McFly on Liverpool Bruce Springsteen and The Beatles
LIFE must be tough when you get mobbed by hordes of teenage girls every time you open your front door, but the four cheeky McFly lads say they can’t wait to get up close and personal with their fans when they come to Liverpool. “It’s going to be wicked – we’re getting so close they can smell us,” grins Dougie Poynter, the spiky haired, chiselled cheekboned bassist.
“I’m really excited about coming to Liverpool this time. The more the crowd go for it the better. Liverpool is going to be great, because the girls are always really pretty, so I am particularly looking forward to looking at them,” he grins in anticipation.
Never one to miss an opportunity, I got him to answer our essential Summer gig questions.
Tell us about the band. Who does what, and how did it all begin for you?
Tom Fletcher Vocals/Guitar, Danny Jones Vocals/Guitar, Harry Judd Drums, Dougie Poynter Vocals/Bass. It all started when Tom met Danny – they wrote the first album got the deal and auditioned for Harry and me,” he says.
What are your influences, what do you sound like?
“There are many influences but The Beatles, The Who, Greenday, Bruce Springsteen, The Beach Boys are amoung them.”
If your band was a super hero, what would his or her super power be?
“If we were a super hero our pwer would be that we could clone any super hero’s power that we wanted whenever we wanted them.”
What are you most looking forward to about this year’s Summer Pops Festival?
“We always enjoy playing the Liverpool pops, we love the crowd there.”
What are you least looking forward to about this year’s Summer Pops Festival?
What advice would you give to an audience member coming to Liverpool for the first time?
“Don’t forget your sandwiches.”
Other than your own show, what’s your hot tip for Liverpool in 2009?
“Hard to say – it looks like a great line up.”
What do you dream
“That would be telling.”
McFly play the ECHO arena as part of the Summer Pops tomorrow night.
Tickets are still available.