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Postby UKSteve » Thu 18 Oct 2007 14:45 GMT

Considering the replys you have made addict and the frank, no messing response, could you tell me what a british entertainer could expect to bring in assuming he were to have already an account and visa. If there is enough work in the hotel/club/pub biz? Finaly, is the season all year round?
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Re: A Man in the Know DRaddict

Postby DRAddict » Sat 20 Oct 2007 06:24 GMT

UKSteve wrote:Considering the replys you have made addict and the frank, no messing response, could you tell me what a british entertainer could expect to bring in assuming he were to have already an account and visa. If there is enough work in the hotel/club/pub biz? Finaly, is the season all year round?

Sorry for the delay in responding Steve, it has been a fraught & busy two weeks. It continues to be busy but fortunately, some of the 'family' pressures are now back in the UK!!

I would say that getting a job with the entertainments staff in a hotel here is nigh on non existent!! The Dominican entertainers are (generally) far more extrovert than us Brits (even us O.T.T. extrovert Brits!!) & work for a monthly salary that wouldn't let us go out for an evening meal with a couple of friends!! They tend to 'supplement' their income by chatting up, seducing & generally prostituting themselves for a few extra US dollars every day!! (Hey, ..... sounds like MY kind of job as long as I can keep them young!!).

What line of 'Entertainment' are you involved with? Stand up comedian?? There are enough of those involved in politics here right now & the forthcoming election (May 2008) will bring a few more to the television screens!! Musicians tend to be fairly standard in the Latino style, MAYBE you could get something in the classical bent with one of the better orchestras but I have no connections in that arena I'm afraid. A few questions might elicit someone who knows someone who used to be a ............ - but no promises on that.

Pub Business is a (poorly paid) possibility if you have something unique to offer, it really depends upon your expertise. I might be able to introduce you to a local group - but they tend to work for drinks & fun only.

Have you considered talking to the cruise ship companies? Those operating with their home port in Puerto Rico might be prepared to employ someone who has made a base in the DR. Mind you, if you are Steve G. from France (as opposed to UKSteve from the UK), you already know all the contacts in that business - if you are not Steve G. maybe I could get him to contact you with some thoughts on the cruise liner business??

So, come back on here or by e-mail to me if you prefer (see my webpage www.casabush.org for contact details) with your specialty in entertainment & we'll take it from there!

In the meantime .................................................

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Thanks for your advice

Postby UKSteve » Sat 20 Oct 2007 12:28 GMT

Here is a promotional DVD link.

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The world entertainment business is hit badly at the moment. There are more entertainers than there is business. From your kind reply, it seems that the DR has the same kind of stuff going on.
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Postby DRAddict » Sat 20 Oct 2007 19:44 GMT

I understand you were not really trying to advertise here Steve - simply give me an idea as to what you did in the entertaining of others, but it could open the door to MANY spam artists etc if the Admin. allowed it to stand.

An ELVIS impersonator eh??? You obviously know my weak spot!! I think with a lot of effort going round the bars & night clubs here you might make a few regular gigs. Drop me an e-mail & I'll forward you the address/website of Ocean World Casino here in Puerto Plata. You can have a word with Stefan Meister who runs the whole thing & see what he has to say/suggest! ~ Grahame.
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Postby UKSteve » Sun 21 Oct 2007 12:56 GMT

Thanks Grahame, big apologies, as you say it was not my intenetion to advertise. I'm having problems getting an email to you, keeps returning it. Could you email me, i can then reply.
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Postby DRAddict » Sun 21 Oct 2007 19:15 GMT

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