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Direct from Dublin, Performing to hundreds of thousands of people world-wide!
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 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
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 ever growing popularity worldwide plus a continued demand by booking agents and promoters for availability. For industry related requests only: For booking enquiries and band promotional material Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The Stars From The Commitments: Featuring original Commitments cast members from the film and multimillion selling sound track album: Kenneth McCluskey AKA Bass Player Derek "The Meatman Scully" & Michael Aherne AKA Piano Player Steve "The Soul Surgeon" Clifford. The nine piece Dublin Based soul band comprising of seven guys and two girls consisting of 3 Vocalists - Lead and Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Drums, Saxophone and Trumpet was formed after the release of the Smash Hit
Sir Alan Parker film The Commitments. The Stars From The Commitments have continued to spread the word of Dublin Soul and receiving rave reviews from fans, music critics and promoters world-wide.
The Stars From The Commitments: with Dublin's finest mix of gritty soul and irresistible Irish charm. The nine piece soul band from Dublin has performed more than 1,000 shows to 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 costarring
with legendary with 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 Picket 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 in Reston, Virginia. He was aged 64. He was buried in Louisville, Kentucky. The eulogy was delivered by Pastor Steve Owens of Decatur, Georgia, who a longtime friend of the family.
Little Richard spoke about him and preached briefly at the funeral. Pickett spent many years in Louisville when his mother moved there from Alabama. 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 BB 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, Austri