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  1. Hi guys, Thanks for your comments etc. I see my post from yesterday are missing, I think you may have a malfunction in your website. Robert, thanks for your kind words about my singing. I did want to mention there was no "tuning at all" in fact the reason I posted the solo vocal afterwords was so that people could hear that there were no "artifacts" at all in the vocal (which would have been very obvious) to show that there was no tuning of any kind. @ Daniel, while I respect your critiques all I'm asking for from everyone is transparency. I would like to see the vocal instructors hosting current things, More than six seconds like the video you posted, to showcase entire songs that demonstrate their technique and also showcased students songs that demonstrate how well your technique is working. I believe it is easy to hide behind self-congratulation and pedagogy. And regarding my tongue: This is the most relaxed position of Open Throat Technique. First you train the tongue flat to the base of the mandible, then concave to the jaw, then in it's most relaxed state it will protrude away from the back of the throat creating maximum space in the back of the throat for perfect vocal tract shaping (as well as using it in place of hard consonants and glottal stops which become problematic and constrictive especially when singing hard rock). The point of the video was to demonstrate that a baritone like myself, (that "should have no business" singing in these ranges) can do so effectively (in fact I even went several notes higher than . As far as the "how to sing like" series. This started by request but I would like to point out a very important aspect to this: No one should "clone" anyone but if we are honest with ourselves, we all have influences. ALL of us. And it is the total sum of those influences, and how we "re-present" or represent those influences and make them our own that show the depth and breadth of our abilities and tool box. In all of my "How To Sing Like" videos, I still sound like Ken Tamplin, but I have a flavor of the artist and is meant to demonstrate how their "style" can be achieved safely in the wake of either the original artist losing their voice, or those that try to imitate them, This showcases range, vocal timber and style for different color and flavors for diverse singing. . (notice in my Jagger stuff, I don't try to sound exactly like Jagger, that would be ridiculous :-) I saw somewhere in the forums where it was said that just because Ken Tamplin is a great vocalists, singing covers for 30 years, doesn't make him a great teacher. So below I decided to post Ken Tamplin singing like Ken Tamplin singing his original music and examples of students that demonstrate the Ken Tamplin's vocal technique. (Ihave approx 40 commercially released CD's, over 30 of them are original) Let's start with an original song of mine here: Here are a couple more for anyone interested: I can post many ballads as well that are not heavy singing if anyone would like me to: Here are a couple of videos of just one of my students (not singing 6 second clips but entire songs showcasing her technique) Her name is Gabriela singing everything from Glenn Hughes, to Chris Cornell, to Dave Grohl, To Leona Lewis, Christina Aguillera, Adele and the list goes on. Here are a few for anyone interested: I look forward to everyone's continued transparency to showcase their techniques as I believe the proof is in the actual singing. Thanks for allowing me to defend myself and good vocal pedagogy. -KT
  2. This is far from a conversation about early bridging or coach bashing. It's about a wrongheaded methodoly. Here is something Kevin Richards posted on my Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy face book page and my responses: Kevin Richards Ken - you know I am behind what you teach as its what I was taught myself and what I teach to others, but I will give SOME merit to SLS exercises for a few things. The exercises are good for light warm ups and for relieving straining in a beginner singer; but after that they become worthless. No appoggio support, no combining of lower and upper resonances to create a chiaroscurro sound, no ping etc. A lot of the claims about SLS made by Riggs and others are blatantly false, proceed from an incorrect physiological premise and just don't work as advertised. Tuesday at 11:41am · Not Spam. Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy I do agree Kevin on some of the exercises however here is my contention. If a singer, doesn't learn correct abdominal support from the very beginning, different laryngeal positions and the role they play, combining the correct strengthening of arytenoid muscle (and the use of the cartilage) as well as holding steady the cricoid cartilage below the larynx, and the mandible (at least initially) doesn't start out in a lowered state to understand the least amount of jaw shifting (movement) throughout correct vowel placements during vocal tract shaping (and yes this changes when one matures), an understanding of when to spread the pharynx and when not to and so on, one will create moving targets for the rest of their life never knowing why some nights they can hit certain notes and other nights they can't. Maybe for very light jazz, really light pop you can get by without building these mechanism. Yes there is a lot more to it than just these few structures, but these are critical. You (and Robert) seem to be some of the few people on this planet who knows what the heck they are talking about. (though I still disagree with Lunte on early bridging). Tuesday at 12:41pm · Edited · Unlike · 1.. Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy Oh and one more thing, I'm simply asking people to prove it, not talk, but prove what they teach with their own voices and their students voices. Learning something from a textbook is one thing, real live application is quite another. Tuesday at 12:18pm · Unlike · 1.. Kevin Richards I agree Ken. The SLS people are a lot of talk and very little demonstration. As for Robert, yes he did advocate "early bridging" early on (as that's how he was taught), but myself and others have turned him on to engaging more muscularity and appoggio support to keep the vocal fold focus of lower registration (M1) as you blend over into the head registration (M2) - thereby lengthening the focal strength of chest much longer and higher. I too have had to fix a slew of SLS voices with so many problems - mainly lack of proper support and proper tonality. Its a shame what they do to voices. Tuesday at 11:03pm · Not Spam. Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy I hold very closely to the tenets of appoggio particularly in the area of support. I hope that people have enough guts to stand up against this wrongheaded philosophy of SLS and expose it for what it is. The Emperor Has No Clothes. 21 hours ago · Like.. Kevin Richards really strong Appoggio takes a while to achieve and lets face it, a lot of people are not patient with learning so SLS seems like the easy way out. I tell my students all the time "yes this takes some time to achieve, but once you get it - you'll never want to sing another way again". 20 hours ago · Not Spam
  3. One last thing: For any and all those who put down (my) open throat technique? All I ask is that they post something that out performs me. This is an open invitation...a challenge if you will. All the Ivory Tower talk. I want to see (hear) proof with their own instrument. I will repeat my Mantra again: THE PROOF IS IN THE SINGING. (at least Tenalli can sing. His version of Nessun Dorma is pretty good. The only problem for me is he never sings beyond B4 and has no proof he understands distorted glottal compression which is a much different animal than clean compression, or that he can belt through the passagio and actually connect (fuse) together one long power chest belting resonant sound up to a B5 (an octave above where he sings). I am glad he agrees with me on the concept of NOT compartmentalizing the voice into 2 parts, the chest and the head. But that the voice should be thought of and worked as a whole. Not 2 separate parts. THIS REALLY HELPS with understanding the bridge. (you may want to sign for my bi monthly KTVA webinars where I personally demonsrate and address these issues and much more). -KT
  4. "Are you aware however that some people do not consider the "Open Throat Technique" safe? They say it is very easy to do wrongly. I had never heard anything negative about you or your method until then. I'd love to however hear your side of the issue and hopefully clear it up." They are absolutely correct. For example Franco Tenalli espouses this. And he is absolutely correct. I wrote an entire essay on this in the KTVA forums. If you have not established the correct support, can adjust for a lowered larynx position (rasing and lowering it when necessary), can manage correct air flow and understand vowel modifications (which Tenelli does not believe in, which I posted interviews of Pavarotti in my forums (with Pavarotti singing and demonstrating this) Pavarotti actually explains this importance of these vowel modifications while relaxing the vocal folds. It is for this reason, I have put together a step by step program to systematically grow these components as I believe there is no stronger support mechanism. The problem lies in people wanting things too fast, so they skip or hurry through the stages. The ones that take the time to build the muscle structure are absolutely blown away at the end result. But I am not going to trivialize this. IT IS A WORK OUT. A HEAVY DUTY WORKOUT. You are building a muscle structure. But once you build it correctly, there's no guy in the bar that is going to want to pick a fight with you :-)
  5. Hey guys, For your information. I have about 30 of these "templates" I have written out (because I can get up to 50 requests a day now and people, especially rock guys, have so many similar issues) that it made no sense to keep typing and repeating the same information over and over again. So if you are going to post something, post all 30 of the templatess I created. I have personally listened to every single submission myself and responded myself. No one does it for me. I take the time to do it myself. @ DJ Deth You wrote "Shoot haha thanks a ton for revealing that! Also interesting to note, at first I sent the wrong file and he sent a real email that said "This isn't a vocal sample, did you mean to send this?" and then I fixed my mistake and sent again, and got that copy-paste message. Maybe he listens to the samples and then just doesn't leave new feedback." The reason for that response is because it is proof that I listen to every single submission and what you included was not a vocal sample (and you know it...it was some weird ad or something... and therefore there was nothing for me to evaluate... again more proof that I personally listen and respond to each submission). Guys: If there are people that have issues that sit outside the most common 30 templates I have created, I personlize it even more (using the template that best fits them but adding to it or subtracting from it). Whether you care to believe this or not, there has not been even one single submission I have received, that I have personally not listen to and send an evaluation myself. Not my assistant, not an auto response. ME. I'm not aware of any vocal coach that takes the time to do that. So now I have a question for you: Did this reply I sent you fit the actual issues you are having with your voice? Because if you had a light or airy sound, you would not have received this. If you were an R & B singer, virtually none of those points would have applied to you. If you sang opera this would most likely be the case also. This is true with Jazz or lighter pop / soul stuff and so on... I put together (and spent quite some time doing it) templates to HELP people with similar issues. If vocal coaches were to be straight with you, you will find that most people within specific genres, have very similar, if not the same issues. So mock it all you want, I will keep doing my best to give people quality information. Good luck to you on your singing endeavors. -KT
