Posted by Sandra on October 30 2013 0 Comments McFLY, News

A few weeks ago I asked you to send me info about the most important radio stations of your country so I could make a list to request Love Is On The Radio, well some of you sent me the info and with it and the one I already had I created a page with info of radios worldwide where you can request #LIOTR everyday and help to promote it!

Also if you know more radio stations and you want me to add them on the list just send me an email to and I’ll add them.

Click on the pic below to enter to the LIOTR request page and spread the word about it!!!

McFly LIOTR Request

Posted by Sandra on October 13 2016 0 Comments News, Tom Fletcher

A brass band and pop stars were present for the launch of Tom Fletcher’s first novel, The Christmasaurus (Penguin Random House Children’s), at the Natural History Museum last night (Wednesday 5th October).

Fletcher celebrated the launch of the novel aimed at seven to 11 year-olds with his family and friends, including his McFly bandmates, and PRH staff including c.e.o. Tom Weldon. He also gave a speech with his editor Natalie Doherty, during which he thanked the team at PRH and his wife Giovanna Fletcher, who he said inspired him to write the novel with her own career as an author.

The Christmasaurus is set on Christmas Eve and it tells the story of a boy named William Trundle and his magical adventures with a dinosaur called the Christmasaurus. The book is published today (Thursday 6th October). The party was decorated with festive decorations including a Christmas tree and candy canes, as well as a large Christmasaurus model made from 2,500 crumpets (pictured below) and artwork from the book, which is illustrated by Shane Devries. There was also a brass band playing Christmas songs throughout the evening.

As well as being the frontman of pop band McFly, Fletcher co-authors the Dinosaur That Pooped picture book series with his bandmate Dougie Poynter, which is illustrated by Garry Parsons. The series has sold 753,233 copies since 2013 through Nielsen BookScan, with title The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas selling 150,632 copies.


Posted by Sandra on October 13 2016 0 Comments News, Tom Fletcher

McFly band member Tom Fletcher launched his children’s fiction book The Christmasaurus at the Natural History Museum on 5 October.

The venue’s Earth Hall was transformed for the occasion into a Christmas wonderland, with season lighting, canapés and a giant ‘Christmasaurus’ made from 2,500 Warburton’s crumpets.

The Christmas scene was constructed by Bespoke Events, who matched the lighting to the book’s jacket using blues, whites and purples as well as snowflake projections.

Food by Dish created a bespoke canapé menu including confit turkey leg ballotine with blackberry, Goat’s cheese and beetroot trifle with gingerbread, Quails eggs Florentine with pink peppercorns and homemade miniature mince pies.

Lauren Hyett,head of PR for Penguin Random House Children’s, commented: “Where better to celebrate the launch of a book about a very special dinosaur than at the Natural History Museum? Tom Fletcher and Penguin Random House wanted to throw the first Christmas party of the season to celebrate The Christmasaurus in festive style.”


Posted by Sandra on October 13 2016 0 Comments News, Tom Fletcher

Calling all crumpet fans – time to get yourself to Manchester or Bristol where you can marvel over an eight-foot dinosaur made out of Warburton’s giant crumpets.
Yes, you read that correct, and it’s all thanks to McFly’s Tom Fletcher, whose new book The Christmasaurus features mischievous Elves who enjoy nothing more than a toasted crumpet at teatime.

Well, who doesn’t?
‘The Christmasaurus really is such an entertaining read so is a natural fit for our family brand,’ said Sally Stanton, Head of Marketing at Warburtons.

After hearing that Tom Fletcher’s Elves loved crumpets just as much as we do, we figured it was a fantastic opportunity to join forces and create the Christmasaurus out of crumpets.’

The Christmasaurus is Tom’s latest children’s book.
Set on Christmas Eve, the story follows the adventures of a boy named William Trundle and a most unusual dinosaur called, you guessed it, the Christmasaurus. A tale about adventure, family, friendship and discovering that the impossible might just be possible, it follows Tom’s earlier series, The Dinosaur That Pooped.
Tom confirmed on Tuesday that the new novel will be turned into a film, and will be directed by Michael Gracey, who is currently working with Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron on a new film, The Greatest Showman.

‘I’d only finished the first draft of the book when I sent it to the director and he literally came back in the first email with illustrations and I thought it was amazing,’ Tom told Daily Star.
‘He was so inspired and fired up that we had this plan to make the film as I still was shaping the story of the book.I’ve never grown out of Christmas. I am now this weird 31-year-old who still loves Christmas and dinosaurs.’


Posted by Sandra on October 7 2016 0 Comments Dougie Poynter, McFLY, News

What would you think of Dougie being the new James Bond? 😏

Posted by Sandra on October 4 2016 0 Comments McFLY, News, Tom Fletcher

Not only is McFly’s Tom Fletcher ace at being a chart-topping singer-songwriter, a YouTube famous wedding speech extraordinaire and a best-selling children’s author, he’s now adding movie-maker to his many talents.

The British star is working on brand new music for the film adaptation of his own children’s book The Christmasaurus.

It follows the festive tale of a boy named William Trundle who meets a dinosaur called The Christmasaurus on Christmas Eve and together they embark on a magical adventure.

