Award winning magician and illusionist available in Malta and the world over. Providing Close up magic, stage illusions and parlour magic for corporate events, weddings, resorts, cruise ships, fairs, exhibitions and private venues.
As in previous editions, Brian and Lola will participate during the Medieval Mdina Festival this year. The festival will take place in Noble City of Mdina on the 5th and 6th May 2018. Brian & Lola prepare a unique blend of medieval wizardry for the occasion. They will offer several performances taking place in the main square of Mdina opposite the Cathedral.
Back to Medieval Times
Visitors will go back to medieval times with a range of spectacular reenactments from various groups both local and international. Expect exciting battles, people dressed in superb armory and medieval displays of all types.
A range of food stalls with specialties for the occasion and medieval markets with various artisan works will be available.
This is an enjoyable for all the family and because it takes place in the most Noble city of Europe it is unique and unmissable.
24 Days have passed since the start of the year and Brian has already performed several shows for various events even at such an early stage of the year. The year looks promising for Brian.
Several Wedding events are already planned and booked and further opportunities with new clients from all over the world have been scheduled. With already such a tight schedule planned ahead this year, very few openings are available for Brian to take on other work, so it would be best to get in contact as soon as possible.
After a 2 week break, the first show at the Chamber of Mysteries has taken off and now the show will be on a regular schedule. There will be a special show, “Love is in the Air…One More Time!” put on for Valentine’s Day at the Chamber of Mysteries. The show was put on in 2015 and in 2016 and were both sold out. This year we expect nothing less as the show is already 2/3 full. More details can be discovered if you read here: Valentine’s Day at The Chamber of Mysteries Malta
Just a few days ago Valletta officially became the European Cultural Capital 2018. Valletta 2018 kicked off with a great start. A fantastic ceremony opened up the forthcoming year that is expected to be full of entertaining, artistic and cultural events, not only in Valletta but across the Maltese Islands. Perhaps you may catch Brian somewhere in one of these events!
It’s almost the last minute of the 1st day of December and we are only just 30 days away from turning a new leaf. If you want the best magician in Malta for your event, then contact Brian Role today. Before that, let’s look back at the past 11 months of Brian’s amazing magic in Malta.
This year is a fantastic year for Brian. Apart from winning the I.M.S. Merlin Award he also has a full schedule of performances in Malta and abroad.
Just last week, EVE.COM.MT featured a fantastic interview with Brian. In this interview, Brian goes in depth about why and what he offers to audiences and clients engaging his services. If you fancy a good insight of Brian’s vision, then why not take a few minutes and read it here.
With a summer full of eventful events all over the islands for many of the top iGaming companies situated in Malta, Brian was their favorite entertainer to amaze their prestigious guests. More so, Brian spent two whole days performing, representing PAYR at the SIGMA17 in Malta.
The number of people attending the shows at the Chamber of Mysteries is higher this year as well. More people are coming to witness this unique event in Malta on a regular weekly basis throughout the year.
Apart from that, there are performances in the hotels across Malta where Brian and Lola are performing to date. Then there is the various TV appearances and other special appearances. Brian provided magic for several wedding events and lots of private engagements in homes or other venues.
Starting from today Brian is opening up the staff party season with a full schedule spread across December and going into the early weeks of January 2018. We hope you are one of those who got to or will get to see the Magician in Malta perform before the end of the year!
Why Brian Role` Is The Best Magician In Malta for your events.
Brian Role` performs for many corporate events, doing so since 1999. His experience is vast due to the variety of engagements both locally and internationally. Brian’s experience incorporates live performances on cruise ships and resorts. He also travels to various countries to provide magic for clients during the private gala events. With a vast array of magic, a good understanding of various cultures and his ability to communicate with audiences of any age, Brian is the right choice for you.
Throughout my life of performing, I have travelled quite a bit in my life and have experienced many places and things that have really widened my perspective on life. I also had the pleasure of staying in some places so luxurious that I would have never imagined that I would have ever had the opportunity to stay in and also some that I have have chosen myself.
