Posted by Sandra on August 29 2011

Yesterday McFly performed at the Jolly Day Out but they guys had time too to meet a fan from the Make a Wish Foundation.

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Posted by Sandra on August 28 2011

I added to the gallery a few pics of Dougie performing with the rest of the guys today at the Jolly Day Out.

[x5]EVENTS AND APPEARANCES > 2011 > JOLLY DAY OUT – AUGUST 28

 
 
Posted by Sandra on August 28 2011

I added to the gallery some new pics of Dougie from Alton Towers.

[x4] EVENTS AND APPEARANCES > 2011 > ALTON TOWERS – JUNE 19

 
 
Posted by Sandra on August 28 2011

The guys said early on the video message at the super city that they are going to be on tour next year among other things (you can read a brief resume of what they talked Here)

Well now thanks to Tom we know that the tour will be only on the UK.

@tommcfly The 27 dates next spring are in the uk :) will announce the specifics in a couple of weeks.

 
 
Posted by Sandra on August 24 2011

Yesterday Dean Sherwood did a sort of web chat with some fans via Facebook and here’s some of the mcfly related things he said:

– He doesn’t know if the Above the Noise tour is being released on DVD at the moment but he will know more next week.
– He said the photos for the 2012 calendar have already been sorted.
– There is definate talk of a 2012 tour but it’s not set in stone yet.
– He is also working on something else with McFly.

 
 
Posted by Sandra on August 24 2011

I added to the gallery some scans of this special edition of the shout magazine.

[x9]SCANS > MAGAZINES > 2011 > SHOUT BOYBANDS SPECIAL

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Posted by Sandra on August 22 2011

BACK celebrating its 11th year on the festival circuit, Summer Sundae Weekender returned to the grounds of De Montfort Hall this month.

For the first time the festival expanded to a fourth night of entertainment at the nearby O2 Academy, with the three main days combining its traditional mix of alternative, folk, pop and indie acts from across the UK and beyond.

While the likes of Blur guitarist Graham Coxon, The Maccabees and Newton Faulkner performed on the Friday and Saturday, we headed to Victoria Park in the city for the closing day.

Summer Sundae prides itself on being a family friendly event, with dozens of independent stores and places to pick up a meal scattered across the compact site.

During the weekend, dozens of acts play across four stages, with a comedy tent thrown in for good measure.

There won’t be many festivals you can arrive at on a Sunday morning to the sound of a harpist and singer providing some light ‘hangover’ relief in the form of indie covers while walking past a giant sand sculpture of a head.

By late morning, Sunday main stage headliners McFly already had a dedicated following of young fans lining the front of barrier – and they’re rewarded with a sound check by the indie pop quartet before the day properly gets into gear.

The Musician got the morning off to a start with the Austin Francis Connection’s mixture of beatboxing, guitar and white rap among the highlights with witty songs about tea and Marmite and people called Dave.

Following McFly’s departure, it’s Northampton’s My First Tooth who got proceedings under way.

Playing tracks from their debut Territories, their blend of alternative folk is the perfect opening to the day.

The main stage settles into a relatively safe sequence of folk, while the indoor stage concentrates on dark, moody performances with stand out sets from the likes of from Dark Dark Horse and The Phantom Band.

There’s a ‘homecoming’ for The Young Knives on the main stage who step things up a gear with their geek-tinged indie rock, playing tracks from their new album Ornaments From The Silver Arcade along classics including Terra Firma.
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Posted by Sandra on August 21 2011

I added to the gallery a new pic of McFLY with the guys of Eli Prime who were their supporting act in Doncaster.

 
 
Posted by Sandra on August 19 2011

AFTER eight years, seven number one records and eight million albums sold, pop favourites McFly show no signs of slowing down.

The band’s double platinum debut album Room on the Third Floor went straight to number one, giving them the distinction of being the youngest band since The Beatles to do so. The lads then went on to win a Brit award in 2005 and were introduced to the Queen during the same year.

Drummer Harry Judd, 25, admitted that fame had been a whirlwind. “When it first kicked off, you don’t have a chance to sit back and take it all in. I feel very lucky but you just kind of go with the flow.

“It’s a real privilege to be in this position,” he said, adding that their involvement in charity campaigns and being able to help raise money made it even better.

“I reckon when we won the Brit award, that’s when it really sunk in. Meeting the Queen was pretty big, too.”

Harry, plus lead guitarists Tom Fletcher and Danny Jones and bassist Dougie Poynter, have been on tour for much of this year and will be performing to bank holiday crowds at Hampton Court’s Jolly Day Out on Sunday August 28.

Thanks to their regular performances, the lads are well-rehearsed and ready to rock the tranquil palace gardens, Harry said, and audiences could expect a ‘pretty slick show’.
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Posted by Sandra on August 19 2011

Headliners of the entire weekend and highly anticipated (by most), McFly took to the stage at 9.15pm with fans having sat at the barrier since 11am. McFly have everything that you would want in a mainstream act. They always attempt to vary their sound which was evident from the set that they played, performing songs from the 8 years the band have been together. McFly will always split audiences, it will always happen with any mainstream act. Yet I firmly believe that they do not deserve the stick that they get. Yes, they are essentially a pop act but they write all of their own songs, they play all their own instruments and they are dedicated to their fans 100%. Yet, as they sing in ‘One For The Radio’, “…don’t pretend you hate us when you sing our songs. We all look the same in the dark…” Don’t right off a band who you think may be ‘awful/poppy/rubbish’ until you have seen them live. They powered through their set, bringing the tempo up with ‘Party Girl’ then dropping it down for the acoustic ‘All About You/Obviously’ mix. Highlights of the set included the enchanting ‘If You C Kate’ and the incredible finale of ‘Shine A Light’. The guys in the band are all extremely talented and musically cannot be faulted at all. They put on an incredible show and I bet anybody who think they are just a ‘pop band’ to sit through their set and not be impressed.

Summer Sundae has to be one of the cleanest and friendliest festivals. The set-up is amazing with the staff and volunteers always appearing happy to help. The music is wonderful and diverse as well. Yet, while it is fantastic to invest in local music, sometimes it felt as though there was TOO much as many of the stages had local bands constantly on them, yet the variety of genres could not be faulted.. Regardless of this, the festival was fantastic and the weather held out. It was a shame that there were last minute cancellations from the Pierces and times changed in the Last FM Rising Stage on the Sunday meaning that I missed a few acts but I guess these things could not be helped. The environment and atmosphere were brilliant and the festival felt sage. The nice things about the festival in particular was the difference in ages of the audience and how most of the audience wanted to listen and embrace different music and bands without judging them.

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