The Stars Of The Commitments
The Stars Of The Commitments
2 Sep 2017 (20:00)
€25 (€22.50 members)
Since 1993 The Stars From The Commitments have toured extensively across Canada, USA, South America, Europe, Scandinavia, Africa, Asia and Australia. They have entertained and enthralled audiences for over 20 years at festivals, clubs, theatres, high profile corporate events and VIP parties, including a US President!
“World’s Hardest Working Band”
In 2005 The Stars From The Commitments were invited to perform at the Speaker’s St. Patrick’s Day luncheon in Capitol Hill, Washington. DC. The band performed a semi acoustic set for approximately 30 minutes and was very well received. In attendance were US President George W. Bush, Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern and many distinguished American Senators and Congressmen.
The Stars From The Commitments: Dublin’s Saviours Of Soul.
The show consists of two hours of sizzling soul music and is thrilling live experience that will stir your soul. Songs include Mustang Sally, In the Midnight Hour, Try A Little Tenderness, Treat Her Right, I Cant Stand The Rain, Nowhere to Run and many more * For a full list of the bands performance please see below. This dynamic band drives audiences to dance in the aisles and scream for more as they perform all the hits from the multi-million selling soundtrack albums and the Oscar Nominated, Golden Globe & BAFTA award winning film. Due to the consistency of the high quality of the performances with stunning accuracy and musicianship this all adds up to produce a superb show that’s packed with hits from start to finish. The Stars From The Commitments have maintained an ever growing popularity worldwide plus a continued demand by booking agents and promoters for availability.
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The Stars From The Commitments: Featuring original Commitments cast members & musicians from the Smash Hit Sir Alan Parker film and multimillion selling sound track: Kenneth McCluskey AKA Bass Player Derek “The Meatman Scully”, Michael Aherne AKA Piano Player Steven “The Soul Surgeon” Clifford, Ronan Dooney, Trumpet – Commitments Sound track albums. Myles Hyland - Lead Vocals. Sandra Hyland & Antoinette Dunleavy Lead & Backing Vocals. Andreas Nolan - Bass Guitar. Serge Stavila - Saxophone & Paul Maher - Drums and Percussion. The nine piece Dublin Based have continued to spread the word of Dublin Soul and receiving rave reviews from fans, music critics and promoters world-wide. With Dublin's finest mix of gritty soul and irresistible Irish charm The Stars From The Commitments have performed more than 1,000 shows to well in excess off hundreds of thousands of people world-wide. The largest audience in attendance being over 100,000 people at an open air concert at the Party in the Park in Sao Paulo, Brazil co-starring with legendary Blues Guitarist and Singer B. B. King.
When The Star From The Commitments performed in Luxembourg newspaper headlines reported that -
"Not since the end of the 2nd World War had such huge crowds been seen on the streets of Luxembourg".
At the famous House of Blues in Los Angeles, California the band performed to a full capacity and afterwards Dan Ackroyd of The Blues Brothers was quoted saying “The Stars From The Commitments show is “The best soul review I have ever seen or heard".
At the Helsinki Blues and Roots Festival Soul Legend Wilson Picket was quoted The Stars From The Commitments “ You are the Guys Keeping Soul Music Alive” Wilson Pickett also spoke of the positive impact his off-screen character in the film The Commitments had on his career.
? Sadly Wilson Pickett died from a heart attack on January 19, 2006. He was remembered on March 20, 2006, at New York’s B.B. King Blues Club with performances by The Stars From The Commitments, Ben E King, his long-term backing band the Midnight Movers, soul singer Bruce “Big Daddy” Wayne, and Southside Johnny Lyon in front of an audience that included members of his family.
Since starting to tour on many occasions The Stars From The Commitments have been invited to perform with soul legends B.B. King, Sam Moore, (Sam and Dave) Steve Cropper (The Blues Brothers) Denis Edwards (The Temptations) Ben E King,
Little Milton, Buddy Miles, Clarence Clemons (Bruce Springsteen / The E Street Band) and the late James Brown & Wilson Pickett and also contemporary artists such as The Black Eyed Peas and Arrested Development and more recently the UK’s X Factor finalists to mention but a few
Some of the Countries where the band has performed are: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bahrain, Canada, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Holland, Iceland, Italy, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, India, Ireland, Israel, North & South Africa, Norway, Oman, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Turkey, UAE, United Kingdom & The USA
This show is a must- see and is a thrilling live experience that will stir your soul
HAVE YOU HAD THE PLEASURE OF EXPERIENCING THE LIVE SHOW?
The Stars From The Commitments show performing the soul classics:
Show Me A Man
Bye Bye Baby I Thank You
At The Dark End Of The Street
Hard To Handle
Nowhere To Run Natural Woman
Treat Her Right Destination Anywhere
Try A Little Tenderness
Land Of A Thousand Dances - / I feel Good
Take Me To The River
In The Midnight Hour
The Stars From The Commitments Review: I’ve worked with some of the best acts in the business from Katherine Jenkins and Madness to Status Quo and McFly but I’ve never been so personally entertained or had so many fabulous comments from festival goers as I experienced with The Stars From The Commitments. The energy, fun and musical skills displayed by The Stars From The Commitments were second to none. You have to see these guys live!'
Gerard Richardson MBE, Festival Organiser
The Stars From The Commitments Review: Just wanted to drop you a quick e-mail to say thank you very much for Saturday night! The guys (and girls) did an excellent job, we couldn’t have asked for better! The comments I heard on the night and the feedback we’re getting from the guests is absolutely fantastic. Please let everyone know how well they came across! Your professionalism and the calibre of the show were outstanding! Well done to you all! It would be great to work with you again in the future!
Alison Watt HSE Manager Whittaker Engineering Limited
The Stars From The Commitments Review: They played Pickett’s In The Midnight Hour early in the set, and after that it was two hours of classic soul – Chain Of Fools, Do Right Woman, Try A Little Tenderness, At The Dark End Of The Street, and, of course, Mustang Sally, among others. The Wyvern audience took a little while to warm up, but after the interval you couldn’t keep them in their seats. By the encore the auditorium was a sea of bopping, clapping, arm-waving soul brothers and sisters. The years have only caught up with these Stars From The Commitments in terms of hairlines and waistlines – it may resemble dad dancing at times, as I heard one person comment, but these dads certainly know how to belt out some great soul songs. STEPHEN WEBB - Swindon advertiser
The Stars From The Commitments Review: http://www.weekendnotes.co.uk/the-commitments-review/