Our set list usually consists of 1 x 60 mins, 2 x 45 min or 3 x 30 min sets; however we are very flexible with timings and can accommodate most requirements, with 1 hour slots or a straight 90 minutes. We have over 5 hours worth of material and can perform accordingly. So you get value for money our set times usually run over if time permits.


We perform a wide range of music to suit all ages with music ranging from Doris Day to The Killers and can also add our own material into the set if requested.

Our repertoire consists of specific songs that are tailored to suit your event and all guests on the day, so we do encourage you to leave the running order and the majority choice of songs at our discretion. Since every event is different; through experience we usually choose our songs on the day depending on the audience.

If there are any particular songs you would prefer us to put in the set we can certainly make sure they are in there and likewise if there are any songs you would prefer us to leave out we can accommodate this. Depending on our performance time we advise clients to choose approximately 10 songs off the set list and leave the rest to us.


To add a personal touch we are more than happy to learn a special song for your wedding or event. We can learn a specific song; whether this is for your first dance, company trade song or a special song for your guest of honour. To accommodate this request we would need plenty of notice prior to your event to allow us time to learn and rehearse the song in a live setting. Song suggestions are always welcome.

If you don’t have a DJ booked, to keep your guests entertained we can also provide an additional personalised DJ service. If you wish you can provide us with your own personalised playlist with recorded songs you wish to be included. 

Please see below our sample set list, with new songs being added constantly:

