Monday 20 October 2014

Amy Huberman's star power propels Irish rockers The Riptide Movement to stardom

Published 02/05/2014 | 08:17

Amy features in the band's latest music video

AMY Huberman's star power has helped propel The Riptide Movement into scoring a coveted TV and radio ad contract.

The actress and author (34) appeared in the video for the rising stars for their new single All Works Out.

The catchy song, which sees her character admitted to a psychiatric hospital for seeing an imaginary band, has just been chosen for the new Discover Ireland ad campaign.

Now tipped to become the song for the summer, the tourist company previously gave massive boost to Irish talents The Heathers and Ham Sandwich.

And it was all thanks to Amy's husband Brian O'Driscoll that she decided to appear in the video, which also stars Paul Ronan.

Her other half encouraged Amy to take the role after she played the song in Paris on the weekend of Ireland's historic Six Nations victory.

Bass player Gerry McGarry said: "Brian loved it and said she should do the video. It's a fantastic break for us."

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Dublin rockers: The Riptide Movement

Leader singer Mal Tuohy admits that band which includes guitarist John Dalton and drummer Gar Byrne, were initially in awe of Amy.

"She's a beautiful looking woman, and watching her up close we were blown away by her acting," he said.

The band is now reaping the rewards of their recent success, with their new album Getting Through scoring a number one in the Irish Charts.

Drummer Gar Byrne paid tribute to the "amazing cast" and said that he couldn't believe how far the band has come.

(The Herald)

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