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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

  • Just canít get enough
    Depeche Mode
  • All right
    Supergrass
  • Walking On Sunshine
    Catriona and the Waves
  • With or without you
    U2
  • China Girl
    David Bowie
  • Going Underground
    The Jam
  • Hold me now
    Thompson twins
  • Faith
    George Michael
  • A Message To You Rudy
    The Specials
  • House Of Fun
    Madness
  • Dignity
    Deacon Blue
  • Breakfast at Tiffanys
    Deep blue something
  • The Love Cats
    The Cure
  • Canít Hurry Love
    Phil Collins
  • The King Of Rock And Roll
    Prefab Sprout
  • TRUE
    Spandau Ballet
  • Is She Really Going Out With Him
    Joe Jackson
  • Rock The Kasbah
    The Clash
  • Come On Eileen
    Dexy's Midnight Runners
  • All night long
    Lionel Richie
  • The look of love
    ABC
  • Land Down Under
    Land Down Under
  • Blister In The Sun
    Violent Femmes
  • Lost Weekend
    Lloyd Cole and the Commotions
  • Gold
    Spandau Ballet
  • Keep it all in
    Beautiful South
  • Here Comes Your Man
    The Pixies
  • Baggy Trousers
    Madness
  • Lip Up Fatty
    Bad Manners
  • I Fought The Law
    The Clash

Sample 90s & 2000s Songs

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

Sample Country Songs

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

Sample Good Time Songs

  • Forever In Blue Jeans
    Neil Diamond
  • Build me up Buttercup
    The Foundatations
  • Help Yourself
    Tom Jones
  • 500 Miles
    The Proclaimers
  • Take It Easy
    Eagles
  • Sweet Caroline
    Neil Diamond
  • Sugar Sugar
    The Archies
  • Make Me An Island
    Joe Dolan
  • Stuck In The Middle
    Steelers Wheel
  • Proud Mary
    Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Pretty Woman
    Roy Orbison
  • Saturday Night At The Movies
    The Drifters
  • American Pie
    Don McLean
  • Make Me Smile
    Steve Harley and the Cockney Rebel
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love
    Queen
  • King Of The Road
    Roger Miller
  • Bright Side Of The Road
    Van Morrison
  • Good Looking Woman
    Joe Dolan
  • Make Me An Island
    Joe Dolan
  • Me & Bobby McGee
    Kris Kristofferson
  • Not Unusual
    Tom Jones
  • Hurt So Good
    John Mellencamp
  • Let Your Love Flow
    Bellamy Brothers
  • Concrete And Clay
    Unit Four plus Two
  • Rocking All Over The World
    Status Quo
  • I'm A Believer
    The Monkees
  • Mrs Robinson
    Simon and Garfunkel
  • Delilah
    Tom Jones
  • 3 Steps To Heaven
    Dean Martin
  • Got My Mind Set On You
    George Harrison

Sample Irish Songs

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

Sample Modern Songs

  • Vertigo
    U2
  • Express Yourself
    Labrinth
  • Monster
    The Automatic
  • I'm Yours
    Jason Mras
  • Let Me Entertain You
    Robbie Williams
  • I Predict A Riot
    Kaisercheifs
  • Look Good On The Dancefloor
    Artic Monkeys
  • She's So Lovely
    Scouting for girls
  • Fans
    The Kings of Leon
  • Jerk It Out
    Caesars
  • Are You Gonna Be My Girl
    Jet
  • Dance With Me Tonight
    Olly Murs
  • All The Small Things
    Blink 182
  • Steady As She Goes
    The Racontours
  • NaÔve
    The Kooks
  • Jenny don't be hasty
    Paolo Nutini
  • Riptide
    Vance Joy
  • Little Lion Man
    Mumford and Sons
  • Uprising
    Muse
  • Moves Like Jagger
    Maroon 5
  • Heartbeat
    Scouting for Girls
  • Dakota
    The Stereophonics
  • Candy
    Robbie Williams
  • Lonely Boy
    Black Keys
  • Mr Brightside
    The Killers
  • Learn to Fly
    Foo Fighters
  • Dani California
    Red Hot Chilli Peppers
  • Viva La Vida
    Coldplay
  • Time Is Running Out
    Muse
  • Wagon Wheel
    Old Crow Medicine Show

Sample Old Time Songs

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

Sample Rock Songs

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

Sample Rock & Roll Songs

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

Sample Slow Songs

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