For the last decade, The Overtones have been a household name after appearing on dozens of television shows across the UK and Europe including Dancing On Ice, BBC Breakfast and This Morning to name just a few.
After headlining at world-renowned venues like The London Palladium and The Royal Albert Hall, The Overtones have built a name for themselves as one of the UK’s most prolific live acts.
From performing at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee at Buckingham Palace to singing at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin in front of one million people, The Overtones have entertained at some of the biggest events on the planet.
2019 has been a huge year for the band with the arrival of Forces Radio BFBS' very own Jay James, the release of a new Christmas EP and a December Christmas tour.
Presenter Mike Howarth spoke to Mike Crawshaw, Darren Everest, Mark Franks and Jay James backstage at their Sheffield City Hall gig, to talk about all things Christmas and to find out what the band have in store for 2020.
In this festive music special, hear how utterly atrocious Mike Crawshaw’s social media skills are, how Mark enjoys a large festive spread every Christmas, and how long is left on Jay’s probation.
With a very special message for the British Armed Forces, the four-piece also perform their version of Earth, Wind & Fire’s ‘September’, along with covers of ‘Christmas (Baby Please Come Home), ‘Walking In The Air’ and ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’.
There is also an exclusive radio play of ‘Celebration’ – their first single for 2020, click the listen again link to hear all of the festive fun.