Anna Ludlow

Since her performance debut as a teenager in rural Nova Scotia in the late 1990s, Anna has been captivating audiences across North America. She has been blessed to play with some of the best talent the East Coast has to offer, which allowed her the opportunity to travel all over North America. She’s been the principle fiddler for the critically acclaimed Halifax production DRUM! since 2005, has shared the stage and collaborated with many artists including the Beach Boys, Matt Mays, Charlie A’Court, Lennie Gallant and Irish Mythen, and she has taught fiddle privately for over 17 years.In 2010, Anna released her debut album Reel to Reel. The album drew nominations from both Music Nova Scotia and the East Coast Music Awards. In the years to follow, Anna’s musical style continued to develop, fueled by her curiosity about surrounding cultures, as she thrives on new influences. In the Spring of 2016, she will release her much anticipated, self-titled second album which showcases the wealth of experience she has accumulated. The album is set to highlight her as a force to be reckoned with, proving that the power in her bow and the passion in her voice make her a truly gifted musician.

Anna puts on a high energy show, fusing the style of the traditional Maritime Kitchen Party with a contemporary flare that will have you on your feet.

Anna Ludlow is not to be missed.

https://soundcloud.com/annaludlow

 

Instant Photos with Santa in the Kitchen With PureLogic!

 

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We had an exciting night last week with some new friends at PureLogic IT.

They brought in our Instant Photos with Santa team for some fun at their Christmas open house office party. We rolled into their office kitchen, popped up an instant photo studio, Santa and Mrs Claus arrived – photos were snapped, Santa was kissed, little dogs were coddled, adored and photographed, photos were printed, snacks and drinks were had, and a good time was had by all.

Our photo-print tech even created a couple of amazing balloon creations for the kids. They kids left with Spiderman, ladybugs, and even an alien. One of the little three year old dudes even got talked out a meltdown while watching a lightning McQueen wrist-band balloon get created. Thanks PureLogic! Looking forward to working with you guys again soon!

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CIRCUS FACTORY

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Orbital Talent Founder and CEO Brian Wilson is busy working on The Circus Factory.

A non-profit designed to help circus and variety artists develop and grow and find audiences, and to support the growth and development of the Ottawa International Buskerfest. Circus factory brings the best international street performances to Ottawa audiences in the most accessible way possible…. through family friendly shows on the street.

Already one of the most popular family events in the Ottawa area, and with the support of a dynamic board, the Ottawa International Buskerfest is poised to grow into one of the biggest street festivals in the world.

Ryunosuke Yamazumi – Big Ball Juggler and Chinese Pole Circus Artist

Ryunosuke is an extraordinary juggling and Chinese pole artist from Japan who is currently living in Quebec City.

For the past 5 years Ryunosuke has been astounding audiences with his amazing circus acts at corporate events, galas, and circuses. His has performed shows for Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Saoufet, Luna Caballera and Cirque Kalabanté. Ryunosuke has graced festival stages across Canada, Germany, UK, USA, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Australia, Belgium, Africa, Malaysia and Japan.

In 2009 “Ryu” won the First Prize in Extreme in Quebec, the Second Place in the TV show Zoink’d in Canada and the Jury’s Special Prize at Izhevsk International Circus Festival in Russia. His act was also selected for the Semi-Final in The Next Big Thing in the UK. Ryunosuke continues to leave his audiences of all ages roaring.

“Ryu” customizes his show for each client. He offers his clients 5 – 45 minute long stage shows and circus numbers – which can be the perfect choice to infuse excitement into your next corporate event, festival stage, television show, or even cocktail hour.

Contortionist and Hoop Aerialist Breanna

Born and raised in Ottawa, Breanna quickly realized from a young age that she was extremely flexible. As early as the age of 4 she began and fell in love with the sport of gymnastics.

Throughout her competitive career she won 5 provincial titles and then moved on to competing around the world representing team Canada in rhythmic gymnastics.

After training 7 years in artistic gymnastics and 9 years in rhythmic gymnastics Breanna decided to take on a new challenge and attended L’Ecole Nationale du Cirque in Montreal, Canada specializing in aerial hoop.

Since then Breanna has thrown herself into the circus atmosphere as an aerialist and contortionist performing for all types of audiences.

Alice in Wonderland Installation at the Ottawa International Children’s Festival 2015

Flashback to last May 2015, where I (Brian R. Wilson) ended up literally down the rabbit hole with my crew of performers at the Ottawa International Children’s festival. We were putting on a show and Alice in Wonderland strolling performance installation with a crew of incredible performers, giant puppets, and a crowd of children.

Right beside our tent / performance space there was a huge inflatable walk-though installation by the http://www.architects-of-air.com/. This installation was incredible, walking through the inflatable felt like you’re on a different planet.

I ended up in the catacombs in the inflatable with my DSLR and the Mad Hatter Tea Party crew from Orbital Talent.  We were just missing Patrice and the catepillar in these shots.

Big thanks to the OICF for having us! We are looking forward to more fun next year!

The Mad Hatter Tea Party!! The Mad Hatter Tea Party!!

Movement Artist and Corset Maker Kate Mior as the Red Queen! Movement Artist and Corset Maker Kate Mior as the Red Queen!

Alice down the Rabbit hole. Madeline Busby as Alice down the rabbit hole.

Greg Tarlin

The Greg Tarlin Juggling Show is an energetic, light-hearted comedy variety show suitable for all ages. The most common audience is a family crowd typical of a festival, fair, or resort but Greg easily adapts his show for all adults or for children. There’s lots of audience interaction and lots of laughs for everyone. Greg has performed variations of this show for hundreds of audiences over many years around the globe.

Kevin Smith – Illusionist

Kevin Smith, who goes by the stage name “Mr. Smith,” is one of Ottawa’s most entertaining up and coming illusionists. His passion for magic shines through in every performance. He dazzles the mind and has his audience roll with laughter throughout his shows.

Kevin’s performances are a mixture of tricks, comedy, mentalism and mesmerizing illusions. His performance is versatile which makes him great at entertaining children, guests at restaurants and even engaging executives at after-dinner corporate events. Mr. Smith’s after dinner corporate show is getting rave reviews, and standing ovations.

In order to keep his audience constantly on their toes Kevin continues to research and learn new material for his performances. He is able to trick the mind and eyes while maintaining a happy, light, friendly, and thoroughly entertaining atmosphere, always adapted to his spectators.

Call now to ensure Kevin is available to help make your next event spectacular.

“I just wanted to follow-up and let you know that Kevin was fantastic! The kids really responded to him and, the adults got into the performance as well. He was wonderful and, we all really enjoyed him.”                                                       – Krista Aselford (Burnford Realty)

Kevin was just fantastic, it really was great to have him  so interactive and down to earth. I was expecting so much less than what we received. Everyone was really impressed. It was perfect. I would and will book Mr. Smith anytime possible and will be relaying this info to as many people as I can. Great, great job!”  – J.J N. (Operations Manager)

 

 

Sean Rooney – Balloon Maestro

Sean Rooney is an artist who uses balloons in a delightfully original way.
 A trailblazing innovator, he has developed techniques to make magic, music, fashion, sculpture, puppets, and sound effects using balloons as his sole visible (and acoustic) prop. 
He has been performing and sculpting for over twenty years, in thirty countries, in venues big and small. His performances are fun, funny, and tuned to each particular audience, and his sculptures have been featured in major museums and festivals.

Career highlights include:

    • 
Opening WuQiao- China’s largest circus festival
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Two “Just for Laughs” gala performances, Montreal
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Outdoor performance in Azadi Square, Tehran
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Installations at Toronto’s The Royal Ontario Museum, The Art Gallery of Ontario, and The Ontario Science Centre
    • 
The worlds’ first “Balloon Fashion” show, Utrecht, Netherlands
 (with Hester Oerlmans)
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Performing as a guest of the Canadian embassy in Singapore
    • 
Celine Dions’ family Christmas party in Montreal.
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Work with Cirque de Soleil on an ill-fated television show, “Bizart”
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Extended contract at “The Venetian” in Macau – Sean graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a degree in cultural anthropology,
and his work reflects a deepening understanding and appreciation for culture(s).

He speaks French, English, German-ish, Portuguese-esque and dabbles linguistically wherever his travels take him. He learns important phrases from his show in the native language of his audience; for instance, he can say “The caterpillar becomes a butterfly” in eleven languages.”

Q-Mack

Like a one man walking carnival, Q-MACK is the master of hundreds of dazzling tricks that never cease to shock and amaze. In 2002 he was signed by NIKE, and he has entertained and hosted for NBA MVP’s LeBron James, Steve Nash and Shaquille O’Neal. His flashy, verbal style makes him the perfect host and nobody is more comfortable in a live scenario. Q-MACK has entertained and educated over 2 million students to date, and has performed for more schools than anyone in Canada (3500). He was the high energy host of the National NBA Hoop It Up Tour for 5 years from coast to coast and he’s the published author of the book “Dare To Be Different’.

Q-MACK has appeared on ESPN, MTV, MuchMusic, Breakfast Television, TVO, YTV, and currently has his very own TV show called “Q’s CREW LIVE” in development. He recently sold out 8000 seats at The Ricoh Coliseum when he threw down “Q-MACK’s Ultimate Class Trip” to rave reviews. International toy sensation GogosCrazyBones signed him to become their lead action figure pressing 500,000 units at Christmas time and looks forward to hitting the shelves at WalMart and Toys ‘R Us nationwide next year. When there’s not a basketball around, count on Q to juggle, do a crazy magic trick, or even balance a 16 foot ladder on his chin. When you watch Q-MACK perform, he’ll sell you the whole seat, but you’ll only need the EDGE!!

Marc Charron Music

A regular in the Ottawa music festival scene and beyond, Marc Charron has been playing upbeat folk/blues/rock for over a decade. While Marc plays, all four of his limbs are on the job. Not only is he singing and playing acoustic guitar, but he is also playing the drums with his feet (kick drum on the right and snare or high hat on the left). Apart from the obvious multi-instrumental talent he has, he adds a warm presence that draws in and captivates his audience. Marc is available for festival bookings, fairs, corporate events and private events. Please contact the Orbital Talent office for more information.

Please note that Marc is also part of a duo band called the Jaymarcs.  The Jaymarcs are a combined effort of two Ottawa based musicians. Marc Charron (drummer, guitarist and vocals) and Jason Leen (bassist, vocals). They are an emerging original and cover duo with years of performance experience. Please contact the office for more information.

The Hockey Circus Show

It’s game time!  The Hockey Circus Show is the ultimate hockey tribute show.  Three periods of family friendly comedic hockey circus action in one “arena” rocking performance.  Hockey fans love the theme.  Circus fans love the action.  You don’t have to be a fan to enjoy this all-star show.

PAZ is an award winning acrobat who has been in the Cirque du Soleil talent pool since 2003.  Having performed around the world on the stage, screen, and street, PAZ knows how to entertain a crowd.

 
GAME ON!!!!

