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The Stars From The Commitments
South Shields Customs House
Sunday 7th February 2016

Band are Committed to Bring Soul
to The Customs House

It was the film which spawned a Brit Award-winning soundtrack and picked up four Bafta Awards.

Now The Stars From The Commitments have hit the road to celebrate 25 years since the Oscar-nominated movie was release and are stopping off at The Customs House in South Shieldsthis weekend.

The nine-piece soul band from Dublin, which features actual cast members and musicians from the original Commitments film and soundtrack, have travelled the world and earned a list of celebrity admirers.

Ken McCluskey, who played bassist Derek Scully in the film, said: “Soul music has become my life for well over 25 years. It has been a fantastic journey touring the world and being part of such a great band.

We get to perform these great soul songs to so many people, and the music is still as fresh and enjoyable now as it was when we first started touring so many years ago.

“We are really looking forward to performing at The Customs House. It’s going to be a great night, so we hope to see you there!”

Fans of the band, which also includes original cast member Michael Aherne, who played pianist Steven Clifford in the film, include Ghostbuster and Blues Brothers star Dan Aykroyd, former US president George W Bush and Wilson Pickett.

They have also performed with soul legends such as BB King, Ben E King, James Brown and Wilson Pickett, as well as contemporary artists such as The Black Eyed Peas and Arrested Development.

The night will include all the hits from the award-winning soundtrack including Mustang Sally, Chain of Fools, Take Me To The River, Try A Little Tenderness, Nowhere to Run and In The Midnight Hour.

Tickets for The Stars From The Commitments, which takes place on Sunday 7th February, are £24 and available from the box office on 0191 454 1234 or by visiting

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