Think of it as The Snowman meets Jurassic Park, but without the traumatic melting and nasty velociraptors.

The animated film adaptation will be helmed by Hollywood director Michael Gracey, who is currently working with the likes of Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron on The Greatest Showman On Earth.

Tom has written a number of new songs to be included in the film, which he will also perform at this year’s Royal Variety Performance.

The Christmasaurus will be released as a hardback book this Thursday (October 6), ahead of the new film and music.

It follows his and bandmate Dougie Poynter’s hugely successful The Dinosaur That Pooped series, which has released over the past few years.

It also comes after McFly’s recent run of ground-breaking shows across the UK, where they played all five of their studio albums in full over three consecutive nights in each tour location.

McFly are currently working on new music for their sixth studio album, but have yet to confirm when we’ll get to hear it. Not too long please, guys!


Posted by Sandra on October 4 2016 0 Comments Dougie Poynter, McFLY, News

WE went behind the scenes to meet Dougie on the set of his latest exciting project- and he looks VERY different.

He’s already mega-successful as a pop star and as one fourth of boyband McFly, but earlier this year it was rumoured Dougie was planning to carve out a Hollywood film career for himself.

The McFly bass player- who is single since splitting with girlfriend Ellie Goulding earlier this year- had reportedly been meeting with agents and producers while out in LA.

Now, we can confirm Dougie has been taking acting classes and has actually just finished filming one of his first roles- a cameo in a Brit comedy horror film called Double Date, due to be released next year.

Meeting him on the film set- a derelict mansion just outside London- Dougie looks a lot different to his usual self, with his hair slicked back and make-up applied to make him look older.

The star’s enthusiasm for his new role in the film- which also features cameo appearances from Cressida Bonas and Tom Sturridge, and stars Michael Socha (This is England, Being Human) and Georgia Groome (Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging)- is obvious.

He says: “It’s an awesome role- I’m very excited to shoot. I play a guy called Stephen, and I pick up two girls from a bar, and I think I’ve hit the jackpot- but I was wrong, so wrong!

“I get to get killed by two hot chicks! I love that. I’ve always wanted to be killed. The script was awesome, and hilarious.”

It’s not the first time he’s appeared in a film. In 2006 he starred along with the rest of McFly in Just My Luck, starring Chris Pine and Lindsay Lohan- playing himself.

He says: “I was a kid. We were playing ourselves so we were just messing around. It was just good fun. Now it’s very different. You look at everything completely differently when you’re older.

“I’ve been studying mainly at Alder (Stella Adler Studio of Acting), both here and the States. I’m curious about everything- this is a challenge and makes me research things I wouldn’t usually know about.”

While Dougie’s keen to pursue acting, he’d never rule out appearing on reality TV again, having won I’m a Celeb in 2011.

He says: “I’d never say never, but I’ve done it now. I couldn’t do Strictly- I can barely stand up and talk at the same time!”

The 28 year old was signed by Kate Moss’ modelling agency Storm back in 2014 and was also recently spotted on the runway for Joshua Kane.

Dougie on the set of his new movie Double Date


Posted by Sandra on October 4 2016 0 Comments McFLY, News, Tom Fletcher

This morning we were invited to the launch of Tom Fletcher’s newest book, and first novel, ‘The Christmasaurus’, and we have to admit that we weren’t quite prepared for what followed – which genuinely included cameo appearances from Hollywood actors Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron.
After talking us through the synopsis of his heartfelt book, which is released on Thursday, the McFly frontman dropped a rather huge clanger by announcing that it was already being turned into an animated, musical film with bigshot director, Michael Gracey, and they even had the concept art to show us and a couple of songs to perform.

Unfortunately, Michael Gracey was busy in New York filming his latest movie, but he did send a video message about his involvement with the film, which was promptly interrupted by actors Hugh and Zac, who gatecrashed the video to reinforce just how bloomin’ good ‘The Christmasaurus’ is.
Confirming that he had heard a couple of the songs already, X-Men star, Hugh Jackman, said to the camera: “The songs are great, I’ve heard them.

“They’re very catchy.”
Speaking exclusively to Tom after the launch, we asked how it felt to have such a huge Hollywood seal of approval, and the star told us: “I couldn’t believe that, it’s so cool.
“Michael was meant to be here today but everything has gone rapidly for him so he couldn’t be, but it’s okay… If you have to be somewhere else than filming with Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron is a good excuse.

“He’s an incredible director, so we are really lucky to have him on board.”
Tom went on to add that he always thought that ‘The Christmasaurus’ would make a great film but he hoped to maintain some creative control by writing the book first.
He explained: “I love writing, so my natural place to go is to a book because I am in charge of it. Making a film requires many more people on board, so when I have ideas for stories – even though I can see them as a film – I tend to write them as a book first because you get your vision into it.
“If you have a real passion for it you feel like it’s your baby, it’s really difficult letting it go.”