  • 1950s

    Little Things Mean a lot – Kitty Kallen

    My Baby Don’t Care – Nina Simone

    Que Sera Sera – Doris Day

    Lets Fall In Love – Cole Porter


    Bad Moon Rising – Credence Clearwater

    Bare Necessities – Louis Armstrong

    Boots are made for Walking – Nancy Sinatra

    Born to be wild – Steppenwolf

    Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison

    C’est La Vie – Chuck Berry

    Dancing in the Street – Martha & The Vandellas

    Daydream Believer – Monkees

    Do You Love Me – The Contours

    Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – The Animals

    Don’t Think Twice – Bob Dylan

    Dream a Little Dream – Ella Fitzgerald

    Everybody’s Talking – Harry Nilsson

    Feeling Good – Nina Simone

    Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash 

    Hard To Handle – Otis Reading

    Help From My Friends – The Beatles

    Hit the Road Jack – Percy Mayfield

    I’m a Believer – The Monkees

    In My Life – The Beatles

    Leaving on a Jet Plane- John Denver

    Lifting me Higher – Jackie Wilson

    Love Me Do – The Beatles

    Proud Mary – Credence Clearwater Revival

    Put A Little Love – Jackie De Shannon

    Sitting at the Dock – Otis Redding

    Stand By Me – Ben E King

    Sunny Afternoon – The Kinks

    Suspicious Minds – Elvis

    The Twist – Chubby Checker

    Those were the days – Mary Hopkin

    Wanna Be Like You – King Louis

    When I’m 64 – The Beatles


    Angel of the Morning – The Carpenters

    All Along the Watchtower – Hendrix/Dylan

    Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen

    Crocodile Rock – Elton John

    Dreadlock Holiday – 10cc

    Dreams – Fleetwood Mac

    Fire & Rain – James Taylor

    Forever in Blue Jeans – Neil Diamond

    Have You Ever Seen the Rain –Rod Stewart

    I Can See Clearly Now – Johnny Nash

    I Feel The Earth Move – Carole King

    Jolene – Dolly Parton

    Mama Mia – ABBA

    Never Ending Love – Delaney & Bonnie

    No Woman, No Cry – Bob Marley

    Ohh La La –  The Faces

    Rhiannon – Fleetwood Mac

    Songbird – Fleetwood Mac

    Squeezebox – The Who

    Stuck In The Middle – Steelers Wheel

    Sweet Home Alabama – Lynard Skynard

    Take the long way home – Supertramp

    The One That I Want – Grease

    Three Little Birds – Bob Marley

    Time in a Bottle – Jim Croche

    Wild World – Cat Stevens

    You can get it – Jimmy Cliff

    You’ve got a Friend – Carol King

    Your So Vain – Carly Simon


    500 Miles – The Proclaimers

    Always On My Mind – Willie Nelson/Elvis

    Baby Can I Hold You Tonight – Tracy Chapman

    Break My Stride – Matthew Wilder

    Dancing in the Dark – Bruce Springsteen

    Don’t Worry, Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin

    Fishermans Blues – The Waterboys

    Handle with Care – Travelling Wilburys

    I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues – Elton John

    Karma Chameleon – Culture Club

    Keep It All In – The Beautiful South

    Little Respect – Erasure

    Red, Red Wine – UB40

    Revolution – Tracy Chapman

    Sad Songs – Elton John

    Sit Down – James

    Thats Entertainment – The Jam

    Tide is High – Blondie

    True Colours – Eva Cassidy

    We Don’t Have to take our clothes off- Jamone

    Why Worry – Dire Straits

    Start Me Up – The Rolling Stones


    Can’t Help Falling in Love – UB40

    Champagne Supernova – Oasis

    Half The World Away – Oasis

    Kingston Town – UB40

    Save Tonight – Eagle Eye Cherry

    Wonderwall – Oasis

    You’ve got a friend – Randy Newman

    Broken Stones – Paul Weller


    Better Together – Jack Johnson

    Black Horse & the Cherry Tree – KT Tunstall

    Dakota – Stereophonics

    Galway Girl – Steve Earle

    I’m Yours – Jason Miraz

    Importance of Being Idle – Oasis

    Somebody Told Me – The Killers

    Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus

    Rocks Off – Primal Scream

    Somebody Told Me – The Killers

    Valerie – The Zutons

    Whistle For The Choir – The Fratellis

    You’ve Got The Love – Florence

    Man Gave Names –Bob Dylan/Jason Miraz

    2010 – Present

    1000 Years – Christina Perri

    All About the Bass – Meghan Trainor

    All of Me – John Legend

    Blame it on Me – George Ezra

    Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke

    Budapest – George Ezra

    Counting Stars – One Republic

    Dance Monkey – Tones & I

    Get Lucky – Daft Punk

    Ho Hey – The Lumineers

    Hold Back the River – James Bay

    Let Her Go – Passenger

    Love Yourself – Justin Bieber

    Lullaby – Gerry Cinnamon

    Nothing Breaks Like a Heart –Mylie Cyrus

    Old Town Road – Lil Nas X

    Pack Up- Eliza Doolittle

    Perfect – Ed Sheeran

    Renegade – X Ambassadors

    Senorita – Cabello & Mendes

    Shotgun – George Ezra

    Shut up & Dance – Walk The Moon

    Somebody I Used to Know – Gotye

    Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

    Wake Me Up – Avicci

    We Found Love – Rhianna

  • House Concert (Birthday Party)

    “I can’t thank you both enough for making my party so special. I loved the way you both got the audience involved with the percussion instruments and put everyone at ease. Everyone told me how amazing you were and I agree. My sister in law told me she wants to adopt you so you can perform at every party she goes to”

    Joanne Forster
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - 5/5
  • Wedding Entertainment

    “The videos of these guys really don’t do them justice. If we could capture the magic and memories they created on our wedding day for all to see they would be booked everyday for the next ten years. We booked them for our wedding breakfast and evening entertainment and could not have asked for a better band. Absolutely perfect. If you are looking for entertainment that will keep your guests talking then don’t hesitate to book these guys. They go out of their way for even the strangest requests and get everyone involved in such a fun and relaxing way. I never thought I’d see my Great Grandma rocking a cow bell. Don’t look around for a better band because you won’t find one, we are just looking for another excuse to book a party so we can have them back”

    Mr & Mrs Murphy (Kevin & Hannah)
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - 5/5
  • Private Party (Summer Ball)

    “Rag Tag Misfits are a brilliant duo. They can perform whatever you ask and are always great fun. An asset to any party”

    Rita Taylor
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - 5/5
  • Wedding Entertainment

    “My family and I had the pleasure of this lovely duo, at my cousin’s (The Longfields) wedding, on a beautiful sunny day in Southport. The fantastic choices of songs and the interaction of The ‘Misfits’ with the guests (including the wonderful idea of instruments for the children), helped to make this one of my most treasured family days. I would recommend The Ragtag Misfits to anyone, who wants make their event a really nice place to be”

