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With over 40 years of performing experience Brian can draw on an eclectic assortment of songs which he delivers in his unique and captivating style.

With a wide and confident vocal range Brian is able to offer a varied repertoire, one which reflects the strong influences in his own musical background with an emphasis on the great songwriting of the Sixties and Seventies.

Brian performs on acoustic guitar often supported by an
Alesis SR-18 drum machine for percussion and bass.
He also plays the harmonica on occasion.


Won’t Get Fooled Again by The Who (cover)

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Below you will find a comprehensive list of songs which b.e_cooling performs (updated regularly) and a selection of introductory videos.

Clients are able to choose from this list or leave it to him to decide. Explore the sample set lists to get an idea of what is on offer. If you have any particular request which does not appear on the list please enquire and he’ll see what can be done!

The 50s
Eddie Cochran
Fats Domino
Carl Perkins
Chuck Berry
Elvis Presley
Gene Vincent
Johnny Cash
Johnny Kid & the Pirates
Laurie London
Paul Anka

C’mon Everybody; Summertime Blues
Ain’t That a Shame
Blue Suede Shoes, Honey Don't, Matchbox
Roll Over Beethoven
Hound Dog; Jailhouse Rock
Folsom Prison Blues; I Walked the Line
Shakin’ All Over
He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands
Lonely Boy; You Are My Destiny

Wedding Set (sample)

Make You Feel My Love - Bob Dylan
Perfect Day- Lou Reed
Budapest - George Ezra
Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles
Baby, It’s You - The Shirelles
You’ve Got a Friend - James Taylor
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
She’s a Lady - Tom Jones
We’re Going to be Friends - The White Stripes
Yellow - Coldplay
Feel Like Making Love - Bad Company
May You Never - John Martyn
Let’s Stick Together - Bryan Ferry

General Set (sample)

Human - Rag ‘n’ Bone Man
Old Man - Neil Young
Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm - Crash Test Dummies
Taxman - The Beatles
Waiting for the Man - Velvet Underground
Psycho Killer - Talking Heads
Don’t Matter - b.e_cooling
Hand in my Pocket - Alanis Morisette
The Man’s Too Strong - Dire Straits
Blame It On Me - George Ezra

Rocket Man - Elton John
Won’t Get Fooled Again - The Who

Wild World by Cat Stevens [cover]

The 60s
The Animals
Louis Armstrong
The Beatles

Bob Dylan

The Box Tops
Bryan Hyland
Danny Williams
The Doors
Eddie Floyd
The Isley Brothers
Jackie DeShannon
Janis Joplin
Jimi Hendrix
Junior Mervin
The Kinks
Led Zeppelin
Lenny Welch
Leonard Cohen
Little Eva
Ricky Nelson
Roy Orbison
The Monkees
The Moody Blues
The Rolling Stones

The Shirelles
The Temptations
Thunderclap Newman
The Turtles
The Velvet Underground
The Who
Tommy Roe
Wilson Pickett
The Yardbirds

House of the Rising Sun; It’s My Life; Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood;
What a Wonderful World
Blackbird;  Don't Let Me Down; Dr Robert; Eleanor Rigby; Get Back;
Here Comes The Sun; Hey Jude;  I Saw Her Standing There; I Want To Tell You; Let It Be; Money; Mother's Nature Son;  Norwegian Wood;  Revolution; Something; Taxman; With a Little Help from my Friends; Yesterday; You've Got To Hide Your Love Away.......and many more
All I Really Want To Do; Blowin' in the Wind; It Ain't Me, Babe;
Knocking On Heaven's Door;  Lay Lady Lay; Tomorrow Is A Long Time
The Letter
Sealed with a Kiss
Sunshine of your Love; Badge
Moon River
Light My Fire; Love Her Madly
Knock on Wood
This Old Heart of Mine
Put a Little Love in Your Heart
Mercedes Benz
Angel; The Wind Cries Mary
Police and Thieves
All Day and All of the Night; Tired of Waiting
Ramble On
A Taste of Honey
The Loco-Motion
Hello Mary Lou
Pretty Woman
I’m a Believer; Last Train to Clarkesville; (I’m not your)Steppin’ Stone
Nights in White Satin
It’s All Over Now; Mother’s Little Helper; Honky Tonk Women; Nineteenth Nervous Breakdown; Sympathy For The Devil
Born to be Wild
Baby, It’s You; Boys; Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?
Get Ready
Something in the Air
Happy Together
Sweet Jane; Waiting for the Man; What Goes On?;
Anytime, Anyhow, Anywhere; I Can’t Explain; Pinball Wizard; Substitute
Mustang Sally
For Your Love

This Flight Tonight by Joni Mitchell [cover]

Dance Set (sample)

Venus - Shocking Blue
London Calling - The Clash
I Feel It Coming - The Weekend
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
19th Nervous Breakdown - The Rolling Stones
Echo Beach - Martha & the Muffins
Get Ready - The Temptations
Knock on Wood - Eddie Floyd
Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins
The Green Man Cometh - b.e_cooling
Rat Race - The Specials
For Your Love - The Yardbirds

Psycho Killer by Talking Heads [cover]

Rock/Blues Set (sample)

