Musicians of All Genres (Solo and Ensemble) for Cruise Ships
We require musicians of all genres, solo and ensemble to work onboard luxury cruise lines all over the world.
Party Bands – Party bands are typically 4 to 6-piece cover bands that include at least one singer and play covers in many different styles of music. They may be required to play for theme nights, which include Country, Disco, Rock and Roll, 50′s and 60′s, and Caribbean nights to name just a few.
Dance Band – 2 to 4- piece bands that include at least one singer and plays in small lounges, covering light top 40, ballroom dance music, jazz standards and evergreens.
String Ensemble – 2 to 5 people that perform in restaurants, centrum areas and small lounges around the ship, playing easy listening arrangements from both classical and popular genres.
Jazz Ensemble – 2 to 5 people that perform in restaurants, centrum areas and small lounges around the ship, playing easy listening arrangements from both Jazz and popular genres.
Piano Vocalist -A piano vocalist performs repertoire ranging from the 50s to contemporary styles, sing-a-long favourites. They need to draw from an extremely large repertoire since they get many requests throughout the night. The set list is generally dictated by the audience. An outgoing person who enjoys audience interaction best suited.
Cocktail Pianist – Cocktail pianists perform arrangements from classical and popular repertoire, without vocals.
Solo Guitar Entertainers – Guitar entertainers (also called guitar intermissionists) perform chord/melody repertoire in many different musical styles, without vocals.
Guitar vocalist – A guitar vocalist performs repertoire from the 50’s to contemporary styles, sing-a-long favourites. They need to draw from an extremely large repertoire since they get many requests throughout the night. The set list is generally dictated by the audience. An outgoing person who enjoys audience interaction best suited.
Harpist – perform in various lounges and play light classical and popular music arrangements.
All applicants need to complete an application form.
Live auditions can be arranged. However you may apply by submitting a video recording with supplemental material.
All bands, ensembles, solo performers and Entertainers apply by submitting the following:
• Video recording
• Repertoire list (musicians)
• Biographies of all individuals involved
• Contact information
• Photos / Headshots
Video recording – For Musicians this recording should include 10-12 cover songs in various genres. No original music is acceptable. With these songs, you should show that you can entertain in many different genres at a high level, that your band is fun to watch and that you can interact with the crowd. Live performances are preferred over studio recordings. Songs should be short versions of 1 to 2 minutes only.
The video recordings must not contain any contact information such as phone numbers, website URLs or email addresses.
The repertoire list should be emailed to us in PDF format, categorized by genre of music. This list is very important as it determines whether you have the right material for these types of jobs. Due to length of cruises this list should be no shorter than 250 popular songs in as many genres as possible, to keep guests engaged.
Biographies should include contact information and previous experience.
Photos – For bands, we prefer to receive a group photo rather than photos of each individual. Make sure that photos are of high quality, 8 in. x 10 in. & JPG digital file