We are looking to add more 4- and 5-piece lounge bands to our line-up. These bands should be versatile with repertoire, meaning they’d have to be able to perform ballroom/cocktail music as well as modern pop repertoire from the 50s to current selections.
These bands must include at least one vocalist and ideally some of the instrumentalists could also carry lead and do backing vocals.
Attention drummers! If you’re thinking about auditioning for a gig on a cruise ship or if you have failed an audition and want to speed up your progress, sign up for our drum lessons now.
Up to date, I have personally auditioned over 500 drummers and I’ve noticed that the same issues keep coming up. So I have compiled that information into a keynote presentation which I’ve been giving at colleges and music schools, but I’m also now offering drum lessons based on the same information I’ve gathered over the years. The goal is to get drummers ready for a professional job a bit quicker than they could manage by themselves.
I have come up with a 3-lesson course during which I’ll go over drumming fundamentals, chart reading, chart interpretation and stylistics. You’ll be given play-alongs, as well as handouts with exercises. We’ll also do a follow-up session to track your progress and make a practice schedule.
We will use skype to do video calls.
I myself have been a professional big band drummer for over 25 years and I worked on cruise ships as drummer and musical director. Combined with the experience I’ve gathered listening to over 500 drummers audition, I’m in the perfect position to come up with an effective and efficient practice plan.
Ready? Click on the “Buy Now” button below. Once I’ve received your order confirmation, I’ll be in touch to set up the dates. Let’s shed!
We are always in need of great-sounding, great-looking cover bands for work on cruise ships. Typically, these bands are 4 or 5-piece bands that perform modern covers and have great stage presence. If you are part of an energetic, fun cover band and want to travel the world, play music and get paid for it, contact us now.
To apply, send video of 10-12 samples with full repertoire list, bios and photos to this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
There are still a number of openings for orchestra pianists and orchestra trumpet players to be had in December 2015. For these positions, you have to possess strong sight-reading skills, be able to improvise and be comfortable performing in many different styles.
We need lead trumpet players as well as sax players who can double on flute and clarinet for gigs in the orchestras on cruise ships. If you sight-read, improvise and are ready to travel, contact us via email to set up your audition.
But those are all reviews from film critics. We want to hear what you, the musicians, think. Do you agree with this portrayal of a young musician’s struggle? Do you agree with this portrayal of jazz and jazz education? Do you agree with this view of jazz and music education, as it is being presented to the general public?
This latest post by percussionist Ivan Trevino is making quite a splash among musicians. He sets out some strong ideas for change in the way that music schools are educating their students. Asking for change is never easy, but just about everything on Ivan’s list has to do with a musician’s ability to be employed in the real world. (All of these skills are essential for a musician working on a cruise ship, too!)
We are looking for orchestra musicians with strong reading skills and excellent improvisation skills.
-Cover Bands Needed-
We are currently looking for quality bands with high energy and character. Lead vocalists should have charisma and the ability to engage a crowd.
Bands should not only play great music with a fresh new sound, but should also be visually appealing and be able to create a fun atmosphere.
Go here and click on Party Bands to find out more.
-Guitar & Piano/Vocalists Needed-
We are currently looking for young, highly skilled guitar/vocalists and piano/vocalists for work on cruise ships. Visit our jobs & auditions page to learn more about the jobs and the audition procedures. Contact information is