To mark 100 days out from Silverstone Festival, McFly’s Danny Jones shares his thoughts on Lewis Hamilton’s music studio, playing Silverstone Festival this summer and putting the sound of a car engine into his new music!
“I am just super excited to be performing at Silverstone Festival this year,”
“It’s going to be our first time. We don’t know what to expect but we’ve heard it’s incredible and the crowds are amazing. We all love motorsport as a band so to be performing here feels like a proper milestone.”
“I think music and sport marry really well. Everyone I meet in the world of music wants to be a racing car driver and every racing car driver wants to be a musician. I know Lewis Hamilton does – he has a little bit of a studio set up when he goes on tour. I’ve seen!”
“In these sports cars you can’t hear any music. You can only hear the engine, but that is music! The sound of a V8 is music. Why don’t we put that in one of our songs!”
“We love Van Halen at the minute and he makes a good V8 sound with his guitar. That’s the perfect marriage – if you can make a V8 sound on your guitar you are winning! I’ll have to try my best to recreate it when we play here.”
Danny was talking after completing a Silverstone Drive experience in a McLaren 620R and ahead of McFly headlining Silverstone Festival this summer (August 25-27).
Silverstone Festival is an award-winning event that attracts crowds of more than 100,000 and is hosted at the famous Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire.
Tickets for this year are available here (hyperlink: https://www.silverstone.co.uk/events/silverstone-festival/prices).