The Real Thing

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Best known for their legendary hits ‘You To Me Are Everything’, ‘Can’t Get By Without You’ and ‘Can You Feel the Force’, as well as their ground-breaking 1977 song, ‘Children of the Ghetto’, The Real Thing remain Britain’s most successful black group of all-time. Pioneers in soul, funk and dance music, the two original members – Chris Amoo and Dave Smith – are now celebrating over 45 years in the music industry. Still gigging across the world, the band’s success and longevity is unprecedented in British entertainment history.

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Today, The Real Thing are still in enormous demand; their touring shows (complete with a live five-piece band) still entertain audiences almost every week of the year. Chris and Dave continue to tour and their legacy as Britain’s premier black group endures. Their unique reputation for hits, musicality and showmanship carries on.

In 2019, the band were featured in a documentary called Everything - The Real Thing Story, which was premiered in major cinemas across the country along with a special featured viewing on BBC Channel 4. To coincide with this, BMG put out their Greatest Hits Album and this reached No 2 in the Amazon download charts.

In 2022, The Real Thing have released their first album of new material in decades - 'A Brand New Day’.