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British National
DOB: 13/07/1971
                                                                                                        
TALENTED AND EXPERIENCED SOLO GUITARIST/SINGER

Excels in many areas including, but not limited to:

  • Positive audience involvement/interaction
  • Diplomatic business conduction
  • Finger-style classical guitar
  • Classic rock guitar
  • Britpop guitar
  • Standards
  • Singing
  • Creates a relaxed/humorous environment with audience
  • Open to song requests
  • Cruise ship venues
  • Worldly experience with diverse audiences

Certifications held:

  • Holder of C1/D Visa
  • Crowd Management
  • Crisis Management and Human Behavior
  • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
  • Elementary First Aid
  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibility
  • Personal Survival Techniques

 

EXPERIENCE AND EMPLOYMENT

Carnival Cruise Lines- 2002-2014: Was headhunted early in 2002 by Carnival Cruise Lines and accepted a contract onboard the ‘Carnival Spirit’. Has consistently worked for Carnival Cruise Lines and currently mid-way through 17th contract with this company. Responsibilities include performing solo gigs throughout different venues on the ship, 6 nights per week. This job has proven to be very beneficial in building both guitar and singing abilities in conjunction with improving performer-audience interactions.

The Haven Europe Company- 2001: Performance was again requested at their ‘Le Bois Masson’ site, located in the Vendee region of France during one of the busiest holiday regions on the French Atlantic coast. Although a demanding summer, it proved to be very fulfilling.

The Haven Europe Company- 2000: Resident entertainer for the “Domain de Kerlann” holiday resort, located in Brittany, France. Responsibility ranged from intimate solo guitar recitals to perfroming to over 1,200 residents on their beautiful outside terrace.

Fairlawns Hotel and Golf Club- 1999: Requested back to perform during the busy end-of-the year holiday season.

Pride of Bilbao Cruise Ship- 1999: Returned once more, as requested back by the ship’s management. 

Fairlawns Hotel and Golf Club- 1998 (6 Week Contracts): Head of entertainment and resident performer, taking full responsibility for the holiday season entertainment at an extremely popular and regal hotel, located in Aldridge, UK.

Pride of Bilbao Cruise Ship- 1998 (6 Month Contracts): Requested back to perform for the entire season.

Venues in Norway- 1998 (2 Month Contracts): Performed troubadour duties to demanding Scandinavian audiences.

Pride of Bilbao Cruise Ship- 1997 (8 Week Contracts): Performed onboard the “Pride of Bilbao”. This is a famous ship in Europe, known predominantly for being an enjoyable way to travel, with car, from England to Spain. This two-day crossing became the highlight of the vacation for many people. 

Stenaline Ferries- 1996:  Performed to demanding crowds, primarily on the short crossings between England and France.

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