Frequently-Asked Questions

Does John Travel?

Yes John is more than happy to travel Nationwide. All gigs are priced at a local rate and reasonable travel costs are applied when appropriate.

What does John play?

Sample lists of songs that John performs are available below - John has a broad repertoire of songs and is happy to work with you to completely tailor make your day/event.

Are you available on our event date?

Please feel free to contact John to discuss your date; note that Saturdays - particularly those in the Summer - and Holidays are often booked out a year or more in advance.

Do you take requests?

Yes. John has a broad repertoire of songs and is happy to work with you to completely tailor make your day/event.

Do you use backing tracks?

John is a vocalist and guitar player. In order to recreate that big band sound he uses high quality professionally recorded backing tracks to compliment his talents.

Are you able to play outside?

Yes, but this is Ireland and the weather will always be a factor as electrical equipment is used.

Can you play during the day?

John is a full time professional entertainer and can play events at any time of the day or night. John is always happy to accommodate the individual needs of every customer and work with them to achieve their perfect day.

How can we pay and do you need a deposit?

You can pay by cash, cheque, PAYPAL or online transfer. A €100 deposit is required to secure bookings. An email is then sent to confirm the booking and how and when the outstanding fee should be paid.

Can you provide other band options?

Yes. John can provide 3,4 and 5 piece band options for any event.

Packages including larger bands and additional entertainers can be arranged. Package costs can be spread out and paid by instalments. Special deals for off season and mid-week available. Contact us for details, and be sure to check out our specific Singing Chef website for further information.

Set Lists

John provides a wide selection of music to cater for all tastes; check out some of his sample set lists below.

Sample 80s & 90s Songs

  • Centrefold
    J Geils Band
  • The look of love
  • China Girl
    David Bowie
  • Missing you
    John Waites
  • All right
  • Lip Up Fatty
    Bad Manners
  • Hold me now
    Thompson twins
  • House Of Fun
  • Here Comes Your Man
    The Pixies
  • Is She Really Going Out With Him
    Joe Jackson
  • I Fought The Law
    The Clash
  • Sit Down
  • Watching The Detectives
    Elvis Costello
  • Town Called Malice
    The Jam
  • Walking On Sunshine
    Catriona and the Waves
  • A Message To You Rudy
    The Specials
  • Baggy Trousers
  • The King Of Rock And Roll
    Prefab Sprout
  • My Girl
  • Faith
    George Michael
  • The Love Cats
    The Cure
  • With or without you
  • Rock The Kasbah
    The Clash
  • TRUE
    Spandau Ballet
  • Video Killed The Radio Star
    The Buggles
  • Just can’t get enough
    Depeche Mode
  • Rat Trap
    Boomtown Rats
  • Gold
    Spandau Ballet
  • Come On Eileen
    Dexy's Midnight Runners
  • Blister In The Sun
    Violent Femmes

Sample 90s & 2000s Songs

  • Whistle For The Choir
    The Fratellis
  • Losing My Religion
  • Breaking The Girl
    Red Hot Chilli Pappers
  • The Bends
  • I Wouldn't Believe Your Radio
    The Stereophonics
  • Don't Look Back In Anger
  • Fall At Your Feet
    Crowded House
  • Dosed
    Red Hot Chilli Pappers
  • Don't Go
    Hothouse Flowers
  • Float On
    Modest Mouse
  • Talking About A Revolution
    Tracy Chapman
  • Everybody's Changing
  • Knocking On Heavens Door
    Guns and Roses
  • Babylon
    David Gray
  • High And Dry
  • Keep It All In
    Beautiful South
  • Free Falling
    Tom Petty
  • Have A Nice Day
    The Stereophonics
  • Weather With You
    Crowded House
  • Big Sur
    The Thrills
  • Man On The Moon
  • Karma Police
  • Save Tonight
    Eagle eye Cherry
  • Maybe Tomorrow
    The Stereophonics

