More news are coming your way!
After revealing their new band member Jay James yesterday, The Overtones released their first new song together already today.
“September” is a cover version of the 70s song from Earth, Wind and Fire and features Mike, Darren, Mark and Jay each as the lead singer.
The Overtones just announced that they are going on Christmas tour again in December 2019!
This will be the first tour of Darren, Mark and Mike together with their newly added band member Jay James, which has been announced just yesterday.
But the boys had a good reason to keep everything hush hush the past months. They just released a few big announcement countdown videos on their social media channels over the past days to keep the suspense up for all Toners!
The wait is over now and the big news has been revealed: The Overtones added a brand new fourth member. Please join us in welcoming, Jay James!
Jay is no stranger to the Toner fanbase, he supported The Overtones during their Platinum Celeb concerts for a few dates in 2016.
Welsh-born singer-songwriter Jay James burst onto the music scene in the summer of 2012 having written and featured on the song “Fly” by Cinematic. Jay became wider and more commercially known following an appearance on the X Factor in 2014, in which he finished on 8th place.
We had the chance to see Jay James perform live in Crewe back in 2016 as The Overtones support act and shared the following video with you:
We are very pleased with Darren, Mark and Mike’s decision and choice to add Jay James to their group. Jay’s style in music fits perfectly to the vocal harmony and doowop songs by The Overtones and he is a dignified successor for Timmy and Lachie.
We are looking forward to many wonderful things to come and will continue to support all four Overtones. We can’t wait to welcome Jay personally in the near future!
We are totally devastated over the news of Timmy Matley‘s death. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, especially his mum Geraldine and sister Audrey, and his friends Lachie, Mike, Darren and Mark during this difficult time.
Heaven has gained a beautiful angel.
We are at loss for words… ?
Claudia and Melanie
Official statement from The Overtones on Twitter:
It is with the greatest sadness that we have to announce that our dear friend and brother Timmy has passed away. We know this news will be as heartbreaking for you all as it is for us. We appreciate your love and support at this difficult time. Mike, Darren, Mark & Lachie x
— The Overtones (@the_overtones) 11. April 2018
Please see The Overtones facebook post below, if you would like to send cards (no gifts please!) to the boys:
The Overtones are back on tour in July 2018! On their Summer Special Tour they will be visiting some smaller English towns and cities they rarely or never have been to before!
Check out the dates below:
Tickets go on sale on Thursday, March 29th at 10 am!