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

  • Town Called Malice
    The Jam
  • Hold me now
    Thompson twins
  • Wonderwall
  • Video Killed The Radio Star
    The Buggles
  • Gold
    Spandau Ballet
  • In between Days
    The Cure
  • Is She Really Going Out With Him
    Joe Jackson
  • The One I Love
  • The Love Cats
    The Cure
  • Friday Iím In Love
    The Cure
  • Rat Trap
    Boomtown Rats
  • Oliverís Army
    Elvis Costello
  • All right
  • A Message To You Rudy
    The Specials
  • Breakfast at Tiffanys
    Deep blue something
  • Sheís Electric
  • The look of love
  • Lost Weekend
    Lloyd Cole and the Commotions
  • Centrefold
    J Geils Band
  • Special Brew
    Bad Manners
  • Land Down Under
    Land Down Under
  • Here Comes Your Man
    The Pixies
  • Lip Up Fatty
    Bad Manners
  • Canít Hurry Love
    Phil Collins
  • Missing you
    John Waites
  • Ask
    The Smiths
  • Blister In The Sun
    Violent Femmes
  • Keep it all in
    Beautiful South
  • TRUE
    Spandau Ballet
  • Dignity
    Deacon Blue

Sample 90s & 2000s Songs

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

Sample Country Songs

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

Sample Good Time Songs

  • 3 Steps To Heaven
    Dean Martin
  • Crackling Rose
    Neil Diamond
  • Suspicious Minds
    Elvis Presley
  • Make Me Smile
    Steve Harley and the Cockney Rebel
  • River Deep Mountain High
    Ike and Tina Turner
  • Knock 3 Times
    Tony Orlando and Dawn
  • Make Me An Island
    Joe Dolan
  • Last Dance For Me
    The Drifters
  • Call Me Al
    Paul Simon
  • Little Old Wine Drinker Me
    Dean Martin
  • Delilah
    Tom Jones
  • Needles And Pins
    The Searchers
  • Take It Easy
  • Me & Bobby McGee
    Kris Kristofferson
  • King Of The Road
    Roger Miller
  • Mrs Robinson
    Simon and Garfunkel
  • Concrete And Clay
    Unit Four plus Two
  • Maggie May
    Rod Stewart
  • 500 Miles
    The Proclaimers
  • Pretty Woman
    Roy Orbison
  • Me & Julio
    Paul Simon
  • Dancing In The Dark
    Bruce Springsteen
  • Teresa
    Joe Dolan
  • I'm A Believer
    The Monkees
  • Ever Seen The Rain
    Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Forever In Blue Jeans
    Neil Diamond
  • Brown Eyed Girl
    Van Morrison
  • Make Me An Island
    Joe Dolan
  • Rocking All Over The World
    Status Quo
  • My Way
    Frank Sinatra

Sample Irish Songs

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

Sample Modern Songs

  • Jenny don't be hasty
    Paolo Nutini
  • Read My Mind
    The Killers
  • Just The Way You Are
    Bruno Mars
  • Candy
    Robbie Williams
  • Buck Rogers
  • Happy
    Pharrell Williams
  • Riptide
    Vance Joy
  • Are You Ready For Love
    Elton John
  • Little Lion Man
    Mumford and Sons
  • Jerk It Out
  • Starlight
  • I Gotta Feeling
    Black eyed peas
  • Let her go
  • Drops Of Jupiter
  • Fill My Little World
    The Feeling
  • I Predict A Riot
  • Hey Brother
  • I'm Yours
    Jason Mras
  • The Cave
    Mumford and Sons
  • Little Talks
    Of Monsters and Men
  • Jenny Don't Be Hasty
    Paolo Nutini
  • Fans
    The Kings of Leon
  • When We Collide
    Matt Cardle
  • Viva La Vida
  • Can't Stop
    Red Hot Chilli Peppers
  • You Are All That I Have
    Snow Patrol
  • Get Lucky
    Daft Punk
  • This Love
    Maroon 5
  • Vertigo
  • Spitting Games
    Snow Patrol

Sample Old Time Songs

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

Sample Rock Songs

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

Sample Rock & Roll Songs

  • Runaway
    Del Shannon
  • The Young Ones
    Cliff Richard
  • Do You Love Me
    The Tremelos
  • Shake Your Tail feather
    Ray Charles
  • Blue Suede Shoes
    Elvis Presley
  • Rock Around The Clock
    Bill Haley
  • Saw Her Standing There
    The Beatles
  • Me And Julio
    Simon and Garfunkel
  • Back In The U.S.S.R
    The Beatles
  • Never Can Tell
    Chuck Berry
  • Hold Your Hand
    The Beatles
  • Rocking Robyn
    Jackson 5
  • Please Please Me
    The Beatles
  • Mrs Robinson
    Simon and Garfunkel
  • Rave On
    Buddy Holly
  • Crocodile Rock
    Elton John
  • Jailhouse Rock
    Elvis Presley
  • Oh Boy
    Buddy Holly
  • Reet Petite
    Jackie Wilson
  • Run Around Sue
    Del Shannon
  • Hucklebuck
    Brendan Bowyer
  • Twist Again
    Chubby Checker
  • Great Balls Of Fire
    Gerry Lee Lewis
  • La Bamba
    Richie Valens
  • Burning Love
    Elvis Presley
  • Day Tripper
    The Beatles
  • Hard Dayís Night
    The Beatles
  • Twist And Shout
    The Beatles
  • Houndog
    Elvis Presley
  • Shake Rattle And Roll
    Bill Haley

Sample Slow Songs

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