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Lounge Entertainers

Lounge Entertainers

Lounge Entertainers are solo entertainers or groups that perform in various venues around the ship.

  • Guitar Vocalists
    • A guitar vocalist performs repertoire adequate for a pub-type atmoshpere in various bars and lounges around the ship.

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      Guitar Vocalists

      A guitar vocalist performs repertoire adequate for a pub-type atmoshpere in various bars and lounges around the ship.

      Audience participation and interaction is imperative for this job and the artist should be prepared to fulfill song requests. Being able to perform with and without sequences provides extra flexibility and this should be demonstrated on the application video.

  • Solo Guitar Entertainers
    • Guitar entertainers (also called guitar intermissionists) perform chord/melody repertoire in many different musical styles, without vocals.

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      Solo Guitar Entertainers

      Guitar entertainers (also called guitar intermissionists) perform chord/melody repertoire in many different musical styles, without vocals.

      Repertoire can include selections from classical, flamenco, jazz, Broadway, movie themes and popular repertoire. Sequences can be used if they are subtle and of high quality.

  • Cocktail Pianists
    • Cocktail pianists perform arrangements from classical and popular repertoire, without vocals.

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      Cocktail Pianists

      Cocktail pianists perform arrangements from classical and popular repertoire, without vocals.

      Cocktail pianists perform with and without sequences. The latter should be subtle and of high quality. Contrary to piano/vocalists, cocktail pianists do not sing.

  • Piano Vocalists
    • A piano vocalist performs repertoire ranging from the 50s to contemporary styles.

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      Piano Vocalists

      A piano vocalist performs repertoire ranging from the 50s to contemporary styles.

      Piano vocalists should be outgoing, since crowd interaction and participation is imperative. They should be prepared to fulfill song requests and entertain with games such as “Name that tune”. They must have a large repertoire that’s mostly memorized. Piano vocalists perform mostly without sequences but can occasionally use subtle, high-quality sequences.

  • String Ensembles
    • String ensembles consist of 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.

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      String Ensembles

      String ensembles consist of 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.

      We prefer string ensembles to perform most of their repertoire from memory so that they are free to move about and engage the crowd. Bands that are flexible with their lineup have an advantage. This allows for the ensemble to be split up to perform in two lounges at once.

  • Dance Bands
    • 2 to 4-piece band that includes at least one singer and plays in small lounges, covering light top 40, ballroom dance music, jazz standards and evergreens.

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      Dance Bands

      2 to 4-piece band that includes at least one singer and plays in small lounges, covering light top 40, ballroom dance music, jazz standards and evergreens.

      Dance bands (also called wheelhouse bands, standards bands or ballroom dance bands) typically play in smaller lounges than party bands. They play music that’s more toned down to create a more relaxing atmoshpere. They may be asked to play for captain’s cocktail.

  • 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.

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      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.

      Instrumentation is typically bass, drums, guitar & keyboards, with at least one singer and several other people that are capable of background vocals and possibly lead vocals. They will play for theme nights, including country, latin, disco, 50s & 60s nights. They will also have to cover “Rock-a-rokie,” which is a karaoke version with the band. Being able to perform tribute shows is also a plus. These bands should feature high-energy, charismatic individuals that are fun to watch.

Orchestra Musicians

Orchestra Musicians

A ship's orchestra usually consists of a rhythm section and several horn players. Depending on th... more info

  • Drums
    • Drummers must possess excellent chart reading and chart interpretation skills. They must be able to perform in many different styles of music.

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      Drums

      Drummers must possess excellent chart reading and chart interpretation skills. They must be able to perform in many different styles of music.

  • Guitar
    • Guitarists must possess strong sight-reading skills for both chord charts and note-by-note notation. They must be able to perform in many different musical styles and must be able to improvise.

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      Guitar

      Guitarists must possess strong sight-reading skills for both chord charts and note-by-note notation. They must be able to perform in many different musical styles and must be able to improvise.

