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.

Mark Feehily loves X Factor changes

Mark Feehily is a huge fan of the new format of ‘The X Factor’ because Simon Cowell has found a way to make more than one star.

The 37-year-old singer’s former group Westlife were signed by Cowell to his Syco record label and managed by ‘X Factor’ judge Louis Walsh and he and the other guys – Shane Filan, Nicky Byrne and Kian Egan – were regular performers on the ITV talent show when they were together.

Mark has been watching the current series every week and thinks the changes implemented, such as the weekly prizes for the acts with the most votes, and the focus on original songs from finalists Rak-Su and Grace Davies has given the programme a real boost and he believes many acts will have chart success rather than just this weekend’s winner.

Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz, he said: “One of the things I’ve loved about this season is that Simon has really embraced original songs and he’s now using ‘The X Factor’ to not just create one big star at the end of the show but allowing ‘The X Factor’ to act as promotion for these talented acts which will get them in the charts. I think that’s a really clever move and I really like that dynamic.

“I also really like the fact they’ve had prizes each week, there was a feeling that if you got kicked out when you were fourth or fifth it was a bit like, ‘See you later guys.’ Whereas now the fact that you’ve made the final gives you rewards, which is great for those guys.”

Mark has returned to the music scene with his new festive album, which is titled ‘Christmas’ and features a collection of classic Yule Tide favourites such as ‘Merry Christmas Baby’, ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ and ‘Miss You Most (at Christmas Time)’.

The Irish pop star sent Louis, 65, a copy of the LP when he finished it and he was delighted when the music mogul called him to tell him how much he loved it.

Mark said: “I sent Louis a copy of my album and he was on the phone to me telling me how great it is and how he’d forgotten how good I was and that was really nice to hear. He was all fired up about it, which is so nice because he’s still powerful in the business and he still wants to help me.”

Mark’s new album ‘Christmas’ is out now and ‘The X Factor’ winner will be crowned this Sunday (03.12.17).

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Dec 2, 2017
Nat & Villy

glenn&ronan To Support Mark On His Christmas Unplugged Shows

Whoop! glenn&ronan were announced as the support act for Markus Feehily’s upcoming Christmas Unplugged shows, for which you can find tickets on MyTicket / Ticketmaster. 👌😃🎵🎄

glenn&ronan: We have some VERY exciting news!! 😱
We are supporting @MarkusFeehily on his upcoming ‘Christmas Unplugged’ Tour!
For ticketing information visit: http://bit.ly/2jBH22I #glennandronanontour

Markus Feehily: @glennandronan can’t wait to get on the road lads! 🎄

TICKETMASTER // MYTICKET

Tue, 12thManchester, Ruby Lounge
Wed, 13thGlasgow, St Lukes Church
Sun, 17thLondon, Under The Bridge
Mon, 18thBelfast, Empite Music Hall
Tue, 19thDublin, The Sugar Club

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Dec 1, 2017
Nat & Villy

Mark Feehily – Christmas (Review By Paul Reynolds)

24 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS

Buy Christmas here (Amazon UK)

It is not often I start a review by highlighting the producer of a project (and comparing him to a well known fictional character). I rather think though that exquisite singer, Mark Feehily, won’t mind the brief diversion as I launch into some thoughts on his wonderful new Christmas EP. The engaging singer has worked well with producer Steve Anderson since his Westlife days – and chosen well to have him guide his festive project. Steve Anderson is the musical Scrooge – the Scrooge we have at the end of A Christmas Carol. He loves the holiday season, knows how to keep it well and – let’s face it – Christmas isn’t Christmas til he gets here. Fresh from his work with Kylie Minogue on her (still radiant) Christmas album, Steve is the perfect partner for Mark to get the best from his expressive voice and surround him with elegant and stirring instrumentals. Mark brings a sense of awe and wonderment to the seven songs on his EP, unveiling new facets to songs you thought you knew every single element of. Released with only twenty four days until the big day arrives, this is essential listening to give voice to your inner most feelings at one of the most emotive times of year (and each note and beat is a gift that keeps on giving).

The project opens with Merry Christmas Baby. Instantly, you get a sense of the style of music that lies ahead. A vibrant, live sounding band swathes Mark’s passionate voice and is textured with sumptuous girl group style backing vocals that accentuate the joy and happiness so saturated in Mark’s vocal delivery. There is an invigorating key change and a rather brilliant jam session that ends the song in ebullient fashion. You are left exhilarated after just one song and ever so hungry for more. He moves onto a somewhat more melancholy and reflective piece – Joni Mitchell’s The River. Accompanied by a resonant piano, Mark’s voice soars with a take on an old favourite that sounds like it would be perfectly at home in a musical version of Love, Actually. He doesn’t just sing the song – he seemingly takes every regrettable moment he has experienced and pours it into his performance. While this is prevalent across the song, it is perhaps best represented at around 55 seconds when he sings “I wish I had a river so long”, and – in those five seconds – manages to make the aching fragility so tangible that you feel like you can reach out and touch it. It is absolutely stunning.

Horns infuse Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas with a lovely, languorous feel, elevating Mark’s poignant wish to rapturous new heights. It is the perfect follow on from The River, an opportunity for him to take the cathartic redemption of that song and channel it into a plea that is earnest and heartfelt. In lesser hands, the voice may have gotten lost in such a bold instrumental yet the power and control in Mark’s singing means he is in symbiotic partnership with the band. An extended middle 8 lets the yearning permeate before Mark tackles another sterling key change and leaves the listener with the sense that, with performances like this in the world, perhaps a little magic will happen this festive season. And that hope continues into a stupendous recreation of This Christmas. He is a gloriously soulful raconteur who paints ornate visual images just with the power of his voice. Whoever chose the order of the tracklisting did a splendid job of crafting a story within a story – Mark letting the celebratory nature of the season guide him with a joyous glee. The convivial singalong nature of the harmonised “shake it up” refrain towards the end of the song has your raising your hands to the sky in emphatic testimony.

When you are opening for Mariah’s Christmas tour and then covering one of her devastating holiday ballads, you better do right by the song. There is no denying that Mark makes the song, Miss You Most At Christmas, his own. As on The River, there is no need for anything other than piano and vocal to bend each note to Mark’s desolate will. You can almost picture him, hardly dashing through the snow (because he bundled up too tight), lost in his thoughts in a wintry wonderland. While Mark pays due deference to Mariah’s original, he infuses his own memories to make this feel personal and intimate. He also elicits the listener’s own memories of lost loves from Christmases gone by, making this the musical equivalent of sitting by a roaring fire with a cup of cocoa as you grant yourself just a few moments to reminisce about what might have been. O Holy Night shakes you out of that reverie, and is my favourite Christmas carol. The a cappella opening is possibly one of the finest since Whitney sang I Will Always Love You. Mark’s voice is pure mesmerising majesty as solemn, reverent music gradually shimmers into life behind his humble solo. As the narrative of the songs progresses, so does the power of the music and emphasis in his voice. The “fall on your knees” moment sends shivers down your spine, as grandiose and dignified as if a choir of angels sang this song. Mark is your guide on a mellifluous Christmas journey and it leaves you feeling joyful AND triumphant.

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Dec 1, 2017
Nat & Villy

Mark Feehily – Christmas (Review By Lucy Mapstone)

In a market over-saturated with Christmas cover albums, is there room for another one? Don’t be a Scrooge, of course there is. This time it’s the turn of ex-Westlife star Mark Feehily and, while he’s no Buble (who is undeniably the musical version of mulled wine and snowflakes and jolly good cheer), there’s something enriching and enchanting about the Irish singer’s new spin on the most beloved festive tunes.

Feehily has done away with the hackneyed sleigh bells and other saccharine, yuletide-friendly elements in his tracks and this, combined with his genuinely magnificent singing voice, means his songs are less cliched than most Christmas covers tend to be.

Think bluesy, jazzy ballads with pared-back production; familiar tunes wiped clean of all the fuss. Highlights include O Holy Night and his goosebump-inducing take on Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.

Think of this effort as being like Feehily’s own little Christmas concert: you can almost see him sitting at a Westlife-style high stool, surrounded by a few hundred tinsel-wrapped candles… and you won’t even miss the other guys.

8/10: Lucy Mapstone

Belfast Telegraph Digital

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Dec 1, 2017
Nat & Villy

New Album ‘Christmas’ IS OUT NOW!

Now, guys… it’s 1st of December, which means that Mark Feehily’s festive album Christmas‘ IS OUT NOW!! 🙀❤️😁🎄🎵✨

As Markus has mentioned, this album is a bit of his own Christmas gift to the fans and we are incredibly happy and proud of what he’s put together. The song choices, the vocals, the emotions… he’s made such a fantastic festive album and we feel so lucky to be able to enjoy the sound of his taking over our Christmas! 😊🎵💿

Make sure you will make the album yours and get into the festive spirit in the most beautiful way… 👌😉

1. Merry Christmas Baby
2. River
3. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
4. This Christmas
5. Miss You Most (At Christmas Time)
6. O Holy Night
7. Silent Night (Live Acapella)

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Dec 1, 2017
Nat & Villy

Listen Back To Mark’s Interview On Today FM

Markus was on Today FM’s The Last Word with Matt Cooper and we can now listen back to the interview. 😃🎄🎵

LISTEN BACK: MARK FEEHILY ON TODAY FM

“It’s an album I’ve had in my head for a long time”

Former Westlife star Mark Feehily has a new Christmas album.

He spoke to Matt about why he decided to do it, and also discussed the idea of reforming Westlife and what it was like working with Mariah Carey.

Credit/Source: todayfm.com / twitter.com/lstwrd

Nov 30, 2017
Nat & Villy

A Christmas 2017 Gift For You From Trash

by Dan Bull

Looking for something new to put on this Christmas Day and drown out the family rows? Perhaps they’ll even soundtrack the happy times?! 2017 has been incredibly generous for festive LPs, so we’ve whittled down the best of them. And as The Killers aren’t delivering their usual, annual Christmas single (seriously, if you haven’t heard Boots or Joseph, Better You Than Me add them to your Xmas playlist immediately), there are a few stand-alone tracks at the end too. Like the little gift to go with the big gift, because no matter how old you are, one present is never enough..

