Erik Backes
Erik Backes

Erik Backes

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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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Eunice L.
1 month ago
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I hired him as stage show magician for our company Christmas party. He was very entertaining, funny and interactive. His magic was not only amazing but he made us all laughing & having fun a lot, too. We had many different activities during the party but Erik was the highlight of the event. Erik made the event special & memorable. Everyone said nothing but the great things about Erik

Details: Holiday party • Walk around magic • 21 - 40 guests • 18 or older • Bar/Club

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Dante A.
Dec 14, 2021
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Erik was great at our party. Even though some of the participants did not play a long as well - he was very respectful and funny. Fun.

Details: Fundraiser • Stage show • 71 - 100 guests • 7 - 10 years old • 11 - 14 years old • 15 - 17 years old • 18 or older • Community center / church

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Erika T.
Oct 17, 2021
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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.

Details: Birthday party • Walk around magic • 11 - 20 guests • 11 - 14 years old • 7 - 10 years old • 4 - 6 years old • 15 - 17 years old • 18 or older • Community center / church

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Brian T.
Aug 2, 2017
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Erik performed for our National Night Out street party August 1, 2017. He was entertaining and very responsive to the 60+ guests. This was a walk-around event, which is more difficult than a stage event. He preformed quite admirably. He brought along a partner who did a short fire eating show that was amazing and well received. All told, Erik is a great value for the money. I recommend him.
Erik Backes's reply
I'm glad you were pleased Brian! Please keep me in mind for next year.
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Molly B.
May 22, 2017
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We hired Erik as entertainment for a friend's 31st birthday party at a restaurant. He was an absolute delight to work with, very responsive and flexible. He has a great wit and humor and his magic and slight of hand were quite impressive. I would definitely hire him again!
Erik Backes's reply
Thanks Molly! I hope we get to work together again soon!
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FAQs

  • 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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