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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

  • I Fought The Law
    The Clash
  • Lip Up Fatty
    Bad Manners
  • Sit Down
    James
  • Video Killed The Radio Star
    The Buggles
  • The King Of Rock And Roll
    Prefab Sprout
  • Land Down Under
    Land Down Under
  • Going Underground
    The Jam
  • Turning Japanese
    The Vapors
  • Watching The Detectives
    Elvis Costello
  • Lost Weekend
    Lloyd Cole and the Commotions
  • Missing you
    John Waites
  • Ask
    The Smiths
  • Just canít get enough
    Depeche Mode
  • The One I Love
    R.E.M
  • Happy Hour
    The Housemartins
  • Here Comes Your Man
    The Pixies
  • Hold me now
    Thompson twins
  • Town Called Malice
    The Jam
  • Oliverís Army
    Elvis Costello
  • Rock The Kasbah
    The Clash
  • Dancing on the ceiling
    Lionel Richie
  • The look of love
    ABC
  • I dont Like Mondays
    Boomtown Rats
  • All night long
    Lionel Richie
  • Keep it all in
    Beautiful South
  • TRUE
    Spandau Ballet
  • Friday Iím In Love
    The Cure
  • China Girl
    David Bowie
  • Come On Eileen
    Dexy's Midnight Runners
  • Walking On Sunshine
    Catriona and the Waves

Sample 90s & 2000s Songs

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

Sample Country Songs

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

Sample Good Time Songs

  • Forever In Blue Jeans
    Neil Diamond
  • American Pie
    Don McLean
  • Take It Easy
    Eagles
  • Walk Of Life
    Dire Straits
  • Things
    Bobby Darin
  • Me & Julio
    Paul Simon
  • Bright Side Of The Road
    Van Morrison
  • Rhinestone Cowboy
    Glen Campbell
  • Concrete And Clay
    Unit Four plus Two
  • Pearly Shells
    John Frawley
  • Sugar Sugar
    The Archies
  • Stuck In The Middle
    Steelers Wheel
  • Dancing In The Dark
    Bruce Springsteen
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love
    Queen
  • Good Looking Woman
    Joe Dolan
  • Let Your Love Flow
    Bellamy Brothers
  • Build me up Buttercup
    The Foundatations
  • Make Me Smile
    Steve Harley and the Cockney Rebel
  • Suspicious Minds
    Elvis Presley
  • Brown Eyed Girl
    Van Morrison
  • Call Me Al
    Paul Simon
  • 500 Miles
    The Proclaimers
  • Got My Mind Set On You
    George Harrison
  • Hurt So Good
    John Mellencamp
  • King Of The Road
    Roger Miller
  • Mrs Robinson
    Simon and Garfunkel
  • Lay Down Sally
    Eric Clapton
  • Teresa
    Joe Dolan
  • Delilah
    Tom Jones
  • Maggie May
    Rod Stewart

Sample Irish Songs

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

Sample Modern Songs

  • Molly's Chamber
    Kings of Leon
  • I Will Wait
    Mumford and Sons
  • Heartbeat
    Scouting for Girls
  • All These Things That I've Done
    The Killers
  • Moves Like Jagger
    Maroon 5
  • Wheels
    Foo Fighters
  • Monster
    The Automatic
  • When We Collide
    Matt Cardle
  • I'm Yours
    Jason Mras
  • Sex On Fire
    Kings of Leon
  • Use Somebody
    Kings of Leon
  • Viva La Vida
    Coldplay
  • Lonely Boy
    Black Keys
  • Valerie
    Amy Winehouse
  • Last Night
    The Strokes
  • Steady As She Goes
    The Racontours
  • I Gotta Feeling
    Black eyed peas
  • Little Talks
    Of Monsters and Men
  • Hey Soul Sister
    Train
  • Mr Brightside
    The Killers
  • Home
    Philip Philips
  • Little Lion Man
    Mumford and Sons
  • Lego House
    Ed Sheeran
  • You Are All That I Have
    Snow Patrol
  • Express Yourself
    Labrinth
  • Times Like These
    Foo Fighters
  • Are You Ready For Love
    Elton John
  • Bones
    The Killers
  • Little Lion Man
    Mumford and Sons
  • She Moves In Her Own Way
    The Kooks

Sample Old Time Songs

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

Sample Rock Songs

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

Sample Rock & Roll Songs

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

Sample Slow Songs

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