Reality Night Shift started out in Birmingham in 1973. At the time a fresh reggae wind blew over England, bands like the Specials, UB40 and the Selecter were formed and Reality got swept up in it. Jamaican born singer/guitarist Robert Green was the main songwriter of the band and easily adapted to their new style. The original three-piece was augmented by saxophone and keyboards and soon they developed their own exciting and innovative sound.
UB40 saw them in 1980, were blown away and asked the band to support them on their forthcoming tour. UB40's original producer Bob Lamb signed Reality to his label and recorded their first album "Make a move" and the song "Tell me what's going on in your mind" got to number 20 in England and charted in Canada.
Soon they were touring all over Europe and came to Holland for the first time in 1982. They met the most famous Dutch reggaeband "Doe Maar" and did several festivals with them. Soon after, for practical reasons, they decided to move to Holland, where they recorded their second album "Public Eye" with producer Peter Vincent. "Soweto" and "Circumstances" were the songs that charted in Holland.
The songs are a unique blend of social awareness, strong melodies and catchy hooklines. The maturity of the band is evident in their performance, which is an energetic and uplifting experience.
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