From sold out arena tours to multi award winning television shows, Dynamo has fast become one of the most recognizable faces in magic for the past 20 years.
With his highly publicized stunts such as walking on water across the river Thames in London, levitating above Europe’s tallest building (The Shard) or walking through the U.S Mexico Border wall, through to intimate performances for the likes of Brad Pitt, Rihanna, Jay Z, Jony Ive and Kevin Systrom, Dynamo has reinvigorated the genre for both the Millennial and Gen Z audience.
Dynamo’s ascent from a working-class magician, hailing from the poverty-stricken Delph Hill council estate (project) on the outskirts of Bradford in the north of England, to multi award-winning, global star, has been nothing short of miraculous.
Steven Frayne emerged into the UK’s magic scene in 2004 after moving to London to pursue the creation of the first ever magic ‘mixtape’. Performing his magic on the streets of London - Dynamo’s fan base exploded as he fast became the hottest performer on the party circuit; amazing A-Listers whilst continuing to grow his online fan-base via YouTube.
Dynamo's subsequent debut TV series Dynamo: Magician Impossible became a huge international hit, enthralling over 250 million viewers across 193 territories. The show was awarded TV Show of the Year at the 2013 Virgin Media Awards as well as Best Entertainment Programme at the 2013 Broadcast Awards and gained a hat-trick of BAFTA nominations, with three subsequent nominations for Best Entertainment Show.
Meanwhile, Dynamo remains the first magician in history to headline world famous arenas such as the O2 in London (3 nights), Manchester’s MEN arena and the Rod Laver arena in Sydney. His critically acclaimed live tour Seeing is Believing erupted from a 10 date run into a 3 year long behemoth, selling over 750,000+ tickets and filling arenas across the UK, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East. Both of Dynamo’s book releases ‘Dynamo – The Book of Secrets’ and ‘Nothing is Impossible – My Story’ reached no1 on the Bestsellers Lists, making him a Sunday Times Bestselling Author.
Dynamo’s worldwide following has continued to grow online, with a social media footprint of over 9 million, making him one of the most followed magicians in the world. Dynamo was also included in Forbes list of The World’s Highest-Paid Magicians in both 2016 and 2017, cementing his status as one of the most prolific magicians of all time.
However, in 2018, Dynamo was forced to retire from public life in order to focus on serious health issues, spending the next 2 years working on his 7th major project ‘Beyond Belief’; a brand-new three-part special show for Sky One and NOW TV that aired over Easter weekend 2020. The show received widespread critical acclaim and was a huge hit with audiences, making it Sky’s biggest entertainment launch of the last decade.
Throughout the three episodes, stunning moments of magic are intertwined with the brutally honest story of Dynamo’s battle against Crohn's Disease and Chronic arthritis. From the neon lights of Tokyo to the Day of the Dead festival in San Miguel De Allende, Dynamo visits extraordinary and dramatic places all over the world with the series finale seeing him walk through the infamous USA/Mexico border.
Dynamo says: “This new show has been a passion project of mine for almost 3 years and represents a whole new approach to the genre. I believe that now more than ever people need a sense of magic in their lives.”
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