The Overtones – Gambling Man
aaamusic | On 09, Jun 2011
2011 continues to be a sensational year for The Overtones as Rhino Records announce the release of ‘Gambling Man’ the vocal quintet’s highly anticipated new single. Written by The Overtones ‘Gambling Man’ is taken from their debut Top 5 album ‘Good Ol’ Fashioned Love’, which is certified platinum with sales now exceeding 300,000 copies.
A collection of classic reinterpretations and original songs ‘Good Ol’ Fashioned Love’, and the group’s acclaimed live performances, has attracted legions of fans and critical acclaim from home and abroad. The New York Times said The Overtones are “honest-to-Sinatra, 100 percent cool”, the Irish World advised “Watch out Michael Buble there are new guys in town” and whilst Woman’s Own simply described them as “Sensational singers”, The Guardian’s Paul Morley wrote that they are “rooted in the pure idea of doo wop as the 1950s R’n’B link to gospel and even Gregorian chant, and the idea of doo wop as a condensed, miniaturised form of the big band and a way of mimicking instruments using voices. They can swing, for the hell of it.”
On completion of their first sold out UK tour, The Overtones announced a sixteen date UK & Ireland theatre tour including a night at the London Palladium. The tour will start in Derry on October 1st and visit Belfast, Dublin, Warwick, Bournemouth, Nottingham, Birmingham, York, Bristol, Salford, Gateshead, Glasgow, Preston, London and Northampton before concluding in Ipswich on October 27th.
Anything but an overnight success, theirs is a tale of genuine inspiration, tenacity and musical chemistry. Since the release of ‘Good Ol’ Fashioned Love’ in November the group’s star has continued to rise. Now fixtures of day time and prime time TV and a constant in the upper echelons of the chart The Overtones – Mike Crawshaw, Timmy Matley, Darren Everest, Mark Franks & Lachie Chapman – are the country’s favourite new band.
The Overtones October tour dates:
Sat 1st Derry Millennium Forum
Sun 2nd Belfast Waterfront Hall
Tue 4th Dublin National Concert Hall
Sat 8th Warwick Arts Centre
Mon 10th Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre
Tue 11th Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Thu 13th Birmingham Symphony Hall
Sat 15th York Barbican Centre
Sun 16th Bristol Colston Hall
Tue 18th Salford Lowry
Wed 19th Gateshead Sage 1
Thu 20th Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Sat 22nd Preston Guildhall
Mon 24th London Palladium
Wed 26th Northampton Derngate
Thu 27th Ipswich Regent