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James Dayley

Magician, Mentalist, Hypnotist & Spoon Bender

James, at the age of 19, began touring as the personal manager for Andy Gibb. His career in the entertainment business has not stopped ever since.

He learned hypnosis in his 20’s, began doing magic and mentalism in his 30’s and has made his career entertaining his entire life.


Meet James Dayley - Magician - Hypnotist - Spoon Bender

James D Dayley


James Dayley (Certified Hypnotherapist) was born in Ogden Utah, was raised in the magical Hawaiian Islands and spent most of his adult life traveling the world working in a variety of positions within the entertainment industry.  James worked his way from Hawaii in 1974 to New York City, where he worked with Music Biz Mogul Robert Stigwood.  With the Stigwood Group of Companies Ltd.  James held the position of assistant to the Chairman, Robert Stigwood, in 1974, West Coast Department Chief for R.S.O. Management Inc. In 1980 returned to NYC to fill the Director of Artists and Repertoire position and promoted to Vice President to the Stigwood Group of Companies.  Most notably, James was the personal manager to Pop Superstar Andy Gibb.  As acting manager to Andy Gibb, Gibb had three number-one singles in the United States in a row starting with Andy Gibb’s first single release “I Just Wanna Be Your Everything.”

1998 James migrated back to Ogden in 2003 James and his life partner Penny Allred-Dayley opened the doors to their restaurant Two-Bit Street Café, located on Ogden’s historic twenty-fifth street.   James had always had a passion for magic; in particular, he loves the art of Mentalism.    To entertain his guests at Two-Bit Café, James has been surprising people with his metal-bending abilities and other magical talents. 

Mister Dayley first learned the art of Hypnosis in 1975, with a strong desire to help people.  Many years later in 2009, James received his certification as a Certified Hypnotherapy.  James continues with his private hypnotherapy practice.  Continuing to help people reduce stress in their lives and stop unwanted habits.  His goal is to help people find peace in their lives and move forward in a positive way.  Last year James was awarded a Certification of Achievement from Serenity House of Ogden, where he continues to provide weekly Hypnosis/Therapeutic Imagery sessions with their clients.

Now taking his act on the road.  He is currently scheduling not one but two Multi-city tours, featuring his Mentalism Production, “A Lesson in Mentalism, Staring the Magical Mysterious Mister Dayley and the “James Dayley Comedy Hypnosis Show.”

What to Expect

James is an excellent stage performer and motivational speaker. James says the best way to experience magic is up close and personal. When you are invited up on stage to be hypnotized or witness the phenomenon of a spoon bending in your own very hand at your side. James will excite and leave a lasting impression.

~ Magic Demo ~

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