During my travels, most of my hotel stays are booked by the companies that engage me. There is still quite a bit that are booked by myself out of necessity, like this one I am in at the moment.
Honestly, this one comes straight out of a Hitchcock Movie. The hotel is well maintained and everyone seems to be very helpful here, however seems to be stuck back in time. The main reason I booked this hotel is because because it is very close to the station I need to travel from early in the morning, so it was ideal and convenient, but is it the wisest choice?
Although outdated, the room is clean and maintained well. The bathroom though, reminds me of a famous scene from a classic masterpiece. Here’s that legendary scene from that famous movie below:
What is amusing me the most though, is the key they actually give you. I have forgotten the last time I was actually given an actual Key to a hotel room. I am not talking about a magnetic card, or a Tag or a code key. No this hotel still provides actual keys to the rooms and the key is hung upon a particular looking key ring. A particular shape that probably won’t fit nicely in my trouser’s pocket without attracting some attention.
Could this be a well thought of crafty ploy so guests don’t take the key out with them in case they may loose it? Take a look a the picture below and make up your own mind. Hopefully you’ll hear from me again, if I manage to survive this experience 🙂 To see if I do, follow me on my Facebook Page
“I am proud to honor and recognize Brian Role’ and Lola Palmer with a Merlin Award for their extraordinary contributions to the magic community” Tony Hassini
Brian & Lola earn an IMS Merlin Award
The most prestigious award in Magic
Brian Role` and Lola Palmer now holders of an “Merlin Award ” by the International Magicians Society ( IMS) .
The most prestigious award in magic, the I.M.S. Merlin Award.
Brian Role` and Lola Palmer are now holders of the International Magician’s Society (IMS)“Merlin Award ”. They are the first ever Malta magicians to receive the most prestigious award in magic.
World President and chairman of the IMS, Mr. Tony Hassini flew in from the USA specifically to present the award. The award was given to Brian and Lola by Mr Hassini during a live event at Casino Malta. Present were members of Ring 202 including the current President of Ring 202 and Past IBM President Vanni Pule`.
To the magic community, winning a Merlin Award, is equivalent to winning an ‘Oscar’. Because of this, it is the highest honor to bestow on any international magician and illusionist. The IMS bases the award on various professional factors. These include talent, showmanship, originality and skills. It also includes the ability of its recipients to entertain under any conditions. Previous recipients include the likes of David Copperfield, Siegfried & Roy, Penn & Teller and Criss Angel among others.
The Presentation of the award to Brian and Lola at Casino Malta
“I am proud to honor and recognize Brian Role’ and Lola Palmer for their extraordinary contributions to the magic community with their magic dinner show the Chamber of Mysteries.” commented Tony Hassini. “Their interactive, engaging style and amazing feats of magic win them the respect and admiration of their peers and families all over the world. For this, I am sure that this is only the start of much much more recognition and success in the years to follow.”
During the acceptance speech, Brian stated “The significance of this most prestigious award in magic, the Merlin Award, is years of hard work and persistence. These are now recognised internationally by the largest magic society in the world. Earning this most prestigious award means so much to us. Therefore we truly are honored by this most prestigious recognition.” Whilst thanking all those who stand by and continue to help throughout the years, Brian gave thanks to Mr Tony Hassini. Thanks also to the IMS for believing in them as well as all the audiences they enjoy performing for.
Brian and Lola thank the main sponsors significantly essential to make the event possible. These are, Casino Malta and Absolute Ent & Med Ltd.
“The magic shows are designed to provide variety, an entertaining experience and are tailored to the expected target audience.”
Hotel and Casino Magic Show
When Booking Your Hotel,
Ask If Brian Role` Is Performing there!
Consider choosing a hotel in Malta where Brian may be performing at!
Brian Role’ provides professional illusion and magic shows in hotels, casinos and similar venues who cater for tourists all over Malta and Gozo. The shows provide variety, as well as an entertaining experience for the target audience.
