Chris & Neal Blog
Wilmington NC Magicians
Happy New Year from Chris & Neal
2016: The Year Of ACTION
2015 was an excellent year around here full of great opportunities and new accomplishments. This year, 2016, will be even better! We are gearing up for a few incredible surprises this year we know you will enjoy. We are preparing to take more action than ever to press the boundaries of what we do even further. Be ready for more extravagant magic, dynamic illusions and some gut-busting comedy.
We'd like to encourage each of you today, if you have a dream, chase it. Don't wait for the stars to align, they probably never will. You have all you need to succeed and excel already. Remember, big shots are just small shots who kept on shooting. Be persistent, be ambitious, be joyful and you will go far. Do what you love and you will never "work" a day in your life.
If two guys can travel around doing magic tricks and having fun as their career.... anything is possible. Do not be limited by doubtful thinking. You can accomplish those personal and professional goals. The only thing standing in the way is YOU + HARD WORK.
Take one step of action each day towards meeting those goals, overcoming the odds and conquering the challenges. Nothing is impossible with hard work, determination and knowledge.
Happy New Year,
Chris and Neal
Carolina's Most Popular Magicians
Each year, Camp Lejeune celebrates Christmas in style, throwing a massive celebration party for our nations true heroes and their families. This year, three of the units aboard Camp Lejeune, contracted Chris & Neal for their evenings grand entertainment.
Saturday evening Chris & Neal delivered a spectacular 45 minute show-stopping performance with a back to back series of exciting illusions backed with base thumping rockstar music. Their infectious smiles and passion for thrilling the crowd was felt by all.
Opening the act, Chris & Neal, effortlessly dazzled the audience by making doves and rabbits appear from fire, a wooden bucket and more. At one moment, a large white bird flew out of Chris Bays' handkerchiefs and circled the front of the crowd causing many in the room to gasp in shock.
During their grand production act, Chris & Neal, even selected one lucky child to "FLOAT" in mid-air. Fog flooded the stage as Chris & Neal removed the board that was supporting the child from underneath. This illusion was presented mid-way into the performance; however, is regularly the finale of Chris & Neal's birthday party magic shows. More information about birthday parties from Chris & Neal may be found HERE. Towards the close of the show, Chris & Neal, shocked the crowd with what Nitro Neal referred to as "side-splitting" magic. As seen in the photo, Neal Chamberlain split Chris Bays in half, resulting in great applause and cheers of enthusiasm for the crowd of nearly 1000 marines and their families.
Then, Neal Chamberlain, came forward and began to tell a very moving story of visiting a young child in the hospital around Christmas time (2013). [Soft music began to play] He recalled the girl told Chris & Neal she wished for a white Christmas, as she had never seen snow.
Neal, "cleverly lifted a napkin from her bedside and began to tear into it, piece by piece", he unfolded the napkin for to reveal a handmade snowflake. According to Neal, she wasn't overly impressed by his thoughtful act and questioned Chris & Neal's talent as magicians.
The illusion was then created of Chris Bays and Neal Chamberlain making it snow for the children on Camp Lejeune Saturday evening. Thousands of pieces of white tissue confetti began to flood their air seeming to launch from Nitro Neal's hands containing nothing more than the paper napkin snowflake. In a post of grand showmanship Chris & Neal struck their final bows on stage shouting, "Merry Christmas" as more upbeat music began to pulsate through the room. The crowd went wild and many wept tears of joy after hearing the moving story which conveyed the true meaning of Christmas.
Following their magic show, Chris & Neal, we kind enough to meet with several children and take photos with many of them; resulting in a lot of smiling faces! Later, Chris & Neal were then served dinner and taken backstage to their private room where MCCS coordinator, Heidi Anastasia, met with them sharing her thankfulness for their performance.
Letter of Recommendation from Eastern Carolina's Famous Mike's Farm
Upon the conclusion of Chris and Neal's 3rd year entertaining for the fall elementary school tours, "Farmer Mike", took a moment to express his appreciation for their continued efforts and dedication. Full letter may be found below:
the Best New Way to Create Oohs and Aahs, Envy-Dripping Stares, Folks'
Undivided Attention and a Toothful Grin from Your Child... GUARANTEED!"
fun time today!!! You both were punctual, professional, hysterically
funny and wonderful with the kids of all ages...and the magic
was crazy great too, woo hoo! Thanks a million for
a fantastic birthday party, one we will never
forget!!!!! And yes, you CAN quote me on that ;)"
Karen Campbell - Wilmington,
had me laughing so hard I was crying! Just to see all the kids having
so much fun made it all worth while. They made sure it was all about Ricky
and made him the star of his own party. All the kids had so much
fun!" Gena Duprey - Wilmington, NC
Last There's No Need To Cringe In Embarrassment Through Your Child's
Birthday Party Magic Show. Top Carolina Parents Know That Paying A Difference
For Exceptional Entertainment Makes Your Party Sizzle!!!
