Van Morrison Party with The Soul Commitments
American Rock & Roll has always had a little bit of the Irish in it. When Van Morrison formed the Belfast-based group Them in 1964, their subsequent tune ‘Gloria’ was a bonified hit in the U.S. Then, the 1991 Alan Parker movie ‘The Commitments’ waxed poetic on a ragtag bunch of Dublin teens whose mantra was real American Soul & Rhythm-and-Blues.
This music now comes to life with an acclaimed Soundtracks Of A Generation showpiece, The Soul Commitments and Van Morrison Tribute. Fronted by Rick Demski as Commitments’ singer Deco Cuffe and Derrick Procell as Van the Man, a crack 13-piece orchestra rocks through a fast-paced two-hour-plus performance that keeps audiences engaged and coming back for more.
Don’t miss this band’s debut performance on September 13 at Ron Onesti’s beautifully-restored Arcada Theater, a proper production with the utmost reverence towards the musical American/Irish link.