Posted by Sandra on November 19 2017

McFLY’s Tom Fletcher has released the stunning music video to accompany the release of The Musical Edition of his hit novel ‘The Christmasaurus’.

The tear-jerking picture released yesterday is based on the true story of teenager Lily Rice, who is the first European female to perform a backflip in a wheelchair.

Lily, who stars in the video alongside pop singer Tom, has a condition called hereditary spastic paraplegia which causes muscle rigidity.

Yet she was able to achieve the feat in Cariff after six hours’ practice.

The video is set to his track Afraid Of Heights, one of 14 new songs culled from his CD The Christmasaurus, the musical edition of his debut novel of the same name.

All written and performed by Tom, they are accompanied by a full orchestra and include surprise solos from Giovanna Fletcher – Tom’s wife – and Carrie Hope-Fletcher, his sister.

The Christmasaurus is also set for a stage show at London’s Eventim Apollo for a limited run from December 21 – 28.

Harry Judd, Matt Willis, Giovanna, and Carriewill are all set to appear alongside Tom on-stage in the festive spectacular.

The Christmasaurus is also being turned into an animated feature film directed by Michael Gracey, who recently directed the film The Greatest Showman On Earth starring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron and Michelle Williams.

Tom remains a guitarist on McFly.

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Posted by Sandra on November 3 2017

This week three of the boys attended different events in London. Dougie attended the launch of a Nasty Gal pop up store and Harry and Tom were at the Pride of Britain Awards. Check the pics in our gallery below!

[x11]EVENTS AND APPEARANCES > 2017 > PRIDE OF BRITAIN AWARDS, LONDON – OCTOBER 30

[x14]EVENTS AND APPEARANCES > 2017 > NASTY GAL POP UP SHOP LAUNCH, LONDON – NOVEMBER 1

 
 
Posted by Sandra on October 31 2017

McFly band member turned children’s author Tom Fletcher has claimed a “world first” with a musical edition of his highly successful middle-grade novel The Christmasaurus.

Penguin Random House Children’s has described the concept as the “first time an author has written a soundtrack for their novel” . The book and 14-track CD will be released together next month (16th November) retailing at £14.99, with all the songs written and performed by Fletcher.

Meanwhile Fletcher’s wife, author Giovanna Fletcher, together with his McFly bandmate Harry Judd, Busted bandmate Matt Willis and sister Carrie Hope Fletcher will also appear in the ‘The Chistmasaurus – Live on Stage’. The show will run at the Eventim Apollo London from 21st to 28th December. The book is also being adapted into an animated film, by director Michael Gracey.

A partnership with Warburtons to offer “exciting and exclusive content” with the baking company is also on the cards, with details still to be announced.

Fletcher told The Bookseller how the idea for the accompanying CD began when he was writing The Christmasaurus, his first middle-grade children’s novel, published by Puffin in October 2016 – which has gone on to sell more than 163,281 copies according to Nielsen BookScan.

He said: “The whole idea for the book had stated because of a song I had written, ‘The Christmasaurus’. Because it had been inspired by a song, I carried on writing songs as I wrote the book. It helped me if there was a moment which matched a song, it felt natural to do that. When I finished the first draft, I had around nine or 10 songs and so I sent it to a few people including Michael Gracey. He contacted me a few days, and sent over some conceptual art, saying let’s make this into a film. I don’t think we had even done the deal with PRH yet.”

Fletcher believes the combination of music and books will provide a unique experience for the reader. He said: “It is really special to put the two things, [music and books], together. Books fire up your imagination and music touches your emotion in such a special way.”

The author and musician, who revealed a bookclub with WH Smith in September, described PRH Children’s m.d Francesca Dow as “amazing” because of how the publisher invested in the musical recording.

He said: “Francesca was amazing at being so accommodating about our vision. She came on board and invested in the music. I was so pleased that Francesca had shown such enthusiasm and believe in us.”

