Coming up with your own “Gig Set”

As a band, we like to customise our performances to the audience and situation. Some audiences like singalongs. Others are interested in the sorts of exotic treatments that the ukulele can manage with all sorts of songs. Others may be more interested in our own “indigenous” material. Still others might like a bit of a mixture. Below we present our “song list”, which, of course, is always changing:


Though we prefer the term “treatments”; no song is the same after it’s been through the North of Bombay adaptation process:

  • Octopus’ Garden (The Beatles)
  • Ring of Fire (Johnny Cash)
  • Lying in the Sand (Hello Sailor)
  • Bus Stop (The Hollies)
  • With a Little Help from friends (The Beatles)
  • Sway (Pablo Ruiz)
  • Falealili Uma (Trad. Samoan)
  • Maori Medley (Trad.)
  • Dream (Everly Brothers)
  • Bye Bye Love (Everly Brothers)
  • I’ll Fly Away  (Trad. Albert E. Brumley)
  • Halleluia (Leonard Cohen)
  • The Model (Kraftwerk)
  • Ride On (Jimmy McCarthy, Christy Moore)
  • I’ll Tell Me Ma (Trad. Sinéad O’Connor)
  • Whiskey in the Jar (Trad., Dubliners)
  • Wild Mountain Thyme (Trad.)
  • Dirty Old Town (Ewan MacColl)
  • I’m Yours (Jason Mraz)
  • Maybe Tomorrow (Goldenhorse)
  • Don’t Worry Be Happy (Jimmy McFerrin)
  • Eyes on the Prize (Pete Seeger)
  • Golden Brown (Stranglers)
  • Baker Street (Gerry Rafferty)
  • K Road (Lynn Lorkin)
  • The Nightingale (Leonard Cohen/Anjani Thomas)
  • Swimming Song (Loudon Wainwright)
  • Hotel California (The Eagles)


You can hear some of these (in a bit of a rough form) and some samples of others on Hear the Band.

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