Best Local Cruise Ship Musicians for Hire

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Listed below are a small selection of hand-picked musicians available to hire. Looking for something else? Request the type of music you prefer and your personal music booking agent will help you find the top musicians in your local area!

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Live Music – Covers of well known songs, Original music

Classic country, good ol’ classics in general, and also love to take audience requests! Love to get people up and dancing & singing along…


Live Music – Covers of well known songs, Original music

We perform Ska, Latin, Reggae (hence the name!). We also perform Mento, Rocksteady, R&B, Disco, traditional and contemporary Jazz music…

From smooth jazz cuts, dance floor classics, soulful R&B or acoustic background music, we can provide any style of music that you wish…

Folk, Rock, Irish and Country band. Playing a whole wide range of music, from haunting Irish whistle tunes through to more modern songs…

American Jazz Standards along with some Latin and funk tunes while interacting with the audience, telling stories or improvised jokes…

During last year, string quartet performed in many concert halls and theatres and participated in important festival and concerts…

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Thank you for the shortlist you have provided, it’s been really good variety & excellent acts! Thanks a bunch! Lifesaver!

Husna – Wedding Reception

You did a great job finding a very qualified selection of available bands for my wedding reception.

Louise – Wedding Reception

Took just a few seconds to enter my request and before I knew it I’d booked a superb band. Quite literally ACE!

Sal – Private Event – Function

Only used your service for the first time recently but it saved a lot of effort trying to find the right band for our party.

Chris – Birthday Party

… and many, many more!

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The Best Local musicians for hire for your cruise ship

It’s very easy to find local musicians to hire for your cruise ship!

Each and every event is special and there are thousands of musicians to choose from. But, is it possible to hire top local cruise ship musicians and how much does it cost? ACE Music Booking Agency is happy to provide you with free expert help and advice until you are ready to hire an amazing local musician at the right price.

It is important to find the best musician for hire for your cruise ship to get the best out of your live music entertainment. Your personal music booking agent appreciates that you do not want to waste any time finding the right cruise ship musicians locally or beyond. ACE can provide you with a shortlist of the top musicians from our verified network of great local live musicians to hire. You are welcome to ask questions to your personal music agent before hiring.

ACE Music Booking Agency’s musicians are able to provide world class entertainment. All able to perform to suit your cruise ship music entertainment needs.

How To Hire cruise ship musicians

It’s easy and free to receive quotes and hire a local cruise ship musicians. Simply place your live music booking request and start receiving quotes now! Whether you are looking to hire a new original solo musician for a small village gathering or a 10 piece “cover” band for a lavish function, ACE Music Booking Agency is ready and able to help.

Request the live music you would like to hire

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Different styles of music to fit your Cruise Ship entertainment perfectly

Just let us know what you have in mind and we will help you find the right musicians to hire for your Cruise Ship.

There is a wide variety of local bands and musicians available. Also including pop rock function bands and jazz singers. These may be a great fit to hire for your Cruise Ship entertainment. You may also be interested in professional event musicians or music groups of a particular style. For special occasions you can consider expert function bands and singers.

Truth is, there are many types of music artists available. Let us know what you are looking for, we will be able to help you find suitable musicians.

Hire the best cruise ship musicians

The local musicians can and do perform at many different types of events. The musicians to hire can be as subtle or energetic as you want them to be! The musicians play popular covers from famous artists and themes. Interested in original music as well? You can easily select this when placing your booking request. You can also ask the musicians to customise their set-list to fit your event, and they would be happy to help.

It is always best to place your booking request. You can then choose from the live musicians available for your live music needs. Let us know about your Cruise Ship live music entertainment ideas, so we can help you find a fantastic musical entertainer for hire.

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Live music is a great way of providing memorable entertainment for your cruise ship. As your entertainment agency, we will help you find the best musicians to fit your needs. Feel free to get in touch and ACE will help create live music entertainment to remember.

You can choose different styles of live performance musicians. Types of bands and musicians available include, pop rock function bands and jazz singers.. These are popular choices on musicians and bands for hire for weddings and events.

There are many different types of music acts available to hire. It is best to place your live music booking request and choose from the best live musicians. Booking live music entertainment for your cruise ship is easy. Choose from professional event musicians or music groups of a particular style.. All you need to do is to relax and enjoy the music.

