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Every Carnival ship features a live band that is the heart and soul of our entertainment ranks. A 4-piece rhythm section, comprised of electric guitar, keys, bass, and drums, provide the foundation for each of these bands. Each rhythm section performs in a commercial-level band that actively covers a large range of popular and Top 40 music genres from the 1960s through today. In addition to covering a wide variety of commercial music styles, select ships use the rhythm section in larger bands that also provide the sound track to our award winning Vegas-style production shows and Guest Entertainers.
Members of the rhythm section are individually hired for their ensembles, they rehearse for anywhere between one and three weeks in Fort Lauderdale and then join their ship for the remainder of their contract.

  • Deliver highest quality musical entertainment to our guests in line with Carnival’s brand and live music guidelines.
  • Provide musical support for production shows and variety entertainers.
  • Provide an average of four hours of musical entertainment to our guests as scheduled by the ship’s management.
  • Actively participate in assigned activities including, but not limited to trainings, drills, safety briefings, meetings and performances.
  • Demonstrate commitment to Carnival Service Values.
  • Perform ship’s safety function, including “Port Manning”, as required.
  • An education that emphasizes the performance of commercial music including techniques and concepts found in modern pop and rock repertoire.
  • Demonstrated understanding of how to use technology (amp modelers, effects and synthesizers) in performance, and the discipline necessary to accurately prepare and perform cover tunes.
  • Strong sight reading and transposition skills.
  • Applicable experience in theatre pit orchestras, wedding/bar bands, and similar ensembles.
  • The ability to extend beyond a performer into an entertainer.
  • Keyboards: Knowledge of Nord and Roland keyboards is preferred
  • Proficiency in the English language
  • Resume outlining previous musical employment, education and performance experience.
  • Links to videos of live performances.
  • Links to videos that demonstrate your technique, and awareness of Top 40 musical styles.
  • Promotional photo.


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