Def Leppard concert cameo in Bank Of Dave explained

We’ve all found ourselves sitting there on the sofa, scrolling for a series of films that we’ll find uplifting, inspiring, and life-affirming. Fortunately, the platform has plenty of gems in its arsenal that can be described as such. However, you may find that you’ve seen the selection, eager to check out something new. This January, Bank Of Dave has arrived to offer a solution.

Directed by Chris Foggin, the British-comedy drama was released on Netflix on Monday, January 16th, and tells the story of Dave Fishwick (played by Rory Kinnear), a working-class man turned self-made millionaire who started Burnley Savings and Loans .

The Bank Of Dave of the 2023 film’s title was launched to help struggling businesses in the wake of the 2007 financial crisis. Audiences are sure to fall in love with the tale, inspired by true events, no less.

While the cast and crew work to balance the truth with fictional elements, it’s worth casting our minds to the Def Leppard concert in Bank Of Dave.

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Def Leppard cameo in Bank Of Dave explained

Iconic rock band Def Leppard did not actually appear at a charity fundraiser for Bank of Dave or Dave Fishwick in real life. Their concert is a fabrication that was written into the movie because Dave himself is a huge fan of the group, Woman and Home reports.

The titans formed in Sheffield in 1976 and are known for such hits as Pour Some Sugar On Me, Love Bites, Hysteria, and Photograph.

In the film, one of Dave’s friends suggests that he may be able to book the band for a fundraising show and, as we learn, he comes through on the claim.

Although the band isn’t part of the true story, they previously posted an enthusiastic tweet in March 2023 about their role in the film

“Fun time this past weekend! they wrote with a shot of the stage that was made for their appearance.

‘He’s a bit of a Def Leppard fan’

Def Leppard singer and frontman Joe Elliot has opened up about the band’s role in the movie during an interview on Planet Radio:

“… It’s only like 12 years ago that [the Bank of Dave story] happened and he’s a bit of a Def Leppard fan. What they did is they kind of wrote us into the story and they’ve obviously enhanced the story somewhat because our part in the movie didn’t really happen.”

He continued: “One of his mates, the character of one of his friends knows me for 30 years and says, ‘I think I might be able to get Def Leppard to do a fundraiser for you.’ So, long story short, we do this fundraiser at Turf Moor to raise money so he can start this bank and help out all the locals that were getting no help from the banks.”

Joe explains that they performed three songs in total: “I don’t know how many will survive or hit the cutting room floor, but you always over film so that they’ve got enough. We all really thought it was a cute thing.”

Def Leppard fans react

Since the film’s release, a handful of viewers have reacted to the band’s cameo on Twitter.

Check out a selection of tweets:

Bank Of Dave is now streaming on Netflix.

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