Re: Cruiseships?

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Posted by gerard on February 06, 2000 at 22:28:29:

In Reply to: Re: Cruiseships? posted by gerard on February 06, 2000 at 22:16:03:

: : : I am a college student, and I want to get a job playing gigs this summer. Themeparks, cruiseships, ski lodges.... I don't care. I'll go anywhere to do it to. I could get through an audition just fine, but I have no idea where to start to look for these oppurtunities. Could someone tell me where to look?

: If you like playing music-stay away from the cruise ships. It can be very destructive to your playing.

: I can't emphasise this enough. If you decide to do the gig make sure that you are super prepared in reading and different musical styles so that you can distinguish critisms of value from those from burnt out, negative assholes.

: : Best of luck. The boat gigs may tend to be looking for a longer commitment(ie 6 months or so)but some are shorter term. The two boat gigs I have had I have been contacted by someone at the shipping line; you might try getting the number for the entertainment directors for each cruise line. Theme parks tend to announce auditions when they need to fill spots. You may be better off contacting whatever clubdate agencies are in your area (you know weddings, bar miztvahs, etc,)to see if they are looking for bass players. It's generally radio tunes, but they tend to pay well.

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