  • Piano
    • Pianists must possess excellent sight-reading skills and must be able to accompany well. Knowledge of chord progressions, jazz standards are a must as well as improvisation. Pianists will have to play in many different styles including classical, jazz and pop.

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      Piano

      Pianists must possess excellent sight-reading skills and must be able to accompany well. Knowledge of chord progressions, jazz standards are a must as well as improvisation. Pianists will have to play in many different styles including classical, jazz and pop.

  • Bass
    • Bass players must possess strong sight-reading skills, and must be able to perform in many different styles. They should be able to play walking bass lines, improvise and play by ear.

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      Bass

      Bass players must possess strong sight-reading skills, and must be able to perform in many different styles. They should be able to play walking bass lines, improvise and play by ear.

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  • Trombone
    • Trombone players must possess excellent sight-reading skills as well as strong fundamentals such as intonation, finger technique, range and improvisation

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      Trombone

      Trombone players must possess excellent sight-reading skills as well as strong fundamentals such as intonation, finger technique, range and improvisation

  • Trumpet
    • Trumpet players must possess excellent sight-reading skills as well as strong fundamentals such as intonation, finger technique, range and improvisation.

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      Trumpet

      Trumpet players must possess excellent sight-reading skills as well as strong fundamentals such as intonation, finger technique, range and improvisation.

  • Saxophone
    • Saxophone players must double on flute and clarinet and must be possess excellent sight-reading skills. Improvisation is a big plus.

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      Saxophone

      Saxophone players must double on flute and clarinet and must be possess excellent sight-reading skills. Improvisation is a big plus.

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Variety Entertainers

Variety entertainers typically perform a 45-55 minute show along with the ship’s orchestra. On occasion they may be asked to perfrom an additional 20 to 30 minutes of material during a variety show with other acts.

  • Jugglers
    • Variety entertainers typically perform a 45-55 minute show along with the ship’s orchestra. On occasion they may be asked to perfrom an additional 20 to 30 minutes of material during a variety show with other acts

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      Jugglers

      Variety entertainers typically perform a 45-55 minute show along with the ship’s orchestra. On occasion they may be asked to perfrom an additional 20 to 30 minutes of material during a variety show with other acts

  • Instrumentalists
    • Variety entertainers typically perform a 45-55 minute show along with the ship’s orchestra. On occasion they may be asked to perfrom an additional 20 to 30 minutes of material during a variety show with other acts

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      Instrumentalists

      Variety entertainers typically perform a 45-55 minute show along with the ship’s orchestra. On occasion they may be asked to perfrom an additional 20 to 30 minutes of material during a variety show with other acts

  • Comedians
    • Variety entertainers typically perform a 45-55 minute show along with the ship’s orchestra. On occasion they may be asked to perfrom an additional 20 to 30 minutes of material during a variety show with other acts

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      Comedians

      Variety entertainers typically perform a 45-55 minute show along with the ship’s orchestra. On occasion they may be asked to perfrom an additional 20 to 30 minutes of material during a variety show with other acts

  • Magicians
    • Variety entertainers typically perform a 45-55 minute show along with the ship’s orchestra. On occasion they may be asked to perfrom an additional 20 to 30 minutes of material during a variety show with other acts

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      Magicians

      Variety entertainers typically perform a 45-55 minute show along with the ship’s orchestra. On occasion they may be asked to perfrom an additional 20 to 30 minutes of material during a variety show with other acts

Orchestra Musicians

A ship's orchestra usually consists of a rhythm section and several horn players. Depending on the size of the orchestra, a rhythm section includes bass, drums, piano and guitar, and a horn section includes saxophones, trumpets and trombones.

Because of the nature of their job, these musicians must possess excellent sight-reading skills, good knowledge of the various styles of music and good improvisational skills, along with the obvious fundamentals such as finger technique, tone quality, general musicianship and playing with click track. Saxophone players must double on flute and clarinet and and are often asked to play both alto and tenor.