Irish soul revival heading to Caloundra
  • Wednesday 30 July 2014
The Commitments' Andrew Strong

In breaking news, Caloundra Music Festival has just added The Commitments to its 2014 line-up!!! 

Original lead vocalist, Andrew Strong is coming to CMF to play all the killer tunes you know and love from the cult hit, The Commitments.

Strong will be performing with an eight-piece band, The Commitments Show, as part of this year’s festival, performing all the hits made famous by the film such as Mustang Sally, Try a little Tenderness, Midnight Hour and many more.

“Anyone who was around in 1991 will remember The Commitments and the huge impact they had,” festival director Richie Eyles said.

“He and his band are going to add something really special to this year’s CMF.”

Andrew Strong rose to fame after his role as Declan ‘Deco’ Cuffe in the cult classic movie.

The film is something of a rags-to-riches story that sees the ‘The Commitments’ – an Irish soul band – fall just short of stardom.

The movie received massive international recognition, nominated for Grammy’s and Academy Awards, and won several BAFTA’s and Brit Awards.

Since then, Strong has released a number of albums and toured with such artists including The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Prince, Lenny Kravitz and many more.

The four-day Caloundra Music Festival 2014 runs from October 3 to October 6 here on the Sunshine Coast. Visit www.caloundramusicfestival.com.for more details.