David Merry

Canada’s premiere corporate comic/magician for the last 30 years * Lifetime Achievement Award Canadian Comedy Magic Seminar * Best “VARIETY PERFORMER” NE Corporate Entertainment Awards (NYC) * Nominated “Best Variety Act” Canadian Comedy Awards * Nominated  BEST “ONE MAN SHOW” Canadian Comedy Awards * “CLUB COMIC of the YEAR” Canadian Comedy Awards * Host of Global TV’s GAME ON * 2800 corporate events and 1400 Golf Tournaments over 30 year career

Did You Know That David:

  • Is a stand-up comic, actor, sleight of hand magician and golf professional.
  • He also is an author, TV host, inventor and US patent holder
  • Has opened for Jerry Seinfeld, Howie Mandel, Kevin James, The Beach Boys, The Smothers Brothers, Kris Kristofferson, Neil Sedaka, Englebert Humperdinck*Written Jokes for Rodney Dangerfield, Jay Leno and Joan Rivers
  • Has over 6900 performances under his belt

Mike Kosowan – Magician

Presenting The Mystery Magic of Mike. Kosowan!

Deep within the depths of your psyche lurk answers to mysteries untold. Or not. Seek truth from the divine spirits of the past. Or don’t. But bewilderment and comedy awaits those who chooses to take part in mind reading, alchemy, unexplainable explainable events , more comedy and the joy of the unknown!

Magic, mockery, murder! (no murder) only Mike.

 

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Circus Workshops

Our circus workshop instructors will help your group to run away and join the circus for a few hours. Circus Workshop packages run from one to four hours and are fully customizable to suit your crowd.
Orbital Talent works with various levels of instructors – some teachers are great with kids and others can lead a corporate retreat. Circus Workshop modules include classes on juggling, plate spinning, balancing on objects (rolling globe, rolo-bolo balance board), yo-yo, diabolo, improv, clown and more. Our instructors regularly work with Dovercourt community center on their circus camps and recently taught the public at the Ottawa Buskerfest 2014 Circus Space.
Contact us to find out how we can help your group run away and join the circus.

Ben Lavallee

Benoit Lavallee resides in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and has been performing for over 10 years.

Beginning his career as a magician at the age of 10, Ben has always been interested in magic. From his first trick “the vanishing toothpick” to today where he builds, designs, and conceptualizes illusions, he has always been interested in making the impossible possible! 

Ben graduated from the Algonquin College Theatre Program.  With this background and his skills as an Illusionist, Hypnotist, side show effect artist and Escape artist, he engages his audiences with his one of a kind show. Ben’s shows are full of laughs, drama and audience participation and can be geared to just adults or for all ages.

I just wanted to thank you for suggesting Ben the Magician. He was FANTASTIC! The group really enjoyed his performance. He did a great job of involving the crowd and left us all wanting more. I will definitely recommend him to other organizations. Thanks again, – Carolyn Cruikshank Program Coordinator Rural Ottawa South Support Services

Ben’s performance was great, we got a lot of really great feedback from kids and parents, it turned out to be a really fun event. Cheers, – Samantha L.

 

Chalkmaster Dave

Since the 16th century, when the first street artists began delighting the public with their creative imagery, entertainers have traveled rom festival to festival drawing pictures in the town squares to delight the townsfolk and support their art with a few stray coins.  Today, you can attend festivals celebrating this type of art all around the world, never seeing the same performance twice. The modern form is 3D Chalk Art, also known as 3D Sidewalk Art. One of the biggest attractions of chalk art is that it is as much about the excitement of performance as it is the final piece.

Dave has been from the Atlantic to the Pacific coasts of Canada performing at festivals, even traveling internationally to exhibit his art. You may have seen him at the Ottawa International Buskerfest, Halifax International Busker Festival, St.John’s Busker Festival, Just For Laughs, Singapore Street Festival, or Norway’s PITT Festival. Among his awards are the People’s Choice Best Artist in Halifax, P.E.I., Toronto and Masseys International Street Art Competition.

Grégoire Dunlevy

Grégoire Dunlevy – Stilt-master, Dancer, Musician, Actor

With over 25 years of professional entertainment experience, Grégoire Dunlevy is an amazing sight to behold. He has performed in movies, in theatres, on the streets, in festivals and has also worked with the Cirque du Soleil. Grégoire is a Stilt-master, Dancer, Musician and Actor and has captivated audiences worldwide.

This extremely versatile, fully bilingual entertainer is available for corporate events, festivals and private events. Please contact Orbital Talent for more information.

Throw 2 Catch

Based in Montreal, Throw 2 Catch perform a show with one of the highest technical levels for an exterior show in the world. The Throw 2 Catch team are made up of three experienced performers who have toured around the globe. Their show is a mixture of dynamic numbers, technical prowess and art direction that will leave their spectators amazed. The circus acts presented are Juggling, the Russian Bar, the Cyr Wheel and Teeterboard. Conceived for the whole family, this show can be adapted to fit all occasions – either for a private event, corporate event or a large festival.

Please contact Orbital Talent Inc. for more information.

Magician Rafael Montero

Since 1994, Magician Rafael Montero has earned his living performing magic, comedy, and spectacular visual stunts. Out of necessity to eat and pay rent, he took to the streets of Montreal, and began performing magic, hoping to collect a few bucks to get back into an apartment after two weeks of couch surfing. Magician, Rocker, Punker, Fire Eater, Tattoo Enthusiast, and diehard Star Wars fan, Rafael has been performing full-time ever since with amazing success!

Over the last 17 years, Rafael has performed for big events such as Just for Laughs, Cirque du Soleil, as well as some of the best Street Festivals in the world, such as Halifax Buskers festival.

His talent landed him several television commercials, his favorite being for Reese Peanut Butter cups. Rafael acted as consultant to the effects, as well as being the main performer.

Rafael has acted as spokesperson for local Montreal buskers and talent, engaging politically at city hall meetings, and rallying to keep street arts alive. Charity performances include The Hospital for Sick Children in Nova Scotia, Canada, and performing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to raise funds for orphaned children.

In 2010, Rafael earned himself the Jury Prize “Coup de Coeur” (heartfelt favorite) at the Vevey, Switzerland international street arts festival. Now a proud father and family man, Rafael resides in Montreal, Canada, with his loving partner Josée-France, and their gorgeous baby boy Romeo.

 

Josh Williams

Josh was born funny, but needed to frustrate coworkers in several different fields before realizing his dream of becoming a stand-up comic. After getting fired from 5-Star hotels, big name retail stores, restaurants, corporate telecommunications, and even as an electrician, he knew it was time to take the stage…

In late 2008, he performed his first stand-up set, at an open mic, in front of 50 people in a leaky campus basement. Despite the conditions, the show was fantastic. Two weeks later, Josh took the stage on “Pro/Am Night” at Absolute Comedy, Canada’s hottest comedy club. In front of a sold out crowd, the laughter was intoxicating, and he’s never looked back.

Less than a year after beginning his comedy career, he created “The Dark and Dirty Show”, a bi-monthly show that caters to a crowd that prefers its comedy with more of an edge. The show continues to be produced by Josh, and takes place at Absolute Comedy, in Ottawa, Ontario.

During 2009, while continuing to grow and hone his craft, he performed in cities including Ottawa, London, Montreal, and Toronto. His style is based on making fun of hot button issues, but he approaches the subjects as an innocent, well meaning fool, who often doesn’t understand the full scope of the matter, and thus ends up the butt of every joke.

In April 2010, he co-created “Open Mic Mondays”, again at Absolute Comedy. The show gives an opportunity to aspiring comedians, local amateurs, and seasoned veterans to take the stage, and try out new material in front of a more intimate, unbiased crowd.

Josh currently lives in Ottawa, and performs at clubs, universities, military bases, golf courses, legions, charity events, competitions, and just about anywhere with a microphone, spotlight and stage. In a time where cancer is rampant, debt is at an all time high, and reality tv is more popular than reading, Josh presents himself as the voice of an apathetic generation trying to find the light at the end of the tunnel. Most of all, he’s doing what he loves, and hopes you enjoy what he does too…

Comedian Geoff MacKay

As the dreary act of joining a bureaucratic workforce bound to a stranger’s bottom line occurred to Geoff in his early twenties, he realized that earning a reliable salary, casual fridays, and morning conversations about the weather were not for him. He began wandering on to stages and telling funny anecdotes in Ottawa, Canada as a means of avoiding the vapid work vortex.

His absurd observations about toasters, math textbooks, skydiving and social convention make him a fixture in the Canadian comedy landscape. He has performed across Canada, the UK, the Culturally Divided States of America, and China.

In 2014 he was the Winner of the Canadian Comedy Awards “Funniest Person in the Ottawa Valley” contest.

Geoff is now busy performing theatre, club, festival, and corporate shows across Canada and has recently performed at the Just For Laughs Festival (Toronto), CBC’s Laugh Out Loud, the Canadian Comedy Awards, Comic Vision, Cracking Up the Capital Festival, and the North by Northeast Music Festival.

Renaissance Carolers

The Renaissance Carolers are an acapella group of four experienced and professional singers that performs seasonal Christmas music in various indoor and outdoor venues. Formed ten years ago the group, dressed in festive attire, performs on stage or can also stroll and mingle with their audience.

During the remainder of the year, under the title of Capital Consort, the singers are also available to sing at weddings, corporate and other private functions.  Please contact Orbital Talent Inc. for more information.

“The Renaissance Carolers have been preforming at Manotick’s Olde Fashioned Christmas for many years. They are a great addition to our event. Visitors always enjoy their performances.  Year after year the carolers prove to be very professional and reliable which is an added bonus to their great singing ability.”

Donna Smith – Executive Director Mantoick BIA

GRIMprov

If you think it’s hard to write comedy, try making it up on the spot!

GRIMprov is a four member professional  improvisational theatre troupe that have performed shows across Ottawa at a variety of venues: theatres, festivals, bars, galleries, Moose Creek, and Comic-con! Drew McFadyen, Joel Garrow, Mike Kosowan and DJ Helicase (Austin Vair) have been performing improv under different troupes for countless years to perfect their craft. These four amigos make up the dark and humorous mantel of GRIMprov which combines popular culture, movies, games, theatrical techniques, and genres to create one of a kind entertainment. Their unique style of improv mixes audience participation, silliness, and epic tunes for DJ Helicase into a truly customizable theatre experience for any occasion.

After four years of performing together they have received numerous reviews.

“Every year at Ottawa Fringe I make sure to check out Grimprov at least once. This Ottawa-based improv troupe has a number of different improvisational themed shows in their repertoire and they never disappoint.” -On Stage Ottawa (2014)

“Another solid show by Ottawa locals, GRIMprov. A four man improv troupe, GRIMprov mixes audience participation with high energy (sometimes slapstick) comedy.” -Apartment 613 (2014)

“..gut-wrenchingly funny and if I could go and see every single show they do I would, in a heartbeat” – Production Ottawa (2013)

“..Grimprov has the improvisational chops to let you have some fun and see something completely different whatever it might be.” -Charlebois Post (2013)

“ ..these guys are seriously impressive at their improv.” -The Cheap Seats (2013)

photo by: Stephen Coleman

Move With The Beat

Move With The Beat is the only competition combining dance, circus and aerial acrobatics. Along with managing competitions, Move With The Beat provides entertainment for special events, casting agencies and private functions. MWTB’s entertainment has been booking professional talent in Canada and the US preparing performers for special events by providing them classes, choreographies, costumes, make up and themes to uniquely represent their professional artists. Director of MWTB, Meaghan Wegg’s goal is to promote new talent and career opportunities for the next generation in dance, circus and performance.

