April has historically been a productive month for me. On April 1st I did a show at the House of Blues, in the Foundation Room, for a now regular client who I always love working for. The month has been filled with fun gigs from birthdays parties, to block parties, to casino nights with companies and more. All in all I will have performed 17 gigs this month. Later this month I will perform on site for an interesting client at the Hageman Reserve (see below). On my birthday April 25th I will be performing in the home of a billionaire.
It was nice to have sushi one night with my friends the Baileys at Blue Fish. Later that same week I dined with my folks, my nephew, sisters and my new brother-in-laws at Benihana’s. I also dined with friends and enjoyed some good Tex-Mex at Blue Goose in Frisco last night. It’s nice to have such great friends and family.
It was unexpected to see my friends The Fleischers, unfortunately under sad circumstances, with the passing of my good friend Jeff’s mother Grace. I’m a performer and not afraid of crowds, but I could never speak at a funeral because I get too emotional. At the funeral many of her children spoke and Jeff’s story was especially touching. She raised a sweet family and I’m most thankful for her son Jeff who is like a brother to me.
One of the highlights this month was attending the Illusionists show at Music Hall at Fair Park. I was surprised to see so many friends and clients at the show. I bought season tickets to the shows, but thought I wouldn’t make this show because of a tour I was planning. I was very disappointed when I had to sell these tickets.
Ironically dates got pushed and I was gifted a pair of second row seats. The show was great! I’ve seen many magic shows, hundreds, and this was very well put together. The live band, the mix of talent, everything was practically perfect. See a pic of myself and Dan Sperry, one of the show’s highlights, attached here.
Most of this month has been spent planning my upcoming tour that begins April 26th. I fly to New Zealand, then make my to Australia, then onto five Asian countries. See the poster for my stop in Hong Kong. It’s 15 gigs over the course of 29 days. Most of those days will be spent in transit. For this trip I will board 19 planes!!! It’s going to be quite an adventure. I’ve never been anywhere in Asia before so this will be an eye opener for me. Wish me luck!