Erik Backes Magic
Erik Backes Magic

Erik Backes Magic

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Introduction: My job is to add something special to your event, something to make it truly memorable. My goal isn't to walk around and do magic tricks for people, it's to make sure people are having a good time. Magic is just the vehicle I use to do that. Magic is something that people of all ages and backgrounds can enjoy, it's a great way to help get your guests interacting with each other, it crosses language barriers and helps people ignore their differences by giving them something they can all enjoy. Magic is a great addition to any event, If you're looking for a stage show it can work for anything from a children's party in your living room, to a corporate event on a large stage. Strolling magic is a great addition to your wedding, office party, fundraiser, birthday party or just a social event for you and your friends. I have worked all these events in all different venues, backyards, living rooms, banquet halls, restaurants, car dealerships, retirement homes and even the stage at Muckleshoot casino. I have worked for The Columbia Tower Club, Mercedes Benz of Fife, Amazon, Disney and many more.

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and punctuality.

Excellent 4.9

15 reviews


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Erika T.


He was amazing thoughtful caring funny and absolutely genuine! When asked he could do his performance clean or adult depending on group. So would i hire him again? Yes! I plan on calling him & his assistant 1st every time! Had everyone laughing and wows like his performance is funny. Interactive. Everyone had nothing but great things to say about having him for our event.
Oct 17, 2021
Rachel P.


We had a pandemic bar mitzvah for our son outdoors. We had to change the date, time, and venue multiple times and he was always responsive. He arrived on time and did a great job walking around and engaging the guests wi ty magic tricks. He even stopped me for a minute to make sure I got to see a little “magic” for the night! Many guests said he did a great job and they enjoyed it. He was a great value compared to other options and a perfect fit for our event.
Aug 3, 2020
Emily B.


Attendees were all amazed at his magic tricks. Traveled around the venue he definitely added to our successful event. I would definitely recommend him.
Dec 16, 2019


I enjoyed working with Erik. Very professional. I had a birthday party with at least 200 people. Erik move through the crowd like a CHAMP. I was reminded over and over again. Just how great he preformed. Don't hesitate. He's worth it. Thanks Erik.
Erik Backes Magic's reply
thanks Nathaniel, I look forward to working together again
Oct 31, 2017
Neal B.


Eric was amazing! He not only had us all laughing but his magic was awesome!He made the evening special and memorable. Would highly recommend him.
Erik Backes Magic's reply
Thanks for the kind words Neal! I hope we get to work together again!
Aug 15, 2017
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Erik Backes


  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I always enjoy working with new clients, I try to answer any questions they may have and make sure they know exactly what they are getting.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have worked closely with a mentor who has 40+ years of experience teaching and performing magic. I also spend time working in a local magic shop which really gives me the opportunity to hone my skills. I am always practicing and trying to make my performance as close to perfect as is possible.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    I was looking for a hobby and stumbled across some magic videos on YouTube. What started as a hobby quickly became an obsession and soon I was devoting all my free time towards learning new magic. I finally took the next step and decided to make a living doing magic.

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