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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

  • All right
    Supergrass
  • A Message To You Rudy
    The Specials
  • Happy Hour
    The Housemartins
  • The King Of Rock And Roll
    Prefab Sprout
  • Lip Up Fatty
    Bad Manners
  • My Girl
    Madness
  • TRUE
    Spandau Ballet
  • Lost Weekend
    Lloyd Cole and the Commotions
  • Faith
    George Michael
  • Breakfast at Tiffanys
    Deep blue something
  • Friday Iím In Love
    The Cure
  • Dancing on the ceiling
    Lionel Richie
  • Oliverís Army
    Elvis Costello
  • Sit Down
    James
  • The look of love
    ABC
  • Watching The Detectives
    Elvis Costello
  • Rat Trap
    Boomtown Rats
  • In between Days
    The Cure
  • Turning Japanese
    The Vapors
  • Keep it all in
    Beautiful South
  • The Love Cats
    The Cure
  • Ask
    The Smiths
  • House Of Fun
    Madness
  • Dignity
    Deacon Blue
  • Wonderwall
    Oasis
  • Video Killed The Radio Star
    The Buggles
  • All night long
    Lionel Richie
  • The One I Love
    R.E.M
  • With or without you
    U2
  • Gold
    Spandau Ballet

Sample 90s & 2000s Songs

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

Sample Country Songs

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

Sample Good Time Songs

  • My Way
    Frank Sinatra
  • Sugar Sugar
    The Archies
  • Things
    Bobby Darin
  • Good Looking Woman
    Joe Dolan
  • Sweet Caroline
    Neil Diamond
  • Delilah
    Tom Jones
  • Crackling Rose
    Neil Diamond
  • Maggie May
    Rod Stewart
  • Stuck In The Middle
    Steelers Wheel
  • Me & Julio
    Paul Simon
  • Teresa
    Joe Dolan
  • 500 Miles
    The Proclaimers
  • Needles And Pins
    The Searchers
  • Make Me An Island
    Joe Dolan
  • Forever In Blue Jeans
    Neil Diamond
  • Walk Of Life
    Dire Straits
  • I'm A Believer
    The Monkees
  • Rhinestone Cowboy
    Glen Campbell
  • Ever Seen The Rain
    Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Pretty Woman
    Roy Orbison
  • Lay Down Sally
    Eric Clapton
  • King Of The Road
    Roger Miller
  • Got My Mind Set On You
    George Harrison
  • Dancing In The Dark
    Bruce Springsteen
  • River Deep Mountain High
    Ike and Tina Turner
  • Make Me An Island
    Joe Dolan
  • Rocking All Over The World
    Status Quo
  • Mrs Robinson
    Simon and Garfunkel
  • Me & Bobby McGee
    Kris Kristofferson
  • Knock 3 Times
    Tony Orlando and Dawn

Sample Irish Songs

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

Sample Modern Songs

  • Drops Of Jupiter
    Train
  • Fill My Little World
    The Feeling
  • Starlight
    Muse
  • Bones
    The Killers
  • Chelsea Dagger
    The Fratellis
  • NaÔve
    The Kooks
  • Let Me Entertain You
    Robbie Williams
  • Buck Rogers
    Feeder
  • Read My Mind
    The Killers
  • Sex On Fire
    Kings of Leon
  • This Love
    Maroon 5
  • Get Lucky
    Daft Punk
  • Little Lion Man
    Mumford and Sons
  • Lego House
    Ed Sheeran
  • Ho Hey
    The Lumineers
  • The Cave
    Mumford and Sons
  • Lonely Boy
    Black Keys
  • Pick A Part That's New
    The Stereophonics
  • Crazy
    Gnarls Barkley
  • Mr Brightside
    The Killers
  • Hey Soul Sister
    Train
  • Little Lion Man
    Mumford and Sons
  • Jenny don't be hasty
    Paolo Nutini
  • You Are All That I Have
    Snow Patrol
  • Impossible
    James Arthur
  • In The Morning
    Razorlght
  • Human
    The Killers
  • We Are Young
    Fun
  • She Moves In Her Own Way
    The Kooks
  • Wheels
    Foo Fighters

Sample Old Time Songs

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

Sample Rock Songs

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

Sample Rock & Roll Songs

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

Sample Slow Songs

  • Handbags And Gladrags
    Rod Stewart/The Stereophonics
  • The Dance
    Garth Brooks
  • Alison
    Elvis Costello
  • Angels
    Robbie Williams
  • Your Song
    Elton John
  • The A Team
    Ed Sheeran
  • Baby Can I Hold Your Tonight
    Tracy Chapman/Boyzone
  • Beneath You're Beautiful
    Labrinth
  • Crazy Love
    Van Morrison
  • Stuck On You
    Lionel Richie
  • Wicked Game
    Chris Isaccs
  • Better
    Tom Baxter
  • Have I Told You Lately
    Van Morrison
  • Fields Of Gold
    Sting
  • Yellow
    Coldplay
  • The Voyage
    Christy Moore
  • One
    U2
  • Make You Feel My Love
    Bob Dylan/Adele
  • Wonderful Tonight
    Eric Clapton
  • Cannonball
    Damien Rice
  • Lego House
    Ed Sheeran
  • If Tomorrow Never Comes
    Garth Brooks
  • Chasing Cars
    Snow Patrol
  • Stuck In A Moment
    U2
  • Lucky Man
    The Verve
  • Man Who Can't Be Moved
    The Script
  • Romeo And Juliet
    Dire Straits
  • Heaven
    Bryan Adams
  • In My Place
    Coldplay
  • With Or Without You
    U2