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Chicken Switch

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About Chicken Switch

Acoustic duo performing crowd-pleasing rock & pop classics from the past 60 years. 1 guitar, 1 voice & some ambiguous references to chicken
Acoustic duo
Public liability insurance of £5 million

Chicken Switch was founded in 2013 by Mike Took and Paul Gilbert, two blokes making music, entertaining people and having fun. What started as a short term project to have a crack at some cover versions has blossomed into a musically enriching duo who put a lot of thought into creating acoustic versions of familiar songs, and perform them smoothly and affably through an afternoon or evening of up-beat but laid-back, great fun musical entertainment! Where else would you find Kylie Minogue and Black Sabbath side by side on an acoustic set? Averaging about 25 live performances a year since then, the highlight of the last few years has undoubtedly been playing at a private function in the South of France,- although playing at the Vodafone staff Christmas party comes a close second!

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Disco, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Indie, Pop rock, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll
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Event types:
Birthday party, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

The boys are back in town - Thin Lizzy
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson
American Idiot - Green Day
It must be love - Madness
Come Dancing - The Kinks
Paradise City - Guns'n'Roses
Should I Stay or Should I Go? - The Clash
Brimful of Asha - Cornershop
Mr Blue Sky - ELO
Ever Fallen in love - The Buzzcocks
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
You're Gorgeous - Babybird
Every Breath You Take - Police
Disco 2000 - Pulp
Watching the detectives - Elvis Costello
She loves you - The Beatles
Tubthumping - Chumbawamba
Tainted Love - Soft Cell
Bring me to life - Evanesence
Time Warp - Rocky Horror Picture Show
True Faith - New Order
A Little Less Conversation - Elvis Presley
I Predict a Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
Purple Rain - Prince
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
You'll never walk alone - Gerry and the Pacemakers
Swords of a thousand men - Tenpole Tudor
Praise You - Fatboy Slim
Jealous Guy - John Lennon
Wherever I Lay My Hat - Paul Young
Unbelievable - E.M.F.
Message in a bottle - Police
Pretty Vacant - Sex Pisrols
La Bamba - Ritchie Valens
Song for Whoever - Beautiful South
Twist and Shout - The Beatles
Hammer to fall - Queen
Happy - Pharell Williams
C'mon Everybody - Eddie Cochrane
Pretty Vacant - Sex Pistols
Summer Nights - John Travolta & Olivia Newton John
Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
Pretty in Pink - Psychadelic Furs
Can't get you out of my head - Kylie Minogue
She said - Plan B
The General - Dispatch
Up the Junction - Squeeze
Counting Stars - One Republic
Don't Fear the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
Too Much Too Young - The Specials
Don't You Want Me? - Human League
Is she really going out with him? - Joe Jackson
Sleepwalking - Bring me the Horizon
Peggy Sue got Married - Buddy Holly
Teenage Kicks - The Undertones
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Echo Beach - Martha and the Muffins
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
Fool for your lovin' - Whitesnake
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Happy Hour - The Housemartins
Move It - Cliff Richard
Romeo and Juliet - Dire Straits
I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys
One Way or Another - Blondie
Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins
Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
Faith - George Michael
That's Entertainment - The Jam
It's not Unusual - Tom Jones
Enjoy Yourself - The Specials
Theme from New York New York - Frank Sinatra
Friday I'm in Love - The Cure
Run - Snow Patrol
If it Makes You Happy - Sheryl Crow
The Power of Love - Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Come on Eileen - Dexys Midnight Runners
Lucky Man - The Verve
Twist and shout - The Beatles
Hey there Delilah - Plain White T's
Rockefellah Skank - Fatboy Slim
Don't Look Back in Anger - Oasis
Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie
A town called Malice - The Jam
Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
Into my arms - Nick Cave
Nellie the elephant - Toy Dolls
Living Doll - Cliff Richard
Paranoid - Black Sabbath
21 Women - Chicken Switch
White Wedding - Billy Idol
Summertime Blues - Eddie Cochrane
Tainted Love - Soft Cell
I don't like Mondays - Boomtown Rats
500 Miles - The Proclaimers
Love Machine - Girls Aloud
A Message to you Rudy - The Specials
Baggy Trousers - Madness
Common People - Pulp
Hard day's Night - The Beatles
Its a Sin - The Pet Shop Boys
Dancing in the Moonlight - Toploader
London Calling - The Clash
Dancing Queen - Abba
Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Green Green Grass of Home - Tom Jones
Just Can't Get Enough - Depeche Mode
That'll be the Day - Buddy Holly
Kiss - Prince
Love Runs Out - One Republic
Christmas Songs too!
Do They Know It's Christmas? - Band Aid
Fairytale of New York - The Pogues and Kirsty MaColl
I wish it could be Christmas Every Day - Wizzard
Last Christmas - Wham!
Merry Xmas Everybody - Slade
All I want for Christmas is you - Mariah Carey
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer - Frank Sinatra
Santa Claus is Coming to Town - Bruce Springsteen
White Christmas - Bing Crosby
Rockin Around the Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee
The Christmas Song - Nat King Cole
Merry Christmas Everyone - Shakin' Stevens
Jingle Bells!


From customers:

Dean B, 6 years ago

Crowd-energising and pleasing guys that you simply can't ignore while playing! A pleasure to watch and a pleasure off the stage too. Highly recommended!

Roy B, 4 years ago

Absolutely superb, these chaps smashed it! Worth every f***ing penny!

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