Awards, Honours and Rave Reviews
Thanks for visiting my website. I'm a full-time professional magician based in Auckland, New Zealand.
I presented my first public magic show in 1994 when I was still at school. I'm now fortunate to be a full-time professional entertainer and make my living performing at family functions, parties and corporate events throughout New Zealand.
In October 2016 I was named New Zealand Variety Entertainer of the Year by the prestigious Variety Artists Club of New Zealand.
I'm a member of London's Magic Circle, the most prestigious magic club in the world. Members include Dynamo, Paul Daniels and David Copperfield - admission is reserved for top professionals.
You may have seen me on the cover of The New Zealand Herald Canvas magazine for the feature "Hey Presto! - Why There's Still Room For Old-Fashioned Magic", or profiled in The Sunday Star Times Sunday magazine for the feature "Revealing The Tricks of the Magician's Trade". I was also featured on the New Zealand Herald Online as part of their 'What I Do?' feature on unique occupations.
I have twice served as convention chairman for the New Zealand International Magicians' Convention and in 2014 was presented with a special award from Magic New Zealand which reads, "Presented to Mick Peck in recognition of his long term service and outstanding contribution to the magic fraternity of this country".
I am a proud recipient of the Auckland Chamber of Commerce Awesome Service Award, presented for providing inspirational customer service. The Awesome Service Award is supported by NewstalkZB and the Sunday Star Times; nominations are made by happy customers and winners judged by Auckland Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Michael Barnett ONZM.
My goal is to make you look good by presenting a show your guests will love and talk about for a long time to come.
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Rave reviews ...
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"One of New Zealand's greats in magic is Mick Peck. As an esteemed member of our Variety Artists Club of New Zealand, I am proud to endorse Mick as a well respected member of the New Zealand entertainment industry. His magic will be a huge hit at your upcoming event." - Gray Bartlett MBE
"I've seen Mick walk into an event and five minutes later the energy of the room has totally transformed into an occasion of fun and laughter. His magic is mind boggling and will be a huge hit at your party or special event." - Gary Daverne ONZM, founder Auckland Symphony Orchestra
"His shows are a blend of superb magic and interactive improv comedy. I think that Mick is one of the best magicians New Zealand has ever produced and I wholeheartedly recommend him for parties and events." - David Hartnell MNZM, New Zealand's Godfather of Gossip
"I just wanted to get back to you and let you know that I had many people in our group stop me and tell me how fun your show was and how much they enjoyed it. Thanks so much for all your effort!" - Lisa Elizabeth, ASB Bank
"On behalf of our company I just want to say thank you so much for your effort and performance on Saturday. Everyone was so impressed! Going table to table to table ensured everyone felt like they had a personal performance and the magic was amazing! I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone wanting some extra fun for their corporate evening. Thanks again!" - Mike Corrigan, Toyota
"You quickly managed to captivate the entire audience for the duration of your act and there has been plenty of talk at our offices ever since that day! Your acts were original and unbelievable and you certainly stand out as an amazing magician! I would have no hesitation in recommending you to any employer looking to add a touch of mystery and fun to their staff party! We look forward to seeing more of you in the future." - Paula Watts, Law Staff International Limited
"I am writing to thank you again for a wonderful evening of fun filled magic. You clearly are very skilled at your craft. You catered beautifully to your audience. The calibre of your tricks combined with your presentation style had us all enthralled and wonderstruck. Bravo Mick!!!" - Andrew Voysey, Principal Koru Pacific Ltd. Vancouver, BC Canada
"Hi Mick, thank you so much for entertaining us last night. Your amazing skills successfully captured and captivated our audience. You were a hit and then some, I would highly recommend you." - Celeste Wakeley, New Zealand Dental Supply
"Thank you so much for making our function a real night to remember. We had great feedback from our clients on your performance and I was so impressed the way you were able to work such a large room of 70 plus people. Your pre-dinner entertainment really set up our night and I will be in touch when we are next back in Auckland." - Brent Severino, Director, Pacific East Coast Investment & Professional Services, South Yarra, VIC, Australia
"Just wanted to drop you a line thanking you for a great evening. You definitely blew away the preconceived notions many had about magic and magicians and everyone had a great time trying to figure out how you did your tricks! Thanks again for really adding that extra special touch to the evening!" - Alice Buchanan, Executive Assistant, DTR Limited
