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Johnny Bourke

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About Johnny

Johnny is a new and exciting Irish musician who is bringing guitar back into pop.
Guitarist
Dublin

25 years old and hailing from Tipperary, his sound is fresh and fluid and echoes artists such as Shawn Mendes, Khalid, and John Mayer. No stranger to the live scene, he has crafted a career as a session musician playing all over the world including shows in Australia and New Zealand within the first half of 2020. In summer 2019, Johnny linked up with London producer Jackson Dimiglio-Wood (Shawn Mendes), together they came up with the scintillating debut track ‘Can't Do Without' released on July 3rd. You're not going to want to miss this guitarist who has already built anticipation among his ever-growing fanbase.

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
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Musicianship
Genres:
Pop, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Renaissance, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Fanfare, Early music, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Funk rock, R&B, Motown, Hip Hop, Soul, Top 40, Funk, Covers, Rock, Classic rock, Indie, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Punk rock
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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, Accompanist
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Song list

70’s
I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
Blame It On The Boogie – Jackson 5
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
Long Train Runnin’ – Doobie Brothers
Give It Up – KC & The Sunshine Band
Le Freak – Chic
Everybody Dance – Chic
Good Times – Chic
I Wish – Stevie Wonder
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Dancin’ In The Moonlight – Thin Lizzy
Boys Are Back In Town – Thin Lizzy
Listen To The Music – The Doobie Brothers
Highway to Hell – AC/DC
You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC
Does Your Mother Know – Abba
One Way Or Another – Blondie
Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
Disco Inferno – The Tramps
Ladies Night – Kool and The Gang
I’m Coming Out – Diana Ross
Take It Easy – The Eagles
Hotel California – The Eagles
American Pie – Don McLean
How Sweet It Is – James Taylor
Perfect Day – Lou Reed
September – Earth, Wind And Fire
As – Stevie Wonder
Lovely Day – Bill Withers
Into The Mystic – Van Morrison
80’s
Simply The Best – Tina Turner
Walkin’ on Sunshine – Katrina and The Waves
Kiss – Prince
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Take On Me – Aha
Fergus Sings The Blues – Deacon Blue
Happy Hour – Housemartins
Call Me Al – Paul Simon
Absolute Beginners – David Bowie
Andante Andante – Abba
I’ve Been Waiting For You – Abba
I’m So Excited – Pointer Sisters
I’m Still Standing – Elton John
Footloose – Kenny Loggins
500 Miles – The Proclaimers
Land Down Under – Men At Work
Dancing In The Dark – Bruce Springsteen
Power of Love – Huey Lewis
Summer of 69 – Brian Adams
Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
Dancin’ On The Ceiling – Lionel Richie
Bat Out Of Hell – Meatloaf
Sweet Child Of Mine – G’n’R
Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
Time Of My Life – Dirty Dancing
Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes – Paul Simon
Live It Up – Mental As Anything
Everywhere – Fleetwood Mac
The Chain – Fleetwood Mac
You Got It – Roy Orbison
Tougher Than The Rest – Bruce Springsteen
Fisherman’s Blues – The Waterboys
How Long Will I Love You – The Waterboys
Heaven – Bryan Adams
Love Cats – The Cure
90’s
Save Tonight – Eagle-Eye Cherry
Black or White – Michael Jackson
Don’t Look Back in Anger – Oasis
Rock ‘n’ Roll Star – Oasis
She’s Electric – Oasis
Wonderwall – Oasis
Let Me Entertain You – Robbie Williams
Are You Gonna Go My Way – Lenny Kravitz
Parklife – Blur
Song 2 – Blur
Jump Around – House of Pain
Disco 2000 – Pulp
Wannabe – Spice Girls
Sit Down – James
Brewing Up a Storm – The Stunning
All Star – Smash Mouth
Basket Case – Greenday
Sweat (A La La Long) – Inner Circle
Everything I Do – Bryan Adams
Mysterious Girl – Peter Andre
One Week – Bare Naked Ladies
No Diggity – Blackstreet
Pretty Fly For A White Guy – The Offspring
Only Wanna Be With You – Hootie and the Blowfish
Star Star – The Frames
I’ll Be There For You – The Rembrandts
Time Of Your Life – Greenday
Make You Feel My Love – Bob Dylan
Truly, Madly, Deeply – Savage Garden
Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
Days Like This – Van Morrison
Lullabye – Billy Joel
After All – Frank And The Walters
Friday I’m In Love – The Cure
00’s
Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis
Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes
Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
