Auditions

BB King’s Blues Club at Sea is looking for musicians & vocalists to perform as BB King’s All-Star Band aboard Holland American Line.

Why Join Us?

  • Competitive wage
  • Complimentary basic medical coverage for the duration of the contract
  • Travel the world
  • Play with world-class musicians
  • Onboard amenities include: Single cabins, gym, laundry, pool, hot tub, basketball courts, crew discounts
  • World-class dining options

Audition

We are seeking female and male vocalists, guitar players, bass players, drummers, keyboard players, tenor sax players, and trumpet players. Submit your video audition and interview via YouTube (public visibility) and email the link to talent@bbkings.com. Interview questions can be downloaded HERE. Musicians must perform the entire songs below in their original format.

  • Female Vocalists:
    (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman by Aretha Franklin 
    Best of My Love by Emotion
    Saving All My Love by Whitney Houston
  • Male Vocalists:
    Let’s Stay Together by Al Green
    Try a Little Tenderness By Otis Redding
    Superstition by Stevie Wonder
  • Guitar Players:
    Can I Change My Mind by Tyrone Davis
    Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison
    Blues Solo Piece
  • Bass Players:
    Don’t Play That Song by Aretha Franklin
    Take me to the River by Al Green
    I Wish by Stevie Wonder
  • Drummers:
    Rock with You by Michael Jackson
    Ain’t Too Proud to Beg by Temptations
    Since You Been Gone by Aretha Franklin
  • Keyboard Players:
    Until You Come Back To Me by Aretha Franklin
    Round in Circles by Billy Preston
    Green Onions by Booker T. & The MG’s
  • Tenor Sax Players:
    Soul Finger by Bar-Kays
    September by EWF
    Solo piece (your choice)
  • Trumpet Players:
    Soul Finger by Bar-Kays
    September (First trumpet parts only)
    Solo piece (your choice)

Responsibilities

  • Perform up to 3 shows nightly, up to 6 nights per week. ¬†Shows are approximately 45 – 55 minutes in length.

Qualifications

  • The performance repertoire includes hits within the Blues, Classic Soul, R & B, & Classic Rock genres. Artists must be able to play or sing like the original recordings in the original keys.

Commitment

  • Contracts are generally 4 – 6 months in length.

Requirements

  • Artists must be at least 21 years of age and be a United States Citizen or permanent resident (Green Card).
  • Must hold or be able to possess a valid passport and be able to travel internationally without restrictions for up to 6 months at a time.
  • Artists must be able to obtain necessary visas (if applicable).
  • Artists must be fully vaccinated and boosted.
  • Must pass medical and dental examination paid by BSBC Entertainment Services.
  • Artists must be pass a background check.
  • Must have a valid US bank account.
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