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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

  • Dignity
    Deacon Blue
  • All right
    Supergrass
  • The One I Love
    R.E.M
  • Ask
    The Smiths
  • Dancing on the ceiling
    Lionel Richie
  • Friday Iím In Love
    The Cure
  • Rock The Kasbah
    The Clash
  • Blister In The Sun
    Violent Femmes
  • Is She Really Going Out With Him
    Joe Jackson
  • Here Comes Your Man
    The Pixies
  • Centrefold
    J Geils Band
  • Breakfast at Tiffanys
    Deep blue something
  • Oliverís Army
    Elvis Costello
  • Faith
    George Michael
  • Video Killed The Radio Star
    The Buggles
  • Lost Weekend
    Lloyd Cole and the Commotions
  • The King Of Rock And Roll
    Prefab Sprout
  • TRUE
    Spandau Ballet
  • Canít Hurry Love
    Phil Collins
  • Land Down Under
    Land Down Under
  • Sit Down
    James
  • Happy Hour
    The Housemartins
  • Lip Up Fatty
    Bad Manners
  • Baggy Trousers
    Madness
  • Watching The Detectives
    Elvis Costello
  • My Girl
    Madness
  • I Fought The Law
    The Clash
  • Keep it all in
    Beautiful South
  • In between Days
    The Cure
  • Sheís Electric
    Oasis

Sample 90s & 2000s Songs

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

Sample Country Songs

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

Sample Good Time Songs

  • Rhinestone Cowboy
    Glen Campbell
  • Crackling Rose
    Neil Diamond
  • Sugar Sugar
    The Archies
  • Rocking All Over The World
    Status Quo
  • Me & Julio
    Paul Simon
  • Maggie May
    Rod Stewart
  • Make Me Smile
    Steve Harley and the Cockney Rebel
  • River Deep Mountain High
    Ike and Tina Turner
  • My Way
    Frank Sinatra
  • King Of The Road
    Roger Miller
  • Ever Seen The Rain
    Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Stuck In The Middle
    Steelers Wheel
  • Concrete And Clay
    Unit Four plus Two
  • Lay Down Sally
    Eric Clapton
  • Walk Of Life
    Dire Straits
  • Pearly Shells
    John Frawley
  • Make Me An Island
    Joe Dolan
  • Bright Side Of The Road
    Van Morrison
  • Teresa
    Joe Dolan
  • Got My Mind Set On You
    George Harrison
  • 500 Miles
    The Proclaimers
  • Knock 3 Times
    Tony Orlando and Dawn
  • Hurt So Good
    John Mellencamp
  • I'm A Believer
    The Monkees
  • 3 Steps To Heaven
    Dean Martin
  • Little Old Wine Drinker Me
    Dean Martin
  • Help Yourself
    Tom Jones
  • American Pie
    Don McLean
  • Is this the way to Amarillo
    Tony Christie
  • Me & Bobby McGee
    Kris Kristofferson

Sample Irish Songs

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

Sample Modern Songs

  • In The Morning
    Razorlght
  • Jerk It Out
    Caesars
  • Locked Out Of Heaven
    Bruno Mars
  • Express Yourself
    Labrinth
  • Lego House
    Ed Sheeran
  • Wagon Wheel
    Old Crow Medicine Show
  • Hey Brother
    Avicii
  • Impossible
    James Arthur
  • Let Me Entertain You
    Robbie Williams
  • She's So Lovely
    Scouting for girls
  • I Gotta Feeling
    Black eyed peas
  • Jenny don't be hasty
    Paolo Nutini
  • Monster
    The Automatic
  • Times Like These
    Foo Fighters
  • Pick A Part That's New
    The Stereophonics
  • Crazy
    Gnarls Barkley
  • Get Lucky
    Daft Punk
  • Love Me Like You
    The Magic Numbers
  • Dance With Me Tonight
    Olly Murs
  • Bones
    The Killers
  • Are You Gonna Be My Girl
    Jet
  • Little Lion Man
    Mumford and Sons
  • Can't Stop
    Red Hot Chilli Peppers
  • Fill My Little World
    The Feeling
  • Chocolate
    Snow Patrol
  • All The Small Things
    Blink 182
  • Are You Ready For Love
    Elton John
  • Steady As She Goes
    The Racontours
  • She Moves In Her Own Way
    The Kooks
  • Heartbeat
    Scouting for Girls

Sample Old Time Songs

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

Sample Rock Songs

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

Sample Rock & Roll Songs

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

Sample Slow Songs

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