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Dave Finnegan's Commitments

Dave Finnegan Commitments
The Original Man from the Film 'The Commitments'

Twenty Four years on, neither time age nor music has managed to tame one of the soul survivors of the Commitments. Mickah Wallace is brasher and louder than ever, and continuing to spread the gospel of soul to the undisputed masses.

No one could ever have predicted the huge success of Alan Parker’s black comedy, THE COMMITMENTS, helping to launch the rebirth of true soul rhythm ‘n’ blues.

Everyone can remember the charismatic character portrayed by Andrew Strong, however for 10 years since the film Dave Finnegan successfully fronted the touring band ‘The Stars From The Commitments’ and has appreciated accolades from around the globe, performing in countries like Brazil, USA, Canada, all over Europe, South Africa, Scandinavia, the Middle East, India, Japan, Malaysia, Australia, and New Zealand performing to in excess of a million people.

He has performed alongside such legendary artistes as James Brown, Wilson Picket, Edwin Starr, BB King, Sam Moore, Steve ‘The Colonel’ Cropper, Dennis Edwards (The Temptations), Dan Ackroyd and many, many more. It was Sam Moore who questioned, “How can a little white guy have a soul and a voice that’s so black!”

In the true spirit of the film Dave has meticulously formed his own band casting each member for their character and astounding musical abilities! Dave Finnegan’s Commitments undoubtedly continue where the film left off, still spreading the word of Otis Redding, Wilson Picket and the other apostles of soul, and in doing so enabling us all to experience live, the essence of ……sweet soul music.

1 Take Me to the River
2 Hard to Handle
3 Knock on Wood
4 Hold On Im Coming
5 I Can’t Stand the Rain
6 Nowhere to Run
7 Mr Pitiful
8 Dark End of the Street
9 Unchain my Heart
10 Grits Aint Groceries
11 Chain of Fools
12 Dock of the Bay
13 My Girl
14 6345789
15 Midnight Hour
16 Soul Man
17 Show Me
18 Mustang Sally
19 Treat Her Right
20 Tenderness
21` I Thank you
22 Ninety nine and a half
23 Bring it on Home
24 Bye Bye Baby
25 Midnight Mover
26 Slip away
27 Sweet Soul Music

Daily Mirror
Deutsche Bank
Arley Hall
House of Blues USA
Weston Charity Ball

General Information:

Name: Dave Finnegan's Commitments

Location: Essex

Band Members: Dave Finnegan,Paul Cope,Phil Shukie, Sara Patterson, Marj Massie, John Mokes, Andy Stevenson, John Sorrel,Dave Forristal

Main Category: Funk/Soul & Motown Bands

Other Categories: Christmas Parties, Corporate, Festival Entertainment, Funk/Soul & Motown Bands, Live Music


Standard Set Times: 60 mins to 90 mins or more

Set Up Time: 2 hours

Usual Arrival Time: 3pm/4pm

Usual Finish Time: 12 am or after

Sound & Lighting:

PA suitable for: As required suitable for each event, additional fees maybe required

Stage Lighting: Yes

Dance Floor Lighting: Yes

Free use of PA via iPod:

DJ included:

Star Cloth:

Other Requirements

Hospitality/Artist Rider: water, towels for nine people, drinks, food, parking, secure changing room

Technical Requirement: One lead vocal
2 backing vocal
Guitar backing vocal
X L R cable phantom power for click on mic, saxophone
SM 57 mic and straight stand for trumpet
Straight stand for lead vocal

Please Note: The fees indicated below are approximate and based on a central location for each county. They are intended to provide a rough guide only and exact quotes can only be given once the date and exact location of your event have been provided.


  • Cambridgeshire
  • £ 2300.00+ VAT

East Midlands

  • Derbyshire
  • £ 2300.00+ VAT

Foreign Locations

  • Ireland
  • £ 2875.00+ VAT

North East

  • Hull
  • £ 2415.00+ VAT

North West

  • Manchester
  • £ 2530.00+ VAT


  • South Larnarkshire
  • £ 2875.00+ VAT

South East

  • London
  • £ 2300.00+ VAT

South West

  • Swindon
  • £ 2415.00+ VAT


  • Anglesey
  • £ 2530.00+ VAT

West Midlands

  • Worcestershire
  • £ 2300.00+ VAT


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