Talking skydives, Xbox and Christmas with Mike from The Overtones

Talking skydives, Xbox and Christmas with Mike from The Overtones


The Overtones new album Good Ol' Fashioned Christmas, a collection of festive family favourites, has just been released and is the first Christmas album by the dashing group on their own Gambling Man Records label.

We caught up with the lovely Mike Crawshaw from The Overtones to talk about what he wants for Christmas…

What is on the top of your Christmas list this year? 

“An Xbox One with the new Star Wars game. Simple really.” 

What are you doing for Christmas this year?

“I got married this year so we are splitting Christmas up between family. Christmas Day will be spent with my family then we travel to Kerry's family on Boxing Day.”

You’ve just released a new Christmas album. What’s your favourite Christmas song?

“I love the classics, like Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” 

Any New Year resolutions?

“Just to keep trying to improve and progress. It's pointless looking back and regretting, so it’s simply to look forward and improve.” 

What are your plans for 2016? 

“We're hoping to be back in the studio in the New Year and touring again. We're also looking forward to more summer festivals.” 

What’s it like performing in front of a Potters Resort crowd?

“We love a Potters crowd which is why we come back time and time again. Both us and the crowd are simply going to have a great time.” 

What do you think you’ll be doing in 10 years’ time?

“I haven't thought that far ahead. I'd love to still be doing what I'm doing now.” 

Which member has changed the most since you became famous?

“I think we're all pretty grounded. We didn't get into the business as teenagers so we were already adults and settled into who we were before it all kicked off.” 

Who inspires you musically?

“Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, The Drifters and The Temptations.” 

Who is the worst dancer in the group?

“Ha. No comment!”

What’s the best part of being famous?

“None of us consider ourselves to be famous. The best part of my professional life is being able to do what I love every day.” 

What song would you love to cover next?

“California Soul by Marlena Shaw. I've been trying to persuade the boys for years but they're having none of it!”

Anything on your bucket list which you still want to do?

“I’d love to do a skydive.”