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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

  • All right
    Supergrass
  • I dont Like Mondays
    Boomtown Rats
  • Going Underground
    The Jam
  • Here Comes Your Man
    The Pixies
  • Canít Hurry Love
    Phil Collins
  • Missing you
    John Waites
  • Breakfast at Tiffanys
    Deep blue something
  • Baggy Trousers
    Madness
  • The Love Cats
    The Cure
  • Keep it all in
    Beautiful South
  • Lip Up Fatty
    Bad Manners
  • With or without you
    U2
  • Oliverís Army
    Elvis Costello
  • The look of love
    ABC
  • Wonderwall
    Oasis
  • Land Down Under
    Land Down Under
  • Hold me now
    Thompson twins
  • Lost Weekend
    Lloyd Cole and the Commotions
  • House Of Fun
    Madness
  • Dignity
    Deacon Blue
  • My Girl
    Madness
  • Faith
    George Michael
  • Rock The Kasbah
    The Clash
  • Is She Really Going Out With Him
    Joe Jackson
  • Special Brew
    Bad Manners
  • Walking On Sunshine
    Catriona and the Waves
  • In between Days
    The Cure
  • China Girl
    David Bowie
  • Blister In The Sun
    Violent Femmes
  • Town Called Malice
    The Jam

Sample 90s & 2000s Songs

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

Sample Country Songs

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

Sample Good Time Songs

  • Make Me An Island
    Joe Dolan
  • Not Unusual
    Tom Jones
  • I'm A Believer
    The Monkees
  • Let Your Love Flow
    Bellamy Brothers
  • Forever In Blue Jeans
    Neil Diamond
  • Brown Eyed Girl
    Van Morrison
  • Dancing In The Dark
    Bruce Springsteen
  • Proud Mary
    Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Help Yourself
    Tom Jones
  • Rocking All Over The World
    Status Quo
  • Me & Julio
    Paul Simon
  • Things
    Bobby Darin
  • Saturday Night At The Movies
    The Drifters
  • Crackling Rose
    Neil Diamond
  • Got My Mind Set On You
    George Harrison
  • Suspicious Minds
    Elvis Presley
  • Call Me Al
    Paul Simon
  • Rhinestone Cowboy
    Glen Campbell
  • 500 Miles
    The Proclaimers
  • Hurt So Good
    John Mellencamp
  • Pretty Woman
    Roy Orbison
  • Stuck In The Middle
    Steelers Wheel
  • King Of The Road
    Roger Miller
  • Last Dance For Me
    The Drifters
  • Teresa
    Joe Dolan
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love
    Queen
  • River Deep Mountain High
    Ike and Tina Turner
  • My Way
    Frank Sinatra
  • Good Looking Woman
    Joe Dolan
  • Bright Side Of The Road
    Van Morrison

Sample Irish Songs

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

Sample Modern Songs

  • We Are Young
    Fun
  • Are You Ready For Love
    Elton John
  • Human
    The Killers
  • Monster
    The Automatic
  • Steady As She Goes
    The Racontours
  • Just The Way You Are
    Bruno Mars
  • Hey Soul Sister
    Train
  • Chelsea Dagger
    The Fratellis
  • Last Night
    The Strokes
  • Buck Rogers
    Feeder
  • All These Things That I've Done
    The Killers
  • Home
    Philip Philips
  • When You Were Young
    The Killers
  • Bones
    The Killers
  • Time Is Running Out
    Muse
  • I'm Yours
    Jason Mras
  • Impossible
    James Arthur
  • She Moves In Her Own Way
    The Kooks
  • Little Lion Man
    Mumford and Sons
  • Day We Caught The Train
    Ocean Colour Scene
  • Vertigo
    U2
  • Little Talks
    Of Monsters and Men
  • Locked Out Of Heaven
    Bruno Mars
  • Are You Gonna Be My Girl
    Jet
  • You Are All That I Have
    Snow Patrol
  • Spitting Games
    Snow Patrol
  • I Will Wait
    Mumford and Sons
  • Dakota
    The Stereophonics
  • Little Lion Man
    Mumford and Sons
  • Lonely Boy
    Black Keys

Sample Old Time Songs

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

Sample Rock Songs

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

Sample Rock & Roll Songs

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

Sample Slow Songs

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