of Doc Spinoff
first began in 1989 as a husband and wife team Paul and Bev Carpenter,
they were builders at this time and were established as Carpenter
Builders. Paul wanted to take up juggling and so attended juggling
workshop classes and then taught his wife. His first performance was
The Cromer Country Club, with Justo James an up and coming entertainer
whom he met on the course. The 3 members formed the James Gang .Paul
became Doc Spinoff and Bev Cissy Sparks . They entertained locally
at fetes, performing on stilts in carnival processions.
Their circus skills consisted of juggling, Diablos, devil sticks,
tightrope walking, stilt walking and unicycle riding. Occasionally
they performed fire eating and magic skills.
In 1990 the family decided to pack their bags and go off on a world
trip. They had 2 children Haidee and Kyle (known as Fred) aged 10
and 4 at that time. The whole family entertained and taught circus
skills in shopping malls, schools and retirement homes, in Australia,
Malaysia and America.
Back in the UK the name was changed to the Tom Tom Troupe. The children
were getting more involved with performing, and teaching circus skills
to other children. Fred won a talent show demonstrating some of these
Bev branched out into more theatrical work, Paul
began creating various unusual, tricky and un-ridable BMX style bikes.
He became known as Toms Tricky Tricycles. They became a great crowd
pleaser, the young and old could get involved and try their skills,
a great test of hand and eye co ordination and balance.
finally became established  as Doc Spinoff and his Tricky Tricycles.
Doc appeared on TV, with Helen McDermott (Anglia TV news reader) he
demonstrated his juggling skills and taught Helen stilt walking. The
Doc Spinoff team had caught the eye of many newspaper photographers
over the years, their photos appearing in lots of papers.
After several years of hard work Doc has handed over the business
to his very capable son and daughter team.
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