The Stars from The Commitments

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Dick Massey

Dick Massey

Dick hails from Dublin, Ireland. In 1991 he starred in Alan Parker’s cult film classic “The Commitments” playing the role of drummer Billy “The Animal” Mooney. Very shortly after the movie’s release he and some of the other cast members formed “The Stars From the Commitments” bringing their own particular style of Dublin soul to the masses. He has spent the last twenty years touring the globe with the movie spin-off band. Dick has played drums alongside many soul legends including Wilson Pickett, Steve Cropper, BB King, Sam Moore and Ben E King. Living most of his adult life on tour buses and out of a suitcase performing  with “The Stars From The Commitments” in that time. In the late 1990’s, Dick was the head of The Irish Agency representing Irish talent worldwide. Dick also finds enjoyment switching roles from performer to the other side of entertainment production, managing and producing shows, and also acting as tour manager. Dick currently spends his time between Ireland and the USA with his partner.