Posted by Sandra on August 9 2015 0 Comments McBusted, News

After the raving credibility of Faithless and the wedding disco-style cheese of 80s Vs 90s, it was the turn of pop rockers McBusted to entertain on Lytham Green.

The six-piece supergroup, formed of Busted and McFly, raced through what felt like a greatest hits set which had fans of all ages bouncing in the Lytham Festival Arena.

From the opening strains of joint hit Air Guitar, to the closing bars of Star Girl – plus encore tracks Five Colours In Her Hair, Shine A Light and Year 3000, fans sang along throughout.

There’s no doubt this gang of mates have a ball on stage and that energy transferred into the audience.

Brief moments of banter reveal the friendships the two bands’ former members share as a single act. More of those laughs – albeit schoolboy in their humour – would surely have been welcomed from a Saturday night crowd out for a good time.

Among the non-musical highlights was a mini showcase of drummer Harry Judd’s Strictly Come Dancing champion credentials (he won, in a final at Blackpool Tower Ballroom, in 2011).

With bandmate Matt Willis, he raised Dougie Poynter aloft in a Dirty Dancing-inspired lift – backed by the 10,000-strong crowd singing (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life. And Busted’s James Bourne ranked it as his ‘all time highlight of any show’ on Twitter.

And the show, opened by Britain’s Got Talent singer Callum Scott, Irish boy band Hometown, and Say Something chart star Karen Harding, will certainly have marked its place in Lytham’s ‘all time highlights’ too.

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Posted by Sandra on July 22 2015 0 Comments Dougie Poynter, Photo gallery update

I added to the gallery some new pics of Dougie and Ellie arriving at Heathrow last week.

[x6]CANDIDS > 2015 > HEATHROW AIRPORT, LONDON – JULY 15

 
 
Posted by Sandra on July 21 2015 0 Comments Dougie Poynter, Photo gallery update

I added to the gallery new pics of Dougie from a photoshoot he did with Louie Banks and a new one from the photoshoot he did for Vogue India last year.

[x5]PHOTOSHOOTS > 2015 > LOUIE BANKS

[x1]PHOTOSHOOTS > 2014 > VOGUE INDIA PHOTOSHOOT

 
 
Posted by Sandra on July 20 2015 0 Comments McBusted, Video

Watch below some videos of the boys performing at Alive At Delapre in Northampton last friday.

Alive At Delapre:

 
 
Posted by Sandra on July 15 2015 0 Comments Dougie Poynter, Photo gallery update

I updated the gallery with some pics of Dougie and Ellie earlier this year.

[x9]CANDIDS > 2015 > OUT AND ABOUT, LONDON – APRIL 10

[x16]CANDIDS > 2015 > OUT AND ABOUT, LONDON – MARCH 26

 
 
Posted by Sandra on July 14 2015 0 Comments McBusted, Photo gallery update

Thanks to my lovely friend Gill for letting me post her pics from the show at Westonbirt, there’s some really good ones!

[x139]LIVE PERFORMANCES > 2015 > WESTONBIRT ARBORETUM, GLOUCESTER – JULY 12

 
 
Posted by Sandra on July 14 2015 0 Comments McBusted, News

WHEN two bands collide it is either mayhem or magic and the merger of McFly and Busted has won them a place in an elite circle.

Arriving at the enchanted forest of Westobirt Arboretum we walked across the field being serenaded by a group of young girls singing Get Over It with great gusto.

They were not disappointed as their idols blasted out the pop rock number and other favourites, including Air Guitar, amidst a sea of plastic guitars all being strummed enthusiastically by young and old in the crowded arena.

Opening for McBusted were an Irish band under the wing of Louis Walsh called Hometown.

A young outfit of impish singers who have notched up two number one hits in Ireland. They fired up the mosh pit at the front of the stage with their latest single Where I Belong.

McBusted gave us a set that was a fireball of solid gold pop, tinged with a rocky blitz from Harry’s strictly dynamic drums underpinning some rich guitar riffs.

Tom obviously had a sore throat but still plunged in gamely and, apart from a little less power, gave a creditable performance.

Dougie came in for some stick from his band mates over his hair cut and tight, white jeans – which he did not bring back from the jungle.

A slow hands sway heralded It’s All About You, the Children in Need anthem for 2013, but we were back to a leaping crowd singing madly along to McFly hits Obviously and Star Girl.

My friend said that the energy of the band reminded her of the immortal genius of the Baycity Rollers and their influence over their Tartan Army.

Acrobatics was the theme of this concert with running handstands and dodgy dance moves from Hometown, a leapfrog entry by all six of McBusted musicians and little girls, all around the site, showing off their stage school dances and cartwheeling to the music.

The guys certainly know how to work an audience as the food vendors were also swaying along in their vans and, not to be left out, even the police officers, patrolling the arena, joined in the dancing.

The musicians created a great rapport with the crowd except for the occasional lapse into toilet humour.

This form of banter usually fails unless delivered with razor sharp wit, but the obsession with the word ‘pooh’ went down a bundle with the under 12s giggling behind their hands.

The final song Year 3000, sung amidst a circle of trees all lit up against the darkening skies, was a storming finale for a family concert that was a lot of fun.

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Posted by Sandra on July 9 2015 0 Comments Dougie Poynter, Photo gallery update

I added to the gallery some pics of Dougie and Ellie last night at the Years and Years album launch party in London.

[x16]CANDIDS > 2015 > LEAVING THE YEARS AND YEARS ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY, LONDON – JULY 8

[x11]EVENTS AND APPEARANCES > 2015 > YEARS AND YEARS ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY, LONDON – JULY 8

 
 
Posted by Sandra on July 7 2015 0 Comments Dougie Poynter, News

Earlier today McBusted’s Dougie Poynter had us quaking in our boots as he posted a photo of a pile of golden hair.

We were terrified… had the 27 year old really cut off his glorious mane?

Turns out he had…

But panic not, friends. The new Dougie ‘do actually looks pretty great.

Dougie’s ladyfriend, Ellie Goulding, posted a photo of his new look on Instagram with the caption: “FIT”.

FIT @idougahole

Una foto publicada por elliegoulding (@elliegoulding) el

She’s spot on, in fairness…

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Posted by Sandra on July 7 2015 0 Comments McBusted, News

The band Hometown has been announced as the support act of McBusted in Westonbirt this sunday.

 
 
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