The Over­tones back on track with new al­bum

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THE Over­tones have an­nounced the re­lease of their sixth stu­dio al­bum, The Over­tones, on Oc­to­ber 19.

The first track to be shared, You To Me Are Ev­ery­thing – with the group’s sig­na­ture old-school cool, mod­ern vin­tage vibe and trade­mark vo­cal har­monies – is a per­fect teaser for the new al­bum.

The group, Lockie Chap­man, Mike Craw­shaw, Dar­ren Ever­est and Mark Franks, also an­nounced a 22-date UK tour start­ing on Novem­ber 22 at Wat­ford Colos­seum and end­ing at Lon­don’s In­digo at the O2 on De­cem­ber 20. They ar­rive at Llan­dudno’s Venue Cymru on De­cem­ber 1.

Promis­ing “a night to re­mem­ber” the group will be joined on stage by their band to per­form favourites from their pre­vi­ous Top 10 al­bums, as well as songs from the new record.

Since burst­ing onto the scene in 2010 with their de­but Good Ol’ Fash­ioned Love, the group has sold over a mil­lion records.

This self-ti­tled al­bum, how­ever, will be the first re­lease as a four piece fol­low­ing the pass­ing of their band­mate and friend Timmy Mat­ley in April.

Team­ing up, once again, with pro­ducer Ju­lian Hin­ton and en­gi­neer Si­mon Bloor, the al­bum – a col­lec­tion of thought­fully cho­sen cov­ers and orig­i­nals – is a trib­ute to Timmy, a cel­e­bra­tion of ev­ery­thing that the group has achieved to­gether, a thankyou to their loyal and sup­port­ive fans and a state­ment of in­tent for the fu­ture.

They say: “We are re­ally proud of the new al­bum and all it rep­re­sents. Yes, there are ob­vi­ously songs for re­flec­tion and even sad­ness, but there are also songs to put a smile on your face and get you up danc­ing. There’s a big mix of feel­ings and moods in this al­bum which was cer­tainly a chal­lenge to ex­press but we’re so proud of what we’ve achieved.

“This al­bum means the world to us and we want it to mean some­thing to the lis­tener too.”

The Over­tones ar­rive at Venue Cymru in Llan­dudno on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 1, 7pm. Tick­ets are avail­able on­line from www.venue cymru.co.uk and via the Box Of­fice on 01492 872000. Dou­glas Arms, Bethesda: Quiz 2nd Tues 7.30pm. T: 01248 600 219. Old Mar­ket Hall, Caernar­fon: Fri: karaoke/band night. Sat: DJ. 1st Sun: poker. An­gle­sey Arms, Caernar­fon: Thurs: open Mic. Sat: Live Mu­sic. T: 01286 672 158. The Owain Glyn­dŵr, Lland­dona: Tues, Fish & chips.

Tues, free prize quiz 9.30. Monthly open mic. T: 01248 370 835. French Con­ver­sa­tion, Thurs, 7-9pm. De­tails: jan­[email protected]­cali.co.uk The Bull Inn, Bethesda: Weds 9pm, Jam Ses­sion. T: 01248 600 438. Pant-yr-Ardd, Tre­garth: Tues, 9pm, Bingo.T: 01248 600 057. Ban­gor City Foot­ball Club: North Wales Gui­tar Circle meets 7.45pm, sec­ond Tues­day of month. De­tails: 01407 831 480. Pa­trick’s Bar, Ban­gor: Sun­day and Mon­days, karaoke night. 01248 353 062.

Fri, Curry. £5pp, 5-8. T: 01248 810 710.

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