TRIBUTE TO A LOST BANDMATE
The Overtones head for Ipswich
Since bursting on to the scene in 2010, The Overtones have sold more than a million records. Their new self-titled album, however, is the first release as a fourpiece following the passing of their bandmate and friend Timmy Matley.
The collection of covers and originals is a tribute to Timmy, a celebration of everything that the group has achieved, a thank you to fans and a statement of intent for the future.
What can anyone booking tickets look forward to in the show?
As always, we’ll be looking at putting on a great show, where people can forget about their worries for an evening and let us entertain them. We’re looking forward to performing songs from the new album as well as classics from the old ones too.
This will be your first tour without Timmy. What was he like as a colleague and a friend?
As people know, Timmy was an exceptionally talented performer. But above everything he was a loving, caring, friend and brother. It won’t be easy touring without him, but we’ll do everything in our power to make him and his family proud. We also owe it to our fans as there is a lot of love out there for us.
Do you have any memories of previous shows in our area?
We always love coming to Ipswich. It’s a lovely classic venue and the crowds are always great! It’s a lovely part of the country.
Please tell me about the new album? How did you decide which tracks to include?
There were some songs which were a no brainer with this album, and others that we had to give more thought to. We wanted to celebrate love, The Overtones as a five and our feelings for Timmy. We also had to balance that, with making a great Overtones album that will make people smile and want to dance. We’re really happy with the outcome and can’t wait for people to hear it.
What does the future hold for The Overtones? We hope to make people smile and dance for many years to come. We have just gone through a massive change and shift, but we are doing our best to represent Timmy and The Overtones in the best way possible.
Do you have a message for your fans in East Anglia?
We thank you all for the love and support we have felt, during the past few months especially. Get ready for a night of celebration, love, maybe the odd tear and plenty of dancing. We love you guys!
The Overtones play Ipswich Regent
Theatre on November 26. Call 01473 433100 to book or visit the website: www.ipswich.gov.uk