After over 500,000 sales of their two hit albums 'Good Ol' Fashioned Love' and 'Higher', TheOvertones return with their new album 'Saturday Night At The Movies' which will be released on November 4th on Warner Music Entertainment.
A glorious celebration of some of the most loved songs in cinematic history, the sixteen-track album finds The Overtones reinvigorating iconic songs from famous films such as Grease, DirtyDancing, Pretty Woman, Cocktail and The Jungle Book with their own timeless sense of style.
Commencing with a joyous interpretation of the title track, the album's numerous highlights include a fresh reworking of 'Oh, Pretty Woman' that encompasses the quartet's vintage five-part vocal harmonies; a hi-octane blast through the Blues Brothers' classic 'Shake A Tail Feather'; and the boys' energetic take on 'Do You Love Me'. It also features a very special guest in the shape of modern soul star and multiple MOBO winner Beverley Knight on 'Hit The Road Jack'.
One of the album's biggest surprises comes with a version of Barry Mann's 1961 single 'Who Put The Bomp', which inspired 'We Go Together', the much-loved finale from Grease. TheOvertones' version ultimately merges into its more celebrated cousin as Timmy Matley leads the boys through a few lines of the unforgettable "we'll always be together" hook. In addition, 'Saturday Night At The Movies' also includes three of the band's own brand new compositions in the shape of 'Miss Hollywood', 'All About You' and 'Superstar' which fit seamlessly into the album's concept.
The idea behind the album came by chance after The Overtones realised that the first two songs that they were considering recorded for the follow-up to last year's 'Higher' album had famously featured in high profiles movies. Their collective excitement for the idea lead to a shortlist of fifty songs that could potentially be included, with thirteen of those appearing on the finished album and select others set to be included as bonus tracks on an extended version.
The group - completed by Mark Franks and Mike Crawshaw - split the recording of the album into three sessions. The classic songs were shared between two of their old friends: NickSouthwood who produced their debut album, and Graham Archer at Sarm Studios who worked on several songs on 'Higher', while Tim Powell (Little Mix, Paloma Faith) produced the three new songs that are included.
Released towards the end of 2010, The Overtones landed a surprise hit with their debut album'Good Ol' Fashioned Love' which peaked at #4, which they followed with last year's 'Higher'which entered the charts at #6. Along the way they've enjoyed a succession of major achievements, including performing in front of 250,000 people at the Queen's Diamond JubileeConcert, appearing at the Festival of Remembrance and hitting London's Hyde Park for major festival shows at BT London Live (2012) and British Summer Time (2013).
Renowned for the tight vocal harmonies and easy-going charm that feature in their live shows, The Overtones' biggest dates in the capital include headline shows at the London Palladium and the Hammersmith Apollo. Their successful UK and Ireland tour in support of 'Higher' featured twenty-seven shows stretching from Aberdeen to Plymouth via Dublin. Word of their talents is also spreading internationally following shows in Europe and South Africa, as well as the emergence of local fan-clubs in Brazil, Japan, USA, Argentina and Indonesia.