The Duffys

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4-piece, male lead vocals, 2x1 hour or 3x40 minute sets. Recorded music during breaks.

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About The Duffys

Full Description: 

Originally from the west of Ireland but now based in England, The Duffys are a four-piece band performing a wild and intoxicating mix of pop/rock covers, Celtic jigs and traditional Irish songs, rock and roll, Motown, and country and western. Performing a wide range of music is one thing, but performing it well is another! In this sense, The Duffys stand out for their universally high musical standards. Multi-instrumentalist, John Duffy is a charismatic and engaging lead singer whose voice is both crystalline enough to tackle any girl band ballad yet gritty enough to blast through a classic rock song. John also plays acoustic guitar, accordion, banjo and keyboard backed by top class musicians on guitar, bass and drums. Our normal quoted price is for the four-piece but the band is also available as a five-piece adding a fiddler.

A highlight for the band was playing at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 opening ceremony in Jamaica. The band have also toured in Ireland, Britain, Holland, Denmark, Germany, Italy, the Middle East and America and have appeared on countless regional and national radio interviews and television broadcasts including “The Late Late Show” on RTE, “The Tonight Show” ITV, “The Warehouse” on Carlton and the Fleadh Festival live on Sky. They recorded their debut original album with producer Kurt Wallinger who wrote “She’s The One” for Robbie Williams and produced albums for Prince, U2, Lenny Kravitz, Mick Jagger and Peter Gabriel. These appearances are combined with their function work, where they are an extremely popular attraction at weddings, parties and corporate events, particularly where an Irish flavour is required.

The band will normally play for up to two and a half-hours and the quoted price includes the provision of a full professional PA and lighting system and recorded music during their breaks.

Songs List: 


50s to 60s
A Little Less Conversation (Elvis Presley)
All You Need Is Love (The Beatles)
Brown Sugar (Rolling Stones)
Daydream Believer (The Monkees)
Drive My Car (The Beatles)
Get Back (The Beatles)
Gimme Some Lovin’ (Spencer Davis )
Good Golly Miss Molly (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Hard Days Night (The Beatles)
Hi Ho Silver Lining (Jeff Beck)
Honky Tonk Woman (Rolling Stones)
I’m A Believer (The Monkees)
Jail House Rock (Elvis Presley)
Johnny B Goode (Chuck Berry)
Mr Tambourine Man (The Byrds)
Mrs Robinson (Simon & Garfunkel)
Preacher Man (Dusty Springfield)
Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison)
Saw Her Standing There (The Beatles)
Tutti Frutti (Little Richard)
Twist And Shout (The Beatles)
With A Little Help From My Friends (The Beatles)
You Really Got Me (Kinks)

70s to 80s
9 to 5 (Dolly Parton)
Alright Now (Free)
American Pie (Don McLean)
Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
Cotton Eyed Joe (Nina Simone)
Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Queen)
Devil Went Down To Georgia (Charlie Daniels )
Everybody Needs Somebody (Blues Brothers)
Friday I’m In Love (The Cure)
Have I Told You Lately (Van Morrison)
Hotel California (Eagles)
I Want You Back (Jackson Five)
Long Train Running (Doobie Brothers)
Moondance (Van Morrison)
Should I Stay Or Should I Go (Clash)
Stuck In The Middle With You (Stealers Wheel)
Summer Of ‘69 (Bryan Adams)
Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond)
Sweet Child Of Mine (Guns n’ Roses)
Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Teenage Kicks (Undertones)
The Gambler (Kenny Rodgers)
There She Goes (The La’s)
Uptown Girl (Billy Joel)
Your Song (Elton John)

90s to 00s
All About The Bass (Meghan Trainor)
All I Want Is You (U2)
Angels (Robbie Williams)
Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor (Artic Monkeys)
Candy (Robbie Williams)
Chelsea Dagger (The Fratellis)
Country Girl (Primal Scream)
Dance The Night Away (The Mavericks)
Dancing In The Moonlight (Toploader)
Happy (Pharrell Williams)
Hey Ho (Lumineers)
I Gotta Feelin (Blackeyed Peas)
Learn To Fly (Foo Fighters)
Let Me Entertain You (Robbie Williams)
Little Lion Man (Mumford And Sons)
Marry You (Bruno Mars)
Mercy (Duffy)
Moves Like Jagger (Maroon 5)
Mr Brightside (The Killers)
Ruby (Kaiser Chiefs)
Seven Nation Army (White Stripes)
Single Ladies (Beyonce)
To Make You Feel My Love (Adele)
Toxic (Britany Spears)
Valerie (Amy Winehouse)
When You Say Nothing At All (Ronan Keating)
You’re Still The One (Shania Twain)


Traditional Irish and Country & Western
Cotton Eyed Joe (Traditional)
Country Roads (John Denver)
Dirty Old Town (Pogues)
Fiesta (The Pogues)
Fisherman’s Blues (Waterboys)
Folsome Prison Blues (Johnny Cash)
I Used To Love Her (Sawdoctors)
Irish Rover (Pogues)
Lark In The Morning Jig
Masons Apron Reel
N17 (Sawdoctors)
Ring Of Fire (Johnny Cash)
Sally Gardens Reel
Seven Drunken Nights (Dubliners)
St Patrick’s Day Jig
Tell Me Ma (Traditional)
The Gambler (Kenny Rodgers)
Whiskey In The Jar (Traditional)
Wild Rover (Traditional)

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Price from: £1,190

Travel and cost: 

The Duffys are based in Nottingham. See Pricing for details of travel costs, etc

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