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Experienced Musicians Wanted for Cruise Ships

Experienced Musicians Wanted for Cruise Ships

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  • Located in Western Region, Ireland
  • Joined June, 2018
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Premier Entertainment International was established to help bright, talented and professional musicians find careers that allow them the freedom to do what they love and not worry about where their next paycheck is coming from. We are the ONLY cruise ship musician recruitment agency in Ireland!

In 2020, we will host auditions in major towns/ cities across Ireland. Apply now to secure your place!

APPLY AS A SOLOIST:
Guitar Vocalist | Piano Bar Entertainer | Cocktail Pianist | DJ

APPLY AS A GROUP:
Irish Trad & Folk Group | Lounge Band |Party Band | Country Duo | Electric String Trio | Classical String Ensemble | Acoustic & Tracked Mainstream Duo | Jazz Trio

APPLY ON YOUR OWN TO BE PART OF THE SHIP'S SHOWBAND:
Drums | Bass Guitar | Keys | Guitar |Saxophone | Trombone | Trumpet | Lead Vocals

Successful applicants could see themselves playing onboard luxury cruise ships, whose itineraries include The Caribbean, Pacific Islands, Hawaii, Alaska, Mexico, South America, World Cruises, Asia and more.

Typical contract length: 4-10 months depending on position.
Salary: Competitive, varies by position
Flights, accommodation, meals included in contract
Onboard perks & benefits available

IMPORTANT:
The ideal applicant is a musician with extensive performance experience and the ability to engage an audience.
Proficiency in the English language with advanced English diction skills is required.
All positions require that you have the ability to perform safety functions onboard and meet pre-employment medical and immigration requirements.

Job payment

Payment TBC - Competitive salary. Varies by position.

Expenses paid - Flights, accommodation, onboard meals and other onboard employee benefits included.


Piano Bar Entertainer

Piano Bar Entertainers provide highly interactive, unpredictable guest experiences. They are focused on guest satisfaction and are able to cater to a wide range of guest demographics. Your repertoire should have at least 250 classic piano bar songs, including sing-alongs. You must be able to perform completely acoustically and be able to render high energy, interactive and engaging performances.

Anyone, aged 21 to 45

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Pro DJ/ Resident DJ

Pro/ Resident DJ’s are committed to entertaining, can MC while performing, read the crowd, take requests graciously, communicate with a smile, and mix music smartly and creatively. You should be a team player, as you will work closely with the other entertainment staff to ensure the optimum delivery of the cruise line’s product, in any venue onboard. Onboard venues, in addition to dance clubs, include poolside and deck areas, various lounges and bars, and a host of other venues.

Anyone, aged 21 to 34

  • D.J ability: Expert
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Electric String Trio

Electric String Trios take their performances to new heights with an eclectic mix of classics, Broadway showstoppers, and American Top 40 Hits from the 1960s through today, all beautifully orchestrated and presented using harmonizers, loopers, and other cool effects. The trio performs standing and regularly engages with the audience. Instrumentation: [Violin + Violin + Violin] or [Violin + Violin + Viola] No cello.

Anyone, aged 21 to 34

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Classical String Ensemble (duo/ trio/ quartet)

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. Your repertoire contains mostly Classical compositions, but includes Broadway songs, Film Themes and classical arrangements of popular music.

Anyone, aged 21 to 34

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Bass Guitar (Showband)

Bassists must be excellent sight-readers, comfortable playing in a wide range of styles, and must be able to interpret chord charts in any of those respective styles. Bassists must be able to solo, especially in a jazz setting. Proficiency on upright bass and five-string bass guitar is a plus. Select ships use the rhythm section to provide musical support for the award-winning production shows, and other musical acts onboard.

Anyone, aged 21 to 34

  • Bass Guitar ability: Expert
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Drums (Showband)

Drummers must be excellent sight-readers, comfortable in a wide range of styles (jazz, rock, blues, funk, Latin [both Brazilian and Cuban]), can interpret slash charts in any style, can play along to a click track, can solo, and improvise. Select ships use the rhythm section to provide musical support for the award-winning production shows and other musical acts onboard.

Anyone, aged 21 to 34

  • Drumming ability: Expert
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Guitar (Showband)

Guitarists must be excellent sight-readers, be able to improvise in a wide range of styles, can interpret a chord chart based on the style of the song and must have a set up (a single pedalboard or multiple pedals) from which they can produce a full range of sounds and effects (distortion, reverb, chorus, flange, wah, etc). select ships use the rhythm section to provide musical support for the award-winning production shows, and other musical acts onboard.

