Dave and Denise Hamner have headlined many major production shows around the world, presenting their award winning and original feats of magic. Venues include not only Las Vegas, Disneyland and Hollywood’s famous “Magic Castle” but also Branson where they starred in the productions Branson City All Star Revue and Magic of the Night which earned them multiple “Featured Performance” honors in the Branson All American Entertainment Awards.
They have received the prestigious “Magic Masters Award” by their magical piers in Las Vegas as well as twice winning the International Magician Society’s “Merlin Award” for “Best Manipulation,” and “Entertainers of the Year.” Internationally recognized magicians Siegfried and Roy personally honored the Hamners by presenting them with their “Bronze Lion Head Award” for performance excellence.
The Hamners are best known for their one of a kind act in which they produce several, beautiful Macaws and Cockatoos that appear amid flying cards, flaming swords, falling coins and jewels. The birds then perform an incredible flight over and around the audience before gracefully returning to the stage. Other original illusions include Stargate, The Lightning Levitation, Vertigo: The Fall of Death, Secrets of the Lost Ark Revealed, and the magical finale to the Hamner Barber Veteran’s tribute, “Thank You’s Not Enough.”
The Hamners have performed these effects on many national television shows including NBC’s “World’s Greatest Magic” and on specials produced for the Trinity Broadcasting Network.
In addition to being a World-Class illusionist, Dave Hamner is also an ordained pastor who provides outreach assistance to the community in a variety of ways through his Branson Gospel Sunday Service. Dave has volunteered to perform for countless fundraiser shows and area events during his many years as an entertainer in Branson.
Awards & Honors
- “Best Branson Show For Families” – Branson Show Awards (2011)
- Ozark Spirit Award – Branson Gospel Singer Songwriter Association (2011)
- “Best Illusionist Performance – Thank You’s Not Enough” – Branson Show Awards (2010)
- “Best Branson Variety Show” – Branson Christian News (2007 & 2008)
- “Entertainers of the Year” International Magicians Society Merlin Award (2006)
- “Must See Show of the Year” - BransonCritic.com (2005)
- “Magic Masters Award” – World Magic Seminar, Las Vegas (2002)
- “Best Manipulation” International Magicians Society Merlin Award (1999)
- Siegfried & Roy “Bronze Lion Award” – World Magic Stage Competition, Las Vegas (1997)
- 1st Place – Stage Competition – Texas Association of Magicians (1994)
- 1st Place – Stage Competition – Abbotts Magic Competition (1994)