Danny Jones

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Danny Jones
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Jones performing onstage as part of McFly in 2006
Background information
Birth name Daniel Alan David Jones
Born (1986-03-12) 12 March 1986 (age 28)
Bolton, Greater Manchester, England[1]
Genres Pop rock
Occupation(s) Musician, singer-songwriter, producer, actor
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano, harmonica, ukulele, bass guitar
Years active 2003-present
Labels Island, Super
Associated acts McFly,
Website www.mcfly.com
Notable instruments
Fender Telecaster
Gibson Les Paul Custom

Daniel Alan David "Danny" Jones[2] (born 12 March 1986[3]) is an English musician who is one of the lead vocalists and guitarists for pop-rock band McFly. Jones' fellow band members are Tom Fletcher (guitar and vocals), Dougie Poynter (bass and vocals), and Harry Judd (drums). Jones is married to former Miss England, Georgia Horsley. They married in Georgia's home town Malton, North Yorkshire on August 2, 2014.

McFly[edit]

Jones performing at iTunes Live.

McFly rose to fame in 2004, partly to their association with Busted; McFly supported Busted on their A Present for Everyone Tour.[4] Jones met Fletcher when he auditioned for the "boy band" V (he mistakenly perceived V as similar in style to the future Busted). Fletcher, who was filming the auditions for Island Records, later approached Jones. The two conversed and discovered common interests, leading to a songwriting session between Fletcher, Jones and Busted's James Bourne.[5]

When they finished writing projects for Busted, Fletcher and Jones began writing for their own, then-unnamed band. They temporarily moved into the InterContinental Hotel in London, United Kingdom (UK).[6] Drummer Judd and bassist Poynter were subsequently recruited through an advertisement placed by Fletcher and Jones in NME magazine.

Jones, working with his fellow band members, has co-written all five of McFly's studio albums. He also penned three of his own solo tracks on the first three McFly albums.[7][8][9] He has also produced tracks for McFly and other musicians; for example, he produced the song, "Only The Strong Survive", from McFly's fourth studio album "Radio:ACTIVE", as well as his band's cover of Rihanna's "Umbrella". Jones has also been listed as a producer for McFly's 6th studio album, which is due to be released in 2013. He has also produced countless demos for his band, alongside Fletcher. Jones also takes the role of lead guitarist in most performances, with Fletcher playing rhythm guitar. He can be seen performing solos in songs such as "That Girl", "I Wanna Hold You", "Everybody Knows", and "Transylvania".

As a side project, Jones works on remixes for his band's songs, including "Party Girl" or "Nowhere Left to Run", and "Take Me There". Some remixes can be found as b-sides on singles released from the album Above the Noise.

Other work[edit]

Jones is a keen producer/DJ and footballer, as is McFly. He assisted Alan Shearer in a charity match in which England beat the rest of the world. After McFly's direction changed it was announced he would remix "Party Girl" as a b-side of the single after that he remixed "Nowhere Left to Run" for the "That's the Truth" single. After this success Jones played songs such as "Take Me There" or "End of the World" and "IF U C Kate" as well as his other remixes. Jones also works with DJ Roger Sanchez under the name 'The Saturn V'. Jones has toured England as a DJ and is set to release songs called "Gone" and "Around Me" with Sanchez, also a remix of Rihanna's song "We Found Love". Jones produced a bonus track for One Direction on their second album Take Me Home and wrote "Don't Forget Where You Belong" from their third album Midnight Memories.

Early life[edit]

Jones was born and raised in Bolton, Greater Manchester,[1] where his mother runs a hairdressing business.[10] He and his sister Vicky were interested in music from an early age. In 2014 Vicky took part in the third series of The Voice but was eliminated during the battle round. Jones attended Bury College where he studied for a BTEC National Diploma in music.[3]

Their father walked out on the family when Danny was eighteen and it left a lasting impression on him. Not long after, he co-wrote the song "Don't Know Why" (from Wonderland) with Vicky. The McFly song "The Ballad of Paul K", which he co-wrote with McFly bandmate Dougie Poynter, whose father also left home, was based on both their experiences.[11] Jones has rarely spoken of his father and only briefly mentioned him in McFly's autobiography.

