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".

Mirror Article About Markus (Includes Quotes)

Westlife’s Mark Feehily reveals he and Mariah Carey once got a Chinese takeaway in Hackney – while her stretch limo waited outside

The boyband star revealed exclusively to the Mirror what it’s really like to work with the renowned diva as he prepares to join her All I Want For Christmas Tour

BY LUCY NEEDHAM

He spent 14 years in one of the biggest boybands of all time, and now Westlife’s Mark Feehily is set to join forces with another global phenomenon.

Mariah Carey herself called for Mark to open the show as she brings her hugely successful All I Want For Christmas Tour to the UK this December.

Fresh from performing a gig with with another showbiz legend, actor Russell Crowe, Mark spoke exclusively to the Mirror about his friendship with Mariah, how she saved him during his darkest moments – and whether a Westlife reunion could ever be on the cards.

“She’s very funny, she’s a New Yorker and has that real ballsyness to her,” Mark said of the renowned diva.

“I went to see her in concert a few years ago at Wembley and afterwards she invited me back to her friend’s flat in Hackney.

“We ordered a Chinese takeaway and sat on the floor eating it watching TV at the same time her massive white stretch limo was parked outside.

“It was an amazing moment like: ‘Is this actually happening?'”

Mark added: “I know she loves the glitz and glamour but behind it all she loves taking her heels off and getting down to earth.

“Some people say don’t meet your idols, but I have to say that wasn’t the case with her.”

Mariah, and her music, clearly mean a great deal to Mark, as he credits her for helping him come to terms with his sexuality as a teenager.

“During the darker times when I was coming to terms with who I was there were certain artists that I’d go to my room, shut the door and turn the lights off and just blast my hi-fi system – and Mariah was one of the artists I played the most.

“In my mid teens I realised I was gay but I was scared. I used her music as an escape during those times.”

Mark finally got to meet his childhood hero in 2000 at the height of Westlife’s success, when she duetted with the boys for a cover of the Phill Collin’s classic Against All Odds.

“Westlife were in Jakarta, Indonesia, doing a gig. I got a knock at my hotel room door and it was Nicky [Byrne] and Kian [Egan], they literally close-lined me onto the floor and started screaming,” said Mark.

“I was like, ‘What the hell is going on?'”

“Louis (Walsh) had just called them to tell me that a duet with Mariah had been arranged.”

Days later the boys were flown to Italy to meet her and record the song – but not before Mark made a fleeting trip back to see his parents at his childhood home in Sligo, Ireland.

While he was there he got a surprise phone call from the legend herself.

“My mum came into the living room in the house that I grew up in and said, ‘Mark, Mariah Carey is on the phone for you.’

“The history started from there and we’ve seen each other through the years since and she’s always been really nice to me and kind about my voice,” he added.

Now Mark is thrilled to have the chance to work with his idol once again.

“It’s so exciting for me. It’s a huge honour to be part of it.

“People have been waiting for her to do her Christmas stuff in the UK for years,” he said.

Mark revealed he will also be releasing a festive album of his own this winter, something he’s always wanted to do.

Though Westlife had their fair share of Christmas number ones – “and missed out one year because of Bob the Builder,” joked Mark – with I have A Dream being one of their biggest-selling hits.

Speaking of his former bandmates, Mark revealed it’s been a while since they were last together.

“The fact that we haven’t seen each other or been in the same room since the band ended isn’t a bad thing, it’s a natural progression,” said Mark.

“Some of my family members I haven’t seen in years but it doesn’t mean I don’t love them.

“We were so heavily in each others pockets it’s natural to give each other space. The fact that we’ve had some time away from each other will help keep the love.

“This space will allow Westlife to be something that could be revisited in the future when the time is right.”

On the subject of a future reunion, Mark said: “Never say never.

“Westlife was everything. We didn’t have a chance to breathe, Westlife consumed our lives but it was fantastic and rightly so.”

“There’s potential for Westlife down the line but it’s not something I’m ready for now.”

Mark made 14 pop albums with the boys during their chart-topping career and went on to release his own solo album Fire in 2015, which he also co produced.

Since then Mark’s kept away from the limelight, although he reveals just last weekend he got a call from Russell Crowe’s band Indoor Garden party asking for him to play a gig with them at Dublin’s Olympia.

“We has just three days to learn this really song written by Russell,” said Mark,

“It was a mental three days but to perform with such a superstar was just great.

“I’d been doing some refurbishment to my house in Ireland so I had to shave my big beard off and get stage ready,” he joked.