Move With The Beat specializes in:

  • Contortion animation
  • Character and atmosphere work
  • Weggsphere (Ground Hoop)
  • Aerial hammock
  • Aerial hoop
  • Aerial silks
  • Aerial anchor
  • Dance

All Move With the Beat entertainers can be used in atmosphere work, hired as individual acts, and can choreograph a show themed to what ever you would like from 15-45 minutes in length. For more information, please contact Orbital Talent Inc.

“The Ultimate Canadian”- Don Estabrook

Canadian born and raised, Don Estabrooks aka the “Ultimate Canadian”, is ready to save your event from the perils of “not being Canadian Enough.”

As The Ultimate Canadian, he has challenge cards for your guests to become honorary super hero’s. Challenges range from physical activities (push-ups, thumb wrestling, jumping jacks, etc.), to random acts of kindness, to even singing and dancing. The concept is pretty hilarious and originally developed for Comicon – a very popular attraction in Ottawa over the last three years.

Don is an accomplished performer with over a decade of professional experience.  Guests warm up to his conversationally comedic style, and warm sense of humour. He also performs as Hoop Head, and occasionally fills in as one of the Cowguys.

Jean-Guy Beaudry

Jean-Guy delivers fun, engaging  juggling comedy performances for audiences for all ages.

He regularly delivers bilingual stage shows and amazing strolling style performances that will enthrall your next audience.  Look out for his amazing physical comedy, 6 foot unicycle, and plenty of audience participation.

In addition to his performances, Jean-Guy also teaches unicycling, juggling and other circus skills.

 

 

What live performers can bring to YOUR event?

What live performers can bring to YOUR event?

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Live performers can turn an event from something drab into a magical experience, and you can expect a great performer or set of performers to create a unique vibrant atmosphere. Your options are vast when it comes to live performers, and more and more people are sidestepping traditional acts such as live bands in favour of arguably more exciting options such as fire performers and troupes of magicians. The right live act can bring a real sense of electricity to your event and can make your evening go with a bang rather than a whimper.

Going the extra mile
Whether you’re putting on a corporate event for promotional purposes or simply wishing to reward your staff for their hard work, the benefits of live entertainment are numerous. If your business associates are attending your event, you can impress them with the amount of effort that has been put into your event. This shows that you are willing to go the extra mile to create something memorable and magnificent. Whilst putting on an event yourself can seem daunting, the help of a professional entertainments agency can be worth its weight in gold.

A seamless experience
A corporate events team can oversee every aspect of your event, and you can expect to have as big or small an influence on your event as you like. Most events are conceived with a brainstorming session. During a brainstorming session, a corporate events team will ask you if you have any ideas about the kind of event you wish to put on and whether you have any ideas about the kind of performers you are looking for. You can expect a great events team to take your ideas and bring them to reality in the most stunning manner possible, even if your initial ideas only seem sketchy on paper.

A powerful morale booster
One of the best aspects of corporate events is that they are fantastic for morale, and if you put the effort into rewarding your staff for the work they have done, they are more likely to want to stay with you and appreciate working for your company. The feel-good factor offered by a great event can linger around the workplace for long after the occasion has come to an end. A wonderful corporate event can also encourage staff members who don’t usually work together to get to know each other, making in-work morale levels soar.

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Your chance to be creative
More and more businesses are turning their back on conventional or conservative types of live performance in order to offer something a little different that really grabs the attention of their guests.

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fire eaters, strolling magicians, or even las vegas showgirls are just a few examples of this approach. You may even wish to book various different performers for your event to create a truly epic spectacle. It’s a good idea to create a themed event to stop the live entertainment seeming incoherent or awkward. Event planners usually have a huge address book too, which means that they can identify the right talent for your event quickly and efficiently – and they’ll look after all the relevant paperwork on your behalf too.

If you are looking for exciting corporate entertainment in the UK you should check out The Corporate Entertainment Professionals, but if you are looking in Canada then look no further than us at ‘//ww.orbitaltalent.com” title=”Ottawa Canada Corporate Event specialists”>Orbital Talent.

Jaime Reichstein – Contortionist

Jaime Reichstein grew up in rural, Central Ontario and found from a very young age that she had a uniquely flexible body.  Using her raw talent, she quickly discovered front-bending contortion; teaching herself how to twist her body into pretzel positions and to squeeze into small boxes.  She later moved to Montreal, Quebec, to learn more adding back-bending contortion and aerial silk hammock to her abilities.

 

Today, Jaime is performing her strange blend of freak-show and classic contortion on the ground as well as in the air on silk hammock for wide eyed audiences everywhere.  She is available to perform indoors or outdoors at corporate events, festivals, community or private events

 

 

 

 

James Jordan – Jimbo Fuzzy Haired Magic

James Jordan is a producer, and a performer. He tends to create his own shows and the produce it himself with great success. He also hires out both of these services to clients who need either a hilarious comedy magician to spice up their event; or to some one who would like to hire a comedy magician but just don’t have a good enough reason too.

James is one of Calgarys’ most engaging magicians – delighting his audiences with his original high energy comedy, stage shows, and engaging close up magic.

Tartan Terrors

Taking the Celtic scene by storm, the Tartan Terrors, North America’s premiere Celtic Event, features the best in music, comedy and dance. Bolstered by the blistering piping of a Two Time World Champion Bagpiper, the driving tones of drums from around the world, and a guitar played unlike any you’ve ever heard, standing room only audiences understand why Dig This Magazine declares “(The Terrors) one act to keep an eye on!” Combine this musical prowess with championship calibre Highland Dancers and intentionally recognized comedic performers and this Celtic Group goes beyond the ordinary. Member of the Tartan Terrors have performed on 4 different continents; in some of the most prestigious Festivals, Highland Games and Theatres of North America; for President Clinton; Queen Elizabeth II; and Good Morning America. They’re even streaming for on-demand listening in multiple international podcasts including a coveted spot on Pulse of the Planet in Spain! Join the phenomenon of the Tartan Terrors and see why Celtic Beat Magazine hails them as “the heirs apparent to the [Celtic] mayhem.”

Dick Joiner

A veteran of theatre and cabaret, DICK JOINER is a multi-faceted entertainer who performs in venues throughout North America, Europe, South and Central America and Australia.

He has opened for such stars as Bobby Vinton, Ron James, Blue Rodeo and Bobby Curtola, produced and directed the “Pig and Whistle”show tour, been a featured performer on several cruise lines in all parts of the world and has just completed another National Tour of Canada as Host, Magician and Director of the hugely entertaining “Fantasy Show”.

He is also the longstanding Emcee of the largest Senior’s Variety show in North America, “The Jubilee”, a sold out festival held annually at Toronto’s prestigious Roy Thompson Hall.

Dick’s infectious humour appeals to audiences of all ages making him one of the most sought after comedic performers anywhere.

A DICK JOINER event is always a must see for those who have previously enjoyed the experience. To audience members seeing him for the first time, DICK constantly brings new fans aboard with his hilarious and far reaching comedic talent.

“A great performer & my opening act”- Bobby Vinton

“His versatility and comic gifts have made DICK JOINER one of the most popular and successful acts”- Wayne Burnett – Artistic Director/Producer COSAP

“Hands down – the funniest show” – The Sun Newspaper

“Terrific” –  7UP Company

“A fabulously funny act” – Duracell

Fire Weavers

Set to a vibrant fusion of electronic and world beat music, this is a beautiful, feminine show unlike any other.

Two women weave illuminated patterns of fire in a breathtaking performance of dance and fire artistry. The graceful movement and the hypnotic effect of skilfully manipulating fire create an original form of dance that keeps the audience mesmerized.

The Fire Weavers show is a product of years of practice and training. A high level of technical skill and artistic presentation has made them a crowd favourite both on stage and on the streets.

Solo fire show
Add a high caliber fire dancing performance at your event. A solo fire dancer will add excitement and make your event memorable. The solo fire show is an unforgettable 15 minute performance.

Fire dancing duet or trio show
If your budget permits, hire two or all three of us to offer a unique performance that involves close up partner fire dancing choreography done only by a few other fire performers in the world. The fire dancing duet or trio is an unforgettable 20 minute performance.

Family Illusion show Majinx

Hailed by critics, magicians and astounded audiences everywhere, Majinx is one of the most creative teams in the magic industry.

Through their artful presentations, the world of magic and illusion becomes one of grand spectacle and wonder. 35 years of experience in the magic business, has given this talented team the skills and resources to produced some of the most colourful and exciting illusion shows on the market.

From soft seat theatres to outdoor festivals to school gymnasiums,  MAJINX has a show that will satisfy all your needs.

“Watching your show is like going to Disney World!”   Etienne Vendette  (Montreal magician)

“The shows you presented on the Kids World Stage were spectacular and have left our own staff wondering how you do the incredible things that you do. We will be wanting you back next year for sure.” Linda Montanari Event Management for CNE.

“Majinx, very simply, delivers everything that a professional presenter wants. Furthermore they deliver it in a low maintenance, high performance fashion. They are always on time, on budget, perform a show that is to the highest standards of their genre and they are people who work with their presenters on everything revolving around the marketing of their show. Fantastic performers to work with!  ”  Glenn Sernyk  Producer for First Night Toronto.

“As far as family entertainment is concerned,  Majinx is one of the best shows on the market.  Shoppers Drug Mart is proud to be associated with MAJINX.”  Mike Feld   National Events Manager

Gabe Roberge

Gabe Roberge is Ottawa’s only 16 year old, professional Magician. Gabe takes a classic magic show and adds an exciting fresh style.  Incredibly, he started performing magic at 5 years old and since then has learned some amazing tricks.  Gabe’s unique brand of magic and comedy will take any audience by surprise.  His show is packed full of jaw dropping magic and audience participation.

 

 

Bandaloni

Bandaloni is an amazing, 100% live musical one-man band show of the highest professional caliber that is good fun and entertaining for people of all ages.

A One Man Band? That means guitar, harmonica and singing plus a kick drum, high-hat, snare drum, tambourine, even live harmonies…all performed at the same time! Bandaloni has rediscovered this old tradition and by means of present day technologies, infused it with a modern makeover.

Bandaloni’s forte is ground level performances executed on his eye popping, highly customized sound system which Bandaloni refers to as his ‘Grandfathers Ipod’ or ‘the Granpawd’. It is fully battery operated, wireless and self contained which gives him the ability to perform literally anywhere.
Bandaloni’ draws from a century deep well of classic songs, spanning all musical genres with an emphasis on Rock & Roll and Country.
The show also involves lots of audience participation combined with humor and astounding novelty tricks executed on his custom made guitar and drum rig.

Bandaloni has been entertaining fair, sports and corporate audiences throughout Canada and the United States for over 12 years. He also made a special guest appearance on a live broadcast of ‘America’s Got Talent’ in 2006.

As Bandaloni charges into his set, the audience is thrilled and amazed at the variety of music he can create. Drawing from a deep well of over hundred songs, the multi-instrumentalist enthralls the rapidly growing crowd with folk and country classics, radio favorites, and even some contemporary hits.

