Making the Band
Bermuda’s best musicians are being sought after to make up a band to play at various events during the 35th America’s Cup next year.
An open audition call is under way with auditions being held on January 14 for all interested musicians, with round two being held the following day for those who advance. Auditions are open to musicians who are residents of Bermuda and who are at least 16 years old by December 31.
This is one of two major entertainment initiatives put on by the America’s Cup and The Band will not replace existing local talent, who will be invited to perform in the America’s Cup Village. It will be an additional form of entertainment to supplement the local talent programme.
“This is an opportunity for local musicians to be a part of the band to play at various America’s Cup events next year and directly benefit from America’s Cup. We are looking for Bermuda’s best talent,” said Sancha Durham, the event and business support coordinator for ACEA.
Ms Durham said that while experience is preferred, it is not necessary, and musicians from all walks of life are encouraged to register.
“We don’t want the public thinking that this band is only open to the professionals. Bermuda has a wealth of talent from high school students who sing at church, to the awesome guitarist who plays gigs every weekend. This is an opportunity for anyone and everyone who is a musician to come out and audition to be a part of The Band.”
Auditions will take place at Earl Cameron Theatre in City Hall from 9am to 5pm. Those who advance to round two will come back the next day from 9am to 12pm. Musicians are asked to register their interest and will be given a time slot to audition. Registration is available on www.acbda.bm.
The finalists will be narrowed down to 12 and the public will then vote online for their favourites to make up the band. Public voting begins on January 18 for two weeks, and the band will be announced on February 3.