The Overtures present a faithful and dynamic tribute to pop’s greatest decade.With their magnificent repertoire of over 400 songs they have rapidly built their reputation as the finest 60’s tribute band in the country.
Beatles and The Searchers through to the ‘surf’ sound of The Beach Boys – the rhythm and blues of The Rolling Stones to the folk-rock of The Byrds and The Mamas and The Papas – the close harmony of Simon and Garfunkel to the psychedelic power of Jimi Hendrix.
Hertfordshire-based The Overtures were formed in 1989, and their line-up consists of founders Den Pugsley (bass/lead vocals) and Steve Phypers (drums/vocals), plus Jamie Cook (guitar/lead vocals), Chris Skornia (keyboards/vocals) and Phil Evans (guitar/vocals).
They are firm favourites on the private party and corporate event circuit, performing for the likes of Sir Paul McCartney at his after-show party in December 2009 at Matter nightclub at The O2 Arena, Elvis Costello and Diane Krall, Chris Difford of Squeeze, Kenney Jones (ex of The Who and The Small Faces), the annual Liverpool Beatles Convention, the Cavern Club and many, many others too confidential to mention. In November 2008, Sir Elton invited the band to entertain, this time at a party thrown to celebrate Lulu’s 60th Birthday. Many of the musical legends present were at one time or another coaxed on to the stage to perform with the band. Two weeks following Lulu’s party Sir Elton asked the band to support him with a 40-minute set to 17,000 people for his New Year’s Eve Show at the O2 Arena in a show that included Will Young and X-Factor winner, Alexandra Burke. The band also played at Sir Elton’s wedding.
The Overtures have also played three sell-out shows in Las Vegas where they performed their theatre production, ‘The Bootleg 60s Sight and Sound Show” at the Suncoast Casino. The band have since returned for a further four shows at The Orleans Casino to standing ovations.
The band have also appeared on live television, first in Germany, where they provided backing for Robin Gibb, Peter Noone and Chubby Checker, and then in Majorca, for the German TV show Wetten Das, performing with the American music legend, Lionel Richie, seen live, by countless millions.
The Overtures are an extremely popular corporate band and can guarantee to fill the dance floor for the entire evening.
“They’re just the best band of their kind in the world.” Sir Elton John