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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

  • Land Down Under
    Land Down Under
  • Town Called Malice
    The Jam
  • Can’t Hurry Love
    Phil Collins
  • Gold
    Spandau Ballet
  • Dancing on the ceiling
    Lionel Richie
  • Dignity
    Deacon Blue
  • Breakfast at Tiffanys
    Deep blue something
  • Missing you
    John Waites
  • Baggy Trousers
    Madness
  • Wonderwall
    Oasis
  • Ask
    The Smiths
  • Hold me now
    Thompson twins
  • Sit Down
    James
  • Just can’t get enough
    Depeche Mode
  • In between Days
    The Cure
  • She’s Electric
    Oasis
  • I dont Like Mondays
    Boomtown Rats
  • Special Brew
    Bad Manners
  • Come On Eileen
    Dexy's Midnight Runners
  • Lost Weekend
    Lloyd Cole and the Commotions
  • Going Underground
    The Jam
  • Happy Hour
    The Housemartins
  • House Of Fun
    Madness
  • Here Comes Your Man
    The Pixies
  • A Message To You Rudy
    The Specials
  • Rock The Kasbah
    The Clash
  • All right
    Supergrass
  • With or without you
    U2
  • The Love Cats
    The Cure
  • My Girl
    Madness

Sample 90s & 2000s Songs

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

Sample Country Songs

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

Sample Good Time Songs

  • Pretty Woman
    Roy Orbison
  • Call Me Al
    Paul Simon
  • Lay Down Sally
    Eric Clapton
  • Saturday Night At The Movies
    The Drifters
  • Pearly Shells
    John Frawley
  • Little Old Wine Drinker Me
    Dean Martin
  • Is this the way to Amarillo
    Tony Christie
  • Let Your Love Flow
    Bellamy Brothers
  • Concrete And Clay
    Unit Four plus Two
  • Sugar Sugar
    The Archies
  • Help Yourself
    Tom Jones
  • Rhinestone Cowboy
    Glen Campbell
  • Proud Mary
    Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • River Deep Mountain High
    Ike and Tina Turner
  • King Of The Road
    Roger Miller
  • Bright Side Of The Road
    Van Morrison
  • Make Me An Island
    Joe Dolan
  • Maggie May
    Rod Stewart
  • Knock 3 Times
    Tony Orlando and Dawn
  • Ever Seen The Rain
    Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Hurt So Good
    John Mellencamp
  • Good Looking Woman
    Joe Dolan
  • Brown Eyed Girl
    Van Morrison
  • Mrs Robinson
    Simon and Garfunkel
  • Make Me Smile
    Steve Harley and the Cockney Rebel
  • Make Me An Island
    Joe Dolan
  • Take It Easy
    Eagles
  • Suspicious Minds
    Elvis Presley
  • 3 Steps To Heaven
    Dean Martin
  • Things
    Bobby Darin

Sample Irish Songs

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

Sample Modern Songs

  • Times Like These
    Foo Fighters
  • All These Things That I've Done
    The Killers
  • Read My Mind
    The Killers
  • When You Were Young
    The Killers
  • I Gotta Feeling
    Black eyed peas
  • Pick A Part That's New
    The Stereophonics
  • Wheels
    Foo Fighters
  • Vertigo
    U2
  • Uprising
    Muse
  • Riptide
    Vance Joy
  • Starlight
    Muse
  • Ho Hey
    The Lumineers
  • We Are Young
    Fun
  • Fill My Little World
    The Feeling
  • Sex On Fire
    Kings of Leon
  • Monster
    The Automatic
  • Wagon Wheel
    Old Crow Medicine Show
  • Are You Ready For Love
    Elton John
  • Heartbeat
    Scouting for Girls
  • All The Small Things
    Blink 182
  • Dani California
    Red Hot Chilli Peppers
  • When We Collide
    Matt Cardle
  • Crazy
    Gnarls Barkley
  • Chocolate
    Snow Patrol
  • Steady As She Goes
    The Racontours
  • Somebody Told Me
    The Killers
  • Naïve
    The Kooks
  • Bones
    The Killers
  • Lego House
    Ed Sheeran
  • I Predict A Riot
    Kaisercheifs

Sample Old Time Songs

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

Sample Rock Songs

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

Sample Rock & Roll Songs

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

Sample Slow Songs

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