The Real Thing
THE REAL THING with ORIGINAL VOCALISTS CHRIS AMOO & DAVE SMITH and live 5 piece band will be out touring in 2022.
After 3 million selling Top 10 singles in both the 70’s & 80’s ‘You To Me Are Everything’ ‘Can’t Get By Without You’ & ‘Feel The Force’ they now return with a new album ’A Brand New Day’ + a double A side single ‘Hang On Never Let Go’ which will appeal to all the lovers who grew up on their classics /’Children Of The Ghetto (Live)
Regarding ‘Children of the ghetto’ this is the first time that a recording of this track has been made featuring lead vocals by Chris Amoo
The original recording featured Ray Lake & subsequent recordings featured Eddie Amoo.
This song has been covered by the likes of Courtney Pine, Mary J Blige & Philip Bailey.
The Real Thing first found chart success in 1976 with the pop-soul single “You to Me Are Everything”, which reached No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart, . Their follow up “ Can’t Get By Without You” reached No 2.
In 1976, they released their first album entitled REAL THING and in 1977 their second album the legendary 4 from 8 which included the first version of their classic “ Children Of The Ghetto”
In 1978 they put out Step Into Our World, (reissued in 1979 as Can You Feel the Force During the time period, they accumulated eight more hit singles including “Can You Feel The Force” which climbed to No. 5 in 1979,
In 1986, the band enjoyed a chart resurgence with the remixing of several of their hits. “You to Me Are Everything (The Decade Remix)” peaking at No. 5 during a 12-week run in spring [“Can’t Get By Without You (the Second Decade Remix)” rose almost as high to No. 6, remaining for a consecutive 13 weeks. ” & Can You Feel the Force” (’86 Remix) climbed to No. 24.