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House Band Musician - Percussion/Vocalist / Job Application

Please read and acknowledge the information below regarding the position and audition process. Minimal age for this position is 21.
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We are looking for a strong percussionist/Vocalist who can seamlessly bridge the gap between consummate musician and world class entertainer.
We require complete familiarity with many different styles including:

  • Rock
  • Jazz
  • Latin
  • Broadway
  • Funk
  • Hip-Hop


  • *Demonstrate a congenial attitude and ability to work well with others in a close environment
  • *Perform in support of main evening shows and various other events around the ship
  • *Perform up to 5 hours per day, 7 days per week, as scheduled by the Music Manager and Entertainment management
  • *Enthusiastically participate in required activities including, but not limited to, trainings, drills, safety briefings & duties, in-port manning, meetings, and performances
  • *Demonstrate commitment to Princess Cruises Shared Purpose, Core Values and Cruise Experience


All House Band Musician positions require:
  • *Strong Dance Background a plus
  • *Strong Vocal Background mandatory
  • *Broadway or Musical Theater experience preferred (ie. "Pit" Orchestra)
  • *Excellent knowledge of contemporary musical styles (Top 40 from 1940's to present)
  • *High level of music sight-reading skills
  • *High level of music performance skills on all hand drums/percussion
  • *Proficiency in improvisation is required in a variety of musical performance styles and settings
  • *High level of appropriate professional stage presence for all performances
  • *Self-directed solo rehearsal skills for improvement as required
  • *Ability to use technology to enhance musical performances a plus
  • *Proficiency in the English Language, additional languages a plus
  • *Ability to go beyond being a "side-man performer" to become an "entertainer" preferred
  • *Ability to stand while performing for extended periods of time required
  • *Ability to move between venues quickly with minimal set-up & sound-check

**Applicants must be 21 years old to work on board
**Demo video submissions should be clean, frontal shot, with minimal editing and decent audio quality, showing required musical styles and qualifications. Live performances showing audience interaction and engagement are preferred where appropriate.
**Princess Cruises provides all flights, transfers, and travel accommodations both to and from the ship