Tony Di Bart

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Tony Di Bart
Birth nameAntonio Carmine Di Bartolomeo
Born (1964-08-24) 24 August 1964 (age 55)
Slough, Berkshire, England
Years active1993–present

Antonio Carmine Di Bartolomeo [1] (born 24 August 1964, Slough, Berkshire, England) is an English singer performing under the stage name Tony Di Bart. Di Bart is best known for his single "The Real Thing" which reached number one in the UK Singles Chart in 1994.

Di Bart began his career as a bathroom salesman in Iver, Buckinghamshire, before achieving chart success. [2] He topped the charts in the United Kingdom for one week during May 1994, with a remixed version of his co written release from November 1993, "The Real Thing". [3]

Di Bart's subsequent singles did not achieve the same level of commercial success. He still makes appearances when requested, and was one of the judges at a village fete in Iver, Buckinghamshire, in July 2013 [4] [5] and in Skegness, Lincolnshire, [6] in 2014, as he continues to promote "The Real Thing".


YearSingleChart PositionAlbum
1993"The Real Thing"1193413441332Falling For You

[13] [14]

1994"Do It"211086
1995"Why Did Ya"46
1996"Turn Your Love Around"661744044
1997"We Got the Love"
1997"Love U More"
1998"The Real Thing Remix"51
2000"I'll Take You There"7
2002"Breaking My Heart"
2004"I Live for You"

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