  6. Here's the thing. I understand. Money is tight for many. Funny thing is, the people I learned from cost me more than double of what I charge and I know for a fact that the information I have aquired and developed cost me way beyond that. Robert has good info and this is a great option. As you may know, and like I have said over and over... the real the proof... is in the singing. -KT
  7. No Robert it's all good. When people ask me about other's programs I have always advovated that I let everyone's methods stand on their own. I actually believe in early connection "after" a late connection is built because it provides a smoother transition for soul , r & b, pop and so on. The biggest problem I have had with this concept over the years is that the blistering mid voice belting sound I like in the upper register is not accomplished by early connection, and as I have said, over time, if you don't keep the upper mid voice as strong as you can connection or not...let me say that again...connection or NOT, you will lose power in the upper mid voice. The caveat to this is that if you don't train this area correctly, you will also lose this area as well. When I am sing a song like "More Than A Feeling" by Boston, I connect around middle C (sometimes as low as the B depending). When I am singing AC/DC I never actually fully connect at all, I have a mixed voice with most of the emphasis on belting with the mid section. When I am singing an aria, I would NEVER allow that kind of sound pressure that I allow in a rock piece. When I am singing an r & b piece I will connect as low as an A below middle C. Everything and style has its place. This is why I posted some 80 song demonstrations of every different kind of music. But when it comes to singing like Cornell, Coverdale, Glenn Hughes, Myles, Paul Rogers, or even as light as Lou Gramm, I always connect around the E above middle C because this sound requires that kind of power like I just showed in the video link I provided in a previous post. I also love that fact that the modern vocalist forum is a place for ideas. For me, (I hope this doesn't sound arrogant, it's truly the way I feel) there is little I feel I can't sing. Not because I am such a bad ass, but because I worked incredibly hard on my instrument. I was a guitarist turned singer. I don't think I'm all that...believe it or not I'm not that kind of person, everyone has their strengths and weaknesses. But I do know, in this one area, I fear no one and I respect everyone. -KT
  8. Oh I'd also like to add one more thing. We all talk about "no stress" when we sing right? There is really no such thing. Yep you heard me right, there is really no such thing as "no stress" when we sing. I will reiterate what I said about Robert Lunte's slogan: "We Are Vocal Athletes". This saying could not be more true especially for the rock singer. We manage stress, we don't eliminate it. In fact; be build strong muscle structures to overcome inevitable stress so that we can manage stress and move beyond that allowing for technique to prevail. This is true in any sport (again referring to Robert's Vocal Athletics). We train for the game (i.e.show) and when we enter the game, nerves alone bring on stress not to mention actually kicking the ball and taking on an opponant. (in the case the opponant could be a fricken drummer who's cymbals are bashing in your ear inhibiting your ability to hear yourself or bad monitors so if we are not careful we over-sing to compensate for this and blow out 3-4 songs in). Another thing: I happen to like to distort my voice. (I also come back and clean it up so that I don't have to always sing with distortion) But by nature, distorting the voice is technically "stressing out the chords" to get the desired distortion. This one element alone is incredibly misunderstood and again if not handled properly will probably cost you your voice over time. Many a men (and women) have gone before you and died trying so I can't stress the importance of this enough. (I especially love the know it all opera people who e-mail me with their pontificating "you are not singing correctly when you distort your voice like that"...while many are secretly wishing they could sing bluesy soul with some attitude... :-) I want to say no sh*t sherlock... It's what we do...it's called Rock & Roll! They have NO idea how hard it is to do what we do and still stay alive. In the end as I said, we train like athletes to perform feats of singing that should be given its own special place in the olympics. We must take very good physical care of our bodies (eating right and working out) to give us the strength and stamina necessary to build the mechanisms required to sustain the kind of singing we like, with the least amount of pain and injury as possible. But again, like any sport, injuries happen because we take chances and push ourselves to our limits. But hopefully we learn from them and become better at what we do. Therefore, this kind of singing is not the absence of pain, but the management thereof. -KT
  9. Hi Guys, I'd like to address Rob Lunte's comments on my views regarding bridging. I most definitely do espouse a later connection in fact, when you "favor" any part of the voice it becomes weak. However, you must be careful to make sure you are doing this correctly. I am well aware of Maestro Kyle's (Robert's) approach to early bridging, this works well for lighter pop, jazz and operatic singing in my opinion. For bad ass belting wailing in the upper mid voice, I have not found this to work at all. I use both actually depending on what I am singing (Journey for example). However, the later you can connect, (again when doing this correctly) the stronger you make the upper mid voice and the more robust it becomes and the longer it will sustain over time. I will be 48 years old in a couple of months. Here is a recent link I have put together of real examples of my belting wailing where I demonstrate this. Again guys, we can all talk shop, but the proof is in the singing. I would like to add one more important thing before you check out this new video. When I was in my early 20's, my highest note was an F# / G# (on a good day) below middle C. It's because I "stretched" my chest voice that I was able to accomplish this. The last 3 songs on this reel (Fooled Around & Fell In Love, Never Been To Spain and I've Got The Music In Me) I do bridge somewhat early. But I must point out: I have been "road testing" these various methods (for the past 25+ years) and people who do not work out their upper mid voice properly and "pamper" it by bridging early, the voice "drops" over time and many lose their upper mid voice altogether. Here is my proof...it's in my singing... again this isn't pop, this is belting wailing...
  10. Hey guys. sorry I haven't had a lot of time to post...life has been crazy... Shout! THE SECRET TO LIVE SINGING has about 50 audio song demonstrations from: The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Bad Company, Judas Priest, ZZ Top, The O’Jays, Creedence, Bee Gees, The Jackson 5, Kool & The Gang, KC & The Sunshine Band, Al Green, Elvis, Grand Funk...the list goes on. I do a take-down of about 12 of the harder to sing songs on video and break them down line by line to show you how to song them well. Then, the rest of the 50-ish trax are audio demontrations along with corresponding, well recorded Karaoke tracks I have put together over the years from my film and TV library recorded with some of the world's greatest musicians. I don't know that I would recommend this DVD if you have not already done my stages OR you have a really good command and working knowldge of the voice. Yes Shout! will help you, but more end user Mask Technique and phrasing placement stuff. It's not about the core technique of singing but about building the technique you have been learning into live application. This is true for my Licks & Tricks DVD as well. Don't buy it if you are just starting out. I take much of the "soul licks" I have learned over the years (which takse a lifetime to accrue buy by the way) and break down each lick showing how to inegrate these licks into your music. I also have posted some of my all time favorite soul singers' videos on the site as well. This is more like learning "Adele meets Paul Rogers meets Aretha Franklin/Etta James...." I hope everyone is well. -KT
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Officers and some staff members will get the so called "officer's account", a number very much like a credit card number, which could be used for purchasing drinks in crew and passenger bars and discos, purchasing goods in the onboard gift shop etc. Accounts are to be settled by the end of each month. Although this is quite convenient feature, be aware, it could be dangerous, too. We have seen crew members with accounts not far below their monthly salary. The best thing to do would be to find a well balanced schedule - do your job onboard, keep yourself in a good physical shape (work out), work on your personal projects and enjoy life - visit the ports, party with friends. There is time for everything if you are well organized, after all you would not have to spend time for grocery shopping, cooking and washing the dishes on the ship (unless you work as a cook or dishwasher). Good Luck To All You Guys And Your Singing Endevours, -Ken Tamplin
