JD's World of Magic

Magician & Juggler

Performing a Great Variety Act
To Entertain all ages for all occasions

Major achievements:

• Lake Macquarie Young Citizen of the Year – Australia Day Awards 2008
• Order of Australia Award / youth award for outstanding community service presented at Government House, Sydney 2006
• Featured act ‘It’s Magic’ international showcase celebrating the centenary of magic in Australia – Melbourne 2007
• Winner of Junior Close-up competition & Open Stage competition Adelaide Magic Convention
• Invited guest act International Magicians convention
Palmeston North, New Zealand (2006)
• Named as “performer of the year” at the MATS national music & arts talent search (2005)
• Australian Representative at Disney world Florida for Millennium Dreamers Awards 2000
• Featured guest at the Riviera Hotel, Las Vegas in the Stars of Tomorrow show (Society of American Magicians convention 2003)
• Winner of Junior Close-up competition & Junior Stage
competition at 28th Australian Convention of Magicians – Sydney 2002
• Chosen to be the ‘Face of the Newcastle Show’ for 2001 – presenting the advertising campaign for TV, Radio and press
• Special Invitation performer ‘International Magicians Gala’
(Sydney 1999, 2000, 2003, 2005)
• Live to air appearance on ‘Hey Hey It’s Saturday’ Melbourne (Red Faces segment winner)

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 ·      Novartis Pharmaceutical Conference Sheraton Hotel Sydney

·      Chinese New Year Dinner/Celebration
Hexham Bowling Club

·      Price Waterhouse Coopers Team Building Conference – Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley

·      Central Charlestown Leagues Club
Season Launch

·      Tozer Air-Conditioning Charity Golf Day

·      Westpac Helicopter Ball
Newcastle Entertainment Centre

·      Masked Dinner for YAA Conference
Crowne Plaza Newcastle

·      Lord Mayors Election Campaign Dinner
 Western Suburbs Leagues Club, Lambton

I just on behalf of the YAA, wanted to say a big thanks. Its very obvious you were a big hit, and many are still talking about the conference dinner (perhaps more so than the actual conference). Wish you all the best in the future, we have no hesitation recommending you.
Regards, George Mudford
Policy & Project Officer
Youth Accommodation Association

I would to thank you so much for being a Guest Speaker at the Business Network Breakfast on Monday.  You truly are an inspiration to many people, both young and old and totally deserving of your 2007 Lake Macquarie Young Citizen of the Year Award.  I have had so much positive feedback.So well done!/span>
Cheryl Riha
Economic Development
Lake Macquarie City Council

Television Appearances: 

  • Today Extra on NBN Television (2003)
  • Mornings with Kerri-Ann (Channel Nine, Sydney 2003) (Channel Nine, Sydney 2003)
  • 2 live appearances on the “Today” show  (Channel Nine, Sydney 2003)
  • Commercials for Telstra/Retravision
  • 2001 Telstra/Retravision 2001
  • Newcastle Show advertising campaign presenter/performer 2001
  • Hey Hey It’s Saturday-Red Faces show 1999
  • NBN Telethon (2 live to air appearances 1997)

Special honors: Special honors: 

  • Joel was the subject of a short documentary film entitled “Joel’s Dream”.  This was entered in a National Film Festival where it won 2 Awards, one being for best documentary.
  • There has also been a song written about Joel (2004) entitled “World of Magic” and performed by the Sing NSW Choir.  This was part of a series of 5 songs dedicated to Young Aussie Achievers.

Remarks:   Here are just a few samples of the comments/feedback we have received recently:

 Absolutely brilliant, his rapport touched on genius, he was a big hit. I’d recommend him to anybody” Kathi Curran/Functions Entertainment consultant.  EAO

“This young man is incredible, a skill level in one so young defies belief coupled with a confidence and cute stage presence he is destined for stardom”
 Steve Walker/Australian Convention of Magicians 2002

“The future of Australian magic is firm in the hands of this kid”
Sean Taylor of Taylor’s magic shop, Sydney

“This kid is destined to be a star”
David Wright/Australian Society Magicians, Melbourne

“What a wonderful showman you are. John Tate/Lord Mayor, Newcastle.

