« BACK | HOME » NEWS » LATEST NEWS » ALABAMA 3 SET FOR THE BIG SCREEN!

ALABAMA 3 SET FOR THE BIG SCREEN!

From The Hot Press Newsdesk 3rd Aug 2011, Ireland

Alabama 3 set for the big screen.  The band have landed a part in upcoming Irish film Seven Songs For Amy.

Alabama 3 are known for their hell-raising wild antics, so it shouldn't be too much of a stretch for the UK outfit to channel their years of excess when they play the part of an especially lively and unpredictable band in the forthcoming Irish production Seven Songs For Amy.

"They were exactly what we were looking for," says Fiona Graham, writer and producer of the film. “They are fantastic live performers who live and breathe the rock’n’roll lifestyle. They are the real deal!”

Seven Songs For Amy is described as a feelgood comedy “set in the West of Ireland and which follows the story of a struggling musician who writes an album for Amy, the girl he’s supposed to marry but is now in the arms of a global pop star.”

www.hotpress.com


From The Irish Film & Television Network 10th August 2011

Alabama 3 Sing 'Seven Songs for Amy', Filming Begins 22 August

Sonny and Skye productions have confirmed that cameras will roll on their upcoming feature comedy ‘Seven Songs for Amy’ on August 22nd in Galway. Rock band Alabama 3 have also been confirmed to feature in the film. Alabama 3 are best know for providing the theme tune (‘Woke up this morning’) to the New Jersey based mobster series ‘The Sopranos’.

Cameras will roll on the feature in Galway locations such as Kinerva, Galway City and Lough Cutra Castle, before production moves to New York in September. Directed by BAFTA nominated Konrad Begg (Top Gear), the film stars Sean Maguire (Meet the Spartans, Eastenders), Lorna Anderson (River City) and Kevin J. Ryan (Laredo, Tripping Tommy). The feature is set in contemporary rural Ireland and follows singer and musician Sean O’Malley as he tries to win back the love of his life. But he has competition for the leading lady, who is being wooed by a successful global popstar.

Writer and Producer Fiona Graham commented on the British band’s appearance in the feature saying ”They were exactly what we were looking for. Alabama 3 are fantastic live performers who live and breathe the rock’n’roll lifestyle. They play the role of hell raiser musicians which won’t be much of a departure from who they really are. They are the real deal!”

The feature is produced by Fiona Graham, Ford Kiernan, Angela Murray (Last King of Scotland) and executive producers John McDonnell of Fantastic Films (Wake Wood) and Mairi McLellan of Sonny and Skye Production.

www.iftn.ie