Hi, my name is Neil, also known as Twisted Fairby and have been twisting balloons and making balloon models since 1999.
It all started when my brother bought me a little kit of a book and a bag of balloons for Christmas. (This was before the internet when books where all the rage !) I thought this a bit strange as I was in my mid 30’s and I’d bought him a much better present, or so I thought.
I tried making a few basic models and I was hooked. Something as simple as a balloon can be transformed into a memory that lasts a lifetime. So off I went buying everything on the subject, such as books, DVD’s and attending ‘Care and Share’ days to expand my knowledge and skill base. With any new skill, whether its playing a musical instrument or playing sport, ‘Practice makes Perfect’. Oh and I thought I better get some balloons, and a pump, and something to carry them in. I started off with a small rucksack and a hand pump now its a different story. Banner Stands, Facebook / Instagram picture frames, large purpose built balloon case with approx. 3000 balloons, Filbert Pumps (They look like rocket launchers) and, of course, me. Each venue and party is different and I can accommodate anything you wish for.
Since then with a lot of practice and many a burst balloon I am now one of the best twisters in the country. People are amazed at what an ordinary balloon can be made into. After seeing my models, gone are the images of poodles and swords, it’s now Mutant Turtles, Buzz Lightyear and Princesses. Balloon models have evolved and I have been at the forefront of this change.
I have performed all over England but mainly in the North West.
I am proud to be a member of Equity and have full Public Liability Insurance.