Leaving the house on this freezing cold night to head out into town was not what I wanted to be doing but I was excited to see what the Barbican in York had in store for me as I had not seen this act live before and I wasn’t sure what to expect.
The Overtones, a vocal harmony group discovered back in 2010 had talked about this tour as a Christmas Party and I can honestly say they certainly delivered that! The whole night reminded me of a perfectly decorated Christmas tree decorated in hundreds of flashing multicolored lights, decorations some new and the ones that have been passed through the generations, baubles, and shiny tinsel.
Appearing from behind a screen to a room full of screaming women, The Overtones kicked off the show with Womack and Womack’s “Teardrops” which got the crowd warmed up and singing but by the second song “You to me are everything” everyone was on their feet dancing, singing and loving every minute.
The whole night was a mix of covers with a few originals thrown in so that the die-hard fans could hear some of the songs from their latest self titled album released in October.