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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

  • The One I Love
    R.E.M
  • Baggy Trousers
    Madness
  • Ask
    The Smiths
  • My Girl
    Madness
  • Breakfast at Tiffanys
    Deep blue something
  • Town Called Malice
    The Jam
  • Just canít get enough
    Depeche Mode
  • Turning Japanese
    The Vapors
  • TRUE
    Spandau Ballet
  • The King Of Rock And Roll
    Prefab Sprout
  • In between Days
    The Cure
  • Come On Eileen
    Dexy's Midnight Runners
  • Walking On Sunshine
    Catriona and the Waves
  • Blister In The Sun
    Violent Femmes
  • House Of Fun
    Madness
  • Sheís Electric
    Oasis
  • Land Down Under
    Land Down Under
  • Gold
    Spandau Ballet
  • With or without you
    U2
  • All night long
    Lionel Richie
  • Centrefold
    J Geils Band
  • Rock The Kasbah
    The Clash
  • Friday Iím In Love
    The Cure
  • Video Killed The Radio Star
    The Buggles
  • Special Brew
    Bad Manners
  • Canít Hurry Love
    Phil Collins
  • All right
    Supergrass
  • A Message To You Rudy
    The Specials
  • Missing you
    John Waites
  • Dignity
    Deacon Blue

Sample 90s & 2000s Songs

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

Sample Country Songs

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

Sample Good Time Songs

  • Walk Of Life
    Dire Straits
  • Ever Seen The Rain
    Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Brown Eyed Girl
    Van Morrison
  • Make Me Smile
    Steve Harley and the Cockney Rebel
  • Little Old Wine Drinker Me
    Dean Martin
  • Concrete And Clay
    Unit Four plus Two
  • Me & Bobby McGee
    Kris Kristofferson
  • Dancing In The Dark
    Bruce Springsteen
  • Proud Mary
    Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Call Me Al
    Paul Simon
  • 500 Miles
    The Proclaimers
  • Build me up Buttercup
    The Foundatations
  • Let Your Love Flow
    Bellamy Brothers
  • Lay Down Sally
    Eric Clapton
  • Delilah
    Tom Jones
  • Needles And Pins
    The Searchers
  • 3 Steps To Heaven
    Dean Martin
  • Me & Julio
    Paul Simon
  • Forever In Blue Jeans
    Neil Diamond
  • Maggie May
    Rod Stewart
  • Teresa
    Joe Dolan
  • Last Dance For Me
    The Drifters
  • Make Me An Island
    Joe Dolan
  • My Way
    Frank Sinatra
  • American Pie
    Don McLean
  • Rocking All Over The World
    Status Quo
  • Not Unusual
    Tom Jones
  • Got My Mind Set On You
    George Harrison
  • Hurt So Good
    John Mellencamp
  • Make Me An Island
    Joe Dolan

Sample Irish Songs

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

Sample Modern Songs

  • Vertigo
    U2
  • Time Is Running Out
    Muse
  • Look Good On The Dancefloor
    Artic Monkeys
  • Love Me Like You
    The Magic Numbers
  • Jenny don't be hasty
    Paolo Nutini
  • Impossible
    James Arthur
  • Use Somebody
    Kings of Leon
  • Uprising
    Muse
  • She Moves In Her Own Way
    The Kooks
  • Are You Gonna Be My Girl
    Jet
  • Let Me Entertain You
    Robbie Williams
  • Rolling In The Deep
    Adele
  • Jerk It Out
    Caesars
  • Molly's Chamber
    Kings of Leon
  • Fill My Little World
    The Feeling
  • This Love
    Maroon 5
  • All These Things That I've Done
    The Killers
  • Read My Mind
    The Killers
  • Monster
    The Automatic
  • Wheels
    Foo Fighters
  • Day We Caught The Train
    Ocean Colour Scene
  • NaÔve
    The Kooks
  • Riptide
    Vance Joy
  • When We Collide
    Matt Cardle
  • All The Small Things
    Blink 182
  • In The Morning
    Razorlght
  • Lego House
    Ed Sheeran
  • We Are Young
    Fun
  • Crazy
    Gnarls Barkley
  • Last Night
    The Strokes

Sample Old Time Songs

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

Sample Rock Songs

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

Sample Rock & Roll Songs

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

Sample Slow Songs

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