THERE was Christmas cheer aplenty when The Overtones rolled into town for a night of festive fun.

Cracker pulling, bad jokes, Christmas jumpers and trees, reindeer antlers, twinkling lights, festive songs and silky smooth vocals combined for the show.

The harmonious five-some are touring throughout December with their Good Ol’ Fashioned Christmas concert, calling into The Lowry, Salford Quays.

Their album, of the same name, was released at the end of last month featuring Christmas classics such as Santa Claus Is Coming To Town and Winter Wonderland – the perfect stocking filler to play on Christmas Day.

The album also adds to the seasonal traditions with two new songs in the shape of Good Ol’ Fashioned Christmas and This Christmas Time.

Immaculately dressed in their trademark suits and with polished choreography, they performed songs including Let It Snow, Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire, White Christmas, Last Christmas, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas and Driving Home for Christmas.

As well as the fab festive tunes, there were favourites aplenty including The Overtones’ fantastic Gambling Man and their own versions of Run Around Sue, Can't Take My Eyes Off You and Pretty Woman which had everyone in the packed theatre on their feet.

The talented singers, who have a legion of dedicated fans across the country, showed another side to their vocal abilities with a performance of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ Uptown Funk.

The Overtones - Essex boy Darren Everest; Mark Franks, from Sale; Timmy Matley, from Ireland; Australian-born Lachie Chapman and Bristol-born Mike Crawshaw – always look like they are having as much fun on stage as the crowd watching.

Buckets full of Christmas cheer and with a sprinkling of cheesy fun – the boys helped get me well and truly into the festive spirit.