Want to receive direct quotes from world class musicians available to hire? Your music of choice can be anything from solo saxophone to live party music. Either way the quotes you receive will be direct. The musicians are happy to work with you directly to make sure your event runs smoothly.

When you know exactly the type of music you want to book at your event, we are happy to help! Looking for something different? Feel free to let us know what you have in mind and we can find unique musicians for your cruise ship.

What next?

The list of musicians displayed on this page is only a selection. New cruise ship musicians are added on to the ACE Music Booking Agency website every day. If you haven’t seen what you’re looking for yet, it’s best to place your booking request and you will be assigned a personal music booking agent. In addition to local musicians there are also many musicians all around the world that are willing to travel to perform at your event. Most professional musicians perform nationwide as well as worldwide. Especially if you are consider offering accommodation with your event, this may even lower their costs for you.

Searching for live entertainment can be confusing and time wasting. The live musical entertainers you finally decide on elsewhere, may not even be available for your date. We recommend placing your request with ACE and receiving accurate quotes from the available bands and musicians. The cover musicians on your shortlist will reserve your date for at least 7 days enabling the time for you to review, decide and make a booking.

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Help and Advice on Hiring cruise ship musicians

See below for frequently asked questions as well as help and advice when booking a cruise ship musician. If your question is not displayed below, please feel free to get in touch. Happy to help!

How can I hire a local cruise ship musician?

ACE makes it very easy to find the best local cruise ship musician. Simply request the type of music you have in mind. Add some information on the event you are planning and ACE will do all the work for free!

ACE can find you great musicians to choose from for your booking. If you want more control, you are welcome to add more information on your booking request. This can help us find exactly what you are looking for.

Take control and get the amazing music you need for your cruise ship. Simply place your live music booking request and start receiving quotes now!

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Why should I book live music for my cruise ship?

Live music is a great way to add an extra special touch to any cruise ship. There is nothing quite like a live musician for hire to bring an event to life. A great musician responds to the mood to deliver fantastic entertainment.

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How long do musicians take to set-up for my cruise ship?

Setting up time is based on the number of musicians involved. A solo acoustic musician can be ready within 30 minutes. A singer or small band can take up to an hour. Whereas a 10-piece function band for hire, with DJ service set up, may take up to 90 minutes or more. The time needed is to position the musicians on stage, prepare the equipment and sound-check.

If this is a special event with particular timings, they may need to arrive earlier. It is best to agree with the musician about the time of arrival. This will allow them to prepare for your event. This should ideally be before your guests or patrons arrive.

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I need to cancel or change my musician booking. What should I do?

This is best done direct with live music artist you booked as soon as possible.

You can contact us or the musician for hire you selected for the event. Please ensure you provide the musician with as much notice as possible. They will want to be able to schedule another performance on the cancelled date to avoid any loss of earnings.

When you discuss the terms with your hired musician, please cover the cancellation details. Musicians are human-beings too. They will understand if you have a genuine reason for the cancellation. Let them know when you would like them to perform. They may need time to check calendars before confirming the rearrangement.

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What happens if the hired musician cancels the booking?

If a musician cancels, you will need to find a replacement musician. Get in touch with us as soon as possible, as we have many musicians available at the last-minute for you.

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Can I see the musician perform live before booking?

All our musicians for hire are actively performing. The musician selected for your booking may be regularly playing live in your local area. If it is a public event, pop along and have a listen. Please bear in mind that they may not be able to grant you access for private events.

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Is it possible to pick the songs the musician will perform for my cruise ship?

You are welcome to discuss this with the musician you are booking for your cruise ship. Some musicians for hire will work very hard on a particular series of songs. They would also link many songs together into a medley. These musicians to hire will have a routine to last the entire evening which they have perfected. Then it becomes very difficult for them to change the order of songs to include your choice. But, they may still be able to perform a special song for you. Other local musicians for hire will be happy to play any song you request. Providing you give them enough notice.

Many international musicians to hire travel the world with hundreds of songs in their repertoire. They will likely know the songs you like already! In both cases, don’t be afraid to ask! It is important you get exactly the music you want at your event.

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How loud will the musician be?

The volume a musician performs is based on the type of instruments involved. For example, a music artist performing with live drum kit or sax will be relatively louder than unamplified acoustic guitar or violin. Where volume needs to be a consideration, you may want to opt-in for light percussion instruments instead of a full drum kit. Another swap could be for backing tracks instead of a complete horn section.

