Of all the close-up performers I have seen, I suppose Andy Galloway is the man who has impressed me most.
Now Andy is the only man I have seen who does magic. The rest just seem to be 'conjurers doing tricks'. As you know, no doubt, Andy was the pupil of John Ramsay. So in actual fact, having seen Andy work, is as near as I have been to Ramsay, John having died before my time.
Having studied the 'Ramsay Legend' and spoken to several people who saw and knew Johnny, I suppose the first thing I realised was that there is no way anybody can do John's tricks. What I found best was to try and get inside John's mind and think 'why'. In other words, apply the Ramsay philosophy to your own tricks, your own style and, most important of all, to your own personality. Every move and every gesture must be done for a valid reason — hence the 'why'. The trick or sequence must be analysed to the 'nth degree and detail.
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