The albums:

[…]

Mark Feehily: Christmas
Best for: Walking through the city and pretending you’re the romantic lead in a Christmas film

Not so many moons ago, Christmas was primetime for Westlife. They scored a number one with I Have A Dream/Seasons In The Sun, and ensured that a new album was ready to top Christmas lists for generations of women. On his second album since the band’s split, Mark Feehily takes on the Christmas numbers that mean the most to him. While it’s concise, it’s also diverse, opening with Merry Christmas Baby (previously handled by Otis Redding, Elvis Presley and Rod Stewart) before delving a little deeper into the songs we’ve come to associate with St Nick. The end result is a classic sounding collection that will also bring back memories of Christmas in the 90s and early 00s for long-time fans.

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Nov 30, 2017
Nat & Villy

Video: Mark Feehily – Silent Night (Live Acapella)

YAAAS! The gift Markus Feehily promised last night IS HERE and it’s out of this world… 👏😍🎄🎵 He shared a video of himself and his backing singers singing a live acapella version of ‘Silent Night‘, one of the songs you can find in his new album ‘Christmas‘, which is out tomorrow! 🎶🙌 So proud of this incredibly talented lad, he never fails to touch our hearts with THAT VOICE and the emotion of his performances. 🌟

MARK FEEHILY – ‘SILENT NIGHT’ (LIVE ACAPELLA)

Markus Feehily: As promised here’s a little Pre “Christmas” present for everyone! A little impromptu acapella in the studio during the album recording! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAe5bz-P3Yc … …..get your album by clicking this link: http://smarturl.it/MarkFeehilyChristmas … 🎄❤️ Mx

Markus Feehily: Who’s feeling festive? Here’s a little present ahead of the ‘Christmas’ album release tomorrow. Pre-order ‘Christmas’ http://smarturl.it/MarkFeehilyChristmas

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Nov 30, 2017
Nat & Villy

Surprise ‘Christmas’ Pre-release Gift Today!

Ahhh guys, make sure you will keep your eyes on Markus Feehily’s social media as last night he shared a gorgeous photo of himself captioning it with: “Not long now till ‘Christmas’ is out,genuinely proud of this album and the reaction so far. As a little pre-release gift there’ll be a little surprise for you all in the morning! Nite everyone 🎄x“! 🙀🎄✨❤️

http://facebook.com/MarkusFeehilyOfficial
http://twitter.com/MarkusFeehily
http://instagram.com/MarkusMoments

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Nov 30, 2017
Nat & Villy

Mark Feehily reveals the REAL Mariah Carey

Diva’s backstage antics uncovered

MARIAH Carey arrives into the UK in just a few weeks time.

By Jack Hardwick, Exclusive

The pop superstar with play a string of shows around the country as well as London’s iconic O2 Arena.

Supporting her is former Westlife singer Mark Feehily.

After releasing his debut solo album Fire in 2015, Mark is back with a special Christmas album for the festive period.

Christmas will be released on Friday December 1.

Chatting about the record, Mark told Daily Star Online: “Westlife was a big pop machine but now as a 37-year-old man it is nice to be in control of my life.

“It is nice to make my own decisions musically.

“I have been enjoying that a lot recently.”

The Irish star continued: “I have had the idea for a Christmas album for a number of years and some of songs as well, but in terms of deciding to release it this year that was more later in the day.

“It wasn’t too rushed, but the thing is I couldn’t think of a better opportunity than to release this Christmas album alongside the UK Mariah shows.”

Opening up about the diva, Mark said: “There is a big backstory with Mariah and Westlife as we worked with her before.

“We share share the same agent. I was told I would be the opening act if she even had one but I took it with a pinch of salt.

“The thing is you hear a lot of things like that in the industry but then a few months ago I got the call to say I was confirmed.”

These past weeks Mariah fans Stateside have been left heartbroken after the star cancelled a string of shows due to illness.

However, Mark insists the superstar has no plans to pull out at the eleventh hour.

“According to everyone at my side the UK shows are 100% going ahead,” he explained.

“When I heard about the cancelled shows I did call up my agent to check if she was ok.

“When someone gets ill everyone assumes that’s it, everything is cancelled.

“Mariah only cancelled the first few concerts before the UK to make sure she is in top condition for the rest of the tour.”

The 47-year-old may be one of the biggest stars on the planet but it seems she hasn’t compleately lost her roots – despite countless horror stories.

Revealing the real Mariah and how she operates behind closed doors, Mark explained: “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.’

“A couple of times she sent the message to come and see her in the dressing room.”

He added: “I’m sure I’ll get to see her again this time around.

“I don’t know when she’s flying in and out but i’m sure we will say ‘hi'”.

Credit/Source: dailystar.co.uk

Nov 30, 2017
Nat & Villy