This magician I think you will LOVE LOVE LOVE. He’s not like other magicians. He’s not… creepy.
- Ellen De Generes

I’m gobsmacked! He’s VERY good. VERY talented.
- Sir Richard Branson

James Galea has REINVENTED the art of trickery.
- Daily Telegraph

Meet MAGIC’S BEST card shark.
- Sydney Morning Herald

I can’t imagine there’s a magician on the face of the planet who could make him look ordinary.
- Australian Stageworks

Wizard of Oz.
- Variety

James Galea has breathed new life into the art of magic.
- Queanbeyan Age

A winning mix of bravado and youthful candor.
- The Australian

His tricks are as funny as they are slick.
- Sunday Magazine

An irresistible fusion of comedy and sleight of hand.
- 3D World

As fun as it is visually intoxicating.
- Express Media

James Galea has reinvented the art of trickery, taking it far from its traditional comfort zone.
- Daily Telegraph

Meet magic’s best card shark.
- Sydney Morning Herald

Sharp, Intelligent, Funny… Pure Entertainment.
- Sunshine Coast News

Truly entertaining… I can't imagine there's a magician on the face of the planet who could make him look ordinary
- Australian Stage

The audience was frequently gasping in awe or rolling with laughter, usually at the same time
- The Pun

As fun as it is visually intoxicating, making I HATE RABBITS an absolute addition to your list of must-see shows
- Express Media

A masterful performance.
- Stagenoise

Sharp, intelligent, funny… Pure entertainment.
- Sunshine Coast News

- The Canberra Times


June 18th, 2013

I know it has been a month since I posted. Sometimes, you gotta just enjoy your life and not spend the precious moments taking an insta. So, in a nutshell, I celebrated my 32nd birthday in the Sequoia National Park with my closest friends and spent 4 days cooking, drinking, laughing and playing spoons (that’s one dangerous game). Yep, that’s moonshine you see (I didn’t hate it).

It was National Donut Day and I celebrated by going on a pilgrimage to the undisputed best donut place in LA, The Donut Man. I can’t even begin to describe how wonderful their fresh strawberry donut was. So, if you’re ever in LA. Go here! (I brought back a box and ate them all with zero guilt)

I then went straight into production for the short film/music video I’ve been dreaming about for more than twelve months. It was a ridiculous amount of fun. A few months ago I met a director who clearly had a great sense of humour, knew how to shoot magic and was willing to go on an adventure. My adventure with Adam Franklinhas exciting, scary, challenging and nothing but fun.

I was lucky enough to shoot at some of my favourite places around LA (Astro Burger, Brookledge, Hollywood and Sunset Blvd’s, ) put on a clown suit and made balloon animals for the first time in 15 years, made a dove appear (the same on that was used in Arrested Development! – thanks Joel!), played with the coolest rabbit I’ve met (Hugo) and some incredibly gifted friends made cameos throughout (one even put a sword down his throat).

After our last scene at LAX, I boarded a plane for Auckland where I met a ship and was heading to Vanuatu before the roughest of seas changed our course and took us to Noumea. So that’s where I am now, having just finished eating what I think is the best chocolate croissant of my life (I’m getting another one the second I finish writing this) about to head to the airport to go back to Sydney for a few days.

I’ll put some production pics up in my next post (photography by the wonderful Zoe and Cameron Rad).

I’ve updated the tour page, you can check it out here

I had the second croissant already. Definitely having a third.

About to board my flight to Sydney. Speak soon!

(I had a third on the way out)

© James Galea 2014.