Sample Country Songs

  • Bad Moon Rising
    Credence Clearwater Revival
  • The Galway girl
  • Ruby
    Kenny Rogers
  • Standing outside the fire
    Garth Brooks
  • Wagon Wheel
    Darius Rucker
  • Forever And Ever Amen
    Randy Travis
  • Thunder Road
    Garth Brooks
  • The Gambler
    Kenny Rogers
  • Lying Eyes
  • Jackson
    Johnny Cash
  • Friends In Low Places
    Garth Brooks
  • Folsom Prison Blues
    Johnny Cash
  • Past The Point Of Rescue
    Mick Hanly
  • Country Roads
    John Denver
  • Walking In Memphis
    Marc Cohen
  • Ring Of Fire
    Johnny Cash
  • Act Naturally
    Buck Owens and the Buckaroos
  • Dance The Night Away
    The Mavericks
  • Ain't going down till the sun comes up
    Garth Brooks
  • Peaceful Easy Feeling

Sample Good Time Songs

  • Little Old Wine Drinker Me
    Dean Martin
  • King Of The Road
    Roger Miller
  • Teresa
    Joe Dolan
  • Needles And Pins
    The Searchers
  • Stuck In The Middle
    Steelers Wheel
  • Brown Eyed Girl
    Van Morrison
  • Crackling Rose
    Neil Diamond
  • Not Unusual
    Tom Jones
  • Lay Down Sally
    Eric Clapton
  • Things
    Bobby Darin
  • Got My Mind Set On You
    George Harrison
  • Sweet Caroline
    Neil Diamond
  • Is this the way to Amarillo
    Tony Christie
  • Walk Of Life
    Dire Straits
  • Knock 3 Times
    Tony Orlando and Dawn
  • Rocking All Over The World
    Status Quo
  • Pearly Shells
    John Frawley
  • Sugar Sugar
    The Archies
  • 500 Miles
    The Proclaimers
  • Forever In Blue Jeans
    Neil Diamond
  • Dancing In The Dark
    Bruce Springsteen
  • Concrete And Clay
    Unit Four plus Two
  • Last Dance For Me
    The Drifters
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  • Make Me An Island
    Joe Dolan
  • Build me up Buttercup
    The Foundatations
  • Delilah
    Tom Jones
  • Call Me Al
    Paul Simon
  • American Pie
    Don McLean
  • Help Yourself
    Tom Jones

Sample Irish Songs

  • Irish Rover
    The Pogues and The Dubliners
  • Sally Maclennane
    The Pogues
  • Dirty Old Town
    The Pogues
  • July
  • Brewing Up A Storm
    The Stunning
  • Whole Of The Moon
    The Waterboys
  • The Fields Of Athenry
    Paddy Reilly
  • N17
    The Sawdoctors
  • Used to Love Her
    The Sawdoctors
  • Hills Of Donegal
    Goats Don't Shave
  • Fiesta
    The Pogues
  • Don't Go
    Hothouse Flowers
  • Wild Rover
  • Whiskey In The Jar
    Thin Lizzy
  • Galway Girl
    Sharon Shannon and Mundy
  • Fisherman's Blues
    The Waterboys
  • Saints And Sinners
    Paddy Casey

Sample Modern Songs

  • Dance With Me Tonight
    Olly Murs
  • Little Lion Man
    Mumford and Sons
  • Don't Stop Believing
  • I Gotta Feeling
    Black eyed peas
  • Jenny don't be hasty
    Paolo Nutini
  • Wheels
    Foo Fighters
  • Happy
    Pharrell Williams
  • When We Collide
    Matt Cardle
  • Learn to Fly
    Foo Fighters
  • Use Somebody
    Kings of Leon
  • Just The Way You Are
    Bruno Mars
  • In The Morning
  • I Predict A Riot
  • Let Me Entertain You
    Robbie Williams
  • You Are All That I Have
    Snow Patrol
  • Heartbeat
    Scouting for Girls
  • Human
    The Killers
  • When You Were Young
    The Killers
  • All The Small Things
    Blink 182
  • She's So Lovely
    Scouting for girls
  • Monster
    The Automatic
  • Look Good On The Dancefloor
    Artic Monkeys
  • Naïve
    The Kooks
  • All These Things That I've Done
    The Killers
  • I'm Yours
    Jason Mras
  • Buck Rogers
  • Last Night
    The Strokes
  • Ho Hey
    The Lumineers
  • Viva La Vida
  • Get Lucky
    Daft Punk