Pyro – Kings Of Leon
Use Somebody – Kings Of Leon
Fans – Kings Of Leon
Molly’s Chambers – Kings Of Leon
Hotel Yorba – White Stripes
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
She Will Be Loved – Maroon 5
This Love – Maroon 5
Last Nite – The Strokes
You’ve Got The Love – Florence and The Machine
All The Small Things – Blink 182
Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor – Artic Monkeys
Whatever Else Happens – Declan O’Rourke
One Day Like This – Elbow
Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus
Stacey’s Mom – Fountains of Wayne
Mr. Brightside – The Killers
All These Things That I’ve Done – The Killers
Hero – Enrique Iglesias
Viva La Vida – Cold Play
Mexico – Mundy
July – Mundy
Wherever You Will Go – The Calling
Dreaming Again – The Coronas
Heroes Or Ghosts – The Coronas
Let Her Go – Passenger
Heyday – Mic Christopher
Yellow – Coldplay
Dakota – Stereophonics
Read My Mind – The Killers
Gravity – Embrace
Eve Is The Apple Of My Eye – Bell X1
Rock’n’Roll
La Bamba – Richie Valens
Twist and Shout – The Beatles
Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry
Shake a Tail Feather – Ray Charles
Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
Do You Love Me – The Beatles
Shout – Lu Lu
Great Balls of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis
Whole Lotta Shakin’ – Jerry Lee Lewis
You Never Can Tell (Teenage Wedding) – Chuck Berry
Burning Love – Elvis
Rip It Up – Little Richard
Good Golly, Miss Molly – Little Richard
Tutti Frutti – Little Richard
Rockin’ All Over The World – Status Quo
Jives
Jailhouse Rock – Elvis
Blue Suede Shoes – Elvis
Hound Dog – Elvis
Dance With Me Tonight – Olly Murs
Bright Side of the Road – Van Morrison
It’s Not Unusual – Tom Jones
Bad Moon Rising – Creedance Clearwater Revival
Galway Girl – Steve Earle
Pay Me My Money Down – Bruce Springsteen
N17 – Saw Doctors
Joyce Country Ceili Band – Saw Doctors
Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
Wagon Wheel – Nathan Carter
National Express – The Divine Comedy
Walk Of Life – Dire Straits
Wasn’t That A Party – Mike Denver
Quicksteps
Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
Jackson – Johnny Cash
That’s Alright Mama – Elvis
Goodlookin’ Woman – Joe Dolan
I Used To Love Her – Saw Doctors
The Gambler – Kenny Rodgers
Country Roads – John Denver
Hills Of Donegal – Goats Don’t Shave
9 to 5 – Dolly Parton
Tell Her About It – Billy Joel
Stop The World And Let Me Off – Declan Nerney
Past The Point of Rescue – Mary Black
Never Mind The Strangers – Saw Doctors
Waltzes
Amore – Dean Martin
Delilah – Tom Jones
Wild Rover – Wolfe Tones
Red Rose Café – The Furerys
Galway Shawl
Spancil Hill – The Dubliners
Black Velvet Band
Piano Man – Billy Joel
Que Sera Sera
Slievenamon
Beautiful Meath – Derek McCormack
Tennessee Waltz
Kentish Town Waltz – Imelda May
Big Band
Pencil Full of Lead – Paolo Nutini
King of the Swingers
Moondance – Van Morrison
Inside Out – Imelda May
Mambo No. 5 – Lou Bega
Ooh That Man – Caro Emerald
Zoot Soot Riot – Cherry Poppin’ Daddies
Jump, Jive and Wail – The Brian Setzer Orchestra
Hit The Road Jack – Ray Charles
Tainted Love – Imelda May
Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra
My Way – Frank Sinatra
New York, New York – Frank Sinatra
Come Fly With Me – Frank Sinatra
My Baby Just Cares For Me – Nina Simone
Reggae/Ska
10/10 – Paolo Nutini
Dreadlock Holiday – 10cc
Could You Be Loved – Bob Marley
Three Little Birds – Bob Marley
Baggy Trousers – Madness
Must Be Love – Madness
Rude – Magic
Baby I Love Your Way – Big Mountain
Your Love Gets Sweeter – Finlay Quay
Love Songs
Take My Hand – Picture This
Never Change – Picture This
I Don’t Know – Lisa Hannigan
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
The One – Kodaline
All I Want – Kodaline
Love Like This – Kodaline
High Hopes – Kodaline
Ho Hey – The Lumineers
Always On My Mind – Tiki Taane
Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith
To Love Somebody – Michael Buble
Runnin’ Home To You – The Flash
On Your Wedding Day – Jimmy Buckley
I’m Yours – Jazon Mraz
All of Me – John Legend
When You Say Nothin’ At All – Ronan Keating
Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Eva Cassidy
Into My Arms – Nick Cave
For Once In My Life – Stevie Wonder
If I Should Fall Behind – Bruce Springsteen
Better Together – Jack Johnson
Rainy Night In Soho – The Pogues
Can’t Help Fallin’ In Love With You – Elvis
Everything – Michael Buble
I Need My Girl – The National
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Isle Of Hope – Tommy Fleming
I Loved Her First – Heartland
Bless the Broken road – Rascal Flatts
You Are The Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne
Hold You In My Arms – Ray LaMontagne
Your Body Is A Wonderland – John Mayer
Slow Dancing In A Burning Room – John Mayer
Heart Of Life – John Mayer
Daughters – John Mayer
Stop This Train – John Mayer
