Musgi Resorts in Japan. Since then, Andy has returned to perform in Japan on numerous other occasions. In addition to Andy's international appearances, he has had the pleasure of performing in Guam, The Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City, Wizards in Universal City, Bally's in Las Vegas, and The Riviera in Las Vegas.

Andy has performed for private events held by Demi Moore, Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, the cast of "That 70's Show," and many others. Andy's talents have also been used for television commercials, such as for Kia and Infiniti Car Corporation. Andy has also been a consultant for several music videos, most recently two videos for Madonna. His creative influences and training of doves and pigeons were used to improve and enhance the effects of the videos.

In addition to his ability to perform, Andy is also an instructor and renowned lecturer. Andy is a frequent instructor at the Chavez College of Magic, and he continues to teach private sessions with many students of magic outside of the program. Andy is proud to admit that several of his students have won numerous awards in different magic competitions around the world. Andy has also produced teaching and instructional videos and products for magicians, which are distributed worldwide.

Andy's future plans include continuing to entertain audiences around the world. His goals as a performer are to eventually set sail, creating a contemporary spin on classic magic, for those traveling by sea. Andy sums it up by saying: "I love being an entertainer; you never know the joy of being able to bring a smile to a stranger's face."

Location

Berkeley, CA 94704

Years in business

25

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

48

Reviews

15 Reviews
  • Jen F. Oct 3, 2016
    Magician
    Verified Review
    Total Pro - Highly Recommended!
    Andy was terrific! He provided a unique, charming and (dare I say) magical experience for our guests. His talents were oo'ed and aw'ed, and he moved around the crowd with ease to keep the party lively and fun. Thank you Andy!
  • Suzanne R. Jun 29, 2016
    Magician
    Verified Review
    WOW, WOW, WOW! The magic, the illusions, the crowd interaction & the over all "WOW" factor, ANDY AMYX has it all! From the start he was quick to answer, more than fair prices and professional. He made my daughter's graduation party a moment to remember, not just for her but all of our guests. Everyone from from small children, teens, adults to the wonderfully matured seniors, we had a large age group to please. He did so seamlessly and with ease, including everyone. Leaving us full of laughter and amazed. I can't recommend him enough. If your looking for a seasoned, well educated magician (illusionist) Andy is your guy. We felt privileged to have had the experience of seeing him and can't wait until we can think of another function to hire him at once again. We have already begun recommending him to friends, family & co-workers. Want a truly memorable experience, then hire Andy Amyx, you will NOT be disappointed! Thank you Andy! Suzanne
  • Teresita P. Jun 18, 2016
    Magician
    Verified Review
    Everything went well! Thanks for great entertainment, Andy!
  • Chris C. Apr 24, 2016
    Magician
    Verified Review
    Andy was awesome. We hired him for a Cub Scout event. He responded to the quote request super quick. His pricing was competitive. His contract is common sense and he showed up on time and was ready to go on stage as agreed. His magic skills are excellent and he does a great job of getting the kids engaged and into the show.
  • Ashley H. Oct 5, 2015
    Magician
    Verified Review
    Andy goes far and above any expectation imaginable. Hire Him!
  • Marissa B. May 26, 2015
    Magician
    Verified Review
    Andy put on a great show. He had many different sets that really involved the crowd. He got us interested with his music that he provided and his props that made the show exciting. He was very friendly, professional, accommodating, and funny. I didn't really know what to expect, but everyone thought he was very entertaining, and I'm happy I chose him.
  • Zach M. Apr 6, 2015
    Magician
    Verified Review
    Andy came in, presented himself nicely and was easy to get to know. He quickly assessed his needs and where he would hold his show in our home. Within minutes he was loading in, shared his set list and how we would be entertained for our daughters birthday party with his magic and illusions. After prompt set up he was ready to go. Our age group was broad and Andy had no problem catching and keeping the crowd amused and amazed for the hour. I would definitely recommend Andy Amyx for any magic entertainment.
  • Christa V. Oct 9, 2014
    Magician
    Verified Review
    Andy's performance at my mother in law's birthday party (about 50 people) was engaging, funny and truly magical!!! He arrived on time, was very accommodating to our wishes and just a pleasure to be around. Everybody loved his show. I highly recommend him, Christa Valentin
  • Doug E. Oct 7, 2014
    Magician
    Verified Review
    Andy was the hit of the night. We had 3 acts and people all agree his was the very best. He did go above and beyond with his magic show, audience participation and graciously helped out another performer with sharing his sound system in a time of need. Days later, everyone is still raving about his show. I would recommend him to anyone anytime. Thanks Andy for making our Wedding so very special! Doug
  • Rachael M. Jun 23, 2014
    Entertainment
    Verified Review
    OMG! Andy was the best. His show was so fun and just what we needed to make our party amazing! He was fun, exciting, and nice. I will use him again and I would recommend him to everyone!
  • Paula A. May 18, 2014
    Magician
    Verified Review
    Andy performed at my husband's birthday party last night in front of 25 people. They were absolutely blown away! Andy was great to talk to and work with prior to the evening and the show. He was relaxed, well dressed, friendly and on time and brought a ton of props with him. I was 100% impressed and very happy with my lucky choice. My friends will use him and so will I....next time I next a professional magician! I LOVED ANDY AMYX!!!!!!
  • Raymond N. Mar 17, 2014
    Magician
    Verified Review
    My family could not have asked for a more entertaining, magical experience. Andy was very professional & patient. I look forward to using his services in the future. I can recommend him highly.
  • Valaree H. Nov 4, 2013
    Magician
    Verified Review
    Andy was awesome! I hired Andy for my son's 9th birthday party and not only were the kids all stunned, the adults were as well. He performed a kid friendly show with some good humor for all ages. Andy met us at our house, right on schedule, and performed right on schedule....for a good, almost hour which was just the right amount of time for the audience to be amazed but still wondering! Andy was very professional but very down to earth and super easy to work with. I don't think I would change anything, honestly, we had a great time and my son will definitely be talking about this for the next months! =)
  • Brenda M. Oct 21, 2013
    Magician
    Verified Review
    Andy did an AMAZING SHOW! for our company....Our event was a small trade show. Andy captured the crowd and he tied in our company name with his show. He is truly a professional that I would hire again~! Thanks Andy your the BEST>>>>
  • Cyndie W. Oct 20, 2013
    Magician
    Verified Review
    Andy was very professional, kept in touch with me by phone to confirm he would be at the party. Andy arrived when he said he would and totally amazed a group of 15 year old girls and boys. The fifty-somethings in the crowd were also amazed! Great show, couldn't ask for anything more!

