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 to many. We invite you to open your mind and let Mark's vibe and magic inspire your all. In 2015 Markus launched his solo career with his debut album "Fire", while now, he is about to release a new festive album called "Christmas" and is set to perform some special unplugged shows in the UK and Ireland.

The Shape I’m In: Mark Feehily

Irene Feighan

Now that singer Mark Feehily has moved back to his native Sligo, he can enjoy his mum’s home cooking.

SINGER Mark Feehily has found what he’s looking for — a work-life balance.

After years living out of suitcases as he and the Westlife crew crisscrossed the globe, he’s now in control of his schedule.

It’s a process that started three years ago when he decided to move back to his native Sligo, renovating a lakeside house he had bought 10 years earlier.

“The family expands as the years go on. I’ve got two goddaughters, there are lots of kids around and it’s really nice to be at home with my parents. My mum can ring me and say: ‘I’ve got the dinner on — come over’,” says the 37-year-old.

He now divides his time between London and Sligo, sharing his Lough Gill home with his Irish partner.

“We met in London four years ago and it’s been going really well since.”

Renowned for his strong vocals, has been raising roofs since he was a young soloist in the local parish choir. A favourite song was the rousing O Holy Night, which features in his latest album.

The reference to ‘angles’ voices’ could easily refer to his beloved grandmothers who both passed away within three days of each other before Christmas three years ago.

“It was a very sad time. But both were well into their 90s and they left nothing but positive memories. I always think the two are sitting on my shoulders. When someone has that much of an influence on you they’ll always be there within you.”

* Mark has just released Christmas a collection of classic festive songs. He will play the Sugar Club, Dublin on December 19.

What shape are you in?

Better than I was a year or two ago. I started mixing up my exercise to keep it interesting, so sometimes I jog, sometimes spinning, sometimes a cardio/weight session and sometimes I’ll go in with a personal trainer.

That, along with reasonable nutrition, has done me the world of good.

What are your healthiest eating habits?

I have started visiting a great vegetarian place in Sligo called Sweet Beet Cafe and even if I’m not in the mood I’ll knock back a turmeric and ginger shot along with one of their gorgeous lunch dishes.

What are your guiltiest pleasures?

I rarely eat pizza anymore as carbs don’t agree with me but every now and again a nice stonebaked pizza on a hungover Sunday evening can be a nice treat.

What would keep you awake at night?

I hate confrontation so anytime I’ve had a dispute with someone it can really stress me out.

How do you relax?

A good strong massage. I’m talking a proper Thai style massage where it’s on the verge of hurting.

The minute the massage starts I forget all my stress and worries.

Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?

Mariah Carey, of which I’m really looking forward to be opening for her on her Christmas UK tour.

Then it would have to be Celine Dion, Whitney Houston and Aretha Franklin — all amazing icons.

What are your favourite smells?

In the summer, the smell of cut grass in Sligo brings me straight back to my childhood and in the winter a turf fire does exactly the same thing.

I want to do a line of candles with these types of scents.

What would you like to change about your appearance?

I’ve learnt to be comfortable in my own skin and appreciate what I have instead of wishing I was something else, so I just try to keep the exercise/nutrition thing in check when possible.

When is the last time you cried?

At a wedding last week. I am strictly NOT a cryer but at weddings, I turn to mush when I see the bride walking in or when the groom says romantic things to his new wife at the speeches.

What traits do you least like in others?

Lack of empathy, people who genuinely think they are better than others because of wealth or success, two-faced people are the worst. Begrudgery really gets to me as well.

What traits do you least like about yourself?

I overthink things but I’ve been working on that and have learnt the benefits of letting things run their course.

Do you pray?

I don’t pray very much but I’ll always have that foundation of spirituality that comes with growing up in rural Catholic Ireland.

What would cheer up your day?

Hearing something really good has happened to someone I love.

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Dec 8, 2017
Nat & Villy

Mark Feehily reveals his best ever moment in Westlife

Lauren Hughes

Born in Ireland, Mark Feehily, 37, first came to our attention as one fifth of Westlife back in 1998.

The band split in 2012 and have yet to reunite. After coming out in 2005, Mark has been with his Irish boyfriend for four years. He’s due to go on the road performing on Mariah Carey’s upcoming Christmas tour.

“I’ve always been a massive fan of Mariah Carey. Going on tour with her will be amazing. I’ve been a fan of hers since I was a kid and, going back to when Westlife worked with her, people often ask us what was our favourite moment of being in the band. Others might say singing for the Pope, but for me it was always meeting and working with Mariah, my teenage idol.

“There were small downsides to being in a big pop group. At the time, I used to hate missing birthdays or weddings. But the thing is, if I was at those events, I’d probably have been wishing I was over in London on a TV show. Hindsight is great! I find it difficult to remember any proper downsides.

