Being an avid reader since young , David made books as his source of knowledge and read diligently on the art . Sleight of hand became his foundation as well as his early school days obsession . David never had a mentor or was under any former tutelage , therefore had to rely solely on good magician friends and lots of lonely practice sessions in front of the mirror . His schoolmates and teachers became his guinea pigs to test his new routines and over time , he got into a lot of disciplinary action for bringing poker cards to school â€¦that of course did not deter him from practicing his card sleights in class .
David brought his early act to the rugged streets of Kuala Lumpur â€¦.literally . He needed to know how audience responded to what he performed and gained a magnitude of experience by doing this . He performed to every genre available and at almost every environment possible . Clubs which he was not eligible to enter yet , restaurants , bus stations , side walks and even the football field in front of his house were practice grounds to test his skills . They say a salesman job is tough , imagine a 15 year old boy walking to a stranger and say, ` Can I show you something ?â€˜â€¦You might get arrested here doing that in the wrong way â€¦
After getting positive feedback and encouraging reactions from random audiences , David finally got noticed by the media . CHINA PRESS ran a cover story on him and then shortly followed by The STAR . The STAR reporter, Izwan Shah who interviewed him was so impressed , he ran a full 3 page article on David . Live interviews on TV3 and 8TV followed suit and corporate shows started pouring in by huge numbers . David was 16 then , performing to audiences thrice his age
Davidâ€™s style of magic differentiates him from the rest . He does mentalism , a subdivision of magic dealing with the human mind . David incorporates metal bending , mind reading , hypnotic persuasion and telekinesis demonstrations into his acts . Nevertheless , his main aim is always to entertain his audience . He always positions himself as an entertainer first and uses magic as his means to entertain .
These days , David performs regularly for corporate companies , celebrity parties and private functions . One of the most sought after close-up performers in the country , Davidâ€™s performance is elegant , professional , and definitely entertaining . Audience are treated to an experience theyâ€™ll talk about long after the show is over . David also performs regularly for international clients and is frequently away for performances in the Middle East and Europe .
Client: David Lai
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