Alan Bates has been performing hypnosis shows for over twenty five years. Alan first found work as a DJ and presenter in the UK then went to work in the USA for three years, cruising the Caribbean in the capacity of Casino Manager.
While on board he became friendly with a Scottish Illusionist who used hypnosis in his act. Alan found this so interesting that when he came back to England he studied psychology and read many books and eventually put together his own show incorporating his unique brand of comedy presentation and show content.
One of the highlights of Alan's career is when he was asked to perform for the Royal Family of Brunei on the occasion of Princess Hamada's birthday. As well as this, Alan has performed in numerous theatres and for two years toured the UK with Derek Acorah, from Living's Most Haunted in a show called The Paranormal Experience, which incorporated mediumship and past life regression. His theatre show was filmed for the BBC's Heart of the Matter with Joan Bakewell.
Alan prides himself on the respectability of the show and is a member of the Federation of Ethical Stage Hypnotists (F.E.S.H), and British Equity. The show includes audience participation but Alan stresses that you can not be hypnotised against your will and that you will not do anything against your own personal moral values, "That is why Alan looks for volunteers without any values"!
Alan's fast moving show which includes audience participation is always a huge success at corporate events, utilising his skills to present a motivational performance demonstrating the power of the mind.
Those who are hypnotised may find themselves winning the Lottery on stage, being chased by ghosts, smokers offered hundreds of pounds to take just one puff (and they cannot), starring in the cast of River Dance, feeding baby fairies or even conducting an orchestra at "Last night of the Proms" in the Royal Albert Hall, London. This is just an insight as to what may happen!