Mike Kavanaugh

michael_kavanaughMike Kavanaugh has been playing music on Hilton Head for over 20 years. He has had a wonderful full time career in music, which many people attempt but are not successful.

He has played guitar and sung at most every bar and restaurant from South Beach to Beaufort. He has traveled through out North and South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia doing over 400 private functions for major corporations, weddings and parties.

His style ranges from The Eagles, Jim Croce, Van Morrison, James Taylor, Jimmy Buffet, Beatles to selections from Dave Mason, Dave Matthews Band, Edwin McCain, Rem, Barenaked Ladies, Countin Crows, Goo Goo Dolls, Stone Temple Pilots back to The Marshall Tucker Band, Lynyrd Skynrd, Bob Seger and Santana.

He is now also the entertainment director for several restaurants and outdoor venues on the island, but he stills saves some dates for Hilton Head Entertainment.

We like to book Mike because not only does he play and sing a great variety, he is dependable and easy to work with. We have repeat bookings on a consistent basis when we book him.

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    Mike Kavanaugh Song List

    Dixieland Delight

    Allman Brothers
    Blue Sky
    Midnight Rider
    One Way Out
    Ramblin’ Man

    Daisy Jane
    I Need You
    Lonely People
    Only In Your Heart
    Sister Golden Hair
    Tin Man
    Ventura Highway

    The Avett Brothers
    February Seven

    Backstreet Boys
    I Want It That Way

    Bad Company
    Feel Like Making Love
    Shooting Star

    No Matter What

    The Band
    The Weight

    Barenaked Ladies
    Its All Been Done Before

    Beach Boys
    Help Me Rhonda
    Wouldn’t It Be Nice

    All My Loving
    All You Need Is Love
    Eight Days A Week
    Here Comes The Sun
    Here There And Everywhere
    I Need You
    If I Fell
    I’ll Be Back
    I’m A Loser
    In My Life
    I’ve Just Seen A Face
    Let It Be
    The Long And Winding Road
    Norwegian Wood
    Nowhere Man
    Oh Darlin’
    Please Please Me
    Rocky Raccoon
    Run For Your Life
    She Came In Through The-
    -Bathroom Window
    Things We Said Today
    Ticket To Ride
    Two Of Us
    With A Little Help -
    -From My Friends
    Yes It Is
    You Can’t Do That
    You’ve Got To Hide -
    -Your Love Away

    Bee Gees
    How Deep Is Your Love
    To Love Somebody

    Big Head Todd And The Monsters

    Elvin Bishop
    Fooled Around and Fell In Love

    Black Crows
    Hard To Handle

    Blues Traveler

    Make It With You

    Garth Brooks
    The Dance
    Friends In Low Places
    Mr. Blue
    Two Pina Coladas

    Brooks & Dunn
    Boot Scoot Boogie
    Neon Moon

    Jackson Browne
    Doctor My Eyes
    Love Needs A Heart
    Red Neck Friend
    The Road
    The Load Out
    You Love The Thunder
    Rock Me On The Water
    Running On Empty

    Buffalo Springfield
    For What It’s Worth

    Jimmy Buffet
    Come Monday
    Changes In Latitudes
    One Particular Harbor
    Pencil Thin Mustache
    Pirate Looks At Forty
    Son Of A Sailor

    Just What I Needed

    Glenn Campbel
    Wichita Lineman
    Rhinestone Cowboy

    Johnny Cash
    Folsom Prison
    Ring Of Fire

    The Chainsmokers

    Harry Chapin
    Cats In The Cradle

    Tracy Chapman
    Give Me One Reason

    Ray Charles
    Georgia On My Mind

    Kenny Chesney
    No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems


    Eric Church

    Eric Clapton
    Lay Down Sally
    Running On Faith
    Wonderful Tonight

    Classics Four

    Tom Cochran
    Life Is A Highway

    Joe Cocker
    You Are So Beautiful

    David Allen Coe
    Perfect Country Western Song

    Marc Cohn
    Walking In Memphis

    Nat King Cole
    When I Fall In Love

    Elvis Costello
    I Write the Book
    Peace Love And Understanding
    Watching the Detectives