Personal life[edit]

Jones previously dated Miss England 2008 Laura Coleman.[12]

On 26 July 2013, Jones announced he was engaged to model and former Miss England Georgia Horsley. They married on August 2, 2014 in Old Malton, North Yorkshire.[13]

Television and film appearances[edit]

Jones has appeared alongside his McFly bandmates in numerous TV shows. In January 2005, they guest-starred in an episode of the long-running British drama series Casualty,[14] and in 2007 made a cameo in the Doctor Who episode "The Sound of Drums".[15] They also appeared on Ghosthunting with...[16] and Gordon Ramsay's The F Word.[citation needed] McFly also appeared in Hollyoaks

Jones has appeared with McFly at many televised music events, including T4 on the Beach and the first and second annual Nickelodeon UK Kids Choice Awards.[17] They also starred in the teen comedy film Just My Luck with Lindsay Lohan and Chris Pine.[18] Jones has appeared on several shows without his bandmates, including Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Celebrity Juice and game show 8 out of 10 cats.[19] On 4 October 2009 Jones appeared on All Star Family Fortunes with his family, playing against Zöe Lucker.

As of 15 January 2010, Jones participated in the British ITV1 celebrity reality television programme Popstar to Operastar. He was voted off during the fourth week by public vote, losing out to Marcella Detroit.

Awards[edit]

(For awards won with McFly, see: McFly Awards)

2004

2005

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Q&A: Danny Jones". The Guardian. 21 October 2006. 
  2. ^ Births, Marriages & Deaths Index of England & Wales, 1984–2005
  3. ^ a b "Top of the class, top of the charts — Danny Jones, guitarist and vocalist in McFly". The Guardian. 20 July 2004. 
  4. ^ Staff (2008). "Danny Jones - McFly" (PDF). Sound Rights. UK Music. Retrieved 27 June 2012. 
  5. ^ Alexis Petridis (23 July 2004). "Mad about the boys". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 23 November 2007. 
  6. ^ "Debut McFly album track by track". McFlyOfficial.com. Archived from the original on 24 December 2007. Retrieved 23 November 2007.  See track three, "Room on the Third Floor".
  7. ^ Room on the 3rd Floor (Media notes). McFly. 2004. 
  8. ^ Wonderland (Media notes). McFly. 2005. 
  9. ^ Motion in the Ocean (Media notes). McFly. 2006. 
  10. ^ "It's all about mum's salon for McFly star Danny Jones". The Bolton News. 2 May 2011. 
  11. ^ "The super McFly guys". Daily Mail. 2008. 
  12. ^ "McFly rocker Danny replaces Miss England '08 girlfriend with '07 model". Daily Mail (London). 29 November 2009. Retrieved 28 September 2011. 
  13. ^ "Danny Jones from McFly gets married". The Bolton News. 4 August 2014. 
  14. ^ "Pop act McFly to star in Casualty". BBC News. 7 October 2004. Retrieved 23 November 2007. 
  15. ^ "The Sound of Drums". Doctor Who (2005). Season 3. Episode 12. 2007-06-23. BBC.
  16. ^ Adams, Lisa (20 October 2007). "Ghost Hunter Yvette Made McFly Boys Scream". Daily Record. Retrieved 18 May 2008. [dead link]
  17. ^ "Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards". Nickelodeon. Retrieved 23 November 2007. 
  18. ^ "Just My Luck (2006)". IMDb. Retrieved 23 November 2007. 
  19. ^ "Danny Jones (I)". IMDB. 
  20. ^ Staff (21 November 2004). "McFly rule at Smash Hits awards". CBBC Newsround. BBC. Retrieved 27 June 2012. 
  21. ^ Unknown (2006). "Danny @ Smash Hits Awards 2005" (Video). Google Video. Google. Retrieved 27 June 2012. 

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