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British funk legends to return to the Princess Theatre in Hunstanton

By Lynn News Reporter

You To Me Are Everything-soul singers The Real Thing are back in Hunstanton for their third show there in the last few years.

They will be performing on Friday, March 15, as part of their Feel The Force 2019/2020 tour.

Since their massive success in the 70’s the Liverpudlians keep taking the stage.

The Real Thing.
The Real Thing.

Frontman Chris Amoo told the Lynn News: “As long as they want it, we’ll do it.”

The band is now made up of duo Chris and Dave Smith, after Chris’s brother, Eddie, sadly passed away a year ago at the age of 74.

When asked what keeps them relevant Chris said: “We have our own audience that keeps coming back.

“And young people today they like music like this, nostalgic stuff – as long as you put on a good show, that’s what matters.”

If the astounding popularity of 70’s No1 hit You To Me Are Everything is anything to go by, Chris’s statement is certainly true.

It sold over three million copies. As a remix in 1986 it reached number five in the UK charts.

Chris said: “Change is inevitable on the music scene. The soul scene now won’t resemble anything from ten years ago, and that’s a good thing.”

He says he loves hip hop, blues, R and B, jazz and even goes so far as to say that “being a musician, you train your ears to take in anything that’s well done, so I like all quality music”.

Chris, who is well-known for his success at Crufts, is still passionate about partaking in dog shows alongside his wife Julie.

“It’s still something we do in our spare time, we very much enjoy it, ” he said.

An Afghan hound owned by Chris and Julie won the 1987 Best in Show title.

He has also judged in several shows and in 2016 was on the panel for the CAC (Certificat d’Aptitude au Championnat).

The pair are looking forward to performing in Hunstanton “for the excellent audience”, and if the recent sunny weather continues it might be the perfect early spring concert by the seaside.

Tickets for the show at Hunstanton are priced at £26, or £24 for restricted view.

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