“We were surgically attached when we were in Westlife. We have a bit more space from each other these days. Human beings can’t be constantly in the same little room all day, every day. We were running the business ourselves, very hands-on, making all the decisions, and I think we did well to last 14 years. We now have our separate lives and space, but we’ll bump into one another occasionally and we’ll text.

“I’d love to have kids soon. It’s something I think about all the time. I definitely want that for myself, 100%. It’s only a matter of time and I hope it will happen quite soon. I’ve been with my boyfriend for four years and we’re very happy together.”

Credit/Source: womanmagazine.co.uk

Dec 8, 2017
Nat & Villy

Mark Feehily (TresA Magazine Interview)

Westlife singer Mark Feehily released his solo Christmas album on December 1st and will be setting out on tour later this month starting December 12th at The Ruby Lounge in Manchester. Ahead of his tour, Mark can be seen as a special guest on the Mariah Carey shows at Manchester Arena and London O2. Catching up with Mark, we talk all things Christmas album and tour, his solo career and new music.

Your Christmas album was released on December 1st, what was your favourite song to record?

Probably the Mariah Carey cover “Miss you most at Christmas” which I’ve been singing since the 90’s. I always listened to her album as a kid.

Can you tell us more about your new album, how did you decide on the tracks?

I chose songs that not only were some of my favourite Christmas songs, but also songs that I felt I could do justice to vocally. Some songs are amazing but I wouldn’t feel the need to sing them. The ones I picked all jumped out at me vocally and that was the main criteria.

Is a Christmas album something you’ve always wanted to release?

I have always loved the idea of a Christmas album and much like the rest of Christmas it’s in a little pocket that happens for about 4-6 weeks a year then it’s done. When I was confirmed as Mariah’s special guest I just thought ‘this is the year to do that album!’

We’re loving the option of getting a signed Christmas card when pre-ordering the album, how did you come up with this idea?

It was an idea that someone from my label mentioned amongst a load of other ideas and it stood out to me as it fits in with Christmas so well to send a fan a personally signed Christmas card!!

What was it like being back in the studio?

That was the best part of this whole experience. Being in the studio and making music that will last forever in one way or another is my favourite thing to do! I love singing live too but studio recordings are just so creative and artistic and I was in my element arranging backing vocals and working with my producer to come up with our own unique versions.

Are you prepared for your Christmas tour?

Yes I know all these songs so well and will also be singing a few Westlife songs which I obviously know inside out. It’s going to be very informal and fun and laid-back so I’m not stressed I just can’t wait to see all those people up close and personal.

What can people expect from your tour?

It’s going to be a sing song, it’s not a big gig with thousands of lights and smoke machines and fireworks… it’s going to be my voice and a piano. It would be my ideal environment to see one of my favourite artists in where I could really see them up close and hear their voice really clearly. That’s what inspired me to do it.

Will people be able to purchase your album at the venues?

This is an independently released album on my own label and is only available online. You can however order a physical CD online that will get sent out to you with the personally signed Christmas card!

How does it feel knowing your fans are still there after your two year break?

I will always be so grateful for the Westlife fans that have stuck with me on my solo journey and also to the new people who have joined the party too! I love the fans more than anything, they are why I do what I do.

What was the experience like at the EMAs?

It was cool in one way. Eminent performance was great and Shawn Mendes’ voice was impressive. However by midnight I was ready to do a Cinderella and get out of there as I had an early start the next day so it didn’t end up too rock and roll!

What do you miss the most about being in a band?

I suppose the company on planes, trains and automobiles whilst travelling, the fun onstage and the fun aftershows!

Having played arenas previously, how different do you think it will be playing on the Mariah Carey tour?

I think the fans are there to see Mariah so I will have to make sure to try and charm them… thankfully they are there to hear Christmas songs though which will hopefully help!

Which countries would you like to visit on a solo tour?

China and South East Asia are next on my list, hopefully that will happen really soon as I miss those territories so much!

Are you planning on releasing new music next year?

I will be going into the studio and working hard but there’s no release date or time frame set just yet. I have a lot of album and non-album related plans for 2018 & 2019 that are all entertainment based so I’m excited to hit the ground running next year!

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Credit/Source: tresamagazine.com

Dec 8, 2017
Nat & Villy

Rehearsal Video From Markus

Whoop!! Can you believe that Mariah Carey’s concert in London is just three days away and the first of Mark’s Christmas Unplugged Shows in five days? 😁🎄🎶 Our lad is getting ready for it all and shared a video of his backing vocalists rehearsing ‘You Raise Me Up’ on Instagram saying, “See you onstage soon :) x“. YAAAS, roll on! ✨🎤👦🏻❤️

See you onstage soon :) x

Η δημοσίευση κοινοποιήθηκε από το χρήστη Mark Feehily (@markusmoments) στις


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

EDIT:

Marky wrote that he was rehearsing for the Mariah Carey concert opening on Sunday, sharing a beautiful photo: “Just finished some rehearsal for my @MariahCarey slot this weekend and very excited! If you havnt got a copy of my new album “Christmas” yet check these links out! https://t.co/a14TXSBNp5
https://t.co/OnIPylDPPa
” 💃❤️🎄😊

