Westlife Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


5th March 2015

Fact: Former Westlife star Mark Feehily is now going by the name Markus Feehily as he launches his solo career. Markus' song Love Is a Drug is out in the U.K. on 19 April (15).


29th May 2013

Tweet: "@MarkusFeehily Happy birthday dahhling, another year of being young and gorgeous! Xoxo". Mariah Carey sends her love to former Westlife singer Mark Feehily, who turned 33 on Tuesday (28May13).


12th March 2013

Fact: Irish singer Brian McFadden has announced his first U.K. tour in eight years. The former Westlife star will embark on an eight-date tour starting in Glasgow, Scotland on 19 May (13).


14th August 2012

Tweet: "In studio recording a duet with the amazing Sinead O connor (sic). Her voice is incredible. Can't wait for you all to hear it". Former Westlife singer Brian McFadden has teamed up with fellow Irish musician Sinead O Connor for a new project.


8th May 2012

Tweet: "When you marry your soul mate its amazing how fast time goes by. 3 years seem like a day when you are this happy in life. Happy Annivesary (sic) to my amazing wife @JodiAlbert_xxx". Westlife star Kian Egan marks his wedding anniversary to singer/actress Jodi Albert.


17th November 2011

Quote: "The four of us have spent the past eight years working our a**es off to keep it together. And he hasn't. Maybe (we could play) a random gig (with him). Or we could just get drunk together." Irish singer Kian Egan insists his former Westlife bandmate Brian McFadden will not be rejoining the four-piece as they embark on their final tour next year (12).


16th November 2011

Quote: "We were all so worried and passionate about making the right choices it created a big ball of stress and that's gone now. We're back to enjoying life in Westlife instead of having this big cloud of pressure over us." Irish singer Mark Feehily is enjoying his Westlife duties again following their shock split announcement last month (Oct11).


17th March 2011

Quote: "I'd like the idea of doing something with someone urban. Like if you take that Tinie (Tempah) song Written In The Stars, that could be very much a Westlife chorus, with him doing the rap. It would bring both of us a different audience." Westlife star Kian Egan is eager to add some R&B vibes to the boyband's style.


3rd March 2011

Fact: Irish singer Nicky Byrne agreed to have his leg waxed on U.K. TV on Wednesday (02Mar11) for charity. The Westlife star winced in pain as The One Show host Alex Jones ripped the hair from his right limb after his bandmates donated cash to the Comic Relief appeal.


3rd March 2011

Quote: "I did actually get my chest waxed before for a video in 1999 and it didn't turn out too well, and I've never done it since." Westlife star Shane Filan on his shameful beauty secret.


23rd November 2010

Tweet: "I had a dream tonight I was back on stage with Westlife playing some crazy sized football stadium. I'm not gonna lie! I woke up smiling." Former WESTLIFE star Brian McFadden admits he still thinks about performing with his old bandmates.


21st November 2010

Quote: "We definitely want to work with her. She is just a huge star, we'd be honoured to sing with her." MARK FEEHILY reveals Westlife are eyeing a collaboration with Susan Boyle.


3rd November 2010

Quote: "The sadness never leaves you. When I rang home, Dad always used to pick up the phone and that's never going to happen again. I went through my mobile this morning to find someone's number and there was Dad under D. It's devastating." Westlife singer Kian Egan still misses his father, who passed away last year (09).


2nd November 2010

Quote: "You need competition to keep you on your toes. I love Take That and I've been a fan since secondary school. Everything those boys do turns to gold and I sometimes look at them and think, 'I wish we had that song,' but we've done OK." Westlife's Nicky Byrne is in awe of rival band TAKE THAT.


28th October 2010

Fact: Take That are set for a chart showdown with Westlife after changing their album release date to coincide with that of their boy band rivals. Take That will drop their highly-anticipated Progress disc on 15 November (10) - the same day the Irish group's Gravity album hits shelves in the U.K.


13th April 2010

Fact: Former Westlife star Brian McFadden celebrated his 30th birthday on Monday (12Apr10) with a fancy dress party in Sydney, Australia. The singer dressed as Buddy Holly, while his fiancee Delta Goodrem wore a pink Barbie outfit.


29th December 2009

Quote: "We're the life and soul of any party - (U.S. President) Barack Obama said he'd love to go for a pint of Guinness with us some time. Just because we're fit and healthy and don't look like drug addicts or as if we haven't washed, doesn't make us uncool. It makes us normal." Westlife star Nicky Byrne insists his bandmates aren't dull.


24th December 2009

Quote: "My wife Georgina's sister is pregnant and she's due Christmas week, so that could be interesting. It could be a Christmas baby." Westlife star Nicky Byrne is hoping for a new arrival this Christmas (09).


23rd November 2009

Fact: Mariah Carey is teaming up with Irish pop group Westlife to record a Christmas song to be released in the U.K.


30th May 2008

Quote: "I dreamt about Radiohead last night and Westlife the night before. Which is the perfect blend of what we're trying to do musically." Coldplay star Chris Martin gets subconscious inspiration from fellow British bands.


30th March 2008

Fact: Irish pop stars Westlife have been honoured by bosses at London's Wembley Arena as the best-selling band of all time. The FLYING WITHOUT WINGS hitmakers were presented with a special a plaque featuring their handprints to mark their achievement this weekend (28-30Mar08).


24th December 2007

Quote: "When I was little I got a big truck you put batteries in it and it had big claws coming out of it. I will never forget it. I saw it there on the sitting room floor on Christmas morning and I was like 'Aaahhhhh!'." Westlife's SHANE FILAN on the best Christmas present he has ever received.


24th December 2007

Quote: "I remember one year my sister got a tape deck and she only had one record which was the Band Aid record so it must have been '84 and she just played it over and over and over again. It was so irritating." Westlife singer NICKY BYRNE on his worst Christmas ever.


14th November 2007

Quote: "Johnny Depp is very good looking, although I've never seen him in the flesh. I'd really like to meet him." Former Westlife star Brian McFadden reveals his secret celebrity crush.


31st October 2007

Quote: "We had to stick our arses out of this board on some TV show and the audience had to choose whose arse was whose. Not naked arses, though - we had our jeans on." Irish boyband Westlife were happy to work their way up from the bottom.


24th August 2006

Fact: Australian singing sensation Delta Goodrem has collaborated on a track for her boyfriend Brian McFadden's former boy band Westlife. Goodrem sings ALL OUT OF LOVE with the Irish crooners.


4th June 2006

Quote: "When we started out we had girls bringing their bras and chucking them on stage - now they bring their kids. It's scary." Westlife are wary of their ageing fans.


29th August 2005

Fact: <p>Westlife, Sheryl Crow and Il Divo are joining a galaxy of stars performing at London's Royal Albert Hall in aid of breast cancer charity gig Tickled Pink Live on 18 September (05). </p>


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