The Real Thing

By 2nd October 2017

Five Star have come a long way since their humble beginnings in a small village on the outskirts of London called Romford.

Renowned as Britain’s answer to the Jackson Five, with their dynamic sound and fabulous dance routines, they rocked the British and US Pop Charts in the 80s. The Pearson siblings burst onto the scene with the name Five Star, a name created by their father Buster Pearson in 1983, performing a sizzling rendition of a demo, their father originally intended to record with another group.

After performing a song entitled Problematic for the BBC, the group signed with a major label TENT/RCA and released their 1985 debut album Luxury of Life and the rest is, as they say, pop history. Five Star, scored a total of six top 10 singles and with their number one album in the UK Silk & Steel breaking Michael Jackson’s record by becoming the youngest group ever to top the British charts, and also the first black group to top the UK charts in 1987. Five Star, were named “Best British Group” by the BPI (British Phonographic Industry) the British equivalent to the American Grammys.

Following the sad passing of Eddy Amoo his brother Chris and Dave Smith have decided to continue as a duo backed by The Real Thing band.

  • Adam Ant
  • The Boomtown Rats
  • Marc Almond
  • ABC
  • Nik Kershaw
  • Sara Cox presents Just Can't Get Enough 80's
  • Kim Appleby
  • The Christians
  • ASWAD
  • The Real Thing
  • Heather Small
  • Transvision Vamp's Wendy James
  • Captain Sensible
  • Hazell Dean
  • Fuzzbox
  • Bow Wow Wow's Annabella
  • Brother Beyond
  • Peter Coyle ex Lotus Eaters
  • Black Lace's Conga Party

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