Dear Birthday Party Mom/Dad,
Let me take a guess right quick: You're trying to throw an awesome, incredible birthday party that your child and friends will remember for years to come. Plus, you're trying to make your son/daughter feel extra special and loved this year.
Well, you might want to LISTEN UP! We have the perfect solution in mind. Best of all, our party packages are affordable entertainment solutions that will NOT break the bank!
have Wilmington's Top Magicians come and entertain the kids with
hilarious comedy, magic tricks, crazy fun-loving jokes & gags geared just
for your child and guests. You’ll love how easy the birthday party is to
put on when you have us there. All you do is have cake and ice cream, open
presents, host Chris & Neal’s wild comedy magic show and we take
care of the rest… you just sit back and relax :-)
how it works: We come out to where-ever you’re having the party and do our show
for you so you don’t have to hassle with:
- Finding some way to keep 10, 20, 30 or more kids safely
- Trying to come up with a bunch of games you and kids
won’t find boring.
- Chasing “pizza-coated” kids around 'Chuck E Cheese' or
whatever … nervously trying to keep track of everyone — constantly
worrying if you’ve lost a child somewhere in the shuffle.
that sound good?Of course it does!Go ahead, take a deep breath….
breathe easy …. that’s right, our goal is to totally remove the stress from
your day and make this party not only the most fun and fantastic ever, but
also oh so easy for you.
and Neal are both "FULL TIME
" professional entertainers who perform
hundreds of shows every year. So, you can rest assured that you are dealing
with professionals who truly know how to make your event a hit this
year. With their laughter-packed interactive magic
and explosive energy; along with their doves, bunny and parrots, nothing
short of a sure-fire exhilarating experience is guaranteed. Your
favorite Carolina magicians will keep the audience on the edge of their
seats with a high-energy, pulse-pounding performance that will
bring down the house.
son was the star of the show for the first, middle and end! The kids
attention was kept the entire way through. It was truly 45 minutes of a show
packed with no breaks. It was a spectacular show. My favorite part was my
sons happiness and excitement. He was involved with the magic and felt like it
was definitely his day, the act was perfect! Kid humor all the way through, so
the kids laughed, cheered and yelled "Happy Birthday CJ" until
the very end!" Misty LaCount - Wilmington, NC
I can say is 'Wow Thank Y'all So Much!'. I am very impressed with y'alls new
age approach at performing. I was far from bored and I am not one to be easily
entertained. Y'all are definitely the 'Gold-Standard' of
entertainment for kids b'days. My wife and I have never been so
pleased with our son's birthday plans. I still don't know how y'all made
Tyler float, but it was a 'spectacle', or so my wife says. Hiring Chris &
Neal was a home-run, NO...It was a GRAND-SLAM!"
Aaron Crittle - Wilmington,
daughter said it was the coolest birthday party she ever had and
her guests were electrified! I love the way your show is
individualized to meet the needs of not only the kids but the adults in the
audience too,I commend y'all for your rapport & professionalism.
I would recommend y'all to anyone having any type of event" Kimberly
Thomas - Wilmington, NC
the most AMAZING time! Thank you so much for making Maia's
birthday incredibly memorable! Chris and Neal, performed at my daughters
5th birthday party. Just can't say enough about how great a
time everyone had.Hilarious. Highly recommend. Everyone loved
you guys... your show was packed full of magic and comedy. You never lost the
kids or adults attention. You guys are the best!!! :) We had
an absolute blast! The party was awesome, and the kids are still
talking about it!! Thank you guys so much!" Pamela Doucette - Wilmington,
For additional information on birthday parties
by Chris & Neal please click HERE
or call the office toll-free at (888) 422 - 3767. Carolina's Top Magicians are also available for family events of all sorts, educational entertainment
, summer camps
, Vacation Bible School
Upwards or Blue & Golds Banquets, reading assemblies etc. Please
call for further booking details and scheduling information.
Chris & Neal
PS: As the Jacksonville areas busiest family magicians we strongly
encourage you to call sooner rather than later. Often times our schedule
fills months in advance (ie: Christmas & summer season). However,
there is always a chance that even one or two weeks in advance we can
find a way to squeeze you into the party. We always say through, the
sooner you call, the most likely you are to get the date and time you
have in mind. So please do not delay, do not risk disappointing your
child - call us today!
of Families and Businesses Across the Carolinas Have Discovered How Two Wilmington Family Magicians Can Reveal….
