Daz Buckley’s Bedazzled is a musical, magical and hilarious look at life through the eyes of magician, illusionist and sleight of hand expert Daz Buckley.
Enjoy the mystery as Daz takes you on a comedy tribute to the legendary master magician Houdini. Marvel at illusions added just for this festival show and performed by Daz for 40 years in his lifelong search for magic, wonder and art. Sit tight as a spectator’s signed playing card is caught….on a chainsaw… whilst he’s blindfolded ! This and much more, as Daz Buckley’s Bedazzled is one of the funniest and most original new shows in 2017.
Fresh from a successful run at the Brisbane Anywhere Festival, and directed by internationally acclaimed master magician Jay Scott Berry, Bedazzled has captured audiences attention with its fun and original magical presentations, and is sure to be one of the hits of the Melbourne Magic Festival in 2017. Melbourne, and the Melbourne Magic Festival, may never be the same after being Bedazzled. And neither may you.
“I look forward to bringing my original brand of family fun and magic to everyone in Melbourne, but please get in early to guarantee a seat. You really don’t want to miss Bedazzled. I really hope to see you there!”
Daz Buckley was bitten by the magic bug at 12, tagging along with a friend to a shop that sold jokes and gags. He also saw things the like of which the young man had never seen or imagined before; magic that promised to open a whole new world of mystery, secrets and wonder.
By age 13 Daz was putting on shows at children’s birthday parties and by 16 he made his TV debut on the nationally televised talent shows of the day, with finals appearances confirming the young magician’s talent and audience appeal. By age 17 he had performed on every commercial network in Australia. He was also developing another talent that he discovered around the same time; singing. At 18 he made the decision to pursue a potential music career, leaving the magic scene behind for good, or so he thought, and spent the next 8 years in his local hometown music scene, as a front man known for his big rock voice, versatility, and onstage charisma.
Daz took a more traditional route for a number of years, getting married, raising a family and building a corporate career with a number of top 10 companies in Australia. In 2009, at age 44, he suffered a heart attack. This health scare would re-ignite a renewed interest is his love of performing, and a drive to amaze and entertain yet again. After a triple bypass operation to save his life, he had time to reflect, realizing that he still harbored a love for magic, music, and the mystery arts, and that is where his future lay. He began developing material for a solo show, and whilst he was working behind the counter of the local magic shop “The Magic Vault” he met fellow magician, Austin Albert. They soon began developing an original 2 person comedy magic act, “The Bohemia Bros”, performing numerous corporate and theatre appearances in Queensland and interstate in 2012 and 2013.
Daz was also hard at work developing and producing a new solo theatre show, “Secrets and Lies”, which debuted successfully at the Brisbane Fringe Festival in August 2014. Early 2015 saw him producing his next show, the card cheat and conman expose “Shade”. A paradigm leap in 2015, with a desire to finish and perform imagined routines he had aspired to perform as a teenager, found Daz combining his twin loves of magic and singing into a one-of-a-kind, never before seen, original performance style. Classic rock music used as backing for original, cutting edge magic and illusions, but also to carry Daz’ strong rock vocals and create a unique world class show. It’s magic……………..but it’s not just magic.
He is currently busy with cabaret and corporate performances, performing his stage shows across cities in Australia, and close up performances for corporate clients and casino night companies, where he also performs his con man/card cheat act, and general walk around entertainment.