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Andy Amyx is known around the world for his dazzling and thrilling style of magic and illusions. His peers such as Lance Burton applaud his enhanced style and technique, which has fascinated many for years. His exceptional reputation in the magic industry has enabled his success. Andy's first exposure to magic was in 1978 when his uncle, an original "Bozo The Clown", gave him a deck of playing cards. Andy was intrigued with what he could do with only a deck of cards. He became fascinated with magic and he was eager to learn more. After many years of performing for family, friends, schools, and local organizations, Andy began studying at the Chavez College of Magic in La Verne, California. There he achieved the Chavez Certificate of Prestidigitation. Andy continued to perfect his magic by creating his own style of music, manipulation, and original costume. Soon he received his first award in magic from the International Brotherhood of Magicians. he took first place for his incredible stage act. This lead to other awards such as First Place at the Society of American Magicians for having the Best Manipulation Act and in later was asked to perform at the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, California. Since his first performance at the Magic Castle Andy has become one of the few favorites who regularly perform there. Eventually was chosen for a six-month contract at the Musgi Resorts in Japan. Since then Andy has returned to perform in Japan on numerous other occasions. In addition to Andy's international appearances he has had the pleasure of performing in Guam, The Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City, Wizards in Universal City, Bally's in Las Vegas, and The Riviera in Las Vegas. Andy has performed for private events held by Demi Moore, Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, the cast of "That 70's Show" and many others. Andy's talents have also been used for television commercials such as for Kia and Infiniti Car Corporation. Andy has also been a consultant for several music videos most recently two videos for Madonna. His creative influences and training of doves and pigeons where used to improve and enhance the effects of the videos. In addition to his ability to perform Andy is also an instructor and renowned lecturer. Andy is a frequent instructor at the Chavez College of Magic and continues to teach private sessions with many students of magic outside of the program. Andy is proud to admit that several of his students have won numerous awards in different magic competitions around the world. Andy has also produced teaching and instructional videos and products for magicians which are distributed worldwide. Andy's future plans include continuing to entertain audiences around the world. His goals as a performer are to eventually set sail creating a contemporary spin on classic magic for those traveling by sea. Andy sums it up by saying: "I love being an entertainer, you never know the joy of being able to bring a smile to a stranger's face."