The Over­tones head for Ip­swich

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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.ip­

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