Dougie Poynter was an English rock musician, singer, songwriter, racing driver, actor and aspiring clothing designer. Besides these roles, he is also an avid football, motor-bike and sailing enthusiast. He is currently the bassist for the popular pop rock band Mcfly.
Dougie Poynter’s first public performance was at the Royal Albert Hall in London, where he played a cover of his song, “Fur Elise”. He had joined the Yardbirds sometime in 1969. Members of the band noticed him play guitar occasionally and asked him to play with them occasionally. This is where he made his first public appearance. In his appearance, he played songs such as, “My Only One”, “Haitian Divorce” and “Don’t Worry; Be Happy”. His first album with the Yardbirds, titled, Dougie Poynter: Live At The Royal Albert Hall, was released in the United Kingdom in July of 1970.
In the late sixties and early seventies, Dougie Poynter joined the English musician and designer named Paul McCartneys group, which became known as the Oli Sykes Band. In addition to this work, he also appeared in several movies, most notably, A Day in the Life, Let England Shake, American Pie, Bring Back the King, and We Are Marshall Mathers. He then went on to become a member of The Beach Boys, playing acoustic guitar, mandolin and upright bass. After leaving the English music scene, he pursued modeling, including posing for RCA’s Spring Collection of fashion designers in the eighties. He has also been married to British actress, Dawn French.
A close friend of Dougie Poynter, Dawn French, is well known throughout the world. Born in Grenada, she is currently a British fashion model and has modeled for brands such as Louis Vuitton, Dior and Calvin Klein. She is best known for her roles as Mrs. Douglass in the English sitcom, Homesitter, as Rose in the film, Saturday Night Fever, and as Coraline’s mother in the animated film, Dreamcatcher. She has also gained international recognition for playing the character of Snow White in Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. She is yet to voice a role in a live-action film, though it is highly likely that this will change in the future.
Dougie Poynter has also been an in-demand writer and performer of children’s songs, having written and recorded several hits for children ranging from Britney Spears, James Blunt, Madonna, Mariah Carey, and Zac Efron. Aside from her work as a child star, Dougie Poynter has also written for several books including the chart-topping The Best Laid Plans and The Missing Link. She also served as a featured writer on the movie The Goonies and wrote the novel Darkwing Duck. She is also credited with coining the phrase “gary gregory” in the book American Pie, and is responsible for the English lyrics and music for the massively successful video for the song, “Charmed Life”.
Dougie Poynter’s first single as a bass player, titled No More, was released on March 31st, following the successful completion of her debut album. No More became Dougie Poynter’s second major single, following No Strings Attacked. Both singles rose quickly in both the UK and US charts, staying for a total of seven weeks in the US, and eight weeks in the UK. No Strings Attacked was later replaced by New Divide, a compilation album featuring singles from We Are Your Children and Viva La Vida.