THE MAGICAL TALENTS OF JONATHAN ROYLE
Many People Don’t seem to realise, but as well as being a Hypnotist, I am also an experienced Magician, Mentalist and Variety Entertainer of many years and am available to Lecture at Magic Club’s, Conventions and also for NLP and Hypnosis Groups and such like…
Indeed over the past 25 Years I’ve acted as a Magical, Mentalism and Hypnosis Consultant to some major, major names in this business around the world.
Recently I signed an Exclusive Worldwide Distribution deal with Murphys Magic Supplies as per – http://www.murphysmagic.com/Search.aspx?q=jonathan%20royle
In truth I was advising people on how to Combine Hypnosis and NLP techniques with Magic and Mentalism routines many, many years before the sudden craze for this genre became so “public” and Hypnosis wise I was the original teacher of some major names around the world and am also consulted regularly for advice from Established Professionals and Television names.
I’ve also been (in my former Stage Name of Alex-Leroy) a Columnist for such magazines as Supreme Magic’s “Magigram” and Repro Magic’s “Club 71” – whilst also having received positive reviews for my Magical & Mentalism Creations that have appeared in my own publications and also those published by Kenton Knepper and Paul Romhany amongst others!
And memorably at the age of 15 with the help of Magicians Jamie Allan and David Arkay, we supplied to Television Illusionist Simon Drake our version and method of the Impaled Illusion which he then used on his UK Theatre Tour and also on the Iron Maiden “Raising Hell” Farewell Show which was broadcast on Television around the world.
We later supplied this method of Impaled illusion to Ron Dickson of Horror Illusion Show “Nightmare” and other performers.
Royle’s Magical, Mentalism & Hypnosis Talents have also been featured in interviews with Jay Fortune on Radio Magic (Now Available in Book Form) and also in a several page feature interview that appeared in Magicseen Magazine
Indeed my first book “Original Magic” was published back in 1991 when I was aged just 16 and the very first copy was purchased rapidly by none other than Legendary Television Magician, the man himself Paul Daniels…
I’ve now Several New Lectures and Workshops available entitled for Magic Club & Convention bookings around the world.
Here Are A Few Reviews of My Magic Lectures, Products & Services..
THE JONATHAN ROYLE LECTURE – (JULY 2014) – Reported By Steve Manford aka Stevie Mandini
Published in the “Order of The Magi” Magazine.
Jonathan Royle is a Magician, Hypnotist, Mentalist, Comedian and Psychic and according to his opening trick (which I’ll mention shortly), a w@#*er.
But on top of this, Jonathan is obviously very good at what he does and is very experienced. His skills and shows have taken him around the world and back again.
As he begins the Lecture he honestly and opnely explains, that what he’s about to show us, is magically not very hard to do but very effective and wows the “muggles”.
Starting with a prediction effect, he shows an envelope with JR is a _ _ _ _ on it. He then shows a deck of cards with words written on the faces and allows an audience member, to seemingly have a free choice, by picking a card behind his back. Tonight this card said w@#*er. He then opens the envelope to reveal a match! Now this looks very good, but is deviously simple, however this opener is not about the magic but about psychology. This trick lowers the guard of the audience, gets laughs and gets them on side as, Jonathan repeats many times through the night “Public don’t like magic”.
He follows with another prediction style effect. Again he admits this is to bring the audience on your side. Using a play on words at the start to get laughs, this trick would surely lower the audience’s expectations. Using some classic gags, it has a hard hitting climax with a randomly selected celebrity, which is correctly predicted.
Jonathan talks a lot about psychology and audience management. By lowering their expectations they’ll think what you do later will be truly amazing!
On to the next effect, a very entertaining and clever effect which is guaranteed to get the audiences attention. Using 5 volunteers, celebrity face masks and showbiz stars on the floor, this is 10 minutes of pure entertainment, with a triple whammy ending.
Russian Roulette! Now I perform one of the effects Jonathan doesn’t like (Devil’s Nail) and have never had an issue but he teaches a very safe, on the fly method, that works, poses little if any risk and is relatively cheap to make. He does however recommend an even safer method which he now uses instead of his own called T-2 Sterile by Randi Rain. Although I’ll be sticking with the method I’m comfortable with, I learnt a lot from this section. Playing music that raises the tension in the room and clips of the routine going wrong builds up the drama to create an atmosphere of unease amongst the crowd which is perfect for this routine.
He finished with a very novel effect inspired by his daughter’s bedtime routine. The doting dad comes out in this effect as he talks about his daughter, (the audience will be well and truly onside with this!) Using a book of children’s TV Characters and number flash cards, 4 volunteers come on stage. This is a mind reading trick with a sucker effect climax which would get a standing ovation every time. Unfortunately, Jonathan has so much material that we would need a good few lectures to get through all of it.
