Busted's managers decided to sign up Tom as a songwriter and he became good mates with the Busted boys.
Danny soon joined Tom and began collaborating on a series of songs that would make up the McFly sound. They then held
auditions to find a bass player and a drummer. "Loads of people turned up at the auditions and loads of them were really bad!"
remembers Danny. "We narrowed it down to two drummers and two bass players, but Dougie and Harry stood out."
^ I Dont know whose quote this is but this is the advertisment for mcfly auditions. It may be Dougie or
So Harry Judd, (Drummer) and Dougie Poynter (Bassist, vocals) together with Tom and Danny, moved into a house in North
London with James Bourne, and spent a year honing their skills before they were presented to Universal, the record company.
Paul Adams at Universal was so impressed by what he saw and heard that he signed the boys up straight away. "I was
completely blown away," he remembers. "Every once in a while, you come across a band that you know will be huge and McFly
is that band."
During that process, Tom co-wrote half of Busted's second album, 'A Present For Everyone,' including Busted's 5th
single 'Crashed The Wedding,' which reached No.1 and subsequently then became Tom's first No.1 song in November 2003. On this
single, McFly and Busted recorded a song together for the first time for the B-side. They did a cover of The Foundations classic
'Build Me Up Buttercup'.
In that time, a huge buzz began to form around McFly as they were presented to the country's media. Needless to say,
the media loved them, and Mcfly were tipped for big things in 2004.
had great success, with 3 no.1 singles under their belt before they went on their second tour (Arena) 'A Ticket For Everyone.'
McFly joined Busted as a support act (along with V) on Busted's first arena tour in early 2004. "It was a bit of a shock to
be honest, when the curtain went up on the first night," says Danny. "Just all these people stretching out before you. But it was absolutely brilliant, we loved it."
^ McFly on the
arena tour with Busted
McFly's debut single '5 Colours In Her Hair' was released not long afterwards in March, and it soured straight to
No.1 in the charts for two weeks. This success was about to climb as big as Busted's, as their second single, 'Obviously,' also
reached No.1 a couple of months later. James Bourne helped write some of the songs on McFly's debut album, 'Room On The Third
Floor,' which also reached No.1 in November 2004.
But some good things do come to an end as on the 14th of January 2005, Busted sadly split up.
But for McFly things just got bigger and better. Their next two singles, 'That Girl' and 'Room On The Third Floor'
reached the top 5. Their 5th single, 'All About You' for Comic Relief, of course went straight to no.1 and they never looked back.
^ One of the very rare pictures of Busted
and McFLY together. Oh and if your'e wondering, the title of this pic is how i got the title of this site haha!
named the band after Micheal J. Fox's character in the 1980's cult movie, 'Back To The Future,' when watching
it with James Bourne one day. Danny also had something to do with it, - "Basically I was with Busted when they soundchecked
for 'Year 3000'," explains Tom. "And the name just sprang into my head. Danny didn't like it at first, but when we watched
the film, and there's a bit where Biff crashes into the side of a manure truck, and it had Danny's name on the side of the
manure truck. That was it, that was the turning point!"
In July 2004, the band broke their idols record, the beatles of being the youngest band to have their debut album
hit the charts at no. 1, thanks to Dougie!!
In September 2004 the band went on their first headlining arena tour which kicked
off in Wolverhampton. v
The following list shows all of McFly'a achievements
and all the things they have done to date This is a long list, so hold your breath. One, two, three..and.....*breathe* in
- Feb/March: They toured with Busted.
The first single 'Five Colours In Her Hair' was released 26th March.
- April: 4th April, 'Five Colours In Her Hair' went straight at No.1 in the UK Charts for two weeks.
- June: Second single, 'Obviously' was released.
Went to No.1 for one week.
- July: With
debut album, released 5th July, 'Room on The Third Floor', they became the youngest band to have a No.1 debut album - a title
that was previously made by a band that are one of McFly's influences - the Beatles. 'Room On The Third Floor' has been certified
as a Double Platinum album.
Third single, 'That Girl' was released. Went in at No.3 in the UK Charts. Went on their first UK tour.
- November: Fourth single 'Room On The Third Floor'
was released. Charted No.5.
- February: They won one Brit Award for
best pop act.
- March: They went to Africa for Comic
Relief and released the No.1 single 'All About You' to raise money for charity.
- They released their second album
'Wonderland' in which they had two singles at no.1, had their first headlining arena tour with 'Wonderland,' in 2005.
- Starred in a movie with Lindsay Lohan
called Just My Luck.
- Released a third album called 'Motion
In The Ocean,' in which they have released four singles (one of which went at no.1).
- Went on a second sold out arena tour
with that album,
- Went on fourth tour called 'Up Close
And Personal' in which they went to all the small venues like they did on their very first tour.
- Went back to Africa for Comic Relief
2007 to see how the money that was raised two years earlier has been used. You can read more abou this on the 'McFLY's Trip
To Africa' page.
- Released a Greatest Hits So Far album
and went on tour with the same name in Autumn 2007.
- In late 2007/early 2008, they left
Universal Records to set up their own record label called 'Super Records' and recorded their fourth album, Radio:ACTIVE in
Australia, the first record to be released on their own record label.
- Released the first single from Radio:ACTIVE,
'One For The Radio' in summer 2008.
- info to be added soon
I WILL ADD MORE DETAILS SOON!!!
McFLY have still tons more to offer and
they are certainly going to be around for a long time to come. If you don't believe me (which i'm sure you will) read a blog
from their official myspace page www.myspace.com/mcfly