Mark will be back in action this December as he joins Mariah Carey for her exclusive UK dates.

The All I Want For Christmas tour will be hitting Manchester Arena on the 10th December and London’s The O2 on the 11th.

Tickets on sale from Ticketmaster and AXS .

Credit/Source: mirror.co.uk

Oct 4, 2017
Nat & Villy

More exciting News Coming Very Soon

Ahhh, guys, we are so so excited! 😁💃 Markus shared the poster of the concerts he will be guest star on, for Mariah Carey’s AlL I Want For Christmas Is You UK Tour, also saying “more exciting news coming very soon“… ROLL ON! 🙀😊🙌🙌

Markus Feehily: Honoured to be invited as special guest performer on the one and only Mariah Careys “All I want for christmas” UK tour this December. More exciting news coming very soon – stay tuned! x 🎄

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Oct 4, 2017
Nat & Villy

Markus Feehily Official Announcement!

📣YEEEY, IT’S OFFICIAL everyone! 🙌

Markus Feehily announced that he will be special guest on the UK leg of Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas tour in December! 💃😁❄️🎄✨

He wrote:

“Excited to officially announce I’m special guest on @MariahCarey ‘All I want for Christmas’ UK tour in December! See u all there! 🎄”

Ahhh, ROLL ON! 🙌🙌 You can buy tickets for Manchester (Sunday, 10 December 2017) and London (Monday, 11 December 2017). 😊💚

Credit/Source: twitter.com/MarkusFeehily

Oct 3, 2017
Nat & Villy

Markus Christmas Album & Tour With Mariah Carey?

O.M.G… 🙀 Guys… It looks like Markus Feehily has some AWESOME things coming up! 😍 We’re in for our best Christmas treat, as according to The Sun, he will be doing a Christmas record, as well as be special guest on Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas tour, YAAAAS! 😁💚❄️🎅 It’s all so so exciting! We can’t wait to see the man himself announcing the news, but the following article includes quotes of him so it all looks good. WHOOP WHOOP! 😁✨

‘SHE’S NO DIVA’

Mariah Carey ISN’T a diva and once ate a Chinese sitting on the floor of my East London flat, claims Westlife’s Mark Feehily

Westlife star Mark Feehily has lifted the lid on extraordinary nights with his superstar pal Mariah Carey as he prepares to join her on her epic Christmas tour in December

EXCLUSIVE
By Sarah Tetteh

WESTLIFE’s Mark Feehily has revealed Mariah Carey once ate Chinese food sitting on the floor of his Hoxton flat – and isn’t a diva at all.

The Irish singer, 37, who is making a comeback after he was asked to be Mimi’s Special Guest on her epic Christmas tour in December, gave an incredible insight to what hanging out with the star off-stage is really like.

Speaking exclusively to The Sun Online, Mark, said: “They say never meet your idols – but this couldn’t be more opposite for Mariah.

“The last time I went to see Mariah she was playing in Wembley.

“Afterwards we went to a friend’s apartment in Hackney.

“We literally ordered a Chinese and sat on the floor eating our takeaway.

“So we were sitting on the floor, eating our Chinese and drinking champagne in a flat in London, discussing what was going on on the telly and having a laugh.

“Her super stretch white limo was parked outside the block of flats. Next to all the other cars!

“To me that’s a good example of who she is, the biggest selling female superstar of all time, a massive diva, she loves all the fabulous life of course but at same time she’s very down to earth and not afraid to hang out in her mates flat and have a Chinese and a bit of a laugh.”

The pair met in 1999 when she recorded duet Against All Odds with Westlife, and have remained friends ever since.

Mark, who has kept a low profile since Westlife split five years ago, been quietly working on new material for next year, when he got the call to be part of Mariah’s epic show.
He said: ‘’I’m beaming. Doing a Christmas record is an idea I’ve had for a long time.”

He said: “Then when I got the call and the opportunity to be the special guest on the Mariah show it felt like the perfect opportunity to put this idea into action – at the biggest Christmas event in the pop world this year.”

Mark has turned his life around after reaching his lowest point when Westlife split, at the same time he was nursing heartbreak from separating from his fiancée.
He recalled: “So Westlife ended and my seven year relationship ended all at once. That was a tough and dark time. There no aftercare. It’s like ‘thanks for selling 55million albums, now bye!’ It’s tough.”

Mark told how he took time away from the spotlight to rebuild his confidence and got therapy.

After quietly plugging away with new material, he got the call he had dreamed of from their mutual gigs agent saying Mariah wanted him on the tour.
He added: “This Mariah gig is the icing on the cake.”

