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

  • TRUE
    Spandau Ballet
  • Town Called Malice
    The Jam
  • Blister In The Sun
    Violent Femmes
  • I Fought The Law
    The Clash
  • Lost Weekend
    Lloyd Cole and the Commotions
  • Sheís Electric
  • Hold me now
    Thompson twins
  • House Of Fun
  • Friday Iím In Love
    The Cure
  • All night long
    Lionel Richie
  • Walking On Sunshine
    Catriona and the Waves
  • Keep it all in
    Beautiful South
  • Is She Really Going Out With Him
    Joe Jackson
  • Missing you
    John Waites
  • Oliverís Army
    Elvis Costello
  • I dont Like Mondays
    Boomtown Rats
  • The One I Love
  • All right
  • The King Of Rock And Roll
    Prefab Sprout
  • Sit Down
  • Gold
    Spandau Ballet
  • Just canít get enough
    Depeche Mode
  • Land Down Under
    Land Down Under
  • The Love Cats
    The Cure
  • Dignity
    Deacon Blue
  • Ask
    The Smiths
  • Video Killed The Radio Star
    The Buggles
  • Turning Japanese
    The Vapors
  • Baggy Trousers
  • A Message To You Rudy
    The Specials

Sample 90s & 2000s Songs

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

Sample Country Songs

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

Sample Good Time Songs

  • Ever Seen The Rain
    Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Call Me Al
    Paul Simon
  • Last Dance For Me
    The Drifters
  • Little Old Wine Drinker Me
    Dean Martin
  • Forever In Blue Jeans
    Neil Diamond
  • Things
    Bobby Darin
  • Build me up Buttercup
    The Foundatations
  • Crackling Rose
    Neil Diamond
  • Saturday Night At The Movies
    The Drifters
  • Let Your Love Flow
    Bellamy Brothers
  • Bright Side Of The Road
    Van Morrison
  • Proud Mary
    Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • 3 Steps To Heaven
    Dean Martin
  • Pearly Shells
    John Frawley
  • Sweet Caroline
    Neil Diamond
  • American Pie
    Don McLean
  • Walk Of Life
    Dire Straits
  • Good Looking Woman
    Joe Dolan
  • Lay Down Sally
    Eric Clapton
  • Delilah
    Tom Jones
  • Make Me An Island
    Joe Dolan
  • Got My Mind Set On You
    George Harrison
  • Me & Julio
    Paul Simon
  • Sugar Sugar
    The Archies
  • Needles And Pins
    The Searchers
  • Take It Easy
  • Brown Eyed Girl
    Van Morrison
  • Dancing In The Dark
    Bruce Springsteen
  • King Of The Road
    Roger Miller
  • Maggie May
    Rod Stewart

Sample Irish Songs

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

Sample Modern Songs

  • Just The Way You Are
    Bruno Mars
  • Little Lion Man
    Mumford and Sons
  • Pick A Part That's New
    The Stereophonics
  • I Gotta Feeling
    Black eyed peas
  • Drops Of Jupiter
  • Crazy
    Gnarls Barkley
  • Times Like These
    Foo Fighters
  • Molly's Chamber
    Kings of Leon
  • Get Lucky
    Daft Punk
  • Starlight
  • Dakota
    The Stereophonics
  • Time Is Running Out
  • Don't Stop Believing
  • Dance With Me Tonight
    Olly Murs
  • Candy
    Robbie Williams
  • Viva La Vida
  • Heartbeat
    Scouting for Girls
  • When You Were Young
    The Killers
  • Wagon Wheel
    Old Crow Medicine Show
  • Let her go
  • Lonely Boy
    Black Keys
  • This Love
    Maroon 5
  • I'm Yours
    Jason Mras
  • In The Morning
  • Are You Ready For Love
    Elton John
  • Mr Brightside
    The Killers
  • Riptide
    Vance Joy
  • Hey Brother
  • Vertigo
  • Let Me Entertain You
    Robbie Williams

Sample Old Time Songs

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

Sample Rock Songs

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

Sample Rock & Roll Songs

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

Sample Slow Songs

  • Chasing Cars
    Snow Patrol
  • Man Who Can't Be Moved
    The Script
  • Run
    Snow Patrol
  • One
  • Have I Told You Lately
    Van Morrison
  • Angels
    Robbie Williams
  • The Dance
    Garth Brooks
  • The Voyage
    Christy Moore
  • With Or Without You
  • Make You Feel My Love
    Bob Dylan/Adele
  • You Got A Friend
    James Taylor
  • No Woman No Cry
    Bob Marley
  • Heaven
    Bryan Adams
  • If Tomorrow Never Comes
    Garth Brooks
  • First Cut Is The Deepest
    Cat Stevens/Rod Stewart
  • Alison
    Elvis Costello
  • Crazy Love
    Van Morrison
  • Your Song
    Elton John
  • Beneath You're Beautiful
  • Cannonball
    Damien Rice
  • In My Place
  • Fields Of Gold
  • Romeo And Juliet
    Dire Straits
  • Yellow
  • Stuck On You
    Lionel Richie
  • Wonderful Tonight
    Eric Clapton
  • Lego House
    Ed Sheeran
  • Stuck In A Moment
  • Wicked Game
    Chris Isaccs
  • Lucky Man
    The Verve