Credit/Source: instagram.com/MarkusMoments / twitter.com/MarkusFeehily

Dec 7, 2017
Nat & Villy

Photos Of Markus On Loose Women

We uploaded loads of photos of Marky’s appearance on last Monday’s Loose Women. 😃❤️

Credit/Source: Rex Features / Thanks twitter.com/KianEganWeb for the heads up

Dec 7, 2017
Nat & Villy

Listen Back: Markus Feehily’s Live Studio 8 Session

Now… what can we say, Markus just went and totally NAILED the live performances of ‘River‘ and ‘Merry Christmas Baby‘ from his new album ‘Christmas‘!! 👏😍🎤👦🏻🙌 We are so proud of him and so emotional listening to him singing his heart out… ❤️ No, seriously, if you haven’t got his album yet, make sure you will; you’re in for a treat! 👌🎅🎶🎁

OGHAN MCDERMOTT: MARK FEEHILY STUDIO 8 SESSION

Mark Feehily is back with a brand new album.

‘Christmas’ is a collection of classic Christmas favourites and Mark joined Eoghan in studio 8 for a chat and performed some tracks from the album.

Listen to the full session here.

Apart from listening to the full session above, you can also watch a video of his ‘Merry Christmas Baby‘ performance below:

Credit/Source: 2fm.rte.ie

Dec 6, 2017
Nat & Villy

Audio: Markus On iRadio

Markus chatted to The AO Show on iRadio earlier today and we can now listen back to / download the interview, on their website! 😃📻

Credit/Source: iradio.ie

Dec 6, 2017
Nat & Villy

Markus On The Eoghan McDermott Show (2FM)

Tune in to RTÉ 2FM at 4pm, as Markus will be joining Eoghan McDermott for an interview, as well as two live performances!! 😃🎤👦🏻❤️✨🎄

MARKUS FEEHILY ON THE EOGHAN MCDERMOTT SHOW
Date: Today December 6th, 2017
Radio Station: RTÉ 2FM
Time: 16.00 PM (UK time) / Equivalent time in your country
Listen Online Worldwide

Markus wrote on Twitter: “So excited for my Studio 8 session today at 4pm on @RTE2FM with @eoghanmcdermo tune in to hear an interview and two live performances! 🎄❤️ you can listen live online here too! http://2fm.rte.ie/aboutus/listen-live/ … #EOGHAN2FM #markfeehilychristmas

Credit/Source: twitter.com/markusfeehily / instagram.com/markusmoments

Dec 6, 2017
Nat & Villy

Mark Feehily opens up about positive new album: ‘I came through a darker time’

MARK Feehily has opened up about his new album Christmas – admitting he is in a much better place in his life compared to a coupe of years ago.

By Jack Hardwick, Exclusive

Chatting to Daily Star Online, Mark said: “There was a huge love for Westlife and when you come out of a pop machine like that then of course any solo music you do will be compared to it… but musically it isn’t the same.

“Christmas is my second solo album and I’ve really enjoyed the solo experience to be honest.

“As a 37-year-old man it is nice to be in control of my life, my schedule.

“It is nice to make my own decisions musically.

“I just want to do what I am enjoying now.”

After forming in 1998, Westlife went on to become one of the most successful groups of all time.

However, in 2012 they called it a day following a farewell tour.

Reflecting on coping with the split, Mark continued: “My first album was made in a different time in my life.

“It was a slightly darker time. Westlife was coming to an end, as did a long term relationship.

“I used those experiences and wrote about being single and the trials and tribulations of dating and its ups and downs.”

He added: “I don’t regret it, but yeah, it was definitely darker. The new album is another side to me.

“It is bright and lighter – generally happy and upbeat.”

On Monday, Mark will support pop superstar Mariah Carey on her festive UK tour.

Taking a break from her Las Vegas residency, the iconic diva will belt out her hits, as well as her legendary Christmas classic, All I Want for Christmas Is You.

Praising Mariah, Mark said: “There is a big backstory with Mariah and Westlife as we worked with her before.

“In past shows I did with her when I was in Westlife, Mariah has always sent someone down to see us.

“She would be like ‘I wanna see the boys.’

Mark Feehily’s Christmas album is out now

Credit/Source: dailystar.co.uk

Dec 6, 2017
Nat & Villy

Video Of Markus On Loose Women

N’awe, Marky was a happy bunny yesterday after his fantastic performance of ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas‘ on ITV’s Loose Women and shared a photo tweeting: “So happy with my @loosewomen performance today I danced a wee jig #london #irishdance“. 🤗❤️✨

Thank you so much Clare for uploading his performance on YouTube: 🙂

Credit/Source: instagram.com/markusmoments / Contrary Clarey

Dec 5, 2017
Nat & Villy