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The Overtones: Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You

The Overtones are a five-piece vocal harmony group. They were discovered by a Warner Bros. Records’ talent scout while working as decorators in a shop near Oxford Street, singing during their tea break. Their debut album Good Ol’ Fashioned Love entered the UK Albums Chart at #16 in November 2010. However, after the re-release of the album in March 2011, it propelled to #4. They have sold in excess of 500,000 copies of their first album. The boys were originally in a band called DYYCE, which then reformed as Lexi Joe, which formed the basis of The Overtones. With four members originally – Mark Franks, Mike Crawshaw, Darren Everest and Timmy Matley – the band had been performing for several years. The four all shared an interest in the doo-wop genre of the 1950s mixed with R&B and modern pop music. Their voices bear strong resemblance to a 1980s doo-wop boyband, 14 Karat Soul. After auditioning on The X Factor in 2009, as Lexi Joe, they were rejected from the final top 24. Later, they met Lachie Chapman, discovered similar tastes in music and reformed themselves as a five-piece band, under the name of The Overtones. Everest then had the idea of starting a painting and decorating company so that the five could practice together while working. It was while painting a shop near Oxford Street in London that the band were discovered by a talent scout, whilst singing “The Longest Time”. They have since signed a 5-album deal with Warner Bros. Records.

The Overtones: Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You

The debut album from The Overtones features a number of original tracks written by the band, including their first single “Gambling Man” as well as the title track “Good Ol’ Fashioned Love” and “Carolyn”. In 2010 they made a number of high-profile public appearances, supporting Peter Andre on tour, and performing at Stockport’s Christmas lights switch-on and at the Abbey Park fireworks display in Leicester. They have also made a number of television appearances, including on This Morning. On 13 March 2011, they were the house band for week 10 on the ITV show Dancing on Ice. On 1 June 2011 they were the house band for the third semi-final on the ITV show Britain’s Got More Talent. In November 2011, they performed on The Saturday Night Show when presenter Brendan O’Connor had to hold up a curtain after a “terrible mishap occurred in the RTÉ studio”. The incident, available on YouTube, was nominated for the “Brown Trousers Moment” award at the 2011 Erics. On 29 September 2012 they appeared on an episode of Red or Black? being part of a round by using a handkerchief in their performance. On 9 December 2012 they appeared as special guest performers in the final episode of series 9 The Xtra Factor. In mid 2013, they announced the release date of their third album, Saturday Night at the Movies. It is due to be released on 4 November 2013. In early 2014, The Overtones went on a UK tour, stopping us in Belfast, Northern Ireland on 20 February. They toured with Sir Cliff Richard in Germany, May 2014. Wikipedia®

The Overtones: Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You

The Overtones: Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You Lyrics:
ou’re just too good to be true can’t take my eyes off of you
You’d be like heaven to touch I wanna hold you so much
And long last love has arrived and I thank God I’m alive
You’re just too good to be true can’t take my eyes off of you

Pardon the way that I stare is nothing else to compare
The sign of you usually weak there are no words left to speak
But if you feel like I feel please let me know that it’s real
You’re just too good to be true can’t take my eyes off of you
I love you baby and if it’s quite all right
I need you baby to warm your lonely night
I love you baby trust in me when I say
Oh pretty baby don’t bring me down I pray
Oh pretty baby come on and find you stay
And let me love you baby let me love you

You’re just too good to be true…
Can’t take my eyes off of you can’t take my eyes off of you
You’re just too good to be true can’t take my eyes off of you
You’d be like heaven to touch I wanna hold you so much
And long last love has arrived and I thank God I’m alive
You’re just too good to be true can’t take my eyes off of you
I love you baby and if it’s quite all right
I need you baby to warm your lonely night
I love you baby trust in me when I say
Oh pretty baby don’t bring me down I pray
Oh pretty baby come on and find you stay
And let me love you baby let me love you

Oh give you baby trust to me what I said
I need you baby to warm your lonely night
Oh pretty baby come on and find you stay
And let me love you baby let me love you

Writer(s): Bob Crewe, Bob Gaudio, Yu Quan

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