"Thanks for the fabulous work you did for us on Saturday night. Your skill, professionalism and warmth with people played a huge part in making the night successful. It was a pleasure to work with you." - Michelle Mudgway, Partsworld New Zealand
"Your magic absolutely astounded everyone I spoke to! None of us could work out how you did the tricks, thanks so much and I would certainly recommend your strolling magic." - Rosie Cozens, Lumino The Dentists
"Hi Mick thank you for making our event so memorable, I have had lots of feedback from our staff to say how much they enjoyed it. Your communication was excellent with quick responses to my questions which made organising so much easier ... thanks heaps for that. Overall you helped to make our event special and a big success, THANK YOU!" - Leslee Mennie, Life Health Foods Ltd
"I booked Mick to come to my sisters hen's night - what a treat we had! The magic and illusions were AMAZING! Plus we got sore cheeks from smiling and laughing so much! Thanks for the great entertainment!" - Tina Pati, Unsworth Heights
"A big thank you for your wonderful performance last Saturday at our World Vision 40-Hour Famine fundraising event. The audience really enjoyed your magic and after the concert were even asking me how to contact you for their own function as well! Again, thank you very much and wishing you all the success you deserve." - Cecille Charnley, Takapuna
“Mick Peck's roaming magic is edgy and fun, which is why we have hired him back again this year to entertain our guests at our awards evening. He is professional, thoroughly entertaining and caters to all age groups. We look forward to seeing him again at our next event as everyone loves a magician!” - Anna Wilson, Director, New Zealand Corporate Games
"We hired Mick for our mid year staff function for our small group of fourteen adults (including our CEO). We were ALL very wowed with Mick's performance. He truly is a professional and we would highly recommend that you hire him for your event. His tricks are amazing and we certainly could not work out how he did them. We absolutely loved the entertainment and almost a week later we are all still talking about the show." - Maree Keane, FoodCo New Zealand Limited
"Mick, you're FABULOUS! My friends absolutely loved you! Everyone was talking about you long after you'd left. The strolling/mingling magic was just perfect to create intimacy and reward people for raising funds. It was definitely a 21st to remember!" - Riddhi Gupta, 21st party charity event
"Hi Mick, thanks very much for the show, everyone had a great time. We were really blown away with both your professionalism and the high level of magic you performed. It was a great starter to the night and was the subject of conversation most of the night. Classic!" - Scott Thompson, RTL Roadsigns
"Once again many thanks for your magic on Saturday. We thoroughly enjoyed your very professional performance and the contribution you made to the day. We have had some great feedback about your performance from our clients." - Antoinette Miller, Design Denmark
"Outstanding wedding entertainment! We had Mick at our wedding to perform close up magic to our guests while we were having our photos taken. Mick was outstanding, personable & provided great entertainment for all our guests. Every guest commented on how great it was that he took time to see every group at the wedding & perform for them. I would highly recommend Mick for any corporate, birthday or wedding event you are planning." - Robert Taylor, Castor Bay
"Thank you for such a great night. It was a superb evening - everyone was really impressed with both the show and the strolling magic. It was a really great ice breaker and provided a unique dimension to the party. Thanks so much, we'll be using you again soon!" - Simon Johnson, Albany
"Thanks Mick for being a huge part of the success of our wedding. Our guests loved your amazing work and it added a really unique touch to the night. I really appreciated how well organised, reliable and professional you were, for example calling the venue to make arrangements at your own initiative. A big thank you once again and I wholeheartedly recommend you as a top notch performer." - Jeannelle Menezes, Auckland
"Mick was an extremely professional and captivating entertainer at our corporate Christmas function. All of our staff were gobsmacked with the flawless tricks. The performance was definitely the icing on the cake for our staff function." - Charlotte Gell, National Marketing Coordinator Accountancy Insurance, New South Wales, Australia
“We recently had Mick perform at a function at our home. We had 150 guests (both adults and children) and he was an absolute hit. We’ve had so much positive feedback about his close-up magic with people still trying to work out what happened! Mick is very professional and has a great personality and worked with both adults and kids. We hope to have him back next year for another function that we are planning. Thanks Mick for helping to make our night so memorable.” - Sharlene Rowling, Tauranga
"I employed Mick Peck to entertain adults at a dinner party. I say unequivocally, that he is an outstanding, professional entertainer. His sense of humour, and incredible talent kept my guests thoroughly entertained and provided motivation for great ‘table talk’ discussion. His tricks were fresh, appealing and without doubt, frustratingly thought provoking. I have no hesitation in recommending Mick as a skilled entertainer with special talent." - Jill Eggleton, Parnell
