Eric`s performance was mesmerizing; he engaged the audience by using volunteers. His magic is amazing and after each segment there was either wondrous applause or the sound of jaws hitting the ground from disbelief! There were all ages there - from 10 year olds to octogenarians. They all enjoyed the show. I hope he extends his run so that all of my friends can see him.
"I`ve known Eric DeCamps for a very long time. Since day one I`ve been greatly impressed with his sleight of hand skill and his dedication to the art.
Years ago when Eric would see something that he wanted to learn he would use any means at his disposal to get the technique and then practice it relentlessly until it was flawless. Time and time again Eric would set his sights on some nearly impossible sleight and then quickly perfect it.
A few years ago, after many years of study and hard work, Eric decided to start doing a regular show for the general public. He found an available room in an upscale midtown hotel and started a regular weekly show. His initial run was quite good. Eric was his normal personable self and his technique, as usual, was flawless. From this show he took a hiatus in which time he retooled, added to and subtracted from his material. When he returned to the stage Eric had truly gone through a metamorphosis. Eric now has a perceptively stronger stage persona and in his magic he now uses all the great tools available to only magicians. He`s now able to make the audience feel like their presence changes the outcome of the show.
The new show doesn`t feel pat or rigid, now the audience matters. Eric has now become a great performer and with his arsenal of other skills he has entered that rarefied world inhabited only by artists."
William Kalush, Conjuring Arts Executive Director & TV/Film Magic Consultant
"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