Johnny Bourke

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About Johnny

Session musician in Dublin. Guitar, Keys, Vox. Studying music in TCD. Particularly experienced in musical theatre, corporate entertainment.

Musician with a wide range of experience in the corporate and wedding industry, musical theatre, church music, and classical music. Degree in Music from Trinity College Dublin. Diplomas from the Leinster School of Music and Drama and the Royal Irish Academy of Music. Main work as a vocalist, guitarist, and pianist but experience with several other instruments and variations of the above.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Event types:
Corporate event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Audio engineer, Composer, Producer, Orchestrator, Lyricist, Songwriter, Sound technician, Transcription, Actor, Dancer, Musical comedy, Ableton Live, MC, Repetiteur, Perfect pitch, Live looping, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Composition teaching, Community music worker, Musicologist, Music therapy, Animateur, Examiner, Singing teaching, Theory teaching
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Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this basic (unsupervised) background music service for free. If you'd like a legitimate DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional cost.

How much time do you need to set up?

Depending on the distance required to load in the gear this can be anywhere from 30 minutes to 90 minutes but we always strive to be a quick as possible!

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?


Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Of course. Within reason of course (Disney 50 piece orchestral arrangements simply cannot be reproduced by a 5 piece band!).


From customers:

Seán E, 1 year ago

Beautiful singer, beautiful player, pleasure to deal with. Thanks for making our ceremony that extra special!

TCD B, 2 years ago

Such a nice guy, put on a wonderful show for our guests but his professionalism and courtesy to detail is what really makes him stand out!

From other musicians:

Keith Connolly
15th June 2016
Keith Connolly

I have played many wedding gigs with Johnny and he is a great guy to work with. He is affable, charming and has a good sense of humour in person as well as onstage fronting a band. Johnny plays guitar and keyboards with equal dexterity and competency, with a great ear for the correct riffs/chords when playing cover songs.

Michael Cashen
15th June 2016
Michael Cashen

Ive often played pub gigs with Johnny, never fails to get the crowd going also a fantastic musician.