The Overtones

The Overtones
The Overtones
Origin London, United Kingdom, Ireland
Genres Doo-wop
Years active 2010 (2010)–present
Labels Rhino Records
Lachie Chapman
Mike Crawshaw
Darren Everest
Mark Franks
Timmy Matley

The Overtones are a five-piece British-Irish doo-wop boy band from London, formed in 2010. They were discovered by a Warner Brothers talent scout while working as decorators in a shop near Oxford Street, singing during their tea break.[1] Their debut album Good Ol' Fashioned Love entered the UK Albums Chart at 16 in November 2010. However, after the re-release of the album in March 2011, it propelled to the high end of the chart at number 4.



With four members originally - Mark, Mike, Darren and Timmy - the band had been performing for several years.[2] The four members all shared an interest in the doo-wop genre of the 1950s mixed with R&B and modern pop music. More recently they met Lachie Chapman, discovered similar tastes in music and reformed themselves as a five-piece band.[2] Darren then had the idea of starting a painting and decorating company so that the five could practise together while working.[2] It was while painting a shop near Oxford Street in London that the band were discovered by a talent scout.[1][2] They have since signed a multi-album deal with Warner Bros. Records.[2]

The debut album from The Overtones features a number of original tracks written by the band, including their first single "Gambling Man" as well as the title track "Good Ol Fashioned Love" and "Carolyn".

In 2010 they made a number of high profile public appearances, supporting Peter Andre on tour,[2] and performing at Stockport's Christmas lights switch-on[3] and at the Abbey Park fireworks display in Leicester.[4] They have also made a number of television appearances, particularly on This Morning.[5]

On 13 March 2011 they were the house band for week 10 on the ITV show Dancing on Ice.

On 1 June 2011 they were the house band for the third semi-final on the ITV show Britain's Got More Talent




Album Title Album details Peak chart positions certifications
Good Ol' Fashioned Love
  • Released: 1 November 2010
  • Label: Rhino Records
  • Genre: Doo-wop
4 14


Year Single Chart positions Album
2010 "Gambling Man" 82 Good Ol' Fashioned Love
2011 "The Longest Time"

Tour 2011

  • Cork Opera House, 9 April 2011
  • Millennium Forum, Derry, 1 October 2011
  • Waterfront Hall, Belfast, 2 October 2011
  • National Conncert Hall, Dublin, 4 October 2011
  • Warwick Arts Centre, Warwick, 8 October 2011
  • Pavillion Theatre, Bornemouth, 10 October 2011
  • Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, 11 October 2011
  • Symphony Hall, Birmingham, 13 October 2011
  • The York Barbican, York, 15 October 2011
  • Colston Hall, Bristol, 16 October 2011
  • Lowry Theatre, Salford, 18 October 2011
  • Gateshead, (Hall One) Sage, 19 October 2011
  • Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, 20 October 2011
  • Guildhall, Preston, 22 October 2011
  • Palladium, London, 24 October 2011
  • Derngate, Northampton, 26 October 2011
  • Regent, Ipswich, 27 October 2011


External links

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