Welcome to MarkusFeehily.Net. Markus Feehily, one of the lead singers in pop band Westlife, is a talented singer and songwriter from Ireland, known for co-writing songs like “I Will Reach You” and “Beautiful World” while in the band. Now flying solo, he has co-written all the tracks on his debut solo album. This site is a tribute to him and his creative soul for being an inspiration for many. We invite you to open your mind and let Markus' vibe and magic inspire your all. In 2015 Markus launched his solo career kicking it off with debut single "Love Is a Drug", followed by "Butterfly" and his album "Fire".

Markus is planning a festive shoot for the Christmas record

WHOOP WHOOP WHOOP!!!👀👀 Our star Markus Feehily has tweeted this morning he is planning the shoot for the Christmas record!!! 😁 ❄️ 🎅 🌟 🎵 🎄 SO EXCITED! He’s got such a creative soul, we can´t wait for it all! ✨ 🙌🙌

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Oct 18, 2017
Nat & Villy

In Reality: Westlife’s Mark Feehily says X Factor NEEDS ‘novelty’ acts like Jedward and Honey G

EXCLUSIVE: The Westlife star spoke about the band’s rise to fame and the serious side behind former manager Louis Walsh

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Westlife’s Mark Feehily has admitted The X Factor NEEDS ‘novelty’ acts like Jedward and Honey G.

Mark joined Mirror Online’s Vicki Newman and Kyle O’Sullivan for the latest episode of In Reality to discuss this series of The X Factor.

Mark, who is joining Mariah Carey for her All I Want For Christmas Tour, spoke about the band’s sudden rise to fame under the guidance of Louis Walsh.

He also revealed that underneath Louis’ comedic exterior he takes his job very seriously behind-the-scenes.

Speaking about the need for novelty acts on The X Factor, he said: “At the end of the day if I was faced with a Jedward or someone who was a mediocre singer who looked good I would pick Jedward every day of the week.

“First of all The X Factor desperately needs that little bit of lighthearted entertainment factor in the mix. I think if it was entertainment heavy and there wasn’t enough singers it would spoil the show.

“There’s all these serious, dramatic moments and all these big ballads which are amazing and make The X Factor what it is but at the same time if you didn’t have your Jedward, your Honey G, so on and so forth, the show would be at risk of people getting boring.”

The singer also spoke about the hidden side of his former manager Louis which the public rarely gets to see.

Admitting people came be “disarmed” by his comedy side, Mark said: “Louis is kind of half comedy and half very serious and he takes what he does very seriously.

“Louis is effectively a massive music fan himself, he’s a massive fan of singers and of songs. As much as he does kind of say funny things and have a bit of a laugh hes taking ti very seriously behind it all.”

Credit/Source: mirror.co.uk

Oct 18, 2017
Nat & Villy

Markus In a Secret Location For a Secret Show

Markus shared a gorgeous photo of himself, writing: “Just in this dressing room in a secret location for a secret show that I cant tell you about! #suitedandbooted” and we can’t help but wonder what this is about! 👀 So excited for our lad, we hope he’s enjoying his day! 😊⭐️ Fingers crossed he’ll be able to tell us all about this at some point, WHOOP! 💃❤️😁

Credit/Source: instagram.com/MarkusMoments

Oct 17, 2017
Nat & Villy

Two Years Since Markus Feehily’s Album ‘Fire’

‪💿Can you believe that it’s been TWO YEARS since our favourite album, ‘Fire‘, was released? 😊❤️

We still get goosebumps listening to Markus’ incredible soulful voice and his full of emotion songs… 🎵👏👏🔥 We can’t wait for more of his creations, he’s so massively talented, we can’t even! 😁🎶🙌🙌‬

THANK YOU so much, Markus, for sharing your music with us all… we can’t put into words how proud we are of you and how you inspire us every day. ⭐️💚

x Nat & Villy x

Oct 16, 2017
Nat & Villy

Nerina Pallot’s Album ‘Stay Lucky’ Is Out Now

💿Guys, Nerina Pallot‘s beautiful album ‘Stay Lucky‘ is out now and we feel so emotional hearing Markus Feehily’s fantastic backing vocals on three of the songs… 🎵😁 Such a brilliant job there! 👏👏

✨The tracks that feature BVs by Markus are ‘Man Didn’t Walk On The Moon‬’, ‘Come Into My Room‬‘ and ‘Bird‬‘. 👌😊

Oct 13, 2017
Nat & Villy

Nerina Pallot opens up about her new album Stay Lucky…

by Tom

It’s now six albums and counting for singer-songwriter Nerina Pallot with her latest, Stay Lucky, arriving today. We sat down with her to find out all about how it came together…

How did you want Stay Lucky to move on from what you did on The Sound And The Fury?

