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Bassist needed for cruise ship function band!

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Looking for a bassist to complete the lineup for a cruise ship function band.. starting gigging asap, ready to be cruising January 2019! Applicant must be fully committed and passionate for becoming a full time working musician as well as wanting to travel the world and getting paid for it!!! Current members are aged 22-25 so this similar type of age range. This is a perfect opportunity to work professionally, travel the world and meet new people! APPLY APPLY APPLY! Located in Cardiff 

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If only I was 50 years younger..........

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Then I'd be 11 ... probably a tad young for this gig.

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I was on a Caribbean cruise some years ago and got chatting to the young bassist in the 'house' band. He reckoned he was having a whale of a time. The pay wasn't astronomical but he was loving it, said he'd recommend it to anyone. See the world for free and get paid to play bass, what's not to like. If only I was 30 years younger etc.

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The daft thing is, most of the passengers on a cruise ship are much more likely to be in their 50s than their 20s.

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On 10/07/2018 at 16:14, Happy Jack said:

The daft thing is, most of the passengers on a cruise ship are much more likely to be in their 50s than their 20s.

Depends when you go, I thought that before we did our first, we will be on our third this year and another booked for next year. In the summer holidays the average age is 30s-40s with kids on the ones we have been on. There are some older people but a lot of them are part of larger family groups. I would imagine ones in May and October are  more like what you suggest though.

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When I worked cruise ships, there were musical acts on there of all ages. Young and old in the house show band(s), jazz trios and musical duos with folk in their 50s-60s and one fella in one group celebrated his 70th on the ship. You need to be fit to an extent you can launch a life boat or raft (for your own sanity) and you just need to be free of everyday life demands. If you can pick up and go for 3-6 months with no repercussions, then why not. There are worse jobs ;).

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8 hours ago, christhammer666 said:

if only I was 15 years younger, liked boats and didn't have a fear of deep water

Beyond 6 feet it doesn’t make much difference............

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9 hours ago, christhammer666 said:

if only I was 15 years younger, liked boats and didn't have a fear of deep water

Change your username and a certain someone might give you some tips on walking on it! 😃👿

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I always wanted to do this type of work. I turned 50 this year, had no idea I was past it!! Bring back Logans Run!!! 

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I am based in Cardiff and finish my current contract in December 2018... Unfortunately I am 34 so a few years over your required age bracket! I act like one though if that helps?

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I did this once and hated it. I know people who do it and love it. It's definitely worth trying. I was well paid, and the only time I had to spend money was when I went sightseeing on shore.

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On 05/09/2018 at 18:02, mic mac moe said:

The audition process puts me off. Filming yourself and uploading vids etc

 

That's where you're going wrong - you're meant to film yourself playing bass

 

 

 

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34 minutes ago, Delberthot said:

 

That's where you're going wrong - you're meant to film yourself playing bass

 

 

 

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Oops!! 😆 

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