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 On Arranging And Singing BVs For Nerina Pallor

Markus shared the music video for Nerina Pallot‘s new single ‘Man Didn’t Walk On The Moon‘, on which he sings backing vocals, and wrote a bit more about this collaboration. Lovely to read he was also responsible for the BVs’ arrangement! 😃🎵🙌🙌

Markus Feehily: We had penned some songs together before so when Nerina Pallot asked me to come to her studio to help arrange and sing some BVs on her new album I jumped at the chance – shes so talented and gorgeous and I had a great time – heres the new video to one of those songs “Man didnt walk on the moon” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhZkdTgtjgk

Credit/Source: facebook.com/markusfeehilyofficial

Aug 13, 2017
Nat & Villy

Listen Back To Born This Way

Born This Way was such an interesting and encouraging piece to listen to on BBC Radio 2 and we are very proud that our one and only Markus Feehily was part of it, sharing his own experience of being in the closet. 🌈 It’s so wonderful to see how happy he has been since he came out despite his worries about how the world would take it in the past. 😃🙌🙌🏳️‍🌈💚

📻You can now listen back to ‘Born This Way’ on BBC Radio 2’s website:

LISTEN BACK:

MARKUS FEEHILY ON BBC RADIO 2
BORN THIS WAY DOCUMENTARY

(50:02 minutes in)

EDIT: We made a transcript of Markus’ words from the documentary. 😃

“It was phenomena! Right to the point if I’m honest where I probably didn’t even appreciate just how many different achievements were going on. It just put more and more more pressure on me because ‘that’s another million people that are gonna be so disappointed when they find out that I’ve been fooling them all along’, you know, this is what was going in my mind. Once again in hindsight it’s crazy but that is how I felt. I was scared of being found out. You know, I was scared of this big dark secret being uncovered and horrifying all of our fans and disappointing, literally, the other lads in the band and the label…”

“So I was ready for it… the backlash. And I swear to God, the next day I woke up, the story was in the paper, it was the biggest anticlimax of all time. The fans… there was not one single negative comment made, you know, not on the internet, nowhere. I felt like maybe the fans had that instinct as well. Maybe they were happy to see somebody finally being true to themselves and coming out of that dark place that I was in and they were so supportive and all of a sudden I was having the best time of my life. Just because I made a decision of coming out.”

RE-EDIT:

Markus wrote on his social networks: Proud to be a part of this BBC Docu about LGBT timeline on @BBCRadio2 you can listen here,I’m on @ about 50.00 min https://t.co/xFObDaqpFk

Credit/Source: bbc.co.uk / twitter.com/MarkusFeehily

Aug 3, 2017
Nat & Villy

Episode 2 Of Born This Way Tonight On BBC Radio 2

The day is here everyone! 😃 The second episode of BBC Radio 2 documentary Born This Way, which will also feature Markus Feehily talking of of the pressures of being in the closet, will be aired tonight, 10-11pm (UK time) and you can listen live worldwide by clicking here. 🌏😊🌈

Check the equivalent time in your country here.

Born This Way

Episode 2 of 2

Your love – forbidden.

Your way of life – against the law.

That was the chilling reality for countless LGBT people in the UK.

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act of 1967 which partially decriminalised sex between men, Andrew Scott tells the remarkable story of how gay people and gay culture came to transform pop culture in the face of persistent oppression.

In this second episode Andrew documents the horror of the AIDS crisis, which threatened to tear the gay scene apart in the 1980s. However, when surrounded by death, gay culture stood firm. Richard Coles (The Communards) and Andy Bell (Erasure) provide first hand accounts of being part of a new stock of proud LGBT performers who utilised their sexuality to push boundaries, tackle social issues and helped to define the sound of their generation.

Super-producers Trevor Horn (Frankie Goes To Hollywood – ‘Relax’) and Mike Thorne (Bronski Beat – ‘Smalltown Boy’) detail the process of creating two songs which helped showcase two very different sides of gay identity in the mid 1980s.

Will Young explores the experience of coming out under the spotlight of reality TV, and how the depiction of gay culture on TV in the early 2000s was an important step towards to society becoming more tolerant of gay people.

Even in recent years it’s been far from plain sailing for gay people in the entertainment industry. Markus Feehily, one of the lead singers in Westlife, tells of the pressures of being in the closet whilst also being in one of the most successful boy bands in the UK.

Finally, Years & Years frontman Olly Alexander talks about being part of the new wave of ‘always out’ pop-stars, daring to use male pronouns in his song-writing and the future of LGBT themes in pop.

Credit/Source: bbc.co.uk/radio2

Aug 2, 2017
Nat & Villy

‘Man Didn’t Walk On The Moon’ On BBC

Whoop! Remember this update, everyone? 😃 Well, ‘Man Didn’t Walk On The Moon‘, one of Nerina Pallot’s songs from her upcoming album that features Markus Feehily on the backing vocals, was played on BBC and you can now listen to it by clicking here (skip to 2:40:16 for the song). 😃

We got all emotional hearing his high notes… 🎧😍💙🎵❤️👏👏

Nerina Pallot’s upcoming album ‘Stay Lucky’ will be released on October 13th. 🙂👍

Credit/Source: bbc.co.uk / twitter.com/MarkusFeehily / Thanks twitter.com/Jenny_K_90 for the link to the audio

Jul 26, 2017
Nat & Villy

Markus On BBC Radio 2 – August 2nd

Great news everyone! 😃📻 On Wednesday August 2nd, Markus Feehily will be on BBC Radio 2, between 10 and 11pm (GMT / equivalent time in your country), to talk of the pressures of being in the closet. This will be part of a two-episode documentary, Born This Way, presented by Andrew Scott. We can’t wait for it! Mark this to your calendar and make sure you tune in! 🏳️‍🌈🙂👍‬

Born This Way
Ep 2/2

Wednesday 2 August
10.00pm-11.00pm
BBC RADIO 2

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act of 1967 which partially decriminalised sex between men, Andrew Scott tells the remarkable story of how gay people and gay culture came to transform pop culture in the face of persistent oppression.
In this second episode Andrew documents the horror of the AIDS crisis, which threatened to tear the gay scene apart in the 1980s. However, when surrounded by death, gay culture stood firm. Richard Coles (The Communards) and Andy Bell (Erasure) provide first-hand accounts of being part of a new stock of proud LGBT performers, who utilised their sexuality to push boundaries, tackle social issues and help define the sound of their generation.

