Tuesday, 16 November 2010

McFly in Malborough

It was all about Malborough on Monday evening as one half of McFly dropped in to independent record shop 'Sound Knowledge.' Harry Judd and Dougie Poynter came to the Wiltshire town to promote their new album 'Above the Noise'. But by the numbers of fans that turned up I don't think the album needs any promotion! Hundreds waited in the cold November evening to catch a glimpse of their favourite popstars.

Dougie said he "was happy to be in Malborough" and when I asked which half of McFly he and Harry were, he said it was definitely the "Fly" half. I think the many girls waiting to see them would agree. On a serious note, Harry did mention how important it was for the band to come out and meet their fans.

Harry and Dougie seemed perfectly happy sat talking to their fans signing anything from guitars to posters. It seems they've grown up a lot since they first hit the music scene about 7 years ago. Harry seems to be more focused now and Dougie said he loved the sound of the new album. I certainly saw a lot of people clutching the new album and single so I'm sure the McFly boys will do well this year. McFly are going to be touring in Spring next year and their new album is out now.

'Sound Knowledge' is becoming a pop star hot spot. McFly are just one of the many bands to visit the store. Scouting for Girls, Ash and Turin Brakes are just some of the others that made the Malborough music hall of fame.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Storm in a 20s Tea Cup

Flapper dresses, long cigarettes, sequins and feathers, what more could you ask for on a night of smokey fun in London?

Bloomsbury Ballroom was the secret hideout for a 20s swinging party. Forget the fireworks and the sparkles in the sky, it was sparkling dresses and colourful drinks that lead the way. What was brilliant was the flurry of people in lavish outfits as I got off the tube at Holborn. Everyone was discreetly searching for the venue whilst glistening in the London lights.

Last nights 'Prohibition' party was just one of the many underground hits that seem to sizzle in the coldest of winter evenings.Smooth jazz on stage and roulette wheels on the floor. A range of cocktails on demand and tea cups for your ever strong 'Gatsby'.

Everyone had gone to town on costumes, no one looked out of place and it was very much like being in the Bugsy Malone film. Wonderful. Bright red lipstick and bright blue eye make up, it was an assault on the senses.

Everywhere I looked everyone had a smile on their face, much of this was due to fact there was someone selling bagels and cupcakes; a nice touch. I'm always happy when there is food in close range! But it was truly a brilliant night...a different take on festive fun but one that I very much enjoyed.