Wedding, Private Party and Magic Show Reviews


‘We both would just like to say that it was an absolute pleasure to have you perform at our wedding. You we’re the topic of conversation throughout the evening with your fantastic magic! I will gladly recommend you to anyone thinking of booking a magic act for their event!’    Chris Austwick: Wedding

‘Ian was a fantastic addition to our wedding! We had the pleasure of his company at our wedding reception and breakfast. His work is incredible and he proved very popular with our guests. The service offered was seamless and professional, from our initial enquiry through to the event itself. Would highly recommend – thank you Ian.’  Robin Harwood-Rivervale Barn 

‘We had a fabulous time and everybody enjoyed your magic and we are still in awe at how you perform some of these tricks. We really enjoyed or special day and having you as part of it’.  Mike and Zoe’s Wedding at the Royal Berkshire Hotel

We hired Ian for a couple of hours for our son’s wedding – he was fantastic. His magic was very varied and completely baffling! He mingled amongst the crowd and left everyone feeling the “wow” factor ….. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending him to enhance any event. Christopher Beaven-Tey Orchard Farm

‘Thank you for bring that little touch of magic to our wedding day. The guests loved it and it certainly created an interesting conversation piece and a good ice-breaker amongst both sides of the family. Thank you for being part of our special day.’  Nerys and Nigel-Wedding at the Compleat Angler in Marlow 

‘Everyone had an amazing day and you were mentioned by everyone, you really impressed us all!!! I loved listening to the clapping and laughing as the meal was on and you were entertaining. It was lovely to know that everyone was enjoying the day. Will always recommend you if anyone I know needs something special!!  Yvonne and Mark-Wedding at St. Fredericks Hotel in Maidenhead

‘The day went really well but comments from guests around your magic was sensational – it went down a storm and we can only say thank you so much for your presence on the day! If you ever need a testimonial or recommendation, we’d always be happy to supply one’.  Matt and Lora’s wedding in Pangbourne Berkshire 

‘Your performance was spot on. Your ears will be burning for some time to come as everybody talk to are amazed how you did your tricks. Thank you for making the wedding so special’.  Ann Redding:-Mother of Bride at wedding reception in Aylesbury

‘One of our younger guests, a little girl aged 7, followed Ian around from table to table, constantly enthralled. She asked later if he could come to our next party! That’s the mark of someone special.’  Bill Thompson in Downley

‘The tricks you did were fantastic and we still had guests walking around this morning wondering how the hell did he do that! Brilliant…and we will be recommending you to others’.  Nick Joyce – Wedding at The Compleat Angler in Marlow

‘Ian, thank you so much for working your magic at our daughter’s wedding (Jenny). It really added to everyone’s enjoyment of the evening reception and party. You mingled so easily and discretely with our guests, who all found your magic very entertaining, fun and perplexing! We’ll certainly recommend you to anyone wanting amusing, individual and interesting entertainment at a celebration’.  Katy Lethbridge

‘A big thank you for your amazing magic on our wedding day. You made our day even more special!! All our guests keep talking about you, how great your magic was and how funny you were too. Ian, you’re a top bloke, great magician and we both wish you every success. Highly recommended and we will definitely use you again!’  Chris and Adriana Stansfield

‘Thank you for making our reception so magical! All of our family were talking about your tricks afterwards and the next day and for many many days afterwards, in fact my best man still is! I will gladly recommend you to anyone looking for a magician.’  Chris Turney

‘I must say everyone is talking about you!!!! 🙂  You were fantastic! Really happy we got you..THANK YOU IAN.’  Rebecca Chalmers

Ian what can I say you went down a storm!!! Thanks so much for making our day so `magical`. Susan Brogan: Wedding in Hurley

‘Thank you so much for blowing us away with your magic, it was a real pleasure having your entertainment at the wedding and will be recommending you to others.’  Daniella Taylor: Wedding at South-End-On-Sea

‘Thank you so much – you were fantastic! We have had a house full of guests overnight and the talk over breakfast has been all about your tricks.’  David and Gail Stoppard

‘I wanted to thank you to say how delighted everyone was with your performance at our wedding. Lots of friends have commented upon how amazing your magic was.’  Becky Claye in Buckinghamshire

‘Thank you so much for being so fantastic – everyone who I spoke to absolutely loved you – truly spectacular!’  Melissa Dockett at The Swan at Streatley

Ian was with us to help celebrate our wedding. He was brilliant. He was able to adapt has tricks so that he baffled the adults and delighted the children. Everyone was talking about him well after he left and asking where we found such a gem. I can heartily recommend his services. Thank you Ian for really enhancing the day.’  Lesley and Bob-Wedding in Milton Keynes

‘Great magic, professional attitude and was polite and entertaining..great guy..’ Karen Allison: Wedding in St. Albans