“The Waiuku Probus Club members were royally entertained by Mr Mick Peck, a most competent magician. His lively personality enhanced his illusionary feats and his interaction with his audience was very well received. Ropes, cards, a rabbit, disappearing items, yes they were all there, delighting us with their mystery. Our morning passed very quickly, and it was wonderful to see 126 people so happily engaged with a superb entertainer! Thank you Mick, you are welcome back any time.” - Alison Ballantyne, Programme Organiser, Waiuku Probus Club
"Hey Mick, thanks so much for helping us out for our Fieldays event, had some really good feedback, in fact I had an inquiry from one of our staff who wanted your details to hire you for one of his own events coming up. Thanks again." - Ross Nesdale, Power Farming Ltd
"Mick entertained twenty ladies in my home with his magic. Mick arrived smack on time, set up and was entertaining us in no time. He grabbed our attention immediately and produced some mind boggling magic right in my own living room. Mick's show was so enjoyable as it also included our participation. After his show he then took time to spend with smaller groups to perform some close up magic. The girls loved it as it was something very different to the usual thing we do. Magic is not just for kids!! I would recommend Mick over and over again." - Jo Fish, Hillcrest
"I had Mick Peck entertain my family & friends at my 70th birthday recently. He was truly a professional and a real blast not only for the kids but had adults scratching heads as well. No doubt the talking point was the $50 & lemon trick one. Well done & you will get nothing but recommendations from me." - Rex Dawkins, Ponsonby
"Mick performed for our guests at our outdoor wedding ceremony in February. We were conscious of the down-time after the ceremony had taken place and pictures were being taken and thought that the presence of a magician at that point would be a novel way to entertain the guests. As Mick had assured us prior, he was very professional and good at getting in amongst the groups of people to perform some close-up tricks. The roaming technique worked very well and people were pleased and amazed to see a few tricks and then be left wondering just how such illusions were possible at such close proximity. During reflection on our wedding day, lots of things about the day stood out to our guests but there have been a lot of conversations and comments about 'that magician' and 'those tricks'. Mick, thank you, you were brilliant and a nice touch to our special day." - Jennifer and Stephen Buck, Auckland
"It was brilliant, you were very engaging, top sense of humour, and of course some of the most amazing tricks … especially the lemon! Really entertaining - a great cocktail for my 41st birthday. Everyone tonight was blown away and we have all kept fond memories of the night." - Franck Ridon, Blockhouse Bay
"Hi Mick, just wanted to say thanks again for your performance at our wedding. Everyone has raved about how brilliant and funny you were - and people are still trying to figure out how you do the things you do! I'll be honest and say my wife was hesitant at first about hiring a magician for entertainment (as opposed to a musician) - but she was blown away with the positive response from everyone! People said you engaged the groups really well and encouraged participation - but didn't force yourself into any groups. I also liked the way you dressed quite formally and you looked like you were just a normal guest until you started performing which was an even better surprise for all of our guests. I would highly recommend you for future events of any description given your diverse range of tricks and ability to converse with a wide range of people. Thanks again for assisting in making our wedding a huge success and kicking off the day in an entertaining way." - Ben and Sally Francis, Kohimarama
"Hi Mick, a big thank you for the fun time last night. The element of surprise was a pleasure to watch and I think we could say that your show was appreciated greatly by both the young and not so young. Many discussions emerged after you left making this a family 60th birthday we wont forget! We also thank you for showing interest and giving that invaluable tip to our own budding magician. Best wishes!" - Gail Pianta, Mt Eden
"Mick showed up before his set time and did his act when people were seated at their tables and ready. I had only booked him for an hour, but he stayed for two hours to ensure he got to all the tables. He was very professional and his performance was very fun and engaging, definitely appropriate for corporate events. I thoroughly enjoyed his performance and would definitely recommend." - Sarah Kelly, Calibre Consulting Ltd
"Just a quick note to thank you so much for providing an outstanding performance at our party on Saturday night. I have received so much positive feedback from staff who attended the function. We were simply amazed and thoroughly enjoyed your magical tricks. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend your magical act to anyone!" - Nalini Elia, Executive Assistant, Pharmaco Ltd