Sample Old Time Songs

  • Grace
    Jim McCann
  • The Galway Shawl
  • Wild Colonial Boy
  • One Day At A Time
  • Black Velvet Band
  • Spancil Hill
  • Where Do You Go To My Lovely
    Peter Sarstedt
  • Streets Of New York
    Wolfe Tones
  • Old Flames
    Foster and Allen
  • Streets of London
    Ralph McTell
  • Molly Malone
  • Red Rose Café
    The Fureys

Sample Rock Songs

  • Life In The Fast Lane
  • The Boys Are Back In Town
    Thin Lizzy
  • Superstition
    Stevie Wonder
  • Living on a Prayer
    Bon Jovi
  • Rocking All Over The World
    Status Quo
  • Don't Stop Believing
  • Jumping Jack Flash
    The Rolling Stones
  • Born To Run
    Bruce Springsteen
  • Dancing In The Moonlight
    Thin Lizzy
  • My Generation
    The Who
  • Brewing Up A Storm
    The Stunning
  • My Sharona
    The Knack
  • Satisfaction
    The Rolling Stones
  • Hotel California
    The Eagles
  • Summer Of 69
    Bryan Adams
  • Jessie's Girl
    Rick Springfield

Sample Rock & Roll Songs

  • Rave On
    Buddy Holly
  • Shake Rattle And Roll
    Bill Haley
  • Please Please Me
    The Beatles
  • Return To Sender
    Elvis Presley
  • Burning Love
    Elvis Presley
  • Great Balls Of Fire
    Gerry Lee Lewis
  • All shook up
    Elvis Presley
  • Jailhouse Rock
    Elvis Presley
  • Run Around Sue
    Del Shannon
  • Hard Day’s Night
    The Beatles
  • Do You Love Me
    The Tremelos
  • Me And Julio
    Simon and Garfunkel
  • Runaway
    Del Shannon
  • Never Can Tell
    Chuck Berry
  • Houndog
    Elvis Presley
  • Oh Boy
    Buddy Holly
  • The Young Ones
    Cliff Richard
  • Crocodile Rock
    Elton John
  • Reet Petite
    Jackie Wilson
  • Saw Her Standing There
    The Beatles
  • Mrs Robinson
    Simon and Garfunkel
  • La Bamba
    Richie Valens
  • Twist And Shout
    The Beatles
  • Blue Suede Shoes
    Elvis Presley
  • Hold Your Hand
    The Beatles
  • Shake Your Tail feather
    Ray Charles
  • Back In The U.S.S.R
    The Beatles
  • Day Tripper
    The Beatles
  • Hucklebuck
    Brendan Bowyer
  • Rock Around The Clock
    Bill Haley

Sample Slow Songs

  • Chasing Cars
    Snow Patrol
  • Stuck In A Moment
  • Stuck On You
    Lionel Richie
  • Wicked Game
    Chris Isaccs
  • Run
    Snow Patrol
  • You Got A Friend
    James Taylor
  • The A Team
    Ed Sheeran
  • If Tomorrow Never Comes
    Garth Brooks
  • The Voyage
    Christy Moore
  • Lego House
    Ed Sheeran
  • Crazy Love
    Van Morrison
  • Heaven
    Bryan Adams
  • Your Song
    Elton John
  • Baby Can I Hold Your Tonight
    Tracy Chapman/Boyzone
  • Handbags And Gladrags
    Rod Stewart/The Stereophonics
  • No Woman No Cry
    Bob Marley
  • Alison
    Elvis Costello
  • One
  • Have I Told You Lately
    Van Morrison
  • Romeo And Juliet
    Dire Straits
  • Fields Of Gold
  • In My Place
  • Make You Feel My Love
    Bob Dylan/Adele
  • Beneath You're Beautiful
  • Yellow
  • Wonderful Tonight
    Eric Clapton
  • Angels
    Robbie Williams
  • Better
    Tom Baxter
  • With Or Without You
  • First Cut Is The Deepest
    Cat Stevens/Rod Stewart