jrolandakl
CONTACT

SEEKING

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
339-206-1980

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 month
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week

Instrument experience:

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

EQUIPMENT

ARTIST
TITLE
KEY/PROGRESSION
Beatles
All My Loving


Adele
All I Ask


Michael Buble
All of Me


John Legend
All of Me


Etta James
At Last


Enrique Iglesias
Bailamos


Besame Mucho


Best Is Yet To Come


Beyond The Sea


Frankie Valli
Big Girls Don’t Cry


Santana
Black Magic Woman


Boogie Wonderland


Boot Scootin Boogie


Nsync
Bye Bye Bye


Neal Sedaka
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do


Van Morrison
Brown Eyed Girl


Gavin Degraw
Chariot


Beach Boys
California Girls


Tupac
California Love


Frankie Valli
Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You


Beatles
Can’t Buy Me Love


Elvis
Can’t Help Falling In Love


Kool & The Gang
Celebration


Aretha Franklin
Chain Of Fools


Sinatra
Come Fly With Me


Michael Buble
Cry Me A River


Justin Timberlake
Cry Me A River


MC Hammer
Can’t Touch This


Billy Ocean
Caribbean Queen


Chances Are


Eric Clapton
Change the World


Miami Sound Machine
Conga


Barry Manilow
Copacabana


Could I Have This Dance


Neil Diamond
Cracklin Rosie


Elton John
Crocodile Rock


Luis Fonsi
Despacito


Elvis
Don’t Be Cruel


Dust In The Wind


Sly & The Family Stone
Dance to the Music


Martha & the Vandellas
Dancin in the Street


ABBA
Dancing Queen


Tom Jones
Delilah


Trammps
Disco Inferno


Huey Lewis
Do You Believe In Love


Tony Bennet
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore


Michael Jackson
Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough


Bobby McFerrin
Don’t Worry Be Happy


Creedence Clearwater
Down On The Corner


Bobby Darin
Dream Lover


Drift Away


Coldplay
Everything’s Not Lost


Earth Angel


Beatles
Eleanor Rigby


Michael Buble
Everything


Sting
Every Breath You Take


Lionel Richie
Easy


Beatles
Eight Days A Week


Boys II Men
End of the Road


Loggins & Messina
Footloose


Michael Buble
Feeling Good


Stevie WOnder
For Once In My Life


Alicia Keys
Fallin


Fever


Sting
Fields of Gold


Pointer Sisters
Fire


Sinatra
Fly Me To The Moon


Ray Charles
Georgia On My Mind


Nsync
Gone


Cindy Lauper
Girls Just Want To Have Fun


Jerry Lee Lewis
Great Balls of Fire


Platters
Great Pretender


Beach Boys
Good Vibrations


Temptations
Get Ready


Tim Mcgraw
Humble & Kind


Michael Buble
Haven’t Met You Yet


Hairspray
Hairspray


Beatles
Hard Day’s Night


Jackie Wilson
Higher and Higher


Ray Charles
Hit the Road Jack


Marvin Gaye
How Sweet It Is


Elvis
Hound Dog


Fred Astaire
Heaven


Elvis
Heartbreak Hotel


Loggins & Messina
Highway To The Danger Zone


Turtles
Happy Together


Happy Days Theme


Los Lonely Boys
Heaven


Lionel Richie
Hello


Marvin Gaye
Heard It Through the Grapevine


Enrique Iglesias
Hero


Buster Poindexter
Hot, Hot, Hot


Aerosmith
I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing


James Brown
I Feel Good


Beatles
I Saw Her Standing There


Gloria Gaynor
I Will Survive


Michael Buble
It Had Better Be Tonight


Nsync
It Makes Me Ill


Alicia Keys
If I Ain’t Got You


Jason Mraz
I’m Yours


Four Tops
I Can’t Help Myself


Bob Marley
I Shot The Sherrif


All 4 One
I Swear


Beatles
I Want To Hold Your Hand


Jackson 5
I’ll Be There


Harry Bellafonte
Island In The Sun


Stevie Wonder
Isn’t She Lovely


Sinatra
It Had To Be You


Tom Jones
It’s Not Unusual


Nsync
