THIS week we’re giving you the chance to see a show with soul - for free.
The Stars from The Commitments will be bringing their blend of gritty soul and Irish charm to Sunderland when they perform at The Point in April.
Following the success of the The Commitments film in the early’90s, the nine-piece soul band from Dublin has performed across the world with
soul legends including BB King, Ben E King and the late James Brown.
The band features original cast members: Kenneth Mccluskey, AKA Derek The Meatman Scully, on bass; Dick Massey, AKA Billy The Animal Mooney, on
drums; Ronan Dooney on trumpet; Myles Hyland on lead vocals; Sandra Hyland and Antoinette Dunleavy on backing vocals; Andreas Nolan on bass guitar, Serge Stavila on saxophone and Abraham Hampton on keyboard and organ.
They’ll be performing all the hits from the multi-million selling soundtrack albums and the Oscar-nominated, Golden Globe and Bafta Award-winning film.
They include Mustang Sally, Chain of Fools, Take Me To The River, Try A Little Tenderness, Nowhere to Run, In The Midnight Hour and Hard To Handle.
The Stars From The Commitments have also recorded a live album titled Committed To Soul, which introduced additional tracks to the band’s repertoire including Hold On I’m Coming, Get Ready and You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman.
•The Commitments play The Point, Park Lane, Sunderland, on April 10. Tickets are £21 from Tel. 510 8680 or visit www.ticketmaster.co.uk.
•We’ve teamed up with The Point to give away two pairs of tickets to the show. To be in with a chance of winning, answer this question: where is The Commitments film set?
Email your answer and contact details, including your address, to Katy.Wheeler@jpress.co.uk
Closing date: February 19.