Posted by Sandra on October 30 2013

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 sandra@poyntersource.com 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 July 14 2017

Last night the world premiere of Dunkirk, aka the first Harry Styles Movie took place in London and the boys didn’t want to miss it! After the premiere Dougie also went to Lou Teasdale’s new store opening in London.

[x31]EVENTS AND APPEARANCES > 2017 > DUNKIRK WORLD PREMIERE, LONDON – JULY 13

[x6]EVENTS AND APPEARANCES > 2017 > BLEACH LONDON NEW COLLECTIONS LAUNCH PARTY, LONDON – JULY 13

 
 
Posted by Sandra on June 28 2017

You can read below an interview that Danny did not long ago with FWord Magazine and also you can see the pics of the photoshoot in our gallery. And casualty or not Dougie appears on the printed edition of the same magazine this month so if you want to read his interview you can buy the magazine HERE

[x13]PHOTOSHOOTS > 2017 > FILIPE PHITZGERARD FOR FWORD MAGAZINE

IN CONVERSATION WITH DANNY JONES
MUSIC BACK TO BASICS

He is one of four members of one of the most successful bands of our generation, and with a creative record that speaks volumes, Danny Jones is becoming a symbol of what music should really be about. From the success with his band McFly, Jones has become a music producer desired by many, he not only wrote, co-wrote and produced some of McFly’s biggest hits – some of which are played on the radio to this date – but worked with One Direction composing and producing their last album together and has influenced several other artists of our times. Danny’s experience and skills have now landed him at the judging panel of The Voice Kids, on ITV, an endeavor he sees as a great platform to showcase and support young talents.

Danny’s passion for music dates from his early years when his mother got him music lessons due to his great and undeniable interest in music. He learned by doing it, spending countless hours practicing and trying out styles and beats. One thing that is clear, is that Danny Jones is not only a skillful writer and musician but one with a soul looking to tell a story. His passion, talent, and skills combined with this dazzling emotional rawness make him and his creations relatable and real, something our generation, and the one after ours, surely crave for.

We had the pleasure of meeting with Danny after his latest trip to LA to talk about music, his role as a judge at The Voice Kids and how this generation of young talents should be supported and taught. We meet with him at the Long & Waterson showroom space in Shoreditch, a beautiful and sophisticated yet relaxed new apartment development in the heart of East London. The set could not be more appropriate for this afternoon of candid and heart-warming chat with Danny.

As soon as we met outside Long & Waterson, Danny was chilled and friendly, shaking my hand and introducing himself – not that he needed any introduction as I have been a fan of his work since I was a teenager – I ask how he is doing and his answer is direct followed by a cheeky laugh, ‘I’m really well, just jet-lagged and hungry. But I am always hungry.’ We head inside the showroom and get him a healthy vegetable quiche from a nearby cafe. Once Danny had finished his ‘lunch’ we head to the grooming room where he straight-way starts a conversation with the team. Friendly, personal, and captivating.

We sit down at the living space and start chatting about his recent trip to Los Angeles, one which Jones describes as “relaxed and fun”. He tells me that he spent the first two weeks simply enjoying the city, eating burgers and drinking beer. He also attended the worldly famous music festival Coachella, seeing some bands and checking out “what the kids out there are listening to.”

Had you been to Coachella before? Never been. And I found it weird to go and have a beer and watch a band. (Laughs) Because you were in a band, is it different being on the other side? It is actually really nice because you usually hear so many bands from behind the stage and it’s just big loud beats, so to go upfront is like ‘oh, this is how we sound’, it’s kinda nice. But I just went there to see what the kids were listening to. It was interesting. When was the last time you were in LA? Two years ago. Hopefully, we’ll be back more. There are some really good vibes there.

I ask Danny if he found the scene in L.A to be much different from the one we see in the U.K, to which he replied; “I feel like maybe people get more excited over there. Maybe your crazy thoughts and dreams are a bit more out there.” Jones feels that in the U.K, artists tend to play with rawness and emotions more than in the U.S, they wish to tell a story and often don’t need to create a super complicated melody or over the top production as they rely on the emotional element in their songs.

“I find British musicians quite passionate and they create music to be personal. I love being moved by music. My idols are all kind of storytellers. Specially Springsteen. I listen to his music and I see him as an actor and I think ‘How does he find inspiration to write all these songs?’. I know that he watches a lot of documentaries and movies or he gets obsessed with something and I think he puts himself in those situations he is watching. He has character and I think, I need to do that. In the band, we sort of had some of those extensions from reality, from experiences we had and we used to chip in when writing a song, because we were in four, so we would bring our own personal experiences to the table.” …keep reading.