Dow told The Bookseller: “We are hugely excited about publishing The Christmasaurus, The Musical Edition – combining music and narrative to make a magical storytelling experience, we are so proud to publish this musical edition – a first for the industry – and another example of Tom’s incredible creativity for children. This is the latest in an exciting line up of Christmasaurus experiences that we know fans of the book and beyond will love.”

Fletcher also said the response from shops had been positive and The Bookseller understands that retailers have already ordered a high volume of copies, months before the announcement. He said: “The reaction from retailers has been overwhelming. I try not to pay too much attention but to have that faith in me is great, and this is before anyone has heart the recordings.

Fletcher described expanding into publishing as “refreshing” following his background in music, having first performed at the London Palladium aged nine. He said: “People can be jaded in music and there have been so many changes which have had a massive impact. We didn’t have the internet when we first started now school children can all download it onto their phones. It felt so fresh to come into the world of publishing. It felt like people really cared about what they do. People seem to care about my books as much as I do and I did not feel that in the music business. It is refreshing and now to have that same enthusiasm from publishing about music is amazing.”

He acknowledged that criticism can be difficult – he provoked the ire of some illustrators over copyright concerns in August and his inclusion in this year’s list of World Book Day titles, along with other celebrity authors, was slammed by some in the industry earlier this month.

Fletcher told The Bookseller: “I try not to think about winning the respect of the publishing industry. You invariably get people who are critical and it is really hard to read that and stay motivated. I try to avoid that as much as I can because no one liked to read negative stuff… But I completely understand that, from coming from a mainstream pop band, that I would need to earn the respect. I still feel I am proving myself but I hope people won’t judge the books before reading them.”

He added: “I had this when I was writing pop music and we had success but we never had the credibility people in rock bands had. We never had the recognition and that was frustrating but knowing kids who are seven or eight and reading it and love it, that is what it is all about.”

Fletcher’s latest book, The Creakers (PRH Children’s) was published on 5th October and has now 20,912 copies. The Dinosaur that Pooped a Planet!, his World Book Day picture book with McFly bandmate Dougie Poynter, is his most successful, with 220,458 copies sold (all figures according to Nielsen BookScan).

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Posted by Sandra on October 31 2017

So finally Tom revealed who are going to be the special guests on The Christmasaurus Musical!! None others than Matt from Busted, Harry from a group you may know called… McFly? :P and his sister Carrie. Really great additions to the cast!
If you haven’t yet, you can still buy some tickets for The Christmasaurus!!

At a special preview event earlier today, musician, performer and writer Tom Fletcher announced the initial casting for The Christmasasaurus, his new family-friendly musical coming to the Eventim Apollo in December.

Carrie Hope Fletcher, Matt Willis, Harry Judd and Giovanna Fletcher will all star in the piece, directed by Derek Bond and adapted for the stage by Miranda Larson. The show will feature sleigh bells, dancing elves and a special appearance from Saint Nick.

Judd and Tom Fletcher are both members of the band McFly, while Willis performed in Busted. The trio combined to form a supergroup, McBusted, which toured the UK from 2013 to 2015. Willis’ further stage credits include Wicked, Flashdance and Footloose.

Carrie Hope Fletcher’s previous stage credits include Les Miserables and The Addams Family, which is about to conclude a UK tour, while Giovanna Fletcher made her concert debut in a one-off performance of Alan Menken’s A Christmas Carol at the Lyceum Theatre last year, also starring Carrie Hope Fletcher.

The musical is based on the 2016 novel of the same name, written by Tom Fletcher and nominated for the Children’s Book of the Year at the British Book Awards. The show follows the life of young boy William Trundle as he embarks on adventures across the North Pole.

Tom Fletcher says: “The book all began with a song, called “The Christmasaurus”! That song inspired this whole story and as I began writing the book I wrote more songs that helped me tell the story and bring the characters to life. The book was released last year but I wanted to get these songs out there too.”

