Chris Harding: The Early Years

 In Awards, Magic Blog, Magic Circle

So many people ask me about my early performances, what they were like and where they were. Well, one of the very first times I performed in front of a large audience was in The Magic Circle J-Day Close Up Competition….back in October 2002!

This now seems like SO long ago on paper, but I can still remember it to this day! Recently during a clear-out of my desk drawers, I found the original video footage of the show I gave and thought that for nostalgia sake I would post it up here for all to see.

This video was filmed in late October 2002 at The Magic Circle in London. This was the first time I had entered a magic competition and also very early on in my performing career! I was seventeen in this video, wearing a suit that is a little too big and probably have far too much product in my hair!

It is mainly a selection of technical sleight of hand card magic with a coin trick and dodgy running gag thrown in for good measure! Looking back I still feel pretty proud of this. It is no easy feat to stand up on stage in front of a room full of magicians, with a big screen behind you showing close ups of what you are doing.

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