    Uncle Cracker
    Follow Me

    Counting Crows
    A Long December
    Mr. Jones
    Rain King

    Credence Clearwater Revival
    Looking Out My Back Door
    Rolling On The River
    Susie Q

    Marshall Crenshaw
    Someday, Someway

    Jim Croce
    Don’t Mess Around With Jim
    I’ve Got A Name
    Rapid Roy
    Roller Derby Queen

    Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
    Country Girl
    Find the Cost of Freedom
    Helplessly Hoping
    Love The One Your With
    Our House
    Southern Cross
    Teach Your Children Well

    Cheryl Crow (Cat Stevens)
    The First Cut Is The Deepest

    Crowded House
    Don’t Dream It’s Over
    Something So Strong

    The Cure
    Love Song

    Howie Day

    Del Amitri
    Roll To Me

    John Denver
    Country Roads
    Rocky Mountain High

    Neil Diamond
    Cherry Cherry
    Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon
    Kentucky Woman
    Solitary Man
    Sweet Caroline

    Dion And The Belmonts
    Runaround Sue

    Dire Straights
    Sultans Of Swing

    Doobie Brothers
    Black Water

    Under The Boardwalk

    Driving And Crying
    Straight To Hell

    Bob Dylan
    All Along The Watchtower
    Knocking On Heaven’s Door
    The Mighty Quinn
    Tangled Up In Blue

    Already Gone
    Best of My Love
    Hotel California
    Lyin’ Eyes
    New Kid In Town
    Peaceful Easy Feeling
    Pretty Maids All In A Row
    Seven Bridges Road
    Take It Easy
    Take It To The Limit
    Tequila Sunrise
    Wasted Time

    Jonathan Edwards

    Emerson, Lake & Palmer
    From the Beginning

    The Everly Brothers
    Bye Bye Love
    The Fabulous Thunderbirds
    Tough Enough

    Will Farrell
    Afternoon Delight

    The Way

    Just Remember I Love You

    Fleetwood Mac
    Second Hand News

    Florida Georgia Line

    Dan Fogelberg
    The Last Nail
    Part of the Plan

    Foo Fighters
    Big Me
    Learn To Fly

    Build Me Up Buttercup

    Peter Frampton
    Baby I Love Your Way

    The Fray
    Over My Head (Cable Car)

    Georgia Satellites
    Keep Your Hands To Yourself

    Marvin Gaye
    What’s Going On

    Gin Blossoms
    I Found Out About You

    Andrew Gold
    Lonely Boy

    Goo Goo Dolls
    Black Balloon

    Grass Roots
    Temptation Eyes
    Sooner Or Later

    Grateful Dead
    Friend Of The Devil
    Jack Straw
    Ship of Fools
    Touch Of Gray

    Dobie Gray
    Drift Away

    Green Day
    Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)

    Guess Who
    These Eyes

    Hall & Oates
    Rich Girl

    Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
    Diamonds On The Inside
    Steal My Kisses

    George Harrison
    Give Me Love

    Jeff Healy
    Angel Eyes

    Don Henley
    End of the Innocence
    Heart of the Matter

    Buddy Holly
    Rave On
    True Love Ways

    Bus Stop

    Hootie & The Blowfish
    Hold My Hand
    Only Wanna Be With You

    Bruce Hornsby And The Range
    That’s Just The Way It Is


    Jackson 5
    I Want You Back

    Alan Jackson

    Joe Jackson
    Always Something Breaking Us In Two
    Is She Really Going Out With Him

    Tommy James
    I Think We’re Alone Now

    Waylon Jennings
    Lukenbach Texas

    Jethro Tull
    Bungle In The Jungle
    Locomotive Breath

    Billy Joel
    Just The Way You Are
    Only The Good Die Young
    New York State Of Mind
    Piano Man
    Scenes From An Italian Restaurant

    Sammy Johns
    Chevy Van

    Elton John
    Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me
    Rocket Man
    Someone Save My Life Tonight
    Tiny Dancer
    Your Song

    Jack Johnson
    Better Together
    Sitting Waiting Wishing

    Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
    Somewhere Over The Rainbow

    KC And The Sunshine Band
    Get Down Tonight

    Don’t Stop Believing

    King Harvest
    Dancing In The Moonlight

    Kings Of Leon
    Use Somebody

    Ben E. King
    Stand By Me

    Carol King
    So Far Away
    Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow

    Hard Luck Woman
    Rock And Roll all Night

    Patsy Kline

    Kris Kristopherson
    Bobby McGee

    Ray La Montagne
    You Are The Best Thing

    Led Zeppelin
    Hey Hey What Can I Do
    Rain Song
    Level 42
    Something About You

    Gordon Lightfoot
    Carefree Highway
    If You Could Read My Mind
    The Wreck Of The Edmond Fitzgerald

    Little Feet

    Little River Band
    Cool Change

    Looking Glass

    Kenny Loggins
    Danny’s Song
    I Believe In Love

    Lyle Lovett
    She’s No Lady

    Nick Lowe
    Cruel To Be Kind

    The Lumineers
    Ho Hey

    Lynyrd Skynyrd
    Free Bird
    Gimmie Three Steps
    Mr. Breeze
    Sweet Home Alabama

    Bob Marley
    Could You Be Loved
    Is This Love
    Stir It Up
    Three Little Birds

    Bruno Mars
    Locked Out Of Heaven

    Marshall Tucker Band
    Can’t You See
    Fire On The Mountain
    Heard It In A Love Song
    This Old Cowboy

    Dave Mason
    Feelin’ Alright
    We Just Disagree

    Matchbox 20

    Dave Mathews Band
    Ants Marching
    Crash Into Me

    John Mayer
    No Such Thing
    My Stupid Mouth
    Your Body Is A Wonderland

    Edwin McCain
    I’ll Be
    Delbert McClinton
    Every Time I Roll The Dice

    Don McLean
    American Pie

    John Mellancamp
    Jack & Diane
    Little Pink Houses
    Lonely Ol’ Night
    Paper In Fire
    Men At Work

    Steve Miller Band
    Jet Airliner
    The Joker
    Take The Money and Run

    Mister Big
    To Be With You

    Mommas And The Pappas
    California Dreaming

    Eddie Money
    Two Tickets To Paradise

    Daydream Believer
    I’m A Believer

    Moody Blues
    Nights In White Satin
    The Story In Your Eyes

    Van Morrison
    Brown Eyed Girl
    Crazy Love
    Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
    Into The Mystic
    Tupelo Honey

    Mumford And Sons
    I Will Wait

    Ricky Nelson
    Hello Mary Lou

    Willie Nelson
    Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
    On The Road Again

    Champagne Supernova

    Danny Okeefe
    Good Time Charlie’s Got The Blues

    Old Crow Medicine Show
    Wagon Wheel

    One Direction
    Night Changes

    Roy Orbison

    Still The One

    Obadiah Parker
    Hey Ya

    Pearl Jam
    Better Man

    The Platters
    With This Ring

    Crazy Love

    Michael Penn
    No Myth

    Tom Petty And the Heartbreakers
    American Girl
    Don’t Do Me Like That
    Free Falling
    Great Wide Open
    Mary Jane’s Last Dance
    Running Down A Dream
    You’re So Bad
    You Don’t Know How It Feels
    You Wreck Me

    Wilson Pickitt
    Mustang Sally

    Pink Floyd
    Comfortably Numb
    Wish You Were Here

    Every Rose Has It’s Thorn

    Elvis Presley
    I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You
    I Gotta Know
    Little Sister
    Marie’s The Name
    Suspicious Minds

    Purple Rain

    John Prine
    Angel From Montgomery

    Procal Harem
    Whiter Shade Of Pale

    Pure Prarie League

    Good Lovin’

    Otis Redding
    Dock of the Bay

    Losing My Religion
    South Central Rain
    The One I Love

    REO Speedwagon
    Time For Me To Fly

    The Righteous Brothers
    You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling

    Johnny Rivers
    Secret Agent Man

    Smokey Robinson And The

    I Second That Emotion

    Kenny Rodgers
    The Gambler

    Rolling Stones
    Brown Sugar
    Dead Flowers
    Honkey Tonk Woman
    Wild Horses

    Todd Rundgren
    Can We Still Be Friends
    Hello It’s Me
    Love Is The Answer

    Evil Ways

    Bob Seger
    Against The Wind
    Beautiful Loser
    Main Street
    Night Moves
    Shame On The Moon
    Still The Same
    Turn The Page
    Traveling Man

