The Overtones arise as a vocal harmony band. The boys (originally there were four) were revealed to the world when a Warner Bros. Records' talent scout heard them sing during their tea break. Their first album “Good Ol' Fashioned Love” placed 16th in UK Albums Chart (2010). But after the band re-released the same album in 2011, it reached no. 4, generating an additional sale of 500 thousand copies. Their music genres extend to pop music, soul music, and doo-wop.
About The Overtones
The Overtones beginning
At first, the band went with the name of DYYCE, but later it was changed to Lexi Joe, which stood at the foundation of The Overtones. The four members shared a mutual interest in the ’50s genre of doo-wop, which they liked to mix with modern pop and R&B. In 2009, they participated in the X Factor show, only to be eliminated from the top 24. In 2010, the band met Lachie Chapman, who resonated with the group’s music genre, and joined the team soon after. The first album The Overtones released - “Good Ol' Fashioned Love” (2010) under the label of Warner Brothers - had a number of unique songs written by the all five members, including "Gambling Man" as well as "Good Ol' Fashioned Love" and "Carolyn". The present members of The Overtones are Timmy Matley (lead singer), Mark Franks (middle harmony), Lachie Chapman (bass), Mike Crawshaw (middle harmony) and Darren Everest (falsetto).
The Overtones supported Peter Andre on tour, sang at Stockport's Christmas lights switch-on and the Abbey Park fireworks display in Leicester (2010). The band’s public profile grew as the members appeared on various TV shows. Their following albums were released in 2012 - “Higher”, 2013 - “Saturday Night at the Movies”, and 2014 – “Sweet Soul Music”. All of the band's first albums were released under the Warner Brothers label. In 2015, The Overtones signed a new contract with Gambling Man Records, and released a new album called “Good Ol' Fashioned Christmas”.