Multi-million selling soul band, The Real Thing, are ready to give their much loved disco-inspired hits a new lease of life, with an extensive UK tour, stopping at the Spotlight, Hoddesdon, on Saturday 7 September at 8pm.
Featuring the group’s two original vocalists, Chris Amoo and Dave Smith, along with their 5-piece band, the trio deliver a funky ‘in your face’ show, with a strong retro vibe, mixing the band’s classic songs with contemporary sounds.
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of their debut hit single ‘You to Me Are Everything’, the Liverpool-based trio boast three million selling hit singles, including ‘Can’t Get By Without You’, ‘Whenever You Want My Love’ and ‘Can You Feel The Force’, making them the UK’s best-selling black group of the late 70’s.
In 1986, several of The Real Thing’s best-selling songs were remixed and became huge hits once again, thanks to the group’s huge club following.
In 2005, ‘Love’s Such a Wonderful Thing’ was sampled by the French dance outfit Daft Punk, and re-titled ‘So Much Love to Give’. The same year, the Freeloaders had a UK Top 10 single with ‘So Much Love to Give’ featuring The Real Thing, resulting in the band charting across 3 decades.
The popular band recently released ‘The Real Thing Live’ on DVD and CD, recorded at the Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, and celebrated 40 years on the road. The DVD includes the concert in full, new material and a cover of the famous song ‘Eleanor Rigby’, by The Beatles.
The band continue to tour up and down the country selling out venues, and regularly perform at 70’s and 80’s festivals, alongside artists such as Rick Astley, Boy George, Belinda Carlisle, Kool and the Gang, and Chic.
Commenting on the success of the band, singer Chris Amoo has said, “There’s always going to be a sense of nostalgia about our music. It’s the soundtrack to so many people’s lives, and that will never die.”
To book, members of the public can call the Box Office on 01992 441946 or book online at www.broxbourne.gov.uk. All tickets cost £24.