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KOOSKOOS

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About KOOSKOOS

Leave a generous helping of pop music to simmer for 8 decades and serve with a cold pint.
Acoustic band
Belfast
Public liability insurance of £10 million

KOOSKOOS has been about providing soulful tunes to the weekend crowds of Belfast City. On stage, you’ll hear drummer & lead singer, Christopher McCann, along with guitarist, Jordie Sunshine (Kelp) and now with bassist & pianist, Philip White. The band are regulars in the top city venues such as the classic Dirty Onion, the electric Botanic Inn and the luxiouris Fitzwilliam Hotel. Part soloist, part duet, part cover band and original music. In 2022, we've already taken part in the City of Derry Jazz Festival and won the best live performance award at the 2022 Banbridge Buskfest.

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Genres:
Acoustic, Pop, Americana, Funk, Covers, Disco, Hip Hop, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Motown, R&B, Vintage, Karaoke, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Hard rock, Pop rock, Indie, Progressive rock, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Post rock, Power rock, Synth rock, Folk, Irish rock, Folk rock, Country, Ragtime, Gospel, Easy listening, Originals
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Event types:
Wedding, Bar / Club / Venue event, Hotel / Restaurant event, Theatre / Show, Recording session, Concert, Corporate event, Private event, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Charity event, Wedding proposal, Church service
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Song list

5 Years Time
500 Miles
A little respect
Ain't Nobody
All-Star
Black velvet band
Brimful of Asha
Brown Eyed Girl
Can't take my eyes off you
Come Together
Country Roads
Dirty Old Town
Does Your Mother Know
Dreams
Escape Pina Colada
Galway Girl
Ghost Riders
Gimme Gimme Gimme
Hey Jude
Hit the road jack
Horse Outside
I wanna be like you
I wanna dance with somebody
I want it that way
I will survive
I'll Tell Me Ma
I'm a believer
I'm Still Standing
Jailhouse Rock
Jolene
Learn To Fly
Little Lion Man
Livin La Vida Loca
Mack The Knife
Mellow Yellow
Mr Brightside
Never Gonna Give You Up
New York, New York
Ob La Di, Ob La Da
Proud Mary
Riptide
Rocky Road To Dublin
Rotterdam
Save Tonight
Sittin on the dock
Stacy's Mom
Stand By Me
Stitches
Stuck In The Middle With You
Sway
Sweet Home Alabama
Take On Me
Teenage Dirtbag
That's Amore
The Gambler
Tragedy
Unwritten
Valarie
Voulez-Vous
Wake Me Up
What's Up
Year 3000
You Can Call Me Al
Zombie
Molly Malone
Star Of The County Down
Waltzing Matilda
Down Under
I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
She Loves You
I want to hold your hand
Here comes the sun
Yesterday
With A little help from my friends
When I'm sixty-four
Yellow Submarine
Livin' On A Prayer
I've Got A Woman
Fernando
Waterloo
The Girl From Ipanema
Everlasting Love
You Make Me Fell Like Dancing
I would Do Anything For Love
Dancing In the Dark
Whiskey In The Jar
Five Colours In Her Hair
Star Girl
Never Has A Dream Come True
How Deep Is Your Love
The Tide Is High
Dancing in the moonlight
American Pie
Do you believe in magic
Don't Dream It's Over
Mean To Me
I just wanna live
The Bare Necessities
Forever Young
Days Like This
Wild Night
Moondance
We Go Together
You're the one that I want
Summer Nights
Signed, Sealed Delivered
Isn't She Lovely
Wagon Wheel
Believe
Man! I Feel Like a woman
You're Still The One
Tiny Dancer
Rocket Man
Don't Go Breaking My Heart
Crocodile Rock
Mysterious Girl
Walking on sunshine
Macarena
Oh, Pretty Woman
Africa
Rocky Mountain High
Leaving, On a jet plane
Red Red Wine
Footloose
Karma Chameleon
Mr Tambourine Man
December 1963
The Book of Love
Build Me Up Buttercup
Hakuna Matata
Ring of Fire
I walk the line
Good Vibrations
She's Electric
Champagne Supernova
Uptown Girl
Tell Her About It
Piano
Wake Me Up Before you go-go
Angels
Let Me Entertain You
You make my dreams come true
L-O-V-E
Wannabe
2 Become 1
It's Not Unusual
Big Yellow Taxi
Fame
Grace
I believe in a thing called love
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our banter, we've been told we're good and down-to-earth, we hope that's true!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

The Dirty Onion, The Fitzwilliam Hotel, The Botanic Inn, The Lark, Ulster University, The Clandeboye Hotel, Derry Jazz Festival, Banbridge Buskfest

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Everyone we play!

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Technically we performed for Queen & Billie Ellish, as in they were heading out the door as we were playing in the Fitzwilliam... We also supported General Fiasco, but we were playing football on the same team...

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line can switch between a 2-piece & a 3-piece. Our third member is a bassist and vocalist, a few clients prefer the filled-out sound!

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

We're quite flexible! Just keep in touch with us and we'll do our best to make it work.

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

We can provide the aux lead for your music! But damaged equipment may incur an additional fee.

How much time do you need to set up?

20-30 Minutes

Can you roam around while you perform?

Our bassist has a long lead!

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

Yes of course! We recommend you get in touch with your suggestions ahead of time to help us practice!

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Yes indeed!

Can you learn song requests before the event?

YES YES YES! Haha, we're just excited to play something new!

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£600
Up to 2 hours£1000
Up to 3 hours£1500
Packages
Wedding Party3 musicians
2-hour set for your wedding party or drinks reception.
£1100
Corporate Event/Party3 musicians
We'll do our best to get your boss up and dancing!
£1500
Bring in the New Year! 3 musicians
We're happy to help you bring in the new year.
£2500

Add-ons

1 Additional Player, Lead Guitarist or Brass etc.
+£250
DJ set
+£400
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Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Beth M
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

Fabulous - the biggest hit imaginable at our wedding party! So accommodating, professional and good humoured, completely stole the show! 11/10 recommend!

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Phil D
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

An outstanding performance, had the whole party bouncing. A definite recommend!

Reply from KOOSKOOS
4 months ago

Thanks so much for having us! We had a blast!!

From other customers:

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Facebook
3 years ago

these 2 guys are brilliant, they cover all types of music and appeal to all age groups, I've seen them play a few times in different settings and they always impress, check them out you won't be disappointed

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Facebook
4 years ago

Great band, loved them in the Dirty Onion.