Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Indian Rope Trick!

For those who are interested, here is a wonderful article on the "Indian Rope Trick" by my friend Jim Mc Keague:

Monday, December 17, 2012


Although I have been very busy performing at Corporate Christmas parties for adults over the last two months, I honestly find performing for children to be the most rewarding. I hope to do a ton of Kids Partys again in 2013 as they are such great fun! Below is a list of helpful tips for mums and dads who may be holding a kids party :

• Tie a big bunch of balloons on the front fence to make it eas...
y for guests to locate the party.

• Organise the invitations and any party entertainment as early as possible, children often have a busy social schedule, (and don’t forget about clashes with sporting commitments for your potential guests).

• Consider the comfort of your pets, they may be happier to be away from the action and possibly would enjoy a visit to another house for the day.

• How long is too long for the party? Usually 2 to 3 hours is long enough for everyone to enjoy themselves without overdoing it.

• Prepare your birthday child by helping them to understand their role. Be sure to discuss such issues as manners, how to greet guests and what areas are out of bounds.

• Keep the camera, matches and some tissues or paper towels in a handy safe place so you can grab them when needed.

• Encourage parents and carers to stay for the party, they will enjoy the entertainment and are able to assist with supervision.

• Stick-on party name tags for guests can help them to feel special and make it easier for you to identify them correctly.

• Have activities prepared for children when they arrive at the party – it helps to make every one comfortable.

• Have a large plastic tub or decorated cardboard box marked “Presents” for children to place their gifts in when they arrive. Have the present opening as the final activity, after the cake, and make note of who gave what so they can be sent thankyou notes later. Have a second box or a garbage bag set up for rubbish, (it is much easier to collect rubbish as you go, rather that having it all over the yard).

• Food and drink: When it comes to food it is best to concentrate on finger food, not too messy and nothing that requires utensils. For drinks, give each child an unbreakable disposable cup with their name written on it and make sure there is plenty of drinks available including water. Be sensitive to any special needs and allergies – make sure that any special diets are catered for – some things to be aware of are peanuts, chocolate and red lollies.

• Most important ,RELAX, children know what to do. They are much more interested in catching up with each other that evaluating your party planning skills, cooking or cleaning.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Award Winning Magician.

Very excited to recieve the award for The Best Children's Entertainer for 2012 last night from the Geniis Magic Society in Sydney! Below is a photo of myself recieving the award from Gary Jackel (Mr Magic).

Thursday, November 8, 2012

World Festival Of Magic!

I'm like an excited little kid today! I'm sooooo excited to be going to see the "World Festival Of Magic" at Newcastle Panthers. My friends Michael Boyde the illusionist and Jeton the German Juggler are the performers this year! Should be a great show. Although I'm familiar with how a lot of tricks work, I still love watching magic shows, playing pretend, and getting lost in the wonder and excitement of it all :)


Here is another great clip that I know you will enjoy. This time its "Get Along" by the great Australian Artist Guy Sebastian.

Enjoy and have a great day!



Saturday, November 3, 2012

Great Clip!

Hi All,

Here is a classic video clip from "The Muppet Movie".
Click :



Joel Is Creepy!

I had a really fun Halloween gig. I was performing "spooky" magic for Newcastle Ghost Tours. To Visit their website click :

Enjoy the photos below of the night...................

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Im Excited!

Very excited today as I'm presenting my stage illusions tonight at Newcastle Town Hall for the Engineers Australia Dinner! I have not presented them since September last year so I am so excited to be doing them again tonight. I am once again working with Gabi Church as the assistant. Fingers crossed all goes smoothly.

Our last Act for tonight, Joel Howlett from Australia

Meeting Master Magician Felix from Spain.........

I'm back from NZ! Had a wonderful time - I was closing act on the gala show on Friday evening ( no pressure!!!).................. I will upload some photos soon.................

Monday, October 15, 2012

Off To NZ......

Another Trip:

Getting a little excited as I'm off to Christchurch New Zealand on Thursday and will be there till 23rd October. I will only be doing one performance on a Gala Magic Show on the Friday evening and then I will get to relax and enjoy the New Zealand International Magicians Convention.............

While I'm away my sister Monica will look after all my animals and my folks ( Sharon and Steve) will be looking after all booking enquiries for me 02 49423593

Will try and take some pics to show you all when I get back!

Friday, October 12, 2012


I didn't realise untill I watched X- Factor last week that Birdy is only 16 years old!
Click on the link below to enjoy "People Help the People" :

Amazing and moving!!!

Have a great weekend :)

Saturday, September 22, 2012


Notice at entrance of Japanese hotel:
"Sports jackets may be worn, but no trousers".

Advertisement in Australian paper:
"Wanter, a second -hand duchess, must be reasonable"

"Money does not bring happiness but it will enable you to be miserable in comfort!"

Advertisement in Scots Paper:
"Piano to suit beginner with legs"

Report in the times:
"An RSPCA inspector commended Mr Peter Humphrey for saving a goldfish from drowning"

A patient was concerned about his heart:
"Dont worry" said his doctor, "your heart will last as long as you live".

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Had a fantastic night last night! A friend and I went to see the wonderful "Stardust Circus" in Castle Hill Sydney. The show was exactly what a circus should be with clowns, animals, Teeter Board and the trapeze. I highly recommend that when they are in your area you go along to see them. For show details and locations please visit :

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Thoughts For Today:

"Graffiti is for people who cant write books".

"Just because your paranoid dosent mean they're not out to get you"

"Don't drink and drive. Youll Spill it"

"Diarrhoea is hereditary. It runs in your jeans"

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Back in NSW!

I am now back from a short run of shows in Tasmania! I performed two school shows and three shopping centre gigs...............

Really enjoyed myself and have been invited again next year :)

Will post some photos soon......................


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

International Award winning Magician Joel Howlett will be appearing in "Irish Fever" at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre!

One Show only on 4th June 2012.

Click the link below for details:

Friday, March 9, 2012

Joel as a cartoon!


International Award Winning Magicina Joel Howlett Performs at both Corporate and Private Events all over Australia!  Please visit

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