Vanni Pulé

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Vanni Pulé was born in the small fishing village of il-Kalkara in the Mediterranean Island of Malta on the 18th of May 1949. Magician and Illusionist. He is know by every one as a great Magican and Illusionist, a career that he begin in 1964, 50 years ago.

His first performance was when he was thirteen and with a few tricks given to him he performed a show during a New Year's Party for his friends in the local M.U.S.E.U.M. Hall. Elated with this "success" he bought "Teach Yourself Magic" by Elsden Tuffs and moved from one humble booking to another in Church Halls and Band Clubs. When, in 1964, Vanni saw George Gatt "Phantom", a Maltese Magician of the 50s and 60s perform "live" he was greatly influenced. They remained good friends until George's demise. When he was 16 he appeared on Television and since then the number of shows increased considerably.

In 1969, with the support of George W. Sharples and Doctor Joseph Saliba, he joined the Malta Magic Club which soon became affiliated as the 202nd Ring of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. He worked hard for this Ring and is now its president and its driving force.

Vanni Pulé’ & Maryanne

In 1970 he meet Mary Anne Xuereb, while performing in a youth festival. She became his regular partner and a couple of years later, after Vanni graduated from University, they broke into the Cabaret scene. They worked in top nightspots with international artistes like Rolf Harris, Paul Daniels, Billy McComb and Ken Goodwin. He became known mostly for his pleasant presentation of baffling tricks and for introducing incredible Grand Illusions in Cabaret. In the meantime the number of television programmes increased and he became not just a presenter but a television personality and a household name.

Be side a magican, Vanni was a good singer too, he played the guitar, and even with Mary Anne they sing many songs as a duo, and he got his own label too Tarus Records. And he launch serverals records on vinyl 45rpm like Ħa Nħares Lejk, X’se nagħmlu / Fil-Paċi u Skiet, It-Tombla / Bħali u Bħalek on these two songs they was accompate by the band New Cuorey. Beside this he got an album named Kuntrasti.

Between 1974 with his friend JP Portelli organized together The Malta Flok Song Festival. In 1976 he married Mary Anne and started living in San Ġwann. Since then they had a son, Konrad, know as Konrad Pulé a solo singer and the singer of the band Scar and a girl, Davinia.

He also presenting a folk song programs for many years on the Rediffusion and inconnection with magician he got many series even on Television like “Tgħid Veru?” , and regular appearance in a teen programme 'Owkej'

Vanni Pulé is known for his versatility and has worked in most of Malta's top hotels, in advertisements, stage shows, films, Television Sit-Coms and Magicians' Conventions. He has also lectured for various Magical Societies and had his original ideas published in International Magic magazines and books.

One of his biggest shows was in September 1996. On a rock-type open-air stage, he performed a one-man illusion show with five assistants and a troupe of dancers for thousands of people in Malta 's largest square. This was repeated in a shorter version in 1999. In 1998 he made his successful debut as a solo performer in the illusion and dance spectacular "Fenomena" at the prestigious Manoel Theatre.

Television has been his mainstay for over 30 years, he also presenting a folk song programs for many years on the Rediffusion and inconnection with magician he got many series even on Television like “Tgħid Veru?” , and regular appearance in a teen programme 'Owkej' lasted for six years with nine months of weekly programmes each year. This programme also won an award from the Broadcasting Authority. He has had sporadic, yet regular, appearances in various programmes, since He is an Order of Merlin Shield member of The International Brotherhood of Magicians and is President of I.B.M. Ring 202. Having has just finished his year as International President of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (www.magician.org), the largest society to embrace amateurs and professionals all over the world, he is still member of its Board of Trustees and its International Relations Committee. He holds the much-coveted Gold Star status of the Inner Magic Circle of London. His interest in mysteries has developed a healthy scepticism of paranormal claims and he is a member of Skeptics and CSICOP, and chairman of SICEC (Society for Investigating the Credibility of Extraordinary Claims). His other interests are Art, Poetry, Photography, Video editing and Music.


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