Who is Marc Spelmann?
I have known Marc Spelmann for the last eight years and he is one of those real world
performers who create pure miracles from conception to completion, no pipe dreams, no
fillers, just pure astonishment in every routine.
Marc has been invited to perform for the worlds elite A list, from Eric Clapton,
Lennox Lewis, George Michael, Jack Nicholson, Hugh Grant, Davina McCall, Gerry Halliwell,
Johnny Vaughn and HRH Prince Andrew.
His client list is truly extensive with corporate giants such as Sony, Vodafone,
Columbia Pictures, Jaguar, BMW, Dyson, The BBC, Carlton Television, Channel 4, Channel 5,
Madam Tussauds, Rail Track, Credit Lyonnaise and Amtrak as a mere few of Marcs regular
I managed to finally get Marc to release some of his treasured routines for the magic
community and I have to say that as a magic dealer I cannot remember a book or DVD set
with so many real world routines. Marc has delivered material that knocked everyone out at
the filming. I am confident that anyone of any level who purchases these DVDs will use
Marcs killer routines and principles.
In my opinion Marcs fantastic chair routine One In Thousands, Staple Roulette
and his diabolical approach to the bank night theme The Prize Draw are all
individually worth the price of the entire set of DVDs to a working professional and could
be sold for hundreds of pounds each.
On the day of filming a shattering 31 routines I could not decide which routines
I wanted to ad to my repertoire, I was spoilt for choice, a rarity for any set of DVDs.
The privileged audience who saw the filming firmly believe that every effect was a true
Marc thinks outside of the box and creates workable real world effects that play huge.
I can honestly say that it is an absolute pleasure to be releasing this unbelievable set
and the two and a half year process of finally pinning Marc down has been worth every
second. All of this from someone who is not really known in magic circles and at a young
age for his wisdom, knowledge and maturity with the impossible. Our art will benefit I'm
- Peter Nardi
Volume three - The Aquaintance
- The Last Man Standing
Marcs approach to the single card in envelope premise, a random volunteer is asked to do
the impossible as you tell them that you placed a single card inside of the envelope you
are holding. What colour is it? High or Low? Odd or Even? What suit? Believe it or not
they get it absolutely right every time. No palming, no complexed system just an easy to
do effect that fools the best.
- What, Where, When?
Three volunteers are asked to join you for a demonstration of remote viewing. One is to
visualise a simple design, the other a location somewhere in the world and the last a time
of year. You divine everything in a very clever routine that you can carry in your pocket
yet amaze an entire theatre. Multiple possibilities and different outcomes are possible.
The effect can be adapted to any theme once the premise is understood.
- From Beyond The Grave
You introduce a small wallet which holds a single envelope as you tell a participant that
this is for them, the envelope is marked with their initials as they are asked to regress
to another time, place and even body. Every choice is completely free and comes from the
participants own imagination. You open the wallet and remove the initialled envelope which
is opened to reveal a letter that predicts every choice with pure accuracy. No palming,
forcing or impression devices. No pre show or instant stooging.
- Mind To Mind Location
A group of index cards are written on by the entire audience, they are gathered and one
randomly chosen by a spectator. The name of a person comes through, after some thought you
announce that it is the father, another name comes through which proves to be the mother,
both names are divined clearly even though you have not seen the index card, you next get
the exact date written on the index card. Obviously one person in the room realises you
have divined their thoughts at which point you go into the audience and locate that very
- The Prize Draw
"This is going straight into my act." Marcs handling of the famous Bank Night
routine is taken to a whole new dimension. Everyone wins but not quite as much as you do.
A fantastic routine that uses a principle lost in time but is sure to be used again and
again once this masterpiece is seen. This has been one of Marcs most talked about routines
by magicians, mentalists and of course the paying public for the last five years. In my
opinion the best bank night routine ever.
What People Are Saying:
"Marc Spelman is one of those unusual characters that come along
once in a generation who knows how to create an idea in such a way as to create a stunning
performance piece of mentalism, He also knows that presentation is everything."
"The material is first class, easy to understand and most
important of all, highly entertaining. I like your style. friendly, courteous and very
disarming. The material is delightfully commercial. If the viewer doesn't come away with
some of the most workable and entertaining effects I¹ve seen in some time, they should
try stamp collecting."
- Larry Becker
"The effects I saw are very clever and seem to have no
explanation. Marc handles his audience well and leaves them with a very good feeling about
- Richard Osterlind
"Marc Spelmann has an inspired Alchemical knack at combining
ideas and principles in proper measure to create new life. His reworking of classic ideas
and effects will leave you breathless. The Spelmann touch is close to a knock over the
head with a club. It hits you where it counts and leaves you dazed, blurry-eyed, and
excited. Do yourself a favor and study Marcs work, I think you too will find yourself
highly rewarded for your effort."
- Kenton Knepper