And Tom was also keen to reassure his fans that dipping his feet into the movie industry didn’t mean that it was the end of McFly, in fact, they’re going to be around for a long ol’ time yet.
After joking that his bandmates were going to play elves in the film, Tom shared: “For us, it feels like McFly is forever. It is the constant.
“We have all of these other projects but McFly is the one thing that we will never go away – in a good way! It’s always there for us and it’s always where our hearts lay.
“It’s nice now there’s no pressure for us to write an album every year; we can do it when it feels right for us. Because of McBusted it had been a long time since we did anything just the four of us and I think that people kind of get it now that we’ll always be around.

“On tour we had people coming who had been there from day one and kind of grown up with us, and they’re bringing their kids along… And then there are 13 year olds screaming and crying like it used to be, and it’s so weird because when did they discover McFly?
“They were born in the year when ‘5 Colours In Her Hair’ came out, that’s so weird – how did they discover us? It’s exciting for us as a band.”
And we have to admit that we are excited to see what Tom, and the rest of McFly, do next – because judging by ‘The Christmasaurus’ it’s going to be amazing.

‘The Christmasaurus’ is available to buy from Thursday 6th October!


Posted by Sandra on October 1 2016 0 Comments McFLY, News, The Anthology Tour

As we sat on the stationary train outside Smethwick, I tried to calm my 16-year-old daughter down, reassuring her that Mcfly would surely wait to start the gig at O2 Academy until we arrived – as if!

Eventually in Brum, after dashing through the city streets, we were more than relieved to join the thousands queuing outside the venue. I’d not seen anything like it in ages. The reformed boy/man band had proven to be something of a bigger draw than perhaps even they had anticipated. Eventually we were in.

I was pleased – actually relieved – to see that the capacity audience wasn’t going to be purely screaming girls and one disheveled dad. Far from it. Many balding chaperones had been dragged along.

But hey, who am I kidding. I genuinely enjoyed myself. The cheeky Mcfly boys are actually pretty good musicians, as highlighted from the off with a crowd-pleasing rendition of their first big hit, Five Colours in Her Hair. Rachel, my daughter, was ecstatic – screaming like a crazed Beatles fan from back in the day.

Night one of the boys’ three-night residency showcased there early material, with subsequent evenings featuring different setlists. Many of the hyped up audience will doubtlessly be at all three shows.

The evening was lapped up enthusiastically by an adoring crowd, singing the lyrics of hits Obviously, Room on the Third Floor and assorted album tracks at the top of its collective voice.

For an encoure, the lads returned to the stage with more recent material, including Love is on the Radio and Love is Easy.

Unlike the last time we saw Dougie, Harry, Tom and Danny – then as super-group McBusted – this was a stripped-down show. Simple backdrop, no frills. The music and banter stealing the night.

Great job guys. Rachel was impressed, as was her rather cynical father. And if you can win me over, you’ll be around for a long time to come.


Posted by Sandra on October 1 2016 0 Comments McFLY, The Anthology Tour

After one casual supergroup venture, a couple of new McBaby births and twelve years of waiting in Azkaban (feels like it anyway), McFly are finally back looking and sounding better than ever before. No seriously, we went to watch their Anthology Tour last night at London’s O2 Forum, and it was probably the best and sweatiest show that we’ve ever been to in our entire lives.

The premise of the Anthology Tour is simple but epic. Every single McFly song ever recorded, from every album they’ve ever released, split neatly across three back-to-back evenings. We were lucky enough to be invited down to celebrate the ye olde Room on The Third Floor era of McFly – along with a few extra fan favourites chucked on top for good measure.

So how did the lads get on with singing vintage songs about parents being out of town, getting laid behind the garden shed and wanting to date surfer babes, now that they’ve got a combined age of approximately 119? Oooh, let’s discuss.

The Setlist

Seeing as the Anthology Tour already spoils the exact set list that you’re signing up for, it was pretty much a given that we were gonna love every second of McFly’s ROTTF show, from the first ‘Do do do do do DO’ of ‘Five Colours’, all the way through to the final ‘Sheeee caaaares’ of ‘Brocolli’.

We’ll let you in on a little, verging on embarrassing, secret here. Sugarscape’s Lucy has in fact lost count of the number of times that she’s seen McFly live over the years. It’s potentially 26 (give or take a few), but even a McVeteran like her was able to see the band perform some songs for the very first time. We saw stuff like ‘Met This Girl’ and ‘Down By The Lake’ which we’ve waited literally DECADES to hear live, so that was exciting.

McFly also promised that a handful of greatest hits would feature amongst the antics for Night One, but it’d probably be more accurate to call it a fan favourite selection. While ‘Star Girl’ and ‘All About You’ didn’t make the cut (gasp), low key gems like ‘No Worries’ and ‘Silence Is A Scary Sound’ did. The impromptu fan request of the night was, of course, Anne Boleyn and her tin in ‘Transylvania’.

What were the best bits, then?

Would it be cheating if we said that the best bits were approximately 8.45pm through to 10.30pm? That’s the entire set, just in case we’ve made that slightly confusing.

From the moment Tom, Danny, Dougie and Harry walked on stage in sparkly denim jackets and sweater vests to kick off ‘Five Colours’, we were transported back to the days of 2004, recording their TV appearances on VHS and keeping a scrap book of their Smash Hits mag appearances. Don’t judge.
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