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The Ehrlich Brothers have been an integral part of the entertainment industry in Germany, Europe and the rest of the world for many years. Because they are undoubtedly among the best and most spectacular magicians of our time. With their exciting shows, the two brothers often inspire tens of thousands of viewers live and millions at home in front of the television. Because the illusions are among the best of all time and are often reminiscent of the unforgettable shows of what is probably the most famous duo of all time: Siegfried and Roy. One of the exciting side effects of their success is that the Ehrlich Brothers have become better and better businessmen and now millionaires over the years. How the two were able to make it this far and what tips they give will now be examined more closely.
The two brothers, now known by their stage name The Ehrlich Brothers, were both born and raised in the German town of Herford. Andreas was born on February 1st, 1978 and Chris on February 19th, 1982. By the way, the two are called Reinelt and not Ehrlich. Ever since they were children, the brothers have been fascinated by the world of magic and made their first attempts with a classic magic box. However, this quickly developed further and so the tricks and illusions quickly became so professional that the two, who initially performed individually, were accepted into the magic circle of Germany at the age of 17 and 18 respectively. The first smaller awards and successes were also not long in coming. Nevertheless, both brothers studied first, since a great career did not appear to be in sight at first. In 2000, however, the decision was made to perform together as a duo and to pursue magic full-time. Even if the name was not decided at the time, this was the beginning of the worldwide career of the “Ehrlich Brothers”.
As already mentioned, the careers of the two basically began before the union to form today’s Ehrlich Brothers. Because even as a single artist, the first successes and small shows could be celebrated. But it was only when the two performed together and the illusions became increasingly spectacular that the career really got going.
The change of name to “Ehrlich Brothers” only happened a few years later, namely in 2004.
And from then on, the two conspicuously dressed and very entertaining brothers were unstoppable. Because already in 2004 they were named magicians of the year in Germany. The two were then even able to repeat this honor several times. The television stations became more and more aware and hired the brothers for individual acts or even complete shows. This is how the two became better known to the general public. The Ehrlich Brothers also often advertise current shows with gigantic posters, TV spots or on social media. The brothers have now mastered marketing as a brand to a great degree of perfection.
It is therefore not surprising that you hold various world records in terms of viewership at your shows.
2000: The two brothers merged to form today’s duo
2004: Name change to “The Ehrlich Brothers”
2004: Germany’s magician of the year award
2012: for the first time more than 10,000 spectators at a magic show
2014: Performance at the Wacken Open Air Rock Festival
2016: World record for 38,503 spectators at a magic show
2019: New world record for 40,211 spectators at a magic show
“The deal with Copperfield would have been that we would send him the illusion with blueprints, parts list, videos and explanations. Then he would have recreated it. It was good that we didn’t do that, otherwise we probably wouldn’t be where we are today. Because our dad said: If your tricks are so good that David Copperfield wants to buy them from you, you have to go on tour with them yourself. And that’s how it happened.”
“When staging a new show, we tend to look to non-magic artists. There are few magicians who know how to inspire the masses. A lot of magicians take refuge in their world of tricks and don’t address the issues that touch people.”
“The overall package has to be right. We also have a soft spot for pyrotechnics. Eventually we stumbled across Rammstein and pyrotechnics have been a bigger theme in our shows ever since.”
“Of course, our parents had a big influence on us – by exemplifying ease and respect. Nevertheless, we do not shy away from controversy. We often fight about the matter, but it doesn’t get personal.”
tips for success
The quotes illustrate how the Ehrlich Brothers were able to achieve their current success. You have to have a vision that you’re willing to work hard for, including different influences. Because if you don’t believe in yourself or aren’t willing to look for opportunities to the left and right of the path, you’ll never be successful in the long term.