“Al Millar is one of those rare instances where the product lives up to its reputation. There are many schools that claim to teach the fundamentals of street performing, but none with as much real world experience as Al. The advice you get from Al will be instantly applicable and will directly increase the size of your crowds. I have had the pleasure of watching Al’s street show as a punter and the privilege of sharing a pitch with him as a fellow performer. I am just glad he shared his advice with me BEFORE he got the idea to start charging money for it–though I’d still pay. Stop reading this testimonial and get yourself some coaching.”
– Eden Cheung, Vancouver.
“From specific advice tailored to my show in particular, to advice about street shows in general, Al’s coaching was very insightful. You can tell he’s thought deeply about what makes a show great. I realized that if I can prevent just one ‘walk off point’ each show, keeping a much larger amount of my crowd until the end, the coaching is an easy investment as it pays for itself after only a few shows. However, the tips and tricks I learned about how to create seamless transitions, pull people in, keep them happy until the end, and improve my hat pitch will pay dividends for years. Often among performers, it’s easy to get bits of advice here and there, but the type of focus and reworking of your show that Al is willing to give is a rare opportunity so I jumped at the chance. Spend a week with Al before he realizes he’s creating street show monsters and stops this program!”
-Mighty Mike, Toronto.
“Al Millar is the one if the best coaches I have had in my performing career. His attention to detail and expertise is incredible. He really pushes you to be your best. I feel very fortunate to be able to have had his guidance in helping me create a busking show. He really cares about your success and gives you many detailed notes to help you understand and improve your strengths and weaknesses in performing your show. If you listen to what he says and put in the hard work you will see a new you and a new show. Al has helped to motivate and inspire me to have the confidence to perform in front of any audience and crush any stage or street show. I recommend Al anytime for coaching you and your show.”
-Lucian Fuller, Orlando
“When I met Alakazam I was a corporate & nightclub performer. I would dabble in the street with marginal success between gigs. At the 1999 Dundas Busker Festival we started busking together. I learnt a lot fast busking with Alakazam. I quickly learnt that you could build a show much bigger than I ever imagined. Alakazam can make your shows bigger and more profitable than you can imagine yourself. Having street performer revenue has helped me negotiate higher fees with my other clients because I have more options. It also is the best place to get stage time and develop no fail material. Alakazam is a Busker King.”
-Brant Matthews- Fire-Guy, Toronto.
“Al gave me some sound advice on taking my show overseas to perform for different audiences and my show improved ten fold using his advice. I would absolutely recommend Al to help coach a successful street show. He will help you pick apart the nitty gritty things that will take any show to the next level. If this was a martial art, Al would be a 10th degree black belt.”
Kilted Colin- Los Angeles
“When I was 15 I saw my first street performer. It was Alakazam. He’s inspired me since day one to do this for the rest of my life. “
Alex Clarke- Los Angeles
“Al has always been supportive and encouraging on and off the pitch. I can remember him telling me years ago, when I thought my show was not working because I was not getting the monetary payoff that I thought it deserved, that the show was fine but it was my hat line that needed work. It was as simple as that. If he sees a problem in your show, he is always willing to help out to find the right solution.”
Magic Brian- New York