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POPULAR movie The Commitments became an instant classic and was even voted Best Irish Film of all Time in a poll in 2005.

The film, which opened the door for future rock-oriented movies, revolves around music which truly engrosses the characters, as the band, at the centre of the movie, “lift the spirits” of the people with their soul music.

Twenty years have passed, and the popularity of this movie can still be seen with tribute bands paying homage to the feel-good movie in venues across the world.

Probably the most authentic of these tribute bands has to be The Sands Venue’s resident Friday night soul band: The Kommitments – not to be confused with last week’s tribute guests, The Conmitments!

A fully live 10-piece tribute to the hugely popular movie, their show is dynamic, authentic and captures all the energy to recreate the atmosphere and brilliance of the movie.

With hits such as Mustang Sally, Try A Little Tenderness, Chain of Fools, Soul Man, Midnight Hour, and countless more soul and Tamla Motown tunes, the band is more than just a tribute.

Sands owner Peter Swann said: “I gave them a residency at The Sands because the electric atmosphere of this energetic show is not to be missed, and we are really proud to bring them to Blackpool.”

Tickets are £24.99 including a three course meal, £12.50 ticket only. Reservations (01253) 625262 or www.the-sands-blackpool.co.uk