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Funk and soul band will put a "positive spin" on Cancer Research event in Ayrshire

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Glasgow-based funk and soul band, The McCommitments, are to headline at the Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Relay for Life event in Kilmarnock this summer.The McCommitments will play on August 31 at Ayrshire Athletics Arena, along with other bands and singers, to entertain participants while they complete a 24-hour walking challenge.

The band was inspired by the iconic movie 'The Commitments' and will play hits like 'Mustang Sally', 'Chain of Fools' and 'Try a Little Tenderness'.With a Scottish twist, they authentically capture the film's soul-stirring energy, mirroring the movie band's line-up and bringing the multi-million-selling album to life.The McCommitments lead singer Stevie Douglas told Ayrshire Live: "The movie is about a bunch of working-class folk from Dublin who form a band and play soul music.

The soundtrack of the movie became iconic and it sold over 23 million copies over the world. It features songs from guys like Wilson Pickett and Otis Redding. "I've always been a fan of that music and I've played in bands for years. "Two years ago, me and some mates decided to put a band together to do a charity gig to raise some funds for the food bank.

We didn't have a plan after that but then folks were asking where they could see us next, we decided to just keep it going and the band is now growing exponentially.

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