That being said I think everyone would have learnt something from tonight.
On top of a very good night, Jonathan offered a bargain of a deal on his lecture notes and other material so I hope you all took advantage! He has recently signed a deal with Murphy’s Magic to release his material, so take a look at your favorite Magic Dealer.
By: Stephen Manford in “The Magi” Magazine.
AN EVENING WITH JONATHAN ROYLE – (22nd November 2011)
Venue – The Order of the Magi – Manchester – Reported by Jack Griggs
(Order of The Magi – Manchester & Former Editor of IBM’s “The Budget”)
I suspect that many of our members had no prior knowledge of Jonathan Royle, but the notice of his coming visit in the last Magi Magazine, with what some probably thought were exaggerated claims of what he would deliver, must have whetted their appetite because there was a good turn out of members.
He began by giving information of his beginning in show business, at the age of 3 as a Clown assisting his father in a touring Circus. He wasn’t happy with this and turned to Magic with the aid of library books. He later at the ripe old age of 14 turned to Mentalism & Cold Readings.
This was when I first met him, as having got my address he called at my house. I saw him performing and was surprised at his ability in this field. I can attest to his claim to have made a lot of money at it. However he gave this up as he was uncomfortable with people believing that he was a genuine Psychic and went back into Magic and Hypnotism.
He went on to describe methods of getting publicity and more bookings and demonstrated how to enhance your performances by using psychological techniques to add impact and heightened audience reactions. He demonstrated his hypnotic technique with two volunteers. When he stood behind one of them and without touching or saying a word to him caused him to fall backwards, I heard a gasp of surprise from a member sat near to me.
In the second half he performed a couple of Mentalism effects using the techniques and methods of presentation he had been describing. They would not have fooled a highly knowledgeable Magician, but would have appeared IMPOSSIBLE to a layman!
Jonathan has an abundance of confidence and is a most lucid and fluent speaker. Did he deliver what was promised? Well Members of the Order of the Magi must have thought so as they rushed forward to buy his DVD’s which were on sale at a very reasonable price.
NOTE: The Above review was published in The Order of The Magi’s Club Magazine and the quote that follows was said by Jack Griggs (the reviewer) live in person on the night of the event to all who were in the audience after I had finished my lecture..
“If you have not learnt something of immense value tonight that will make you a far better performer, then you don’t deserve to be here!”
Jack Griggs – 22nd November 2011.
THE SOUTHERN ENGLAND MAGIC CONVENTION – 2011 & 2012
After my performance on the Gala Show of the Southern England Magic Convention 2011 in Bournemouth, experienced Magician Mike Danata of mikedanatasmagicstudio.co.uk stated on the Magic Bunny internet forum that: “Jonathan Royle has a total “Professional” appearance & very commanding Stage Presence, he totally owns the stage”
At the 2011 SEMC I ran a Hypnosis & Mentalism Workshop on the Saturday evening and then on the Sunday I did a Magic & Mentalism Lecture & appeared on the Gala Show, after the event, convention organiser Collin Richardson stated: “Many thanks for all your help, for giving a truly educational Hypnosis Workshop, a controversial magical and mentalism lecture and for a totally professional & entertaining Gala Show Performance”
Collin Richardson – http://www.semagicconvention.com
WHAT SOME BIG NAMES HAVE SAID ABOUT MY MAGIC, MENTALISM & HYPNOSIS PUBLICATIONS
Here are a few example comments that have been written about Royle’s Various Magic – Mentalism & Psychic Style Entertainment Training Seminars, Books, Products and DVDs:
“A collection sure to upset many Mentalists and Psychic Entertainers with its revelations and details!”
KENTON KNEPPER – http://www.wonderwizards.com
“Thanks for “The Holy Grail of Mentalism”. There is some seriously good thinking here, I particularly like the section on how to create “real miracles”. I have always believed that truly inexplicable mentalism is only achieved by going that extra mile; you obviously believe the same”
MARC PAUL – http://www.marcpaul.com
“The methods that Jonathan explains are both practical and professional and indeed for the modern publicity and success seeking Psychic Entertainer they should prove invaluable! Royle made his name almost a household word in the UKand in his book he generously reveals his bizarre and unique methods, for the very first time! I feel that all Mentalists, Psychics and Hypnotists can learn much from his modern & pioneering approach!”