  12. ABOVE ALL ENTERTAINMENT 15 Eastport Lane, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1TL, UK Tel: 01273 486622 Fax: 01273 486633 ELAINE AVON 127 Westhall Road, Warlingham, Surrey CR3 9HJ, UK Tel: 01883 622317 Elaine Avon is one of the longest established cruise bookers in the business, specialising in the top end of the market. Her clients include Crystal Cruises, Seabourn and Radisson. Sophisticated and polished artists are required and she books performers from the United States, Europe and South America, as well as the United Kingdom. The Weinstein Agency Mr. Abe Weinstein P.O. Box 37725, Honolulu, HI 96837, U.S.A. Phone: (808) 941-9974 - Fax: (808) 943-0224 Email: AEWjazfest@aol.com Website: http://www.abeweinstein.com/ ProShip Entertainment ProShip Entertainment 5253 Decarie Blvd, Suite 308 Montreal, PQ, Canada, H3W 3C2 Tel. 1-888-477-6744, 514/485-8823 Fax: 514/485-2675 E-mail: info@proship.com Website: www.proship.com This agency hires showband musicians, solo pianists, guest bands and show production staff. ProShip is an exclusive agent for Celebrity Cruises, they also hire for Princes Cruises, Royal Caribbean International and others. Bramson Entertainment Bureau, Inc. This contact hires Guest Entertainers, Musicians, Singers. Please send all materials (video is essential) to: Linda Raff President Bramson Entertainment Bureau, Inc. 630 Ninth Ave. - Suite 203 New York, NY 10036, USA Tel. ( 212 ) 265 - 3500 Fax: ( 212 ) 265 - 6615 Please allow a period of two to three weeks to view materials. E-mail: webmaster@bramson.com Website: http://www.bramson.com/entert.html BASA PRODUCTIONS Suite C, 17a High Street, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey KT12 1DJ, UK Tel: +44 (0) 158 247 6213, Fax: +44 (0) 158 247 5263 Email: info@basaproductions.com Website: http://www.basaproductions.com/ Walton-on-Thames company which is responsible for most of the entertainment on the two Orient Lines cruise ships, the Marco Polo and Crown Odyssey. Entertainment on both ships comprises a range of production shows, using a company of eight performers on each ship, plus guest cabaret, bands and solo pianists. The company is run by John Barker, himself a cruise entertainer of many years experience who still undertakes several cruises each year. The choreographer is David Samuel. BLACKBURN INTERNATIONAL UK LTD. Suite B 26 Craven Court Stanhope Rd. Camberley Surrey GU15 3BS United Kingdom Tel. 01276 686661, 01276 686662, 01276 685534 Fax: 01276 681415 Website: http://www.blackburninternational.com/ One of the oldest established cruise booking agencies, with more than 50 specialised cabaret acts plus bands and groups working on top cruise ships. The company also provides production shows, most recently on Holland America's flagship Rotterdam, when seven different productions were mounted for the world cruise. Veteran booker Allan Blackburn can be found at the head office in Monte Carlo. His son Jonathan, himself an experienced cruise director, is based at the English office. BROADWAY BOUND INC 830 Broadway, 3rd Floor, New York City, NY 10003, USA Tel. 212-674-8631 Fax 212-475-1567 Office hours are Monday through Friday 10a-6p EST Email: castingcoordinator@broadwayboundinc.com questions@broadwayboundinc.com Website: http://www.broadwayboundinc.com/ American company supplying artists and production shows to leading cruise lines. CHANCERY CRUISING 2-3 Cursitor Street, Chancery Lane, London EC4A 1NE, UK Tel: 020 7405 7056 Fax: 020 7405 0903 Email: holborn@dial.pipex.com Website: http://www.chancerycruising.com/ London company which specialises in jazz and big band cruises, using ships at the top end of the market from lines such as Holland America and Cunard. IAN CLARK ENTERTAINMENTS 20 Blackwall Road, Ashford, Kent TN24 0NU,UK Tel: 01233 63 5422 Agency based in Ashford, Kent, which has long specialised in ferry entertainment, the main clients being Brittany Ferries and P&O Stena Line Irish Ferries. The Brittany Ferries vessels carry a full entertainment team, including vocalists, bands, children's entertainers and magic acts and this year sees the arrival of the largest ferry in the fleet, Mont St Michel. There is a surprising amount of entertainment on the Irish crossings, including duos, trios and vocalists and, interestingly, tribute bands. CRUISING MUSICALS CONSORTIUM Suite 3, Waldorf Chambers, 11 Aldwych, London WC2B 4DG, UK New company founded by noted theatre producers Paul Elliott and Chris Moreno aimed at the cruise market. Currently has a range of shows aboard Oriana and Aurora, two ships in the P&O Cruises fleet. HIRE NOTES Email: castinghirenotes@aol.com Full service production company with offices in Las Vegas and Orlando specialising in live entertainment for the cruise ship industry. Clients include Disney Cruise Line, NYK (Japan), Japan Cruise Line and Holland America. Also supplies bands and individual musicians, musical arrangements and soundtrack production. Its staff includes a full-time choreographer, Gail Davies-Sigler, costume designer Adolf Von Spee, scenic designer Pieter Grove and musical director Robert Sigler. ROGER KENDRICK CRUISE ENTERTAINMENTS 6 Orchard Road, St Annes on Sea, Lancashire FY8 1RY, UK Tel: 01253 726046 Roger Kendrick has concentrated on booking cruise entertainment ever since he came ashore 25 years ago after working for cruise lines as a bandleader. Based in St Annes, near Blackpool, he is a major supplier of musicians and acts for Royal Olympic and Costa Lines. The international nature of the industry means that he has associates in most European countries. KEY SIGNATURE INTERNATIONAL Key Signature International, Suite 550, Andover House, George Yard, Andover, Hampshire SP10 1PB. Telephone (+44) 01264 335344 Fax: 01264 351353 Email: piano@keysignature.co.uk Website: http://www.keysignature.co.uk/ Andover music agency operated by Stephen Warnett, himself on the ships for a number of years. Supplies solo pianists and reading musicians to most of the cruise lines, and reports a neverending demand. Mike Maloney Entertainment, LLC Mr. Mike Maloney P.O. Box 371059 Las Vegas, Nevada 89137, U.S.A. Tel. 702/243-7456 Email: mmec@mmec.com Website: http://www.mmec.com/ This agent hires mostly guest bands for a number of cruise lines (Holland America Line, Royal Caribbean International, Princess Cruises) and also books for even better paid hotel gigs in the Far East. Garry Brown Associates, Ltd. Mr. Garry Brown Chairman/Chief Executive Garry Brown Associates, Ltd. 27 Downs Side Cheam, Surrey, England SM2 7EH Tel. 020 8643 3991, 8643 8375, Fax: 020 8770 7241 Email: gbaltd@compuserve.com This agency hires showband musicians, solo pianists, guest bands, dancers, magicians, jugglers and variety acts for a number of cruise lines and also for major international hotel chains. Showmasters Entertainment Mr. Larry Harmon Showmasters Entertainment 31740 Elders Mill Road Senoia, GA 30276, U.S.A. This agency hires entertainment personnel for various cruise lines. Big Beat Productions 1515 University Drive, Suite 108 A Coral Springs, FL 33071, U.S.A. Tel. 954/755-7759, Fax: 954/ 755-8733 Emails: talent@bigbeatproductions.com rlloyd@bigbeatproductions.com rlee@bigbeatproductions.com gladka@bigbeatproductions.com nyousefi@bigbeatproductions.com msmiley@bigbeatproductions.com Website: http://www.bigbeatproductions.com/ This agency is booking solo acts, specialty acts, comediants and musicians for several cruise lines. GARY PARKES MUSIC 172 Haverstock Hill, London NW3 2AT, UK Tel: 020 7794 1581 Fax 020 7431 5537 Email gary@garyparkes.com Website: http://www.garyparkes.com/ Agency run by a musician with many years cruising experience. Books solo pianists, duos and trios for cruise work and is now looking for classical musicians for Cunard. PARTNERSHIP EVENTS AND ENTERTAINMENT 39-41 Devonshire Street, Keighley, West Yorkshire BD21 2BH, UK Tel: 01535 690707 Fast-growing company based in Keighley, originally creating events for stately homes, museums and the like but now very much involved in the cruise market. The company, headed by Martin Pearson and Susannah Daley, specialises in creating themes for cruises, not merely shows but special events, liaising very closely with the cruise company, devising theme nights, producing shows, selecting cruise directors, visiting acts, children's entertainers and musicians. Festival Cruises has entrusted the entertainment programme aboard European Vision to Partnership Events and Entertainment, which has 45 staff onboard. Don Casino Productions Don Casino Productions 20880 West Dixie Hwy. Suite 105 Miami, FL. 33180 Tel. (305) 931 7552 Fax: (305) 931 7553 Email: info@doncasino.com Website: www.doncasino.com This agency contracts novelty acts, solo acts, comediants and musicians for various cruise lines. Greg Thompson Productions Greg Thompson Productions Attn: Connie Corrick 921 Elliot Avenue W. Seattle, WA. 98119, U.S.A. Tel. 206/281-0885 Email: casting@gregthompsonproductions.com Singers PERFORMANCE SKILLS: Dancer:_________ (types)_______________________________________ Singer:_________ (type/range)__________________________________ Act:________ (type)________________________________________ INFORMATION RECEIVED VIA E-MAIL: casting@gregthompsonproductions.com Resume __________ Picture__________ INFORMATION RECEIVED VIA MAIL: Audition / Casting Information (Print and send in with your audition materials) PERSONAL: Name:_________________________ Phone: (Home)_____________ Address:_______________________ (Work)______________ Street Number ____________________________ City, State, Zip Height:_______ Weight:_______ Citizenship:______________ Dancers Current photos. Include a full body and a head shot. If you do not have professional photos, snap shots are acceptable. Please label each photo with name and phone number. Current resume with dates and references. Audition video of you performing a strong jazz combination. Include double or triple pirouettes on each side, kicks to show flexibility, strong arms and contemporary movements to show style. If you also tap, do adagio or acro, sing, etc., you can include this on the end of the tape. Videotapes need to be labeled with location and date. Include a close-up shot of your face stating clearly: name, address, area code and phone number, weight and height (next to a tape measure if available). Pull out to a full body shot with no extra clothing wrapped around the waist (i.e. sweatshirts). Also, no baggy clothing. The idea is to see what body type the performer has. Female dancers should wear character shoes. Perform 2-3 combinations. Please check the tape before sending it in to make sure everything is clear. Footage can be of previous show work as long as you write out a position by position description of where you are (i.e. "I'm the girl in the pink hat who enters from stage left and then dances with the guy in the blue jacket."). PERFORMANCE SKILLS: Dancer:_________ (types)_______________________________________ Singer:_________ (type/range)__________________________________ Act:________ (type)________________________________________ INFORMATION RECEIVED VIA E-MAIL: casting@gregthompsonproductions.com Resume __________ Picture__________ INFORMATION RECEIVED VIA MAIL: Audition / Casting Information (Print and send in with your audition materials) PERSONAL: Name:_________________________ Phone: (Home)_____________ Address:_______________________ (Work)______________ Street Number ____________________________ City, State, Zip Height:_______ Weight:_______ Citizenship:______________ This contact is producing shows and booking entertainment for the cruise