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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

  • China Girl
    David Bowie
  • Centrefold
    J Geils Band
  • Can’t Hurry Love
    Phil Collins
  • Town Called Malice
    The Jam
  • Lip Up Fatty
    Bad Manners
  • Blister In The Sun
    Violent Femmes
  • Missing you
    John Waites
  • House Of Fun
    Madness
  • Come On Eileen
    Dexy's Midnight Runners
  • Special Brew
    Bad Manners
  • The King Of Rock And Roll
    Prefab Sprout
  • Rat Trap
    Boomtown Rats
  • The One I Love
    R.E.M
  • Baggy Trousers
    Madness
  • Is She Really Going Out With Him
    Joe Jackson
  • The Love Cats
    The Cure
  • Ask
    The Smiths
  • Here Comes Your Man
    The Pixies
  • Hold me now
    Thompson twins
  • All night long
    Lionel Richie
  • Gold
    Spandau Ballet
  • She’s Electric
    Oasis
  • Wonderwall
    Oasis
  • My Girl
    Madness
  • Just can’t get enough
    Depeche Mode
  • In between Days
    The Cure
  • Rock The Kasbah
    The Clash
  • TRUE
    Spandau Ballet
  • Happy Hour
    The Housemartins
  • Turning Japanese
    The Vapors

Sample 90s & 2000s Songs

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

Sample Country Songs

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

Sample Good Time Songs

  • Proud Mary
    Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Last Dance For Me
    The Drifters
  • American Pie
    Don McLean
  • Call Me Al
    Paul Simon
  • Not Unusual
    Tom Jones
  • Mrs Robinson
    Simon and Garfunkel
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love
    Queen
  • Bright Side Of The Road
    Van Morrison
  • Sugar Sugar
    The Archies
  • Good Looking Woman
    Joe Dolan
  • 500 Miles
    The Proclaimers
  • Knock 3 Times
    Tony Orlando and Dawn
  • Make Me An Island
    Joe Dolan
  • Rocking All Over The World
    Status Quo
  • Help Yourself
    Tom Jones
  • Lay Down Sally
    Eric Clapton
  • Ever Seen The Rain
    Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Make Me An Island
    Joe Dolan
  • Let Your Love Flow
    Bellamy Brothers
  • My Way
    Frank Sinatra
  • Walk Of Life
    Dire Straits
  • Sweet Caroline
    Neil Diamond
  • Crackling Rose
    Neil Diamond
  • Me & Julio
    Paul Simon
  • Build me up Buttercup
    The Foundatations
  • Needles And Pins
    The Searchers
  • Me & Bobby McGee
    Kris Kristofferson
  • Concrete And Clay
    Unit Four plus Two
  • Make Me Smile
    Steve Harley and the Cockney Rebel
  • Dancing In The Dark
    Bruce Springsteen

Sample Irish Songs

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

Sample Modern Songs

  • The Cave
    Mumford and Sons
  • Impossible
    James Arthur
  • Chelsea Dagger
    The Fratellis
  • Jerk It Out
    Caesars
  • Read My Mind
    The Killers
  • Spitting Games
    Snow Patrol
  • Learn to Fly
    Foo Fighters
  • Candy
    Robbie Williams
  • Human
    The Killers
  • Drops Of Jupiter
    Train
  • In The Morning
    Razorlght
  • Don't Stop Believing
    Journey
  • Lego House
    Ed Sheeran
  • Let her go
    Passenger
  • I'm Yours
    Jason Mras
  • Hey Soul Sister
    Train
  • Vertigo
    U2
  • Love Me Like You
    The Magic Numbers
  • Use Somebody
    Kings of Leon
  • Last Night
    The Strokes
  • When We Collide
    Matt Cardle
  • Lonely Boy
    Black Keys
  • Are You Ready For Love
    Elton John
  • Monster
    The Automatic
  • Little Talks
    Of Monsters and Men
  • Just The Way You Are
    Bruno Mars
  • Day We Caught The Train
    Ocean Colour Scene
  • Viva La Vida
    Coldplay
  • All These Things That I've Done
    The Killers
  • You Are All That I Have
    Snow Patrol

Sample Old Time Songs

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

Sample Rock Songs

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

Sample Rock & Roll Songs

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

Sample Slow Songs

  • The Dance
    Garth Brooks
  • Handbags And Gladrags
    Rod Stewart/The Stereophonics
  • Your Song
    Elton John
  • The A Team
    Ed Sheeran
  • Lucky Man
    The Verve
  • Chasing Cars
    Snow Patrol
  • Beneath You're Beautiful
    Labrinth
  • Romeo And Juliet
    Dire Straits
  • Baby Can I Hold Your Tonight
    Tracy Chapman/Boyzone
  • Crazy Love
    Van Morrison
  • Heaven
    Bryan Adams
  • You Got A Friend
    James Taylor
  • Wonderful Tonight
    Eric Clapton
  • Cannonball
    Damien Rice
  • Yellow
    Coldplay
  • Lego House
    Ed Sheeran
  • Wicked Game
    Chris Isaccs
  • Alison
    Elvis Costello
  • Stuck In A Moment
    U2
  • Have I Told You Lately
    Van Morrison
  • Man Who Can't Be Moved
    The Script
  • Run
    Snow Patrol
  • Fields Of Gold
    Sting
  • Make You Feel My Love
    Bob Dylan/Adele
  • Stuck On You
    Lionel Richie
  • With Or Without You
    U2
  • Angels
    Robbie Williams
  • If Tomorrow Never Comes
    Garth Brooks
  • No Woman No Cry
    Bob Marley
  • The Voyage
    Christy Moore