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 l
Born (1986-03-12) 12 March 1986 (age 28)
Bolton, Greater Manchester, England
Occupations Musician, singer-songwriter, producer, actor
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano, harmonica, ukulele, bass guitar
Years active 2003-present
Labels Island, Super
Associated acts McFly, McBusted
Website www.mcfly.com
Notable instruments
Fender Telecaster
Gibson Les Paul Custom

Daniel Alan David "Danny" Jones[1] (born 12 March 1986) 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).

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.[2] 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.[3]

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).[4] 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.[5][6][7] 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 has also been working on remixes for his band's songs as well as other songs. Songs such as "Party Girl" or "Nowhere Left to Run", and "Take Me There" have all been remixed under the name Danny Jones. Some remixes can be found as b-sides on singles released from the album Above the Noise. Jones has also been seen at many concert after-parties as a DJ.

Other work[edit]

Danny is a keen producer/DJ and footballer, as is McFly. Danny assisted Alan Shearer in a charity match in which England beat the rest of the world. After McFly's direction changed it was announced Danny would remix single 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 Danny played songs such as "Take Me There" or "End of the World" and "IF U C Kate" as well as his other remixes. Danny is also working with DJ Roger Sanchez under a name 'The Saturn V'. Danny has been touring England as a DJ and is set to release songs called "Gone" and "Around Me" with Roger, also a remix of Rihanna's song "We Found Love". Danny 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]

Danny was born in Bolton. Both Danny and his sister Vicky were interested in a musical career from an early age participating in talent shows and writing songs together. One of their most famous compositions is the song Don't Know Why that was included in Mcfly's Wonderland album and talked about their father's betrayal. Danny has spoken about his father in very few interviews, and briefly mentioned him in McFly's autobiography. The song The Ballad of Paul K is based on both Dougie Poynter and Danny's fathers.

Personal life[edit]

As of 2013, Jones is dating and living with his long-term partner, Georgia Horsley, having previously dated Miss England 2008, Laura Coleman.[8]

On 26 July 2013, Danny announced he was engaged to Georgia. The couple are set to wed August 2, 2014.[9]

In 2014, his sister Vicky participated in The Voice UK but was knocked out during the battle stages.

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,[10] and in 2007 made a cameo in the Doctor Who episode "The Sound of Drums".[11] They also appeared on Ghosthunting with...[12] 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.[13] They also starred in the teen comedy film Just My Luck with Lindsay Lohan and Chris Pine.[14] Jones has appeared on several shows without his bandmates, including Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Celebrity Juice and game show 8 out of 10 cats.[15] 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. ^ Births, Marriages & Deaths Index of England & Wales, 1984–2005
  2. ^ Staff (2008). "Danny Jones - McFly" (PDF). Sound Rights. UK Music. Retrieved 27 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Alexis Petridis (23 July 2004). "Mad about the boys". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 23 November 2007. 
  4. ^ "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".
  5. ^ Room on the 3rd Floor (Media notes). McFly. 2004. 
  6. ^ Wonderland (Media notes). McFly. 2005. 
  7. ^ Motion in the Ocean (Media notes). McFly. 2006. 
  8. ^ "McFly rocker Danny replaces Miss England '08 girlfriend with '07 model". Daily Mail (London). 29 November 2009. Retrieved 28 September 2011. 
  9. ^ http://www.dailystar.co.uk/showbiz/385267/Model-Georgia-Horsley-gets-in-trim-in-time-for-Danny-Jones-wedding
  10. ^ "Pop act McFly to star in Casualty". BBC News. 7 October 2004. Retrieved 23 November 2007. 
  11. ^ "The Sound of Drums". Doctor Who (2005). Season 3. Episode 12. 2007-06-23. BBC.
  12. ^ Adams, Lisa (20 October 2007). "Ghost Hunter Yvette Made McFly Boys Scream". Daily Record. Retrieved 18 May 2008. [dead link]
  13. ^ "Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards". Nickelodeon. Retrieved 23 November 2007. 
  14. ^ "Just My Luck (2006)". IMDb. Retrieved 23 November 2007. 
  15. ^ "Danny Jones (I)". IMDB. 
  16. ^ Staff (21 November 2004). "McFly rule at Smash Hits awards". CBBC Newsround. BBC. Retrieved 27 June 2012. 
  17. ^ Unknown (2006). "Danny @ Smash Hits Awards 2005" (Video). Google Video. Google. Retrieved 27 June 2012. 

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