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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Job Well Done!

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. – Roy Bowen, President: Georgia Traditional Manufacturers Association

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. – ACTEC Convention

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.

Please tell Mike thank you, they loved him. Thank you too, you are wonderful:) – Molly Kennedy; Director of Catering, Celebration Events

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

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