Jones performing onstage as part of McFly in 2006
|Birth name||Daniel Alan David Jones|
12 March 1986 |
Bolton, Greater Manchester, England
|Occupations||Musician, singer-songwriter, producer|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, piano, harmonica, ukulele, bass guitar|
|Associated acts||McFly, McBusted|
Gibson Les Paul Custom
Daniel Alan David "Danny" Jones (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, vocals), and Harry Judd (drums).
McFly rose to fame in 2004. This was due partly to its association with Busted; McFly supported Busted on its "A Present for Everyone" tour. 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 James Bourne.
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). 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. 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.
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 latest album Take Me Home.
On 26 July 2013, Danny announced his engagement to Georgia on Twitter.
Television and film appearances
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, and in 2007 made a cameo in the Doctor Who episode "The Sound of Drums". They also appeared on Ghosthunting with... and Gordon Ramsay's The F Word. 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. They also starred in the teen comedy film Just My Luck with Lindsay Lohan and Chris Pine. Jones has appeared on several shows without his bandmates, including Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Celebrity Juice and game show 8 out of 10 cats. 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.
(For awards won with McFly, see: McFly Awards)
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