Friday, 21 October 2016
Thursday, 13 October 2016
Bristol Magician, Christian Taylor aka Chris P Tee aka Doc Strange, becomes Proud Member of the Magic Circle.
It is with great delight, that on Monday the 10th of October 2016, I was accepted into the prestigious and World famous "Magic Circle"
Since I started performing magic at the age of 7, I have always aspired to become a member, but there were a few hurdles that I needed to overcome. To be fair, I could have joined years ago, but I kept putting it off and this is what happens when you Procrastinate.
I want you, dear reader, to understand that "Dreams Can Come True" but Only when you make the effort. If you keep saying, I will do it later, or tomorrow or when I am ready, it will never get done.
My advice to you, no matter what your dream, is "Do it NOW" Get started, get on with it. There is Magic in Commitment.
I want to thank my Mentor and Teacher "Jeff McBride" for showing me the way and giving me sound advice as a student of "The Jeff McBride Magic & Mystery School"
After years of performing magic, Jeff taught me how to up my game and see myself as a Magician, rather than someone who just does Magic Tricks.
Here is a sound piece of advice that Jeff shared with me that got me moving. It was written on a Postcard that I addressed to myself when I was at the school. I wrote my goals on one side and on the printed side was the following message.
“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too.
All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favour all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dream't would have come his way. I have learned a deep respect for one of Goethe's couplets:Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it!”
― William Hutchison Murray
Jeff then mailed it to me 12 months later. Once I realised that I needed to move, I started building my Magic empire.
Now that I am a Member of the Magic Circle, the work begins to make myself a better magician. After all, I have a reputation to maintain.
I am awating news from the Magic Circle when I can go long and be presented my certificate by the President in front of an audience of my peers (Magician's I have respected and admired for years)
Now is the Day You Start and Say "I Can Do It and I Shall Do it NOW"
Tuesday, 4 October 2016
"What a wonderful party! I'm so pleased we chose to book Chris P Tee.
From one parent to another, I can assure you the service and then entertainment was worth every penny.
When I called to book Chris not only did he have me in stitches, he was efficient, professional and best of all knew his stuff.
I needed that, when planning my twins 6th birthday and trying to work. It got even better when he posted me a pile of printed out invites!
On the day, he was at venue before us, setting up and 'getting on with it' whilst also remaining calm and fun for the kids as they arrived.
During his show the kids were entranced, proper loud laughing (and the adults!)
We all agreed that to keep 40kids attention was very talented.
After event he didn't rush to disappear, still being approachable to the kids.
My girls loved him, other kids asking for him.
Think that pretty much says it all!
Tuesday, 20 September 2016
Monday, 8 August 2016
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Friday, 24 June 2016
I thoroughly enjoyed myself as Chris Doc Strange Comedy Hypnotist. @comedyhypnotistshow @bbcradiobristol
LISTEN ONLINE Now, I've added it to SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/chrisptee/bbc-radio-bristol-2016_06_24 I'm on at 26min 50secs
Thursday, 16 June 2016
Thursday, 26 May 2016
Sunday, 15 May 2016
The plan was to meet up and drive in convoy to a soon to be disclosed location for a day of radio chat, beer, buying and selling, and an evening of beer, song and a magic show by yours truly.
I set off at 7am to arrive at 8.30am, I was 10 minutes early but they'd had enough waiting and knew I was not far behind. Within an hour, I had caught up with the Convoy and was no longer on the "Back Door"
Just before I got there, I had a call from my tearful daughter to tell me that my father in law, Barry, had passed away in the nursing home. They needed the details of the Funeral Director that I had used when making arrangements for my Dad, less than two years ago.
I was over half way to my destination and my wife told me to come home Sunday afternoon as planned.
My friends were updated with the sad news by radio and all agreed to have a drink in Barry's name.
There was a second call at 9.35am telling me to come home now. No more than 45 minutes from my destination, I pulled over on the hard shoulder to hear my wife tell me that my Mother in Law, Jane's Mum Sheila had just died as well, only 5 minutes ago.
Both husband and wife, grampy and nanny, separated by distance, but somehow connected. What kind of coincedence is this when a couple should die on opposite ends of town within hours of each other.
We are in shock.
My friends were updated and as they all drove passed, honked their horns, waved and over the radio, wished me condolences and a safe drive home as I came off the motorway in a daze and headed back whence I came.
Windows down, looking for coffee and a chance to clear my head.
I called Nick Gandon, the head honcho at Simplicita Cremations. Explained our dilemma and left it in his capable hands. He helped me before and once again came to the rescue.