Anyone, aged 21 to 34

  • Guitar ability: Expert
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Piano/ Keyboard (Showband)

Keyboardists must be excellent sight-readers & comfortable accompanying vocalists using either written-note or chord-based charts. They can improvise in all styles (jazz, rock, blues, funk, etc), can interpret a chord chart based on the style of the song, and are comfortable using various patches (organs, electric pianos, synths) depending on the particular song or style of music being played. Select ships use the rhythm section to provide musical support for the award-winning productions shows

Anyone, aged 21 to 34

  • Keyboard ability: Expert
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Vocalist (Showband)

Male Range: Tenor | Female Range: Mezzo-Soprano/ Belter At the front of every house band is a dynamic and talented male and female vocalist. These vocal entertainers transport their audiences on a daily basis to several different musical eras ranging from the sounds of Motown to the top club hits of today and everything in between. You should have Applicable experience as a front singer for wedding, bar and function bands.

Anyone, aged 21 to 34

  • Vocal ability: Lead singer
  • Singing styles: Pop, Rock
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Saxophone (Showband)

Saxophonists are amazing sight-readers, who usually specialize in alto, tenor or baritone sax. Alto players will often need to double on tenor and vice versa, with optional 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.

Anyone, aged 21 to 34

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Trumpet (Showband) - Lead and Second

Trumpet players must be amazing sight-readers. Lead players must comfortably reach a high G & 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 another trumpet player.

Anyone, aged 21 to 34

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Trombone (Showband)

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

Anyone, aged 21 to 34

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Guitar Vocalist

A Guitar Vocalist is the life of the party, providing a fun atmosphere through interactive and upbeat songs, sing-alongs, toasts and witty banter with the crowd. You’ll be creating instant parties, interacting with the crowd, taking requests and encouraging a good time for your audience. Your repertoire is a good mix of mainstream Top 40, classic rock, sing-alongs, country and western, singer/songwriter, and anything that encourages a good time for guests (min. 200 songs)

Anyone, aged 21 to 34

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Cocktail Pianist

A Cocktail Pianist is a strong instrumentalist who is versatile enough to play both classical music and instrumental versions of Broadway and popular songs. As a Cocktail Pianist, you will provide ambient 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.

Anyone, aged 21 to 34

Apply now

Lounge Bands (3-4 pc)

Lounge Bands provide a wide variety of music as well as accompany high profile events, and must bring a high-level commercial entertainment product onboard. Onboard events include Cocktail parties, ballroom dancing parties, and various theme nights. Your repertoire should include American songbook standards, various ballroom dancing material (Waltz, Rumba, Cha-cha, Salsa, etc.), pop/ dance music from the 1940’s to present, and Adult Contemporary favorites.

Anyone, aged 21 to 34

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Party Bands (4-6pc)

Party Bands excite and entertain the guests, maintaining a high-energy environment until the very last song of the night. These bands perform in many different areas of the ship and accompany various themes events. A Party Band will also perform at least two 45-minute showcase sets in the main lounge. Your band's repertoire should be a min. of 250 songs, heavily centered around rock and roll and Top 40’s pop. Motown, disco and country should also be well-represented.

Anyone, aged 21 to 34

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Irish Traditional/ Folk Groups (2-4pc)

These groups provide engaging upbeat performances of popular Irish, British and American folk songs that get audiences singing, clapping and dancing along. You should be able to throw a few trad tunes in the mix and also be able to interpret classic and modern pop songs in a folk/ trad way. Your group should have the look and feel of a contemporary Irish folk band.

Anyone, aged 21 to 34

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Country Duo

Country Duos deliver an engaging modern country experience, specializing in a wide range of country hits from George Strait and Carrie Underwood to the Josh Abbot Band, in addition to covering American Top 40 Hits from the 1960’s through today. At least 1 person should play guitar, both members should be strong singers. Your duo should authentically represent the sound and look of a contemporary country artist/group.

Anyone, aged 21 to 34

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Mainstream Duo

Mainstream duos provide a wide variety of music from easy listening to foot-stomping party hits at events such as cocktail parties, dance and theme nights (50’s 60’s sock hop, Country Night, Disco Night, late night deck parties, sail away parties). Both members of the duo must be strong singers and instrumentalists. Your repertoire of 250 songs includes American songbook standards, ballroom dancing material, American Top 40 pop, and rock covers, from the 1950's through to now.

Anyone, aged 21 to 34

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