Brian is no stranger to performing all over the world in 5 Star hotels, resorts and dinner theatre shows. To date he continues to dominate the local magical scene providing spectacular stage or parlour shows in many of the leading hotels and casinos on the islands of Malta and Gozo. On top of this, he has also performed in casinos found in Malta.
Sometimes these shows are often booked for special events still at the same venues either with a show or close up magic. Until time of publication, there are 4 Casinos in Malta and Brian continues to perform in all of them.
Magic Shows In Malta
Brian performs in many similar venues around Malta and Gozo. Because of that, it is very likely that you may be able to watch one of these shows during a visit to Malta. These are a few of the venues that Brian usually performs in:
St Julian’s: Golden Tulip Vivaldi ; The Hilton Portomaso ;
Salina: (Ex) Coastline Hotel
Qawra: Qawra Palace Hotel ; Soreda Hotel ; San Antonio Hotel
St Paul’s Bay: San Pawl Hotel
Golden Sands: Radisson Blu Golden Sands
Mellieha : (ex) Selmun Palace ; Mellieha Bay Hotel ; Sea Bank Hotel – Mellieha
Cirkewwa: Paradise Bay Hotel ; (ex) Riviera Hotel
Gozo: The Grand Hotel
As well as performing in Malta, Brian and Lola very often get to travel abroad with their performances. Therefore, to keep yourself informed of any upcoming performances, both in Malta or abroad, connect and follow Brian Role`’s Facebook Page
Being the leading magician in Malta, Brian’s engagement in many events around Malta and Gozo is ongoing during the following couple of months. Throughout December his schedule is quite full, mainly performing for private seasonal events, gala dinners and staff parties.
If you are thinking of organising an event, you may not be so lucky, with very few dates available remaining. In either case, it is a good idea to get in touch with Brian now. One of those last remaining dates may be right for your event!
The Magician In Malta
If you have stumbled over this page looking to book a magician in Malta, then you are in the right place. Brian is able to provide great close up magic for corporate events, social gatherings, private parties and other type of events such as weddings.
This is the magician in Malta who can provide amazingly great entertaining close up magic for all sorts of events. Brian is ongoing with bookings all over Malta and Gozo. He is regularly performing for repeat clients since his service is second to none. In brief, he is your magician in Malta to book.
Brian uses a combination of various effects with objects he may borrow or objects he may introduce during close up magic. He is skillful with cards and mind effects but also capable of providing close up floating magic. Able to fit in with any type of audience, he does all this just a few inches away from them.
Experience a magical evening with Brian Role on Saturday 19th November from 7:30pm onward at the Portomaso Casino in St Julian’s. Experience the magic of Brian up close and personal and finish off the evening with a fun show with amazing and mind boggling moment to entertain you completing a truly magical evening.
Price at the door is €20 per person, including buffet, glass of wine or soft drink.
Esplora Malta officially opens in Bighi and thousands flock to come and experience fascinating science in a different manner. Those attending the official launch of theEsplora Interactive Science Centre in Bighi, were in for a great surprise, when they came across Brian Role` in his experimental mode. Brian, in a lab coat, was there defying the laws of science with some amazing magical feats during the much anticipated opening of one of Europe’s largest science centers.
Brian performed a Science magic show at Esplora Malta, using popular science experiments explaining the difference between science and magic.
Mouths opened, eyes popped out when Brian made things defy gravity, pushed solid things through other solids and made things vanish and re-appear at will. This was done using ordinary objects, both borrowed or at hand and always with the help of someone present. Whilst demonstrating what can be achieved through ‘magic’ cannot always be explained by science, Brian entertained children and adults alike who came to visit the new center.
The imagination of those present was struck by the defiance of all logic when the impossible happened in their hands, under their noses and right in front of their eyes.
Esplora Malta is set out to be a very popular fun and educational attraction. Being a first of its kind attraction project, it aims to cultivate a scientific curiosity encouraging visitors to explore, think and imagine. There is an exciting Activity Centre for visitors to experience hands-on workshops and entertaining science shows, making science relevant to our everyday lives.
