P Posted by Sandra on May 6 2013 0 Comments McFLY, News, tour

If you’d almost forgotten that McFly play music, what with their Strictly Come Dancing and I’m A Celebrity Get Me Outta Here! winning antics, don’t fret. They still know how to riff their way through pop-y, rocky, catchy tunes about girls with colours in their hair.

Made up of the rehab hopping, razor-cheek boned bassist Dougie Poynter, floppy haired lead singer Tom Fletcher (who just married his childhood sweetheart, cue a whole lot of ‘awws’),marathon running drummer Harry Judd and Danny Jones, (you know, the guitarist everyone used to fancy until Dougie became king of ITV’s jungle), the band are currently in the midst of their memory lane ‘Best of McFly’ tour.

Launching to manufactured pop success in 2003, the foursome started out like (and then outlived) Busted, and have survived, setting up their own record label, Popstar to Operastar (looking at you, Danny) and even the truly awful, trashy American teen movie Just Like You featuring Lindsey Lohan.

They’ve got five albums to their name – which, by the way, was ripped from Marty McFly in Back to the Future – and a shed’s worth of Smash Hits awards from their early days, not to mention the fact they somehow snatched the record of youngest band ever to reach number one in the album charts from The Beatles. The Beatles!

They might be a bit saccharine and a bit cheesy, but at least they avoided the dreaded Westlife route into boybandom, i.e. white linen suits and videos staring out into the distance. McFly are much more worthy of jumping about manically on the dance floor at the Corn Exchange. As most mums would say, they just seem like a lovely bunch of lads.

:: McFly, Cambridge Corn Exchange, Tuesday, May 7 at 7.30pm. Tickets £27.50 from (01223) 357 851 / www.cornex.co.uk

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