industry. SHOWBIZ INTERNATIONAL Rossall Point, 83 Princes Way, Fleetwood, nr Blackpool, Lancashire FY7 8DX, UK Tel: 01253 771000 Fax: 01253 777711 Email: showbizinternational@btinternet.com A cruising consultancy, now in its eighth year, in Fleetwood run by John and Carol Crossley, who between them have spent 35 years working on cruise ships. They supply speciality acts and musicians to several lines, including Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Lines, and are always on the lookout for solo pianist/singers. PETER GREY TERHUNE PRESENTS PGT Entertainment P.O. Box 715, Cape Canaveral, FL. 32920, USA Tel: 321 4532313 ext 15 Fax: 321 4536511 Email: info@pgtpi.com Website: http://www.pgtpi.com/ Auditioning for new talent is an ongoing process for PGT Entertainment, and each year the production organization holds open auditions in locations worldwide including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, London and Milano. For further information please contact Casting Director, Emmett Murphy at casting@pgtpi.com Auditions PGT Entertainment, a Florida based production company, is casting for singers and dancers for casino, touring and luxury cruise ship production shows in various cities and popular audition theater conferences year round. Additionally, a private audition can be scheduled at the PGT Entertainment headquarters if you are visiting the Florida area. SEEKING: Excellent, attractive and versatile singers with the ability to sing Broadway, pop/rock and classical styles. Also seeking: attractive male and female dancers with strong technique in ballet, theater, jazz and tap. Height requirements: Females 5’3"-5’9" Males 5’9-6’3". Competitive salary. BRING: Please bring a photo, resume. Singers: 16 bars of several contrasting pieces of sheet music. Accompanist provided. Dancers: Please wear appropriate dance attire and shoes. Female dancers should wear character shoes; no black leggings, skirts or baggy clothing. Audition Submissions In order for PGT Entertainment to consider you for employment, you must attend a live audition or submit demo material (not by email). VIDEO/DVD/CDV/CD SUBMISSIONS "Thank you so much for your interest in PGT Entertainment. Although live auditions are preferred, we do realize that they are not always possible. PGT Entertainment accepts submissions of demo material (not by email). Personally, I get the most information from a video taped performance edited down to 4-8 minutes. As PGT Entertainment produces revue shows encompass various styles of music, song and dance, please reflect this in the material that you are submitting. If a video taped performance is not possible, please submit any type of material that best shows your talent, skill, versatility and performance ability. In addition, please include at least the following with your packet. -Headshot or photograph. Photographs that include your body are always helpful. -Resume -Talent ability. (Example Dancer: Ballet, Acro, Tap and Jazz or SINGER: Tenor:G ­ B flat) -Complete and permanent contact information (VERY IMPORTANT) -A cover letter explaining what you are interested in, availability and special skills or requirements. The more you can submit, the more clearly PGT Entertainment can clearly see who you are and what you do. This is often the deciding factor when it comes to casting from a submission. Please be aware that all of the material that you submit will not be returned to you. Always stay in touch with PGT Entertainment. In the months (or years) to come, let us know what you are up to. This communication will help keep your file active. A quick phone call, post card or email is sufficient. It is often the most persistent people who get cast! Thank you so much and I wish you the very best with your search." Emmett Murphy, Casting Director SINGERS ­ SINGERS/DANCERS PGT Entertainment is looking for excellent singers that can handle and understand VARIED STYLES OF SINGING. At least 2 varied and contrasting selections of each: Broadway. For example: Oklahoma & Hairspray Pop. For example: 50's & Elton John Classical or Opera (if this is appropriate to your training). For example Josh Groban & Verdi / Sarah Brightman & Mozart It is not necessary to sing the entire song but do display the money notes. Be sure I can hear your range from top to bottom. When possible, use actual show clips, which will help me, determine your performance ability. PGT Entertainment produces shows that vary in style (broadway, pop, opera, swing). When choosing and performing material, please be sure to display as much appropriate style in each song as you can. All singers are actual Leads and Ensemble singers. If possible, please include a selection that shows SATB, trio, and/or duet styles. All of our singers must move well or in some cases dance. It is helpful to see you your skill level. Actual show clips would be very beneficial. DANCERS Please emphasize Jazz (include Swing & Tap) and Ballet. Please use as little hip-hop as possible. Please include any demonstration of your technique turns, leaps, Russians, splits, and extension. Any acrobatics or specialties are important to include. Please wear dance clothing that shows your body in the most flattering way. No black leggings, if possible. All dancers will do some partnering which will include lifts. If your tape includes show clips with others onstage, please include a note identifying where you are on the stage. An American company, based in Florida, which presents classy productions for up-market cruise lines, notably Radisson Seven Seas, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Princess Cruises and Costa Cruises. Cast units vary in size from four to 14, always with a vocal quartet at its core. For that reason the company is always looking for singers who can move well, dancers who can also sing and dancers who do not sing. Casts assemble in Cocoa, Florida for three to six weeks rehearsal, then join a ship for a six-month period. Many of the performers are recruited through auditions held in London. VALENTINE PRODUCTIONS 51 Wern Goch, Llanederyn, Cardiff CF23 7AB Tel/fax: 029 20 311 476 Email: valentineprod@ntlworld.com Formed in 2000 by former dancer/choreographer Catherine John. Supplies exclusively to Mediterranean Shipping Company but books dancers and performers for several cruise lines. The Working Vacation, Inc. Specialized in recruiting gentlemen dance hosts, presenters, lecturers, dance instructors, religious services. Lauretta Blake The Working Vacation ® Inc. 12544 West 159 Street Lockport, Illinois 60441 USA Phone: 708-301-7535 Fax: 708-301-6202 Corporate Office - California Administrative Office - Illinois If you would like to be considered as a candidate for The Gentlemen Host® Program, please, fill in the application request form at: http://www.theworkingvacation.com/text/info_request.html Questions about presenters, lecturers and dance instructors aboard cruise ships can be answered by emailing: trish@theworkingvacation.com General questions can be answered by emailing: info@theworkingvacation.com Elite Artiste Management Ltd. READING MUSICIANS: Piano/MD, Electric Bass, Drums, Guitar, Saxes (Alt, Ten, & Sop), Keyboard/Synth: Click track experience and excellent sight reading required for contracts throughout the year. LOUNGE BANDS & ARTISTES: Cocktail Trios/Quartets - strict tempo, standards, 2 vocal minimum required Contemporary Quartets/Quintets - 50s, 60s, through to Top 40 dance, contemporary standards, 2 vocal minimum required Duos - Piano/Keyboard based, cocktail music to contemporary, 2 vocals required. SOLO PIANO/VOCALISTS - sing-a-longs, cocktail music, memorised repertoire ranging from standards to contemporary and SOLO COCKTAIL PIANISTS - similar memorised repertoire. LIGHT CLASSICAL TRIOS - Piano, Double Bass, Violin, repertoire ranging from popular light classical pieces, show tunes, and contemporary standards. Elite Artiste Management Ltd. 2, Fieldsway House Fieldway Crescent London N5 1QA UK Tel. +44 (0)207 619 0220 Fax: +44 (0)207 619 0330 Email: info@elite-artistes.com Website: http://www.elite-artistes.com/ Ellie Jay Entertainment Consultants Ellie Jay Entertainment Consultants 53 Theobald Street, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire WD6 4RT UK Telephone: 0800 833136 ESI Entertainment ESI Entertainment Kurt Glenn Minneapolis, MN, USA Tel: 952.470.9000 Email: kurt@esientertainment.com
  13. Star Cruises Please, contact: Ms. Vivien Phang Hotel Operations Department Star Cruises Port Klang, Malaysia Tel. 6-03/301-1333; Fax 6-01/301 1222 website: www.starcruises.com Sun Cruises (Airtours Group) The Entertainment Department is responsible for recruiting all entertainment staff onboard, including Cruise Directors, Assistant Cruises Directors, Cruise Staff, Dancers and Musicians. They can be contacted at: Martin LillySun Cruises4 Parkway Business Centre300 Princess RoadManchester, U.K.M14 7QUE-mail: martin.lilly@suncruises.co.ukTel: +44 (0)161 232 2800Website: www.suncruises.co.uk Windstar Cruises Musicians, please contact: Mr. Jerry Quesada Music Department Manager 300 Elliot Avenue West, Seattle, WA 98119, U.S.A. 206/281-3535 ext.3499 Entertainment Job Line: 206 286 3499 Everybody else send a promo package to the Entertainment Department Manager at the above mentioned address. website: www.windstarcruises.com How to write your resume and cover letter These tips will help you in preparing a professional and dynamic resume. Remember, the resume is your first step in obtaining your dream job. 1. Your resume should be neatly typewritten. 2. It should be written in English. 3. Check for any typing or grammatical mistakes. 4. Be sure to have your correct and current address, do include your postal/zip code - your phone number and area code should be included, along with an alternate number for messages. 5. Your resume should not be more than 2 - 3 pages, the most important information should be listed on the first page. 6. List your academic background, beginning with your highest credentials, awards and recognitions should be stated. 7. List your employment history in reverse chronological order ( beginning with your latest position ), include the name of the company, job title, dates and your main responsibilities. Promotions and achievements should also be noted. 8. Do include volunteer work that you have done. Many hidden skills and talents can be found here. briefly list your office and computer skills. 9. Briefly state other relevant courses you have taken. 10. Specify any talents or skills. 11. On the first page, list the languages you speak and write fluently. 12. You should be able to provide 3 - 4 business references. They will be contacted with your permission. 13. Always send a cover letter with your resume, highlighting the skills that are relevant to the job you are applying for. 14. Attach a recent photograph to your cover letter and resume. 15. Address the cover letter to the recruiting agent you are applying to. 16. Ensure you proofread and sign your cover letter. 