How do I book you?
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I perform all over the world.
What in the world is poi?
Poi (rhymes with joy) refer to balls that are attached to ropes or chains and spun around. They were invented by the Maori tribe of New Zealand. I spin poi with wicks made of a blend of fiberglass, Kevlar and other materials. To set them on fire, I use either Coleman white gas and/or Ultra Pure lamp oil. One can also make poi out of glow sticks, tennis balls, or whatever else their heart desires. Go to www.homeofpoi.com for more info. I also use a fire hula hoop, fire torch poi, and a fire whip.
Are you insured?
Yes! I have insurance with Specialty Insurance Agency (formerly Clowns of the US, Inc.). The policy is valid in all 50 states of the USA, Puerto Rico and all of Canada. For more information, visit them on-line.
Do you perform year round?
Absolutely! I've performed at ski resorts & outdoor winter festivals. Snow and fire go well together.
What are your rates?
It varies based on travel time, number of performers, length of show, etc. Contact me at email@example.com for a quote.
Does it have to be dark for you to perform?
No, but fire does look far more impressive when it is dark (or at least dusk). To check sunset times in your locale, check out timeanddate.com.
Who is Cahill?
Cahill is a phenomenal Boston band. I have spun fire to their songs and it was a great experience. I hope to have another gig in which I spin to their music while they play live.
What are your other passions?
The outdoors and travel. In July of 2003, I fulfilled a dream and hiked to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro with a good friend. I've been to Armenia, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, the Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Liechtenstein, Mexico, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkey, and the U.K. (England, Isle of Man and Bermuda).
The more I travel, the more I realize how little I know about the world.
Click here to read the article I wrote about the amazing Kilimanjaro experience.
How did you get into this?
It all started at a Moby concert (specifically, the Area2 concert featuring Moby at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, Mass on Aug 3rd, 2002). .... I saw all these folks spinning glow sticks on strings and was amazed....
I went home and vowed to learn how to spin glow sticks... a few months later, I joined an organization of fire spinners and have been spinning ever since.
Do you spin fire indoors?
Generally speaking, my shows are only outdoors.
The only exception is when clients receive written permission and permits from the local Fire Department and have a Fire Dept. official on site during the performance. The Fire Department must also inspect the venue beforehand and approve it as a safe site for a fire performance.
As a rule, I can use more fire tools outdoors, so outdoor shows are better anyways.
My wife and I had Michael and his partner spin at our wedding reception. It was a suprise for my wife who had always said she wanted fire spinners at her wedding, but she never really thought it was possible. Michael did a fantastic job corresponding with me to set everything up, and was very flexible to meet my requests...