Private Parties

‘The feedback I’ve received from everyone tells me you were a big hit! Plenty of my friends were talking about your magic throughout the rest of the evening and I’m so glad you were here – it really helped to make the evening very special. Bewilderment, astonishment and bafflement were all expressed at your wonderful magic, so I’m very grateful for the part you played.’ Robin Nash’s 60th Birthday celebration in Witney Oxfordshire

‘Thank you sooooo! As much as I knew they would, everyone said how mazing you were Thank you for adding the magic to my party.’  Sarah Taylor: 50th Birthday party

‘From the moment we were in touch, I felt you were someone to be trusted to put on a good show. You also had the knack of personalising tricks, so that we felt we were being entertained by a ‘friend’ – you were great -Thank you so much – you were very much a part of my Husband’s special day, and everyone loved your ‘magic’.  Jane Pryor-her husband Roger’s 70th birthday celebration in Marlow

‘ You were an absolute asset to the evening and I have no hesitation in recommending you to others.  I was completely wowed by your magic.  Having never seen up close magic before I didn’t really know what to expect but you surpassed any preconceptions I had.

I have had nothing but positive comments from guests on, and after the event and some who want your details for their own use, so hopefully you will be getting some more enquiries/bookings too!’  Vikki Brooks: Hubby’s 50th Birthday celebration in East Garston

‘I had a fantastic evening, thank you so much for the amazing magic! Everyone loved you and said how good it was to have you there’.  Jane English: 40th Birthday party in Oxford

‘Everyone seems to have enjoyed themselves (at the party) and thought you were fantastic. You defo were a large part in making it such a success, so thank you’.  Annabel Staples: 40th Birthday celebration

We just wanted to say a huge huge Thank you for doing your magic at my party on Friday, you were absolutely totally amazing and we have had so many comments from our guests saying how fantastic you were and how blown away they were by the things that you did, and how many different tricks you did. A couple of them have said that they will be putting your name forward for events that they are connected to so hopefully you may get some other bookings from it too and we will most definitely be highly recommending you. You really did help to make my night extra special, everyone had a wonderful time. So, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!’  Paul and Pam Wrightson (50th birthday celebration)

‘Ian played an important part in contributing to the overall success of our triple birthday celebration one week ago. We had a big event with over 100 people in the age range 19 to 60 year-old and Ian was a hit with both age ranges and circulated well among the group. His magic is really impressive – in fact pretty gob-smacking – as the looks on the faces of guests in the photographs from our event clearly show! Thank you’. Jane Silcock-Royal Berkshire Hotel

‘Ian attended our annual Memorial Day at Crowthorne Cricket Club which is attended by families and groups of friends. Ian was fantastic and really made a difference to the day. He entertained and astonished guest and helped to create a brilliant atmosphere and a successful day. We hope he’s available to attend our event next year!’ Natasha Norris

‘Ian was amazing! Everyone at our event couldn’t stop talking about his performance, and couldn’t figure out how he did it. He was very professional and easy to work with. If you are thinking about booking Ian Souch, I couldn’t recommend him enough!’ Jamie Lacelle: Variety Show Organiser

‘Thank you for helping make our evening a truly remarkable occasion. Your magic was astounding and my guests chatted about their favourite tricks. Magic was certainly a hot topic of conversation. I will definitely recommend you in future.’  Janet and Tony Waters: Birthday party

‘ I will tell everyone I know just how good it was. Is there a magic version of Tripadvisor? Please do big it up as we really did love it!’  Barry: 50TH birthday in Radnage 

‘I hired Ian for my daughters christening. Ian is a consummate professional and performs a highly polished close up act. All my guests were thoroughly amazed. Are real treat. Awesome!’  Carlos Lavictoire-West Sussex

‘Thank you very much for your wonderful entertainment, everyone enjoyed it; it was a great show!’ Amit-family birthday party

Thank you for yesterdays excellent entertainment at Alfie’s Christening. It was a great surprise for me personally, as I knew nothing about it. All the children loved the magic…and I know the adults are still trying to work out how it’’s all done!!  Stuart Copeman: Christening

‘Thank you for enhancing my husbands 70th birthday with your mystifying magic tricks. With ages ranging from 15 to mid seventies you kept us all entertained. Without doubt you made it a magical evening guests are still talking about.’ Teresa Bliss: 70th birthday celebration

‘They all loved you and your amazing magic and mind work. Particularly fun as we had a number of  PHD scientists in the group who seek an explanation for everything, and they were thrilled and delighted with it. It was without a question the highlight of the weekend.’  Rachel Brakspear: Family and friends gathering

‘Thank you for helping to make a great evening amazing. Everyone was astounded by your ‘magic’ – I think that is too limited a word for it! And  all were talking about their favourite trick for a long time after. You were very professional yet mixed seamlessly with everyone. Thank you for bringing a touch of magic to the party.’  Roger Jennings: Birthday party in Surrey

