Posted by Sandra on June 28 2017 0 Comments Danny Jones, Dougie Poynter, McFLY, News, Photo gallery update

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 25 2017 0 Comments Danny Jones, The Voice Kids, Video

You can watch below the 3rd episode of The Voice Kids that was aired in the UK last night. Danny is doing an AMAZING job as a coach and I’m sure his team has some real gems.
As you can see the video is uploaded to dailymotion instead of youtube but cause youtube is deleting me all the videos from the show eight after I upload them.
Enjoy!!


Danny Jones The Voice Kids Ep. 3 by poyntersource

 
 
Posted by Sandra on June 24 2017 0 Comments Danny Jones, Video

During the past few days Danny and Pixie have been promoting The Voice Kids on different tv shows. I uploaded their appearances on Loose Women and Good Morning Britain to dailymotion as youtube is deleting all the videos right after I upload them so subscribe to dailymotion.com/poyntersource to see the latest videos of the boys on TV as I’ll upload all The Voice Kids shows there aswell.


McFly – Danny Jones Loose Women by poyntersource


Danny Jones and Pixie Lott GMB by poyntersource

 
 
Posted by Sandra on June 14 2017 0 Comments Harry Judd, McFLY, News

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.

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Posted by Sandra on June 14 2017 0 Comments Danny Jones, McFLY, News

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.”

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Posted by Sandra on June 14 2017 0 Comments Danny Jones, McFLY, News

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 14 2017 0 Comments Danny Jones, News

Danny was a teenager when father Alan walked out of his life – and it left him devastated.
The Voice Kids coach was reminded of his agony during filming when a young singer spoke about the close bond he had with his own dad.

In an emotional interview, Danny said: “This kid talked about his dad. That hurt a bit.

“It was nice to see he had that but I didn’t have that. He doesn’t know me any more. I only had my mum there for me.

“Maybe if my dad sees that moment on the show it will be the moment he picks up the phone and calls me.

“I’d love to have a beer with him but it’s hard.”

Danny has been estranged from his dad since he was 18 and says he would love him to see how successful he has become.

He said: “I moved away from home at 16 and two years after that my dad left. It was hard for me and I know my mum found it hard.

“He’s never seen me drive, he’s never seen my girlfriend, he’s never seen my houses. He hasn’t seen anything.” Despite being desperate to meet his father again, guitarist Danny, 31, says Alan should make the first move.

He said: “If you’re a dad then it’s your job to do it. It shouldn’t be my job to do it. It’s his. He decided to have me.”

Alan was not there for Danny when he was trying to make it in the music industry. But loyal mum Kathy has supported him all the way, watching him go from aspiring performer to chart-topper.

Danny said: “Whenever I used to start playing guitar she used to turn off Corrie. She used to love that show – she’d never turn it off for anything.

“Just having that support was amazing. She thinks everything I do is great and that inner belief has helped me believe in myself. Some kids don’t have that so I’m privileged to have that behind me.”

Danny is now one of the biggest stars on Saturday night TV after being hired by ITV for The Voice Kids.

He added: “My mum is biased so I know she’ll like it. That’s what’s amazing about her.”

The Voice Kids auditions continue next Saturday.

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Posted by Sandra on June 12 2017 0 Comments Danny Jones, Dougie Poynter, Photo gallery update

I updated the gallery with all the pics of Dougie and Danny at different events of the London Fashion Week Men that took place in London the past weekend and some other events during the past few weeks. Sadly they didn’t go to any event together.

[x3]EVENTS AND APPEARANCES > 2017 > ‘THE TALK OF THE TOWNHOUSE’ – MAY 18

[x15]EVENTS AND APPEARANCES > 2017 > THE INVESTEC DERBY FESTIVAL 2017 – JUNE 2

[x9]EVENTS AND APPEARANCES > 2017 > OLIVER SPENCER SS18 CATWALK SHOW – JUNE 9

[x12]EVENTS AND APPEARANCES > 2017 > ONE FOR THE BOYS CHARITY BALL – JUNE 9

[x12]CANDIDS > 2017 > LEAVING THE ONE FOR THE BOYS CHARITY BALL – JUNE 9

[x4]EVENTS AND APPEARANCES > 2017 > ASTON MARTIN X HOGAN LONDON FASHION WEEK MEN’S COCKTAIL PARTY – JUNE 11

 
 
Posted by Sandra on June 11 2017 0 Comments Danny Jones, News

McFly star Danny Jones turned his childhood love of music into a chart-topping career. But the new judge of The Voice Kids tells Jeananne Craig how school bullies almost made him give up his passion

Danny Jones has topped the charts and performed to sold-out arenas as one quarter of pop-rock band McFly, but things could have been very different if he’d listened to the bullies who targeted him at school.

