A Tribute to the Film “The Commitments” and the Music of Van Morrison
The Soul Commitments were born in 2016, marking the 25th anniversary of the Alan Parker film ‘The Commitments’. The highly-celebrated cult film depicted the struggles of urban life in Dublin Ireland and how American Soul music lifted the spirits of the young men and women of this gritty city. Their rapid rise to the precipice of stardom – and their consequent breakup – is a story known too well.
As a small child in Belfast, future superstar Van Morrison used to love listening to his father’s Hank Williams, Jimmie Rodgers, Muddy Waters, Mahalia Jackson and Leadbelly records. He became a travelling musician at age 13 and formed “Them” in 1964 at 19. From then on, it was simply impossible to categorize him in any traditional musical category. You want pop? Gloria. Top 40? Domino. Iconic song played at every social function known to man? Brown-Eyed Girl. But that merely scratches the surface. Van Morrison’s complete understanding of the gospel, jazz & R&B idioms makes the prospect of forging a tribute show to the Belfast Cowboy a wonderful challenge.
And Soundtracks Of A Generation’s producer Doug James has done just that, forming a crack 13-piece outfit featuring singer/harp player Derrick Procell. Come hear all the iconic hits of legendary rocker Van Morrison and the very best of “The Commitments” (“The Saviors of Dublin Soul”) in one, fast-paced 2-hour show!
The SoulBliss Tour brings together two powerhouses in the same show. Joe Cocker, known for his soulful interpretations and powerful vocal abilities, Aretha Franklin revered for her vocal prowess and her ability to cut through a track with her voice. Both artists with careers spanning 5 decades, crossing over genre after genre, leaving an indelible mark on music for decades to come. And now tragically, both artists have left us.
Thank you for a great night of entertainment for the whole family!!! Frank L.W.
With outstanding renderings of these two masters, LaShera Moore and Derrick Procell take the stage with the energy of each one in their prime. Masterfully pulling you through these two monster careers in a show that will stay with you.
“Have a Cigar – The Pink Floyd Experience” is exactly that, an homage to the likes of Gilmour/Mason/Waters/Wright, the four men who comprised the group that penned a unique brand of English rock with equally stunning lyrics.
Great show! Incredibly talented cast! Thank you…! Donna B.
A rock solid band of Chicago musicians will play the majority of the iconic tour de force album Dark Side Of The Moon, along with selected cuts from the masterful follow-up Wish You Were Here, and a few anthems from The Wall.
The Greatest, All-Time Hits of the Artists Who Played Woodstock
You’ve seen music documentaries, or read about artists, albums and rock concerts…for the ages. Incredible breakout performances that define a Generation. Every Show we present is culled from a part of the Rock n’ Roll legacy. As you read this, new shows are being recreated to bring you the real life experiences. Grab your friends and join us at the Venues, Festivals and Events all around Chicagoland and the entire TriState area! Live in the Moment of Rock n’ Roll History.