MR EDDIE BURKE – MENTALIST & HYPNOTIST – http://www.mreenterprises.co.uk
“Mr Royle’s suggestions, advice and routines are solid, practical and seem to be grounded in experience! Someone who tried this approach would probably recoup their investment quite quickly and its true to say that Jonathan Royle has used the techniques he reveals to garner an awful lot of Publicity”
MICHAEL CLOSE – MARKETPLACE SECTION – MAGIC MAGAZINE – JUNE 2002 – http://www.magicmagazine.com
“This is interesting, Strange, but interesting. In fact I think that it is the strangest book on Mentalism that I have ever read”
KENNEDY – http://www.mindofkennedy.co.uk
“This is a decent quality release. I love the effect, I am happy with the method and pleasantly surprised at the level of detail in the PDF. The effect on the audience is that they have experienced the perfect Berglas Effect. As the author points out to achieve that there must be a compromise, there is no Holy Grail. The benefits of the compromise used far outweigh the drawbacks. The effect is written up clearly with good explanation and justification for the simple moves that make it work. It is in my mind best used as a stage effect with three people who do not know each other but could be used in other environments. All in all this is a nice piece of work. Well referenced and definitely worth the money”
ANTHONY JACQUIN – http://www.anthonyjacquin.com
“Some of my own favourite material and ruses are in this book – it’s a steal!”
KENTON KNEPPER – http://www.wonderwizards.com
“Jonathan Royle, unconventional hypnotist and mind magician, has been a controversial personality throughout most of his unusual and varied career. But he knows his stuff. Last weekend I was one of a small group of people from a range of disciplines who attended his Mind Magic two-day seminar in Manchester. The group included magicians, hypnotists, therapists, and NLP practitioners, which made for interesting discussions in the bar… The seminar covered magical (’mind reading’) techniques and routines as well as hypnotic techniques. The intention was to provide those attending with the building blocks to apply the techniques and develop routines and applications to suit their own specific requirements. I’ve certainly attended nothing quite like it. (And I mean that in a good way!) This training, I’m sure, is invaluable to anyone who wishes to work in the fascinating field of mind magic.”
Russell J. Hall – http://www.magick2go.com
COMMENTS ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTIONS I HAVE MADE TO OTHER LEADING NAMES’ PUBLICATONS
Mental Epic Compendium by Paul Rohmany….
Check out this online review by Kris Johnson of Paul Rohmany’s amazing book “Mental Epci Compendium” –
Within it he states:
“Personally, one of the most mind-blowing routines in the entire book is Johnathan Royle’s “Royle’s Thoughts on the One-Ahead Principle.” I challenge you to read this section of the book and not feel energized by what appears to be a simple card routine. It is, for me, one of the most stunning routines I’ve ever read. I only wish I could have seen it performed and experienced the impossibility of it before reading about the work. While I don’t expect any Mentalist who hates using playing cards in his/her act to be totally converted after reading that section, I do believe that this routine has the BEST chance to cause some of these folks to re-consider some of their views.”
KILLER KONCEPTION’S 2010 – By KENTON KNEPPER
NOTE: The Mentalism Routine referred to below as “HYPNOTIC KILLER” is my routine which appears under my name in this book by Kenton Knepper of http://www.wonderwizards.com
Killer Konceptions 2010 Review by Shane at online-visions.com – check it out here
However I quote:
Personally, I found three presentations to be worth the price of the book: “A Haunted Hotel Room” which uses “KK” with pictures of hotel room doors that is just plain creepy; “Hypnotic Killer” which seemingly induces a “KK”-type hallucination onto a spectator; and “Astro Killer”, an idea that moves “KK” into the realm of astrological divination. I’d have been happy if any one of these routines was put up for sale; I’m more so with these ideas being joined by so many other good ideas.
OTHER COMMENT’S ABOUT MY LECTURES – SEMINARS & PRODUCTS…
If you’ve not already made that intelligent decision to contact me via http://www.magicalguru.com to discuss booking me for a Lecture, Workshop and/or Performance at your Magic Club or Convention then take a look at the few links that follow which should illustrate how invaluable what I have to offer will be to all who attend your event that you book me for…
http://www.magicalguru.com/mindcontrol/ – (Mentalism & Magic Comments)
http://www.magicalguru.com/marketing/ – (Showbiz Marketing Success)
http://www.magicalguru.com/stagestudents/ – (Stage/Street Hypnosis)
http://www.magicalguru.com/therapystudents/ – (NLP & Hypnotherapy)
And do remember that I am also available to Perform on the Gala Shows at Magical Events which I have done in the past with great Success at The Southern England Magic Convention amongst others.
“Jonathan had great command of the audience, and he gave the lift some nice twists, such as “robbing” the volunteers of their strength, then returning it. It was great to see an old schoolyard stunt turned into fifteen minutes of enthralling theatre.”
TONY BLACK – http://www.hypno-fun.eu/
“Jonathan was an engaging and entertaining speaker, with plenty of humour. He knew how to control his audience, and it was a very enjoyable evening. He was also very friendly and helpful to anyone that approached him afterwards.”
TONY BLACK – http://www.hypno-fun.eu/
Just For A Laugh In This Video I was 12 years Old Doing A Dove Act.
(Jump to 7 Minutes & 45 Seconds for A Real Good Laugh)