Mishael Haynes happy to be performing on Celebrity Cruises
Mishael Haynes is a production cast vocalist with Celebrity Cruises for the past two years.
The former Christ Church Foundation and the St Michael School Student is pursuing his passion of music by performing in the international market.
COVID-19, however, brought his performing life to a screeching halt as he had to cope with not being able to do what he loves- singing.
Speaking to the media Haynes said that the experience was a trying time for him that tested his patience.
“It was a very trying time, which really tested my patience, trying to figure out if we would ever return. The fact that we are able to even though we are still in a pandemic is something that I am truly grateful for,” he said.
Adding that all of the singers who were asked to return to Celebrity Cruises were specifically selected and he was honoured to be amongst the rehired cast.
“The singers on here were specifically selected to be the return to service cast, so it is truly an honour and a privilege to be here. We have amazing singers from all over the world. We have singers from the United States of America, Scotland, England, and Australia. So, I am pleased to be able to be the lone cast member representing Barbados,” he said.
The former member of Operation Triple Threat said that the experience of getting to do what he loves is overwhelming as he knew from around 17-years-old that he wanted to become a singer.
“It is an amazing experience getting to do what I love and meeting people from all over the world as well as travelling the world. I knew around the age of 17 that it [singing] was something I wanted to pursue, and I needed to pursue it,” he said.
Haynes said that one of the highlights of his career thus far is that he has been able to meet many influential persons through his contract with Celebrity Cruises such as producers, directors, and agents. He has also been able to see little children have the same look on their faces that he has when he watched persons perform.
The only challenge that the production cast vocalist has thus far is missing his family as he now spends the majority of the year on the high seas.
“It is difficult being away from my family, but I have to always think that I am doing what I love. I also keep in touch with them all the time,” he said.
His advice for any young person who is seeking a career in music is to follow your passion.
“I would tell any young person even though it sounds cliché to follow your passion and always remind yourself why you are doing what you are doing. Intention is everything. If you are doing it for fame, then you would not last long. You need to always be willing to learn, that is how you learn and grow as an artist,” he said. (Write Right PR Services)
Mishael Haynes was interviewed on August 12th, 2021 by veteran broadcaster Pearson Bowen on Mornin' Barbados. To watch the interview click the link below: