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".

Video And Caps Of Markus On The Ray D’Arcy Show

Markus Feehily’s fantastic interview on RTÉ One’s The Ray D’Arcy Show is now available to watch worldwide on the RTÉ Player! 😁 Ahh it was so great to see our Marky again and to hear everything he’s been up to… He also confirmed a Christmas record IS INDEED HAPPENING 🎄🙀 and we can’t freakin’ wait! It’s so good to see him happy and to hear it’s all going well in his life, we couldn’t stop smiling! 💖

We made some captures, which you can find in the gallery and a transcript of the interview, which you can read below. 😃

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Markus Feehily On The Ray D’Arcy Show [7.OCTOBER.2017]

INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT:

On how the Russell Crowe performance came along: “So I’m doing a big reinvention job in my house in Sligo and I was literally there, like beard out to here (points with his hands), like, you know, sledgehammer knocking walls and stuff and I got this phone call from a guy that used to produce a lot of Westlife songs, it was Carl Falk, and he was just like ‘Oh I’m coming to Dublin at the weekend, are you around?’. So I was like, ‘Oh, I might be actually, yeah’ and he was like ‘I just am in this band with Russell Crowe and we want you to come and sing a song with us’. So I was like, ‘Okay…’. I didn’t know what to expect or didn’t know what song they wanted me to sing, so I was like ‘Can you just send me the song?’, you know, just in case like… And they sent me the song, it’s just a beautiful song. It’s called ‘Love Was My Alibi’ and Russell Crowe actually wrote it with this guy, Carl Falk, and it was on the soundtrack to a movie that Russell Crowe directed and as I said I was a bit ‘God, what happens if the song is like really bad…’ but it wasn’t, it was amazing and I just I kind of loved it straight away and so for the next three days I was in my kitchen in Sligo, belting out the song, trying to of kinda make sure that I knew the lyrics and the arrangement and everything and I got up to The Olympia on the Sunday, a few days later, and literally performed in a band with Russell Crowe. And obviously the Russell Crowe thing was huge but there’s other actors in the band as well. There’s a guy that plays one of the characters in Family Guy, another guy that’s in X-men and like every five minutes I was like ‘Oh my God. He’s famous as well…’ you know, so it was really good, it was a really good experience.”

On whether he got any direction from Russell Crowe: “Well, I just took one look and was like ‘I better not mess this up…’ haha. To be honest with you, he’s a lovely lovely guy. I hadn’t met him before and he has a reputation of being boisterous and kinda guy you wouldn’t sort of, you know, mess around lets say, and he was just lovely. He just wanted to go to the pub and to like go on drive down the country and no kinda Hollywood kind of stuff at all. Some of the people around him actually said that he is in his comfort zone when he’s in this band and he’d sort of choose that any day over, you know, Oscars and Hollywood movies and being in LA and everything like that. He was just lovely. I can tell that he doesn’t care about being a star and he’s sort of more like just a real person. I still wouldn’t cross him though.”

With regards to his performance: “Well, before I went on stage, he kinda came over like grabbed me by the shoulders and he just said ‘You’re gonna nail it. Everyone said you were amazing at the rehearsals’ and he’s like ‘I want you to record the song. It’s gonna be like one of the biggest wedding songs of all time’ and all this kinda stuff and I was like ‘Okay… better not like mess this one up…’ so after the performance they sort of booked out a pub just by the hotel in Dublin and so everyone that was backstage was at this after show party and it was sponsored by a brand of tequila so everyone was like pretty (pausing) much enjoying themselves… and in the hallway we just kinda bumped into each other and it was kind of briefing up in one way but he just said like ‘Oh you’ve nailed it, you completely smashed it and he just kept saying that we need to get in touch, they’re coming back from LA in a few weeks and they want me to have recorded the song and staff so, yeah, who knows, crazy things happen you’ve a sledgehammer and knocking down walls in Sligo, with a beard.”

On whether he will record ‘Love Was My Alibi’: “I’d love to. Genuinely like, forget about Hollywood stars and everything, it’s a really beautiful song and as a singer that’s the kind of song that you’re always kinda look for, so I absolutely would, yeah.”

On being special guest on Mariah Carey’s tour & his Christmas Record: “That was the Sunday, on Monday then…so as I said, it was sponsored by tequila, the after show party, and so we woke up the next morning and I just looked to my phone and there was an email from my agent in London saying ‘You’re gonna be announced tomorrow as the special guest on Mariah Carey’s UK Christmas tour.’ So I was like, ‘Am I still drunk? Is this actually happening?’. But I kind of knew that it might happen for a while but I didn’t dare kinda say it to anyone in case it didn’t or whatever. So my agent really came through and he made it happen. He was in LA like literally with Mariah Carey and her manager and I was like, ‘Right so, today’s the day we’re gonna find out if it’s gonna happen’ and so it did and so I’d wanted to kinda make a Christmas record going way back even to Westlife days I sort of said to the label, ‘How about Christmas albums’ and stuff and it was something that I just always loved and it just never happened. And so when this thing got confirmed, I was like, ‘Right, this is obviously the moment where I’m gonna do my Christmas record,’ so all of a sudden I’m flying to London and I’m singing Christmas songs in September, October, you know. And I’m one of those people that says like ‘Don’t dare say the word Christmas until it’s like December’. But I’ve had to sort of forget about that for a minute. The thing about this is my first solo album was a little bit darker, a little bit more serious, I really enjoyed making it, no regrets whatsoever, but I’ve got another side to me and it’s, you know, a fun side and it’s gonna be kind of a bit of fun, a bit of festivity, definitely songs that everyone knows. There’s one or two that are slightly more obscure but I think everyone’s still gonna know them and I’m trying to pick songs as well that sort of suit my voice, sort that are more soulful so it’s really really exciting.”

About Westlife collaborating with Mariah: “Well I think it was like 2000 or 2001. I actually got tweeted the day before I finally found out it was happening, a fan tweeted me saying it was 17 years the day that ‘Against All Odds’ went number one, and it was like ‘If I only knew what I was about to be in tomorrow’, but yeah, 17 years ago, so, I mean, I actually, literally, can’t believe it is that long.”

About getting in contact with Mariah over the years: “Well it´s not like we’re bestie mates and we constantly text each other and stuff like that, whatsoever, but it´s one of those things I sort of, you know, sporadically pump into her here and there, sort of didn’t even think it would happen and then all of a sudden I’m kind of in London and during the time we were through it, I kind of became friends with some of the people around her as well and I was gonna get a text going ‘we’re going to a club tonight,’ or whatever and ‘come along’ and I wouldn’t even know and then you get there and then she’s there as well. She´s really down to earth, you know, she´s not like kind of a… uhm… fifty entourage around her and everything, like I mean if she could have it her way she probably wouldn’t have an entourage all but yeah, I’ve seen her through the years since then, you know.”

On having Chinese takeaway with her: ” have, yeah. The other day I was like, ‘Please, just, Mariah Carey, do not… like… google yourself for the next two weeks, please’. I don’t know whether she’d even like the fact that I said that story but yeah, I went to see her show in London when she was playing in Wembley and, afterwards, ’cause it wasn’t long after we worked with her, she invited us backstage to the dressing room and then she was like ‘Oh, we’re all going back to my friends” and I was like ‘Oh it’s probably some, you know, big mansion in Hampstead or something like that and we got to the address and it’s like a big huge block of highway flats and literally her big massive stretch limo was like there outside the front door and we went up and you know there was her and probably ten other people and everyone was just there sitting around on the floor and ordering chinese and there was a bit of champagne so it wasn’t like, you know, completely normal, like, you know…but yeah, I mean, any kind of encounter I’ve had with her it’s been sort of more like that than you know kind of wrapped in cotton wool.”

About whether he’s getting to sing with her: “Look, I mean, of course I would love to but it’s certanly not, I mean it’s not part of the deal. Who knows, I mean, we’re gonna be in the same room together and we did have this big number one, you know, Westlife and her, so who knows… I mean, it’d be fantastic you know, I never say never, I mean, ten days ago if you said I was gonna be on stage with Russell Crowe and then, you know, opening for Mariah Carey I wouldn’t have believed it so who knows…”

About how is everything else going: “Fantastic! Really good, I mean, I’ve been doing this big refurbish of my house in Sligo I keep talking about and it’s been really nice, you know, kind of coming away from the entertainment industry and doing something that I love first of all and then you know, I’ve always kind of loved doing that stuff and yeah so I’ve been doing that and it’s been everyday meeting my builder, getting stuck in and literally we we’re just joking out there and you know, we’re talking about Mariah Carey and a few days before that I was like picking radiators and stuff, you know, but that’s varieties and spice in life, you know…

About whether he’s happy in his love life: “Yeah, 100%, I’m absolutely happy, nearly four years now in a relationship and everything is great. Actually, I was thinking about this… You know when you’re coming up to do an interview, sort of you don’t think about stuff and then you start like, ‘Right, ok, where am I?’ and I’m actually quite happy. I’m really really happy and things are good and good things are happening. It’s good, you know, all of the stars are kind of aligning at the moment and life is great, yeah.”

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Oct 8, 2017
Nat & Villy

Markus Feehily on The Ray D’Arcy Show Tonight!

📺YAY! The day is here! Remember to tune in to RTÉ One tonight at 9:45pm (GMT – equivalent timezone in your country) to see our Markus Feehily on The Ray D’Arcy Show!!! 😁👍

Don´t forget you can watch online worldwide, on RTÉ Player International. 😃🌍

📺WATCH LIVE: MARKUS FEEHILY ON THE RAY D’ARCY SHOW

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Oct 7, 2017
Nat & Villy

Video Of Markus Joining Indoor Garden Party Gig Acts On Stage

🎥 A video of Markus Feehily joining all the acts on stage for ‘Man In The Mirror‘ at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre during the Russell Crowe – Indoor Garden Party gig last Sunday, was uploaded on YouTube! 🎵😊

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Oct 7, 2017
Nat & Villy

The lineup for The Ray D’Arcy Show is here

Our favourite Westlife star will be chatting to Ray!

By Megan Roantree

The lineup for this weekend’s Ray D’Arcy show is here.

First up is former Head Coach of the Irish Boxing Team Billy Walsh will join Ray for his first in-depth TV interview since his controversial resignation two years ago.

He chat to Ray about his new role as Head Coach of USA Boxing and how he has won two international awards for his transformative work with them. He’ll also talk about leaving the Irish boxing team and what it was like to be at The Rio Olympics but fighting in another corner.

An inspirational story from student Katie Cooke will follow. The 20-year-old suffers from epilepsy and will reveal how running changed her life. She’ll discuss how she’s preparing for the biggest and most challenging run of her life in November – The New York City marathon. Her neurologist Dr. Colin Doherty, who runs the marathons with her to ensure she’s okay, will also join the show, along with her Mum Nicola.

Former Westlife star Markus Feehily will join Ray in studio to chat about the exciting news that he will support Mariah Carey during her 2017 Christmas tour later this year.

Markus has been a huge fan of Mariah Carey for a long time and credits her music with getting him through the darker times of coming to terms of who he was as a teenager. He’ll also be revealing what it’s really like to work with Russell Crowe, as he performed with at the Olympia when Russell was in town last weekend.

Markus recorded a single with Mariah back in 2000 when he was in Westlife.

Good News is back and this time it’s Teresa Mannion who takes to the newsdesk to bring us some feel good news from all over the country.

And Ray’s House hunt is back…the game of speed, memory and stamina that anyone can play for money from the comfort of their own home.

All this and more on The Ray D’Arcy Show this week on RTÉ One at 9:45pm.

Credit/Source: vipmagazine.ie

Oct 7, 2017
Nat & Villy

Markus On The Ray D’Arcy Show Tomorrow

📺YEY! 💃 Tune in to RTÉ One tomorrow everyone, as Markus Feehily will join Ray D’Arcy on The Ray D’Arcy Show, at 9:45pm (GMT – equivalent timezone in your country). 😁👍

You can watch online worldwide, on RTÉ Player International. 😃🌍

Staying In Tomorrow?

Markus Feehily

On The Ray D’Arcy Show…

Sinead Harrington writes:

Former Head Coach of the Irish Boxing Team Billy Walsh will join Ray for his first in-depth TV interview since his controversial resignation two years ago.

Singer and songwriter Markus Feehily will join Ray in studio to chat about the exciting news that he will support Mariah Carey during her 2017 Christmas tour later this year.

Following its popularity last year Good News is back and this time it’s Teresa Mannion who takes to the newsdesk to bring us some feel good news from all over the country

And Ray’s House hunt is back…the game of speed, memory and stamina that anyone can play for money from the comfort of their own home.
*punches own head with remote*

The Ray D’Arcy Show tomorrow on RTÉ One at 9:45pm.

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Oct 6, 2017
Nat & Villy

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). 😊💚

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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

Pictures Of Markus In Dublin

A massive thank you to Ann and Beanie, who shared their gorgeous photos of Markus in Dublin, taken last Sunday! 😁❤️ Ann and her friend met Markus, while Beanie took a photo of him during his performance of ‘Love Was My Alibi’. 😃

Credit/Source: twitter.com/annblake78 / twitter.com/beanie1503

Oct 3, 2017
Nat & Villy