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.

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
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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

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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

Pictures Of Markus On Loose Women

Now, Markus nailed it with an incredible performance of ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas‘, off his new album ‘Christmas, earlier today on ITV’s Loose Women, as well as chatted to the hosts! 😍❤️🎄 Hopefully there will be a video of his appearance soon, but for now we can enjoy some gorgeous photos of him on the show:

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

Dec 4, 2017
Nat & Villy

‘River’ Is Jenny Greene’s Record Of The Week

YAAAS! 👏😁 DJ Jenny Greene picked ‘River‘, one of the songs from Mark’s new album ‘Christmas, as Record Of The Week and it will be played every day this week on The Nicky Byrne Show – RTÉ 2FM! 🎶😊🎄 Markus wrote on Twitter: “😍😍 Amazing stuff! Thanks everyone! 🎄❤️ XX

SO well deserved, Mark’s version of the song is breath taking… his vocals are out of this world and you can feel the emotion in each word he sings… 🙌🙌

Credit/Source: twitter.com/RTE2fm

Dec 4, 2017
Nat & Villy

Audio: Markus Interview On Sligo’s Ocean FM

Markus gave an interview to his hometown’s Ocean FM and we can now listen back to it! 😃🎄🎵

Sligo a fantastic place to live – Mark Feehily

Former Westlife member, Mark Feehily, has produced a new album of Christmas songs. He’s touring with Mariah Carey during December, as well as performing a number of unplugged gigs. He tells us how he’s been spending more time than ever in Sligo and how he would welcome a Westlife reunion

Credit/Source: oceanfm.ie

Dec 4, 2017
Nat & Villy

Markus On Loose Women Today

Ok guys, make sure you will tune in to ITV’s Loose Women today at 12:30pm, as Markus will be a guest on the show! 😃🎄📺

MARKUS FEEHILY ON LOOSE WOMEN
Date: Today December 4th, 2017
Channel: ITV
Time: 12.30 AM (UK time) / Equivalent time in your country
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Credit/Source: twitter.com/loosewomen

Dec 4, 2017
Nat & Villy

Westlife’s Mark Feehily: ‘Mariah Carey once told me off for smoking!’

Singer Mark Feehily on touring with legendary superstar Mariah Carey, finally finding happiness and dealing with the darker side of fame

For 14 years Mark Feehily was the quiet one with the big voice in Westlife.

It’s almost two decades since Westlife and Mariah Carey teamed up for their epic cover version of Phil Collins’ Against All Odds and, in that time, it’s safe to say Mark’s seen it all.

From huge success, overzealous fans and heartbreak to partying with Simon Cowell and being left out in the cold after helping the band shift 55million records, Mark still insists ‘there was a lot to learn post-Westlife’.

And, while he doesn’t see Shane Filan, Nicky Byrne or Kian Egan all that often, Mark, 37, says the Westlife boys are still close.

There’s not a lot of time to think about the past, anyway; with new music to keep him busy, as well as an upcoming tour with Mariah, 47, herself and a happy relationship that’s got him itching to start a family, it’s fair to say that, these days, he’s in a very special world of his own.

You’re going on tour with Mariah Carey! How does it feel?

It feels 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. But also, as a singer who has a Christmas record out, to be on these huge gigs with the queen of Christmas, you couldn’t ask for a better position to be in.

What are you looking forward to most about going on tour?

I’ve made a Christmas record and my first album was darker pop, but with this I got to hand-pick the genre. So I’m really excited for people to hear the songs and to perform in front of the big Mariah audience. I’m also excited for people to see that I’m actually a really happy and bright person!

You’re about to release a new album. Do you still worry about how people will react to new material after all these years?

You’ll always worry in case people hate it! But I reckon if enough people think that, you’re doing something right. In Westlife, we’d say, ‘If we p*** that many people off, fine, but we’ve also got loads of fans’. Most acts have a lot of people who hate their music, but it’s not all bad. If you’re getting a reaction, it means there’s something there. The worst is if people don’t react at all!

What are your best memories of being in Westlife?

There were so many moments where we’d huddle in the corner of a club, at a gig or backstage and we’d be like, ‘Is this actually happening? They’ve flown us and our mothers on a private jet, to the Vatican, to meet the Pope and perform for him. What is going on?’

What was your biggest ‘pinch me’ moment?

One very memorable time was when we were in LA recording music very early on. We were there with Simon Cowell and he took us to Clive Davis’ American Music Awards after party in a hotel. We got there early and first Gloria Estefan walked through the door, then Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, then Usher. We were in this penthouse hotel suite that was wall-to-wall superstars!

What’s the weirdest fan experience you’ve ever had?

One time our tour manager had sorted us massages after a gig – somewhere in South East Asia – and in the middle of the massage the woman tapped me on the shoulder and, when I opened my eyes, she had a camera in my face. The shy, nervous boy that I was, I was out the window! Nobody needs to see me laying on a massage table. Needless to say, that massage ended very abruptly!

Were there any darker moments?

Around the time I came out as gay [in 2005], almost everyone was totally supportive. But there was always one who was like, ‘I can’t believe you fooled me for 10 years!’ Some of my family members got really in-depth, horribly aggressive letters saying how disgusting I was. I can deal with anything but when it’s a family member opening their mail, expecting to see an electricity bill, and it’s this big 10-page damning letter telling them their son is going to hell, that’s a darker side.

Are you boys still in touch?

Yeah! But we now have our separate lives and space. We don’t call around to each other’s houses for a cup of tea but we’ll bump into one another occasionally or we’ll text. We love each other a lot but we don’t get together very often. I can only compare it to a friend from college – these days, they’re off doing their own thing like you are.

They’ve all got kids now – is having a family something you’d like?

It’s something I think about all the time. It’s only a matter of time and I hope it will happen quite soon. I’ve been with a guy now for four years – an Irish guy – and we’re very happy. I had my time being single after my first relationship broke down but the novelty wore off very quickly, so I was happy when we met. Of course, when you’re in that situation, settled and things are good, you start thinking about what’s next.

It’s 17 years since you and the boys teamed up with Mariah – how do you feel about working with her again?

I wouldn’t say we’re close friends but any time we see each other, we talk. She seems to remember us and that whole period around Against All Odds – it’s not like she’s asking her assistant, ‘What are their names again?’ She’s quite genuine. Her mother’s Irish and we talked a lot about Ireland when we met – and she started doing an Irish accent really well! I think she’s surrounded by a lot of ‘yes’ men and she probably enjoyed just sitting down with a bunch of lads, having a glass of wine.

Did Mariah ever give you guys any advice?

When we were in Capri recording Against All Odds, I snuck off for a cigarette. There were camera crews from MTV filming us and I didn’t want them to see me smoking. When I came back to the studio, I hadn’t washed my hands. Mariah looked at me strangely and said, ‘Come here for a second.’ She grabbed my hand and sniffed it – she obviously suspected where I’d been. She went, ‘You do not smoke! Your voice!’ I was mortified. It wasn’t that she didn’t want me to smoke around her but more, ‘You should not be smoking with that voice.’ I didn’t listen in the long term, unfortunately.

You recently insisted Mariah isn’t a diva, but are you?

If there’s a song I don’t want to sing, I’ll strop because there are certain things you have to fight for. But, honestly, one minute I’ll be on the biggest chat show in the country and then the first thing I do is get in my car, drive to my local pub and have a few drinks with my friends. I can take or leave the showbiz lifestyle. When we were in the band we all had our moments, but luckily there were three other guys to bring you back to Earth.

The tour is called All I Want For Christmas – but what do you want for Christmas?

I’m just really happy that I’ve refurbished my house in Ireland and I’m going to be at home with my family, my goddaughter and my boyfriend. I’m looking forward to a traditional Christmas. Especially now because my friends and my brother all have kids, and that reignites that excitement of presents under the tree and watching films after dinner – that’s the place I’m in right now.

Credit/Source: celebsnow.co.uk

Dec 4, 2017
Nat & Villy

Liverpool’s ‘Greatest Ever Grotto’ Opens At Cunard Building

WESTLIFE STAR MARK FEEHILY OFFICIALLY OPENED LIVERPOOL’S GREATEST EVER CHRISTMAS GROTTO YESTERDAY AT A SPECIAL LAUNCH OF THE FESTIVITIES.

We went along to check out what was on offer and if you are looking for a full on Christmas experience for the kids then look no further.

The Irish chart topper, who had fourteen number one hits with Westlife, performed tracks from his new album ‘Christmas’ at the opening of the Christmas attraction in front of a VIP and celebrity crowd.

The entire ground floor of Liverpool’s magnificent Cunard Building has undergone a £100,000 Christmas themed transformation. Families can visit Santa’s house, his elves and meet real reindeers. There is also a special Santa train which takes in the sights of Liverpool’s famous waterfront. It is open every day until Christmas Eve.

Mrs Clause’s kitchen will also be open filled festive treats and every day from 5pm there will be a live Santa show.

And of course, Liverpool’s little ones will get to let Santa know if they’ve been naughty or nice!

Mark said: “I love Liverpool so it is great to be back in the city opening the Signature Living Christmas grotto at the Cunard Building.”

Signature Living’s Kris Mochrie, the mastermind behind the grotto, said:

“It is a real coup to have secured Mark Feehily for the opening of the Cunard Christmas attraction. He has a brilliant Christmas album out and so he is the perfect for the job. It is even more special that Liverpool has got Mark just before he goes of on his December tour with Mariah Carey. We’ve invested a lot to making the grotto a special for every family in Liverpool this Christmas.”

Credit/Source: theguideliverpool.com

Dec 4, 2017
Nat & Villy

“Amazing To Finally Be Able To Release This Album”

N’awe, you can tell than fans weren’t the only ones who were all excitedly waiting for the time to come to be able to download Mark Feehily’s new album ‘Christmas on Thursday night… 😉 Our artist himself shared a selfie while waiting for the big moment to come, saying: “This is me right now – very excited about the fact that my album is out in a matter of minutes!! 🎄🎅🏻 x“. He also posted a photo of himself “being interviewed by someone the other side of the country“, writing: “I got to sit in the hot seat for once and I liked it…lots of buttons to try and not press!” haha bless him 😄❤️ and one more posing in front of a Christmas tree, taken in the 2FM studios, where he “had a great day recording performances and interviews with the amazing team out there“. We can’t wait for those performances and interviews to see the light heh! 🎅🎤🎄

Yesterday, he wrote on Facebook of the album release: “Amazing to finally be able to release this album. I’ve loved every second of recording this and hope you love it as much as I do : http://smarturl.it/MarkFeehilyChristmas“. 🙌💿🙌

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Dec 2, 2017
Nat & Villy