Daughters – John Mayer
Gravity – John Mayer
In The Blood – John Mayer
Say – John Mayer
Neon – John Mayer
No Such Thing – John Mayer
Accidentally In Love – Counting Crows
Someone Like You – Van Morrison
The First, The Last, My Everything – Barry White
Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Frankie Vallie
At Last – Etta James
How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
Fix You – Coldplay
The Scientist – Coldplay
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz
Warm – The Coronas
Marry You – Bruno Mars
Cannonball – Damien Rice
Fallin’ Slowly – Glen Hansard
The River – Bruce Springsteen
The Dance – Garth Brooks
The River – Garth Brooks
If Tomorrow Never Comes – Garth Brooks
Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion
Bright Blue Rose – Christy Moore
The Voyage – Christy Moore
Boston Rose – Bagatelle
First Try – Johnnyswim
Standards
I’m a Believer – The Monkees
Take Good Care Of My Baby – Bobby Vee
Mrs. Robinson – Simon and Garfunkel
The Boxer – Simon and Garfunkel
Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon and Garfunkel
Ain’t Too Proud To Beg – The Temptations
Everybody Needs Somebody – The Blues Brothers
Say A Little Prayer – Aretha Franklin
Proud Mary – Tina Turner
Sweetest Feelin’ – Jackie Wilson
Higher and Higher – Jackie Wilson
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Summer in Dublin – Bagatelle
The Joker – The Steve Miller Band
Walk The Line – Johnny Cash
This Old Heart Of Mine – The Isley Brothers
Suspicious Minds – Elvis
Save The Last Dance For Me – The Drifters
Blister In The Sun – Violent Femmes
Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles
Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
I Want You Back – Jackson 5
Ho Hey – The Lumineers
Friends In Low Places – Garth Brooks
Standing Outside The Fire – Garth Brooks
I Feel Good – James Brown
Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
Mustang Sally – The Commitments
Can’t Hurry Love – Phil Collins
Stand By Me – Ben E. King
My Girl – The Temptations
Moon River – Andy Williams
What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
With Or Without You – U2
In My Life – The Beatles
All Night Long – Lionel Richie
You Make My Dreams Come True – Hall And Oates
Free Fallin’ – Tom Petty
Learning To Fly – Tom Petty
Waiting On the World To Change – John Mayer
Who Says – John Mayer
Leaving On A Jet Plane – John Denver
Seven Spanish Angels – Willie Nelson
Candy – Paolo Nutini
Perfectly Lonely – John Mayer
The Wonder Of You – Elvis
Little Less Conversation – Elvis
Pop
Shotgun – George Ezra
Locked Out of Heaven – Bruno Mars
Wake Me Up – Avicii
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Sweet Disposition – The Temper Trap
Happy – Pharell
Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor
Pompeii – Bastille
Rolling In the Deep – Adele
Titanium – David Guetta
Latch – Kodaline
Crazy In Love – Beyonce
I Can’t Feel My Face – The Weeknd
Havana – Camilla Cabello
Tenerife Sea – Ed Sheeran
Skinny Love – Bon Iver
Dancing On My Own – Robyn
Lonely Boy – Black Keys
Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
Little Talks – Of Monsters And Men
Counting Stars – One Republic
Seaside – The Kooks
She Moves In Her Own Way – The Kooks
Home – Edward Sharpe
Naïve – The Kooks
Little Lion Man – Mumford and Sons
Paradise – George Ezra
I Will Wait – Mumford and Sons
Cheerleader – Omi
Adventure Of A Lifetime – Coldplay
Paradise – Coldplay
Charlie Brown – Coldplay
Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall – Coldplay
A Sky Full Of Stars – Coldplay
Shut Up and Dance – Walk the Moon
Sax – Fleur East
Real Love – Clean Bandit
Rather Be – Clean Bandit
Lips Are Movin’ – Meghan Trainor
Say You Won’t Let Go – James Arthur
Bang Bang – Jessie J
Rule The World – Take That
She’s So Lovely – Scouting for Girls
The A Team – Ed Sheeran
Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Just You And I – Tom Walker
Hold My Girl – George Ezra
Budapest – George Ezra
Blame It On Me – George Ezra
Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Cake By The Ocean – DNCE
Greatest Day – Take That
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?

Absolutely!

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!).

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Packages
Personalised Music Message
Book me to create a unique music video for you to send to a friend as a gift. This could be a birthday message, first dance song for a wedding anniversary, or just your friend's favourite song to cheer them up.
£15

Reviews

From customers:

Seán E, 2 years ago

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

TCD B, 3 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:

15th June 2016

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.

15th June 2016

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