The Real Thing are a UK soul band formed in the 70's who in addition to achieving a string of UK hits also charted internationally with their song "You to Me are Everything" which reached No 1 (1976) in UK and Top 30 Billboard in USA. The follow up track "Can't Get by Without You" reached number 2 in UK chart (1976) and over the next decade they achieved eight UK hits including "Can You Feel the Force"(1978). MOJO writer/journalist Paul Du Noyer credited them with restoring "Liverpool's musical reputation in the 1970's with their success" and by sales in the 70's they were the most successful black rock/soul act in the UK. Performing to a packed out Liverpool Philharmonic in 2013 the band celebrated in style their achievements over the past 40 years.
The Real Thing: Live Ath the Liverpool Philharmonic 2013