One can see why Bandaloni is a well loved musical performer across Canada and the States.

 

Dan the One Man Band

Dan the One Man Band has been together ever since he can remember. They have been playing as a band since June 1990. They have performed at countless fairs and festivals and have entertained on every inhabitable continent.

Dan the One Man Band is available to make your event a better one. He is funny, talented and easy to work with.

Recently, we’ve been promoting a Johnny Cash inspired show called “The Dan in Black”. It is a highly interactive & unique show that has been successful at many fairs and events. The show is completely self contained and portable. It includes a high powered sophisticated sound system that can easily connect to a house system if need be. If you are looking for fun quality entertainment, Dan is your man.

BubbleMania – Doug

From Syracuse, NY, USA.

Doug likes to say “Bubbles made fresh since 1991!”. He also coined the phrase: “Soap bubbles bigger than your head”

Presenting swing music and bubble manipulations, Doug makes his show fantastic with wit and a gentle/goofy way with kids of all ages. His professionalism on and off stage has kept BubbleMania! in high demand year after year with repeat performances at tons of venues.

Doug’s a graduate of The University of Buffalo and The Ringling’s Bros. Clown College, garnering him 2 years of clowning with The Greatest Show On Earth. His other stage skills include juggling, mime and lots of “real theatre” gigs as actor and director. His talents have taken him to Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Canada, and 41 of the 50 States. He has performed with touring theatres, circuses, symphony orchestras, an opera company and has made bubbles with me on the roof of the Arc D’Triumph in Paris.

“All Doug Rougeux needs to amuse a crowd of kids is some bubble soap and a wand” – Syracuse Post-Standard

Vinyl Burns

Vinyl Burns is all about the ladies, and the performance. He’s all about the music and all about the glamour. He brings a little more than he takes, and he takes a LOT. You can google him and find him all over the place.

A hit in 1972 Las Vegas, Vinyl’s show business career has since dwindled but his enthusiasm hasn’t. Vinyl has relocated his international playboy lifestyle to New Zealand so now you have the privilege of his effervescent company.

Vinyl is not quite the icon he believes himself to be (but don’t let him know!), his style and grace need a bit of polishing, but his charm is still top notch.

The Vinyl Burns experience features comedy, improvisation, slapstick stunts and the lovable character ‘Vinyl Burns’

“The wonderfully quirky character Vinyl Burns stimulated the WOW pre-show audience with fun and an enormous sense of humour. They weren’t sure whether he was one of them or an entertainer – it was fantastic” – Gabrielle Hervey, World of WearableArt

Bachelor of Magic – Owen Lean

Owen Lean has been performing his entire life when he  began to amaze people from the tender age of 18. Owen discovered magic completely by accident when he found a trick deck lying around his parents house, and upon investigating it became quickly hooked on the incredible things he found he was able to do.

Owen has now become one of the worlds leading and most respected Entertainers and Magicians, having performed on over five continents and attracted praise from the media, clients and the public alike.

In 2006, Owen graduated from Trinity College Dublin, with a what has been heralded as the worlds first degree in Street Magic. To mark the occasion he performed a full street show in his academic cap and gown to mass media response, including the front page of the Irish Times.

Owen now offers his unique brand of entertainment to amaze your guests and make your event an incredible success.

The Circus Firemen

Angus and Matilda are The Circus Firemen! They turn up the heat with high energy acrobatics, red hot juggling and searing Australian comedy. In their death defying finale, they balance precariously on 2 ladders while juggling fire! Sure to impress and entertain; it’s firemen themed circus at its very best.

Winner of the 2011 Kingston Buskers Rendezvous Peoples Choice award, and the 2013 Ottawa International Busker Festival People’s Choice Award.

Joshua Phillips (Angus) and Idris Stanton (Matilda) have been performing together since 2003. They are both highly trained circus school graduates of the National Institute of Circus Arts (2009). They have toured with other circus companies and entertained a plethora of audiences at corporate events and on cruise ships. It is street performing that launched their career as circus artists and still remains their passion as they find it the most fun and exciting medium of entertainment.

Spring Action

Spring Action’s TRAMP-OLYMPIAN SHOW features the high flying flips of Canadian Trampoline Olympian, Heather Ross McManus, and the crazy comedy and acrobatic antics of Sean McManus.

These internationally renowned trampoline performers present a one-of-a-kind family show that is flippin’ funny and super skillful. Prepare to laugh, cheer and be amazed… with the show taking place 20 feet in the air everyone is assured to have VIP seating!

“High-flying, electrifying family fun… prepare to laugh, groan and be amazed! Action-packed from start to finale with stunning trampoline skill, awesome acrobatics, and gut-busting comedy – check it out!!”

Alakazam

ALAKAZAM is “The Human Knot” An International Street, Circus and Corporate entertainer. He presents a high-energy comedy show that will have you reeling with laughter and twisting in your seat. Audiences the world over have been left breathless by Al’s incredibly freaky body contortions, cheeky comedy and ridiculous, sky-high feats of danger. A mix of traditional vaudeville, circus sideshow and twisted comedy, THE HUMAN KNOT is a self-contained freak-show suitable for the whole family! Alakazam was a grand finalist on “Australia’s got talent” Season 1. He has performed in 35 countries since 1996, Including private events for Bruce Springsteen, Sting, The Police, Flea and Woody Harrelson.

Checkerboard Guy

Unexpected enthusiasm and engagement. That’s what’ll stop you in your tracks as you walk up to one of The Checkerboard Guy’s performances, that and wanting to find out what everyone else is laughing so much about.

There’s an anticipation, a palpable ‘what’s going to happen next’ in every aspect of how this comic daredevil delivers his material and this suspense drives a curiosity that audiences around the world have been drawn to for over three decades.

Three completely different comic daredevil finales provide an immense diversity of performance options. Be it juggling dangerous objects atop a giraffe unicycle, manipulating flaming torches while standing on a slack rope or executing daredevil jumps on a motor scooter, the objective is always the same – Laughter.

Part muppet, part stand-up comedian, part skillful circus performer, part live action cartoon character, this architect of guffaws, breaks down the performer audience barrier in a show that turns audiences volunteers into heros right before your very eyes and has everyone cheering.

It’s a knock down, roll around, bust a gut sort of spectacle that’ll leave audiences young and old clamouring for more and walking away repeating their favourite parts from the show over and over again.

Acrobat – Joey Albert

Joey is an accomplished circus artist who just recently got back from a tour of Australia.  From acrobatics to juggling and even magic, Joey Albert is a jack of all trades.  He has spent years perfecting his skills to perform only the best.  Whether it’s juggling 5 balls or flipping over 5 people, Joey does it all.  With over 10 years of performing experience, he’s sure to make you laugh and leave you stunned and amazed.

Corporate Comedian Rick Currie

Rick Currie has been making Canadians laugh for over two decades now. Throughout the 90’s he was a touring headliner with Yuk Yuks, performing at clubs, schools and private shows across Canada as well as taking his act to Europe, New York and LA. He’s played at the Just for Laughs, Winnipeg and St. John Comedy Festivals and was featured on CBC’s Ha!lifax Comedy Festival in December 2012

If you haven’t seen his stand up live, you’ve probably heard many of the jokes he’s written for different CBC Radio programs including “Madly off In all Directions”, “DNTO” and “The Debaters”. Rick is currently a member of the writing team for “The Rick Mercer Report” where he shared in winning a 2013 Canadian Screen Award for “Best Writing in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series”.

Wheel In Motion

Dominique Major is one of the few women in the world performing cabaret spectacular skill of the German wheel;

She has performed in numerous corporate events, circuses and festivals around the world, more recently she toured with Cirque du Soleil.

She now has four German wheel routines:

In Momentum
Elegantly captivates and charms. This poetic number is Dominique’s first routine, remaining popular because of its beauty and femininity.

In Motion
A fast paced, dynamic number, which will keep you on the edge of your seat. A rich mixture of extreme wheel gymnastics and attitude laced with sensitivity.

Jon-E Shakka – Dancer / Musician / Choreographer

“Jon – E – Shakka is a Canada based self-taught musician and dancer who plays and dances in his own unique style. This native of the Asant Tribe in Ghana, West Africa has entertained audiences alongside some of the biggest names to come out of Canada, like the Bare Naked Ladies, Alanis Morisette and Celine Dion.

In 1984, Jon-E & his brother, Eugene, released their first single, entitled: “SHAKE YOUR PANTS”, on Sizzle Records. The track hit “Top 40”, in both Montreal and Mexico! Jon-E has been writing lyrics & composing music since 1972, with over 200 original songs. His original Music is used in all of his Shows & Dance Classes, resulting in a totally unique and innovative style. His music is best described as African-influenced, eclectic, funk-rock-hip-hop, mixed with 70’s, 80’s, 90’s & 21st century rhythms.

JON-E-SHAKKA, began his dancing debut in 1974, when he joined the “The electrifying Shakka Dancers”, winning many Dance Awards and appearing regularly on a variety of TV Shows, including the role as Lead Dancer on “FEEL LIKE DANCIN'” (Montreal).

You might recognize Jon-E from his numerous appearances at festivals around the Ottawa area, and his performances at big sporting events for the Ottawa Senators, and the 67’s.

A dance teacher, an award winning dancer and choreographer, and an all round great guy – Jon-E Shakka is guaranteed to get your crowd grooving clapping and cheering at your next event.

 

 

Fireguy

For over 15 years Fireguy has had a burning desire to entertain the world with its most fascinating  element. Brant Matthews aka Fireguy is based in Toronto Canada and has performed in countries all over the world. Fireguy is an expert in fire eating, juggling and breathing and enlightens his audiences with energetic expertise.

Whether its film, television, music videos, cabaret or outdoor festivals Fireguy always ignites interest. Brant even does corporate events and teaches fire eating.

The Renfrews

For Your Entertainment, Pleasure and Security! Here come The Renfrews!

As Officers on Horseback they are available for patrol duties, security work and as… The World’s Smallest Musical Riders! with self contained musical accompaniment. They will also gladly Change the Guard for you or escort special guests or welcome dignitaries. The Renfrews cater to all ages or language groups and are able to provide interactive entertainment for audiences that are stationary or on the move.

At Ease!!!

Climbing Wall

This Inflatable Climbing Wall is a great way to get exercise and have fun at the same time. a great addition to you corporate event or festival. This activity challenges your patrons, builds in exercise, and can even be used as a team-building activity.

This is a fantastic rental / activity for your next outdoor event or festival.

Dunk Tank

A community event favourite since its invention – The Dunk Tank – is a sure hit for fundraising and team building. A bonding experience like no other, have people get dunked for charity, as an incentive or purely for fun!

Carnival Treats

Everyone loves Carnival Treats! Whether you want to raise money or give them to your attendees these additions will help keep your guests happy!

We have Sno-Cone, Cotton Candy and Popcorn Machines for rent – Please get in touch for more information!

 

Inflatables

There’s a lot more to inflatables these days than just bouncers! The interactive inflatable industry is seeing huge growth, which has lead to more kinds of inflatables, and increasingly creative options. The list below covers just a few of the options we can provide. Please drop us a line and we can suggest the perfect inflatable for your next event.

