About Richard Kettle Ketsymagic
About Richard Kettle Ketsymagic; As a young boy, I was captivated by magic and was over joyed one year to receive a Paul Daniels magic set. Like so many of my generation I sat in awe as various magicians performed at a number of my birthday parties growing up.
With no real ambition to perform magic commercially, I found myself jumping from jobs at golf clubs, a leisure centre and a small IT recruitment firm in Guildford. Gathering, practising and performing an ever-growing collection of close up magic, I tentatively dreamt about being my own boss and entertaining people for money.
My first paid event in 2009 was at a chinese restaurant in my home village Cranleigh, where I would face my fears and perform for people from table to table. After that I took on other small events at house parties and family functions. This lead onto a few other things and very quickly taught me importance of setting the right tone and approaching people in the right way.
Magic Circle excitement
In 2011 I was accepted into the prestigious Magic Circle and was to be married in August. The company I was working for wouldn’t facilitate my request for annual leave for my honeymoon. After that I decided (against all advice) to take a leap of faith…
Accordingly, my Ketsymagic brand was well received from the start and I soon felt comfortable that I had made the right decision.