Odyssey & The Real Thing - Easter Soul Sunday

Last edited by Stephanie_Tye on 24 January 2019

Venue, Timing and Cost

New Theatre Oxford
Sunday, 21 April 2019
£25.65 - £33.65

Formed in 1972, The Real Thing are Britain’s longest-established - and best-loved - black group in UK entertainment history. Universally known for their legendary hits You To Me Are Everything, Can’t Get By Without You and Can You Feel the Force, as well as their ground-breaking 1977 song, Children of the Ghetto, The Real Thing remain pioneers in soul, funk and dance music.

Original members, Chris Amoo and Dave Smith are now celebrating over 45 incredible years in the music industry, and they’re still going strong, playing hundreds of gigs across the world.

Odyssey, one of the most successful soul/disco acts of their era, culminated in the early 1980s when they topped the charts with Use It Up And Wear It Out, scoring several other Top Ten hits in Britain and throughout the world. From their debut album emerged their first smash single - Native New Yorker, an international hit late in 1977.

The founder and first voice of Odyssey, Lillian Lopez-Collazo Jackson, died of cancer on September 4th, 2012. Louise Lopez, as well as other former members Billy McEachern, Al Jackson, Anne and Annis Peters, have either retired or acquired new interests and directions. Tony Reynolds, the first to join the Lopez Sisters and help form Odyssey died February 2nd, 2010.

Steven Collazo continues his mother's legacy, taking the 'odyssey' forward and further with an array of talented singers, musicians, DJs and producers. Sharing the stage with Steven are: Romina Johnson, who's known her own success with producer Artful Dodger.

Further Information

Contact Details: 

For more information, or to book, log on to https://www.atgtickets.com/shows/odyssey... or call 0844 871 3020 (calls cost up to 7p per minute plus your phone company's access charge).