"Our guests tell us this was the best convention we ever put on ... due in no small part to you. The majority of people had heard of you and were waiting to meet you and talk to you. They were not disappointed. This meant a lot to the convention organizers. I am looking forward to seeing you again soon. In the meantime, keep wowing them!"
Phil Matlin, Magie Montreal, Quebec
"The title PURE MAGIC is the perfect description of the newest offering Eric DeCamps is bringing to New York City in this one man show. This is the third incarnation of the show and well worth seeing. Blending his close-up magical skills with humor, drama and masterful stage presence, Eric presents a menu of well done magic.
After his startling “Burning Glass” opening effect, the audience is entranced and captivated by his magnificent coin work in the first third of this three act program. His charm and talented manipulations draw gasps as silver dollars appear and reappear virtually without effort at his fingertips and disintegrate into a shower of sparkling glitter. This is followed by a reintroduction and streamlined “Transmigration” based on an old John Ramsey modernized for our time. His interactive use of the people sitting in the audience makes this contemporary “torn and restored tissue” twice as effective as the original.
The night club atmosphere is enhanced by the raised platform and excellent lighting and music. His well written patter is dramatic and yet he delivers it in a relaxed conversational manner. A new “Arithmancy” effect combines precognition and impossible “chance” happenings. This is followed by the best “Ambitious Card” sequence I have ever seen entitled, “Houdini’s Challenge”, the audience is challenged as well. This routine could be a show in itself. Eric involves every member of the audience and his card skills go from good to great to “pure magic”. His rendition of the Rene Levand “Bread Crumbs” is one of the most amazing pieces of drama, theatrics and impossible magic that breathes life into the classic poem which he recites during the effect.
The last third of the show features Eric’s two signature pieces. The “Pocket Mystery’ takes Malini’s Egg Bag to a new level of startling magic with a surprise ending. As with all of his effects, Decamps explains the “why” of each one as he concludes with the, “Spirit Box” made from some of the wood salvaged from the famed Davenport cabinet.
If you are in New York, this is a `must see` magical event."
George Schindler Dean of the Society of American Magicians
"I was privileged to be present for the opening of Eric`s show last night -- an extraordinary evening of excellent magic!
The Lincoln Room is decorated like a parlor from a home of a bygone era. Complete with a fireplace and floor to ceiling windows and flowing curtains, it set an ideal mood for the intimate magic of the show. With only five rows of seats, you get to see every subtle nuance of every trick!
The show was performed without an intermission. The show built from a soft beginning with a few coin tricks to a powerful ending with a spirit box. Eric never missed a beat with each trick being more wonderful than the one before. His performance style was ideally suited to the room, and I can honestly say that he mystified the audience from beginning to end!
For the record, the show was a sensational success, and I highly recommend it to everyone!"
Sal Perrotta, New York City