Get McFly to come to AMERICA!
The cause for this petition is for fans of Mcfly to sign this so that we can let them know just how much they are loved here in america. they know they have fans here, but they aren\'t going to tour for a long time. this is to make that time shorter! Here is a little background on the band incase you don\'t know: McFly was born in 2001. The brainchild of 16 yr old singer/guitarist Tom Fletcher, the idea for McFly became a reality when Tom got together with mates Busted and got himself a deal with their management team Prestige. Immediately, Prestige introduced Tom to a couple of great musicians they had been working with. Danny, Dougie and Harry met Tom and the future according to McFly is about to be written. McFly make is really unlike anything else you\'ve heard all year, a thrilling melting pot of musical reference s which recall the finer points of rock and roll history and throw in a unique 2003 spin. Let\'s meet the boys... Harrow boy Tom Fletcher grew up listening to bands like the The Beatles and The Beach Boys, and finds a fascinating charm in 60s music. \"I\'ve always loved the fact that there\'s a really unique quality to sixties music,\" he grins. \"Everything from the chord progressions to the melodies themselves - and they still sound amazing today.\" Cricket-mad Harry Judd is 17. He has lived in Essex (which is, he claims, \"pure quality\") all his life, and was educated at posh school Uppingham. \"He\'s so determined,\" says Danny. \"But he\'s a really good friend. He\'s the one we can all turn to for advice, and he\'s got lots of common sense.\" Adds Tom: \"Harry can be brutally honest at times - but you know he\'ll always give it to you straight. We wouldn\'t want him any other way.\" Harry\'s first record was Oasis\' \'(What\'s The Story) Morning Glory\' - and his favourite bands include Dashboard Confessional and Led Zeppelin. While the final member only joined the band in August, the McFly story dates back to 2001 when Tom saw an advertisement in NME - a band were after one final member, and he fancied his chances. He got down to the final two but when the final place in that band - Busted - went to some guy called Charlie, Tom began his own deal with Busted\'s managers own production label and McFly was born. Tom stayed in touch with James and the pair started writing together - in fact, the name McFly was inspired by one of James\' early songs, Year 3000. Before long a lot was happening and the arrival of Danny Jones as Tom\'s partner really cemented things. The band was taking shape and it wasn\'t long before the McFly pair were performing for people all over London. They continuted to write with James of Busted and recorded a number of their songs - eventually playing them acoustically for key major labels and signing with Universal. Since the summer the band have been ferried around in Tom\'s dilapidated Fiat Punto between home and rehearsal studios. Which brings us to the songs - and you\'ll be hard-pushed to find anything more catchy this side of the England cricket team\'s \'How To Field In Five Easy Steps\' DVD. (Which doesn\'t actually exist.) These songs are sparky, bouncy and packed with kooky observational hooks which set McFly apart from your average songwriting pop loons. \'Five Colours In Her Hair\', for example, was inspired by a scene in Channel 4 teen soap As If. \"I quite fancied the character,\" Danny explains, \"and then a few days later I saw the actress being interviewed out of costume. I realised that she looked better with five colours in her hair. And a lip ring.\" So he and Tom wrote a song about her. \'Surfer Babe\', meanwhile, was written by Tom and James Bourne after a lengthy Beach Boys listening session while another stunner, \'That Girl\', the first song written for McFly by Tom and James, was brought to life at a later date by a stunning solo from Danny, and includes the memorable line \"We spoke for hours, she took off my trousers\". Think the songs sound great on record Wait until you hear them live. \"We enjoy being on stage so much,\" Tom gushes. \"One thing that separates us from a lot of pop bands is that we can just walk into a room, pick up some instruments and bang out one of our songs.\" Being in McFly, each member will tell you, is less about the haircuts and more about getting up on stage. Want some proof It\'s coming to an arena near you soon when McFly take to the road as the main support on Busted\'s forthcoming arena tour. The prospect of hitting the road is a thrilling one for the lads - even though, as any BackTo The Future fan will tell you, where McFly are going, they don\'t need roads. yeah, well, there you have it :)