Bubble Artist Blaise Ryndes
Meanwhile, Blaise’s professional career was beginning to blossom. As he began to incorporate more and more bubble effects into his act, it became obvious that his audience was more receptive to the bubbles then it was to the general magic, therefore; he made the decision to drop “Magic” from the name and simply call his act Spheres Bubble Show. He began to get bookings across the country for such notable clients as Disney, The Boston Children’s Museum, The Florida Aquarium, The University of Florida, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation, The Science Spectrum Museum (Lubbock, TX), The Glazer Children’s Museum, The Orlando Science Center, and the Tampa Bay Rays, Lightning and Buccaneers sports teams just to name a few.
The roots of Spheres Bubble Show originated in 2010 when the artist Blaise Ryndes received a magic kit for his 9th birthday. He quickly mastered all of the tricks and longed for more. He convinced his father to take him to a magic shop called “The Magic Emporium” in their hometown of Tampa, Florida. The staff there was very helpful and nurturing. Blaise began to immerse himself in all things magic. He acquired new tricks, attended seminars and conventions, as well as going to see as many professional magicians perform as he could. After about 9 months of practice and serious dedication, Blaise started to perform small magic shows for friends and relatives. He also taught himself how to juggle and make fantastic balloon art. It was so well received that he was actually hired on several occasions to do birthday parties for kids in the neighborhood. This marked the beginning of the segue from amateur hobbyist to professional.
Blaise and his family were always big America’s Got Talent enthusiasts and it soon became his dream to appear on the show. One evening he was having a discussion with his father about the possibility of auditioning. During the conversation he was practicing a new trick that involved the use of bubbles. It was his father’s opinion that although his magic ability was strong, he needed something more unique to stand out from the other contestants. The bubble trick reminded him of a performer that he had seen in the early 1980’s on the “Tonight Show with Johnny Carson” that did a routine that involved making bubble sculptures and blowing cigarette smoke into them. Blaise did some research online and determined that the performer was a man named Tom Noddy. Through a series of fortunate circumstances Blaise was able to meet and form a relationship with Tom. Tom’s influence inspired Blaise to develop his own bubble repertoire. It was at this time that Blaise decided to give his act the name Spheres Bubble & Magic Show. The “Spheres” part came from the fact that bubbles are essentially spherical.
The press began to take notice of Blaise’s success. He was featured in numerous newspaper and magazine articles along with many television appearances in the markets in which he was performing. He came close to realizing his dream of being on America’s Got Talent, when at 13 years old he was invited by the producers of the show to a private audition that bypassed the thousands of general contestants during Season 10. Despite hours of footage and a visit to Blaise’s house by the producers, he only had a 10 second speaking spot actually air on the show. That all changed in Season 13, when he was flown out to Los Angeles for two days of taping and to perform in front of the celebrity judges. It was truly the experience of a lifetime! He received a standing ovation from the audience of around 3,000 people, made
bubbles with Howie Mandel on stage and even put Tyra Banks
inside of a giant bubble! Mel B was quoted as saying “I like bubbles, and I like you”. That segment aired nationally on NBC to an audience of millions!
That exposure has opened many doors of opportunity. Blaise continues his journey of exploration into the growth of his art form. He describes his act as “a comedic and mysterious fusion of art, science and magic. Where the art and science ends and the magic begins, we’ll let you decide.”