If you have ears and have been living in Ireland in the past year – then there is little doubt that you’ve heard ‘Go Head’ from Rocstrong.
The song was one of the biggest breakthrough debut hits for an Irish artist last year and seemingly came out of nowhere. Everyone was thinking: “Who is this chap and where did he come from?”
Well, time has past now and we have come to know Andre J.P Bangala AKA Rocstrong a bit more. We’ve seen his live show grow from the early live set-up to the 4-piece funk band that now accompany him.
Despite the song still cropping up on Irish radio every now and again – in a welcomed but bizarre turn of events, a massive Hollywood blockbuster film called ‘Hail, Cesar’ has snapped up the song for it’s brand new trailer.
Oh and by the way, this film is directed by the Coen Brothers and includes some Hollywood A-listers such as Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum, Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Tilda Swinton and shed loads more. Check out the trailer below:
We caught up with Rocstrong and had a little chat about the above:
So how did all of this come about?
“It’s actually a licensing company I’am with in LA they advertise me over there and push for these types of deals, there has been other offers but this is the one we all think keeps the power you get from listening to the song.”
How long have you know?
“They have been in contact for months…our reps over in LA kept us in the loop the whole way through…we were just waiting for the day we would get to announce it”
Go Head has been doing great for you for so long now. When can we go and check you out live?
“Yes, it’s been great. I’m playing on Wednesday the 21st of this month at Molloys in Tallaght ‘Midweekers @ Molloys’. Then the album will be due out early 2016.”
Any chance of attending some nice glittery premieres?
“That’s another thing we are waiting to here ;)”
“This is only the beginning I’m with that group in LA cause they have heard things from me that my own country still has to hear!”