UK dates for the Mariah Carey: All I Want For Christmas Is You tour include Sunday 10 December at the Manchester Arena and Monday 11 December at the O2, London.

Credit/Source: www.thesun.co.uk

Oct 3, 2017
Nat & Villy

Photos Of Markus Feehily On Stage In Bournemouth

Some photos of Markus performing live on stage at BIC in Bournemouth back in March have been added to the gallery. 😃🎵🙌🙌

CAPTION: Markus Feehily performs at BIC on March 2, 2016 in Bournemouth, England.

Credit/Source: gettyimages

Aug 20, 2016
Nat & Villy

Video Of ‘Wash The Pain Away’ From Newcastle Concert

A video of Markus performing ‘Wash The Pain Away‘ in Newcastle on March 11th 2016 during Wet Wet Wet’s Big Picture Tour was uploaded on YouTube, check it below! 😊🎵🔥

Credit/Source: Steven Lister

May 25, 2016
Nat & Villy

Videos Of Markus Performing At 3Arena in Dublin

Three videos of Markus Feehily performing live at 3Arena in Dublin during Wet Wet Wet’s The Big Picture Tour 2016 were uploaded a couple of days ago on YouTube, including his fantastic new single ‘Sanctuary‘ – check them below. 😃🎤🙌

SANCTUARY [3ARENA, DUBLIN – 23 FEBRUARY 2016]
WASH THE PAIN AWAY [3ARENA, DUBLIN – 23 FEBRUARY 2016]
FLYING WITHOUT WINGS [3ARENA, DUBLIN – 23 FEBRUARY 2016]

Credit/Source: youtube.com/yulily1

Mar 28, 2016
Nat & Villy

Review From Plymouth Pavilions

[…]

After a short interval to relieve bladders and charge glasses, the lights dimmed for the second act on the bill to take the stage, this was the very talented Markus Feehily, one fifth of the original lineup of Westlife, well, a quarter if you omit Bryan McFadden who left the band in 2004, the remaining 4 keeping the spirit alive for the next 8 years.

Mark Feehily sounded on form and looked every bit the pop star who was out to prove to that he can make it out there in this big wide world as a solo performer (with the assistance of a one man band who played keys, guitar and percussion and the two lovely backing singers). After a couple of songs lifted from his recently released debut album ‘Fire’, out rolled the big guns, kicking things off with ‘Flying Without Wings’ which was executed perfectly, proving that he was one of the more talented members of the worldwide phenomenon that was Westlife. He engaged really well with the capacity audience and introduced the next track as one that he used to sing alongside bandmate Shane Filan who had recently graced the Plymouth Pavilions with his presence, the crowd roared as he broke into the opening words of ‘You Raise Me Up’ which was clearly a crowdpleaser that so many had been looking forward to.

His latest single ‘Sanctuary’ features a sample from fellow Irish songwriter Clannad, this set the scene and allowed Mark to overlay his strong vocal on top, backed by the lovely ladies who did such a grand job with some truly angelic vocal harmonies. This was followed by Markus’s first solo single ‘Love is a Drug’ which went down really well.

It was great to see that after the Westlife breakup in 2012, Markus is managing to hold his own in this cut-throat business we refer to as ‘show’, may he carry on for many years to come!

[…]

Credit/Source: musicmuso.com

Mar 26, 2016
Nat & Villy

Videos of Markus on stage in Aberdeen and London

We’ve put together some clips of Markus Feehily on stage in London and Aberdeen. 😁🎶🔥 We hope you enjoy! 😊

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MARKUS FEEHILY LIVE AT THE O2 (LONDON)



MARKUS FEEHILY LIVE AT THE AECC (ABERDEEN)



Mar 17, 2016
Nat & Villy

Pictures Of Markus On Stage In Aberdeen & Inverness

We´re back home after some AMAZING days in Scotland enjoying that Feehily magic live!! 😁 Markus was absolutely fantastic and once again spoke to our hearts with his brilliant songs and that BIG VOICE full of emotion and passion. We couldn´t be prouder of this guy and we look forward to everything coming in the future… It was lovely to see so many Wet Wet Wet fans appreciating his talent too. 🙌🙌 GO MARKUS GO!!!! 😊

Below you can see the photos we took during the concerts in Aberdeen and Inverness. 😃

MARKUS FEEHILY LIVE IN ABERDEEN (13 MARCH 2016)


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MARKUS FEEHILY LIVE IN INVERNESS (14 MARCH 2016)


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Mar 16, 2016
Nat & Villy