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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

  • Missing you
    John Waites
  • Land Down Under
    Land Down Under
  • Blister In The Sun
    Violent Femmes
  • China Girl
    David Bowie
  • Happy Hour
    The Housemartins
  • The One I Love
    R.E.M
  • Centrefold
    J Geils Band
  • Turning Japanese
    The Vapors
  • House Of Fun
    Madness
  • Just canít get enough
    Depeche Mode
  • All night long
    Lionel Richie
  • Keep it all in
    Beautiful South
  • Walking On Sunshine
    Catriona and the Waves
  • Rock The Kasbah
    The Clash
  • Sheís Electric
    Oasis
  • Video Killed The Radio Star
    The Buggles
  • Oliverís Army
    Elvis Costello
  • Watching The Detectives
    Elvis Costello
  • Here Comes Your Man
    The Pixies
  • Canít Hurry Love
    Phil Collins
  • Wonderwall
    Oasis
  • Ask
    The Smiths
  • Lost Weekend
    Lloyd Cole and the Commotions
  • TRUE
    Spandau Ballet
  • Is She Really Going Out With Him
    Joe Jackson
  • The look of love
    ABC
  • Dancing on the ceiling
    Lionel Richie
  • Sit Down
    James
  • With or without you
    U2
  • Lip Up Fatty
    Bad Manners

Sample 90s & 2000s Songs

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

Sample Country Songs

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

Sample Good Time Songs

  • Suspicious Minds
    Elvis Presley
  • Walk Of Life
    Dire Straits
  • Let Your Love Flow
    Bellamy Brothers
  • 3 Steps To Heaven
    Dean Martin
  • King Of The Road
    Roger Miller
  • Rhinestone Cowboy
    Glen Campbell
  • Make Me An Island
    Joe Dolan
  • Mrs Robinson
    Simon and Garfunkel
  • Saturday Night At The Movies
    The Drifters
  • Sweet Caroline
    Neil Diamond
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love
    Queen
  • Crackling Rose
    Neil Diamond
  • Brown Eyed Girl
    Van Morrison
  • Concrete And Clay
    Unit Four plus Two
  • Teresa
    Joe Dolan
  • Not Unusual
    Tom Jones
  • Make Me Smile
    Steve Harley and the Cockney Rebel
  • Things
    Bobby Darin
  • Last Dance For Me
    The Drifters
  • I'm A Believer
    The Monkees
  • Lay Down Sally
    Eric Clapton
  • Maggie May
    Rod Stewart
  • Stuck In The Middle
    Steelers Wheel
  • Bright Side Of The Road
    Van Morrison
  • Help Yourself
    Tom Jones
  • Rocking All Over The World
    Status Quo
  • Take It Easy
    Eagles
  • Call Me Al
    Paul Simon
  • Me & Bobby McGee
    Kris Kristofferson
  • Forever In Blue Jeans
    Neil Diamond

Sample Irish Songs

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

Sample Modern Songs

  • Look Good On The Dancefloor
    Artic Monkeys
  • Can't Stop
    Red Hot Chilli Peppers
  • I'm Yours
    Jason Mras
  • Uprising
    Muse
  • Spitting Games
    Snow Patrol
  • She Moves In Her Own Way
    The Kooks
  • Are You Gonna Be My Girl
    Jet
  • Let Me Entertain You
    Robbie Williams
  • Crazy
    Gnarls Barkley
  • Monster
    The Automatic
  • I Gotta Feeling
    Black eyed peas
  • Buck Rogers
    Feeder
  • Valerie
    Amy Winehouse
  • Dance With Me Tonight
    Olly Murs
  • Chelsea Dagger
    The Fratellis
  • Don't Stop Believing
    Journey
  • Hey Brother
    Avicii
  • Drops Of Jupiter
    Train
  • Chocolate
    Snow Patrol
  • Little Lion Man
    Mumford and Sons
  • Home
    Philip Philips
  • Riptide
    Vance Joy
  • Happy
    Pharrell Williams
  • Jenny Don't Be Hasty
    Paolo Nutini
  • Heartbeat
    Scouting for Girls
  • All These Things That I've Done
    The Killers
  • We Are Young
    Fun
  • Viva La Vida
    Coldplay
  • Day We Caught The Train
    Ocean Colour Scene
  • Wagon Wheel
    Old Crow Medicine Show

Sample Old Time Songs

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

Sample Rock Songs

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

Sample Rock & Roll Songs

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

Sample Slow Songs

  • If Tomorrow Never Comes
    Garth Brooks
  • Baby Can I Hold Your Tonight
    Tracy Chapman/Boyzone
  • Yellow
    Coldplay
  • Heaven
    Bryan Adams
  • The Voyage
    Christy Moore
  • Handbags And Gladrags
    Rod Stewart/The Stereophonics
  • Make You Feel My Love
    Bob Dylan/Adele
  • Crazy Love
    Van Morrison
  • No Woman No Cry
    Bob Marley
  • Lego House
    Ed Sheeran
  • Better
    Tom Baxter
  • Lucky Man
    The Verve
  • Alison
    Elvis Costello
  • Chasing Cars
    Snow Patrol
  • One
    U2
  • In My Place
    Coldplay
  • With Or Without You
    U2
  • Wonderful Tonight
    Eric Clapton
  • Angels
    Robbie Williams
  • Have I Told You Lately
    Van Morrison
  • Fields Of Gold
    Sting
  • You Got A Friend
    James Taylor
  • Stuck On You
    Lionel Richie
  • Romeo And Juliet
    Dire Straits
  • Beneath You're Beautiful
    Labrinth
  • The Dance
    Garth Brooks
  • Your Song
    Elton John
  • The A Team
    Ed Sheeran
  • Run
    Snow Patrol
  • Stuck In A Moment
    U2