17. Do not lie or stretch the truth on your resume, as you will be asked to provide proof during the interview. To review a sample of cover letter format, please Click Here On most cruise ships you get paid twice a month by check. Depending on your position and the cruise line you will have either 100% fixed salary (a paycheck only) or you would have fixed amount paid by the cruise line plus gratuities (tips) from passengers and/or commission (percentage of sales). Certain shipboard positions are heavily dependent on gratuities (waiters, cabin stewards), other positions are dependent on commission (gift shop, photo shop), others like beauty salon - on both gratuities and commission. Certain cruise lines have "no tipping" policies (Seabourn Cruises, Crystal Cruises) and all of their staff and crew is paid by the company. In any case you will get a pay check from the cruise line at least for the part of your total earnings. Since most of the major cruise lines are based in the U.S.A., the wages are paid in U.S. dollars, regardless of the location of the ship and nationality of crew/staff members. Once you receive the pay check, you will have the option to cash it in the crew office onboard. The good side of cashing the pay check onboard the ship is that you will have pocket money for the various ports (shopping, sightseeing) and for personal expenses onboard (drinks in the crew bar, cigarettes for smokers). The bad side is that you would have to keep somewhere all this cash (unless you spend it all, but presumably you do this job in order to save money). One solution is to keep your money in a sealed envelope in the safe in the crew office. This service is offered on all ships and does not cost anything. The other solution is to keep all your pay checks until your contract is over and cash them at the crew office just before you leave the ship or at your bank when you get back home. That will cost you the inconvenience of not having pocket money in your hand, but if you have a bank account in the U.S.A. you could write checks for a small amounts and cash them at the crew office when in need of pocket money. You could also have your pay check directly deposited to your bank account, which is perhaps the best option, because you would have the money in your bank account three-four days before you receive the check onboard the ship and keep in mind that sometimes when the ship is in a remote port pay checks could be late (in extreme cases up to one week). Another great service cruise lines are offering to crew/staff members is wiring money from the ship to any bank account in the world. The cost is $20 U.S. regardless of the amount transferred and the location of your bank. Paying your bills back home while on the ship The ideal situation would be if you can arrange with your local bank to have all your bill payments withdrawn automatically from your bank account. If this is not possible you would have to mail a personal check from the ship for each bill payment or use Internet banking, which looks convenient, but in some remote ports you could encounter a limited Internet access and you might end up being late for a payment. Than you could either arrange with the cruise line to have your salary directly deposited to your bank account (and write personal checks for pocket money and cash them at the crew office on the ship) or wire money from the ship to your bank account (you would lose $20 U.S. on each transaction). We can not stress hard enough four very crucial things you should not do while working on a cruise ship: Using or possessing illegal drugs and narcotics. There is absolutely "zero tolerance" policy on cruise ships towards use or possession of illegal drugs and narcotics. Cruise lines perform random tests and checks of crew members and if a test turns positive there are not more questions asked, crew member gets fired from the job and sent home at the next port. The situation is even worse in case when a crew member is found in possession of illegal drugs - the person is submitted to the local authorities regardless of the ship's location at the moment and in some countries local laws call for very severe prison sentences in regards to illegal drugs possession. You do not need a particularly rich imagination in order to figure out what a jail in countries like Jamaica or Turkey, for example, would look and feel like. Throwing any objects overboard (including garbage, matches, cigarette butts etc.) Cruise lines have gone through a lot of troubles, low suites with huge fines as a result, related to environmental pollution. Now their policies in this regard can not be stricter. Any crew member caught throwing any object overboard is fired from the job and sent home immediately. Any form of sexual harassment or misconduct is absolutely unacceptable. As a result the offender is fired from the job on the spot and sent home. More severe cases will result in a law suite. Do not miss the ship while in port. Always make sure that you are aware of the ship's departure time and the time you are required to be back onboard (usually half hour to an hour prior to departure). In case you go far away from the ship, leave plenty of time for return. If you miss the ship for some reason (you'd better have a serious one), contact the port agent. The cruise line will help you to get to the ship at the next port, but they will subtract all expenses (hotel, transportation etc.) from your next pay check. An additional problem could arise in case you would have to catch the ship in a different country and you would need your passport to get there (your passport always stays in the crew office during your contract, you are issued a crew photo ID instead, which is OK for the ports you visit, but not good for crossing an international border). As a result a disciplinary action could vary from written warning to getting fired from the job. San Juan, Puerto Rico. Wyndham Hotel, just across the street from the cruise ship terminal. Tel. 787/289-0344 St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. On the 2-nd floor above Budget Car Rentals, across the street from Havensight cruise terminal and shopping complex. Tel. 340/776-7170 The company is opening soon new branches in Cozumel (Mexico), Miami (Florida) and St. Maarten (Dutch West Indies). I WISH THIS NEXT SECTION WAS IN HTML BECAUSE I PROVIDED THE HYPERLINK TO EACH CRUISE SO YOU COULD “SEE THEM” BUT THAT DOESN'T WORK ON A BLOG :-) American Hawaii Cruise Line P&O Cruises Costa Cruise Line Princess Cruises Carnival Cruise Line Radisson Seven Seas Cruises Celebrity Cruises Royal Caribbean International Crystal Cruises Royal Olympic Cruises Cunard Line Silversea Cruises Disney Cruise Line Seabourn Cruise Line Grandi Navi Veloci Star Clippers Holland America Cruise Line Star Cruises Mediterranean Shipping Cruises Windjammer Barefoot Cruises Norwegian Cruise Line Windstar Cruises Orient Lines World Explorer Cruises __________________________________________________________________________ If you're scared and you feel you absolutely MUST go through and agent so they can take 1/2 of everything you make :-) Here they all are: Cruise Ships Entertainment Booking Agencies Contacts Send a cover letter, resume and promotional package to the cruise entertainment agencies listed below. To learn how to prepare your promotional package, please CLICK HERE Jean Ann Ryan Productions Ms. Jean Ann Ryan Producer Jean Ann Ryan Productions 308 SE 14-th Street Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316, U.S.A. Tel. Ft. Lauderdale: 954/523-6399/ext.2 Tel. Malibu: 310/456-7221 E-mail: jarjobs@aol.com, General Information: jarinc2@aol.com Website: www.jeanannryanproductions.com/ This agency hires singers, dancers, principals, technicians and musicians for their own in-house production shows performed aboard cruise ships. Ms. Ryan also contracts solo acts, illusionists and novelty acts. If you can't attend one of our auditions you may submit a video audition. All video auditions should be sent to: Casting Jean Ann Ryan Productions 308 SE 14th Street Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316 Please include a current resume (with references) and two photographs (a full body and a headshot). Please put your name and phone number on each photo and on your video. Your Video Tape (which can not be returned) should be 5-10 minutes in length and if possible should with a close-up of you clearly giving: Your Name, Telephone Number, Address and Date of the video. Singers Tapes Should include 2-4 songs including an up-tempo and a ballad. Dancers Tapes Should show your training and technique in a variety of dance Styles. Adagio Teams and Acrobats show us your technique and repetoire. All videos may include actual performances but tell us how to identify you in the video. Molyneux Entertainment 312 9th Ave South Nashville, TN 37203, U.S.A. Tel. (+1) 615.254.5411 Fax (+1) 615.254.5433 E-mail: questions@molyneux.org, molyneuxoffice@aol.com Website: http://www.molyneux.org/ This agency is hiring: Singers, Dancers and Actors for cruise ship, theme parks, hotels and television, and corporate/industrial shows Entertainment and Cruise Staff positions for cruise lines Acappella Singers - quality, professional quartets for cruise ships and clients worldwide. Acappella Singers Auditions: If you are unable to attend one of the live audition dates (see information on live auditions below), send a resume, a photo and a promotional video tape. Please include in your video short samples of your vocal range, style, power, and quality control. Please include ALL of your falsetto abilities. The ability to harmonize and "pick a part" is crucial. All voice parts are welcomed. Please submit a non-returnable video, picture and resume to: "Acappella", 312 9th avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203 or for more information, telephone 615-254-5411. On the video please include all the above-mentioned samples. All video tapes MUST BE NTSC FORMATED (for US and Canadian video recorders). Production Show Stage Singers Auditions: If you are unable to attend one of the live audition dates (see information on live auditions below), send a resume, a photo and a promotional video tape. On your video, please include a variety of styles and samples of your abilities. Please do not send full song selections, only the best clips from those selections. The more variety you can show the better. The video does not need to be professionally produced. The agency is looking for both male singers who have pop, rock tenor voices as well as more legit high baritones/tenors who sing musical theater and legit type music. Opera tenors are also welcomed as we need performers to sing Nessun Dorma, La Donna Mobile, The Prayer, Time To Say Goodbye, etc. Men who can sing all of these styles are greatly sought after. Also two types of female singers. One is a high alto/mezzo roles that can belt and sing pop songs like Celine Dion, Tina Turner, Martina McBride, Alexander's Ragtime Band, Night and Day, etc. The other style we need to fill is for more legit soprano/mezzo material like Phantom Of the Opera, Les Mis, O Mio