Friday, March 25, 2011

WMF Brendan Mon Tanner (revoked)



*sigh* How come that a lot of Australian magicians seem to follow the Matt Hollywood formula to get better hits with google? Case in point: Brendan Mon Tanner

One of those magicians who works everywhere. I certainly understand the desire to get filthy rich. I also understand that to reach that goal on has to got basically say fuck you and good bye ethics... but that doesn't mean I have to like it.

Brendan has tailored sub websites to pretend he is from a specific area in Australia.

http://www.magictothemax.com.au/Magician-Melbourne-18.aspx
http://www.magictothemax.com.au/Magician-Brisbane-17.aspx
http://www.magictothemax.com.au/Magician-Perth-19.aspx
http://www.magictothemax.com.au/Magician-Adelaide-20.aspx
http://www.magictothemax.com.au/Magician-Canberra-21.aspx
http://www.magictothemax.com.au/Magician-Gold-Coast-22.aspx
http://www.magictothemax.com.au/Magician-Sunshine-Coast-23.aspx
http://www.magictothemax.com.au/Magician-Cairns-24.aspx
http://www.magictothemax.com.au/Magician-Hobart-25.aspx

Australia is big. Really fucking big. To claim to be from everywhere is a bit overdrawn.
And of course Brenden also does everything: Family, corporate, comedy, Las Vegas and circus style. Do I need to mention that he "specialises" in every segment.

So the question is: Is he any good?



Well I see nothing original, nothing that sticks out of the bland mishmash we call illusion shows. And while I certainly see nothing that hurts magic it sure doesn't bring it forward. Brendan seems to be one of those guys who is into magic not because of the magic, but because of the money. If he could sing, he would be a singer, if he could do any other art he would do that. This is what biologists call a parasite.

And naturally his business side of things reflect that assumption. I might be wrong and he is a totally cool dude, but I doubt that.

So he is this weeks magic failure. Why? Well, because claiming to do all and everywhere is a false promise. And that I don't like.

(May the fifth 2011) Edit: Brendan may no longer carry his awesome title. Simple reason he fixed all the websites. They now clearly say he is a magician based in Sydney. I hate it when magicians fix themselves and force me to write this little editorial here. Anyway aside from that Brendan seems to be a cool guy with a sense of humor. Former failures were often pissed off threating me with legal charges (The Twins, Rob Matthies, Jack Moyer to name a few). But Brendan simply said... yeah sort of true, let me fix it. I like that. So Brendan... What I wrote above is no longer true. I still leave so I don't censor myself, opening the doors to many many more "requests". I wish you well with your magic journey.

PS. Lightning in promo pictures are so 1997.

14 comments:

Aaron Stone said...

I think it deserves a WMF because he is still using lighting in his video logo...
wasn't that popular in the 80s?

James Blaxall said...

Brendan is a great performer and a great guy, Phil Cass also uses the same methods on his site also

Brendan said...

lol love you guys,i do what works.ye its a bit old but havent got round to doing another video.Anyway Love you and leave you. Brendan Mon Tanner. Ye The website is run by a company and ye it is a little far stretched though i only go from state to state if its worth it. Keep up the good work Stone.

Brendan said...

Roland Ye i can sing lol.Keep up the good work mate.Roland see the term SHOW BUISNESS..Thats why your writing Blogs and i am out working doing what i do best Entertainment. and i started magic when you were probably in nappies.But ye the website is not run by me and they probably use anything to keep me ranked for a monthly payment.Anyway if i upset you in any way i am sorry.Cheers Brendan Mon tanner Love your work mate.

Brendan said...

Yes what you said about the website is true it states accross Australia though i work alot out of Sydney.But yes i believe in ethics and yes i will change the website as i had told the web guys this before.So give me a month and the problem will be solved.plus yes i love magic and love entertaining and yes i do have some older illusions though i try to add a twist to something old and revamp it . Tell me honestly Roland who has moved forward in magic? not even the big guys in the states, they all do the same shit.I also perform magic as a living and yes off course you do it for the money as to survive just like everybody else.So Roland do you have four kids to feed i have to be good in what i do or i wont survive.I try to boost magic to anybody who watches me thats my passion so in one way mate your wrong in what you said about taking any art form to make money.I love what i do and my aim is to get magic out there.So yes, the problem with the website will be fixed.cheers Brendan.

Brendan said...

No GURU ARON it was popular in the 70's.

Brabazon said...

Brendan is one of the few GOOD GUYS when it comes to magic in australia as far as im concerned.

He's offered his time to an amateur contest show that I ran in the city of Sydney, for nothing. He's lent a starting illusionist I know a pricey prop with no issues and he always has time for the newer blokes and to answer people personally...hell - unlike others he's even publicly responded here.

While I can see his website's problems - I believe him when he says its outsourced and he will try to get it fixed. The problem for guys like him, how do you compete with guys like Matt if you try to not do these things...seriously - the scum bags force the good guys into a bad/bad situation and I trust Brendan to not be doing anything unethical for the sake of Cash.

Oh, and I would like to say while I know him we are not mates...he's just one of the few that I feel deserves peoples respect over here.

Terence

Roland said...

If he get's rid of the website the way it is, I'll change my post accordingly and he will be off the list. He wouldn't be the first.

Brendan said...

Well now if someone goes on my page they will know i am from Sydney. Canberra hasnt changed as i work alot in Canberra.Anyway tried to fix it.people should know now that i am Sydney based.Cheers Brendan.

Brendan said...

lol Thanks.I promise next promo shots i will piss off the lightning.Damm i am going to miss it. Brendan Mon Tanner.

Unknown2011 said...

Brendan Montanner you are so unreliable! We had booked you to perform at our friend's wedding, everything was confirmed and you contacted us on the night to advise that you CAN'T MAKE IT cos you were still stuck at SEA and you had sent a replacement instead!!!
Very UNPROFESSIONAL SERVICE and we had to pay the same price!!! The show was not as what we had expected... so whoever books Brendan Montanner please make sure he turns up on the day and not cancel on you like what he did to us!!! VERY UNHAPPY!

Brendan montanner said...

HI i am sorry I couldn't make your wedding though The captain of the ship makes the choice of the safety of 2700 Passengers and crew, as the ship had to sail behind the cyclone than going in to it as this was an extra day at sea.So sorry for not making it to your wedding but that has nothing to do with my professional service.I think 2700 passengers are more important than a wedding. plus i made the effort to replace myself with another magician.Thankyou anyway for your say.Cheers Brendan

Brendan montanner said...

Being Professional is contacting you a day before and replacing my self with another magicianI don't think that is unprofessional at all. I told you on the phone that there was a storm and cyclone and it would of meant i wouldn't make it to your wedding but you still had to write this about my unprofessional service.Next time i will call GOD and ask him if he could stop the cyclone so i don't miss another wedding.Wake up and face it there was nothing i could do. Maybe think about other people with worse problems like cancer,or a other kind of sickness,starving kids in Africa.Stop being self centred and get on with your married life.

Jim Gray said...

Brendan gets great responses at his shows and he is a person who is down to earth and works very hard. He has other acts performing in his show as he is all about promoting local talent and he doesn't talk badly about people behind their back. He is not rich in money but has great family values and is always there for his friends.