"In short, Callum was fantastic. He gave a great, natural performance and very importantly interacted well with the kids. His magic was great, and surprised everyone (crew) not only in the Friday rehearsal but again on the live show! Callum was easy to work with and responded well to direction... ...We very much enjoyed having Callum on the show, he really added something special and delighted our audience. We look forward to working with Callum again on another magic themed show!"
Associate Producer of What Now, Whitebait-tv
"We were very lucky to have Callum as a part of our line up in a month-long entertainment calendar. He was extremely well received by the public, as well as our bars and restaurants where he performed. We have had a lot of positive feedback in regards to his acts and we look forward to working with Callum again. He was professional at all times, and is an excellent communicator. Just one thing... He still has our whole office puzzled about his fork trick!"
Marketing Manager, The Palms Shopping Centre
"We had the pleasure of booking Callum ([HACK]magic) for our mid-year Xmas social club function 2015. Sleight of hand or trick of eye, we were astonished by Callum's trickery. I won't ruin the surprise by being a spoiler, but your sensibility will be challenged."
Waimakariri District Council Social Club
"Callum performed at our wedding and was an outstanding addition to the day. He kept us entertained with a mind-bending display of magic, and blended in brilliantly despite us being a small group. The kids followed him around like the Pied Piper and every adult in the room was utterly amazed. He is truly magic. Callum was an absolute pleasure to have around and I can't recommend him highly enough."
"Callum provided a show of absorbing close-up magic at our Steampunk Soirée. Everyone was amazed and intrigued at his skills; even sitting extremely close nobody could work out how he performed such sleight of hand. Our feedback from the night from our guests was very positive and we would recommend him for any event."
Kat Douglas & Neave R. Willoughby
"We have been enjoying the magic entertainment from Callum Bell since July of 2014 and have had great feedback from the customers at our Papanui restaurant... ...Wednesday evenings are now a lot more popular and a lot of diners now come because they know that the magician will be there. Guests are always amazed at the card tricks and sleight of hand, and you can hear the laughter ringing out through the restaurant. We would definitely recommend Callum as a great entertainer and we plan to continue to use his services at our restaurant."
La Porchetta, Papanui
"Callum agreed to perform to thank the Parish for their support, after we donated money for his 'Shave for a Cure' campaign (he raised money for cancer research). His performance was highly anticipated by the Parishioners, we always have someone to entertain at out dinner functions, but this was the first performance by a magician.
As we are a Parish, the ages of his audience ranged from eight years to late eighties, there was a wide range of people for him to entertain. He was aware of some of his audience, and made enquiries to see if anyone was hearing impaired, as this would impact on his performance. (There was a couple, he made sure to speak clearly, and face them when we was explaining what he was doing).
From the first card trick, Callum captured the attention of his audience, and never lost it. He was highly skilled at sleight of hand card tricks, he was witty with his explanations, and got several members of the Parish to assist him with his card tricks, which they enjoyed.
The fork bending had to be the highlight of the evening, after his performance was over, most of the Parish took the opportunity to inspect the fork he bent to make sure it wasn't a trick one. (It wasn't).
He is a very personable young man, who was happy to chat afterwards about his magic. He related well to people of any age, was respectful and polite in all his dealing with our Parishioners, and is most welcome to perform at any of our functions in the future."
Office Secretary, Kaiapoi Co-Operating Parish