You will prepare and submit a term paper on The Commitments by Roddy Doyle. Your paper should be a minimum of 1250 words in length. Jimmy Rabbitte, made several changes to the group including the removal of a member of the group and the change of the name of the group. The director also made them change the genre of their music from synthpop to Dublin soul in what he dubbed the Dublin soul revolution.
Rabitte recruits more members to the group after advertising the openings in the local newspapers. He ended up with a group of people who were mismatched and looked like they had no musical talent in them but he never gave up on them as he trained them on how to play the instruments available and each member was able to pick the one they could play best. Within a short period of time, the band was performing in several shows across the town building their reputation as they went. Jimmy set the main goal for the band to bringing soul music to Dublin. This was arrived at after jimmy had previously set the target of entire Ireland but soon realized that the other parts of the country had numerous genres of music and that the new soul music would not develop to its full potential as it would in Dublin where there was no real music like soul. This was because Dublin was full of working-class people who had nothing for entertainment. That is why the bringing of the soul to Ireland was restricted to the city of Dublin.
The band later face problems that threatened to break it apart when some of the leading members disagreed over the female backup singers. Joey, in particular, was getting the most attention from one Imelda who ended up being the reason behind the breakup of the band as the members got into a fight after Joey was spotted kissing Imelda when their director, jimmy Rabitte was busy negotiating a contract with an independent label so that they could record their very first single.
The band used the language and slangs of Dublin in their songs so that they would be able to .capture the attention of the residents of Dublin. .