Playing music in't Navy

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  1. I think I already know the answer to this (no), but I'm wondering if it's possible to continue to play drums / guitars if I am accepted.. been playing in bands and recording / producing for a while and would like to keep doing these things (on my own, with other musicians, whatever)..

    I am fully willing to put it all to bed in order to join up but would be a treat to be able to carry on with the musical ventures if possible.

    Applying as an AET / ET (ME) if that has any bearing on the question, and I don't have any musical qualifications I'm self-taught.
     
  2. hahaha, you tinker. :D
     
  3. :roll: :roll: you could play " The one eyed Piccolo" :oops: :oops:
     
  4. tiddlyoggy

    tiddlyoggy War Hero Book Reviewer

    Sure this has been done before, but many ships have ship's bands who practice together in the workshop/hangar and get to play gigs to their adoring fans at flight deck barbecues etc.
     
  5. :roll: :roll: you could play " The one eyed Piccolo" :oops: :oops:

    I'll leave that one to you scouse :lol:


    Sure this has been done before, but many ships have ship's bands who practice together in the workshop/hangar and get to play gigs to their adoring fans at flight deck barbecues etc.

    Better answer. Cheers!
     
  6. Seaweed

    Seaweed War Hero Book Reviewer

  7. Most ships/units/air stations/training establishments have some sort of band and if you are good enough then yes there's nothing to stop you. Biggest problem on-board is space and time to practice. But I've seen some good and some very bad bands whilst in the RN.

    SM
     
  8. So i can take my tinwhistle along? and learn a few tunes whilst im at it. im self taught and prefer traditional ( hence the tinwhistle :lol: ) what about my hand drums .. anyway i wouldn't mind meeting soem of these ships bands they could teach me a lot :)
     
  9. Yeah my bezzy oppo still plays in his band and does other stuff when he has the time off and I'm involved in a a few musical projects myself. As long as it doesn't interfere with your job onboard there's no stopping you.
     

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