 
 
Posted by Sandra on June 14 2017

Make sure you tune in ITV on Thursday at 8:30pm to see Harry strip off for a good cause.

AS a hunky boyband star, HARRY JUDD was never going to be short of offers to help him get ready to strip off on ITV’s The Real Full Monty.

But the McFly drummer probably wasn’t banking on the show’s oldest contestant, dancer WAYNE SLEEP, spending “ages” fiddling with his flimsy underwear.

In an exclusive interview, Harry revealed: “Wayne did up my thong for me before the performance – it took him ages. Wayne was in charge of the thongs.”

The one-off show, which starts tonight, gets celebrities to learn the moves of the film which marks its 20th anniversary this year.

Harry and Wayne are joined Towie’s ELLIOTT WRIGHT, Emmerdale’s MATT WOLFENDEN, former Olympic swimmer MARK FOSTER, telly presenter DOM LITTLEWOOD, Pointless host ALEXANDER ARMSTRONG, Red Dwarf’s Cat DANNY JOHN-JULES.

With the expert coaching of Diversity star ASHLEY BANJO the star cast performed two gigs — mimicking the journey of the unemployed workers turned strippers from the 1997 movie.

And viewers are in for a treat, as I can reveal the lads get totally starkers tonight — with the help of a few tasteful camera angles.

They perform at the film’s original venue, the Shiregreen Working Men’s Club in Sheffield, and also at the London Palladium.

As well as marking the film’s anniversary, the documentary aims to raise awareness for prostate cancer, a condition which has affected both Wayne and Dom.

Wayne, who is an ambassador for Prostate Cancer UK, said: “It’s not just a dance routine, it’s also about being naked. It’s quite a lot to deal with. We’ve all seen each other’s private parts and that’s what bonded us. That’s why we work so well together as a group.

Meanwhile Harry didn’t think twice about getting his kit off when he got the call, adding: “I’ve learned so much about prostate cancer, I didn’t know much about it before doing this.

“It’s highlighted so much to me and I’m happy to be here to help.

“I always feel that when you’re doing something for a good cause.”

And he’s already set upon passing his knowledge on to his bandmates — once tonight is out the way.

He said: “I don’t think there is any way of further putting yourself out there than doing this. I’ll be getting the McFly boys to check for prostate cancer, but I don’t want them to watch the show.”

With millions expected to tune in on ITV at 8.30pm, I wouldn’t bank on it. Sorry, Harry.

SOURCE

 
 
Posted by Sandra on June 14 2017

I just hope we don’t have to wait much longer to hear new songs from the boys..

McFly’s Danny Jones has admitted the band feel they don’t fit in with current chart music and they are trying to find a way to make their guitar music relevant again

Danny Jones says McFly feel lost in the current “dancey” chart climate.

The 31-year-old hunk – who is joined by Tom Fletcher, 31, Dougie Poynter, 29, and Harry Judd, also 31, in the band – says he plans to hold talks with his bandmates so they can work out where they should be placed in charts.

The ‘Obviously’ hitmaker has hinted that they could follow in Coldplay’s direction and team up with an EDM act like The Chainsmokers to stay relevant, though he insists they will always stay true to their guitar band roots.

Danny – who is currently a mentor on ITV’s ‘The Voice Kids’ – told the Daily Star newspaper: “We think the charts are a bit too dancey for us, and we are trying to work out where we fit.

“We will always be a guitar band but look at Coldplay, they’ve moulded themselves into a current band by working with The Chainsmokers and I think we should have that discussion.”

Bassist Dougie previously admitted while they have a “good chunk” of their new album – their first in seven years, the follow-up to 2010’s ‘Above the Noise’ – completed, it has taken them “a while” to put it together because they struggle with songwriting.

He confessed: “Writing is fun but it’s hard.

“It takes a lot of time but we were away for a while.

“It won’t be out until it’s ready but we got a good chunk done.”

A previous update on their eagerly-anticipated record came from drummer Harry in December, when he said their break made them a better band.

He said: “We definitely want to keep progressing and growing as a band. Danny has been working a lot in the studio this year in production, Tom is a brilliant writer and Dougie has been out acting and doing other things so he’ll be bringing in some new influences and stuff.

“There are already a couple of songs that I think we’ve got that we all love, and hopefully we’ll all be going in the same direction.”

SOURCE

 
 
Posted by Sandra on June 14 2017

Not a lot of people know this but I’m very good at… producing music. It’s my serious talent. I am also really good at hoovering and find it strangely therapeutic creating football pitch patterns on my carpet.

