Matt Johnson is originally from the UK but now resides in Vancouver, Canada. Matt has been performing and perfecting his craft in the art of illusion for more than 20 years. Over the past 20 years he has literally traveled the globe. Matt has performed in exotic locations such as Japan, Dubai, Argentina and Australia for companies such as Mercedes, Ford, AT&T, Toyota and Microsoft to name just a few.
Matt began his career in his hometown of Sheffield, England as a traditional magician and illusionist. On his travels around the world his knowledge in the mystic arts grew and he picked up techniques and skills from the countries he visited and the people he met along the way. It’s this unique perspective that has allowed Matt to make his performances completely unique and utterly captivating.
Matt is not your typical magician, instead he has crafted a style know as Urban Deception, a cool mix of urban style street magic combined with the comedic timing and slick stage presence of a seasoned corporate performer.
He incorporates magic, sleight of hand, mind reading, the power of suggestion, off the wall comedy and lots of audience interaction into a performance that has been hailed as “...Simply Brilliant!”
Most recently in 2014 Matt appeared on the hit SyFy show Wizard Wars hosted by Penn and Teller, a TV show that broadcast to millions of viewers across North America. He was also brought on board to deliver his unique approach to magic at TEDx.
Matt is available for both strolling entertainment and stage entertainment.