‘Thank you so much for making a good evening a great one. EVERYONE loved you, you were so brilliant at not just your craft but also your ability to mingle with complete unknowns!! I would thoroughly recommend you without a moments hesitation.’  Tam Pannell:  40th birthday party

‘Just wanted to let you know how pleased we were with your entertainment at my party. Had so many people say how much they enjoyed your close up magic. You managed to circulate and do your stuff to lots of groups in an unobtrusive manner.’  Jonathan Keyne

‘Thank you so much, it was a great night and everybody commentated on how fantastic the magic was. It’s great as it can bring together people who don’t know eachother and start conversations’. I would have no hesitation in recommending’.  Steve Plamer: 30th birthday party at White Waltham Airfield

‘Thank you so much for helping make Lisa’s party such a success last night. We had such a lot of feedback from our guests as to how much they enjoyed your magic tricks and to how skilful you are. Your tricks were amazing. We will recommend you to anyone  whose looking for a magician.’  Mary: Mother of  Lisa at 40th birthday in Newbury

‘He (Ian) was prompt on arrival and very people friendly. I would highly recommend him for a special occasion. Thank you for making my birthday special.’  Camille: London 50th birthday party

Alan (husband) and I were delighted with how you entertained our guests so thank you very much for the magic you performed at my party. I had many people say that they could not believe how you did the tricks and I hope you will have future work from this evening. I will not hesitate to recommend you in the future too.’  Carol King: 50th Birthday celebration in Guildford

‘Ian made a huge contribution to the success of our Golden Wedding Anniversary celebratory lunch! We were all, young and old, totally amazed by the “tricks” he performed and the relaxed atmosphere his presence helped to create at our family gathering. He truly made the day MAGIC for us and our guests. [My 9 year old grandson asked his parents “can Ian come to my birthday party?” – an outstanding endorsement!!] Hugh Baker

‘Wow! You were unbelievable. Everyone said you were best they had ever seen! Ian is undoubtedly the best. Not only because the illusions are remarkable but he is one of the nicest people you will meet. We used him for chances festival and I can’t fault him. The booking process was simple and easy and on the day Ian arrived and just provided the best entertainment working the crowd. And I’m already re booking for next year!! Josianne Cross – Organiser at Banbury Event

Ian attended our annual Members’ Day last weekend and had over 200 members spell bound with his magic. Ian mingled with members’ and their children at our pre-dinner drinks reception causing amusement and astonishment in equal measure and then managed to spend time with every table throughout the evening. I have received a flurry of emails from members all saying how much they enjoyed the evening and in particular Ian’s magic. If you book Ian you will not be disappointed.  Robert BrewerRoyal Wimbledon Club Secretary

I hired Ian for a 60th Birthday Garden Party with over 50 guests for his close up magic. Ian put the guests completely at ease with his relaxed style but baffling magic. I have no idea how he did what he did but the guests were amazed and it got the party off to an excellent start. I would happily hire Ian again for a similar event.  Mike Dick-60th Birthday Celebration in Reading


‘ Walk through the door into a very different way of thinking. Souch manages to access ordinary thoughts and ideas to create a thoroughly enjoyable and impressive show…it’s a must see! Onthefringepaper Camden Fringe show review

Souch is a clever man playing with our memory and preconceptions. He is best when openly displaying an ability to read people’s subconscious expressions’. SnipeLondon Camden Fringe show review

‘We were delighted with how the entertainment went. We are still talking about how you did all that stuff and have concluded that you are indeed a mind-reading magician – there is no other explanation!!A brilliant, brilliant show, thank you.’   Shaun Andrews-Cricket club Awards Evening show

‘Your show was a massive hit last night – everybody has spent most of the morning discussing what went on and how good you were – so thank you for performing for us.’  Steve Marshall – Royal Airforce

‘Thank you so much for last night, you are a real star! I thought all your tricks were amazing and loved being your assistant! Everyone really enjoyed your show.’  Kim Sorkin – London private celebration

‘Big thank you for attending our event and amazing us all with your magic (show). It was superb!! A lot of people were making comments after as to how good it was.’  Tom Mathew: Kerala Christian Federation

‘Mentalist Ian Souch for me, was the strongest act on the Bill’.  Walt Lees: Abra Magazine review of Shinfield theatre show in Reading

‘Thank you for enhancing my husbands 70th birthday with your mystifying magic tricks. With ages ranging from 15 to mid seventies you kept us all entertained. Without doubt you made it a magical evening guests are still talking about.’ Teresa Bliss: Husbands 70th birthday in The Forest of Dean

‘Ian was amazing! Everyone at our event couldn’t stop talking about his performance, and couldn’t figure out how he did it. He was very professional and easy to work with. If you are thinking about booking Ian Souch, I couldn’t recommend him enough! Jamie Lacelle-Event Orgainiser