It was a FANTASTIC magic show - truly amazing. The audience was a mixture of skeptical teenagers and even more skeptical and cynical adults. Melies just dazzled them all. There were oohs and ahhas and increasingly sounds of wait! "how is that even possible"? One academic turned to me and said, "maybe it really is magic". In addition to a fabulous performance, Melies was utterly professional, funny and generous to the lone child who showed up, finding a great way to involve him in the show. All in all, can't recommend him highly enough.
-- Leslie L., Newton
Wonderful performer! I had a tough group of Tweens and Mielies handled them with graciousness and wit. The show was terrific and the morning after the kids were all trying to do card magic tricks! I highly recommend him to anyone.
- Charlotte J
Amazing and Talented! I hired Magician Melies for a New Year's Eve event and he was amazing. From the start, he was so excited to come up with a fun way to incorporate his magic show into the theme for the event. The guests were blown away and my clients were impressed also. He even came in a special costume, that I had asked him to rent! If you want a talened magician, I HIGHLY reccomend you call him!!
S.Y.B Event Planning Services - President
Magician Melies absolutely shined with his magic tricks during the show he put on for my 26th birthday. I wanted to do something different and decided to hire a magician for a party of all adults. I'm so glad I did because we couldn't stop talking about his show! Thank you John for putting on a great show for my rowdy group of friends!
- Phi T
An amazing show!! The Magician Méliès performed at my private event in Somerville. We surprised my guests with the show and they were blown away! I am still hearing about how much everyone enjoyed the show and I expect to be for a while. Magician Méliès shocked my friends for an hour straight, leaving everyone in awe, and full of wonder. I HIGHLY recommend him for your event, for any age. He is incredible, so kind, and such a pleasure to work with.
-- Lauren Wadsworth, Photographer
Magician Melies was such a hit at my husband's 50th a few years ago, I booked him for my 50th last month. While kids will enjoy it, this is a show to blow the mind of all age groups. His skill is astounding. And his dry deadpan humor hilarious. Part of his schtick is to be a little bumbling, but don't let that fool you, he is in complete control. The lemon trick - OMG, the newspaper bits and good old fashioned cards -we still talk about how he could have pulled those tricks off. Not tricks people, illusions! For the recent party we had him rove through the mingling, gathering small groups around him. It was a lovely ice breaker and made for a special evening. We also had him in front of the group for a short set -about 20 minutes, though he has plenty of material for a longer show. (We had musical performers as well, so were running a tight ship time wise).
-- Jennifer E., Accupuncturist
I've had the privilege of seeing The Magician Melies perform in a number of venues in front a diversity of audiences, from the large and noisy to the intimate and reverent. Each time, he delights, stuns and mystifies. Not only are the tricks beautifully executed, but Melies connects with every member of his audience through his engaging storytelling, warmth and humor. I will admit that I was not drawn to magic before I encountered THIS magician...but I am now a huge fan of magicians and the art of magic, more generally. This the mark of a great magician.
-- Chris B., College professor
Outstanding. John’s performances were outstanding. First, he got on time to the venue for setting. John is a charming, respectful and kind person. I loved all of his effects on the stage. I was really impressed with his show. John was so kind that he extended the show for one hour at our resident Halloween Party in Fenway. We only paid him for 30 minutes. I would recommend him in a heartbeat.
-- Margarita, Boston non-profit
Makes happiness appear out of thin air. John performed a magic show for my wife's company party. It was fantastic. The show was a mixed group of adults and children, and John did a wonderful job of keeping both groups engaged and entertained. Although the act is mostly aimed at adults, John did a great job of both engaging the children and was very sensitive to their engagement -- "speeding things up" in order to hang onto their short attention spans. As an adult audience member, I enjoyed his humor and very much enjoyed the magic he brought into our day.
-- Mark S., Lexington
Actual Posted reviews on GigMasters, GigSalad & Thumbtack, 2014-16
Expert magician and mentalist, created fun as well as depth, was attuned to the audience and worked well with the event themes.
-- Naomi S.
To say that your performance exceeded expectations is a gross understatement. It was far, far beyond anything I expected. We still don't know how he did it! But beyond that, he became a true part of our gathering for several hours. He made everyone feel very comfortable and involved everyone in some aspect of his performance. It was like John was an old friend of everyone there, not a stiff, distant participant. It is hard to articulate, but he was a joy to have as a part of our gathering, and the magic was almost a bonus!
-- Paul W. (wife's birthday party)