Posted by Sandra on July 2 2011 0 Comments McFLY

The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) is running a competition to win the chance to meet McFly at a summer concert! The competition deadline, launched as a part of Brain Injury Awareness Week back in May, has now been extended to the 13th July. All you need to do to be in with your chance to win is create a 2min film about brain injury awareness and upload it to the ‘Look After Your Head’ facebook page. If you are based in the UK and are able to get your teacher, parent or group leader to run one of BIRT’s awareness raising sessions you could be in with your chance to meet McFly at a summer concert. Download a resource pack from our website (details below) to get all the information you need to create your winning film!

Ask your teacher, parent or group leader to download a pack. You can also email cportman@birt.co.uk or call 01924 224472 for a hard copy pack and a DVD of ‘Ashley’s Story’ which will give you ideas on how to make an awareness raising 2 min film. There are also hints and tips on this page. Help support BIRT and the Look After Your Head awareness campaign, a cause that is close to McFly, Tom recently raised £50,000 for BIRT on ITV’s the cube. Your winning 2 min film will be used throughout the year, helping others to understand why it’s important to look after your head! BIRT offers services throughout the UK, to about 550 people each year. Its aim is to help people regain the skills lost as a result of brain injury, whether caused by road accident, assault, stroke or illness. The Trust’s clinical expertise, combined with excellent facilities and a dedication to care, gives each individual the best possible chance of rehabilitation following an acquired brain injury. This contest is being held by The Disabilities Trust Group.

 
 
Posted by Micky on July 2 2011 0 Comments Uncategorized

INNOVATION Award winners McFly are ploughing ahead with yet another innovative pop record.

McFly, whose Supercity disc was a joint online venture with their record label, are itching to lay down new tracks.

Singer Tom Fletcher, 25, told me: “We have lots of new ideas.”

Drummer Harry Judd, also 25, added: “People thought we went more pop or more rock last time, which surprised us, but McFly are here to stay.”

I’m very glad lads.

And singer/guitarist Danny Jones, 25, promises his solo side project won’t interfere with the band.

He told me: “I have some songs with DJs coming out this summer but McFly is my priority.”

Huzzah.

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Posted by Sandra on July 1 2011 0 Comments Dougie Poynter

Last night Dougie and Tom did a webchat at the Super City and Tom played a song he wrote that you can listen Here and he and Dougie also played another song named “Don’t Have Sex”.

You can listen to this song clicking on the link below:

Dougie Poynter and Tom Fletcher – Don’t Have Sex

 
 
Posted by Sandra on July 1 2011 0 Comments McFLY

MCFLY are looking to create another buzz when they play the Llangollen International Eisteddfod this week.

The four found fame in 2004 when they became the youngest band ever to chart at number one with their debut album Room on the 3rd Floor.

Now they are looking to set the eisteddfod alight when they close the festival at the International Pavilion on Sunday July 10.

Guitarist and songwriter for McFly, Tom Fletcher, says the band are still loving the touring, but as they and their music have matured they take nothing for granted.

“When we started out we were only aged about 17 and we were just thrown into this mad world of touring, there was just so much freedom.

“One week we may be playing in Britain and then we are looking at concerts over in Indonesia. The tour takes us to places such as Madrid, Valencia and Barcelona.

“Every week is so different, and very show we play is so different, it’s a fantastic experience.

“But we certainly don’t take it for granted, it’s great to be in this position.

“When you are younger you don’t realise what is going on, but as you get older you really learn to appreciate what you have.

“We have played in Wales before and were in Cardiff a little while ago.”

Tom, who was the founder of McFly, originally auditioned for another band – rockers Busted.

But when he didn’t make the final cut, he stayed friends with Busted band member James Bourne.

He went along with the band and taped auditions they were holding for a boy band, which later became V.

Among the wannabes was guitarist Danny Jones, who thought he was auditioning for a rock band, and sang The Verve’s Bittersweet Symphony.

Tom liked his audition and pulled him aside to discuss starting their own band.

