Over 200 million viewers tuned in to Britain's Got Talent to witness the birth of a phenomenon: the unveiling of an electrifying new illusionist, Darcy Oake. From sleight of hand to death-defying escapades, this master magician grabbed the world's attention, ushering in an exciting new era of an age-old art form.
This young illusionist from Winnipeg, Canada is not your typical magician. Adding his own style and flare, Darcy is a performance artist whose modern interpretation gratifies the hunger of audiences seeking spectacle and nail-biting feats of illusion. Inspired by classic sleight of hand techniques, Darcy Oake transports the crowd to another dimension with exhilarating visuals and logic-defying exploits.
During his live performances, you are promised three things: to see things you've never seen before, to see things you will never see again, and things you have to see to believe. Performing the most difficult type of magic – sleight of hand – Darcy Oake shows a true demonstration of the craft. With an ability to make people materialise and disappear, predict people's thoughts, and make borrowed objects vanish only to reappear in impossible locations, Darcy's performances leave audiences awe-struck.
Getting his start in magic at a very young age, Darcy Oake was inspired to learn the tricks of the trade after being baffled by an accidental card trick his father - award-winning Canadian sportscaster Scott Oake – showed him at eight years old, Darcy delved into the craft. He soon became an international magic champion, at age sixteen beating out seasoned professionals at various events and winning the coveted People's Choice Gold Medal in Seattle, Washington. Even before he was legally old enough to enter nightclubs, Darcy headlined at the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, California.
Today, Darcy proudly carries on the tradition of such classic illusionists as his fellow Canadian Doug Henning, while adding his trademark grandeur and charm. Darcy Oake has emerged in the world of illusion as a new generation of contemporary mysticism. He's performed throughout Europe, from Paris to London, and across North America, from the heart of Times Square in New York City to the Las Vegas strip.
As a sought-after illusionist, with his recent global popularity, Darcy Oake is ready to embark on the world.