Vor einiger Zeit haben wir euch gebeten uns eure Geschichten zu schicken, wie ihr The Overtones entdeckt habt und was ihre Musik euch bedeutet.
Da wir von euch so ein enormes Feedback erhalten haben, hat es eine Weile gedauert alle Geschichten durchzuschauen!
Wir haben nur eine Geschichte ausgewählt, die wir mit euch in voller Länge teilen wollen. Dies bedeutet aber nicht, dass diese besser ist als die anderen, sie ist uns bloß besonders ins Auge gesprungen.
Unter dieser findet ihr Ausschnitte von weiteren Fan-Geschichten.
Wir hoffen ihr habt beim Lesen genauso viel Spaß wie wir!
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
Was bedeutet euch die Musik von The Overtones?
“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
Zum Abschluss möchten wir noch einen kleinen Facebook Kommentar mit euch teilen, der uns zum Schmunzeln gebracht hat. ;)
How did you discover The Overtones?
Knew Darren since he was born.. I am his dad!
Ein großes Danke noch einmal an alle, die ihre Geschichte mit uns geteilt haben!
Euer The Overtones Germany Admin Team
Wir haben zum Anlass unseres 4-jährigen Jubiläums die Möglichkeit bekommen den The Overtones Jungs ein paar Fragen zu stellen, die sie uns sehr gerne und auch sehr ausführlich beantwortet haben.
Lest hier, was sie über ihre bevorstehenden Gastauftritte bei der That’s Entertainment Show, über ihr 6tes Album und vieles mehr verraten.
1. What can the audience of the That’s Entertainment Show expect from your guest appearance?
(TIMMY) We are going to give audiences an extravaganza of old classic numbers from the 40s and 50s and up through to the 60s. It’s a celebration of this golden era and guess what ???? Your all invited
2. Will being part of a Variety Show over a long period of time and also taking part of an Overseas cruise this summer, leave you with enough time to write and record new material for your 6th album?
(LACHIE) Hahahaha! I like the way you’ve worded that to find out about the 6th album (I’m on to you!!). It’s going to be a busy summer and we have some really great fun gigs coming up but there is also good amounts of time to be able to record and curate another album as well as write our originals. We’re in discussions about this at the moment, obviously we can’t (sadly) give you an exclusive on this, but we will, naturally, let you know as soon as we know ourselves.
3. Is there a special song you would like to cover on your next album? If so, does this song have a special meaning to you?
(LACHIE) there are lots of songs we would live to cover. After 5 albums, we have sung so many of the classics that are near and dear to our fans hearts, but there are certain songs up our sleeves that we have been looking forward to recording for some years, and we are looking forward to the opportunity to get them down in the studio.
4. Any chance for more acapella performances, since that was a big hit during the Sweet Soul Music tour?
(LACHIE) Short answer, yes. Longs answer, yes.
5. Where would you like to see yourself within the next 5 years as an artist? What are your long-term career plans? Do you have any plans to do anything besides performing with The Overtones? Acting, modelling, choreography etc.
(TIMMY) life has been pretty good to us boys so far so we will go with the wind and enjoy whatever comes next as a group and as individuals .
6. Thinking back to the very beginning of the band, how do you feel about your performance today and is it much different for you now than when you first started performing?
(LACHIE) that’s a good question, I’ve been thinking about that lately myself. I remember at the start of our career and during album one how there was an added pressure to everything we did because we were trying so hard to prove ourselves and there is a stress that comes with that. 5 albums, 6 or so tours and 1000000 album sales later there is a really nice feeling of relaxation around the work we have done, which for me personally, means we can go on stage and enjoy ourselves, our music, our relationship and connection with fans and have as a good a time as everyone in the audience. It’s a really good feeling.
(MIKE) Great question. When we were first signed to Warner Brothers there was certainly a pressure, albeit welcome pressure, to perform to an extremely high standard. After all for us it was our dream but for WB it was a business. Now, of course, there’s still pressure to sell albums and tickets but there’s also a comfort in standing on stage and making people happy. For me I feel at ease on stage or in front of a camera. I feel like over the years we’ve honed our skills to what we’ve seen our fans respond positively to. There’s a great contentment that comes with that.
7. What is your worst distraction while on stage, and what is your favourite thing to see in the audience?
(MIKE) My worst distraction on stage is Darren! He’s always trying to make me laugh and he loves to poke me of we pass each other. It’s very funny and it’s good to see the fans and audience enjoying the banter too!
(LACHIE) if I pull a face or sing a dud-lyric, I tend to get the giggles, and then obviously I see someone in the first three rows who is just as aware as I am that I have f***ed up something, and then they get the giggles, then I get the giggles that they get the giggles and then it’s game over for that song really.
Truly one of my favourite sights is looking out into the audience about two-thirds the way through a great show and seeing the whole crowd be as one. It’s an unidentifiable quality and it’s magical when it happens. There is no better feeling that coming off stage at the end of one of these shows knowing that the show was unique, individual and performed 100%.
8. Are there concrete plans to perform in cities outside the UK in the near future?
(MIKE) Plans are always fluid and changing. We absolutely love to travel and perform in different countries so fingers crossed we’ll be travelling again soon.
Wir bedanken uns bei den The Overtones Jungs und ihrem Managment dass sie uns die Möglichkeit zu diesem Interview gegeben haben.
ACHTUNG! Nachtrag 01.04.16 – 23:30 Uhr: Leider hatten wir beim Start unseres Gewinnspiels technische Schwierigkeiten, sodass ALLE, die bis jetzt teilgenommen haben, bitte noch einmal teilnehmen müssen. Falls ihr Hilfe bei der Beantwortung der Frage benötigt, schaut doch mal auf unserem Spotify Profil vorbei!
Um am Gewinnspiel teilnehmen zu können, müsst ihr nur die unten stehende Frage richtig beantworten. Anschließend habt ihr die Möglichkeit über diverse Social Networks weitere Punkte zu sammeln mit denen ihr eure Gewinnchancen erhöht.
Wir freuen uns sehr, wenn ihr auch andere Fans auf dieses Gewinnspiel aufmerksam macht!
Einen der folgenden drei Preise könnt ihr mit etwas Glück gewinnen:
Ihr habt bis zum 9. April 2016 um Mitternacht Zeit am Gewinnspiel teilzunehmen.
Wir bedanken und bei The Overtones und ihrem Management, dass sie uns die Preise zur Verfügung gestellt haben!