    Geoff Savory
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - 5/5
  • VW Festival

    “We have the Rag Tag Misfits at our charity event Wurzle dubz in Somerset every year, wouldn’t be the same without them”

    Keith Bellringer
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - 5/5
  • Street Festival

    “Stumbled across this lovely duo in Liverpool and have been a follower of them ever since. Love the sounds these guys make, beautiful sounds beautiful souls. Much love and respect for them xxxx”

    Lily Wilson Tang
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - 5/5
  • Wedding Entertainment

    “A must have for any event to get the audience swinging. Best entertainment ever. Lovely couple with tremendous talent and well worth booking. Will not let you down”

    Pauline Williams
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - 5/5
  • Promotional Launch

    “I have seen these amazing guys perform many times and booked them for a fundraising event too. They are lovely people and always get the crowd singing and dancing. They create a fantastic atmosphere too, I can’t recommend them highly enough”

    Mandy Vance
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - 5/5
  • Wedding Entertainment

    “Rag Tag Misfits gave me and my husband one of the most beautiful moments of our lives. Walking into our wedding reception, with our friends and family waiting… there on stage were Helly & Andy belting out the chorus to Ho Hey. It was magical. Not only are they brilliant, but they are two of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. ✌❤ Xxx”

    Karen & Lee (Mr &Mrs Swale)
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - 5/5
  • Wedding Entertainment

    “Rag Tag Misfits performed at our ‘welly wedding’. They were ace and everyone loved them. They had everyone up dancing all night. I would highly recommend these guys!”

    Maria Tomlinson
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - 5/5
  • Wedding Entertainment

    “They played at our wedding in the summer and were AMAZING! They’re so down to earth and got all of our guests dancing and singing along. I recommend the Rag Tags to everyone I know Xxx”

    Aimee Carson
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - 5/5
  • Christmas Party

    “My Christmas featured the Rag Tags a lot. Warm, friendly and very entertaining encouraging their audience to join in”
    Barbara Cherry
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - 5/5
  • Birthday Party

    “The Rag Tags are amazing! They helped us celebrate Sarah’s 30th birthday. They had all the guests singing and dancing along and asking for their details for future celebrations. Super friendly, professional and talented people. We are already planning our next party with them”

    Sarah & Stacy
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - 5/5
  • Birthday Party

    “So glad we booked the Ragtag’s for my wife’s birthday party! Lovely couple to deal with, they created a warm atmosphere with their wonderful sound and rhythms, everyone dancing and enjoying themselves, a night to remember! Thank you Helly and Andy for making Carolyn’s big night special! Xxx”

    Neil & Carolyn
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - 5/5
  • Christening

    “Fantastic duo. Booked for my daughters christening. A wide choice of songs and instruments to get the children involved which was amazing. Everyone enjoyed them and it made our day very special. Thank you xxx highly recommend for any event:0)”

    Rachel Bulmer
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - 5/5
  • Wedding Entertainment

    “We had booked these guys after seeing them play at a friends wedding. What amazing people!!! We booked them for 1 acoustic set, however due to the fact our DJ had not turned up they immediately came to the rescue. Without any hesitation they had left to go and get their leads and lights to finish off our wedding with a bang. Truly gifted musicians and wonderful people. Xx”

    Kate Riley
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - 5/5
  • Ladies Evening

    “Our pleasure to have you there. The evening was excellent and we all enjoyed your music – thank you”

    Alan Markham
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - 5/5
  • Wedding Entertainment

    “We were truly blown away by how fantastic you were in helping to make our day perfect. We knew from the first instant we saw you that you were just what we were looking for. Laid back but funky and fun! Perfect! The comments from our guests gave us such a buzz as well knowing that they thought the same as us. So many people, young and old made a point of telling us that they thought you were something special, especially sharing your instruments and getting them to join in. You were a big part of our special day. Thank you again and we can’t wait to see you again x”

    Andy & Lisa (Mr & Mrs Burke)
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - 5/5
  • Christening