“When I started writing the album, I thought it was going to be a more synth-based, electronic album, and a lot of the writing demos were programmed with no real instruments at all. But whenever I took the songs back to a piano or guitar, they immediately sounded better. And so as opposed to going left from The Sound And The Fury, I sort of went right, or straight into the heart of Yacht Rock!”

You recorded the albums in just two weekends, why did you decide on that approach?

“It was a combination of my limited attention span and limited budget. But I’d spent the best part of a year writing it, and demoing it, and I knew what the songs needed. I spent 2014 making an EP a month, so I have learnt to work very, very fast when necessary and now I can’t see a reason to waste too much time. I’m happy to spend an age making sure the songs are as good as they can be, that’s always worth spending time on.”

You’ve self-produced the album, who else played on it with you?

“I’m really lucky that I get to play with some amazing musicians, some of whom are part of Michael Kiwanuka’s band. So they’re playing on it, and I also roped in my friends Bright Light Bright Light and Markus Feehily to sing some backing vocals on it, and Bernard Butler who produced my fourth album added some great guitar too.”

Which song on the album took the longest to get right?

“‘Bring Him Fire’. I tried so many different ways of doing this. I’m still not 100% happy with the final version, but I loved the song and wanted it on the album.”

And which came together most quickly?

“‘The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter’ because we recorded it almost completely live. We just overdubbed the strings and brass.”

What kind of album is this in lyrical terms? Is there a theme to the songs?

“I never like to get too specific about the meaning behind my lyrics because I think it kind of spoils it for the listener. I love hearing from other people what their story is in their head when they hear the song. My sister, for example, told me her personal image when she hears a song from the album called ‘All Gold’ and it’s such a lovely story I don’t want to spoil her imagination with what I really wrote it about. Having said that, as a writer, I always start from a place of personal experience, otherwise, I don’t think I can be honest, and if I can’t be honest, I don’t think I can connect with the person listening.”

When did you settle on the title of Stay Lucky?

“Because that song means an awful lot to me, and at the same time I wanted to make the album a kind of gift to the listener. Almost like a good luck charm. I made it during 2016 which was one hell of a weird year, so I figure those of us who made it out alive need all the luck we can get, especially when you look at the state of the world right now…”

Were there any other titles in contention?

“Its working title was ‘Juno’ which is the first song on the album, but I thought it might confuse people and make them think it was a vintage synth album.”

What are your plans to take the album out live? How is your live set coming together?

“I’ve already played the whole album live with the studio band a few times this year. Because it was essentially recorded live, it’s really easy to put the set together on stage and I think people will come to shows and feel it is close to the recorded album. I don’t think I’ve managed to do that with an album before, so I’m really pleased and excited about forthcoming live shows.”

Nerina Pallot’s new album Stay Lucky is out now and available here in hmv’s online store.

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Oct 13, 2017
Nat & Villy

ALBUM REVIEW: Nerina Pallot | Stay Lucky


Brit and Novello Award champ, Nerina Pallot, has thrown the musical realm into a frenzy with her sixth album, Stay Lucky.

Recorded in just two weekends at London’s very own RAK studios, Stay Lucky is an album that includes some scorching collabs. Featuring the likes of Bernad Butler, Markus Feehily, and Rod Thomas (AKA Bright Light Bright Light) the list is seemingly endless. Needless to say, Pallot remains the overall leading lady, seducing us into obligatory submission with her sugary vocals, peppered with the perfect amount of melancholy.

With a faultless, heavily impassioned tone, it’s impossible not to envisage the person each of these ballads is dedicated to. Pallot becomes the alluring, mythological Siren to our ravenous sailors – particularly during “Come Into My Room”, where the vocal lines are wholly tantalising.

“Man Didn’t Walk on the Moon” leaves the biggest impression, boasting dazzling electric guitar riffs to accompany funky synths (analogue, as she began writing on a Juno, thus explaining the opening tracks name). Paired with warm bass lines, the track simmers just below the boil – also, have I mentioned the girl has one hell of a voice?

