Reality was started in 1970 in Amsterdam by 8 musicians from Surinam, Curacao and Aruba as a funk band. The first, untitled album of the group was released as "Reality". Their second, also untitled album was released as "Tony And Reality", with a slightly different band line-up. In 1973, lead singer Tony Sherman went solo and Reality changed their name into Solat. Solat played and released 2 singles with lead singer Billy Jones and also played and recorded a single with Hans Dulfer En De Perikels.