Mike and I use a lot of music in our performances. I know that might seem odd for a comedy and magic show, but it adds another layer that really completes the picture. After doing this for decades we’ve become experts at combining our comedy and magic with music.
Twenty eight years ago when we did our first “Double Vision Magic” events in Saskatchewan, the sound was supplied via the venues sound technicians using our music cue sheet. An example: Cue – 1) When Mike says “and now something using a frying pan, hula hoop and a $100.00 bill” – play #4 song. Occasionally, the technician wouldn’t be at his station and would miss the cue, or accidentally start playing the music early, or at the wrong volume, or the wrong song or….you get the idea.
Today, we use a remote control system and handle our own cues, volume etc… It makes a HUGE difference and adds to the production value of our show.
However, it does take a long time to find just the right tune. Like pairing the right wine with a meal, a wrong choice can still get by, but things wont’ taste quite right. So, along with our own sound system, lights, backdrop, banners and the vital, “twins, magic, LOL”, we also bring that extra element for your ears to enjoy.
Mitchell – The Other Twin
January 14, 2018
Curiosity and the Cattle
We’ve been performing magic for a living for 27 years. Even though we’re based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, we’ve travelled North America, seen a lot of strange things and met some interesting people.
At an elegant corporate awards show, Mike and I were performing strolling close up magic from group to group. Everyone was dressed in suits, ties, beautiful gowns etc… so you get the feel of how upscale this event was. Right in the middle of a piece of amazing “in stereo” magic, the gentleman standing directly in front of us gets down on the floor on one knee, and looks up at the group. We ask what he’s doing? His reply, “I’ve always wanted to see magic from under the magicians’ hands.” The group took it in stride and the entertainment continued. It was an unusual occurrence, but we couldn’t help but admire this person for just going for it and satisfying his curiosity.
We’ve always been driven to be more than just another magic act. Mike and I work hard so that our “twin twists” will have the most impact possible on our audience. It forces us be more creative. Isla Crawford, the interior designer, lives by, “Make the ordinary, extraordinary.” That’s a great definition of magic. So be curious and you’ll surprise yourself.
The title of this piece mentions cattle, but this is a vegetarian story, so there’s no beef. Your curiosity got the best of you. Extraordinary!
Mitchell – Double Vision…Twin Magic and Comedy