Andrew Strong (born 14 November 1973 in Dublin, Ireland) is an Irish singer. He struck fame when he starred as Deco Cuffe in the hit film The Commitments, based on the book by Roddy Doyle. Strong's powerful voice served him well in the film as the lead singer of the band. His acting and vocal performances got the attention of record labels and in 1991 he was nominated for a Grammy Award.
Since then he has released a number of albums, and toured the world with artists including The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Prince, Lenny Kravitz and Bryan Adams.
The Commitments is a 1991 film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Roddy Doyle, which tells the story of some unemployed Dubliners who form a soul band. It was directed by Alan Parker from a screenplay adapted by Dick Clement, Ian Le Frenais and Doyle himself. The film was an international co-production between companies in Ireland, the UK and the USA.The Commitments stars Robert Arkins as Jimmy Rabbitte, Johnny Murphy as Joey "The Lips" Fagan, and Colm Meaney as Jimmy Rabbitte Sr. The members of the band are played by Michael Aherne, Angeline Ball, Maria Doyle, Dave Finnegan, Bronagh Gallagher, Félim Gormley, Glen Hansard, Dick Massey, Kenneth McCluskey, and Andrew Strong as Deco.The film was very successful at the box office and introduced a new generation to rhythm and blues, much as The Blues Brothers had in the 1980s.Jimmy Rabbitte aspires to be the manager of the world's greatest rock 'n' roll band, with only one kind of music in mind: soul. Disgusted with the current..., http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101605