Preview: The Overtones at O2 Guildhall, Southampton

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This winter The Overtones are set to embark on their latest UK tour, following the release of their latest album Good Ol’ Fashioned Christmas.

The Overtones, a five-piece male vocal group formed in 2010 by Warner Brothers Records, have had massive success with their vocal harmony acoustics, cementing them as one of the stand out artists in the genre.  Their style mixes the 1950’s doo-wop flair, focusing on the vocal synchronization tradition of African-American communities, with modern pop in an innovative and intriguing way. Their debut album, Good Ol’ Fashioned Love reached number four in the UK Albums Chart and was certified platinum. This has been followed up by two other commercially successful albums, Higher and Saturday Night at the Movies, and a soul-mix album, Sweet Soul Music, which also charted in the top 10.

The Overtones are well known for giving outstanding live performances; at a similar Christmas themed show last year, the Daily Record summed up their style nicely: ‘nothing quite says Christmas like five handsome crooners in velvet dinner jackets swinging in to town to deliver festive big-band classics’. The tour is set to feature many of the Christmas classics covered in the latest album, including ‘White Christmas’ and ‘Winter Wonderland’ as well as some new original festive tunes, such as ‘Good Ol’ Fashioned Christmas’ and some of their lead singles from other albums, specifically ‘Gambling Man’ and ‘Higher’.

Tickets for The Overtones’ show at Southampton Guildhall on the 5th December are available via this link.

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