After three consecutive Top 5 albums, 750,000 sales and three sold-out headline tours, The Overtones continue to reboot classic sounds for contemporary audiences, with their recently completed UK & European tour, in support of their fourth album, Sweet Soul Music.

Capital Sound supplied a Martin MLA-C system comprising 12 x MLA-C cabinets per side, in a flexible package to be used as fully flown and split loudspeaker system. The venues were considerably varied and ranged from the smaller ones, such as Folkstone Leas Cliff Hall – that required a ground based system without fills, to the larger more conventional UK Theatre venues, where the fully deployed 12 deep MLA-C hangs were used. The compact system has good weight advantage with the ability to fly 7-8 deep arrays in venues with limiting 500kg PA points.

The Overtones FOH engineer Mark Clements chose the Soundcraft Vi6 and MLA-C system, with monitor engineer Cristiano Vuolo mixing a qty of Sennheiser G3 IEM systems and Martin floor monitors from his Digico SD10 console. The Overtones were supported by a full band so a large channel count fullfilled the Digico and Soundcraft racks. Tour and Production manager ‘Trigger’ required a compact package for the UK tour, and the package provided enabled the complete production to fit snugly into a single artic truck, without dropping any elements of the PA to the delight of Mark and Cristiano.

The Tour ran from late May to early July, with band rehearsals undertaken at SW19 rehearsal facility. Capital Sound supplied PA technician, MLA trained Jason Thomas.

*Photos courtesy of Mark Clements

SW19 Studios

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