Carolinas Easiest Way To Have a Family Fun Event Filled From Start to Finish
With Laughing, Happy, Joy-Filled Children – Guaranteed!”
have Wilmington Magicians Chris & Neal come and delight your guests with
their hilarious comedy, magic tricks, fun-and-family-friendly entertainment.
Every movement, every moment has been precisely planned and packed with magic,
action, music, and laughter for your entire family! Imagine how much fun you’ll
have watching all your friends and family bound up with laughter and
Wilmington area family magicians and kids party experts, Chris and Neal, are full time family entertainers and magicians who regularly travel the east cost dazzling crowds at birthday parties, local libraries
, elementary schools
, company picnics and more. For specific details please call: 888 - 422 - 3767 or 919 - 995 - 3924.
Recently, in 2015, Chris and Neal had the honor of performing for TruTV Reality TV Stars Ronnie and Amy for their sons 13th birthday party in Knightdale, NC right outside of the Wilmington area.
Plus, Chris and Neal, were invited to entertain at an event for the Hope For The Warriors on Camp Lejeune and in Wallace, NC. Also in attendance (as well as on the entertainers list) was country music superstar and American Idol winner Scotty McCreery.
During their travels these two Rockstar Magicians create smiles all over the region; for three years now Chris and Neal have been guest entertainers for the Throckmorton Library on Fort Bragg. Along with countless other locations such as the Outer Banks libraries (4 years), Raleigh, Durham, Wake County libraries even in South Carolina. However, the majority of Chris and Neal's events remain right here in the neighborhood of Wilmington.
"Let me tell you, that was the BEST party ever! The kids as well as the adults were all talking about it the next day. I thank you so much, you made her feel so special, and she loved being able to "float" before her friends eyes. I loved how easy it was to get a hold of you for any questions I had, and how prompt you guys were getting here, even though we live in the sticks, LOL! Truly "ONE OF A KIND" experience. The only downside? Wish you could have stayed all night! Thanks again Chris and Neal for helping make this birthday so special!!" Julia Perry - Wilmington, NC
Performance highlights include the amazing illusion of levitation with one lucky child from the crowd, and incredible teleporting and vanishing rabbit who disappears in the blink of an eye and shoots through the air from a cannon my "magic" leaving the children AND parents absolutely speechless!
Chris and Neal are both "FULL TIME" professional entertainers who perform hundreds of shows every year. So, you can rest assured that you are dealing with professionals who truly know how to make your event a hit this year. With their laughter-packed interactive magic and explosive energy; along with their doves, bunny and parrots, nothing short of a sure-fire exhilarating experience is guaranteed. Your favorite Wilmington area magicians will keep the audience on the edge of their seats with a high-energy, pulse-pounding performance that will bring down the house.
"This is the BESTEST birthday party ever" is the phrase that came out of nearly every six year olds mouth who attended my son's birthday party today. Such flattering compliments were spurred by none other than Chris and Neal's party performance. I wish a quick "Thank You" would suffice, but after today, it wouldn't serve such a performance justice for such a magical show that my son will NEVER forget! You guys are AMAZING!!!" Sondra Booher - Wilmington, NC
Rockstar Magic Performance Clip
Above: Summer Community Celebration Party (Wilmington, NC)
The busy schedule is what refines their act and creates top tier professional magicians performers in the Wilmington area. Gone are the tuxedos from the classic magicians act in the 1900's, say HELLO to the new faces of magic.
will absolutely love how easy your party will be to put on!!! When you have The
Rockstar Magic of Chris & Neal (Wilmington Magicians) all you’ll have to
do is sit back, relax, and have fun with your friends while our hilarious
comedy and magically memorable show takes care of the rest!
Couldn’t Be Easier!
will love it, your co-workers will love it, you friends and family will love it
— and we absolutely, positively guarantee it! As a matter of fact….
you’re not 100% completely satisfied — YOU GET YOUR MONEY BACK!
“I booked ‘Chris & Neal’ at our family
entertainment center, Mac Daddy’s. Our facility is a 37,500 sft
entertainment center and they had it filled with smiling faces
of children in awe. Several times I looked into the audience and I
couldn’t be more pleased with the ‘oohs and the ahhhs’ rising from the
crowd. The children were mesmerized by the magic
and the adults were equally entertained by the flash of fire and the
breeze of the doves wings. We will definitely book ‘Chris & Neal’
for future events” Connie Nolter – Mac Daddy’s General Manager
Featured Facebook Feedback:
"I have to thank Chris and Neal for making my daughter's 8th birthday so amazing. We are from California and on vacation in the Outer Banks and needed to find entertainment for her party. We chose Chris and Neal's magic show after reading many excellent reviews. Boy, we were not sorry. They take magic shows to another level. We had an audience of all ages and everyone was mesmerized. The birds and rabbit were great. My daughter loved being the star and she even got to levitate. The music kept the room pumped up too. Thanks for making our party memorable." - Reshma Gulati (Los Angeles, California.)