    Frank Sinatra
    Fly Me To The Moon

    Duncan Sheik
    Barely Breathing

    Carly Simon

    Simon & Garfunkle
    The Boxer
    Homeward Bound Mrs. Robinson

    Paul Simon
    American Tune
    50 Ways To Leave Your Lover
    Me And Julio
    Mother And Child Reunion

    Sister Hazel
    All For You

    Soul Asylum
    Runaway Train

    Bruce Springsteen
    Born To Run
    Glory Days
    The Promised Land
    Thunder Road


    Steelers Wheel
    Stuck In The Middle

    Steely Dan
    Any Major Dude
    Dirty Work
    My Old School

    Cat Stevens
    Wild World

    Stone Temple Pilots
    Interstate Love Song


    Give A little Bit

    Can’t Hurry Love

    Taylor Swift
    Blank Space

    James Taylor
    Carolina In My Mind
    Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
    Fire And Rain
    How Sweet It Is
    Shower The People
    Sweet Baby James
    You’ve Got A Friend

    Ain’t Too Proud to Beg
    My Girl

    Pete Townsend
    Let My Love Open The Door

    Toad the Wet Sprocket
    Something’s Always Wrong
    All I Want


    Tommy Tutone

    Drops Of Jupiter
    Marry Me

    Travis Tritt
    Here’s A Quarter

    The Turtles
    Happy Together

    Stuck In The Moment

    Keith Urban
    Love Somebody like You

    Van Halen
    Ice Cream Man

    Stevie Ray Vaughan
    Cold Shot
    Life By The Drop
    Pride & Joy

    Billy Vera and the Beaters
    At This Moment

    Vertical Horizon
    Everything You Want

    Verve Pipe
    The Freshmen

    Violent Fems
    Blister In The Sun

    Grover Washington Jr.
    Just The Two of Us

    John Waite
    Missing You

    Tom Waits
    Jersey Girl
    6th Avenue Heartache
    One Headlight

    Island In The Sun

    Lenny Welsh
    Since I Fell

    David Wilcox
    The Hurricane

    Hank Williams Jr.
    Family Tradition

    Bill Withers
    Ain’t No Sunshine

    Behind Blue Eyes
    Squeeze Box

    Dwight Yokum
    Guitars Cadillacs
    Thousand Miles From Nowhere

    Neil Young
    Cinnamon Girl
    Comes A Time
    Harvest Moon
    Heart of Gold
    Needle and the Damage Done
    Out On The Weekend

    The Things We Do For Love

    Zac Brown Band
    Chicken Fried
    Knee Deep

    Roy Bowen, President: Georgia Traditional Manufacturers Association
    Mike was outstanding and perfect for the occasion! He certainly added tremendously to the enjoyment of the evening by our attendees. We would give him our highest recommendation. Thanks for bringing Mike to our attention. We'd certainly use him again...as we would you and your services the next time we are on Hilton Head Island.
    ACTEC Convention
    I am at my computer right now and you were on my list of people to write and thank. Mike was great and exactly what we needed for the party and our group. I can always depend on you to find the perfect person for us and to know that the person will be there on time.
    Mike-I can't even begin to describe the compliments I received on Mike. My wedding guests LOVE HIM. Some asked did he travel to Bowling Green, KY!!!! I told them...I'm sure for the right fee he'd come anywhere J!!! He was perfect for our wedding group and in fact, lots of people stayed longer and went to see him at the Quarterdeck. He was wonderful and I couldn't have asked for a better musician for the reception.
    Molly Kennedy; Director of Catering, Celebration Events
    Please tell Mike thank you, they loved him. Thank you too, you are wonderful:)
    Just a quick note - with a HUGE - THANKS!!!! You hit the nail on the head with Mike Kavanaugh!!!!!!!!!!! Mike was great (I rode on his bus up) and he was a trooper for trying to play on the back of a bus and doing remarkably well!!! At the reception he was awesome!!! He stayed over as we were still eating and he didn't want to just leave us 'hanging' - I even had people taking a collection to try to keep him all night so they wouldn't have to karaoke later! ha ha ha. In short, OUTSTANDING!!! I know it took ALOT more than just a bit of effort on your part!!! THANK YOU - THANK YOU - THANK YOU