 

Bouncers

The basic idea that started it all, bouncers are no longer just small “bouncy castle” designs. Modern bouncers come in a dizzying array of design, often with additional features like slides built in.

Slides

Inflatable slides have become immensely popular, largely due to their large size. Rising 35′ or more into the air, these inflatables usually have multiple sliding lanes and are some of the most stunning looking inflatables around.

Obstacle Courses

These large, elaborate inflatables usually feature a multiple lane “race track” and incorporate a slide. The running lanes have inflatable barriers that kids have to dodge around, or short tunnels that have to be crawled under.

Craz-E-Crew Stunt Team

One of the worlds largest extreme sports shows is bigger than ever and ready to thrill millions of spectators. Featuring extreme sports stunts with BMX bikes, skateboarding, and inline skating, this live world class entertainment show has crossed Canada from coast to coast and performed at major fairs, festivals, exhibitions, special events, amusement parks and theme parks and has amazed thousands of spectators worldwide.

FEATURING

Pro-Class Extreme Sports Athletes
In a spectacular and high action world class show. Performers are always pushing to go bigger, faster and higher. Reaching heights of 18 feet above the ground they showcase the most difficult and daring of stunts.

High Energy and Super-Charged Stunt Show
The team has over 18 years of experience entertaining for large audiences. All athletes are professional performers and have competed professionally in some of today’s biggest international contests. With this exposure the performers are well known and have made appearances in internationally distributed Alternative Sports Videos and Magazines as well as in Newspapers, Television and Radio Shows.

Audiences will be thrilled by the Craz-E-Crew’s interactive stunt shows. Our team performers have all been selected for their experience, talent and attitude and create a good bond with audiences of all kinds by taking time after each performance to answer questions and of course to sign autographs.

They are highly motivated and devoted to entertaining in each and every performance.

These are a few reasons why audiences around the world call the Craz-E-Crew Stunt Team one of the best shows they’ve ever seen!

 

Sterling

Sterling, a diverse Canadian band rooted in Ottawa, ON combines Blues, Country, Pop and Rock to create an organic, energetic sound. Sterling’s initial success began by putting their own spin on covers and continued to rise with their original music. While showcasing their talent with Trooper and Harlequin, Sterling’s live performances create endless danceable entertainment and unforgettable shows.

Sterling. Playing everything that ROCKS!

 

Sterling is available for all types of bookings from corporate, festivals and fairs, family-friendly functions to adult private parties and will perform to fit your event’s requirements. Book them now to add an exciting addition to your next event.

Ottawa Psychics – Steve and Darlaine

Ottawa Psychics, Darlaine and Steve, can provide you with something different than the normal Psychic reading.  Most likely, to be the highlight of everyone’s day and talked about for weeks to come, Darlaine and Steve, can give in-depth personal characteristic analysis, personal encouragement, humorous insights and genuine O-M-G moments, all wrapped in light, quick and accurate readings.  With more than 15 years each, and tens of thousands of readings, Dar and Steve can keep a crowd engaged the whole way through.

Just some of the things that they can provide at any type of event from Festivals, Corporate meetings and parties to private parties and weddings, are on the spot and spot on, strolling face readings or palmistry or sit down palmistry, tarot cards or handwriting analysis.

 

“Steve, thank you so much for the amazing entertainment last night.  You definitely impressed, intrigued, enlightened, amazed and amused us all.   Our guests last night will not forget the evening, and you can be sure your entertainment will be the “water cooler” talk today at their offices (as well as ours). We look forward to recommending your services to our clients and colleagues in the industry.  Have a super Thanksgiving weekend and wishing you continued success and health.”  The Lord Elgin Hotel in Ottawa, ON.

 

“I wanted to send our thanks to both Darlaine and Steven for palm reading at our staff party. Everyone loved it and we were all amazed by the accuracy. I would not hesitate to recommend your services.”  Corina Willard, General manager – The Redwoods

Blue Mushroom Sirkus Psyshow

The first of two related Blue Mushroom Sirkus Psyshow productions bears no official name, but is affectionately referred to by its performers as “The Best of Both Worlds”. It is a Cabaret style presentation of non-stop Circus and Sideshow feats, Dance, Burlesque, Theater… and sometimes Free Beer! The acts featured in this show are as eclectic as this show’s musical accompanyment, a journey in itself, offering up a seamless collage of 1930’s Jazz crooning, 2 Penny Opera, Flamenco, Dub Step, Psychill, Irish Drinking Songs and Folk-Metal! It is as though the artists themselves wandered through a Faery Circle, out of their smokey speak-easys, musty theaters and dusty circus rings and onto a stage for you to discover.

The second Blue Mushroom production; “Away with the Faeries”, was written by István and was inspired by a Shpongle album and a passage from the 1923 book “The Mysteries of Psychic Science” which István read while training to swallow swords, over 20 years ago. In this long out-of-print treatese on “The Paranormal”, the researcher finds himself in the Far East observing a Fakir in the execution of his craft. Finding himself perplexed by the Fakir’s performance, the reseacher found himself questioning not only if these feats were possible, but if he’d in fact seen them at all; if the whole scene wasn’t some sort of “mass hallucination”inspired by something he ate. Away with the Faeries is István’s attempt to bring the audience to that point in time, to put the audience in the researcher’s shoes… and a few other places and times along the winding road of this creation…

This enchanting, dark Faery Tale is about time and its ravages on ancient arts and traditions. It’s about growing old while staying young at heart and never losing your sense of wonder. It’s about adventure, mysteries, legend and superstition. It’s about the friends you make in your travels that keep you safe in unfamiliar surroundings. It’s about becoming lost in the music, a tall-tale or a day-dream. It’s about returning home from abroad to be shaken out of a melancholy daydream by a loved one. It’s about the tall tales of travels one tells, that one never knows to believe or dismiss. It is an old time traveling circus set in a modern day faery tale.

Through the character of “Levi”; (yes, our intrepid Strongman has found himself as the rather unlikely protagonist in this Faery Tale), and his travelling companion; Etidorhpa, the audience is transported through the Faery Circle and to various times, places and alternate realities. From the mysterious Far East to caves on the Tassili Plateau, to a carnival in the 1930’s and various other destinations in Levi’s voyage, the cast of Thirteen World-Class Performers will guide you on your own voyage through the Faery Circle. So friend, take a seat at the edge of our fire, as you are brought to a world of magic, mysticism, superstition and ineffable mysteries.

Carl “The Mighty Leviticus”

Carl “The Mighty Leviticus” is a shining example of the multitude of stories that can surround one artist. The Strongman’s true pedigree is still a mystery, though in my opinion, he resembles a Danish Raider known only by Kjarl. Rumored to have been found on a mid-way by István, other elaborations say he was captured in the jungles of darkest Afrika, still other stories tell that “Levi” was a sailor who after having sailed the seven seas many times over, his thirst for adventure led him to abandon the sea in search of what lay the end of the horizon.

There is an abundance of photographic material, found by various internauts, as well as from the archives of collectors, which would seem to place Leviticus, anachronistically in various shows in the past. There are photos of the Strongman on the midway in a prominent 1930’s mud-show named Carnivále Lune Bleue; there are glass negatives that place him as an attraction with a Victorian era sideshow, or perhaps it was a dime-museum. The name of that show was lost to history, the only known details are that it was a wonderful show in its hay-day, but it is said that the show lost its appeal with its inheritance by the original founder’s nincompoop Grandson. One collector has claimed to possess a photo of “The Mighty Leviticus” and the famous Strongman, the Great Louis Cyr arm wrestling. The collector has however declined to part with it, or even produce it for verification for that matter.

Carl is Also part of Blue Mushroom Sirkus Psyshow

Bendy Em

Based in Sydney Australia, Bendy Em is a Contortionist, Corporate Entertainer, Festival Performer, a private/corporate yoga teacher and Promotional Entertainer who travels the world with her flexible skillset. Bendy Em can help to make your next event spectacular!

You might have seen Bendy Em in the movies, or at one of the many hundred’s of festivals she’s been a featured at from Adelaide to Edinburgh. She has also been featured in ad campaigns, corporate events and thousands of street performances around the world.

Bendy Em can wow your crowd with a quick 1-Minute stunt, or stre——etch the performance to a 45-minute extravaganza climaxing with Em squeezing herself into a tiny 16″ perspex box.

The Bendy Em show has something for everyone. Amazing contortion skills combine with savvy comedy and inspiration. Crowds are always delighted with her act.

Call us to find out how Em can delight the audience at your next corporate event or festival.

 

 

Johnny Vegas

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Johnny Vegas is a Singer, Band Leader and Entertainer living and working in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada’s National Capital.

Johnny Vegas & His All-Star Band are one of Ottawa’s top musical acts. The group performs a wide range of material from the 50’s to the 80’s. Whether crooning rat pack standards, belting out old time rock and roll, pop, disco or even country, Johnny and the crew always have something for everyone.

Depending on the event, Johnny Vegas can perform solo, as a duet, a trio or as a full band to meet your entertainment needs.  Johnny is the consummate entertainer and every performance is custom tailored to the audience that the band is playing for. With nearly two hundred and fifty songs to choose from, each performance is unique and no two shows are exactly alike. Whether for dining, dancing or listening, Johnny Vegas & His All-Star Band always leave audiences wanting more.

Pancho Libre

What do you get when you take a seasoned acrobat, a Chinese pole and a Cyr wheel? You get Pancho, performing stunts of intense athleticism and wonder. From holding his body in a perfect horizontal position on the pole, to using the cyr wheel to spin gracefully around the stage, Pancho is likely to inspire you to try some stunts of your own. You won’t catch any simple balancing acts here!

Pancho regularily performs at festivals around the world, in circus’ and at corporate events. He is based in Montreal Canada, but also resides in Mexico. Don’t miss his award winning show!

Yo-Yo People

Who would have thought you could create a whole show with yo-yos? This husband and wife duo bring back that nostalgic toy, performing favourite tricks like Walk the Dog and Rock the Baby, then amazing you with new and bizarre tricks like Boingy-Boingy and Iron Whip.

Yo-yos attached to bouncy balls, yo-yos with 10-foot strings, and multiple yo-yos looping while hula hooping and unicycling are just some of their finely tuned feats. High skill and deft timing to swingin’ music coupled with high energy and sarcastic humor make the Yo-Yo People a favorite for every age.

As seen on David Letterman, they hold 3 Guinness World Records, a 2008 Yo-Yo World Champion title, and have performed in over 25 countries.

Don’t miss this family festival favourite award winning show. Drop us a line to find out how they can delight the audience at your next corporate event or festival!

Byron Bertram

Born and Raised in Vancouver to an artistic background. His father a musician, his Mother an artist, his Grandfather was the famous late painter and “Order of Canada” recipient Toni Onley, and his Great Grandfather Jim Onley, was a well known stage actor in the UK in the 30’s and 40’s before emigrating the family to Canada in 1948.

An only child with undying need to be the center of attention and in the limelight along with the creative DNA he was born with, He started his a career as a street entertainer at the age of 16, which was inspired after learning how to juggle in a summer school for the performing arts program. His well received comedy, escape, juggling show under his stage name “Byron from England” was a massive success from festivals, and fairs to public streets squares in over a dozen countries.