Fletcher has also announced that The Christmasaurus will be adapted into an animated feature film, directed by Michael Gracey (who makes his directorial debut with The Greatest Showman on Earth which opens this Christmas and stars Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron).

The Christmasaurus runs at the Eventim Apollo from 21 to 28 December.

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Posted by Sandra on October 6 2017

Yesterday Tom stopped by ITV’s Lorraine show to promote his new book The Creakers. Watch the interview below.

 
 
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 March 11 2017

Earlier this week Tom and Giovanna appeared on the TV show This Morning to promote Giovanna’s new book, Happy Mum Happy Baby were they talked about their family life. You can watch the complete video of their appearance below.

 
 
Posted by Sandra on February 16 2017

Tom did It again!! he wrote a new book that you can already pre-order about a monster inside a book that I’m pretty sure is gonna be a huge success.

Meet Monster, the charmingly mischievous star of Tom Fletcher’s latest picture book: There’s a Monster in Your Book. This read-aloud, interactive story allows readers to playfully follow Monster from page to page, delighting at his laugh-out-loud antics. Little ones will just love to shake, tickle and spin Monster in this marvellously inventive shared reading experience.

Are you ready? Here we go…!

Watch out, he’s a naughty little monster!

Pre-order now:
There’s a Monster in Your Book by Tom Fletcher is available from all good bookshops from 29th June 2017. Pre-order your copy from the following shops:

Pre-order from Waterstones
Pre-order from WHSmith
Pre-order from Amazon

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Posted by Sandra on January 30 2017

Tom’s videos never disappoint:)

McFly’s Tom Fletcher has created a video to celebrate his wife Giovanna’s birthday, and it’ll melt even the coldest of hearts.

After delivering a musical wedding speech for the ages and a Mother’s Day video to make everyone rethink their Michael Buble purchases, the 31-year-old has whipped up another reel to raise expectations of men everywhere.

This time, Tom has decided to celebrate his wife Giovanna’s 32nd birthday in a video titled ‘All About Gi’ – which brings together all the highlights of her career and personal life into one adorable package.

Starting from when they met at school aged 13, the video journeys through old photographs as they traverse their relationship – marking major milestones such as moving in together, getting married and having kids.

Speaking about their first meeting, Tom said: ‘We first met at school. We were both 13 and just by chance our surnames began with the same letter, me Fletcher, she Falcone, which meant fate brought us together in assembly on her first day at school.

‘And it was on that exact same spot that I proposed and we got engaged. That spot held a lot of significance and relevance that we didn’t know at the time.’

After the video cycles through footage of the pair growing up together, Tom lays the final emotional smackdown to ensure husband envy worldwide.

‘I’m not really one to celebrate my own birthday, but I think as we get older, and as I see you getting older, I really start to see the importance of celebrating it.

‘A whole year has gone by in your life and if you look back at what you’ve achieved in just this year, since your last birthday, I mean it’s pretty amazing.

‘And if that’s not something to celebrate, then, what is?’

2-4-1 Pizza Express isn’t going to cut it this year, is it? Heaven’s sake, Tom.

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Posted by Sandra on January 28 2017

I updated the gallery with more than 200 new pics of the boys, some we already have them but in bad quality and I added the HQ quality and some are never seen before, at least for me so hope you like them as much as I do! Credit for them to all the amazing photographers that took them, they’re mentioned on the albums.

[x13]PHOTOSHOOTS > 2014 > JOSEPH SINCLAIR PHOTOSHOOT

[x1]PHOTOSHOOTS > 2016 > NATHAN PASK PHOTOSHOOT FOR FAULT

[x8]PHOTOSHOOTS > 2016 > THOMAS WOOD PHOTOSHOOT

[x55]OFFICIAL > CONOR MCDONNELL

[x23]OFFICIAL > KRIS ASKEY

[x73]OFFICIAL > GEORGE KARALEXIS

[x62]OFFICIAL > TOM LEISHMAN

 
 
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