It’s Gonna Be Me


Sinatra
I’ve Got You Under My Skin


Edwin Mcain
I’ll Be


Googoo Dolls
Iris


John Lennon
Imagine


In The Still of the Night


Ray Charles
I Got A Woman


Billy Joel
It’s Still Rock&Roll To Me


Tim Mcgraw
It’s Your Love


Steve Miller Band
Joker


Bruno Mars
Just The Way Your Are


Elvis
Jailhouse Rock


Chuck Berry
Johnny Be Goode


Three Dog Night
Joy To The World


Van Halen
Jump


Harry Bellafonte
Jump In the Line


Brian Setzer Orchestra
Jump Jive and Wail


Beach Boys
Kokomo


Lauren Hill
Killing Me Softly


Ritchie Vallens
La Bamba


Chris De Burgh
Lady In Red


Bill Withers
Lean On Me


Sara Bareilles
Love Song


Coldplay
Lost


John Denver
Leaving On A Jet Plane


Bon Jovi
Livin On A Prayer


Elvis
Love Me Tender


Wilson Pickett
Land of 1000 Dances


Donna Summer
Last Dance


Marvin Gaye
Let’s Get It On


Rascall Flatts
Life Is A Highway


Ricky Martin
Livin La Vida Loca


Ray Charles
Mary Ann


Lou Vega
Mambo #5


ABBA
Mamma Mia


Ray Charles
Mess Around


My Funny Valentine


Jimmy Buffet
Margaritaville


Commitments
Mustang Sally


Stevie Wonder
My Cheri Amour


Temptations
My Girl


Sinatra
My Way


Rod Stewart
Maggie May


Hall & Oates
Maneater


Frankie Valli
My Eyes Adored You


Mack The Knife


Sinatra
New York New York


Ray Charles
Night Time Is The Right Time


Bob Seger
Old Time Rock & Roll


Frankie Valli
Oh, What A Night


Oh, Danny Boy


Beatles
Obladee


Ed Sheeran
Photograph


Ed Sheeran/Andrea Bocelli
Perfect


Natalie Cole
Pink Cadillac


Wild Cherry
Play That Funky Music


Ike & Tina Turner
Proud Mary


Quando Quando Quando


Aretha Franklin
Respect


Frankie Valli
Ragdoll


Justin Timberlake
Rock Your Body


UB40
Red Red Wine


Coldplay
Spies


Coldplay
Scientist


Ed Sheeran
Shape of You


U2
Still Haven’t Found


Keane
Somewhere Only We Know


Save The Last Dance


Earth Wind & Fire
September


Isley Brothers
Shout


Stevie Wonder
Sir Duke


Santana
Smooth


Ben E King
Stand By Me


Michael Buble
Sway


Stevie Wonder
Signed Sealed Delivered


Otis Redding
Sittin On Dock of The Bay


Bryan Adams
Summer of 69


Frankie Valli
Sherry


Stevie Wonder
Superstition


Grand Funk Railroad
Some Kind of Wonderful


Sam & Dave
Soul Man


Spanish Eyes


Sinatra
Strangers In The Night


Elvis
Suspicious Minds


Neil Diamond
Sweet Caroline


Eurythmics
Sweet Dreams


Rolling Stones
Start Me Up


Beegees
Stayin Alive


Al Green
Take Me To The River


Torna a Sorriento


Bruno Mars
The Other Side


KC & The Sunshine Band
That’s The Way I Like It


Nancy Sinatra
These Boots Were Made For Walking


Chris Stapleton
Tennessee Whiskey


Willie Nelson
To All The Girls I Loved


Cheryl Lynn
To Be Real


Chumbawumba
Tubthumpin


Nsync
This I Promise You


John Legend
This Time


Tequila


Little Richard
Tutti Frutti


Chubby Checker
The Twist


Michael Jackson
Thriller


Beatles
Twist & Shout


Eric Clapton
Tears In Heaven


Dirty Dancing
Time of My Life


Righteous Brothers
Unchained Melody


Natasha Betingfield
Unwritten


Drifters
Under The Boardwalk


Toni Braxton
Unbreak My Heart


John Mayer
Waiting On The World To Change


Temptations
Way You Do The Things You Do


Frankie Valli
Walk Like A Man


Louis Armstrong
What A Wonderful World


Justin Timberlake
What Goes Around


Ray Charles
What’d I Say


Why Do Fools Fall In Love


Aladdin
A Whole New World


Percy Sledge
When A Man Loves A Woman


The Wild Ones
Wild Thing


Beatles
Yesterday


Hairspray
You Can’t Stop The Beat


Village People
YMCA


Joe Cocker
You Are So Beautiful

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