The Real Thing were formed in Liverpool in the early 1970s. The vocal quartet comprised of brothers, Chris and Eddie Amoo, alongside Ray Lake and Dave Smith.
In 1976, The Real Thing released their debut single You to me are Everything which hit the No. 1 position in the UK charts.
More chart success followed with Can’t Get By Without You and Can You Feel The Force, both of which were top five hits.
Their brand of commercial sweet soul music, mixed with disco influences, established their popularity with the British audience making them the UK’s best selling black group of the late 1970s.
In 1986, You To Me Are Everything, Can’t Get By Without You and Can You Feel The Force were all remixed and became huge hits again, thanks to their huge club following.
The Real Thing, with three founder members Chris Amoo, Eddie Amoo and Dave Smith continue to perform and record to this day.
The Real Thing have definitely earned their reputation as one of the UK’s No. 1 soul bands.
Their performance includes all their top ten hits, plus a medley of classic 70’s covers.