Posted by Sandra on February 18 2015

This is actually a really good setlist that the guys could look at before doing the actual one, I would add more songs obviously but it’s a good start. What do you guys think? What 10 songs would you choose?

McBusted – made up of all four members of McFly and the two best members of Busted – landed in Australia last week as they joined One Direction for their Up All Night Tour, supporting the boys across the nation and no doubt securing themselves some new fans along the way. I’ve been a big fan of both McFly and Busted for as long as I can remember; in 2006, when Girls Aloud came to Australia, I met them wearing a McFly cap. When The Fly’s ill-fated Lindsay Lohan movie Just My Luck began showing in cinemas, I made all of my friends sit through it – and on more than one occasion. When James Bourne started the band Son of Dork, I was on board, and when his younger brother started making waves in Hollywood Ending I proudly jumped onto their bandwagon. I have every single, every album and – despite having never actually watched them on tour in the UK – every McFly Tour Program the blokes have everreleased. I bloody love them.

McFly’s last visit to an Australian stage was 2009 for the Push Over festival, an all-ages event that certainly left me – QUITE LITERALLY – sticking out like a sore thumb amidst a crowd of (mostly) teenage girls. The show was undeniably brilliant, running at just under an hour long. After the show had finished we were all given the chance to get one item signed (“No photos!” a minder yelled out to the line every few minutes), to which I got their very first (of MANY) Attitude Magazine covers signed; you know, the one with them all in the buff on the front? Danny looked up at me just after he signed my magazine and said “We saw you singing along to all of the words in the crowd! Thank you for coming!” To say I was a little stunned and lost-for-words would be an understatement; in the end there was a definitive positive to being the tallest person in a crowd of screaming girls.

I got into Busted not long before they split, so had they even made it  to Australian shores I would have just missed ou, so the union between them and McFly was always going to be something of a holy venture for me. Once they’d announced a Melbourne sideshow, away from the One Direction tour, I pounced on my credit card and purchased a ticket in the third row. Criminally, I missed out on a Meet and Greet ticket by bloody MINUTES (something I am STILL kicking myself over), but the fact that I’m going to see two of my absolute all time faves live in concert, from the third row… AND IN MELBOURNE! UNBELIEVABLE.

To celebrate McBusted’s tour of Australia, I thought I’d casually list ten songs (in alphabetical order) that I’d very much like to hear at their Melbourne show next Tuesday at the Palais Theatre. Wha’dya say boys? Feel like playing any of the following monsters?

Oh and also; Danny, Dougie, Harry, James, Matt and Tom – please feel free to flick a Meet & Greet pass my way for your Melbourne gig. I won’t tell anybody I promise!

Obviously (HA!) they are going to play this; the lead single from McBusted’s self-titled debut is a strong, pulsing rock track with a seriously infectious chorus.

How many bands made up of blokes can get away with singing a song called “How’s My Hair?” Worried the lady they like will see their hair-dids all unkempt, our heroes sing “Dude, don’t lie to me. Tell me straight; don’t lie to me. How’s My Hair?” It is Danny Jones’ middle-8, however, that steals the show, both lyrically and vocally: “I comb it to the left, I comb it to the right. I try it sticking up but it just don’t feel right!” Amazing.

A right corker that takes a beautiful page right out of the classic Queen songbook.

A magical moment from Danny Jones that’s taken from McFly’s first album 5 Colours In Her Hair, “Not Alone” is a huge a testament to the songwriting abilities of Jones, who writes and sings his heart out on this perfect ballad.

Adorable and ridiculous. The “Riding with no hands” bit is the best.

McFly’s most soaring chorus to date? Danny Jones stealing all of the limelight with that middle-8.

One of the mightiest rock ballads of all time, with a bloody breathtaking finale. This is probably my favourite of their singles.

Busted’s best single – hands down. Sorry to fans of ‘School’ or ‘Air Hostess’, but this was always my chosen jam from the three-piece.

The absolute BEST song from McFly’s Wonderland LP and probably my favourite song of theirs ever. Not quite sure why this was never made a single, a fact that quite often keeps me up at night.

The B-side to Busted’s ‘Thunderbirds Are Go’ and their second best song.

The men of McFly and Busted are some of the most gifted lyricists, songwriters and musicians I have ever come across in music. They understand pop as strongly as they understand rock, and have a way around a rock middle-8 unlike anyone else in the business right now.

If you liked this list and are keen on catching the boys while they’re in Oz, you can see them this Sunday, the 22nd of February at Sydney’s Metro Theatre (buy tickets), or next Tuesday, the 24th of February at St. Kilda’s Palais Theatre in Melbourne (buy tickets). Who knows, I might even see you at the Melbourne show! I’ll be the 6ft 4 bloke in the third row, sporting a McBusted tee and quietly entering into complete live music bliss.


Posted by Sandra on February 17 2015

Watch below a video of McBusted being interviewed on the Australian’s version of The Today Show.

Posted by Sandra on February 17 2015

Listen below to Shad and Harry from the Radio Hot100 in Australia interviewing Matt the other day. Matt’s interview starts around the 7:13 mark.

Posted by Sandra on February 17 2015

Listen below to an interview with James on Australian Power Pack radio.

Posted by Sandra on February 16 2015

During their interview with Shazam Top 20 in Australia the boys were asked about 5sos, watch below what they said about them:)

Posted by Sandra on February 16 2015

Watch below a video that David Spearing recorded of the McBusted guys while they were in Sydney.

Posted by Sandra on February 16 2015

Watch below the videos of the boys performing in Melbourne during the One Direction OTRA Tour this weekend.

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Posted by Sandra on February 15 2015

During the interview McBusted had with Shazam Top 20 they talked about their bound with the One Direction boys and how Danny is awful at breaking up with girls.xD

Posted by Sandra on February 14 2015

Last night here, morning in Australia the boys were at a local radio Station in Melbourne, Joy 94.9 radio to do some promo and they also did an acoustic version of Air Guitar.

Listen below to the podcast of the whole interview and the performance. I also uploaded to youtube the Acoustic version of Air Guitar Alone in case you want to have it and some pics to the gallery.ENJOY!!


Posted by Sandra on February 12 2015

I added to the gallery some pics of Dougie and Ellie.. well there’s like 10% of the boys on the pics too but is basically only Dougie and Ellie leaving their hotel and in the airports.




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