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The Overtones

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It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year The Overtones 02:41
Winter Wonderland The Overtones 02:25
The Longest Time The Overtones 03:31
I Say a Little Prayer The Overtones 04:23
Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire The Overtones 03:43
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town The Overtones 02:34
Sleigh Ride The Overtones 02:48
Gambling Man The Overtones 03:13
You to Me Are Everything The Overtones 03:55
Runaround Sue The Overtones 03:05

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Sweet Caroline

by The Overtones

11/11/2022

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Biography

A five-part vocal harmony group that brought back classic 1950s pop, The
Overtones were dubbed the "Take That of doo-wop", performed for The
Queen at her Diamond Jubilee, and played at Hyde Park as part of the London
Olympic celebrations. Timmy Matley, Mike Crawshaw, Mark Franks and Darren
Everest were individually struggling away on London's music circuit before
joining together as Lexi Joe and auditioning for X Factor in 2009 where
they narrowly missed out on the last 24. Timmy Matley recruited Australian
baritone Lachie Chapman after overhearing his deep, booming voice while working
in a department store and they opened a painting and decorating business
together. Their big break came when they were discovered by a Warner Music
A&R man, who spotted them rehearsing in their overalls on a tea break.
Their debut album Good Ol' Fashioned Love (2010) shot to Number 5 in the
UK and featured classic doo-wop standards “Blue Moon”, “Goodnight
Sweetheart”
, and “Why Do Fools Fall in Love?” alongside self-penned
single “Gambling Man”, before the group headed out on tour with Peter
Andre. Follow-ups Higher (2012) and Saturday Night at the Movies
(2013) also made the Top 10 as the band mixed vintage big band razzamatazz with
the modern boyband pop. 2015’s Sweet Soul Music was their fourth
straight to 10 album, and though the next three would fail to reach that mark,
2015’s Good Ol’ Fashioned Christmas, 2018’s The Overtones, and
2021’s 10 all cracked the top 30.