What's so special about McFly?

ADORED by their millions of fans, McFly are returning to Ipswich tonight. Entertainments reporter JAMES MARSTON asks what's so special about McFly?SCREAMING fans must be something you get used to.

ADORED by their millions of fans, McFly are returning to Ipswich tonight.

Entertainments reporter JAMES MARSTON asks what's so special about McFly?

SCREAMING fans must be something you get used to.

For McFly, popularity has never been a problem and today, as they prepare to sell out once again at Ipswich's Regent theatre they can rest assured they will make a lot of young people very, very happy.

But why are a group of four lads commanding such attention? Have they just been cleverly marketed or is their talent lurking beneath the hype?

Hazel Clover, manager at the Regent said: “Of course they are a bunch of good looking young lads and that's always popular with female audiences. They always sell out the Regent and have been continually well received here in Ipswich. The audience is always a mixed bag and McFly appeal across the ages.

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“McFly have maintained their appeal and are a band of the moment.”

Miss Clover said the four strong group are friendly and easy to work with.

She added: “They give a lot to their fans and they are a group of very pleasant young men. They make themselves accessible. It is always a fantastic atmosphere when they come to the Regent, we are lucky to have them here.

The group was first launched into the music scene in early 2004 with their number one single, Five Colours in Her Hair.

Founded by Tom Fletcher the band also consists of Danny Jones, Dougie Poynter and Harry Judd.

McFly has enjoyed a string of hits in both the singles and album charts and next month they are due to release their greatest hits album.

Hazel said: “They play their own instruments and they are a talented group. They are great performers and they really entertain and involve the audience. Their act is vibrant, exciting and colourful.”

McFly is expected to rock The Regent with their catchy songs and high energy pop act,

Tom recently said: “There's nothing like us around. People need pop music. We've stuck around, we've stuck through this bad time for pop music and our fans have stuck with us. Now we're back, doing exactly what we want to do. It really feels like this is what we should be doing.”

Fans will readily agree.

Are you a McFly fan? Tell us what you think of the performance by writing to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

McFly have played a number of major tours to date:

2004 - Supporting Busted on their nationwide UK arena tour with V.

2004 - UK Theatre Tour

2005 - Wonderland Arena Tour

2006 - Motion in the Ocean Arena Tour

2007 - McFly Up Close and Personal

2007 - The Greatest Hits Tour

"Five Colours In Her Hair"

Do do do do do doo [x3]

She's got a lip ring and 5 colours in her hair,

Not into fashion but I love the clothes she wears,

Her tattoo's always hidden by her underwear.

She don't care.

Everybody wants to know her name,

I threw a house party and she came

Everyone asked me

Who the hell is she?

That weirdo with five colours in her hair.

She's just a loner with a sexy attitude,

I'd like to phone her cos she puts me in the mood.

The rumours spreading round that she cooks in the nude.

But she don't care, she don't care.

Everybody wants to know her name,

How does she cope with her new found fame?

Everyone asks me,

Who the hell is she?

That weirdo with 5 colours in her hair.

She was all I thought about,

The girl I couldn't live without.

But then she went insane,

She couldn't take the fame

She said I was to blame

She'd had enough

And shaved five colours off

And now she's just a weirdo with no name.

Everybody wants to know her name.

How does she cope with her new found fame?

Everyone asks me,

Who the hell is she,

That weirdo with 5 colours in her hair.

Do do do do do doo [x3]

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