Babbinno, Carmen, 42nd Street, The Sound Of Music, etc. Women who can switch between the two styles are always needed. All video tapes MUST BE NTSC FORMATED (for US and Canadian video recorders). Please submit a non-returnable video, picture and resume to: Molyneux Entertainment , Attn: Tim Carroll, 312 9th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203, Phone 615-254-5411, Fax: 615-254-5433, E-mail: questions@molyneux.org Production Show Dancers Auditions: If you are unable to attend one of the live audition dates (see information on live auditions below), send a resume, a photo and a promotional video tape. On your video, please include brief clips of either your last few performances and/or a few minutes of you performing short combinations, leaps, turns, acro, stunts, work across the floor and anything else you think we would like to see to show your versatility, abilities and desire. The shows have Tap, Jazz, Swing, Latin, Pop, Fosse, Musical Theatre, Ballet, Contemporary and partnering styles. The video does not need to be professionally produced. They just need to be able to see you clearly. If you are including videos of your shows, make sure they know which person you are on the stage. All video tapes MUST BE NTSC FORMATED (for US and Canadian video recorders). Please submit a non-returnable video, picture and resume to: Molyneux Entertainment , Attn: Tim Carroll, 312 9th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203, Phone 615-254-5411, Fax: 615-254-5433, E-mail: questions@molyneux.org Actors Auditions: Molyneux Water Worx, the new Theatrical division, is casting actors for roles onboard ships all year round, and is constantly seeking talented professionals to be a part of this exciting new program. Equity and Non equity actors are invited to audition for one of our 4-5 month contracts. Actors interested in consideration for Molyneux Waterworx should either audition in person, or send a headshot, resume, and video tape with 3 contrasting monologues, 2-4 minutes a piece. Comic material is highly suggested. For a contact, please call 615-254-5411 to schedule an audition or to ask any questions, or please send audition tapes to: Molyneux Entertainment, Attn: Matt Chiorini, 312 9th Ave. S., Nashville, TN, 37203. All video tapes MUST BE NTSC FORMATED (for US and Canadian video recorders). Production Stage Managers: Send your self-interview video, resume to the address listed below. You will be contacted at a later date. 312 9th Ave South Nashville, TN 37203, U.S.A. Tel. (+1) 615.254.5411 Fax (+1) 615.254.5433 E-mail: questions@molyneux.org, molyneuxoffice@aol.com Website: http://www.molyneux.org/ Live Auditions: Molyneux Entertainment needs professional singers, dancers and actors to perform in productions opening around the world! • The Crystal Harmony, there are Actor positions available year round • The Crystal Symphony, there are Actor positions available year round • All positions for various ships are open throughout the year. • Emergency replacement male and female dancer spots are open for other cruise lines throughout the year. Molyneux Entertainment always accepts video submissions throughout the year. Stilletto Entertainment Stiletto Entertainment hires experienced singers and dancers for our cruise ship shows. To submit a video audition, please follow these instructions and you'll be one step closer to an exciting experience performing at sea. Stiletto Entertainment Cruise Ship Casting 8295 S La Cienega Blvd Inglewood, CA 90301, U.S.A. Tel. (+1) 310/ 957-5757 x218 or x241 Fax: (+1) 310/ 957-5771 Website: http://www.stilettoentertainment.com/ Video Auditions: Lead Singers: MALE SINGERS: Baritones and Tenors with developed falsettos and a strong Broadway/Pop belt. FEMALE SINGERS: Altos and Sopranos with strong legit and Broadway/Pop Belt voices. To be considered for a future cast, please download the four forms from the web address below, fill them out, and mail in along with your photo/resume/audio/videotape. http://www.stilettoentertainment.com/cruiseship_entertainment/download.htm If you have previously completed our employment application and measurement form, please just send in the availability form as this changes every few months (all other forms are kept on file). Please say your name and the city and state you live in at the beginning of your video and say something about yourself and why you want to go to sea on a cruise ship so your speaking voice can be heard and the agency can learn something about your personality. Please say if you are a singer who dances or a mover. Record several vocal selections including uptempo and ballads from musical theater, 50's - 60's Pop, Pop/Rock, and country. Men please show your work in falsetto. Women please show your belt and head voice. Please include video footage of previous show work that may help us determine your level of experience. Include as much footage with dance or movement as possible. And please include an 8 X 10 head shot or other photo and a resume including your performance experience. Singer/Dancers: MALE AND FEMALE SINGER / DANCERS: Strong Broadway/Pop Belt with dance experience in jazz and ballet. Tap, gymnastics and acting a plus. The shows have roles for singers who can really dance, so if you can do both, please follow the instructions for singers above and the instructions for dancers below. To be considered for a future cast, please download the four forms from the web address below, fill them out, and mail in along with your photo/resume/audio/videotape. http://www.stilettoentertainment.com/cruiseship_entertainment/download.htm If you have previously completed our employment application and measurement form, please just send in the availability form as this changes every few months (all other forms are kept on file). Dancers: MALE AND FEMALE DANCERS: Experienced in jazz and ballet. Tap, gymnastic and acting a plus. Please say your name and the city and state you live in at the beginning of your video and say something about yourself and why you want to dance on a cruise ship so your speaking voice can be heard and the agency can learn something about your personality. Please mention if you sing, too. Record a combination showing what you can do as a dancer. Be sure to display as much technique and extension as possible. The actual length of the combination is up to you. Men also show switch or scissors, switch seconds, tumbling and tap (triple time step or combo). Women also show pointe work if comfortable on pointe and tap (triple time step or combo). Please include video footage of previous show work that may help us determine your level of experience. And please include an 8 X 10 head shot or other photo and a resume including your performance experience. To be considered for a future cast, please download the four forms from the web address below, fill them out, and mail in along with your photo/resume/audio/videotape. http://www.stilettoentertainment.com/cruiseship_entertainment/download.htm If you have previously completed our employment application and measurement form, please just send in the availability form as this changes every few months (all other forms are kept on file). Please send your video audition to: Stiletto Entertainment Cruise Ship Casting 8295 S La Cienega Blvd Inglewood, CA 90301, U.S.A. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call (310) 957-5757 x218 Openwide International This agency hires Singers, Dancers for production shows performed aboard cruise ships, Cabaret Acts, Musicians, Entertainers, Cruise Directors, Ass. Cruise Directors, Cruise Staff, Youth Activity Coordinators, DJ's. Well into its stride as a complete entertainment company, Openwide International, directed by Adam Wide and Steve Cutbush, operates from a HQ in Willesden Green which is a virtual fun factory. Openwide recruits entertainment and other cruise staff for the three Airtours cruising ships and also provides similar facilities for Thomson's overseas hotels and other companies. It prides itself on its development of formats of all kinds, production shows, children's entertainment, booking of individual artists and bands, contests and competitions, party nights, game shows and quizzes. Last year it went into on-shore show management, having been picked by North Norfolk District Council to produce the famous Seaside Special show at Cromer Pavilion, with Robert Marlowe in his last year as director. This year it has also taken on the West Cliff Theatre in Clacton. The all-round expertise of the company means that it is a major player in the organisation and administration of all types of corporate events. Head Office: Openwide International 24/26 Arcadia Avenue Finchley Central, London, N3 2JU, UK Tel: +44 (0)20 8349 7195 Fax: +44 (0)20 83497197 Website: www.openwideinternational.com/ E-mails: sharvey@openwideinternational.com, kgordon@openwideinternational.com, rainslie@openwideinternational.com The Agency, Excellent Entertainment, Ltd. Guest entertainers Feature instrumentalists Guest entertainers, have at least 2 x 40 minute shows catering to a wide diversity of ages and most are able to travel with minimum excess baggage. Our entertainers are sociable and professional, on and off stage. Musicians COCKTAIL PIANISTS Large memorized repertoire and can really work a room. Entertaining. Have a professional attitude and appropriate etiquette. Extensive performing experience. HIGH-TEC DUOS Musically self-contained, using a combination of sequencing and acoustic instruments. Strong lead vocals and harmonies. Cover a wide range of styles, from middle-of-the-road to top 40s, and some ballroom dancing repertoire. Have a professional attitude and appropriate etiquette. SHOW BAND MUSICIANS Piano, bass, drums, guitar, trumpet, trombone, saxophone doubling on clarinet & flute. Accompany production shows and variety acts. Have a professional attitude and appropriate etiquette. Excellent sight-reading abilities and a knowledge of repertoire from the 20's to 90's. ISLAND BANDS (SOLO/DUO/TRIO/QUARTET) Well-versed in all styles of Caribbean music. Feature the steel pan. Strong lead vocals and rich harmonies. Have a professional attitude and appropriate etiquette. LOUNGE/DANCE BANDS (TRIO/QUARTET/QUINTET) Well-versed in many styles and eras of music. Music for social dancing. Strong lead vocals. Have a professional attitude and appropriate etiquette. CLASSICAL ENSEMBLES Can play in the dining room or in other areas of the ship. Can perform 30 or 45 minutes concerts and at tea time. Have a large repertoire of classical and light classical music, as well as Broadway, film and contemporary pieces. Have a professional attitude and appropriate etiquette. This agency hires Singers, Dancers for production shows performed aboard cruise ships, Cabaret Acts, Musicians - Cocktail Pianists, Acoustic/High-Tec Duos, Showband Musicians, Island Bands, Lounge/Dance Bands - 3/4/5 Piece, Classical Ensembles, Entertainers - Feature instrumentalists, Comedians, Magicians/illusionists, Jugglers, Cabaret vocalists, Ventriloquists, Cruise Directors, Ass. Cruise Directors, Cruise