In 2002 he became a full time stand up comedian. His high energy, truthful and observational style mixed with natural talent for voices, accents, and impressions make him a favorite headliner in his home country of Canada, as well as in The US, UK, and Australia. He has worked with the likes of Zack Galifinakis, Jamie Kennedy, Colin Mochrie, Flight of the Concords been featured on XM Radio and received rave reviews from press, peers and punters alike.

On television you may have seen him play such diverse roles as a prison guard on Alcatraz to the notoriously funny infamous whiny husband “Pam can you call my mom?” on the NyQuil Commercial.

Silver Elvis

Peter Jarvis has been an entertainer & performance artist since 1979. Facilitating artistic mime, dance, clown, mask and music have allowed Peter to work extensively in at festivals, corporate events, on film, theatre and television. Peter has worked as a writer and performer on such shows as; Sesame St., Cirque du Soleil, Cannes Award Winning Vid Kids (CBC) and Mission Reading (TV ON.) Peter Jarvis continues to enjoy performing internationally with stage performances and street festivals internationally including the USA, England, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Poland, and Turkey.

Peter performs a number of amazing shows, and strolling performances and characters. From the three legged man, to Silver Elvis – you might have already been delighted by this amazing artist, and not even realized it.

Luvdragons

Luvdragon Psychics can circulate your guests giving mini readings to a large number of people, or you can have sit-down readings ranging from 7 – 30 minutes in length. Your psychic can lecture, teach, do question and answer forums and more. You can mix and match services.

The luvdragon psychics have worked many “themed” events and can curtail the attire of the psychic/s to match your events theme.

For charity events & foundations ~ Rates are HIGHLY negotiable

For large lecture and class forums our rates increase.

We assure discretion and professionalism

 

Tim – The Puppet Tamer

Improvising on the spot dialogue, this fast paced physical comedy brings the age-old circus spectacle of the Lion Tamer to any venue. (Lions not included) Rooted in the traditions of Clown, Circus and Improvisation the Puppet Tamer show brings the best in live theatre to life.

The Puppet Tamer’s unique blend of ventriloquism, juggling and unicycling creates a show that family audiences love!

The Puppet Tamer show includes action, danger, silly in your face comedy, and even audience participation. Tim also performs Strolling Style Entertainment as a Fabulous Fat Chef! 9ft tall and 5 ft wide, The Fat Chef is on the search for his next meal. Crazy Italian Accent included.

“Will leave your sides and cheeks aching from laughter!” -Kristen McGinn, Baskin Robbins Canada

“Huge Hilarious hit at the Festival! I highly recommend” – Natasha emery, City of Toronto Special Events.

 

Steve The Magic Reindeer

A really deadpan, funny reindeer tells about life at the North Pole and works in Christmas themed magic tricks. The show runs 30-45 minutes long and will leave your guests laughing, and full of Christmas wonder. Steve involves plenty of volunteers – and the show can play equally well for grown-ups, or children.

Developed by Brian from the Cowguys, who has over 25 years performing experience and who is wrote and consulted with some of the best in the business on developing Steve the Magic Reindeer. Magical snowstorms, yo-yo tricks, disappearing and reappearing items from the crowd, and more unexpected Christmas fun!

Don’t miss out on booking this one-of a kind show!

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Caricatures by Pablo

Pablo – is one of Canada’s top Caricature Artists, based in Ottawa and has been caricaturing people for over 18 years. He has done Caricatures on four continents and is constantly in demand as an artist and as an instructor. With a background in animation, industrial design and custom illustration, Pablo can quickly and lightheartedly create amazing cartoon likenesses of your guests’ right in front of their eyes.
Sketching 10-15 guests per hour is a standard pace for him. Pablo caricatures at trade shows, corporate events, Christmas parties, festivals, even at smaller house parties and private events. Your guests will love being able to take home a caricature that they can proudly hang up on their wall and cherish. Pablo has even done work for weddings, real estate agents, open houses and small business promotions.
For you – Pablo would be happy to work on behalf of a sponsor (or the festival) he can screen a logo form the sponsor right onto the paper that he’s working on.. That way each person who gets an amazing caricature knows who to thank!

Mumbo Jumbo Voodoo Combo

Mumbo Jumbo Voodoo Combo was formed in Ottawa, Canada, July 1991, Fronted by two Juno Award winners {bandleader,lead vocalist, drummer Steve Lund and Brian Magner on Sax,  performing  the ultimate dance Party Music of  New Orleans.  They have transformed these Mardi Gras anthems into their own, while keeping true to the genre – also elements of Zydeco, Cajun, Blues, Boogie, Jazz, Reggae, Calypso & Latin music can be savoured in their MUMBO GUMBO.  Mumbo has released 4 hour long albums, a Box set and a Best of CD of  audience  favourite songs,  Over the years as group or individually, these veterans of have performed with many of musics royalty, such as Bo Diddley, Dr.John, Buckwheat Zydeco, Sue Foley, Mick Taylor {of the Stones}, MonkeyJunk’s Tony D and Steve Marriner and The Mighty Popo as well as Canada’s PM of The Blues Dutch Mason,  just to name a few.  They have  been a staple at Ottawa’s Bluesfest {15  times}, Mont Tremblant Blues Fest {6 Times}, Montreal’s Jazz & Blues Fests, countless Canada Day & Civic Celebrations throughout  the Ottawa Valley and Quebec, and at various music festivals and events from Edmonton, Halifax, St John NB, Rimouski, Quebec City, Goose Bay, Edmundston NB  and Syracuse NY

High energy and full of amazing talent, the quartet consists of 4 Vocals, Drums, Keyboards, Bass Guitar, and Saxophones; they are a show-stopping performance available for any type of event.

“They can make the dead get up and dance” – Le Quartier Libre, Montreal

 
“Too much rhythm too sit still…unadulterated party fuel”
-Halifax Daily News

 

“…catch a plane to New Orleans or catch Mumbo Jumbo’s next performance” – The Humm Carleton Place

 “Cajun-inflected psycho-blues” – The Ottawa X-press

 “For sheer fun this act can’t be beat…bring them back next year” – The St. John Times-Globe

“With songs like Yellow Moon…the crowd was sentenced to death by dancing” – The Humm, Almonte / Carleton Place

Monsters of Schlock

Canadian Madmen and carnie duo known all around the world as the brothers of bodily abuse The Great Orbax & Sweet Pepper Klopek combine the amazing feats and mind-blowing stunts with cheeky off the cuff slapstick for a show that can only be described as a ‘two man demolition derby.” Watch the duo as they smack, staple and burn each other with blowtorches and one liners. Comedy so funny…. It hurts!

Orbax and Sweet Pepper are featured performers at college and university campuses across Canada.  They are many time Guiness World Record Holders, and are featured performers at Ripley’s Believe it or not. Don’t miss this one of a kind show!

 

When Canada`s only two-man human demolition derby comes to YOUR town, will YOU be there? Canadian performers The Monsters of Schlock have sold out shows internationally as The Worlds Most Extreme Circus Sideshow Magic Extravaganza. They have performed in theatres, carnivals, festivals, night clubs, and colleges worldwide. In the past year, their madcap stunts have been broadcast on Canadian television to over 2 million viewers and international tv to over 6 million viewers in Europe & the United Kingdom. With multiple Guinness World Records, Youtube & television appearances, the “Canadian Mad Bastards’ continue to entertain worldwide. The duo is a touring juggernaut performing over two hundred live shows this year alone to crowds ranging from ages 8 to 80! You may leave in awe, or you may leave disgusted, but we guarantee that you’ll leave laughing!

 

“The Monsters of Schlock combine amazing physical stunts and mind blowing feats with a twist – irreverent slapstick comedy! The result? A show that will have you both laughing and screaming at the same time!” – 4 stars, hairline reviews UK

 

“hilarious, hilarious, hilarious!” – Martin Short

 

“Thoroughly Entertaining onstage mayhem!” – Fest Magazine, Edinburgh

 

Monkey Rock Music

Monkey Rock Music‘s 45 minute show is 100% participatory – every song has kids and adults not just singing, but doing actions, dancing, and even playing instruments. They believe that kids want more than to just sit and watch them sing – they want to be part of the fun. The show features both traditional songs and new ones to learn – but all of them get the kids involved and rocking out! John King, lead performer with Monkey Rock, is a music educator – and an expert at engaging the kids.

Monkey Rock Music performs shows in schools, at corporate events, festivals and even private parties.

Do you want your kids and grownups rocking out at your next event? Then give us a call and ask for Monkey Rock.

“The way you captivate the children’s attention and your gift of music is such a talent and I am so grateful that Bella was in your class. ” – Nathalie

Mini Cirque

Sophie Latreille and Alain Bard are amazing, professional circus performers who offer a wide range of different exciting circus performances for audiences of all ages. From colourful and delightful stiltwalking characters juggling and acrobatics, they’re sure to be a hit at any event.

Mini Cirque performers bring a circus entertainment experience to corporate, private or public events and are based in the Ottawa/Gatineau area. They are a perfect for local and international festivals and fairs, parties for children and adults, night clubs, weddings, corporate events, team building workshops and other special events.

Kimberley Dunn

Kimberley Dunn is an accomplished vocalist, classically trained pianist, flutist, and award-winning composer. Described as having the “Voice of an Angel”, Kimberley’s smooth enchanting vocals are often compared to those of Sarah McLachlan.
Best known for her moving tribute in honour of Toronto Police Sgt. Ryan Russell, Kimberley’s “Ryan’s Song” touched the hearts of thousands throughout Canada and around the world. She has been featured on TV and radio, and in newspapers and magazines throughout the country. (CTV, CBC, CityTV, 98.1 CHFI, 100.7 CHIN, 105.3 KISS FM, Toronto Star, Ottawa Citizen, Cashbox).

Contemporary, Jazz and Classical Music
Kimberley has been captivating audiences for over 20 years with her elegantly styled jazz and contemporary covers. An exceptionally versatile performer, she offers vocals, piano and flute, and a wide range of music genres from pop, rock, folk, jazz and classical. She is a regular performer at the Brookstreet Hotel and at numerous weddings, galas and events throughout the city.

Kimberley Dunn Profile – Ottawa Singer & Pianist from Kimberley Dunn on Vimeo.

“Kim, you are absolutely amazing!!!!! What an honour it was for us to have you on board for our gala!!! I LOVED your music!!! We will take you again next year if you will come back! Thank you SO MUCH for your kind gesture! You’re fantastic! Thank you, thank you, thank you!” – Sharon House, Avant Garde Designs

“Kimberley Dunn is one of Ottawa’s most beautiful and talented performers. You MUST see her live….love that voice!!!” – Spencer Warren, Ottawa Children’s Gala

“You were fabulous tonight!” – Elizabeth Manley, Olympic Silver Medalist

Thanks again for the wonderful evening! So so many compliments! You music was SO well received – we just have to have you back! You really helped make our night a success! -Deborah Mallett, Chez Danby’s

Junkyard Symphony

Junkyard Symphony originated in Ottawa, Canada in 1992, and in 2007 they created a second home base in Montreal, Quebec. Junkyard Symphony is an eco-entertainment company (eco standing for ecological and economical), that reuses junk to service all kinds of events for all ages. What do they do with all this junk?They do many things with junk but are best known for their amazing junk/percussion/comedy/circus shows. They also produce imaginative and innovative sports and games by reusing junk materials, have created several CD’s using junk for instruments, and are presently working on a children’s novel with a junk theme.

