Saturday, May 30, 2009

Dynamo Levitates British Comedian

Dynamo, known in the UK as the Hip Hop magician, is proving why he's one of the world's best magicians.

The Bradford-born trickster levitated UK funnyman Matt Lucus 4ft above the ground at Arsenal's soccer teams north London stadium.

One minute the Little Britain comic was standing on the side of the field, the next he was hovering horizontally.

Dynamo's repertoire includes being able to move a girl's tan line up her arm and pulling a mint through his neck. He also has a neat color changing shoelace commercial effect as well avavilable here

Steve Frayne (Dynamo) grew up on Bradford's notorious Delph Hill Estate, one of the most violent and deprived estates in the north of England. Steve Frayne first learned magic tricks from his grandfather and developed them during trips to New Orleans. Wanting to innovate, Steve Frayne combined elements of dance and hip hop culture into his magic routines.

As word spread about his magic tricks he soon found himself performing on the celebrity circuit for stars like Paris Hilton and Busta Rhymes. He released an independent DVD called 'Underground Magic' featuring celebrities such as Coldplay, Gwenyth Paltrow and Snoop Dogg. The DVD generated considerable press in the UK and lead to appearances on shows such as Richard and Judy and a Channel 4 special 'Dynamo's Estate Of Mind'. Soon notoriety of his magic garnered enough attention to release a DVD called Concrete Playground.

Dynamo has since appeared on TV shows including Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, Snoop Doggs Fatherhood and the MTV EMA's where he performed for The Foo Fighters, Nelly Furtado and Joss Stone. He has fronted commercials for Adidas and Nokia and recently appeared on the catwalk for Naomi Campbells Fashion For Relief.