    “We booked The Ragtag Misfits to entertain guests at our daughter’s Christening party during the summer. We were looking for something different to the usual “disco dj” and also needed to keep both adults and children happy. This eclectic duo brought an almost “festival vibe” to the party and were truly amazing, playing recognisable tunes in their own (I guess you could call it “bohemian”) Rag Tag style. What’s more, they provided a guitar case full of percussion instruments so the little ones could join in, such a wonderful touch. It got too hot on the day of the party and the Rag Tag Misfits moved outdoors for the last hour, something a DJ wouldn’t have been able to do so easily with all the setting up needed. Helly and Andy are professional, reliable and friendly as well as fabulous entertainers. Thank you so much – everyone loved you”

    Beki Marlow
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - 5/5
  • Festival

    “The Rag Tag Misfits have been enthralling the crowds at Manor Farm Music Festival since it’s birth. Expect an all inclusive gathering of foot tapping, home spun frock songs with heart warming lyrics on life as it is. Echoes of social justice and solidarity unite familiar ‘sing along’ covers with the Rag Tags signature bongo/ harmonica grooves to create a ‘feel good’ easy going festival vibe that has brought these guys back year after year”

    Suzanne Dickinson
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - 5/5
  • End of Season Party

    “After a great recommendation from one of our members at Fiddlers Ferry Sailing Club, who had seen you previously we engaged you to perform at our End of Season Event at the Sailing Club. It was extremely good, very professional and a joy to listen to. I had no end of comments from members that you need to come back for another session”

    Sue Botter
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - 5/5
  • Wedding Entertainment

    “Thanks for what you did at our wedding and your lovely email. Nobody has anything other than positive to say about you two. Who can blame them?”

    Peter & Beverley ( Mr & Mrs Davison)
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - 5/5
  • Holiday Park Entertainment

    “We have had the most amazing feedback about Saturday night, so a massive thank you and well done to you both. We will be looking at our events for next year over the next couple of months and will be in touch soon”
    Duncan Noble
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - 5/5
  • Birthday Party

    “Just wanted to thank you both for Saturday night. What a performance. We thought that your music and entertainment absolutely made the evening. We had such fun. As for your rendition of Pauls Simon’s Father and Daughter, it was a money can’t buy moment for me, so I thank you from the bottom of my heart for that. Someone’s already asked me for your details at work so I hope something comes of that for you. Otherwise best wishes to you both. We wouldn’t hesitate to book you again in the future”

    John, Carol, Hannah and Kate
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - 5/5
  • Wedding Entertainment

    “We are still buzzing and have just received our wedding photos which look great. Oh and lots of videos of people dancing to your groovy music. Everyone was absolutely buzzing after the wedding – you guys went down so well and everyone loved the music and the whole vibe! Thanks for a totally awesome fun filled evening”

    Alex & Bev
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - 5/5
  • Birthday Party

    “I can’t thank you enough for you’re endless energy and enthusiasm on Saturday, I enjoyed it so much from the bottom of my heart. Catherine apologised for being so drunk, but loved what she remembered haha! Thank you so much again, everyone loved you both”
    Samatha & Catherine
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - 5/5
  • Naming Day

    “THANK YOU SO MUCH for Sunday – you guys were completely amazing. You really made our day and so many of our friends and family have commented on how wonderful you guys were. Complete sunshine”
    Suzanne Gapper
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - 5/5
  • Wedding Entertainment

    “Now that the dust has settled, we both just wanted to say – Many thanks for Saturday. The music was great! Many thanks once again. Best wishes”

    Jonathan & Samantha
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - 5/5
  • Wedding Entertainment

    “We walked in to the venue to find our guests fully enjoying our live music act Rag Tag Misfits, they entertained our guests, learned a special request song and we got to choose what songs we wanted, truly outstanding and they made our big day even more perfect”

    Mr & Mrs White
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - 5/5
  • Christmas Party

    “Id just like to say after arriving back home how much we enjoyed your performance during our stay at the Salutation Hotel. You really got us into the Christmas spirit, so uplifting. Thank you and hope to see you next year”

    Mel Walker
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - 5/5
  • Fundraising Event

    “Fantastic afternoon of live music from Rag Tag Misfits, we had a great turn out and they loved listening and joining in, we wont hesitate to book you again. Much appreciated”

    Age Concern
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - 5/5