Junkyard Symphony strives to promote environmental health and awareness through educational and extraordinary entertainment by reusing old ordinary objects that would otherwise be sadly destined for the junkyard. But to Junkyard Symphony, however, these objects are terrific treasures that can be reused for an even greater purpose…. creating lots of big smiles. In the show, the performers are the conductors while the audience is the symphony so be prepared for a radical ride of rapid rhythms, awesome antics, clownish comedy, terrific tricks, magnificent magic, tons of talent, and plenty of participation!

Their family style show is perfect for community, schools, festivals and corporate events. It is suited to all ages
is as entertaining as it is educational. The show is generally performed as a duo, but trio or quartet shows are also
available.
Junkyard Symphony has performed thousands of shows over the years. They have also performed in many countries around the globe such as Singapore, China, Britain, France, Macedonia, Croatia, U.S.A., and of course Canada. They have performed for important people such as the Prime Minister of Canada, the President of Singapore, The Governor of Jiangsu Province in China, and music celebrities such as the Tragically Hip, Sheryl Crow and Ziggy Marley. They have won first place in the Canadian Association of Exhibitions National Youth Talent Contest and they have been featured on many television programs such as CBC’s JONOVISION, CTV’s Home Grown Cafe and CTV’s Regional Contact.

 

Most of all they have spread smiles and their message to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rock to millions of people
around the world. Junkyard Jonny and Trashcan Tony make up the first Junkyard Symphony troupe and perform
over 10 versions of the show such as the Recycle Rock, the Science of Sound, Pirates of Percussion, the Daycare Duo, the Super Street Show and the Junk Pack, which consists of a show plus two rhythm workshops. Their home base is Ottawa, Ontario.

Ian Quick

Ian Quick is a fully bilingual, Ottawa area Magician, who has been performing magic for nearly twenty years. As a former lawyer, he figured if he was going to trick people, he may as well be honest about it!
Ian is a fast talker with amazing magical skills. He is an entertainer first and foremost, using magic in the most unpredictable ways to delight his audience. The powers of both psychological and physical illusion, combined with sometimes shocking humour, leaves an amazing impression that won’t soon fade. Ian has entertained thousands of people over twelve years, including major corporations such as Bell, the Bay and Compaq. Ian is also the co-author of the internationally acclaimed Highway to Success: The Entertainer’s Roadmap to Business which has been recognized by the magic industry as the definitive business guide to entertainment and is available for all types of events from community, corporate, festivals and for private functions.

 

Be sure to make a memorable impact! Treat your clients, employees, and prospects to an astonishing experience!

 

Perceived as one of the participants, Ian reads the crowd for just the right moment to intimately captivate and engage your guests. They watch the magic, up-close and personal, right in his hands. A witty, eccentric, and spontaneous conversationalist, Ian entices your guests to participate—not simply spectate Ian’s trademark magical style involves playful interaction with his audience.
“Ian engages the spectator on a personal level and captivates their attention with witty delight. He leads them to an astonishing, intense, and humorous culmination that reaches far beyond the wonder of the magic itself.” —M.C. Dufresne, Rev. Cda Agency
What bizarre events transpire to transform man into Magician? Discover them, first-hand! “Evolution of a Magician” is the feature act of the evening, deal for 100, 1,200, or 3,000 guests who are sure to be gratified. Ian pulls-out all the stops and fills the sense while teasing the mind….expect the unexpected.

 

“Ian Delivers Magical Marketing” – J Herman, Chapters Bookstores.
Trade shows
Store front promotions
Walkabout magic (cocktail hours)
Customer Appreciation days

Hoop Head – Strolling Stilt-Walking Basketball Comedian

Don Estabrook (creator of Hoop Head) is a natural wacky character who performs dazzling acrobatic, stiltwalking and juggling tricks.

One of the best technical jugglers in Canada, Don has performed with many different acts, including The Cowguys and Junkyard Symphony. When Don is not performing, he teaches high-school Math and Psychology.

Ready for a game of basketball? Well Hoop Head has brought the ball AND the net and is ready for a little on-on-one!

At regulation height (10 feet to be exact), Hoop Head will provide an interactive stilt-walking experience that will be sure to entertain both young and old alike. With over 10 years of proven success, Hoop Head is guaranteed to bring your festival, party or event to new heights!

Guitarist – Garry Elliott

Garry Elliott is an Ottawa guitarist specializing in classical and jazz guitar performances. As a classical guitarist, Garry provides live music as a soloist, and also plays in duos and trios for weddings, ceremonies and events. He collaborates regularly with Ottawa musicians, including flutist Gertrude Létourneau, with whom he has recorded the CD Habañera, and has recently released the CD Pre Dawn Skies with pianist Steve Boudreau. He has performed and recorded with composer, guitarist Roddy Ellias, and the tango nuevo ensemble Norteño. Garry is also very active on the Ottawa jazz scene, recently in a performance of original compositions from Pre-Dawn Skies at the Ottawa Jazz Festival.
Garry’s performances in various festivals include the Ottawa and Montreal Jazz Festivals, the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, and the Westben Music Festival. He has recorded for the CBC and Radio Canada on numerous occasions and teaches classical and jazz guitar for Carleton University as well as privately.

El Gleno Grande

Glenn Singer specializes in visual comedy using hilarious optical illusions, a dry delivery, and a warm conversational style. His spoof of a circus equestrian act will have your audience laughing again every time they think about it. Appeals to all ages, all around the world. Guaranteed to delight. Touring at major International
Festivals, Corporate Functions, and in Theatres, Schools, and Universities on six continents since 1983.

Glenn Singer was born in the year of Sputnik into the home of a rocket scientist, and subsequently raised by dwarves. No matter what humble circumstances he found himself in throughout his childhood, Glenn was never at a loss to use his inherited brain power to achieve small things in magnificent ways. Invited to leave private school on his first day in grade one, Singer embarked on a scholastic career that surprised no one. Having reached the age of consent with no convictions, Glenn decided to go into Theatre. On the way he was sidetracked by a street performance and it still shows.

Having performed for over 15 years on every continent except Antarctica (“it’s just a matter of time”) Glenn has secured a place for himself at the very bottom of the big time with engagements at such places as Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Universal Studios in Hollywood, and Ed’s Big Top in Hurricane. “I’ve always liked the circus. I loved the clowns, although I couldn’t help feeling sorry for the animals. So now I put on a real live wild animal act, only funnier.” This show could make cows laugh but for your convenience no livestock will be permitted
at todays showing.

“An incomparable act which will draw raves anywhere. I highly recommend him.” …Steve Hoefer, Universal City Walk, Hollywood CA

“Unique, captivating, and really, really funny. Truly I have never seen people laugh that hard!” …Erika Wollam, Nashville Summer Lights Festival

“A consistent and winning crowd pleaser, topping audience surveys as a favorite entertainment.” …Ted Killmer, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

“He brings such fun and originality to his show the crowd can do nothing but scream in helpless laughter.” …Edmonton Journal

David Fiset

David Fiset charms his crowd, with his unique physical comedy and amazing skills.

He astonishes the crowd with his whimsical balancing, and juggling with balls, torches, knives and other objects. Armed with a tall unicycle and many volunteers he amazes the crowd, bringing laughs to the young and young at heart.

 

Chris Pilsworth

Chris Pilsworth was born in Toronto in 1963, but has lived most of his life in Ottawa, Canada’s capital city.

Chris’ enthusiasm for magic was sparked at the age of twelve, when he attended a magic show at Ottawa’s National Arts Centre. This interest continued unabated throughout his high school and university years. After graduating from Carleton University in 1986, Chris decided to pursue his dream of becoming a full-time professional magician. The degree he earned in Industrial Design (with distinction) has greatly enhanced Chris’ ability to create unique props and illusions.

After entertaining thousands of satisfied customers at corporate and private events, Chris was drawn towards the theatre. In 1997, following many years of planning, he independently produced and starred in his own theatrical magic show. Entitled: Disappearing Nightly, the ‘dramagic’ production brought together many never-seen-before illusions with music, dance and drama. The premier show played a full week to capacity crowds at the Ron Maslin Playhouse in Kanata, Ontario, and received standing ovations every night. This and the show: Catch The Magic has continued to tour throughout the province of Ontario.

Chris has participated in many magic competitions and won awards at both the national and international level. He is a winner of the Tom Auburn Award in Montreal. As a result of his unique, very personal approach to the performance of magic, Chris has become well-known and highly respected throughout Ontario and Western Quebec. Whether the event takes place on a theatre stage, at the Governor General’s Garden Party, or the opening festivities of the Corel Centre, home of the Ottawa Senators hockey team, Chris continues to wow his audiences.

• Conferences or Conventions
• Hospitality Suites
• Customer Dinners or Cocktail Entertainment
• Awards or Events requiring a Master of Ceremonies
• Open Houses
• Product Launches
Or the special occasion may be for your employees.

Thrill and delight them with Chris’ highly unique and friendly style at:

• Motivational Sales Meetings
• Family Summer Picnics
• Christmas Parties
• Creativity Seminars
• Employee Appreciation Milestones
• Theatres
• Reunions
• Weddings
• Birthday Parties
• Anniversaries

 

“Hi Chris, I wanted to drop you a line to let you know, that I have had so many compliments on the children’s Xmas party. I have been told the magician was awesome so many times by both the children and the adults. Some of the adults that were able to see the expressions on the children’s faces said it was priceless. Thank you for making this year’s children’s party a big hit.” – Ross Video
“I just received your letter and would like to let you know that your show was a huge hit. Have heard nothing but positive reviews from all who attended. I heard that even a little girl who is only 18 months old was captivated by you and did not move through the entire show. A true indication of how entertaining your were. Thank you once again, and you can rest assured that we will definitely keep you in mind for our party next year.” – Transport Canada

 

“I can’t tell you how much we appreciated your wonderful and well thought out show last night. It was no easy task to entertain a crowd in such a small space but you made it cozy and warm along with funny. We won’t forget it and we look forward to having you again.” – Maternal Fetal Medicine, The Ottawa Hospital.

Kate Mior

Kate Mior began performing on the streets of Toronto, Canada while completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Production at Ryerson University. Upon graduation, Kate was invited to participate in festivals across the globe, so she packed her bags and has never looked back.

To further her future work, Kate sought training in corporeal mime with Dr. Giuseppe Condello and has worked with a variety of professional circuses including Tucson’s Flam Chen Pyrotechnic Circus and Toronto’s Zero Gravity Circus, with whom she continues to work closely.

From informal street corners to world-class festivals, Kate has performed her unique living statue installations and hilarious slapstick mime acts across Canada, the US, Europe and Asia, picking up an impressive array of variety skills along the way: from follow mime to juggling machetes, Kate is a highly skilled character artist who creates unique shows from poignant and contemplative to downright hilarious.

Jon The Cowguy

With over 15 years experience in front of audiences, Jon The Cowguy knows how to deliver hilarious family oriented shows. In each performance, the audience is treated to amazing circus stunts, juggling, mini-bicycle riding and plenty of audience participation blended with hilarious improvised and rehearsed banter. Jon has his Masters in Theatre and has performed on three different continents. He loves bringing crowds together and making them laugh!

