Gig Review: McFly - Wembley Arena ✭✭✭✭✭

Wembley Arena

18th May 2013: McFly formed ten years ago, at a time when boy bands were plentiful, but something about McFly stood out from the rest of them. They wrote their own material and always played live, and because of this, they have gained a huge following and a cult status in British music history.

With Harry Judd on drums, Dougie Poynter on Bass, Danny Jones on guitar and Tom Fletcher on guitar, piano and the famous YouTube 'Youkelele', they all share the singing for this final show on their UK Memory Lane Tour. They are joined on stage by a three piece horn section and another keyboard player, giving a fantastic huge and warm sound to their hits. Vocally they are all in splendid form, and the sound system was loud and crisp with the right balance of vocals over the instruments - well done to the sound engineers for making it just right.

The set started off with an acapella version of Memory Lane, Dougie, Danny and Tom in front of a red drape that comes crashing down to reveal a vintage style stage set, nothing too fancy, it doesn't need to be as the music does the talking. McFly are bursting with energy, giving us fantastic versions of songs such as 5 Colours in her Hair, Room on the 3rd Floor, Obviously and many more, the audience are dancing and singing along throughout. They also dress up with cowboy hat, builders hard hat, indian feathers etc... you know where this is going - yes, a version of YMCA squeezed into a mash-up of It's Alright and Don't Worry, Be Happy.

With an encore of three songs including the much loved It's About You and ending with The Heart Never Lies, the sold-out Wembley crowd went away singing the songs all the way back to the tube stop! It just goes to show that good songwriting and a fabulous live show is still here, and McFly certainly know how to do both.

Five stars ✭✭✭✭✭

McFly will be playing Royal Albert Hall on Thursday 19 and Friday 20 September 2013 for their 10th Anniversary celebrations, tickets go on sale at 9am on 25th May priced £25 - £50.

You can buy your tickets through Backstage Pass with our ticketing partner TicketMaster HERE