The Overtones announced their tour support for their upcoming Christmas Tour on August 31st 2016 on their Facebook page.
The singer/songwriter Ben McKelvey, from West London will warm up the crowds during The Overtones entire tour in November/Dezember 2016.
Ben already supported Wet Wet Wet on their The Big Picture tour in the beginning of 2016.
The Western Morning News wrote back in January 2016:
“With lyrical honesty and classic melodies, Ben has been likened to Bruce Springsteen, The Clash and Paul Weller.”
The Overtones just added 3 additional dates to their 2016 ” Christmas Tour”!
30 November 2016 : Southend ” Cliffs Pavilion”
6 December 2016 : Brighton “Brighton Dome”
17 December 2016 : London “Indigo at the O2”
Tickets will go on general sale Friday, September 2nd at “Gigs and Tours”
For those on The Overtones mailing list, a link to the pre-sale will be sent to you tomorrow.
This will enable you to buy tickets at 10am on Thurs 1st September.
Platinum Celeb Events organised an intimate gig with The Overtones at “The Buttermarket” in Shrewsbury, UK on July 16th, 2016.
Grant Lees, operations director at “The Buttermarket”, greeted every guest at the door and made everyone feel welcome right from the start.
About 100 VIP Ticket holders had the chance of a very brief Meet & Greet with the opportunity to have a photo taken with the five charming gentlemen by a professional photographer. Mike, Mark, Darren, Timmy and Lachie were in a very cheerful mood and greeted every fan with a big smile and a friendly hello. It was a bit of a shame though, that people were rushed through the line, even so the boys were engaging in small talk with each fan.
The VIP ticket holders had the opportunity to choose their own seats in the Golden Circle area right after the Meet & Greet.
Kevin Cooper, owner of Platinum Celeb Events and a very close friend of The Overtones, moderated the evening and encouraged the audience to have a dance.
Jay James, UK The X Factor contestant in its 11th series, was special guest of the evening and performed a few of his brand new songs that night. He was, unfortunately, up against a few very rude people that preferred to stay at the bar and talk very loudly while he was on stage, which put a little damper on his fantastic performance.
The Overtones performed a selection of 18 songs from their first four albums. The atmosphere at “The Buttermarket” was lively due to the fact that every fan was on their feet from the first moment the boys set foot on stage. The Overtones seemed to have a lot of fun too during the one hour show, even so they experienced a few minor sound problems and Mike Crawshaw ended up with a cord microphone, which lead to numerous funny incidents during the show. We captured a few funny moments. Check out our YouTube playlist down below.
Give Me Just A Little More Time
How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You
Saturday Night At The Movies
Rainy Night In Georgia
Glory of Love
For The Longest Time (a capella)
Forget You (a capella)
Let’s Stay Together
Keep Me Hanging On
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
Why Do Fools Fall In Love
Do You Love Me
You can find more upcoming events with The Overtones presented by Platinum Celeb Events HERE!
Attention Toners, the concert in Dunfermline at The Alhambra Theatre has been cancelled due to a scheduling issue. Tickets will be refunded. You can find more information here on The Overtones facebook page.
photo courtesy of @The_Overtones
We have some exciting news for you!
The Overtones Christmas tour is back! The last tour saw you all dancing in the aisles and this year they want to see you jiving away again… Expect Christmas classics such as Let It Snow and Santa Claus is Coming to Town, along with all the hits from the boys albums and of course, some surprises!
Don your best Christmas jumper, pull some crackers, bring your Santa hat, crack open the bubbly, get lost in a night of high-spirited festive hijinks and come and spend Christmas With The Overtones.
Check out the dates below, tickets will be on general sale this Friday (8th July) from here: Gigs and Tours
To get 1st dibs on the best seats in the house before the general sale begins, sign up to The Overtones newsletter here:
The Overtones Website
You’ll be added to the mailing list and will be sent a link to enable you to get your hands on Wednesday, July 6th at 10am. If you’ve signed up to the mailing list before – don’t worry you don’t need to sign up again, you’ll automatically receive this email.
23 November Dunfermline, Alhambra Theatre
24 November Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
25 November Blackpool, Opera House
28 November Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
29 November Reading, The Hexagon
02 December Oxford, New Theatre
05 December Southampton, Guildhall
07 December Ipswich, Regent
09 December Sheffield, City Hall
10 December Birmingham, Symphony Hall
11 December Scunthorpe, Baths Hall
12 December Gateshead, Sage Theatre
14 December York, Barbican Theatre
15 December Bristol, Colston Hall
16 December London, indigo2 at The O2
19 December Guildford, G-Live
20 December Cambridge, Corn Exchange
21 December Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall
22 December Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall
We asked you a while back to send in your story on how you discovered The Overtones and what their music means to you.
It took us a while to sort through them all, thank you so much for the overwhelming response!
We only picked one story that we will share in full with you, but that doesn’t make it anymore meaningful than the others, it just grabbed our attention a bit more.
You will find excerpts of a few more stories right after the featured one.
We hope you enjoy them as much as we did.
My name is Mario. I’m currently 22 and I live in Des Moines Iowa in the US. The way I discovered The Overtones was actually about a month ago, I was searching for the song “Can’t take my eyes off you” by Frankie Valli and I believe it was the 5th or 6th option on youtube.
I saw these 5 great looking guys all dressed up and i decided to give it a try, as soon as the song started i fell in love with theguys’ charm, i immediately sent the link to a few of my co-workers, after that i started listening to more song from The Overtones. I listened to Pretty Woman, Super Star, Loving the sound, Say what i feel, Second last chance and many more.
