Born in beautiful Uruguay, Fede earned his bachelor’s in jazz performance at the Berklee International Network, and promptly shipped out to work as a showband drummer aboard Carnival Cruise Lines. Soon after that, while living in London, he emailed Sam to insist that they start Lime.
Now Barcelona-based, he spends most of his free time in the mountains, skiing, paragliding, or mountain biking. Passionate about personal growth and all things Lime, he was once able to read fiction — now he can’t read anything without a ‘How To’ in its title.
Fede is a proud dad of two strong-spirited girls. Strong-spirited enough to break a grown, capable man? Oh yes. Routinely.
After receiving his bachelor’s in music theory and composition from the University of Pennsylvania, Sam spent the next several years floating on the ocean as a keyboardist and musical director for Carnival. From the day Fede convinced him that this agency thing was actually a good idea, Sam has written an approximate total of 3.4 million work-related emails.
Tangentially related to Lime, he’s also worked on multiple other cruise lines, arranged for companies and vocalists, spoken at universities to promote innovative job opportunities for musicians, and runs his own band, The Dukes, on Martha’s Vineyard; unrelated to anything, he also runs a boxing gym there.
One full decade later, he still falls asleep astoundingly quickly, and has unusual passion for any food involving mayonnaise.
Head of Music Ops
Trotting in on her trusty steed while playing her saxophone, Jess comes to us from the southern state of Texas. We were never particularly impressed with her until we saw her play Cherokee at 390 BPM riding bareback while at a full gallop.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in jazz studies at the University of North Texas, and thereafter completed a contract on Celebrity in the orchestra before stepping up to Musical Director for a second helping of ship life. Following that, she traded in her horse for a little white dog, and her MD name tag for a music casting role with Lime.
Now she’s galavanting through South America, having traded in her dog for empanadas, and is currently training for the World Salsa Dancing championships. Make us proud and don’t lose! Seriously, don’t lose.
Head of Production Casting
Jaime hails from Calgary, Canada, and spent much of her twenties working on Carnival as a dancer, which once made her more flexible than the rest of the Lime team combined. But since then, we’ve hired additional dancers to work at Lime HQ, so there goes that claim to fame.
She used to run Lime’s customer support, helping our musicians with requests, questions, and advice, but then one day we thought “Hey, why don’t we actually put her expertise to use?” Now she heads our production casting department, discovering dancer and vocalist talent for the big stage, and she hasn’t looked back, aside from when we sent two angry bears chasing after her for fun.
She also claims to make amazing cupcakes.
Head of Finance
Lau is a one-woman mafia. If you need something, call her. Doesn’t matter what it is. Money? A private jet? 18 elephants? Just give her 24 hours. And for this resourcefulness, as well as countless other reasons, we adore her! We’re also a little afraid of her.
Part of our Argentina division, she spent the better part of a decade based in Hong Kong, running the finances for a magnate’s family firm and traveling the world in the process, before trading in her yuan for pesos and returning home.
Now she’s entrusted with Lime’s cash, keeping our accountants, our team, and her bosses in check. Sam’s gambling problem with the company card? Won’t be much of a problem once Lau handles it. Sam, watch your kneecaps.
Onboarding and Logistics
Onboarding and Logistics
Hailing from Argentina, Mica earned a bachelor’s in social communication and then skipped right out to sea, spending two years on board Royal Caribbean’s ships before returning to the homeland and joining Lime. When she’s not doodling, you may find her smashing Crossfit workouts or recruiting new additions for her Crossfit’s winter-lovers team.
As the other half of our admin juggernaut, Mica takes care of medicals, passports, visas, Seaman’s books, flights, Crossfit, and everything else necessary to ensure that each of our musicians makes it to Crossfit. Sorry, makes it *on board safely.
Growing up in the Buenos Aires music scene, Pablo graduated from university with a degree in jazz guitar before becoming one of Lime’s first musicians, working on several lines and sailing the world. He continues to teach and gig in Buenos Aires, and is also a two-time Argentinian alligator wrestling champion.
Pablo reviews talent submissions and conducts auditions for all potential Showband musicians, testing for sight reading, improvisation, versatility, and general musicianship. It has been told that he can ascertain whether a musician will pass in 2.7 seconds, and on one occasion, simultaneously proctored four auditions and taught two different lessons while also having lunch.
