The Overtones back on track with new album
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.