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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

  • Faith
    George Michael
  • Shes Electric
    Oasis
  • Video Killed The Radio Star
    The Buggles
  • Hold me now
    Thompson twins
  • Dancing on the ceiling
    Lionel Richie
  • Watching The Detectives
    Elvis Costello
  • Cant Hurry Love
    Phil Collins
  • All night long
    Lionel Richie
  • Blister In The Sun
    Violent Femmes
  • The One I Love
    R.E.M
  • The Love Cats
    The Cure
  • Friday Im In Love
    The Cure
  • Turning Japanese
    The Vapors
  • Here Comes Your Man
    The Pixies
  • Land Down Under
    Land Down Under
  • Gold
    Spandau Ballet
  • Ask
    The Smiths
  • Baggy Trousers
    Madness
  • TRUE
    Spandau Ballet
  • Lip Up Fatty
    Bad Manners
  • In between Days
    The Cure
  • Come On Eileen
    Dexy's Midnight Runners
  • Special Brew
    Bad Manners
  • Wonderwall
    Oasis
  • I Fought The Law
    The Clash
  • Rock The Kasbah
    The Clash
  • Going Underground
    The Jam
  • The King Of Rock And Roll
    Prefab Sprout
  • Sit Down
    James
  • All right
    Supergrass

Sample 90s & 2000s Songs

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

Sample Country Songs

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

Sample Good Time Songs

  • Me & Bobby McGee
    Kris Kristofferson
  • Last Dance For Me
    The Drifters
  • Saturday Night At The Movies
    The Drifters
  • Make Me An Island
    Joe Dolan
  • Proud Mary
    Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Me & Julio
    Paul Simon
  • Little Old Wine Drinker Me
    Dean Martin
  • Make Me Smile
    Steve Harley and the Cockney Rebel
  • Not Unusual
    Tom Jones
  • Mrs Robinson
    Simon and Garfunkel
  • Build me up Buttercup
    The Foundatations
  • My Way
    Frank Sinatra
  • Let Your Love Flow
    Bellamy Brothers
  • Suspicious Minds
    Elvis Presley
  • Take It Easy
    Eagles
  • Sugar Sugar
    The Archies
  • Rhinestone Cowboy
    Glen Campbell
  • Pearly Shells
    John Frawley
  • Delilah
    Tom Jones
  • Help Yourself
    Tom Jones
  • Rocking All Over The World
    Status Quo
  • American Pie
    Don McLean
  • Got My Mind Set On You
    George Harrison
  • Bright Side Of The Road
    Van Morrison
  • Ever Seen The Rain
    Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • I'm A Believer
    The Monkees
  • Make Me An Island
    Joe Dolan
  • Dancing In The Dark
    Bruce Springsteen
  • Hurt So Good
    John Mellencamp
  • Things
    Bobby Darin

Sample Irish Songs

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

Sample Modern Songs

  • Steady As She Goes
    The Racontours
  • Read My Mind
    The Killers
  • Just The Way You Are
    Bruno Mars
  • Valerie
    Amy Winehouse
  • Happy
    Pharrell Williams
  • Somebody Told Me
    The Killers
  • In The Morning
    Razorlght
  • Wheels
    Foo Fighters
  • Fans
    The Kings of Leon
  • Let her go
    Passenger
  • I'm Yours
    Jason Mras
  • Starlight
    Muse
  • Bones
    The Killers
  • Are You Ready For Love
    Elton John
  • All The Small Things
    Blink 182
  • When You Were Young
    The Killers
  • You Are All That I Have
    Snow Patrol
  • Time Is Running Out
    Muse
  • Last Night
    The Strokes
  • The Cave
    Mumford and Sons
  • Look Good On The Dancefloor
    Artic Monkeys
  • Fill My Little World
    The Feeling
  • Don't Stop Believing
    Journey
  • Ho Hey
    The Lumineers
  • Nave
    The Kooks
  • Can't Stop
    Red Hot Chilli Peppers
  • Jenny don't be hasty
    Paolo Nutini
  • We Are Young
    Fun
  • Let Me Entertain You
    Robbie Williams
  • Moves Like Jagger
    Maroon 5

Sample Old Time Songs

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

Sample Rock Songs

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

Sample Rock & Roll Songs

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

Sample Slow Songs

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