Jrolandakl
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Band to Join, Accordion, Bagpipes, Banjo, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Violin.

ABOUT

JOEY ROLAND AKL jrolandakl


EDUCATION/TRAINING
Johnson & Wales University B.S. Entertainment Management, 3.45gpa
Boston University SFA Dr. Mark Goodrich, Dr. Z. Edmund Toliver
New England Conservatory Robert Kelly

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
PRINCESS CRUISES,Production Vocal Captain/Entertainment Host,2014-2015
As the vocal captain for the production cast, I was charged with maintaining the vocal integrity of rehearsed materials, running sectionals, and teaching unknown materials to the understudies in advance of a re-block. We performed 3 nights a week, 3 back-to-back, high-intensity dancing and singing shows on those nights. In my free time I gave free lessons to long term guests and to the international crew and inquiring officers as well.
As an entertainment host, I hosted various themed nights and trivia games - capturing and managing the attention of large groups of people using effective and courteous microphone techniques.
LET’S HANG ON, FRANKIE VALLI TRIBUTE, NATIONAL U.K. TOUR,Bob Gaudio,2013
This was a successful, hands-on, national production tour during which I was fortunate enough to perform in the biggest UK Theatres. In addition, I assisted in the production and staging of the show, including lighting, sound effects, and costume prep. I also wrote and narrated the interludes and the character introductions in between set changes. Thursdays through Sundays, we toured all four corners of the cross __Aberdeen to Southampton, Swansea to Scarborough.
CITY LIMITS DANCE STUDIOS, SHEFFIELD, UK,Musical Director/Vocal Coach,2012
At this venue, made famous by Darren Bennett & Lilia Kopylova, the winners of british television’s largest dance competition, “Strictly Come Dancing,” I taught 30-60min private lessons to students ages 10-50. I was also the director for the Broadway Summer Camp, an ensemble of 26 students, ages 10-18, who performed the selections “When I Grow Up” and “Revolting Children” from the hit musical ‘Matilda.’
HOLLAND AMERICA CRUISES,HALCats Ballroom/Partyband Frontman,2012
As the frontman for Holland America’s Ballroom and Partyband, The HALCats, I performed 5 hours a night, 7 nights a week, Jazz and Ballroom in the early evenings, and themed music in the later evenings (DooWop, Disco, 80’s, Country) for all ages and demographics. It was during this contract that I began giving lessons to inquiring international officers and crew members.
As Entertainment Host, I hosted and helped produce themed events under the guidance of the Cruise Director, using MS Office to manage inventory of instruments, songbooks, and props. In addition, I ensured that events and performances were advertised by all appropriate means, including announcements, flyers, and notice boards.
CELEBRITY CRUISES,Production Vocal Captain/Entertainment Host,2008-1011
{please refer to Princess Cruises job description above}

INDEPENDENT EXPERIENCE
THE BOOMERS ACAPELLA QUARTET Music Director (2007-2008)
THE SEASHARPS ACAPELLA QUARTET Music Director (Early 2008)
BOSTON PARTY ORCHESTRA, G.B. BAND Frontman (2010-2014)
THE HYANNIS SOUND, ACAPELLA GROUP Tenor, Event Manager (2004-2005)
ICCA WINNERS, THE BOSTON UNIVERSITY DEAR ABBEYS Featured Soloist (2005)


Characters Played
Show
Prod. Company
Years
Bob Gaudio
Let’s Hang On,
Let’s Hang On, UK
2013 - 2014
Jean Val Jean
Les Miserables
Celebrity Cruises
2008 - 2011
Frankie Valli
Jersey Boys
Corny Collins
Hairspray
Leo Bloom
The Producers

OTHER LANGUAGES SUNG Arabic, French, Spanish, German, Italian
OTHER LANGUAGES SPOKEN Arabic, French
OTHER SKILLS Basic Guitar, Piano, Songwriting, Vocal Percussion

Screen name:
Jrolandakl
Member since:
Jan 25 2018
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Expert
Vocalist - Baritone:
Expert
Vocalist - Tenor:
Expert
Background Singer:
Expert
Vocalist - Bass:
Advanced
Other:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate
Keyboard:
Moderate
Acoustic Guitar:
Intermediate
Piano:
Beginner

MUSIC