Brian is aiming to bring more shows of this kind to his audience. Apart from science magic shows, Brian is able to theme a magical show to suit any other subject of interest.
Today’s date is 31st October 2016 and the current time is 19:26 here in Malta. Take note that in Detroit the current time is 13:26.It is also, exactly on this day and time, 90 years ago in 1926 (which year happens to be the current time in Malta now 19:26), that Harry Houdini died aged 52 in Room 401 at Detroit’s Grace Hospital at 13:26 (Detroit time).
However it is not surprising that even after all these years, people of all ages have heard of the name Harry Houdini. It is exactly for this, that the man has become a legend and the name a legacy, a legacy that has left behind a great deal of riches amongst magicians of our days.
Houdini was born on March the 24th, 1874 in Hungary and died on the Halloween October 31, 1926. He joined his family during their immigration to America, where in later years he would find fame and fortune starting off as a magician in vaudeville and becoming world known for his sensational escape acts from straitjackets whilst hung from skyscrapers, escapes from boxes under water or sealed in milk cans filled to the brim with water. He is better known for his aquarium escape, the illusion that many wrongly believe killed Houdini.
Houdini also had a passion for film and tried his hand at several movies, but this failed to bring in money. He also was a keen aviator who’s aim had become the first man to fly a plane in Australia.
His life was a mysterious one, he married his wife Bess, shortly after meeting her in Coney Island, where he was performing as a magician together with his brother Dash and she was a dancer in the dance troupe. Bess eventually replaced Dash in the act, and from then on, Bess worked as his stage assistant.
Houdini became famous for performing modern illusions for the times he lived in and of course outrages dangerous stunts. He became a worldwide phenomenon performing the world over. He was an expert at reaching out to peoples across the seas, even at a time when social media did not exist and the only means of news were the papers.
The story behind the illusions and stunts that Houdini performed is much more amazing than the actual illusions themselves. Although he did not create many of the illusions he performed, he did however create various methods to perform them.
Harry Houdini died of peritonitis, which is believed to have been aggravated by an incident that took place in Houdini’s dressing room. It is speculated that Houdini’s death was caused by a University student, who repeatedly struck Houdini’s abdomen as Houdini would often have this performed on him as a stunt. However Houdini was had broken his ankle while performing several days earlier and at the time was reclining on a couch and not in the correct position for this kind of stunt.
Although in great pain Houdini went on to perform that evening and remained in pain for the next two days not seeking any medical assistance. When a doctor finally examined Houdini, he was advised to immediately seek surgery but Houdini ignored this advice since he had a show that evening. That show was Houdini’s last performance, passing out during the show. After the show, Houdini was admitted to hospital, where he died two days after.
Houdini’s death sparked off something else, that to prove or debunk being able to communicate with the dead. He discovered that many mediums of the time, claiming to be able to make contact with the dead, were actually fake and frauds, using tricks to fake materialism of spirits and communication with spirits. He went on to expose their devious methods after trying to make contact with his deceased mother through them. But proved to be able to do this, and those that apparently did, used tricks and illusions of the time.
Houdini carried on with this obsession until his last days, debunking and exposing medium and spiritualists around the world, hoping to find a genuine case where he could make contact with his mother. Before dying Houdini and Bess devised a secret code which was meant to be used as a sign between them that life after death exists. For 10 years after Houdini’s death, Bess held a seance on the eve of Halloween, hoping that Houdini would make contact with the secret code. It is believed that this never occurred, but only Bess knew the truth.
Harry Houdini and the legacy we can’t touch
I do not know if Houdini did get in touch with Bess after his death and I do not know if he really possessed supernatural powers as some had believed. However I do believe that he had the ability to pass on his legacy of unique methodology across a wide spectrum of magic, many of which magicians and illusionist utilise to this very day. Whether it is escaping from a box under water, performing a card trick, inducing thoughts into a person’s mind or simply reading a spectators mind, it is he who created the modern magician.