Danny, who was still in school at the time, met Tom in a hotel room every weekend, which acted as a sort of music studio, and began work on their first album – Room on the Third Floor.

They still needed a bassist and a drummer, so more auditions were held.

Harry Judd and Dougie Poynter auditioned on the same day. While they were waiting, they talked and became friends and eventually both made it into the band.

Tom said: “We are really looking to forward to playing at the International Eisteddfod and are looking to have good mix for the audience.

“We like playing the new songs, but we also enjoy the old classic songs.”

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Posted by Sandra on July 1 2011 0 Comments Dougie Poynter, McFLY

I added to the gallery some new pics of Dougie and the rest of the band at the awards.

[x19]EVENTS AND APPEARANCES > 2011 > NORDOFF ROBBINS SILVER CLEF AWARDS – JULY 1

 
 
Posted by Sandra on July 1 2011 1 Comment Dougie Poynter, McFLY

The guys attended today the Nordoff Robbins Silver Clef Awards and they won the Digital Inovation Award. I added to the gallery some pics of the guys posing with the award and at the red carpet.

[x10]EVENTS AND APPEARANCES > 2011 > NORDOFF ROBBINS SILVER CLEF AWARDS – JULY 1

 
 
Posted by Sandra on July 1 2011 0 Comments Dougie Poynter, McFLY

I added to the gallery another new pic of the guys at the Nordoff Robbins Silver Clef awards that @KarenNEdwards just tweeted.

And @tommcfly & @dougiemcfly also looking gorge. Seems girls all over the room are swooning over @dougiemcfly http://lockerz.com/s/115897436

 
 
Posted by Sandra on July 1 2011 0 Comments Dougie Poynter, McFLY

Tom just tweeted a pic of all the band at the photo booth of the Nordoff Robbins lunch that they’re are attending today. Looks like they’re having so much fun there.

You can click the pic to see it bigger in the gallery.

 
 
Posted by Sandra on June 30 2011 0 Comments McFLY

I know this isn’t about Dougie but i thought it’s a good cause to be involved with.

As you probably know Tom and Harry are set to climb Ben Nevis over the summer for Amantani charity in Peru, and if you wanna make a donation or simply know more about this charity climbing they are doing go to the website i post below:

http://www.justgiving.com/tomandharry

 
 
Posted by Sandra on June 30 2011 0 Comments Dougie Poynter, McFLY

Rock Kent did a review of the ‘Music on the Hill’ festival that took place last weekend and they of course mentioned McFLY. And really this is a worth it review to read.

From the screams that emanate from the crowd when they catch even a glimpse of a member of McFly (10/10) it’s pretty obvious what we’re dealing with here. The 4-piece take to the stage and storm into recent hit “Party Girl” and it’s pop at its saccharine best. It’s simple but it works and it’s easy to see where comparisons to The Beatles and The Beach Boys come from. On record McFly are as slick and polished as everything else in the charts but there’s something about this band live that has real edge.

Tracks like “Lies” off their self-released album “Radio:ACTIVE” aren’t a far cry away from bands such as All Time Low and Simple Plan and this poses another question- If McFly had been marketed differently, could they have been featured in magazines such as Kerrang or Rocksound? They’re a lot heavier than a fair few pop-punk bands featured in those publications and they’re certainly a lot better live than most, plus, the songwriting itself is faultless.

Lead singer Danny holds the crowd in the palm of his hand whether it’s telling them to get up or get down and everyone does what they’re told. He leaps around the stage and spins like a pinwheel during breakthrough single “The Girl With 5 Colours In Her Hair” and bassist Dougie could easily be playing in a hardcore band the amount he rocks out. An acoustic medley of “It’s All About You/Obviously” reminds everyone why they fell in love with the band in the first place and for those like myself who were fairly ambivalent towards the group shows how gifted these individuals are. It’s really obvious when an artist or band dials in a performance. You can just tell. Yet even though McFly do this every single day, they play as if their lives depend on it and they put every part of themselves into it.
…keep reading.

 
 
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