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Dougie Poynter

Dougie Poynter, November 2007
Background information
Birth name Dougie Lee Poynter[1]
Born 30 November 1987 (1987-11-30) (age 22)
Origin Corringham, Essex, England
Genres pop rock, pop punk
Occupations Musician
Instruments Bass guitar
Acoustic guitar
Years active 2003–present
Labels Island, Super Records
Associated acts McFly

Dougie Lee Poynter[1] (born 30 November 1987 in Essex, England) is an English musician who is the bass guitarist and vocalist for the British pop punk band McFly who along with fellow band members Danny Jones, Tom Fletcher and Harry Judd rose to fame after the release of their first single, "Five Colours in Her Hair", which reached #1 in the charts as did their following debut album Room on the Third Floor. McFly were signed to Island Records before creating their own Indie label, Super Records in December 2007. Poynter is the band's youngest member having joined the band at the age of 15.



Poynter is bassist providing many instrumental solos as well as backing vocals and on occasion lead vocals in McFly. He co-wrote many of the tracks since Mcfly's launch in 2004 with his band members. McFly have received praise on their music and live shows from many of their musical peers including The Who's Roger Daltrey who they collaborated with in 2005 and Queen's Brian May


Poynter was born in Essex, England.[2] When Poynter was a teenager, he ran away from home to audition to join McFly, and Dougie made it as bass player for the band. Also in 2006, Dougie Poynter received the Virgin Award for "Most Fanciable Male."

He then in December 2009 won News of the World's XS awards - Sexiest Male, beating off tough competition, he beat the likes of Robert Pattinson and Peter Andre, who came second and third.

Poynter was dating and living with Frankie Sandford from The Saturdays,[3][4][5][6][7][8] but the pair split up in March 2010.[9]

Television and film appearances

Poynter has appeared alongside his McFly bandmates in many 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 on 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]

Poynter has appeared with McFly at many televised music events, including T4 on the Beach and the first 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]

Poynter appeared on the Channel 4 show Hollyoaks with his band Mcfly on 8th May, 2009. Appearing as themselves, playing their song, ‘Falling In Love’ in a concert they performed outside the 'SU Bar'.


  1. ^ a b "GRO Birth Registration Index". Retrieved 2007-05-25. 
  2. ^ "Dougie Poynter". McFly official website. Retrieved 2007-05-25. 
  3. ^ Metro interview 6 Jan 2009
  4. ^ Glasgow Daily Record 27 Feb 2009
  5. ^ Mirror, 2 May 2009
  6. ^ The Saturdays: Pop music's new high-flyers
  7. ^ "McFly's Dougie: I follow Frankie". Metro. 2009-09-18. Retrieved 2009-09-24. 
  8. ^ "The Saturdays' Frankie Sandford comes over all Lily Allen in suspender tights and leather hotpants for Christmas party". The Daily Mail. 2009-12-13. Retrieved 2009-12-14. 
  9. ^ {{cite web|url=|title= McFly's Dougie confirms split|publisher=Digitalspy}]
  10. ^ "Pop act McFly to star in Casualty". BBC News. 2004-10-07. Retrieved 2007-11-23. 
  11. ^ "The Sound of Drums". Doctor Who (2005). BBC. 2007-06-23. No. 12, season 3.
  12. ^ Adams, Lisa (2007-10-20). "Ghost Hunter Yvette Made McFly Boys Scream". Daily Record. Retrieved 2008-05-18. 
  13. ^ "Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards". Nickelodeon. Retrieved 2007-11-23. 
  14. ^ "Just My Luck (2006)". IMDb. Retrieved 2007-11-23. 

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Dougie Lee Poynter(born 30 November 1987) is bass player and singer for the British pop punk band, "McFly". The band's first single, "Five Colours In Her Hair", reached number one in the charts, as did their first album, Room On The Third Floor. McFly were signed to Island Records before creating their own indie label, Super Records in December 2007. Poynter is the band's youngest member having joined the band at the age of 15.

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