Normally, on a weekend, I would be very busy with parties. I had saved this weekend to be a radio nerd. Lucky that I was available and I was back home with my family by 1pm.
The weekend has been full on ever since.
It's going to take some time to realise that our Matriarch has gone.
I saw her on the Friday evening after receiving an urgent call from her while in the middle of a magic show. I thanked the parents and children for their understanding while I called my wife to tell her she had been taken to A&E.
As soon as I finished the party, I left for the hospital. Strangely, I was performing only 5 minutes down the road, when we actually live more than 30 minutes away, I was first there.
Sheila had terminal lung cancer, we'd been told she had months, rather than years. At home she was coughing blood and was taken in.
I saw her, she was chirpy with a wonderful sense of humor. The emergency teams did their jobs admirably and made sure she was comfortable, though there were No Beds available.
Jane asked me to go home and see to our daughters who were in limbo with friends.
Jane didn't get home until 1am, she said that Sheila was comfortable and she was staying the night. Sheila thought she'd be sent home.
The Doctor said she woke up after a restful night, had breakfast and was chatting with him while he took notes and arranged for another pillow.
When he turned back to give her the pillow, she'd gone. Just like that.
There was nothing they could have done to save her.
Sheila was as good as a second mum to me. I always told people "I have the best Mother in Law in the World. I love her to bits"
Look after each other.
ALWAYS Tell the ones you Love that you Love Them.
Do what needs to be done.
Say what needs to be said.
I'm glad I told her that I loved her as a mum and a friend. I told her I would always look after and protect her daughter and grand daughters. And, at her request, that I would make all arrangements, read her eulogy and make sure everyone has a happy smile for a life well lived.
R.I.P Sheila and Barry. Thanks for your wonderful daughter. xxxx
Monday, 9 May 2016
Sunday, 17 April 2016
I know, that is a serious statement, but it's true.
One amazing Birthday party can be remembered for Life, 70, 80 years or more.
When you look at it that way, the cost of a professional performer for your child's special day, has got to be worth every penny. You'll get a memorable day that will last as long as you do.
Unique to Chris P Tee, my daughter Molly will Video your Child performing Magic with me and I'll send you the HD video to keep, share and cherish.
Thanks to Silvia, Dom and Nico for a great party and for such a lovely review. (Don't ask me why I sound like that asking her the question, I sound like a simpleton. That's just me I suppose, a professional fool)
Monday, 11 April 2016
Watch her almighty power of the wand as she turns Chris P Tee Magician into a Frog
What I love about this video clip of the Bristol Magician Chris P Tee is that Ava has no idea of the power she has.
This is like all of us, we don't realise how good we are at something, or how much we enjoy it, until we give it a go.
Ava has the wand in her hand and you have your future in yours.
Grab your opportunities and trust yourself to make magic. Just like Ava.
Always Remember This if you want to Enjoy your Work and Your Life:
"Take Your Work Seriously, But Never Yourself!"
Thursday, 17 March 2016
A massive hole has been ripped out of the heart of magic. My childhood hero, Paul Daniels has died today aged 77 of a Brain Tumor.
His was a tough road to success, he made through skill, determination and never backing down. He will be sadly missed by friend and foe alike.
Never afraid to speak his mind, believe in himself and his deeds, he was a true professional who stood his ground and I admired him greatly.
My thoughts are with his family, the lovely Debbie McGee, Martin Daniels, Gary, Paul and everyone else whom I do not know personally, but deserve some privacy during this difficult time.
Paul has left a lasting legacy, he has shared some much that any budding magician could learn a lifetimes worth of work, from the guy who did it all.
Thanks for the Magic and for sharing your wit and mystery with us all. I am truly greatful for my life of magic which you, by default, encouraged. Goodbye Paul x
Sunday, 14 February 2016
Why would a Children's Entertainer want a kid to run rings around him?
Because sometimes, the results are amazing.
If everything happens the way you expect, every time, without fail.
It becomes boring.
When things are mixed up a bit, you are learning. You are improving.
In the video I make out that I am exasperated. I'm loving what she is coming up with. A simple trick is getting far more mileage and I am milking it.
The audience are laughing, I'm happy, it doesn't matter who is getting the most laughs (Evie, obviously) because everyone is having a great time.
It was Evie's big brothers birthday and he was a right card as well. I had a fantastic time with them and some of the kindest comments from parents, who were crying with laughter.
Thanks to the Cub Scouts, I learned a valuable lesson when I was a kid.
Thanks to my Dad, I learned:
"Adapt or Die"
and don't worry if things are going wrong, sometimes, it's for the best.