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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a live audition?

Live auditions are strictly for orchestra / showband musicians who play the following instruments: Piano, Saxophone doubling on Clarinet & Flute, Trumpet, Bass, Drums, Trombone, Guitar. Being part of a showband or orchestra is highly challenging so only the finest musicians will be offered this type of work. During your audition, you will be asked to sight-read, improvise and play some standard repertoire by memory. Auditions can be done in person or remotely and usually take 45-90 minutes.

What type of entertainers is Proship looking for?

Proship is always looking for new entertainment personnel so if you’d like to know what options are out there for you simply get in touch with us or fill out an application. We are currently looking for showband musicians who play piano, bass, drums, guitar, trumpet (lead and 2nd), saxes with doubles, or trombone. We are also looking for piano bar entertainers, cocktail pianists, singing cocktail pianists, party bands with 3-6 members, one man bands, acoustic solo guitarists, duos, acoustic duos, classical ensembles with 2-4 members, steel pan players, and Caribbean/Island bands.

What is a cruise ship showband musician?

Showband musicians are part of the main musical group, the showband or orchestra. Showband musicians must have excellent sight-reading abilities and knowledge of repertoire from the 20's through today. The showband accompanies all shows and cabarets, performs dance sets, cocktail parties, masquerade parties and talent shows.