I love the beat of all of the guys’ songs and the guys’ voices and style it’s like the complete package. I went into my google play store since i own an android device to buy the guys’ albums but the only songs i found were a few Christmas songs, :( I actually went over my data limit since the only way for me to listen to your music was on youtube lol.
All of The Overtones’ songs put me in a great mood and i listen to them every morning on my way to work and also when im at work. You could even ask my girlfriend everytime we go some place in the care you best believe The Overtones are playing lol I even re-activated my Twitter account to see what theguys are up to, it’d be a pleasure to meet the guys one day but they are so far away, :( but.. I’m glad i discovered the guys!
Keep doing what your doing because you are all GREAT!!!!!!
Mario P., USA
“My Dad and I fell in love with five extremely talented voices after seeing them live in 2011 in Bristol! The best part of the evening was standing outside the venue meeting people that I would now call close friends! It was funny because we all just clicked and then when the overtones joined us it just felt like a big group of friends!
From that day onwards my love of the overtones grew! And there are thousands more stories to tell but that could go on forever!!!
I am always extremely appreciative of the lads and all the lovely supportive fan base.”
Charlotte D., UK
My husband Mike bought me VIP tickets to the Overtones Christmas Party at G-Live in Guildford, Surrey, in the UK after I had made such a great progress recovering from the stroke I suffered in June 2014.
So once again, we flew all the way from the United States to see “the boys” and this turned out to be the best night of my life. Although I was mostly in a wheelchair, I was at a stage where I could stand for a couple of minutes; I had been practicing standing and walking as I wanted to meet the guys while standing up.
They will never know how much that meant. I love the guys (and my husband Mike doesn’t have a problem with that, as their music and kind spirits have helped me so much in my recovery)!
Quite simply, the Overtones are my heroes
Jean P. USA
What does The Overtones Music mean to you?
“Their music means the world to me it picks me up when I’m feeling down, makes me want to dance before a night out, makes my little boy giggle and dance, and makes me zone out into another world and get lost in the music and their amazing voices.
My love for each of the boys is deep in my heart and no matter what they do together or on their own that will never change. Each and everyday I listen to their music and it makes the world a brighter place and puts a smile on my face and a spring in my step, their tweets also get me giggling night and day.”
Kristy S., UK
“Ich ein großer Fan von den Jungs und ihnen auch gleichzeitig dankbar, den ihre Musik hat mir durch eine schwere Zeit geholfen und mir immer wieder neuen Mut gegeben. Dafür bin ich ihnen unendlich dankbar. Und da mir bis jetzt noch kein Album von ihnen nicht gefallen hat, bin ich mir sicher das ich noch lange Fan bleiben werde.”
Julia S., Deutschland
“What does their music mean to me well……
EMOTIONS I have felt them all loved, sang along smiled , cried and felt very thoughtful listening to the lovely set of music we have…I have never got bored of listening to the boys. There songs and harmonies mean that my ears can be blessed with the sweetest sound wether I’m having good or bad times xx I can lose myself in their music .
It has also opened up me to chatting to lots of fellow toners and I really hope to meet some one day.”
Bex R., UK
“The fellas are amazing, first saw them on this morning and through the they are amazing.love the music and been to 2 of their concerts,and would love them to came back to London this year.their music makes you what to dance and sing along.then l saw them on in everything on TVs and I have brought all their cd’s and can’t wait for new music from them and more concerts. They are the best group going and follow them on Twitter,Facebook.”
Rona W., UK
“Me and mum have been hooked ever since that night in October 2010 and for me not only is it the boys music voices and personalities it’s the fact I get to share it all with my mum my best friend we try and see the boys whenever we can sometimes my job gets in the way but wherever we go we always have such a fun fantastic time and we have made some lovely friends along the way.”
Hayley S., UK
“A Friend invited to my first The Overtones concert and I had the best night in a very long time. I sang, I danced and went home buzzing. Went out the very next day and bought Good ‘Ol Fashioned Love. Googled them and became a Toner. They were amazing, am so glad my friend won those tickets and introduced me to The Overtones. I’ve been a fan ever since and been to every concert (except the first one) as a VIP. Obviously I can’t wait for their next tour so I’m booked for a couple of one night gigs this year. Roll on the Tour!!”
‘The Overtones saved my music life.
For me the best thing about them is, unbelievably fantastic show! I believe nobody can’t help dropping their jaws !!
I also like each albums have totally different colours, but definitely the colour of TheOvertones!
I’m gonna enjoy every their performance from now on, even if it’s some genre I’ve never listened to. Really really love their style in everything!”
A Fan from Japan
“Without them I would not have so many wonderful memories, found so many great and close friends and I would not have added more great music to the sound track of my life.”
Deb W., UK
I saw them perform their version of Sh-Boom on Daybreak or Gmtv or whatever it was called at the time back in 2010 and thought it was superb! As soon as I received The Overtones “Good Ol’ Fashioned Love” album, I was instantly hooked! I’m so glad I watched tv on that day as since then I’ve had many truly wonderful experiences, met new people from all over the world and made new friends. I also conquered my fear of travelling alone! (Yes really lol) What an amazing 5 or so years it’s been! And it’s all because of these 5 super talented boys and their incredible music.
Kate N., UK
I enjoy listening to all your albums I can’t really pick a favourite album they are all just fantastic (can’t wait for Christmas time to bring out the Christmas album again).
I am so glad I picked up that album that day, I love your music and can’t wait for the next album I would love to see a dvd of a concert been released and thank you for the lovely memories and fantastic music.
Liz B, UK
Last but not least we would like to share a little Facebook comment that made us chuckle ;)
How did you discover The Overtones?
Knew Darren since he was born.. I am his dad!
Thanks again to everyone that submitted their Story to us.
Your The Overtones Germany Admin Team