Staff, Youth Activity Coordinators, DJ's, Fitness Instructors, Social Hostesses. Guest entertainers must have at least 2 x 40 minute shows catering to a wide diversity of ages and most are able to travel with minimum excess baggage. Please submit CV and recent photo to the below address (email to theagency@excellententertainment.biz) or telephone to find out about the latest contracts on offer. The Agency Excellent Entertainment, Ltd. Suite 2 The Business Centre 120 West Heath Road London NW3 7TX Tel. + 44 (0) 20 8458 4212 Fax: + 44 (0) 20 8458 4572 E-mail: theagency@excellententertainment.biz Website: http://www.excellententertainment.biz/ New Vision Dance Company This agency hires Dancers and Singers. New Vision Dance Company New Vision Cirque 13518 Ivy Brooke Lane Orlando Fl, 32828 Tel. (407) 207-3428, 1-866-We Dance Fax (407) 926-1847 E-mail: newvisiondance@cfl.rr.com, newvisioncirque@cfl.rr.com Website: http://www.newvisiondancecompany.com/ Cambrian Entertainments International This agency hires all styles of musicians, solo pianists, Piano MD's, Duo's, Trio's, Quartet's & Quintets, Reading Musicians. Cambrian Entertainments International 24 Titan Court, Laporte Way, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU4 8EF, UK Tel. 0870 2009000 Fax: 01582 488877 E-mail: nicola@cambrianents.co.uk, info@cambrianents.co.uk, mailbox@cambrian.tv Website: http://www.cambrianents.co.uk/, http://www.forliveartistes.com/index.asp American Entertainment Productions This agency hires Singer/Dancers, Dancers, Musicians - piano, drums, guitar, banjo, fiddle, bass, all brass instruments and sax, Sound and Light Technicians. American Entertainment Productions Attn: Casting 1846 Hightower Dr. Columbus, OH 43235 Tel. 1-800-221-8388 E-mail: auditions@americanentertainment.cc., info@americanentertainment.cc Website: http://www.americanentertainment.cc/
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Lounge Performers, males and females (entertain in certain locations on board - piano bar, night club etc. providing their own music and materials) - solid experience and ability to play a wide diversity of musical styles required. Fluent English Language skills required. Salary range: $2500-4800 U.S. per month. Dancers, Singers, males and females (main production shows, cabarets) - extensive experience in production shows required. Salary range: $1600-2900 U.S. per month (cast members to lead performers), depending on the cruise line. Musicians: Show band, males and females - extensive professional experience required, excellent sight reading. Salary range: $1700-2700 U.S. per month, depending on the cruise line. Please send an audio tape, detailed resume and a photo. Lounge groups, males and females (2 to 6 piece bands) - experience required. Fair English Language skills required. Salary range: $1700-2400 U.S. per month, depending on the cruise line. Please send an audio tape, detailed resume and a photo. Production Manager, males and females (responsible for running the production shows and managing the technical staff) - extensive technical and practical education and /or hands-on experience required. Salary range: $2200-3100 U.S. per month, depending on the cruise line. Assistant Production Manager, males and females (assisting in running the production shows and any activities that require technical assistance) - extensive technical and practical education and /or hands-on experience required. Salary range: $1700-2600 U.S. per month, depending on the cruise line. Possibilities for promotion to Production Manager. Sound & Light Technicians, mostly males (assisting in running the production shows and any activities that require technical assistance) - technical and practical education and /or hands-on experience required. Salary range: $1600-1900 U.S. per month, depending on the cruise line. Possibilities for promotion to Assistant Production Manager. Cruise Staff, males and females (organizing passengers activities-golf, quizzes, bingo etc.) - some experience preferred. Fluent English Language skills required. Salary range: $1800-2100 U.S. per month, depending on the cruise line. Possibilities for promotion to Assistant Cruise Director. Disc Jockey, males mostly (should have a diverse music foundation to span the generations of the passengers) - hotel, resort or night club experience preferred. Fluent English Language skills required. Salary range: $1700-2000 U.S. per month, depending on the cruise line. Fitness Instructors, males and females (passengers exercise activities, sports) - experience required. Fluent English Language skills required. Salary range: $1800-2200 U.S. per month, depending on the cruise line. Youth Activities Coordinators, females and males (organizing children's activities) - some experience with children preferred. Fluent English Language skills required. Salary range: $1800-2100 U.S. per month depending on the cruise line Cruise Lines Entertainment Contacts Send a cover letter, resume and promotional package to the cruise lines contacts listed below. Carnival Cruise Line This cruise line hires: Show Room Entertainers - (Vocalists, Dancers, Magicians, Jugglers, Comediants, Variety Entertainers) Dancers Show Band Musicians - Piano, Bass, Drums, Sax/Reeds, Trumpet, Trombone Lounge Bands - Duos up to four-piece Piano Bar Pianists/Vocalists Piano Bar Pianists Calypso Bands String Quartets Any promotional material may be sent to the following address: Carnival Cruise Lines 3655 NW 87th Avenue MSOP 304-N Miami, Florida 33178-2428 Or you may e-mail any of the following addresses for more information. Be sure to include your position of interest in the subject line. Backstage Sound & Light Technician - Shiptechs@carnival.com Disc Jockey, Social Host - Shipcruisestaff@carnival.com Dancer, Production Vocalist - Shipdancers@carnival.com Lounge Bands, One Man Band, Piano Bar Entertainer - shiploungemusic@carnival.com Showband Musician - shipshowband@carnival.com Headline Entertainer - shipentertainers@carnival.com Celebrity Cruises This cruise line hires: Show Room Entertainers - Vocalists, Dancers, Magicians, Jugglers, Comediants, Variety Entertainers Show Band Musicians - Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar, Sax/Reeds, Trumpet, Trombone Lounge Bands - Duos up to four-piece Dance Bands Piano Bar Pianists/Vocalists Piano Bar Pianists Caribbean Bands String Quartets Audio-Visual Personnel Disc Jockeys Please, contact: Entertainment Director Celebrity Cruises 5200 Blue Lagoon Drive, Miami, FL 33126, U.S.A. Tel. 1-800-242-6374 website: www.celebrity-cruises.com Musicians can also contact ProShip Entertainment (an exclusive agent for Celebrity Cruises): ProShip Entertainment 5253 Decarie Blvd, Suite 308 Montreal, PQ, Canada, H3W 3C2 Tel. 1-888-477-6744, 514/485-8823 Fax: 514/485-2675 E-mail: info@proship.com Website: www.proship.com Costa Cruise Line This cruise line hires: Show Room Entertainers - Vocalists, Dancers, Magicians, Jugglers, Comediants, Variety Entertainers Show Band Musicians - Piano, Bass, Drums, Sax/Reeds, Trumpet, Trombone Lounge Bands - Duos up to four-piece Dance Bands Piano Bar Pianists/Vocalists Piano Bar Pianists Caribbean Bands Audio-Visual Personnel Disc Jockeys Please, contact: Mr. Brian Lunsford Entertainment Manager 200 South Park Road, Suite 200 Hollywood, FL 33021, U.S.A. Tel. 305/377-4510; 305/358-1613; fax 305/375-0676 website: www.costacruises.com Job Hotline: (954) 266-5645 Crystal Cruises This cruise line hires: Show Room Entertainers - Vocalists, Dancers, Magicians, Jugglers, Comediants, Variety Entertainers Show Band Musicians - Piano, Bass, Drums, Sax/Reeds, Trumpet, Trombone Lounge Bands - Duos up to four-piece Dance Bands Piano Bar Pianists/Vocalists Piano Bar Pianists Caribbean Bands Audio-Visual Personnel Disc Jockeys The entertainment department caters to the most discerning traveler with extensive onboard programs second to none. For shipboard contracts within specific entertainment divisions, please forward your resume as outlined: Destination Lecturer, Special Interest Lecturer, Golf Instructor, Keyboard Instructor, Yoga Instructor, Specialty Entertainer, Specialty Performance Group/Cabaret Acts, Solo Entertainer/Solo Artist, Disc Jockey Crystal Cruises Attn: Kristin Turner - Manager Entertainment 2049 Century Park East, Suite 1400 Los Angeles, CA 90067 Please submit a letter, resume and prospectus; stage acts should also include a VHS/DVD of a LIVE performance and a promotional photograph. Ambassador Host/Dance Host Crystal Cruises Attn: Sheila Hoffman - Ambassador Host Program 2049 Century Park East, Suite 1400 Los Angeles, CA 90067 Please submit a letter, resume, headshot photograph and VHS/DVD of dance work being performed within a professional dance studio. Sound and Light Director, Audio-Technical Staff Crystal Cruises Attn: Michael Moeller - Corporate Technical Entertainment Director 2049 Century Park East, Suite 1400 Los Angeles, CA 90067 Please submit a letter, resume and headshot photograph. Orchestra Musicians ProShip Entertainment Attn: Martin Archambeault 5253 Decarie Blvd #308 Montreal Quebec, Canada H3W3C2 marchambeault@proship.com Please submit a letter, resume, audio tape/CD and headshot photograph. Ensemble Lead Vocalist, Ensemble Dancer, Ensemble Singer-Dancers Crystal Cruises' lavish, Broadway-style productions have received numerous accolades and coveted industry awards. While we do hold live auditions periodically (advertising in trade publications with our tour cities and dates), we welcome submissions via the post throughout the year. CRYSTAL CRUISES, Attn: Artistic Directors 2049 Century Park East, Ste. 1400 Los Angeles, CA 90067 Please submit a letter, resume and headshot photograph; packets are reviewed upon receipt and, should a suitable position be available, you will be contacted for a live audition; ensure that current telephone numbers and addresses are printed on each piece of material you submit. Talent 21 years of age and older is welcome to submit promotional materials. Submissions must be mailed and not e-mailed; submissions sent via e-mail will not be reviewed. Following is a detailed outline of criteria and benefits for ensemble vocalists and dancers. Female Dancers and Male Dancers and Male Dancer-Singers Video tapes should highlight strong ballet technique, along with jazz and tap. We also look for adagio and acrobatic experience. Female dancers are needed 5'6"-5'9"; male dancers and male dancer-singers are needed 5'9"-6'2". Male Dancer-Singers should include in their tapes two musical selections: one up-tempo and one ballad. Lead Female Vocalist We are looking for females 5'6"-5'9" in height, with dress sizes of 4-10. You must have dance ability for set choreography. Legit Soprano range: E-3 to F-4; Belt range: A-2 to C-4. Age Range: 23-40 Please submit a video tape showcasing the stated registers, along with a traditional musical theatre (or opera) piece in your head voice and a big Broadway-style belt. We also need to see movement on your video. Lead Male Vocalist We are looking for males 5'10"-6'4", with Jacket sizes 40R-42L. You must have movement ability for set choreography. Tenor and Baritone range: F-1 to C-3; occasional G-3. Age Range: 25-40 Please submit a video tape showcasing a big Baritone voice. We are looking for legitimate musical theatre voices that are able to sing several styles of music, including Opera, musical theatre, '40s Jazz, and '50s Rock and Roll. Please submit a big ballad and an up-tempo. We also need to see movement on your video. