Spade – Magician

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Steve Spade was born in Limerick, Ireland, and has quickly established himself as a firm favourite on the Irish celebrity circuit. He combines top-drawer sleight of hand skills with psychological subtleties and great comic timing. His daring escapes – being burnt at the stake or escaping from a sealed box underwater – have garnered national headlines.

Spade has been doing magic since his childhood, performing at every opportunity on the streets and in the pubs and clubs of his native city. He also worked the kids’ party circuit, honing his skills in front of the toughest audience of them all!

Steve “Spade” is famous for his TV appearances, large scale stunts and escapes. Steve has worked with numerous celebrity clients, and he has been called “Ireland’s  Houdini” by the European Media & Press! Spade is just as busy behind the camera as a TV & Movie Consultant and teacher for actors with productions including:

• “Vikings” History Channel
• ”Foundation” Apple TV
• “Cocaine Bear” (Magic Consultant) Universal Pictures
• ”The Wonder” (Magic, Teacher & SFX) Netflix

Other TV credits..

Rté, Sky, Virgin Media, Discovery Channel, History Channel, UTV, Channel 4, ITV, BBC Northern Ireland.

As a “Magician & Escape Artist” Spade have been burnt alive, performed under-water escapes, drove classic cars blindfolded, predicted headlines. Even performed magic in Times Square, and been invited to do shows in Manhattan for private celebrities.

Spade has even done  “the biggest escape stunt to ever happen in Northern Ireland” quoted Qradio. This stunt was a breath-taking challenge escape where he had to free himself from chains and locks that were supplied by the challenger of the stunt all while locked inside a mobile home primed with explosive with a 50 ton shipping container hung above!! I’m happy to say this Master Magician escaped in record time.. !

“Ireland’s answer to Houdini”/The Irish Times
“Spade is a Master Magician”/Steve Nolan BBC TV
“That’s mind blowing”/Mike Tyson Heavyweight World Champion
“Amazing”/Glen Hansard Oscar Winner

Spade has been heavily influenced by the masters of the past, including Harry Houdini. His Houdini tribute show Beyond Magic packed the City Limits Comedy Club in Cork in Summer 2011, as well as playing the college circuit across Ireland. He followed that success with a stunt Houdini would have been proud of – he was sealed in a wooden crate and dropped into the River Shannon in front of over 2,000 people. He escaped safely. This led to a regular slot on The Daily Show (RTÉ 1) in Spring 2012. Spade has also appeared on Come Dine with Me (TV3).

For Spade, the intimate miracle of close-up magic is at the heart of his art. He has wowed many celebrities, including Mike Tyson, Russell Brand and Rihanna. No after-show party is complete without his manipulations – just ask Florence & The Machine, Calvin Harris, Metallica, The Coronas, Bressie, Glen Hansard, and many more. He also stunned 10,000 people with his illusions at Electric Picnic.

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