Above: Local Area Boys and Girls Club Summer Finale
"We had the most AMAZING
time! Thank you so much for making Maia's birthday incredibly
memorable! Chris and Neal, performed at my daughters 5th birthday party.
Just can't say enough about how great a time everyone had. Hilarious! Highly recommend. Everyone loved you guys... your show was packed full of magic and comedy. You never lost the kids or adults attention. You guys are the best!!! :) We had an absolute blast! The party was awesome, and the kids are still talking about it!!" Pamela Doucette
"Hilariously fun time today!!! You both were punctual, professional, hysterically funny and wonderful with the kids of all ages...and the magic was crazy great too, woo hoo! Thanks a million
for a fantastic birthday party, one we will never forget!!!!! And yes,
you CAN quote me on that ;)" Karen Campbell (Wilmington NC) "My son was the star of the show
for the first, middle and end! The kids attention was kept the entire
way through. It was truly 45 minutes of a show packed with no breaks. It
was a spectacular show. My favorite part was my sons happiness and excitement.
He was involved with the magic and felt like it was definitely his day,
the act was perfect! Kid humorall the way through, so the kids laughed, cheered and yelled "Happy Birthday CJ" until the very end!" Misty LaCount (Wilmington NC) We guarantee you will be thrilled and delighted with the success of your Wilmington area kids birthday party or community event when you call in Chris and Neal... the full time Wilmington area party professionals! "All I can say is 'Wow Thank Y'all So Much!'.
I am very impressed with y'alls new age approach at performing. I was
far from bored and I am not one to be easily entertained. Y'all are
definitely the 'Gold-Standard' of
entertainment for kids b'days. My wife and I have never been so pleased
with our son's birthday plans. I still don't know how y'all made Tyler
float, but it was a 'spectacle', or so my wife says. Hiring Chris &
Neal was a home-run, NO...It was a GRAND-SLAM!" Aaron Crittle (Wilmington NC)
If your child and guests
do not have the greatest birthday experience ever, than you don't pay!
No need to worry though, no one has ever asked for their money back :-)
Above: Large Scale Illusion Show - Camp Lejeune (December 2014)
if you still want to search around and look at other magicians online or
through recommendations, make sure you ask these critical questions:
- Can they describe how they create and present their
programs in detail, or does it sound like they simply just “wing it” each
- Do they offer an early arrival guarantee? The sad truth
is, magicians show up late for events all the time, it’s always best to
have in writing they will be there at least 15 minutes early.
- Are they a seasoned full-time entertainment
professional, with a legitimate business license, & record with the
Better Business Bureau?
- Is their magic show fully interactive where children
are able to join the magician on making the magic happen? Is the magic
show full of exciting props, live animals etc… or just a collection of
coin, card and rope magic?
- Does their website appear to be reputable? Are they
able to share with you plenty of reference letters, written testimonials,
video footage from events & more importantly, video feedback from
do you know which Wilmington NC area magician to hire? Well, make sure you
ask whoever you are considering hiring if they guarantee their performances.
Many Magicians and entertainers do not guarantee their show because they are
afraid you won’t like it and then they’ll be the one out. Well, finding a Wilmington NC area magician from Wilmington NC who is more confident in
their show enough to guarantee all Wilmington NC services it is a better
best Wilmington NC magicians are the ones who do guarantee their shows. When
you’re researching magicians online, make sure you find on their website if
they guarantee their show or if they don’t, make sure you ask. Many Wilmington NC magicians won’t know what to answer because they hope you do
do I know my Wilmington NC
magician is going to show up? Many Wilmington NC
area Magicians and entertainers are notorious for not showing up on time or not
even showing up. What they do is book another higher paying show in Wilmington NC so if you paid less, they may just cancel on you (often times
without even giving you a call). How can you guarantee your magician is going
to show up and do a great job? Well, the first thing you need to do is get a
formal confirmation letter from the Wilmington NC magician via e-mail the
same day you book. Most Wilmington NC or Wilmington NC magicians will give
you a confirmation letter.
any Wilmington NC/Wilmington NC magician you may hire, “What ages do you
perform for?” You want to be sure that your magician is going to entertain
everyone you’re having attend your event. Many of them can entertain kids and
adults, but tell them up front so they can assure you they’ll be able to do
that. Other performers are adult-only performers and you would want to ask that
too, because they just can’t keep a group of kids enthralled for 45 minutes to
an hour. Make sure you ask! Here at Carolina’s Top Magicians we are available
all through the Wilmington NC region and we offer multiple packages for
children of all ages that we guaranteed to keep their attention… or you don’t
Chris & Neal
(888) 422 - 3767