My best friend is… my mum, sister and wife, then the band.

My nickname is… D Dawg, because I am so ungangster. I gave myself the nickname.

The bravest thing I’ve ever done is… skydiving in Australia six years ago. We were there recording an album and we all did it. I was so scared of my parachute not opening – well, scared of everything really!

My favourite TV show is… Family Guy – it stops my mind racing at night. I struggled to sleep for a while and Family Guy makes me fall asleep. I also love A League Of Their Own with Jack Whitehall.

I’ve played football with Jack a lot and he’s good. I still play every Friday night and when I was 14 I was offered a contract with Birmingham City.

My perfect evening is… going to a pub on the river or eating nice food in front of a fire or in sunshine and chatting over a beer. I also love it when me and my mates play golf together then meet the girls afterwards.

I would like to say sorry to… everyone for not texting or emailing them back. I read texts and then just forget. I am never too busy for my mates, though, so I am sorry in advance and in the past for my inept communication skills.

The one thing I would change about myself… is being too hard on myself. Also my toes, which are always black from playing football.
…keep reading.

 
 
Posted by Sandra on June 5 2017

Danny talked about the importance of shows like the voice kids to help young kids who want to be musicians during his interview with BUILD that you can watch HERE

[x8]OFFICIAL > THE VOICE KIDS

‘The Voice Kids’ coach Danny Jones has responded to critics who claim that the show’s contestants are too young to appear on reality TV.

The McFly singer will be in one of the spinning chairs when the programme launches next week, and ahead of the debut, he’s argued that getting the chance to receive critiques at a young age can actually be a positive experience.

Speaking on ‘BUILD’, he told HuffPost UK: “Obviously, [the contestants are] open to a lot of criticism but so is everybody. It’s a learning curve.

“If I had got famous, or been successful, at 20, it’s no different to doing it at 16 – I just would have learnt more at a younger age.

“These kids know a lot, their knowledge of music surprised me, the way they dealt with it, the professionalism, the work ethic, it’s all there. It’s really amazing, it shocked me.

“As long as they always have people around them who keep it positive.

“My mum always thought I was the best thing ever and I needed that, it was good at that age.”

Revealing a tip for dealing with success, he continued: “I just don’t read anything bad about myself, I only look at the good things and I think that’s the key because it does affect you, it affects everyone.”

Danny’s fellow coach Pixie Lott previously shared her take on the matter, also while being interviewed on ‘BUILD’.

She said: “[Starting from a young age] just set me up so much better for now, because it makes you have a thicker skin.

“Now when [rejections] happen to me – which happens all the time – it’s just water off a duck’s back.

“I’m literally like, I’ve had this millions of time. Whereas if I was just experiencing it now, I think I would find it really, really tough.”

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Posted by Sandra on June 2 2017

So looks like we’ll have to wait a bit more for new McFly music according to this recent interview with Danny where he talks about McFly, The Voice Kids (that is premiering on June 10) and his new role as a Speakers for Schools ambassador.
Credit for all the pics to Jake Davis.

[x10]PHOTOSHOOTS > 2017 > JAKE DAVIES PHOTOSHOOT

There are pages and pages of embryonic lyrics in the Notes section of Danny Jones’ iPhone. I know this because halfway through our interview he insists on showing me, beckoning me over to his side of the table and tilting the phone’s screen towards me. He reads out some of the lyrics, looking up every now and again to gauge my reaction. “It’s poetry, isn’t it?” he says, after a pause. “I write poetry every day.” This statement, said without a hint of irony, could easily sound cocky. From Jones, it comes across as honest and endearing. And, in his defence, we have just been talking about poetry.

Inspiring children

The McFly singer – who recently became an ambassador for the charity Speakers for Schools, campaigning for better arts tuition in secondary schools – tells me he wishes he’d known how useful poetry and a good vocabulary would be to songwriting. If he had, he might have sat up a little straighter in class.

As well as encouraging children to pay attention in the core subjects, Jones is also pushing for better music lessons in schools, saying creative and musically talented children should be inspired to “dream big”.

A child who wants to become a rock star should be given the same support as a child who wants to become a doctor, he says. “There is so much focus on maths and science. A lot of good things come from creative arts and I don’t think we should lose it as a nation.”

Jones, who has been playing the guitar since he was six, admits that if he’d relied solely on the music tuition he was receiving at school he probably wouldn’t be working in the industry now. “For my work experience, I did joinery for the council. I went and fitted kitchens.”