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT PERFORMING WITH PRODUCTION TEAMS: Please e-mail at Production@crystalcruises.com Cunard Line This cruise line hires: Show Room Entertainers - Vocalists, Dancers, Magicians, Jugglers, Comediants, Variety Entertainers Show Band Musicians - Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar, Sax/Reeds, Trumpet, Trombone Lounge Bands - Duos up to four-piece Dance Bands Piano Bar Pianists/Vocalists Piano Bar Pianists Caribbean Bands String Quartets Production Personnel Disc Jockeys Please, contact: Mr. Garry Brown Garry Brown Associates, Ltd. 27 Downs Side Cheam, Surrey, England SM2 7EH Tel. 081/643-3991; 081/643-8375 Fax 081/770-7241 You could also try to contact: Entertainment Coordinator Cunard Line Ltd. 555 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 1001, U.S.A. Employment Hot Line: 212/880-7423 Website: www.cunardline.com Apply online: http://www.cunard.com/hr/shipboard.asp Disney Cruise Line Entertainment Technicians Musicians, Performers If you are interested in becoming a mainstage or character performer, please contact the Entertainment Audition Hotline at (407) 397-3299 or go to www.disneycareers.com (Events and Auditions). Please, contact Director of /Entertainment Disney Cruise Line PO Box 10,210 Lake Buena Vista, FL 32880, U.S.A. Tel. 407/566-7000, 407/566-3500; fax 407/939-3750 Website: http://dcljobs.com/ Job Hotline: (+1) 407/566-SHIP MUSICIANS Bands & piano players only, please contact: Hire Notes Robert Sigler 2200 South Pioneer Way Las Vegas, NV 89117 United States hirenotes@aol.com Sound/Light Technicians, please contact: The Agency Marc Sorrentino Suite 2 The Business Centre 120 West Heath Road London NW3 7TU England Tel: +44 (0) 20 8 458 4212 Fax: +44 (0) 20 8 458 4572 www.excellententertainment.biz Holland America Line This cruise line hires: Show Room Entertainers - Vocalists, Dancers, Magicians, Jugglers, Comediants, Variety Entertainers Show Band Musicians - Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar, Sax/Reeds, Trumpet, Trombone Lounge Bands - Duos up to four-piece Dance Bands Piano Bar Pianists/Vocalists Piano Bar Pianists Caribbean Bands String Quartets Audio-Visual Personnel Disc Jockeys SINGERS - lead singers who move well. SINGER/DANCERS - strong singers who also dance. Holland America's production shows are produced and managed by Stiletto Entertainment. Contact: Stiletto Entertainment P.O Box 45348 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310-957-5757 www.stilettoentertainment.com Auditions are held throughout the year. Videotaped submissions, phone, fax and e-mail inquiries are also accepted. PRODUCTION DANCERS Holland America's production shows are produced and managed by Stiletto Entertainment. Contact: Stiletto Entertainment P.O Box 45348 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310-957-5757 www.stilettoentertainment.com Auditions are held throughout the year. Videotaped submissions, phone, fax and e-mail inquiries are also accepted. GUEST ENTERTAINERS Comedians Jugglers Instrumentalists Magicians/Illusionists Vocalists Ventriloquists or any other interesting performer (we do not contract mentalists or hypnotists) for engagements as short as two days. If you have at least one hour and fifteen minutes of family suitable material, please submit a videotape to: Entertainment Manager - Talent Holland America Line 300 Elliott Ave. W. Seattle, WA 98119 If you would like your tape returned, enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope. TECHICIANS Stage Manager Sound Technician Lighting Technician Rigging Technician Lounge Technician Broadcast Technician Holland America's award winning vessels feature state-of-the-art sound, lighting, rigging and broadcast systems featuring equipment from VARI*LITE, Yamaha, Electronic Theater Controls, Leigtronics, and 360 Systems. Please submit a videotape to: Entertainment Manager - Talent Holland America Line 300 Elliott Ave. W. Seattle, WA 98119 SHOWBAND MUSICIANS The showband has from 6 to 7 players and backs all the production shows and variety entertainers. You must be: an excellent sight reader knowledgeable in different musical styles The following positions are available: Piano/Music Director - manages the show band and all musicians on board. Conducts all shows. Must have excellent musical and leadership skills. Keyboards/Piano - requires a good knowledge of modern synthesizers. Must be imaginative with patches to fill-in and make the band sound fuller. Some solo background work will also be assigned. Drums - requires a variety of musical styles to include: theater, contemporary and dance music. Click track experience is a plus. Bass Guitar - upright bass skills are a plus but not required. Saxophone - able to double alto and tenor. Flute and clarinet a plus, but not required. Guitar - electric and acoustic are required. Some solo background work will also be assigned. Please send resume, video (preferred) or cd of live performance, and references to: Entertainment Manager - Music Holland America Line 300 Elliott Ave. West Seattle, WA 98119 STRING ENSEMBLES Three and four piece string ensembles . You must have a large repertoire of light classical, show tunes and some pop. Please send resume, video of live performance, a complete song list, and references to: Entertainment Manager - Music Holland America Line 300 Elliott Ave. West Seattle, WA 98119 LOUNGE BANDS High-quality and friendly duos, trios, and quartets to entertain the guests. Repertoire must include a wide variety of music ranging from easy listening cocktail music for dancing to high-energy contemporary favorites. Please send resume, video of live performance, a complete song list, and references to: Entertainment Manager - Music Holland America Line 300 Elliott Ave. West Seattle, WA 98119 PIANISTS High-energy and friendly piano entertainers with a wide musical range from the 50s through contemporary pop, and experience with sing-a-longs. The ability to read music is not a requirement, but all songs must be memorized. Please send resume, video of live performance, a complete song list, and references to: Entertainment Manager - Music Holland America Line 300 Elliott Ave. West Seattle, WA 98119 Website: http://www.hollandamericaentertainment.com/ Hapag Lloyd Cruises Please send: - Introductory letter, - Complete curriculum vitae, - Photograph - Full references (school and where applicable university qualification, practical courses and professional experience). - Audio and/or video material for musicians Culture and Events/Entertainment: Hapag-Lloyd Kreuzfahrten Uta Steinmetz Ballindamm 25 20095 Hamburg Tel: +49 40 3001-4667 Light und Sound: Studio 22 Schauinslandstr. 22 76199 Karlsruhe Stephan Weber Tel: +49 721 98834-33 Fax: +49 721 98834-44 Lector, Scientist: Hapag-Lloyd Kreuzfahrten Doris Meißner Ballindamm 25 20095 Hamburg Tel: +49 40 3001-4712 Website: www.hlkf.de Imperial Majesty Cruise Line 2950 Gateway Drive Pompano Beach, Florida 33069 Ph.: 954-956-9505, 800-394-3865 Fax: 954-971-6678 E-mail: employment@imperialmajesty.com Website: http://www.imperialmajesty.com/ Please, fill in the online application form: http://www.imperialmajesty.com/Employment/Employ_Global.htm Norwegian Cruise Line This cruise line hires: Show Room Entertainers - Vocalists, Dancers, Magicians, Jugglers, Comediants, Variety Entertainers Show Band Musicians - Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar, Sax/Reeds, Trumpet, Trombone Lounge Bands - Duos up to six-piece Dance Bands Piano Bar Pianists/Vocalists Piano Bar Pianists Caribbean Bands String Quartets Audio-Visual Personnel Disc Jockeys Norwegian Cruise Line accepts resumes for a variety of entertainment venues from Comedy acts to guest lecturers. As a general rule, applications are accepted year-round. Do not contact Ms. Carper if you're applying as a musician. For employment opportunities, please send a resume and a demo tape to: Sue Carper NCL Corporate Office. 7665 NW 19 St. Miami, FL 33126 Musicians, please send a resume, photo and a demo tape to: Michael Suman NCL Corporate Office. 7665 NW 19 St. Miami, FL 33126 msuman@ncl.com Show room entertainers, dancers, singers and production staff, please contact Jean Ann Ryan Productions: Ms. Jean Ann Ryan Producer, Jean Ann Ryan Productions 308 SE 14-th Street Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 Tel. 954/523-6399 Theater Techs -Joel Koves - Manager, Entertainment Technical- jkoves@ncl.com website: www.ncl.com OceaniaCruises OCEANIACRUISES, INC. 8300 NW 33rd Street, Suite 308 Miami, Fla. 33122, U.S.A. Please, fill in the online application form and attach your resume: http://www.oceaniacruises.com/T_MainContentPage.aspx?PageUID=4159d94b-e914-4925-b856-eed087086e7e Princess Cruises Princess Cruises Fleet Personnel Department 24844 Avenue Rockefeller Santa Clarita, CA 91355-4999 U.S.A. Email: careersatsea@princesscruises.com Website: http://employment.princess.com/employment/job_shipboard.html Radisson Seven Seas Cruises Please, contact: Manager of Entertainment Radisson Seven Seas Cruises 600 Corporate Drive, # 410, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33334, U.S.A. Tel. 1-800-477-7500; 954/776-6123; fax 954/772-3763 Website: http://www.rssc.com Royal Caribbean International This cruise line hires: Show Room Entertainers - Vocalists, Dancers, Magicians, Jugglers, Comediants, Variety Entertainers Show Band Musicians - Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar, Sax/Reeds, Trumpet, Trombone Lounge Bands - Duos up to six-piece Dance Bands Piano Bar Pianists/Vocalists Piano Bar Pianists Caribbean Bands String Quartets Audio-Visual Personnel Disc Jockeys Please, contact: Entertainment Manager Royal Caribbean International 1050 Caribbean Way, Miami, FL 33132, U.S.A. Tel. 305/539-3987, 1-800-224-6695; fax 305/371-7354 Musicians, please contact: Mr. Robert Waterfield Talent Acquisition Manager - address the same as above Tel. 1-800-224-6695 ext.3908 website: www.royalcaribbean.com Seabourn Cruise Line Please, contact: Director of Entertainmet Shipboard Personnel 6100 Blue Lagoon Drive, Miami, FL 33126, U.S.A. Tel: (+1) 305-463-3000 Fleet Personnel Department Mountbatten House, Grosvenor Square, Southampton, U.K. SO15 2 BF website: www.seabourn.com Silversea Cruises Please, contact: Shipboard Employment Silversea Cruises, Ltd. 24 Avenue De Fontvielle, P.O. Box 713 Monte Carlo 98013, Monaco Tel. 33-92 05 11 99; Fax 33-92 05 11 69 website: www.silversea.com Most of the entertainment is currently being booked by agent submissions
  15. Thanks bro, funny thing is, I am usung a "D" battery because I started that way and can't seem to use a slide ha ha -KT