AMA Music Agency are now representing Commitments star Andrew Strong. In 1990, Andrew got a call from John Hughes (The Corr’s Manager) asking him to come in and sing for Alan Parker, Parker liked what he heard and kept asking Andrew to come back to sing. After a week he got a call from Casting Director John Hubbard congratulating him on getting the part of Deco Cuffe for the Commitments.
- 1991 The Commitments was released to critical acclaim with the sound track selling over 12 million copies. Andrew was nominated for a BAFTA AWARD For Best supporting role and also for a Grammy for his Contribution in the Commitments.
- Recently Andrew rejoined The Commitments to mark the 20th anniversary of the Film with 4 shows in Ireland finishing at the O2 arena to a sold out show of 13,000 people – In total 24,000 people over 4 shows. Andrew has previously toured Europe with Elton John, Between 1993 and 1994, Andrew toured Europe with some of the biggest names in the music industry such as the Rolling Stones for eight shows (Voodoo Lounge tour), Lenny Kravitz on the “Are You Gonna Go My Way” Tour in Switzerland, and with ZZ Top in Germany
- In 1995, Andrew moved to LA to write new material, during his move to America he performed with original BLUES BROTHERS BAND in the HOUSE OF BLUES in Los Angeles and Boston’s “House of Blues”. 1997 saw Andrew touring Europe playing festivals with Deep Purple and Meat loaf , 1998 saw Andrew embark on a US tour, and he also recorded two duets with Danish Singer Jette Torp which sold over a 100,000 copies in Denmark
- In 2000, Andrew recorded “Out Of Time” in Puk studios on the CMC Records label, produced by Jan Sivertsen, an album of r&b, soul and rock classics which went top 10 in all Scandinavian charts for 35 Weeks, achieving platinum sales. Ray Charles Presents Andrew with a Gold Record for “OUT OF TIME” for Denmark In 2003, Andrew formed THE BONE YARD BOYS with Bent Larsen Petersen, a partnership which endures to the present day.
- The Commitments got back together in March for a reunion tour to mark the 20th anniversary of the movie with four shows in Ireland ending in the O2 arena in Dublin to critical acclaim Playing to 24,000 people over 4 shows and also donating 30,000 euros to THE IRISH CANCER Society.