They took exception to the then 13-year-old learning to play the guitar, and their taunts almost led him to give up on his passion.

“I got spat on. I hated walking down the corridor with my guitar, people saying, ‘Oh what’s that, are you going to play us a tune?’ Stupid stuff,” the Bolton singer, now 31, reveals.

“I actually gave up playing in school.

“If I didn’t have the private lessons going on in the background, I probably would have given it up completely, if it wasn’t for my mum and my family believing in me.”

With his Instagram account depicting exotic travels, recording studio japes and Jones on stage in front of thousands of adoring fans, the upbeat star clearly had the last laugh.

“I knew what I wanted to be, and the kid that was bullying me is still probably hanging out in the street outside the same sweet shop,” he adds.

Jones is hoping to share his tips for success with the young contestants on his new TV project, The Voice Kids (a spin-off from the hit talent show The Voice).

He’ll join the coaching panel alongside Black Eyed Peas star will.i.am and singer Pixie Lott for the show, which aims to find some of Britain’s best young vocal talents and will follow a similar format to the grown-up version, with blind auditions and spinning chairs.

Given that the competition is open to children as young as seven, striking the right balance between encouragement and critique is a challenge. But Jones insists he was pleasantly surprised by how well the contestants coped with rejection.

“We try and give them the most positive feedback we can, while trying to be as honest as we can.

“But you kind of vibe off how vulnerable the kid is feeling at the time.

“If they’re gonna break down, if they’re really upset, I always say: ‘Look what you’ve just achieved, look at the advice you’re getting at such a young age’.”

As we’ve seen on The Voice and similar shows such as The X Factor, being crowned winner doesn’ t always lead to long-term success.

So, how will these young singers cope if their careers fail to take off afterwards?

“There’s less desperation with these kids. They’re not like: ‘This is my last chance to make it’,” says Jones.

“They want to come on and share their talent. I don’t know if many of them really know what they want to do yet; that’s what’s amazing, we can get on to that and help them become that.”

The somewhat eccentric will.i.am is particularly good at talking to the kids on their level, Jones says with a laugh.

“He’s like: ‘Imagine you’re in a rocket ship and you’re going to Mars, that’s all that’s happening here, we just ran out of petrol’ … Me, Will and Pixie have good banter between us.

“I understand him, which a lot of people don’t. And for Pixie, we’re like the two annoying brothers.”

Formed in 2004, McFly – Jones, Harry Judd, Dougie Poynter and Tom Fletcher – reached number one with their debut single, 5 Colours In Her Hair, and went on to sell more than 10 million albums.

But despite enjoying fame and fortune with the band, Jones’s late teens were also marked by his parents’ divorce.

“The whole magic of family just got broken. To break something that was so magical and was a structure and a base for you, and just to see your mum so upset, is a hard thing,” he reveals.

In the trailer for The Voice Kids, we see Jones reduced to tears by one contestant whose story had personal resonances for him.

“It was the singing, the fact that I didn’t turn, and the story that came afterwards. He was kind of talking about his dad leaving him. I was like, ‘Mate, my dad did the same’.”

Jones married model Georgia Horsley in 2014, with his McFly friends among the best men (“We’re like brothers,” he says of his bandmates).

“I didn’t actually want to get married because my mum and dad had a divorce,” he admits. “But Georgia’s taught me to love (marriage) again, and be OK with it.

“It’s a powerful thing; to have something solidified in your life is kind of cool.”

He might be happily married and in his early thirties now, but Jones still enjoys the occasional bit of rock star behaviour.

“We still have it in us; I have rock and roll moments with my friends to this day,” he says.

“I still like to have a good time and enjoy it … But we do drink green tea in the morning.”

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Posted by Sandra on June 11 2017 0 Comments Danny Jones, News, The Voice Kids

I love the banter between Danny and Pixie, the McFly moment of the interview is a funny one, don’t worry Pixie there’s nothing to be embarrassed of, McFly are cool :P

 
 
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