The Overtones just finished their 12 dates UK Christmas Party tour, in promotion of their 5th album “Good Ol’Fashioned Christmas”, with a fabulous sold out concert in the London Indigo O2.
This was their first tour without a support act and a lot fans were a bit sceptic at first, but The Overtones boys knew exactly how to get the party started during their tour.
They only had a “special guest” during their last show in London “Max Millner” former The Voice UK constestant and his band “The Community”.
The Overtones partied a bit over 1,5 hrs with their fans with a fantastic mix of classic Christmas song covers, originials and songs of their past four albums.
Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
Why Do Fools
Give Me Just A Little More Time
Let’s Stay Together
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
Let It Snow
(20 min Interlude)
Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Shake A Tailfeather
Do You Love Me
Driving Home For Christmas
Sweet Soul Music
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
We had the chance to attend the last concerts in Southampton and London and would love to share our photos and videos with you.
We also put a Christmas Party with The Overtones Playlist on Youtube together.
Read a few concert reviews here:
» The Overtones at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall – Daily Record
» A Christmas Party with The Overtones, York Barbican, December 12 – The Press
» The Overtones, The Lowry, Salford Quays – The Bolton News
The Overtones paid a visit to BBCRadio2 in London today, 13.12.2015, to chat to Richard Madeley about their brand new album “Good Ol’ Fashioned Christmas”, their UK Tour and how they were discovered by a talent-scout during a “tea break”.
They sang an acoustic version of “This Christmas” accompanied by guitarist Louis Riccardi and finished the interview by performing a medley of a few Christmas classics.
We captured the interview and performances and posted them on Mixcloud for your listening pleasure.
We asked you to send in questions for The Overtones back in August. The boys were very busy in the studio and with promo for their new album “Good Ol’ Fashioned Christmas”, but we finally received their answers!
Enjoy! Lachie is even sharing a little secret with you all!
01. With Darren recently announcing his new business, we are wondering if any other members of The Overtones were planning to establish a business as well. – The Overtones Germany
02. What is your favourite meal to eat or cook with friends? – Alison
Mike: Ok so I’m really not a good cook. I do try but have ruined many a dish. I do cook a good macaroni cheese, though the boys will disagree.
Lachie: Hi Alison, my favourite meat is lamb so I would probably make a really slow cooked lamb-shoulder stew. I really like cooking stews for 6+ hours, it’s always a lovely surprise when you get to finally taste it (partially because it’s been cooking for so long I actually forget I’ve been cooking it at all…)
03. Is there an embarrassing nickname your parents or any other family member gave you when you were little? – Sabrina O.
Lachie: Hello Sabrina, I get Lach and Lachs as standard but my grandma used to call me (no way of spelling it so I’ll do it phonetically) Lockadapockadawockada.
04. Lachie, have you had any acting offers yet whilst being with The Overtones or are you still waiting? – Christina
Lachie: I have, actually. I’ve been doing some filming for a series which is coming out on a major network here in the UK early next year. I’ll let you know very soon and hope you guys enjoy it.
05. How many suits and pairs of shoes are currently in each one of your wardrobes? – Familie Graf
Mike: I literally own about three pairs of shoes but I have about 10 suits!
Lachie: Guten Tag, Familie Graf, I have too many suits now. I like to keep them because I think ‘I may need that one day’, but the reality is, I don’t need them and they are just taking up space. I think I will take a couple of suitcases to a charity shop and have a bit of a life-clean out.
06. If you had to choose “The Soundtrack of your Life”, what song would perfectly fit and why? – Sabrina O.
Lachie: I love the Louis Armstrong song ‘We Have All The Time In The World’. It puts a big smile on my face every time I hear it and I love it’s sentiment.
Mark: It would no doubt be something from the 80s. I’m going with the Dirty Dancing soundtrack!!
07. If you could rule the world what would be the first law to bring in? – Charlotte D.
Timmy: That everyone had to be kind together and smile at strangers.
08. Darren, have you thought about creating your own line of clothes one day since you’re very keen on modeling and like to give fashion tips? – Sabrina O.
Darren: I’d love to have my own fashion label one day. It is something I’m passionate about. I love the way you can express yourself through fashion.
09. Most asked question: Are you going to release a concert dvd someday?
Darren: We’d love to release a concert dvd unfortunately there are complications/restrictions involved that are out of our control. Hopefully one day we will be able to do it. We know our fans would love it and we would too.
Be sure to check out the boys’ website every day starting December 1st: The Overtones Advent Calendar
The Overtones also posted a video on their facebook page earlier today to announce their special treat!
To get you in the festive spirit, we’ve put together an Overtones Advent Calendar starting from tomorrow! smartURL.it/OvertonesADVENT
Posted by The Overtones on Montag, 30. November 2015
The Overtones announced the ITunes pre order release of their 5th album “Good Ol’ Fashioned Christmas” by posting a short video on Facebook.
Eeek, December’s almost here and so is Good Ol’ Fashioned Christmas! Get prepped and pre-order your copy, now on iTunes: smarturl.it/ITovertonesXMAS
Posted by The Overtones on Friday, November 20, 2015
Everyone who pre orders the new album will receive “This Christmas”, the first single of their brand new album, instantly for download.
You can purchase “Good Ol’ Fashioned Christmas” on ITunes for £ 8.99.
Pre order available hier: ITunes
Here is the refrain to The Overtones’ new song:
Looking out of the window as the snow begins to fall
wishing you were here with me
I will keep you warm
Maybe this Christmas time
I get to call you mine
maybe this Christmas time
when the bells are ringing
the choirs are singing..
we’ll be decking the halls while we’re waiting for Santa on his sleigh.
I am gonna give my heart away this Christmas.
You can find the complete lyrics here: This Christmas
“This Christmas” was also added to The Overtones’ Spotify Playlist today. Enjoy!
Listen here: Spotify