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.
Their debut album Good Ol' Fashioned Love went straight into the top 40 UK album chart on its release on November 1 2010.
In January 2011 the boys are taking up a weekly residency on This Morning to perform some favourite tracks from 'Good Ol' Fashioned Love'.
Fresh from their takeover of ITV1's 'Dancing On Ice', musical sensations The Overtones release their new single 'The Longest Time'.
Originally a hit for Billy Joel, 'The Longest Time' is the perfect vehicle for The Overtones' harmonious voices and musical chemistry.
The Overtones, the five-piece who stylishly blend classic 50s' harmonies with modern pop, recently performed on 'Dancing On Ice' (on 13th March 2011), becoming the evening's house band and accompanying each dance - including one by Torvill & Dean - with specially arranged versions of retro and contemporary hits, from Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers' 'Why Do Fools Fall In Love' to Adele's 'Rolling In The Deep.' They returned for the evening's later results show to perform a song from their debut album, the self-penned 'Gambling Man.'
Their debut album 'Good Ol' Fashioned Love' was released in November 2010 and has already gone gold. Just hours after their performance on Dancing On Ice the album had shot up to number two on the Amazon chart and number six on iTunes.
With four members originally - Mark, Mike, Darren and Timmy - the band had been performing for several years. 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.
Darren then had the idea of starting a painting and decorating company so that the five could practise together while working. It was while painting a shop near Oxford Street in London that the band were discovered by a talent scout. They have since signed a multi-album deal with Warner Bros. Records.
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