Default lineup: 10 members
10 Piece Band: Lead vocals x 1, backing vocals x 3, drums, guitar, bass, keys, trumpet, + sax
Sound of the Commitments are probably THE most authentic tribute to The Commitments as they have truly emulated the original sound from the motion picture soundtracks 1 and 2. The lead singer LOOKS and SOUNDS like Andrew Strong back in the day and the rest of the band have the same drive and passion which make Sound of the Commitments such a popular event band.
The Commitments was released in 1991 and made instant stars of the cast who were all unknowns at the time. The film depicts the rise and subsequent fall of a group of 10 mainly young people from an impoverished area of Dublin. It is no mean feat to find and keep 10 musicians in a band and when you do it is almost destined to be something special.
As well as all the classic Commitments numbers Sound of the Commitments also play many other Tamla Motown songs by request which will make your event swing such as “Rescue Me” and “Son Of A Preacher Man” and even The Blues Brothers’ “Soul Man” and “Sweet Home Chicago”.
The band has a full 10 piece line up and boasts some of the best musicians from the region. They do not go out as a smaller band as they feel this would greatly impact the authenticity of the sound and feel of the band.
If you want THE most realistic and authentic Commitments Tribute Band then look no further than Sound of the Commitments. None of them are in this business for the money. They do it for the love of the music and the appreciation on people's faces who see them.
Neal (Deco) Hargreaves
- Prices INCLUDE PA and sound engineer.
- Fees for Cornwall, Devon, Cumbria, Durham, Northumberland, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Northern Ireland include travel and accommodation expenses.
Some commments from their fans...
What a fantastic performance at the Kelvedon Free Music Festival yesterday. Looking forward to seeing you back with us next year and later in the year in Colchester. My ears are still ringing!
Great to hear you still have what it takes Absolutely superb You was fab at kelvedon festival shame as it was as long as it was could have heard you all day. Although my legs might not have handled it lol. Cant wait for next one !!!!!!! AWESOME
- Kate and Tim
Hi guys I loved your set at Kelvedon Festival yesterday! You were ALL amazing and probably the highlight of my day :)
We had a great time at the Kelvedon festival yesterday and we will come and see you again! although our legs are killing us today from all the dancing!!! You were all brilliant xxx
Superb set at Kelvedon. Great day all round. Look forward to seeing you guys again
Hi Guys great show at the Kelevedon Festival...looking forward to seeing you again
Great show at the Kelvedon Fest. Hope you get more bookings in this area again.
Great night on Saturday - bought some musicians and singers with us and they were well-impressed - you just keep getting better and better!
Saturday night (31/5) was fantastic - support band were excellent and Sound of the Commitments were superb as usual - everyone we came with had a great evening and can't wait for the next one!!
Just have to say WOW!!!! Saturday was the first time I had seen you guys and I am now officially a groupie! Will defenatly be at the Kelvedon gig - thanks for the best night out I've had in ages!
Hi Neal Just wanted to say thanks for Saturday night. It was excellent. Dan had a load of his cousins over from Toronto who thought you were 'awesome'!!! We had a great night! Have a great summer and we'll see you in September. Jane x
- Jane Blacklock
Andrew Strong would be very proud!
I came and caught the last half hour of your act on Saturday night when the blues brothers were there with you. Have to say you guys were superb and I am gutted I missed the beginning of the show. I have been to see alot of Committments Tributes and I can honestly say you guys are the best !!
- “Elwood’s Wife”
I thought that you were all amazing! I have been to all your gigs and I am coming to the next one!! I love you guys!! Xxx