CELEBRATING the release of their fifth album, The Overtones are on tour once again, looking to bring festive frolics and family friendly fun to their fans.

Originally formed in 2010, the five-piece harmony group have only grown in popularity over the last five years. With four consecutive Top 10 albums under their belts, their latest offering – Good Ol’ Fashioned Christmas – is the first to be released under their own Gambling Man label.

It’s a testament to The Overtones that there wasn’t a single empty seat to be seen in the Barbican. The entire place was packed from floor to ceiling with excited, chattering fans eager to see the show and, when the show started, it was easy to see why.

Opening with a rock-anthem-styled take on It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year and to massive applause, The Overtones wasted no time creating a wonderful atmosphere. The sharply dressed quintet have lost none of their infectious charm, energy or enthusiasm, with bass singer Lachie Chapman in particular having a great time exploring just how low his deep, growling voice could go.

What followed was a marvellous mixture of classic Christmas crooners and fantastic bombastic love songs, interspersed with a few fan favourites including Gambling Man and a new song simply titled This Christmas, all of which the audience were on their feet and dancing to throughout.

The Overtones delivered a smashing Christmas bash for all who came to see them, and it was absolutely brilliant.