He credits his hard-working mum, who paid for him to have private lessons, with his success. “When I got the guitar out and made a little noise, she would turn the TV off,” he says. “I felt like she wanted to listen to me.”
…keep reading.

 
 
Posted by Sandra on May 24 2017

Danny went to his old music school in Bolton yesterday to give some advice to the actual students. You can read a bit about his visit to the school below and also see some pics.

[x21]EVENTS AND APPEARANCES > 2017 > THORNLEIGH SCHOOL, BOLTON – MAY 23

We were extremely honoured on Tuesday 23rd May to have ex Thornleigh Salesian College student Danny Jones of McFly come talk to our students.

Danny – singer, songwriter, producer and now mentor – is a speaker for the national charity ‘Speaker for Schools’. He encourages the next generation in their ambitions through sharing his experiences so far in his career. Danny spoke to 250 students, Years 7-9, about his lessons learned on resilience, hard work and finding support in those around him along the way.

The talk was followed by a workshop with GCSE Music students, Mr Eccleshare and Mrs Birtley, helping them perfect their performance of ‘Forever Young’ by Bob Dylan – the same song he performed in Year 11.

As a member of McFly and now a mentor and coach on the Voice Kids, Danny has started sharing his insights with young people to help encourage them in their potential, and to not feel limited by their surroundings especially if they are passionate about making a career in music or the arts. Speakers for Schools was launched in 2011 to help state secondary schools and colleges across the UK access eminent, high-profile figures to help inspire and encourage their students from all backgrounds through free talks such as these. In 2016 the charity launched its Creativity, Arts and Culture in State Schools campaign seeing the top arts and culture figures speak to students to help encourage, demystify and demonstrate the benefits of the arts subjects for all students. The charity has arranged over 3,600 talks across the UK to date reaching over 400,000 students.

Danny Jones has said:

“I am delighted to be working with Speakers for Schools. I think it’s imperative that those of us who have had success in the industry give back to young people. One of the most powerful ways we can do this is by directly sharing the lessons we have learned and supporting their ambitions. By sharing how my journey unfolded I hope I can inspire other young people to be bold in pursuing their own path, whether it be in music or otherwise – and not to worry about failure or getting it wrong. That’s part of the journey.”

Mrs Alison Burrowes, Headteacher of Thornleigh Salesian College has said:

“We are absolutely delighted to welcome Danny back to Thornleigh Salesian College. We are extremely proud of all that he has achieved since leaving here in 2002. We have very fond memories of him being involved in our school productions and shows. We are very much looking forward to him having the opportunity to share his experiences with our current students and allowing them insight into his successful career. We are committed to encouraging all our young people to foster their creative talents and are sure that Danny will really inspire them to follow their dreams and to be resilient when faced with the challenges that the world throws at them.”

Thank you so much to Danny for inspiring our students as much as he did, it is a day they will never forget. And thank you to our students, who again presented themselves impeccably.

 
 
Posted by Sandra on May 2 2017

Danny wrote an interesting article on the Huffington post talking about how important it is to support young musicians.

Some of you may know me, others may not. For those who don’t, I’m Danny Jones: singer, songwriter, producer and a member of the band, McFly. This summer I will be fortunate enough to be a coach on ITV’s The Voice Kids. My recent experience as a coach hit close to home, and made me want to speak up about the importance of why we MUST support our nation’s musically-gifted kids.

I read an article recently by Dr. Ally Daubney of the University of Sussex and she warned us loud and clear that music could face extinction in secondary state schools throughout England. This got me thinking and was a real concern for me. You and I both know that if music is not offered in schools, it’s also unlikely to be offered at home. We need to all join forces now in supporting our kids that want to be involved in music. If we don’t, we will witness a generation of storytellers and overall trendsetters come and go without leaving its deserved cultural mark on our great nation.

Although the threat of music being eradicated in our schools is becoming more real, we can still help the UK’s younger generation leave its deserved cultural mark on this planet regardless of this potential threat. I’m convinced that there are three actions we can take to ensure we are doing everything possible to support the potential in our musically-gifted kids. The first is being vocal about our support. Showing the kids that they are backed every step of the way no matter what, and that we believe in their dream as much as they do.

Secondly, we must re-educate the kids on what failure actually is, and thus why they should not fear failure, whatsoever. Thirdly, we need to help our musically-gifted kids understand how what they learn in school will absolutely apply to their professional musical art in the future. If we can commit to take these three actions, I am confident we can save the next generation of Beatles, David Bowies and Rolling Stones.
…keep reading.

 
 
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