Liverpool legends – THE REAL PEOPLE – have confirmed details of a new tour this Autumn.

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With dates scattered across the Autumn, The Realies will be sprinkling some of their classic indie sounds on the O2 Academy venues of Birmingham, London and their hometown of Liverpool.

Tickets for the shows are on sale now, dates are as follows:

Saturday 28 September – O2 Academy Liverpool
Saturday 12 October – O2 Academy3 Birmingham
Friday 8 November – O2 Academy2Islington

The Real People, or “The Realies” as they are known to their fans, formed in 1987 and over the following four years were as pivotal as The La’s and The Stone Roses in reinventing rock & roll, after the synth-led new wave music which had dominated the 80s.
They signed to Columbia Records in 1989, releasing their self-titled debut album and the singles “Open Up your Mind”, “Window Pane”‘ and “The Truth”‘ all to critical acclaim. They sold over 100,000 copies of the album and made significant inroads into Europe, Japan and the US.

The follow up “Marshmellow Lane” led off with the top 40 single “Believer” but their label was sold to Sony and the band became an early victim of major label expansion at the expense of talent. CBS became an imprint of Sony and The Real People left. “Marshmellow Lane” sat on the shelf until some of the tracks from it were included in the compilation ‘The Calm Before the Storm’ which celebrated Liverpool’s contribution to Britpop.

There can be no doubt that the Oasis sound borrowed heavily from The Real People and given the circumstances it’s obvious why one band, fresh from the other end of the M62, untainted by having been dropped and containing one Liam Gallagher would steal more than the Griffiths’ thunder.

Guitarist Alan Gillibrand joined in 1995 along with drummer Gary Ford and armed with a new deal from Winchester Films/MGL Records The Real People recorded their third album, ‘What’s on the Outside’. The campaign for this album began in 1996 and the album followed in November of that year.

The band toured solidly for two years, rebuilding their fan base and picking up new fans all the time. Their close friends Ocean Colour Scene gave them every single support slot they had for the best part of 18 months.

With new Guitarist Martin Lappin and Tony McGuigan Drums the band decided to complete and release their long awaited fourth album – ‘Think Positive’ which has received critical acclaim from peers and fans. Cited as the best lineup of the band to date.

Catch The Real People this Autumn at UK Venues.




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