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 Love Cats
    The Cure
  • Lip Up Fatty
    Bad Manners
  • Town Called Malice
    The Jam
  • Friday Iím In Love
    The Cure
  • The King Of Rock And Roll
    Prefab Sprout
  • Watching The Detectives
    Elvis Costello
  • With or without you
  • Video Killed The Radio Star
    The Buggles
  • Special Brew
    Bad Manners
  • A Message To You Rudy
    The Specials
  • The look of love
  • Wonderwall
  • Just canít get enough
    Depeche Mode
  • Breakfast at Tiffanys
    Deep blue something
  • All night long
    Lionel Richie
  • Rock The Kasbah
    The Clash
  • Gold
    Spandau Ballet
  • TRUE
    Spandau Ballet
  • Baggy Trousers
  • My Girl
  • Canít Hurry Love
    Phil Collins
  • Missing you
    John Waites
  • Lost Weekend
    Lloyd Cole and the Commotions
  • Centrefold
    J Geils Band
  • Blister In The Sun
    Violent Femmes
  • Dignity
    Deacon Blue
  • Dancing on the ceiling
    Lionel Richie
  • Here Comes Your Man
    The Pixies
  • Faith
    George Michael
  • Come On Eileen
    Dexy's Midnight Runners

Sample 90s & 2000s Songs

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

Sample Country Songs

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

Sample Good Time Songs

  • Concrete And Clay
    Unit Four plus Two
  • Brown Eyed Girl
    Van Morrison
  • Ever Seen The Rain
    Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Knock 3 Times
    Tony Orlando and Dawn
  • River Deep Mountain High
    Ike and Tina Turner
  • Lay Down Sally
    Eric Clapton
  • Make Me An Island
    Joe Dolan
  • Dancing In The Dark
    Bruce Springsteen
  • Crackling Rose
    Neil Diamond
  • Help Yourself
    Tom Jones
  • Delilah
    Tom Jones
  • Call Me Al
    Paul Simon
  • Sugar Sugar
    The Archies
  • Suspicious Minds
    Elvis Presley
  • Mrs Robinson
    Simon and Garfunkel
  • 3 Steps To Heaven
    Dean Martin
  • Good Looking Woman
    Joe Dolan
  • Forever In Blue Jeans
    Neil Diamond
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  • Sweet Caroline
    Neil Diamond
  • Saturday Night At The Movies
    The Drifters
  • Things
    Bobby Darin
  • My Way
    Frank Sinatra
  • Let Your Love Flow
    Bellamy Brothers
  • Build me up Buttercup
    The Foundatations
  • Make Me Smile
    Steve Harley and the Cockney Rebel
  • Maggie May
    Rod Stewart
  • Teresa
    Joe Dolan
  • Rocking All Over The World
    Status Quo
  • Is this the way to Amarillo
    Tony Christie

Sample Irish Songs

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

Sample Modern Songs

  • Little Lion Man
    Mumford and Sons
  • Dani California
    Red Hot Chilli Peppers
  • Bones
    The Killers
  • Ho Hey
    The Lumineers
  • She Moves In Her Own Way
    The Kooks
  • Express Yourself
  • Look Good On The Dancefloor
    Artic Monkeys
  • Uprising
  • Are You Ready For Love
    Elton John
  • Mr Brightside
    The Killers
  • Let her go
  • Crazy
    Gnarls Barkley
  • Impossible
    James Arthur
  • Times Like These
    Foo Fighters
  • Just The Way You Are
    Bruno Mars
  • Lego House
    Ed Sheeran
  • I Predict A Riot
  • We Are Young
  • She's So Lovely
    Scouting for girls
  • Learn to Fly
    Foo Fighters
  • Get Lucky
    Daft Punk
  • Monster
    The Automatic
  • Viva La Vida
  • Little Lion Man
    Mumford and Sons
  • Wagon Wheel
    Old Crow Medicine Show
  • Valerie
    Amy Winehouse
  • When We Collide
    Matt Cardle
  • Last Night
    The Strokes
  • Rolling In The Deep
  • Jerk It Out

Sample Old Time Songs

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

Sample Rock Songs

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

Sample Rock & Roll Songs

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

Sample Slow Songs

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