Hoo­ley’s good vibes on film

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - News -

For north­ern mu­sic fans of a cer­tain vintage – of many vin­tages, ac­tu­ally – Belfast’s Good Vi­bra­tions record shop and la­bel re­main leg­endary in­sti­tu­tions. Orig­i­nally lo­cated on Great Vic­to­ria Street, the store was the first stop for mu­sos in search of the lat­est re­lease from shouty men with spiky hair. Founder Terri Hoo­ley later went on to re­lease records by Rudi, The Moon­dogs and – most fa­mously – The Un­der­tones.

Now, af­ter many years in de­vel­op­ment, a film on Hoo­ley’s life ap­pears set to crank into pro­duc­tion. Good Vi­bra­tions (as the film is in­evitably ti­tled), will be di­rected by Glenn Ley­burn and Lisa Bar­ros D’Sa – who gave us Cher­ry­bomb – and based on a script by dis­tin­guished writers Glenn Pater­son and Colin Car­berry. It will fea­ture Michael Fass­ben­der in a sup­port­ing role, and will be­gin shoot­ing around Belfast in Au­gust. There is, as yet, no word as to who will play Hoo­ley him­self.

For more on mu­sic in the North, see page 6

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