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Will the musicianbe suitable for sound limiters?

Having a sound limiter is something that should be discussed when booking your musician. However, many local musicians to hire have experience in working with sound limitations. They will be able to advise in detail.

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Do I need to provide anything for the musicians?

You are welcome to offer your chosen musicians anything included in your event planning. The musicians only need a space to perform and payment for their performance. The space they need is scalable based on the number of musicians in their line-up. The bands and musicians for hire have experience in everything they need and they can tell you in more detail.

The payment should be issued by prior arrangement. This is via a BACS transfer in the week leading up to the event, issued in cash at the end of the performance or payment via cheque as agreed.

ACE Music Booking Agency has a ‘Managed’ option. You can choose this for a secure and stress-free booking. ACE will handle communications and booking agreements as well as offering a secure online payment.

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What happens if I have a complaint about the musician?

If you have a complaint this should be raised as soon as possible with the musician themselves. The sooner a musician knows there is an issue the quicker they can rectify the problem if it is within their power to do so. A great way to avoid complaints is to use ACE Music Booking Agency’s Managed booking option.

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How will the musician plan their performance for my cruise ship?

Exactly as agreed! The musicians you selected will arrive as agreed, set-up and sound-check. They will then get ready for their performance. Once the music begins the musician you liked and hired for your cruise ship will play for the agreed amount of time, taking a small break if required. At the end, they will pack up their equipment, and as agreed with you, accept payment and leave.

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What equipment will the musician provide?

All musicians to hire will supply the equipment they need to perform, unless provided by you. Have particular requests? It is best to discuss these with your hired musician. The local musician for hire will provide a suitable lighting and PA sound system, where needed, and enjoyable live music perfect for your cruise ship.

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How much space will the musician need to perform?

Hiring a musician for your available space is very easy. You can tell us about the space you have and we will help you find the best local musicians for hire that are suitable. Don’t forget to place your booking request where you can tell us all about your event.

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How long do musicians perform?

As long as agreed! Generally, bands and musicians perform in sections of 45 minutes to an hour. This is usually separated with a small break lasting around 5 to 15 minutes. So if you want your musician to perform across 3 hours, they will play for 45 minutes 3 times. Some musicians performing across 2 hours, would play for 45 minutes, take a 15-minute break then play for the whole last hour. There are also musicians that when asked to perform across 3 hours will do that without a break! You can discuss and agree how long you want your musician to perform their music sets and break duration.

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Can I tailor my music act’s performance?

The local musicians available to hire are happy to discuss any ways they can provide the best performance for your cruise ship. You may want particular songs performed at particular times or make announcements. Feel free to let the musicians know exactly what you would like to change or add. Especially if you plan to have them swinging from the chandeliers!

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How much does it cost to hire a local musician?

Local musicians can cost between $/£/€200 and $/£/€3000. Popular professional original or cover musicians may have a minimum fee of $/£/€10000. On average, most solo singers, musicians or DJs will cost $/£/€350; small bands $/£/€750; function bands $/£/€2500. It also matters for how long you want the musician to perform for your cruise ship and if there are any extra requirements. You can detail what you have in mind on your booking request. ACE Music Booking Agency will find the best cruise ship musicians for hire to fit your budget. So you can rest assured you will be able to afford the musicians on your shortlist.

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What happens if a musician becomes ill?

Illness is something all musicians for hire are prepared for. This means another musician stepping in for your cruise ship. The replacement musician will be well versed in the music that the initial musician performs. You will be unlikely to hear any difference, although they may appear different. If the musician is unable to provide a replacement, ACE will be available to help you hire another musician of similar quality.

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Do all music artists perform live?

The bands and musicians will perform live but not all shows are completely live. Some musicians use musical backing tracks to perform with a larger sound. For example, a soloist may use a backing track accompaniment. Feel free to discuss your preferences with the musician. Even some world famous music artists use backing tracks!

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Can the musicians play different styles of music?

Popular variety bands and musicians are happy to perform music across many genres and decades. Speciality artists prefer to focus their music on a particular style. Feel free to tell us what style of music you want your musician to perform for your cruise ship.

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How do I hire a musician?

Simply place your booking request for the type of music you prefer and receive price quotes from the best local musicians for hire!

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