I’m thrilled to announce that my new movie Everything – The Real Thing Story will make its big screen debut at the beautiful Regent Street Cinema in London’s West End on 24 October 2019, with distribution being handled by Screenbound International Pictures.
The follow-up to Respectable – The Mary Millington Story mines a similar vein of 1970s’ fame, excess and tragedy in the tale of Britain’s longest-established soul and funk band, The Real Thing.
The ‘other four lads from Liverpool’ tell their story from the tough streets of Toxteth to the bright lights of New York, and international stardom. Against a backdrop of racism and social and political turmoil, The Real Thing were the first all-black British band to hit #1 in the pop charts – with the perennial ‘You To Me Are Everything’ – and as a result became the original black pin-ups for teenage fans in the UK.
Other hits like ‘Can’t Get By Without You’, ‘You’ll Never Know What You’re Missing’ and ‘Can You Feel the Force’ set dance-floors alight, but their proudest moment was composing their anthemic ‘Children of the Ghetto’ – the first ever song to address the plight of black people in the UK.
After five decades, they remain the true pioneers of British soul. Come on and #FeelTheForce!
Narrated by Game of Thrones actor Jacob Anderson, Everything – The Real Thing Story also stars Billy Ocean, David Essex OBE, Trevor Nelson MBE, Kim Wilde, Paul Barber, Denise Pearson and Louis Emerick.
After the screening there will be a Q&A with director Simon Sheridan plus a performance by original band members Chris Amoo and Dave Smith.
Poster image © Baker Street Entertainment 2019 and © Simon Sheridan 2019