JOINING THE BAND

There are dozens of band members who perform in Blue Man Group shows across the globe. Our musicians come from all different backgrounds and many of them perform with bands and groups outside of BMG as well.

Musician casting occurs only when a position becomes available. We generally audition local musicians only to fill these spots. When auditioning for the band, you can expect a casual and friendly environment (no suits and ties – lots of jeans and t-shirts) but the expectations will be high.

On a basic level, we are looking for great timekeeping skills, excellent ears/listening skills, proficiency on your instrument, sensitivity to tone and dynamics, and the ability to play well together with other musicians. Additionally, we’re looking for intangibles like enthusiasm, an open mind, and the ability to rock. We’re not necessarily interested in how many notes you can play or how fast. We’re more interested in how you use your skills to make music. If you play with drive, authority, and a sense of musicality that brings both the listener and your fellow players to a higher level, then we welcome you to audition.

Auditions

WHAT to expect in an audition

For Drummers: 

Drummers will be auditioned on drums we provide.  You won’t need to bring your own sticks, cymbals, or drums.

WHAT To Expect in An Audition

For string players (guitarists and bass players):

String players will be auditioned on instruments we provide.  You won’t need to bring your own guitar or bass.