Super-producers Trevor Horn (Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Relax) and Mike Thorne (Bronski Beat – Smalltown Boy) detail the process of creating two songs which helped showcase two very different sides of gay identity in the mid-1980s.

Will Young explores the experience of coming out under the spotlight of reality TV, and how the depiction of gay culture on TV in the early 2000s was an important step towards society becoming more tolerant of gay people.

Even in recent years it’s been far from plain sailing for gay people in the entertainment industry. Markus Feehily, one of the lead singers in Westlife, tells of the pressures of being in the closet whilst also being in one of the most successful boy bands in the UK.

And finally, Years & Years frontman Olly Alexander talks about being part of the new wave of ‘always out’ pop-stars, daring to use male pronouns in his song-writing and the future of LGBT themes in pop.

This concert is part of Gay Britannia, a season of programming across BBC Radio and television which marks the 50th anniversary of The Sexual Offences Act 1967.

Presenter: Andrew Scott
Producer: Max O’Brien and Jonathan O’Sullivan for TBI Media

Credit/Source: bbc.co.uk

Jul 20, 2017
Nat & Villy

Art and Nature On Markus’ Instagram

If you want to make your day brighter, then all you need to do is head over to Markus Feehily’s Instagram page! 😜 Our creative lad has shared pictures of his sketches, as well as a beautiful photo and a video of his nature adventures! 😊⛰💙

#wildatlanticway

A post shared by Mark Feehily (@markusmoments) on

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

Credit/Source: instagram.com/MarkusMoments

Jul 12, 2017
Nat & Villy

Video Of Markus Doing a Sand Dune Run

Markus has got us giggling with a video he shared on Instagram, running down a sand dune in Sligo… so cute and funny! 😂💚 He wrote: “It’s steeper than it looks #sligo #wildatlanticway #gobshite“. 😁

It's steeper than it looks #sligo #wildatlanticway #gobshite

A post shared by Mark Feehily (@markusmoments) on

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

We also made a caption from the video, which you can find in the gallery 😃:

Credit/Source: instagram.com/MarkusMoments

Jul 5, 2017
Nat & Villy

Markus Attends Robbie Williams’ Gig

Markus attended Robbie Williams’ concert at Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday night. He has shared a few clips of the night on Instagram. 😃 Check them out or right-click the links below to download if you can´t access Instagram.

· Markus Feehily at Robbie Williams’ Concert (18 June 2017 – Dublin) – clip 1
· Markus Feehily at Robbie Williams’ Concert (18 June 2017 – Dublin) – clip 2
· Markus Feehily at Robbie Williams’ Concert (18 June 2017 – Dublin) – clip 3

Caroline Downey also shared an Instagram clip where you can spot our Markus having a great time during the show. 💙

#robbiewilliams the perfect show man.What an amazing show 👏

Posted by Caroline Downey (@caroline_downey1) on

EDIT: We edited the link to the video so you can now download it to your devices. 😃

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

Remember to follow Markus on Instagram to not miss any post of his!

Credit/Source: instagram.com/markusmoments / instagram.com/caroline_downey1

Jun 19, 2017
Nat & Villy

There may be a backstage video of Markus rehearsing very soon!!

OMG! Markus has shared such exciting news on his Instagram!! If you remember, he attended GAZE Film Festival’s 25th Anniversary Celebration event last Thursday, where he performed “The Crying Game“. He referred to that saying:

(…) I performed a wee cover of ‘The Crying Game’ and if all goes according to plan I should have a little backstage video of us rehearsing it for you very soon xMx‘.

Aaah 😍😍 Fingers crossed it all goes according to plan!!

He has been posting a lot more too and we LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! 😁😁

What a journey! #guinness

A post by Mark Feehily (@markusmoments) on

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

#bikers

A post by Mark Feehily (@markusmoments) on


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

Have you taken a pic yet? ;)

Take a picture of a wall and make something out of it

A post by Mark Feehily (@markusmoments) on

Remember to follow Markus on Instagram to not miss any post of his! 😃

Credit/Source: instagram.com/MarkusMoments

Jun 18, 2017
Nat & Villy

Short Video Of Markus Singing ‘The Crying Game’

Ahhh we’ve been missing hearing THAT VOICE live so much and we were over the moon to see that Accenture Dock shared a short but breathtaking video of Markus Feehily’s soulful vocals on the song ‘The Crying Game‘ at yesterday’s GAZE Film Festival 25th Anniversary Celebration Event. 🙌🙌

The song was first released by Dave Berry in 1964 and has been covered by artists such as Brenda Lee, Boy George (his version also featuring in the 1992 movie The Crying Game, directed by Irish director Neil Jordan) and more.

So proud of our lad, we keep playing the little video over and over again! 😉🎵😃🎤

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

Credit/Source: twitter.com/AccentureDock

Jun 16, 2017
Nat & Villy