Indeed, it’s a tune that dares you to sing and prance around the house in a rebellious teen surge, putting a middle finger up to accompany “My daddy don’t care cause he’s on vocation/He left a little stash it’s a sweet occasion.” What’s not to love?! I wish my dad could leave me a little bit of beer money. Reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac’s timeless track “Dreams”,”Man Didn’t Walk on the Moon” sees Pallot continue to vocally invoke the essence of the deity Stevie Nicks. It goes without saying, if you’re a fan of the 70s, Stay Lucky is well worth a nosy.

Flecks of jazz creep into Stay Lucky’s criteria, with Pallot dipping her toes into the ongoing jazz revival (pretty sure Damien Chazelle’s Lala Land is partly to blame). Listen out for songs marinated in jazz piano (played by none other than Pallot herself) and the soaring sax solo in “Better” that’s guaranteed to make you melt.

Like a jazz score, Pallot’s album is an influx of the unpredictable. Swooning with palpable lust, it unleashes a host of stripped back, exposed tracks, whilst also soothing your summertime sadness courtesy of buoyant and catchy melodies. It’s ingenious – and of no surprise – given Pallot’s adoration of Joni Mitchell, whose influence is unmistakeable.

Stay Lucky is a carefully curated offering by Pallot. Featuring 10 glorious tracks, she has managed to create a host of tunes, tailored to every possible mood. Pallot’s lyrical depth and sweeping vocals reveal a vulnerability to her character, meaning it’s almost impossible not to empathise with, making Stay Lucky her most personal, heart warming and direct album yet.

Promoting Pallot as a perfectly autonomous young woman, she puts her individual stamp on feelings of romance, disillusionment, family, social and environmental ideals. Pallot encourages hope and optimism explicitly – perfectly summarised by the album’s title – a message that will be gobbled up by a world cowering under a nuclear shadow. We have one planet and its one we share.

So, I’m not asking you, I’m telling you to tune into Stay Lucky. Set for release on October 13th, it’s time you had a field day with Pallot’s album, inducing a mixture of both sobs and smiles.


Stay Lucky‘s track listing:
1. Juno
2. Bring Him Fire
3. Man Didn’t Walk On The Moon
4. Come Into My Room
5. Stay Lucky
6. Better
7. Heart Is A Lonely Hunter
8. All Gold
9. Come Back To Bed
10. Bird

Credit/Source: onestoprecordshop.co.uk

Oct 12, 2017
Nat & Villy

Photo Of Markus Feehily With Linda Riley

British-Armenian philanthropist and creator of numerous diversity initiatives Linda Riley, met Markus earlier today and shared a photo with him. She wrote: “Good to meet you today @MarkusFeehily – Hope to see again you soon! 😀🎶”, to which Markus replied: “You too Linda! Look forward 2 chatting more soon x“. 😊💚

Credit/Source: twitter.com/MarkusFeehily / twitter.com/LindaRiley8

Oct 11, 2017
Nat & Villy

Backstage Photos & Video At The RTÉ Studios

Marky shared a gorgeous photo of himself outside the RTÉ studios, writing: “Forgot how good it feels to be suited & booted,thanks to @RTEraydarcyshow for the hospitality,really enjoyed it x“. 😊👔👞💚

We also added some photos to the gallery, taken backstage at the RTÉ studios, shared by Irish musicians Ardú as well as RTÉ One, on Instagram. 😃

RTÉ One also shared a video of Markus through an Instagram Story, which lovely fan Giovanna uploaded on Twitter – thank you so much Giovanna! 😁💚

Download the video here (right-click and “Save Target As / Download Linked File As“).

Credit/Source: instagram.com/MarkusMoments / instagram.com/leannemezzo / instagram.com/ardumusic / instagram.com/andreadelmusic / instagram.com/rteone / twitter.com/Giovanna91181

Oct 10, 2017
Nat & Villy

Pictures Of Markus Outside The RTÉ Studios

We added to the gallery three gorgeous photos of Markus outside the RTÉ studios in Dublin. 😃❤️

CAPTION: Markus Feehily outside the RTÉ studios for The Ray Darcy Show, Dublin, Ireland – 07.10.2017.

Credit/Source: Newscom

Oct 9, 2017
Nat & Villy