two piece

short straw

Jack and Mark can be found playing in the Strawberry Hall, in Dublin’s Strawberry Beds, every Monday night as part of the long running twelve year residency of The Last Straw.

In December 2015 they decided to put a two piece band together and came up with Short Straw as a means of further exploring their unique styles together.

Both Jack and Mark have toured extensively throughout their careers with a list of names that would be considered a who’s who in the music business.

Their set on any given night can comprise anything from Tin Pan Alley greats like Gershwin,Berlin or Porter from the 1930’s or 1940’s, to modern day giants like Bruno Mars, covering anyone from The Beatles to The Kinks in between.

Short Straw are the ideal compliment to any drinks reception or company function, and their unique blend will lend to a happy and relaxed vibe in any pub or club.

Piano ManBilly Joel
Always A WomanBilly Joel
Is She Really Going Out With HimJoe Jackson
Bring Out The Boogie In MeSonny and Brownie
Count On MeBruno Mars
To Make You Feel My LoveBob Dylan
Dock of the BayOtis Redding
Get BackThe Beatles
Don’t Get Around Much AnymoreDuke Ellington
Handbags and GladragsManfred Mann
HandymanJames Taylor
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)Marvin Gaye
Knocking On Heavens DoorBob Dylan
Like A Rolling StoneBob Dylan
I WillDean Martin
Jealous GuyJohn Lennon
Lay Down SallyEric Clapton
Penny LaneThe Beatles
Short PeopleRandy Newman
New York State Of MindBilly Joel
Sunny AfternoonThe Kinks
The WeightThe Band
Wild WorldCat Stevens
Wonderful WorldLouis Armstrong
My LovePaul McCartney
Fifty Ways To Leave Your LoverPaul Simon
Come TogetherThe Beatles
Just The Two Of UsBill Withers
Riders On The StormThe Doors
Cripple CreekThe Band