“Wherever he goes or performs, he spreads happiness and joy making a difference to many people’s lives”
Terry Lewis/Wallydag promotion

“The kids and adults certainly enjoyed the show.lts certainly enjoyed the show. We have been getting great comments back from people. Roslyn Hale/Lake Haven Library

“His warm personality as well as his sense of humor was gushing throughout his act.as gushing throughout his act.  His polite manner and professionalism shows us that this kid will be going places”
Bruce Kalver/Society of American Magicians

“The audience loved him – both the kids and adults were mesmerized….he quickly became a regular on the show.< 
He has a pure talent and level of professionalism I have never seen before”
Vicki/Host of the Rowdy Rabbit Fun Show

“What you do is so different and unique” o different and unique” Pavel/Famed Magician, Switzerland

“The best sight act in Australia”  John Brownrigg/MATS Australia

“Joel added an extra dimension to the convention and lifted the overall standard of everything he participated in”   
Phil Aherns/Adelaide Convention Committee./Adelaide Convention Committee.

“ You are the best I have ever seen and I really mean that!” Carter Edwards

“ A talented young Magician” Lance Burton/Master Magician Las Vegas.

“Joel performed smooth-as-silk manipulations with balls, silks and cards, A classy act all round.”         
Kent Blackmore – Geniis Magic Lamp

“Joel's performance was sublime. What a pro, polish and perfection, poetry in motion!! perfection, poetry in motion!!  His deportment, stance, confidence and presentation received tremendous response from the magicians  and laymen.”
Gene McCathy/International Entertainment Pty Ltd

Other Awards & Competition results:rds & Competition results:

  • Australian Society of Magicians Champion Stage Magician of the Year&nb(second prize 2007)
  • Adelaide Magic convention 2005 Champion Stage Magician & Champion Close-Up magician
  • Runner up at ‘Star Quest’ Campbelltown Catholic Club 2006
  •  Geniis Magical Society Stage competition (3rd place 2003, 1st place 2004, 2nd place 2007)
  • Newcastle Radio Station award for community service 2004 ‘Hero of the Hunter’
  • Australian Achievers Awards finalist 2004
  • Holiday Coast $1000 Talent Quest held at Wauchope RSL, June 2003. Grand Final Winner
  • Newcastle Rotary Club ‘Achievers Award’ (youngest ever recipient)
  • Newcastle Society of Magicians “Rex Sinclair Memorial Shield” for outstanding contribution
  • Junior Talent Quest, Raymond Terrace Marketplace, 2001 (3rd place)
  • National Maritime Festival, regional busking competition Winner 1998.   Third place 1999
  • Showbiz Talent Quest    (winner 1998.  Third place 1999)
  • Stockton Bowling Club Talent Showcase, 1999   (first place)
  • The Post/Club Phoenix Junior Talent Quest –winner 1998
  • The Newcastle Store Talent Quest – special award 1998
  • Charlestown Festival Junior Talent Quest  (winner 1997 &1998)

Other Performances:

  • Bankstown Trotting club – Xmas concert
  •  Video Ezy National Sale day
  • Narellan Town Centre School Holiday entertainment
  • A Night at the Tivoli Show – featured artist various clubs in NSW
  • Homeshow Expo Newcastle Entertainment Centre
  • Westpac Helicopter Ball
  • Toastmasters International conference 2004, Novotel
  • Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast.  Rotary District Conference 2004
  • Channel 10 Special Children’s Christmas Party in Canberra 2003
  • Kefford’s company anniversary function – Grand Hyatt, Melbourne 2003
  • Featured special guest & first local act included in the World Festival of Magic,
    Civic Theatre Newcastle (Oct 2003 & 2004 & 2006)
  • Hunter Valley Wineries appearances at dinners, conferences & harvest festival
  • Guest act Penrith Panthers Club, Sydney