As they prepare for their Christmas gig at Symphony Hall this December, The Overtones announce the release of their Christmas EP. The multi-platinum-selling vocal harmony group quartet - Darren Everest, Mark Franks, Mike Crawshaw and new member Jay James – have recorded a perfect festive treat that captures the magic of the season and provides a glimpse of the tour ahead.
New arrangements of Christmas (Baby Please Come Home), This Christmas, and Walking In The Air sit alongside a version of Earth Wind & Fire’s September which was the first song recorded by the new line up. With four-part harmonies to the fore and their ubiquitous sense of joy shining through, the Christmas EP will be released on November 29th.
We’re so thrilled that our Christmas Overtones tour has become such a staple in everyone’s festive diaries and our brand new Christmas EP is the perfect accompaniment. With songs to truly get you in the festive spirit and, as always with us boys, something extra special thrown in for Christmas cheer with our take on the classic ‘Walking In The Air’. We hope you love it as much as we do. Merry Christmas!
Speaking about the tour Mike Crawshaw says:
We will be performing classic songs from yesteryear, favourites from our albums and plenty of surprises. Over the last 10 years we’ve learnt a thing or two about throwing a Christmas party! People come to our shows to let their hair down, get their spirits up and dance their hearts out. We want everyone to leave an Overtones concert with a huge smile on their face and a spring in their step. This year will be our best tour yet!
With their innate charm and adherence to vintage-modernist style, and a devotion to the timeless appeal of male vocal harmonies, The Overtones are a bridge between pre-rock’n’roll classicism and lively 21st Century entertainment. They’ve sold over a million albums, made countless TV appearances and filled venues to capacity on tour after tour, all the while building a relationship with their fans that has real depth and devotion.
In 2018 the group released their sixth album The Overtones, the accompanying sold-out UK tour took their trademark sense of celebration and party on the road with the group living up to the promise of “a night to remember”. That’s the tradition they come from and they’re certainly not about to stop now.
The Overtones will perform at Symphony Hall on Tue 3 December.