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
  • Centrefold
    J Geils Band
  • Special Brew
    Bad Manners
  • I dont Like Mondays
    Boomtown Rats
  • Hold me now
    Thompson twins
  • Keep it all in
    Beautiful South
  • With or without you
  • Turning Japanese
    The Vapors
  • House Of Fun
  • All right
  • Dignity
    Deacon Blue
  • Rock The Kasbah
    The Clash
  • Walking On Sunshine
    Catriona and the Waves
  • Gold
    Spandau Ballet
  • In between Days
    The Cure
  • My Girl
  • She’s Electric
  • Just can’t get enough
    Depeche Mode
  • Happy Hour
    The Housemartins
  • Going Underground
    The Jam
  • Wonderwall
  • Sit Down
  • Video Killed The Radio Star
    The Buggles
  • I Fought The Law
    The Clash
  • Faith
    George Michael
  • Ask
    The Smiths
  • Friday I’m In Love
    The Cure
  • Watching The Detectives
    Elvis Costello
  • The look of love
  • Dancing on the ceiling
    Lionel Richie

Sample 90s & 2000s Songs

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

Sample Country Songs

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

Sample Good Time Songs

  • Walk Of Life
    Dire Straits
  • Take It Easy
  • Good Looking Woman
    Joe Dolan
  • Sugar Sugar
    The Archies
  • River Deep Mountain High
    Ike and Tina Turner
  • Make Me Smile
    Steve Harley and the Cockney Rebel
  • Crackling Rose
    Neil Diamond
  • Me & Julio
    Paul Simon
  • Delilah
    Tom Jones
  • Hurt So Good
    John Mellencamp
  • Ever Seen The Rain
    Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Make Me An Island
    Joe Dolan
  • Saturday Night At The Movies
    The Drifters
  • Got My Mind Set On You
    George Harrison
  • Needles And Pins
    The Searchers
  • 500 Miles
    The Proclaimers
  • Let Your Love Flow
    Bellamy Brothers
  • Maggie May
    Rod Stewart
  • Proud Mary
    Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Dancing In The Dark
    Bruce Springsteen
  • Knock 3 Times
    Tony Orlando and Dawn
  • I'm A Believer
    The Monkees
  • Help Yourself
    Tom Jones
  • Lay Down Sally
    Eric Clapton
  • Bright Side Of The Road
    Van Morrison
  • Pretty Woman
    Roy Orbison
  • 3 Steps To Heaven
    Dean Martin
  • Sweet Caroline
    Neil Diamond
  • Mrs Robinson
    Simon and Garfunkel
  • Pearly Shells
    John Frawley

Sample Irish Songs

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

Sample Modern Songs

  • Just The Way You Are
    Bruno Mars
  • Love Me Like You
    The Magic Numbers
  • Ho Hey
    The Lumineers
  • Lego House
    Ed Sheeran
  • We Are Young
  • Hey Soul Sister
  • Times Like These
    Foo Fighters
  • Wagon Wheel
    Old Crow Medicine Show
  • Happy
    Pharrell Williams
  • Valerie
    Amy Winehouse
  • Time Is Running Out
  • Uprising
  • Heartbeat
    Scouting for Girls
  • Bones
    The Killers
  • She Moves In Her Own Way
    The Kooks
  • Dani California
    Red Hot Chilli Peppers
  • You Are All That I Have
    Snow Patrol
  • Chocolate
    Snow Patrol
  • Little Lion Man
    Mumford and Sons
  • Let Me Entertain You
    Robbie Williams
  • Moves Like Jagger
    Maroon 5
  • Fans
    The Kings of Leon
  • I Predict A Riot
  • When You Were Young
    The Killers
  • Vertigo
  • Riptide
    Vance Joy
  • Are You Ready For Love
    Elton John
  • Viva La Vida
  • Somebody Told Me
    The Killers
  • Chelsea Dagger
    The Fratellis

Sample Old Time Songs

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

Sample Rock Songs

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

Sample Rock & Roll Songs

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

Sample Slow Songs

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