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Saturday, 23 May 2015

Stars have a magic time thanks to Askam magician

A STREET magician rubbed shoulders with some of the UK urban music scene’s biggest stars as his blossoming reputation continues to grow.

Lee Kavanagh’s dream career is taking off following his invitation to the star-studded Urban Jam concert, featuring names such as Tinchy Stryder and Chipmunk, at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

The 21-year-old, who only seriously took up magic little more than a year ago, was given a taste of the high life as he was treated to his very own dressing room, complete with his stage name “Kavano” on the door and a wealth of complimentary drinks and refreshments.

The apprentice painter and decorator performed his bewildering tricks backstage, earning new fans such as N-Dubz member Fazer and rapper Benny Banks, who has collaborated with the likes of rap sensation and N-Dubz member Dappy.

The former Dowdales School pupil, of Askam, was even given offers to appear in a music video and is due to appear on the Sky football show Soccer AM next season.

He said: “I was performing backstage with 40 stars circled around me. They were absolutely loving it.

“Benny Banks was asking me to go on tour with him and he wants me to be in his next music video. It was crazy. It felt surreal.

“Having them come up to me and give me their time, instead of me approaching them, I was really humbled by it all.

“They want to use me for future shows. The guy who booked me, he said he heard good feedback from everybody and he was putting me on the website and said he would try and use me as a regular thing.

“Most rap artists are divas, so for them to give you their time and go out of their way to stay in touch, it was nice.

“It’s all taking off a bit now.”


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