Born to be Wild - Steppenwolf
Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day
Waiting for the Man - The Velvet Underground
Don’t Let Me Down - The Beatles
Honky Tonk Women - The Rolling Stones
You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet - B.T.O.
Knock at the Door - b.e_cooling
Pride (In the name of love) - U2
About a Girl - Nirvana
Won’t Get Fooled Again - The Who

The 70s
Bad Company
David Bowie

The Clash
Eric Clapton
Joe Cocker
Bob Dylan
The Eagles
Earth, Wind & Fire
Bryan Ferry
Fleetwood Mac
Gloria Gaynor
George Harrison

Murray Head
Elton John
Tom Jones
Gordon Lightfoot
Jethro Tull
John Lennon
Bob Marley

John Martyn
Paul McCartney
Joni Mitchell
Van Morrison
Pink Floyd
Lou Reed

Cliff Richard
The Rolling Stones
Neil Sedaka
Shocking Blue
The Specials
Stealers Wheel

Rod Stewart
Talking Heads
James Taylor
The Who
Steve Winwood
Neil Young

You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet
Feel Like Making Love
Andy Warhol; Hang on to Yourself; Jean Genie;
Letter to Hermione; Life on Mars;  Sorrow;
Space Oddity; Starman; Ziggy Stardust,
Man Who Sold The World;
Brand New Cadillac; London Calling
Lay Down Sally; Promises; Wonderful Tonight
You Are So Beautiful;
Take It Easy
Shining Star
Stay With Me
Let’s Stick Together
I Will Survive
Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth); My Sweet Lord,
Got My Mind Set On You
Say It Ain’t So, Joe
Daniel; Rocket Man
She’s A Lady
Wond’ring Aloud
Imagine; Jealous Guy; Working Class Hero
Could You Be Loved; Heathen; I Shot the Sheriff;
Is This Love?; Jamming; So Much Things To Say;
Three Little Birds; Redemption  Song
May You Never
Every Night; Teddy Boy; Bip Bop;
Big Yellow Taxi; This Flight Tonight; Free Man in Paris
Brain Damage; Breathe; Money
Andy’s Chest; Hangin' Round; Perfect Day;
Satellite of Love; Vicious;  Walk on the Wild Side
Devil Woman
Angie; Brown Sugar; Dead Flowers;  Wild Horses
Love Will Keep Us Together
Concrete Jungle; A Message for Rudy
Stuck in the Middle with You
Born to be Wild
I Don't Want To Talk About It; Maggie May; You Wear It Well
Psycho Killer; Take Me To The River; Heaven
You've Got A Friend
Baba O'Riley; Behind Blue Eyes; Won't Get Fooled Again
Can't Find My Way Home
After the Goldrush; Harvest; Heart of Gold; Old Man


FFolk/Folk-Rock Set (sample)

Heart of Gold - Neil Young
Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell
Norwegian Wood - The Beatles
Dirty Old Town - The Pogues
Blowing in the Wind - Bob Dylan
May You Never - John Martyn
I Misunderstood - Richard Thompson
Wond’ring Aloud - Jethro Tull
Quote Me Happy - b.e_cooling
Nothing Ever Happens - Del Amitri
John Hardy - traditional

The 80s
Del Amitri
Dire Straits
Duran Duran
Michael Jackson
Martha & the Muffins
The Pogues
Roxy Music
The Specials
The Stranglers
Talking Heads
Tears for Fears
Traveling Wilburies
Tina Turner

Nothing Ever Happens
The Man’s Too Strong
Billie Jean
Echo Beach
Dirty Old Town
Avalon; More Than This
Enjoy Yourself; Rat Race; Concrete Jungle
Nice in Nice
Cross-eyed and Painless; Road to Nowhere
Mad World
Handle with Care
What’s Love Got To Do With It?
Food for Thought
Pride (In the name of love)

Easy-listening Set (sample)

All I Need - Air
I Don’t Want To Talk About It - Rod Stewart
Breathe - Pink Floyd
Moon River - Danny Williams
Maybe Tomorrow - Stereophonics
Avalon - Roxy Music
A Taste of Honey - Lenny Welch
Lay Lady lay - Bob Dylan
Life on Mars - David Bowie
Food for Thought - UB40
Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
Take It Easy - The Eagle
Passenger - Let Her Go

Mercedes Benz by Janis Joplin [cover]

The 90s
Alanis Morissette
Bob Dylan
Crash Test Dummies
Deep Blue Something
Green Day
Joan Osborne
Richard Thommpson
Robbie Williams

All I Need
Hand In My Pocket
Make You Feel My Love
Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm
Breakfast at Tiffany's
We Haven’t Turned Around
Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)
Sit Down
One Of Us
About A Girl
Put  Your Hands On
Maybe Tomorrow
I Misunderstood

You’ve Got A Friend by Carole King [cover]

Make You Feel My Love by Bob Dylan [cover]

The 2000s plus
Gnarls Barkley
George Ezra
Green Day
Glen Hansard & M Irglova

Jack Johnson
Rag ‘n’ Bone Man
Sam Smith
The Weekend
The White Stripes

Blame It On Me; Budapest
Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Falling Slowly
Better Together
Let Her Go
Stay With Me
I Feel It Coming
We’re Going to be Friends

John Hardy (trad.) [cover]

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Last updated on 17th April, 2019

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