Starting off with simple routines such as coin disappearances, card manipulation, and slight of hand Billy learned the basics to excel in the art of magic. After learning these basic phantasms, he had the knowledge to spread his wings, take off, and never look back. Magic was going to take him down avenues he never knew.
It was later when Billy decided he needed a stage name. He had his first stage performance at the age of 12 and wanted a name for people to remember him by. He wanted something unique. He thought long and hard but was unable to find a memorable name that suited him. It was then when a young spectator approached Billy to thank him for the show he had just performed. “Magic Bill, thank you for the great show. I had a lot of fun.” That was it. After that, Billy would use the name that the children would most remember him by, Magic Bill. After his first stage debut, the name stuck and Billy knew then that in the lime light was where he needed to be.