Damo is both a bassist and a flutist, which means that he has a wider range than Mariah Carey; it also helps explain his split personality. Sometimes he just gets in an elevator and rides it from the bottom floor to the top floor and then back down to the bottom. A man of extremes!
He spent several ship contracts in the houseband, as well as with a ballroom band, and it’s said that he’s played more cha-cha-chas than Tito Puente! But less than Eddie Palmieri. But more than Gonzalo Rubalcaba!
Most Lime performers know him as the poster child of support@Lime, but he’s since transitioned to the casting department, mostly to hang out with his bestie, Jess. He’s both a good cook and a bookworm, which we call a cookworm, and a movie buff, which we call a mouff. But despite his multi-instrumentalist skills and other assorted talents, we hired him mostly so he could challenge Juli and Lean for the title of Best Mustache on Planet Earth.
Tjasa comes to us from Ljubljana, which is harder for us to pronounce than a 64th-note diminished arpeggio run. A trained ballroom dancer, she traded in the verdant vistas of Slovenia for the azure ocean, serving as dance captain on board a Genting cruise ship. There she met her now-partner Dom, another Lime musician, so we can safely take credit for her romantic happiness.
With Dom by her side, Tjasa settled back on dry land, and upon joining Lime’s ranks, she’ll go down in history as employee #1 of our Europe division. She works with Jaime and Anna, reviewing applications and providing support to our cast performers, and since we’re pretty sure she likes her job, we’ll take credit for her happiness there, as well.
Clearly, this is allll part of our master plan. Mwahahahahaha! Ahem, sorry. We’re cool.
Our UK representative, Anna comes to us from the rolling hills of Scotland, and was one of Lime’s very first performers — in fact, she was our first vocalist ever hired, way back in 2013! If she had sang badly on board, all of us might not be here today.
It was not long before she found romance in the workplace with her then-musical director and now-husband Chris, and after sailing the seas for seven years, they made the obvious choice of relocating to Ohio. Shortly thereafter, Anna joined the production casting team alongside Jaime — finding vocalists for the main stage, and a best friend in the process! (Hint: it’s Jaime.)
Now she’s the proud mama of baby Calvin, who will either grow up to be a guitarist (like dad) or a vocalist (like mom); either way, he’ll work ships and be repped by Lime. Is it time to feed Calvin haggis yet? Soon, probably, along with his very first kilt.
Applications, Music Casting
A small-town boy, Lean took the leap from Bahia Blanca, 9 hours south of Buenos Aires, to the big city. Then he took the leap and auditioned for Lime, and then he took another leap and started sailing the world, performing on cruise ships. And then another leap to become bandleader on board. And then he took the biggest leap yet and became a pole vaulter!
Nah, just kidding — pole vaulting would have been too easy. Instead, his next leaps included moving back to Buenos Aires, buying a baby grand piano, making his own music, and adopting a cat, who now leaps onto the piano. Now Lean works alongside Juli in applications and Pablo in auditions, reviewing performers looking to take the leap just like he did. Lean’s pro tips: a big heart and an open mind. And strong quads.
Applications, Music Casting
If Ok Google and Siri had a
lovechild, it would be Juli Percossi. Hailing from Buenos Aires, Juli is in charge of applications and social media, reviewing performers and sending them down the path to eventually become part of our top-notch roster. We used to joke that he can smell talent a mile away, but then we tested him and he can actually smell it from 4.7 miles away.
Juli’s incredible time management and organizational skills come from years of drumming, but his secret weapon –from which all of his mojo is derived – is none other than his majestic mustache. Legend has it that a tone-deaf man once touched it and immediately broke into Mozart’s Don Giovanni! But then he shaved it and didn’t lose his mojo. So we’re confused.
Our guitar-playing, ball-juggling, mate-guzzling chief of support, Fer made La Plata his home a decade ago – just close enough to smell the pastelitos baking in Buenos Aires. After years on the ocean as an orchestra musician, he recently swapped his sea legs and pedalboard for outstretched arms and a laptop, helping our performers shine as bright as stage lights.
In 2019, he actually drank more yerba mate than the entire country of Uruguay. If you ever go to the store and see that they’re all sold out of mate, you know that Fer’s been there. It’s both impressive and frightening.
He also only owns two shirts – but man, are they stylish! Or maybe he just owns ten of each shirt. We’re still not sure.