THE OVERTONES were at Salford’s Lowry Theatre last night (December 7), Quays News entertainment reporter Rachel Foy went along…

Vocal harmony group, ‘The Overtones’ are back and in party mode! With dance moves worthy of ‘Come Dancing’ and effortless vocals, the five-piece harmony group, were sure to put on an incredible show for the audience of The Lowry Theatre, Salford.

Their Christmas Party tour, featured songs from their new album ‘Good Ol’ Fashioned Christmas’ and songs from past albums. The set list boasted a mix of songs taken from all four of their albums along with a cover of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ smash hit ‘Uptown Funk’. Each of the five guys – Darren Everest, Mike Crawshaw, Lachie Chapman, Timmy Matley and Mark Franks – has a distinctive voice and they each had a chance to shine by taking on lead vocals throughout the evening.

As well as the band entertaining with fan favourites such as ‘Do You Love Me?’, ‘Gambling Man’ and ‘Sweet Soul Music’, they added some Christmas favourites in there to get everyone in the Christmas spirit, such as ‘Santa Claus Is Coming To Town’, ‘White Christmas’, and their new single ‘This Christmas’. Timmy, Lachie, Mark, Darren and Mike were all decked out in their trademark suits, and looking stylishly sharp, The Overtones know what it takes to put on a live performance and they definitely didn’t disappoint Monday night’s audience.

Monday night’s show saw them pack in an incredible amount of songs and had the audience on their feet and ‘boogying’ with them as their choreography was in sync with their voices as they entertained every generation of the audience with their song choices. What always sets The Overtones apart from everyone else is their vocal ability. Both as a unit and individually, they are always extremely tight and their vocals are flawless.

An evening with The Overtones is always an evening well spent. Four albums into their career and the band just gets better and better with every song they sing. There’s no need for gimmicks and expensive production, all they need is their voices and they completely wow a crowd.

By: Rachel Foy

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