Southern Soul - June 2020

Southern Soul - June 2020

The new Southern Soul 'The Commitments' tribute have been playing to capacity audiences in the Great Southern of W.A. - with a big soul sound, high energy show and repertoire that re-lives all the great musical moments from the movie "The Commitments' - a 1991 musical comedy-drama film. 

The soundtrack to The Commitments movie features soul/R&B hits from the 1960s, by artists such as Wilson Pickett, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Sam Cooke, Martha and the Vandellas, Mack Rice, The Marvelettes, Ann Peebles and more - and is a veritable introductory encyclopaedia to soul and R&B music.

"In the Northside of Dublin, Ireland, Jimmy Rabbitte is a young music fanatic who aspires to manage an Irish soul band in the tradition of 1960s African-American recording artists. He places an advert in the local newspaper and holds auditions in his parents' home. After being deluged by several unsuitable performers, Jimmy decides to put together a band consisting of friends and people he encounters. Joey names the band "The Commitments"."

"The Commitments has gained cult status and is regarded as one of the best Irish films ever made. The film resulted in two soundtrack albums, the first reaching #8 on the Billboard 200 album chart and achieved triple-platinum status, while the second album achieved gold status sales." 

Trumpet player and musical initiator David Rastrick started the project due to a love of soul music. 

“We had a six piece band, that was too big to get gigs in the local trio/four piece band market - so we decided we may as well do it properly and go the full 12-piece sound!’ 

“‘The Commitments’ were immensely popular in Australia, and we thought it would be a show that lots of people would like to see and enjoy!”

Southern Soul's 'The Commitments' Tribute show features some of the finest musicians in the Great Southern, with four vocalists, a four piece brass section and a tight rhythm section. The band is fronted by dynamic vocalists Rusty Lynch, Jen Greenwald, Heidi Marques and Jen Croston. The sizzling brass section consists of Robbie Bush and Karin Bush on Tenor and Alto/Baritone saxophones respectively, plus Greg Farr on trombone and David Rastrick on trumpet. The rhythm section features south coast stalwarts Paul Meyers on drums, Grant Moulden on bass, with Greg Watson on keyboard and Ross Dwyer and guitar.

You'll love the full 12-piece band sound and dancing to great soul/R&B hits.


The Southern Soul 'The Commitments' tribute band are: 

Vocals – Rusty Lynch  

Vocals – Jen Croston  

Vocals – Jen Greenwald  

Vocals – Heidi Marques  

Trumpet – David Rastrick  

Tenor Saxophone – Robbie Bush  

Alto and Baritone Saxophone – Karin Bush  

Trombone - Greg Farr 

Keyboard – Greg Watson  

Guitar – Ross Dwyer  

Bass Guitar – Grant Moulden  

Drum-kit – Paul Meyers 


Treat Her Right 
Destination Anywhere 
I Can’t Stand The Rain 
Nowhere To Run 
Mustang Sally 
Too Many Fish In The Sea 
Mr. Pitiful 
Show Me 
Bye Bye Baby 
Hard To Handle 
Take Me To The River 
The Dark End of The Street 
Chain of Fools 
I Never Loved A Man 
Try A Little Tenderness 
In The Midnight Hour 


I Thank You 

Land of A Thousand Dances