Jobs

Lounge groups

Party band

  • Party bands are generally quartets comprised of a full rhythm section (drums, bass, guitar, keyboard) with at least one singer, although larger-sized bands and different combinations of instruments are acceptable. Vocals are encouraged from as many group members as possible.
  • Such bands must have large repertoires, minimum 250 songs, heavily centered around rock and roll and Top 40’s pop; Motown, disco and country should also be well-represented.
  • Party bands play in various areas on the ship to music lovers and party-goers alike, and have the freedom of choosing set lists that will best excite and entertain the guests, maintaining a high-energy environment until the very last song of the night.

Irish folk/trad duo

  • 1 plays guitar/piano and sings
  • 1 plays traditional instrument and sings
  • They play all your favourite Irish, British & American folk songs combined with traditional tunes.
  • Also folk versions of classic and current songs.
  • Repertoire of at least 175 tunes.
  • Possess an engaging personality

Caribbean duo

  • 1 plays steel pan and sings
  • 1 plays another instrument and sings
  • They play all your favorite Caribbean hits and styles (soca, reggae, calypso, and Top 40 music from these genres as well)
  • Also American Top 40 songs.
  • Repertoire of at least 175 tunes.
  • Possess an engaging personality

Classical Ensemble

  • Classical ensembles are generally comprised of 2 to 4 piece groups of string and woodwind instruments ( violin/viola/cello/piano/flute, etc). They should have a heavily classical repertoire, although arrangements of Broadway songs, movie themes and other popular music are also encouraged. Classical ensembles provide background music for teas, brunches and other events, and also perform as featured entertainers of a particular lounge, playing for classical music buffs, those looking to relax in a peaceful atmosphere, or those who simply appreciate the talents of excellent musicians.

 

Lounge individual hire musicians

Keyboard

  • An education that emphasises the performance of commercial music including techniques and concepts found in modern pop and rock repertoire.
  • Demonstrated understanding of how to use technology (amp modelers, effects and synthesisers) in performance, and the discipline necessary to accurately prepare and perform cover tunes.
  • Strong sight reading and transposition skills.
  • Applicable experience in theatre pit orchestras, wedding/bar bands, and similar ensembles.
  • The ability to extend beyond a performer into an entertainer.
  • Knowledge of Nord and Roland keyboards is preferred
  • Proficiency in the English language

Piano vocalist

  • Native English speaker
  • Musically talented performers – with strong melody interpretation and soloing chops
  • The ability to sight read lead sheets
  • Trio experience and a strong knowledge of pop standard and ballroom dance repertoire.

Drums

  • An education that emphasises the performance of commercial music including techniques and concepts found in modern pop and rock repertoire.
  • Strong sight reading.
  • Applicable experience in theatre pit orchestras, wedding/bar bands, and similar ensembles.
  • The ability to extend beyond a performer into an entertainer.
  • Should be well versed in pop, rock, funk and Motown genres technically and stylistically
  • Proficiency in the English language

OR

  • Trio experience and a strong knowledge of pop standard and ballroom dance repertoire
  • Musically talented performers – with strong melody interpretation and soloing chops
  • The ability to sight read lead sheets

Guitar

  • An education that emphasises the performance of commercial music, including techniques and concepts found in modern pop and rock repertoire.
  • Demonstrated understanding of how to use technology (amp modelers, effects) in performance, and the discipline necessary to accurately prepare and perform cover tunes.
  • Strong sight reading and transposition skills.
  • Applicable experience in theatre pit orchestras, wedding/bar bands, and similar ensembles.
  • The ability to extend beyond a performer into an entertainer.
  • Should be well versed in pop, rock, funk and Motown genres technically and stylistically
  • Proficiency in the English language

Bass guitar

  • An education that emphasises the performance of commercial music including techniques and concepts found in modern pop and rock repertoire.
  • Demonstrated understanding of how to use technology (amp modelers, effects) in performance, and the discipline necessary to accurately prepare and perform cover tunes.
  • Strong sight reading and transposition skills.
  • Applicable experience in theatre pit orchestras, wedding/bar bands, and similar ensembles.
  • The ability to extend beyond a performer into an entertainer.
  • Should be well versed in pop, rock, funk and Motown genres technically and stylistically
  • Proficiency in the English language

Double bass

  • Trio experience and a strong knowledge of pop standard and ballroom dance repertoire
  • Musically talented performers – with strong melody interpretation and soloing chops
  • The ability to sight read lead sheets

Vocalist (Male & Female)

  • Range: Tenor & Mezzo-Soprano/Belter
  • An education that emphasizes the performance of commercial music including techniques and concepts found in modern pop and rock repertoire.
  • Applicable experience as a front singer for wedding, bar and function bands.
  • The ability to extend beyond a performer into an entertainer
  • Proficiency in the English language

 

Orchestra musicians

Piano

Orchestra Piano player/keyboardists must be excellent sight-readers and must be comfortable accompanying vocalists using either written-note or chord-based charts. They must be able to improvise in all styles (jazz, rock, blues, funk, etc), know how to interpret a chord chart based on the style of the song, and must be comfortable using various patches (organs, electric pianos, synths) depending on the particular song or style of music being played.

