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McFly (formed 2004) McFly are an English pop band consisting of Tom Fletcher (vocals/guitar), Danny Jones (guitar/vocals), Dougie Poynter (bass) and Harry Judd (drums).

Formation: McFly's story began when Tom Fletcher was enlisted onto the songwriting team for the band Busted. He was soon asked to audition to be in a band called V and at these auditions he met Danny Jones who he roped in with him on the Busted songwriting team. They soon stopped writing for Busted and decided to collaborate and make a band, advertising auditions in NME. Dougie Poynter and Harry Judd were subsequently recruited with the pair making acquaintance over their shared love of 'The Starting Line'. Fletcher chose the band name 'McFly' after Marty McFly in 'Back To The Future'; while Jones was initially reluctant to agree on the name, he soon warmed to it after watching the movie.

Musical career: McFly released their debut single '5 Colours in Her Hair' in 2004, entering the UK chart at number one. Second single 'Obviously' then followed suit. They released their debut album 'Room on the 3rd Floor' also opened at number one, was certified double platinum and broke the world record for the youngest band to have a debut number one album. The same year saw them support Busted on their tour as well as V and, later, headline their first tour.

In 2005, they released the double A side number one single 'All About You/You've Got a Friend' from second number one album 'Wonderland' for Comic Relief, the video for which was shot in Uganda, Africa. In the same year, they co-headlined Live 8 Japan with Bjork and Good Charlotte, released 'Wonderland''s second single 'I'll Be OK' which also reached number one, released their first live DVD from the Wonderland Arena Tour where they were supported by Tyler James and Famous Last Words and later played at the 2005 Royal Variety Performance.

In 2006, they made an appearance in the Lindsay Lohan movie 'Just My Luck' for which they contributed to the soundtrack. Their first single of the year was double A side 'Please, Please/Don't Stop Me Now' which became the official song for Sport Relief 2006 and, again, reached number 1.

Their third album 'Motion in the Ocean' was also released with single 'Star Girl' reaching number one. 2007 saw them release their seventh number one 'Baby's Coming Back/Transylvania' as well as their 'All the Greatest Hits' compilation album in 2007 featuring three new songs 'The Heart Never Lies', 'The Way You Make Me Feel' and 'Don't Wake Me Up'. Their subsequent tour was supported by Elliot Minor and Saving Aimee.

In 2008, they gave away their fourth album 'Radio:Active' in The Mail on Sunday before releasing it again with four added tracks, a DVD and a 32-page booklet. It's single 'Do Ya/Stay With Me' was released for Children In Need but was their lowest charting single so far. In 2009, they were surprise guests at the Jonas Brothers' show at Wembley Stadium and they gave a rendition of 'Star Girl'.

In 2010, fifth album 'Above the Noise' was released. First single 'Party Girl''s music video was voted number one by fans in the 4music Video Honours of 2010 after it was taken from their short movie 'Nowhere Left to Run' released later on DVD.

In 2011, they released their first jewellery range with Gioia Jewellery, Dougie won the eleventh series of reality jungle show 'I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!' and Harry won the ninth series of televised dance competition 'Strictly Come Dancing'. Harry was also invited to carry the Olympic Torch for the 2012 London Olympics and the band performed in Hyde Park for the Olympic BTLondonLive celebration. In 2012, it was announced an autobiography entitled 'Unsaid Things: Our Story' was due for release as well as another Greatest Hits album.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

McFly Find Songwriting 'hard'


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McFly have found songwriting ''hard''.

The boy band, which is comprised of Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones and Dougie Poynter and Harry Judd, have teased they are working on their new album and they have a ''good chunk'' of the forthcoming completed, but it has taken them ''a while'' to put it together because they struggle to sit down and put pen to paper.

Speaking about their new music to The Sun newspaper, the 29-year-old guitarist, Dougie, said: ''Writing is fun but it's hard.

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McFly To Experiment With Next Record


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McFly have teased that their new music could be a departure from their previous rock pop sound.

The 'Obviously' hitmakers - comprised of Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones, Harry Judd and Dougie Poynter - are feeling less ''pressured'' to produce a record of a ''particular'' style and so they've decided to experiment.

Tom, 31, said: ''There's been such a big gap between McFly's albums, that now we're at the stage where we're not tied down to a particular sound.

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Danny Jones, Tom Fletcher, Harry Judd of McFly seen at the UK Premiere of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them held at Cineworld Leicester Square, London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 15th November 2016

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Danny Jones, Tom Fletcher, Harry Judd and Mcfly

Danny Jones, Tom Fletcher and Harry Judd of McFly seen at the UK Premiere of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them held at Cineworld Leicester Square, London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 15th November 2016

Danny Jones, Tom Fletcher, Harry Judd and Mcfly
Danny Jones, Tom Fletcher, Harry Judd and Mcfly
Danny Jones, Tom Fletcher, Harry Judd and Mcfly

McFly at the 2016 Pride of Britain Awards held at The Grosvenor House Hotel, London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 1st November 2016

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McFly To Play All Their Music On UK Anthology Tour


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McFly are finally re-uniting to take a series of 3-night residency shows in four different UK cities this summer, performing the entirety of their musical back catalogue for their 'Anthology' tour. While the group previously got together for McBusted, it will mark their first live reunion as a band since 2013.

