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John O'Connell & his Band

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About John O'Connell & his Band

* Folk * Irish * Bluegress * Popular covers * Oldies performed as a Duo or upto to a Five Piece Band
Acoustic band
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John's seemingly endless repertoire covers a variety of genres including Acoustic, Bluegrass, Contemporary, Country, Folk, Irish and Popular. This eclectic mix of songs and the precision of the delivery entertains and captivates audiences across the generations making John the first choice at many events including the annual Liverpool Food and Drink Festival at Sefton Park where his finale set is legendary. John is one of Liverpool's most sought after acts. Having had his name ineligibly written in to the tapestry of the Liverpool Music Scene with his Groundpig days John has gone on to perform at a variety of events including the Liverpool Irish Festival, Liverpool Santa Dash, Matthew Street Festival, LIMF, Hope Street Feast, Foodies Fesitval Tattenhall. Aintree Races, Haydock Races and Epson Races.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
We can perform while walking around a venue
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
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5th Anniversary
This act has been working with Encore for over 5 years
Folk, Bluegrass, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Traditional Irish folk
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party
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Song list

John's repetoire is vast and includes genres such as folk, irsh, bluegrass, pop & contemptorary acoustic.
For those interested in an Irish Set his songs include: Black Velvet Band, Wild Rover, Raggle Taggle Gypsy; Man is in Love,Sally Maclennane, Gambler, Galway Girl, N17, Wagonwheel, Hills of Donegal, I Useta Love Her, Tell me Ma, Dirty Old Town, Fields of Anthen Rye, Irish Rover, Green & Red of Mayo, Saints & Sinners, Country ROad, 500 Miles, Fairytale of NY, Mountains of Morne, Ride On, Ordinary Man, Rainy Night in Soho, The Voyage, Green Fields of French, Sweet 16, From Co Claire to Here, Leaving of Liverpool, Fishermans blues, Bang on the Ear, Whiskey in the Jar & Danny Boy.


From customers:

5 years ago

A truly magnificent voice John....was an honour to hear you...." George Borowski ~ Electric 50 Manchester Academy 3

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11 years ago

He (John) has proved once again that his musical knowledge of songs and his interpretation of them are unique; his style of voice fitting even some of the more difficult songs superbly and it is with little wonder that he and his guests received a deserved accolade of applause at the end of the show." Gig Review ~ Gladstone Theatre Port Sunlight

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