Drums

Orchestra drummers must be excellent sight-readers. They must be comfortable in a wide range of styles (jazz, rock, blues, funk, Latin [both Brazilian and Cuban]) and must be able to interpret slash charts in any of those respective styles; being comfortable playing those charts along to a click track is also extremely important. Further, drummers must have an excellent grasp of dynamics, tempo and song structure, and must assume a leadership role within the band, largely controlling those elements and conveying them to the other band members through their playing. Drummers should also have the ability to improvise in various styles, to trade solos in a jazz setting, and to play fills in all styles.

Guitar

Orchestra guitarists must possess excellent sight-reading skills regarding single-note lines and excellent sight-reading skills regarding chord charts. They must be able to improvise in all styles (jazz, rock, blues, funk, etc), know how to interpret a chord chart based on the style of the song, and must have a setup (a single pedalboard or multiple pedals) from which they can produce a full range of sounds and effects (distortion, reverb, chorus, flange, wah, etc).

Bass Guitar

Orchestra bassists must be excellent sight-readers. They must be comfortable playing in a wide range of styles (jazz, rock, blues, funk, Latin, etc) and must be able to interpret chord charts in any of those respective styles. Bassists should also have the ability to solo, especially in a jazz setting. The ability to play upright bass and five-string bass guitar is a plus.

Trumpet

Amazing sight readers. We have positions for both lead and second players.

Lead players must comfortably reach a high G and should be proficient improvisers in all styles (most importantly jazz). They must be comfortable setting intonation, articulations and dynamics for the other horn players in the ensemble to follow.

Second players must be able to comfortably reach a high E, and should be proficient improvisers in all styles (most importantly jazz). They must be comfortable matching those elements as played by another trumpet player.

Trombone

Amazing sight readers. Range must include at least down to a low E and up to a high C or beyond and an ability to improvise in all styles (most importantly jazz) They must be comfortable performing in a group setting, matching intonation, articulations and dynamics of the other horn players in the ensemble.

Saxophone

Amazing sight readers.  Orchestra saxophonists usually specialise in alto, tenor or baritone sax; alto players will often need to double on tenor and vice versa, and all must double on clarinet and flute. Saxophonists must have the ability to improvise in all styles (jazz, rock, blues, funk, etc), and they must be comfortable performing in a group setting, matching intonation, articulations and dynamics of the other horn players in the ensemble.

 

Soloists

Piano Bar Entertainers

  • Piano bar entertainers are highly interactive and focused on guest satisfaction., being able to cater to a wide range of guest demographics.
  • Entertainers with a large repertoire, minimum 250 songs, consisting of artists such as: Billy Joel, Elton John, The Eagles, The Beatles, Jimmy Buffet and James Taylor, just to name a few
  • Entertainers with a great mix of sing-a –long favourites and one hit wonders from the 1950’s to the present.
  • Experience, Entertainer’s with a duelling pianos background preferred.
  • Completely acoustic performance.

Guitar Vocalist

  • We’re looking for high energy performances that engage, excite, and drive guest satisfaction.  This is a piano bar entertainer with a guitar.
  • The right repertoire, minimum 200 songs.  A good mix of mainstream Top 40, classic rock, sing-alongs, country and western, singer/songwriter, anything that encourages a good time for guests.
  • They have to be skilled guitarists and vocalists… if English is not their first language their skills with English should be near that of a native speaker.  As a guitarist, they should have varied comping patterns, play in multiple keys, and have a bit of flash.
  • This type of position requires someone with experience working the pub, college, festival, or even cruise line circuit.  If they don’t have it, their repertoire and personality should make up for what they lack in time on the gig.
  • No tracks, sequencers, rhythm machines, bass pedals, drum machines, cascio keyboards with accompaniment, band in a box, or any other form of heavy  and supported musical accompaniment.

Cocktail pianist

  • Cocktail pianists are strong instrumentalists who are versatile enough to play both classical music and instrumental versions of Broadway and popular songs. They should possess a large repertoire that reflects this versatility. Cocktail pianists provide background music for teas, brunches and other events, as well as become the featured entertainer of a particular lounge at night, performing for classical music buffs, those looking to relax in a peaceful atmosphere, or those who simply appreciate the talents of an excellent musician.

 

Miscellaneous

This is a sample of the acts we currently represent, however we are open to applications from other styles of musical and entertainment acts with a desire to work at sea. Please feel free to forward your details to us for consideration. Jobs

 

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