Dynamo (b. 1982)
Dynamo's Real Name
Place of Birth
Approx. 5' 6"
Dynamo possesses the uncanny ability to manipulate and mix cards in a rapid, explosive, artistic fashion. His card flourishes are flawlessly executed and his magic effects are cool, hip and accompanied with the sounds of dance and hip hop. His signature effect is swallowing a polo mint and pulling it out of his neck with his chain.
He has Crohn's Disease which he discovered several years ago.
Dynamo was born Steven Frayne, December 17, 1982 in Bradford, England. He grew up on West Bowling, Wyke Manor and Bradford's notorious Delph Hill Estate, one of the most violent and run down estates in the North of England.
He was raised by his struggling single mother, and his father was in jail most of the time.
His Grandfather at that time was more of his father figure; he was a pool hustler, and used to show young Steven all the scams and tricks of the trade.
It was his grandfather influence of magic that opened Steven's eyes to something he could be good at, and possibly create a way out of his violent neighborhood.
When he first started experimenting with card tricks, he discovered his effects were getting lukewarm feed back. He felt something was lacking; it was then he decided to incorporate dance and hip hop music elements into his routines.
As word spread about the 19 year old wizard with unbelievable skills, the more bookings started to roll in. Local performances turned into national bookings and eventually found him performing across the globe from America to Asia.
He soon found himself performing on the celebrity circuit for stars like Coldplay, Paris Hilton, and Prince Charles.
At the New York Hilton, Steven had the opportunity to perform in front of his peers including acclaimed magicians Aaron Fisher and David Blaine. After an amazing performance someone in the audience declared “this Kid’s a f***ing DYNAMO!” the name stuck and the legend was born.
He has since appeared on numerous TV shows including "Snoop Dogg's Fatherhood," "Friday Night" with Jonathan Ross and the MTV EMA's where he performed for Nelly Furtado, Joss Stone and The Foo Fighters.
He has also endorsed mega companies such as Sony Ericcson, Motorola, Nokia, and an Adidas commercial alongside Missy Elliot, David Beckham and Estelle.
He released a DVD called "Underground Magic" Featuring celebrities such as Gwenyth Paltrow, Snoop Dogg and Coldplay. The DVD created a buzz in the UK which led to many TV talk shows and his own documentary special. His latest DVD is entitled "Concrete Playground".
Currently he is traveling the globe performing his specific blend of magic, amazing and astonishing thousands.
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Dynamo's official website.
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