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Harry Potter fan art

I received a lovely drawing in the post this week from a super artist named Pol Peiró Navarro from Barcelona. Check him out on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/polpeiro

I had a brilliant time acting in the movie Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire. I had small speaking part as the Death Eater Avery. I spent 6 great weeks on the set. Sadly my part was taken out as a lot of parts are in such a big movie.

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Bar Flairing

When I first met Brendan Rodrigues, I was still putting my legs behind my head for a living as a cabaret contortionist and Brendan was throwing bottles around. He was beginning to get really hot as a magician and over the next year the bar work fizzled away as his diary started bursting full with magic bookings.

Over the lockdown I knew Brendan was in the park practiving his old bar flair juggling skills mainly to keep fit and so I asked if he could give me a masterclass.

It was crazy fun. Check out the video. New funny videos every Wednesday.

We sat down for an interview on the same day.

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What’s in your magic case?!

It’s what all the kids want to know and all the magicians too. Who isn’t curious about all the nonsense that goes into a magicians case. I love the grand magic shows with immense sets behind curtains but there’s something special about the magician who walks into to any kind of room with a suitcase of nonsense, plonks it on a table and has a room full of people amazed and maybe laughing.

I love doing shows for kids. They have a great sense of wonder and a brilliant sense for comedy and daftness. But if your room is half full of adults which it usually is in British birthday parties, then why not try to entertain the whole room?

This video was enjoyable for me as I spent a great time going through not just my dusty props (from months of having no gigs thanks to Covid) but through so many photos and videos of my performances and even me playing around at home and with friends where a lot of tricks can get shaped and played with.

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Upside Down House

Always a joy to visit Brighton but never seen the upside down house before. Is that new? Some of you will say “hey, let me google that for you!” Yes please.

Amazing day in Brighton. Went really early and had the beach nearly to ourselves. Swam in the lovely near ice cold water and had a great lunch. No, not that seaweed. That was just my apetiser.

Brighton fun! Upside down house

I grew a grass head

Oh, this was great fun! I got one for me and one for a young fan of mine and it was great fun. I think because I have spent so long living in tiny apartments that I get a lot of joy from the small plants I can grow. I think I missed out on half the fun though as I should have made it from scratch with the old tights.

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Resistance bands ARE FUN!

I’ll take any excuse to not go into a stuffy gym full of (mostly) uptight macho bores. But I love to workout and when it’s sunny like it is in the UK all the time (cough) it’s amazing to start the day with a good workout or even a half a*****d one. Hey, you don’t need two hours in the gym! Get your body moving. Do a few press ups, a few squats. Starting is key because it will always lead to more. How awesome to be able to carry a bit of rubber and be able to blast your muscles in the outdoors. I made a fun video about my new set of exercise bands with my awesome friend Rosaria Sativa; check out her dance classes around London known as Swing Out & Shimmy

We had a good play with the bands in the tranquil country side of the town centre park.

Resistance band funny video

Ian Dury and The Blockheads

Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick Bass Cover Version

What a song! I know little of the rest of the catalogue and really must delve deaper but what a song and what a bass line. It took me hours to learn this 5 years ago and I still struggle to nail it every time. I normally have to stop to shake my hands out every few bars. What’s your favourite bass line to play and what’s your favourite Blockheads song?

New videos every Wednesday on my YouTube channel. Ritchie Rosson (that is me that is) is an entertainer, magician, YouTuber, comedian based in London.

My crazy career

From rock and roll bands to a circus contortionist to a balloon modelling specialist to a funny magician I have always had great fun in what I do. I never liked to follow the crowd and always strived to keep pushing forward changing and improving on what I do. My new project for 2020 was weekly YouTube videos. I am having great fun making them.

I had a fun day with magician superstar and lovely guy Brendan Rodrigues recently doing an interview with him and him doing an interview me. We have a very different style in the world of magic but we have a mutual respect for each other and always a great laugh.

My magic teacher and CRAZY friend

Michael Wo is the best! He’s always full of jokes and fun. Michael sells magic but he performs non-stop all day long for mostly non-paying passers by. If he makes people happy and has them laughing and can make aa few sales along the way then Michael is happy. He’s such a giving person and helped me so much when I was first getting into magic teaching me all sorts of tricks.

Canden Town Funny Magician Michael Wo

Michael is an amazingly funny and lovely magician. Go to his magic shop. He is there (nearly) every day in Camden Lock market in Camden Town, London; not far from Camden Town and Chalk Farm tube stations. Great for gifts for kids and grown up kids. Michael Wo’s YouTube Channel

Travelling around London is fun

I was going to make a YouTube video about my magician friend and dealer of highly illegal drugs. No, not really. He’s one of the only people in Camden not selling drugs. Michael sells magic tricks!

But my video ended up being too much fun to ignore the lovely journey through gorgeous central London. I took my first trip on a London hire bike. They are ace! Hire one. If you don’t want to ride round advertising that bank; wear a big ridiclous hat and everyone will not see the name on the bike.