Michael Farrell offers a unique performance that wows audiences young and old. He is a consummate showman who captures everyone's attention from the first moments of his performance until its impressive conclusion. Michael was easy to work with, clear about his needs, self-sufficient, and professional. I would definitely hire him again.
Colby College Alumni Office
(performance date June 5, 2015)
Thank you for participating at our annual Winter Carnival. Your simply amazing and it was wonderful to see the great crowds that you performed for. I like how you explained the different cultures and how the firespinning dance related to them.
Your professionalism and simplicity from booking the gig to your amazing firespinning show is remarkable.
The firespinning activity makes our Winter Carnival a unique experience, as it is not seen at many events in Acton area. We love to have this exclusive activity to Acton’s Winter Carnival.
We look forward to having you back again next year!
With warm wishes,
Event & Program Coordinator
Town of Acton, MA Recreation Department
(performance date February 7, 2015)
One of my guests told me it was the best birthday party she ever went to, all thanks to Michael and his poi spinning. His perfomance was stunning and beyond; Michael also turned out to be a kind, friendly and wonderful soul. Loved to have him performing at my party. I highly recommend him.
(performance date October 7, 2011)
A model of professionalism and safety, Mr. Farrell is the most reliable fire performer I have ever met. Not only is he well-educated in regard to proper safety procedures for handling flammable materials, he is one of the most consistent artists I have ever had the pleasure of working with. He commits to his performance with the same energy every night, and always gives 100%. He is always aware of his equipment, his position, and of those around him. His concern is not only to give a great performance, but also to have everyone around him enjoy his work safely. I would never hesitate to have him perform for me in any situation. You would do well to do the same.
"Four –Spirit of the Elements"
(performance dates Jan 27 - Oct 25, 2007)
Michael added a wonderful and dynamic element to our Gala. Board members and party guests alike were thrilled by his performance. In the daunting process of planning a large scale event, Michael made the nitty gritty of fire safety a simple step. His in-depth knowledge of regulations and licensing details was extremely helpful. Michael has the ability to be both an organized coordinator and an intense, gorgeous performer. His focus, adaptability, and professionalism are the perfect counterbalance to his talent. Michael is a rare find.
Andrea Blesso Albuquerque
Boston Center for the Arts
(performance date June 4, 2009)
This past August I had the absolute joy of having Michael perform at my event. He arrived right on time, set up quickly and was ready to start. My guests were amazed and enthusiastic. They chanted WE LIKE MIKE! Everyone said "How did you find him." Well, if you are fortunate enough to have found this web site you need to look no further for a poi spinner. Michael has personality, pizzazz, strength, and precision. The whole experience was uplifting and unforgettable. I will definitely have him back again.
Lillian Newell, CT
(performance date Aug 21, 2010)
Michael Kevin Farrell's performance was the perfect touch to an awe inspiring night in Providence, RI. His performance drew huge crowds to our area and amazed both kids and adults. I would recommend him to anyone looking to book a professional, safe fire performer for their special event.
(performance date Oct 7, 2006)
Michael's knowledge of both his art and the regulations with which he must abide made for an extremely smooth process. Michael brought years of experience and know-how, and a calm, approachable, and nice attitude to the table. A production manager's dream artist. The night of the performance, Michael and his fellow fire performers Brad Gutkin, Aaron Grossman and Dominique Immora were aces all around. Having done his homework, there were no surprises, no big questions, and no head-aches. The performance, synchronized to music, was beautiful. As a light snow fell local artists, event staff, and the public were mesmerized by a wonderful display of the beauty of fire. I was mesmerized by how easy Michael made the addition of this element to our event. I look forward to the next time I can work with Michael Farrell.
Samuel G. Betts
The Theater Offensive
(performance date Feb 25, 2006)
I can't thank you enough for your performance at Boston University. Our students loved the event.. I really appreciate how easy you were to work with and how willing you were to help us to calm fears about bringing a fire performance to campus. Your fellow performers - Chad Bennett, Aaron Grossman, Brad Gutkin, and Dominique Immora - were superb as well! The Offices of Environmental Health & Safety, Facilities Management and the Dean of Students all commented on how professional you were. You were always very easy to reach and willing to work with our needs. I wish you much success with future events.
Senior Coordinator of Programs
Student Activities Office
(performance date Jan 21, 2006)
Michael Kevin Farrell’s Poi Spinning performance brought Cranmore Mountain’s Cranapalooza, a Saturday Night skiing festival, to a whole new level last winter. His fellow performers - Dominique Immora, Aaron Grossman, Brad Gutkin and Maria Nassen - brought the show to a new level. Many eyebrows were raised when guests heard that there would be “fire spinning” later that evening, and as the first “poi toy” was lit on fire the magic was unleashed. At one performance we were lucky enough to have a special guest, Leim the break dancer as seen on, “So You Think You Can Dance?” this was a great combination of fire and head spinning!! Not only are the shows phenomenal, but Michael is one of the most professional performers I have had the pleasure of working with. The fire spinners have been the most requested performance for the upcoming Cranapalooza season!
Events & Cranapalooza Coordinator
Cranmore Mtn Ski Resort
North Conway, NH
(numerous performance dates in 2005 and 2006)
Michael's performance was a real crowd pleaser. The way Michael and his fellow performers Aaron Grossman and Dominique Immora manipulate fire is not only enchanting and artistic for the viewer, but it also carries an interesting and important commentary on everyday life. The best part of Michael's performance might be his kind manner and willingness to answer any questions you might have about his show and set location. His show really helped make the night special. I highly recommend him.
New London, CT
(performance date May 18, 2006)
My wife and I had Michael and Dominique Immora 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. Most importantly, the show was amazing. Both performers were obviously adept spinners and they put on a well correographed show. My wife and I and our friends and family rave about them and the whole experience to this day. I would highly recommend Michael for his professionalism and poi spinning skills.
(performance date Sept 2004)