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Harry Judd, Danny Jones, Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter return to the stage for twelve dates in June, hitting up arenas in Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester and London, where they will perform all songs from their five studio albums - as well as a few extras according to Tom Fletcher. 

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Have Ellie Goulding And Dougie Poynter Split Again?


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Ellie Goulding and McFly’s Dougie Poynter have reportedly called time on their relationship once again. The couple, who have been together for two years, did split briefly back in December before reuniting, but it seems the romance is off again.

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According to The Mirror, the couple have been spending increasing amounts of time apart in recent months, as Dougie makes a bid to crack Hollywood. A source told the newspaper: "They are finding it hard to spend time together as Ellie’s music career takes her all over the world and she is pulled in different directions.”

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All You Need To Know About McBusted's New Album


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Only a year has passed since the epic announcement that former Busted members, James Bourne and Matt Willis, would join forces with UK popstars McFly, and its been a pretty wild ride for the McBusted group since then. It only makes sense now that things get even crazier as the band has finally announced their debut album, set for release on December 3.

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The self-titled record, which will be distributed via Island Records, will be the first official McBusted release, but it'll also be the first album in general from all of the guys in quite a while. The last we heard from McFly was 2010's Above the Noise, while James Bourne released his Future Boy solo album in the same year as well. It's more of a musical homecoming for Matt Willis, however, as his last material came in the form of his excellent solo effort back in 2006.

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Mcbusted Announce Two Huger Than Huge Outdoor Live 2014 Summer Shows

Posted on 27 January 2014

Mcbusted Announce Two Huger Than Huge Outdoor Live 2014 Summer Shows

McBusted To Play 'Biggest Show Of Our Lives' At Hyde Park Next Year


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McBusted announce the biggest show of their careers as they prepare for British Summertime Hyde Park in London on July 6th 2014.

McFly and Busted have taken the world by storm since they decided to team up as McBusted (minus Charlie Simpson), so much so that they have been forced to extend their original 9-date tour next year to 32 dates, to their utter amazement. And things are only getting better for this newfound supergroup as they were recently told they'd be headlining at the British Summertime Hyde Park next year, with special guests fellow boyband Backstreet Boys.

They have been posting messages to their followers on Twitter about a major announcement, yesterday (December 8th 2013) revealing, 'We have HUGE announcement to make on Monday morning...we cannot wait to tell you about it!' and eventually confirming, 'Have you heard? MCBUSTED ARE HEADLINING @BSTHydePark on Sunday 6th July.... Tickets go on sale Friday at 9am!' Their combined Twitter account also saw various re-tweets from each of the band members expressing their insatiable excitement.

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McFly's Tom Fletcher Announces Wife's Pregnancy In Sweet Pumpkin Video [Video]


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The latest from the world of smooshy romantics: McFly's Tom Fletcher and his wife Giovanna have announced that they're about to become parents in a music video posted on Tom's YouTube channel.

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Tom & Giovanna Are Expecting A Baby.

The pair took advantage of the upcoming Autumnal holiday to announce Giovanna's pregnancy in a novel and rather adorable way. The short ditty shows the couple, who recently married, gathering up pumpkins, playing with their cat and carving away busily whist the track plays.

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Mcfly Announce New Single 'Love Is On The Radio' Released November 24th 2013

Posted on 16 October 2013

Mcfly Announce New Single 'Love Is On The  Radio'  Released November 24th 2013

Dougie Poynter, Danny Jones and McFly - Go Local at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - London, United Kingdom - Friday 19th July 2013

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Dougie Poynter and Mcfly

McFly - Memory Lane: The Best Of McFly Album Review


The release of a second Greatest Hits album in less than five years might seem a bit excessive for some artists, but riding high on recent various reality show wins, autobiography releases and infamous wedding videos, McFly seem to get away with it. In their defense, they have released plenty of new material in this interim period; two-thirds of the tracks on newest compilation release 'Memory Lane' do not feature on the previous Hits album, plus there are three entirely new songs from the boys.   

McFly - Memory Lane: The Best of McFly Album Review

There is a great selection of tracks included, a range of favourites along with some slightly lesser known songs, but all spanning the eight year period since their debut was released to present day. Early singles Five Colours In Her Hair and Obviously hark back to the days when McFly burst onto the scene with their infectious bubblegum pop sound and innocent lyrics. They may not be groundbreaking either lyrically or musically but their tunes are undeniably toe-tapping and great to sing along to. All About You remains one of their stand-out songs, so it's no surprise to see it included on Memory Lane's tracklist. With its string accompaniment, heart-warming lyrics and simple guitar melodies, it's no lie that every girl also wanted to be spun romantically around their kitchen after hearing this track. 

Bigger McFly fans will know that from the start, the quartet wanted to include elements of their punk-rock influences such as Blink 182 and Green Day. It may have taken parting ways with their record label to do so, but Lies and One For The Radio gave them the opportunity to demonstrate heavier guitar riffs and lyrics answering back to the musical establishment. A definite departure from their more recognisable sound, these tracks still fit seamlessly in here amongst the lighter offerings.

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Harry Judd, Dougie Poynter and McFly - Harry Judd, Dougie Poynter from McFly London, England - The Sun Military Awards 2011 - Arrivals Monday 19th December 2011

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Harry Judd, Dougie Poynter and Mcfly
Harry Judd, Dougie Poynter and Mcfly
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