Originally from the East Coast of Canada, Jon has trained with instructors from Cirque du Soleil, Ringling Brothers Clown College, university instructors and other performers. He brings this training to each performance and personally guarantees a delighted audience.

 

“Good clean holstein family fun!”

“High energy and great at engaging the audience!”

“Professional, enthusiastic and as always hilariously popular!” Artistic programming NCC.

Circus Delights Magic show

Experience Ottawa’s most entertaining Family Circus Show! Dazzling unicycle wizardry, daring feats of balance, the world’s largest real magic bunny which, with the flick of a magic wand…..turns into a big white duck! Split second escape illusions, jaw dropping contortions…. even a puppet show!

 
Since 1976, the Family Circus Show has thrilled literally hundreds of thousands of happy customers in the Ottawa area. We come self-contained with wireless microphones, a complete sound system and backdrop. Performances can be presented in English, French or bilingually. Suitable for local community events, schools, churches, right up to major corporate functions.

Jonny Nickelkicker

Jonny Nickelkicker (aka Jon Lockhart) has been thrilling audiences for the past 20 years with his unique and hilarious variety show. His side splitting antics have captivated audiences worldwide from the Orkney Islands in Scotland to Charlottetown, P.E.I. Jonny’s pulls from his background in improv and stand-up comedy to make every show different while using his clown and circus training to “wow” the crowd every time.

 

The Jonny Nickelkicker show is one that you will want to see again and again. Just some of the things to expect during his performance are balancing large and unusual objects (everything from bicycles to baby strollers) all on his chin, escaping from a straitjacket, fire juggling (if outside), walking on a big ball while audience members throw large rings on his head, something with a rubber chicken, riding the Miniature Clown Bicycle of DOOM! (Duh-Duh-Duh!!!), magic tricks with the help of the audience and an amazing, mind-blowing finale.

 

Promo Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fru5MaxWpZk

Nick Miller and “The Order of Good Cheer’s 1812 Show”

Nick Miller‘s foolishness, although 100% authentic, took years to perfect into the award-winning tomfoolery you see today. A graduate of Brock University’s Theatre and Drama program, Nick has worked and taken courses alongside and from some of Canada’s top physical theatre artists. His shows are all about the audience involvement; including family friendly comedy, theatre clowning, juggling, diabolo and a hint of magic. Nick shows are packed with audience participation.. crowds of all ages love it!

Busker Birthdays

The crew at Busker Birthdays are professional performers who put on a show that is hilarious and engaging for the kids.  Even the parents get a kick out of it! The entertainers who created Busker Birthdays have over 30 years combined experience performing for kids and family crowds. They know how to get your crowd laughing and how to to help you and your kids have loads of fun at your next party.  Busker Birthdays books in hilarious and engaging magicians into your next party in the Ottawa area.

Full Information Available at http://buskerbirthdays.com/

“My son and his friends LOVED his Busker Birthday party last year. They can’t stop talking about having you back!” – Karen Wood – Knock on Wood Communications and Events

At Busker Birthdays, we only hire performers who we would have perform at our own kids parties!

Just wanted to write you back about the show yesterday with Mike K.  He was AMAZING!!  Very funny, very entertaining.
He did such a good job of keeping the kids engaged and kept them laughing.  It was a party!  I’ve got 3 kids, and we’ve done numerous types of parties(indoor fun centres, reptile parties, movies, etc) – this one was the best. My son was so proud at the end of the day that this was his party.  He thought it was so much fun. That’s what matters. Thanks again, keep up the great work.  
– Peter Nightingale, Ottawa, ON

Eric Leclerc

Whether he is performing for small intimate groups or extremely large groups, Eric’s award winning formal comedy magic show will turn the most sceptic of crowds into hardcore believers. The show can be tailored for groups of 10 to 10,000 and ranges from 20 to 60 minutes, depending on the specific needs of your event. Eric’s show can be described as hilarious interactive amazement. He does not only perform FOR the crowd, but also performs WITH them. As humans, we only use 10% of our brains. Eric demonstrates what is possible if we use the other 90%.

Whether it’s for a sweet 16th birthday party, a 50th wedding anniversary, or a large corporate function, jaws will drop as Eric leaves your guests in awe. The shows are always clean, highly visual and can be customized to promote a product, your company or even incorporate the CEO in the show. A class act that has won Eric 1st place at the prestigious Canadian Association of Magicians competition.

Here’s what past clients had to say about Eric’s show

“I have had many opportunities to see Eric Leclerc in action. From a Sweet Sixteen party for girls, a family event for all ages to a private party for adults, Eric has amazed us every time. Our guests were left wondering, mesmerized and completely blown away with his performance.

If you are looking to add impact, intense excitement and lots of laughs to your event~party, Eric Leclerc is by far, the best entertainer I have even seen live!”

Lynne Jamme-Vachon
Ottawa, Ontario

“Eric, you were a splendid part of a wonderful event for my mother and our friends. I could not have been more delighted and astounded by what you do. Thank you. Look forward to another occasion.”

Susan P.
Ottawa, Ontario

 

Brian Wilson – The Cowguy

With over 25 years experience in front of audiences,  Bri The Cowguy delivers hilarious, fast paced live shows. With each performance the audience is treated to amazing circus style stunts, yo-yo tricks, audience participation and magic, all blended with comedy that ranges from sarcastic to silly.

“This guy is fall over funny!” – The Checkerboard Guy on Bri “The Cowguy”

Brian Wilson has trained with instructors from Ringling Brothers Clown College, University instructors, and other performers. He brings this training to each performance.

“Your show was the perfect blend of comedy, showmanship,and yo-yo mastery : the children were riveted!” (Sam Caldicott, Canadian Childrens Museum)

Bri the Cowguy performs over 200 shows per years at various festivals, corporate, school and special events. He also runs Orbital Talent, a specialty variety arts talent agency based in Ottawa. Brian LOVES delivering custom shows for his clients.. striving to deliver the perfect show to each of his audiences.

“Professional, Enthusiastic, and as always Hilariously popular!” – NCC Artistic Programming.

“You were what all performers should be…. Entertaining!” – Atomic Energy Conference Ottawa 2013

 

Santa & Mrs. Claus

Now available for “Elf on a shelf” parties!

In 1997, our Santa and Mrs. Claus journeyed to Midland, Michigan to the Charles W. Howard Santa Scholl to learn the Art of Santa. They returned again in 1998 and 1999 to continue their studies. In 2007, they were honoured with a Master’s Degree in Santa Lore presented by the Dean of the School for their continued effort to bring Santa’s magic to each and every boy and girl.

Sure to warm the hearts of all ages during your event, our Santa and Mrs. Claus have entertained at all types of events from corporate to community, parties and festivals to parades for the past 16 years. Among the satisfied customers are the Museum of Civilization, The Ottawa Senators, Davis’s Your Independent Grocer, Port Hope, Ontario, Russell Fire Department, Spirent Communications, Giant Tiger, Day Care Centers, CIBC branches, Mattamy Homes and numerous others. Among their finest achievements was their appearance in the Mexican segment of the Latin American Children’s Telethon in 2009. The program was broadcast live all across Central and South America to raise money to assist sick children.

B-Radical Balloons

Brad the Ballon Guy has been delighting audiences since 2005 with his wild balloon creations and ridiculous sense of humour. Brad performs stage shows and makes balloon creations at approximately 300 shows and events per year.

Whether it’s a birthday party, corporate event, or festival, Brad is a big hit with kids and adults alike. His ability to create almost anything out of balloons with a friendly smile is a great addition to any event.

Custom balloon creations, Happy Kids, and delighted audiences are three things you get when you book Brad the Balloon Guy.  He has created everything from adorable ladybugs that you can wear on your wrist to life size Star Wars figures for his clients.  He happily creates balloons on the spot, and can create custom figures and sculptures for decor or giveaways for your next special event.

Not only is Brad a popular family entertainer in Ottawa, but he’s also been known to travel around Canada. He’s recently appeared in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.

I wanted to make sure that I took the time to thank you again for treating out little boy, Elias, to what is likely the best possible birthday present he could have asked for.  Your patience, enthusiasm and dedication to your craft was incredible to see. Thank you.”  

– Neil Hamdani (Puppets up attendee 2016)

 

“Amazing Balloons Creations and a Super Nice guy. I always recommend or book Brad in for family oriented events and festivals.”  

– Brian Wilson – Orbital Talent

Instant Photos With Santa

Orbital talent provides everything you need to deliver professional quality photographs of your crowd with Santa Claus at your event.

– A professional real bearded Santa Claus (with a valid police check)
– a Professional Photographer and Assistant Photographer;
– Set up and tear down of professional studio and equipment (background included); and
– Instant/professional grade 4 x 6 photograph for each person photographed on-site within 2-3 minutes

Cowguys

Cowguys

The Cowguys are an Ottawa based performing duo, who have been delighting audiences worldwide since 1990. In their award winning show, they expertly blend circus, western and magic skills with dexterity, wit, danger, and stupidity. Their show graces the stage at hundreds of  festivals, and corporate events every year. The Cowguys have had Crowds laughing  in English, French  in Canada, USA, Singapore, Scotland, England, Belgium, Holland, and Spain.

Show Description

The show features a barrage of tricks laced with continuous patter between themselves and the audience. They create a non-stop roller-coaster ride of a show by expertly meshing a high level of technical skill with hilarious banter. With The Cowguys, every show is different. Avid ad-libbers, The Cowguys love to interact with the crowd and find humour amongst their spectators. Their best shows are those in which the crowd “creates” its own material. While this keeps shows interesting for themselves, these ad-libbed bits are what keep crowds coming back to see The Cowguys’ show again and again. This improvisory element makes their show an ideal choice for corporate events and trade shows, as they can easily work in information, a sales message or customized comedy.

Testimonials

“The show is a Blast!” – Kevin National Woodworkers Association

“The Cowguys had the crowd laughing right from the beginning of their show and the laughter didn’t stop until they said goodbye.”

– Orangeville Citizen (Free Press)

“One of the top 3 acts to see at Halifax Buskers 2000″ – Halifax Free press.

“Professional, enthusiastic, and as always hilariously popular!”- Joel Delaquis

 

Santa Harry

Santa Harry

Located in the Ottawa/Gatineau region, Santa Harry is a former Executive Director of several charities who took early retirement over ten years ago to enjoy working as Santa Claus. He has a natural white beard and his appearance is similar to that of the Santa Claus in the minds of all children. He began his Santa work by serving as Santa Claus for a children’s Christmas party in his local community and as a singing Santa collecting food and money for the poor for St. Vincent de Paul for two years and enjoys every moment of it.

 

Available for any type of event, Santa Harry is fluent in French and English and conversational in Spanish. He sings in several choirs and can lead Christmas sing-a-longs. He has traveled widely and is a friendly, caring Santa who engages children and adults alike. People constantly remark how much he reminds them of the Santa Claus in their childhood memories. He is a very photogenic Santa who is always on time, entirely reliable, enthusiastic and has a sense of humor that will warm the hearts of everyone at your next event.

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