Hooray! Terry's song in new film
A Newtownmountkennedy musician is hoping to make a global splash now that one of his songs has been included in a new Hollywood romcom.
Terry Topley's song 'Hooray for the Liberties' features in the new comedy 'They Come Together', starring Paul Rudd of 'Anchorman' and 'Knocked Up' fame and actress Amy Poehler, star of the hit TV series 'Parks and Recreation.'
While Terry's songs have previously been heard on worldwide TV and radio shows, this is his first foray into Hollywood.
The longtime IMRO (Irish Music Rights Organisation) member only learnt of 'Hooray for the Liberties' inclusion in the blockbuster earlier in the year.
'I got an email from my publisher in California saying the movie was playing as part of the Sundance Film Festival and my song was in it. It was released in early June in the States and is released in Ireland and the UK in September. It was a big thrill to hear 'Hooray for the Liberties' was featured.'
In 2010, the same song played during an episode of the ABC TV show 'The Forgotten' starring Christian Slater.
'That was a big deal because that TV series aired across the globe,' said Terry.
He added that the benefits of being an IMRO member have been huge.
'The advice, back-up and support I received from the IMRO over the years and the contacts I have made with other members, has been invaluable.'
He has numerous songs, including 'Hooray for the Liberties', available on i-Tunes, You-tube and Spotify. Through the years he has been a regular performer in Dublin city centre, including Temple Bar, and still regularly performs at different venues throughout the Garden County.