Markus Feehily Biography
He rose to fame as one of the three lead singers of the boyband Westlife. He shared lead vocals with Shane Filan and Brian McFadden. Before Westlife, Filan, Kian Egan and he were members of the band IOYOU, which released the single "Together Girl Forever". Louis Walsh, the manager of the 1990s boy-band Boyzone, was contacted by Filan's mother and came to know about the group. The group was established on 3 July 1998 with the addition of two more members, Nicky Byrne and McFadden. Boyzone singer Ronan Keating was brought in to co-manage the group with Walsh. Feehily has also co-written songs, some with the other band members.
Feehily has sung completely solo on songs for the band in some instances:
-"Imaginary Diva" (from the World of Our Own album)
-"Moon River" (from the Allow Us to Be Frank album)
-"Talk Me Down" (from the Where We Are album)
-"Before It's Too Late" (from the Gravity album).
During live performances, he also sang completely solo for the songs "Oh Holy Night", "Imaginary Diva", "Talk Me Down", "Before It's Too Late", and "Il Adore". He has also co-written songs, some with the other band members.
Feehily is banned from the Mondrian Hotel in Los Angeles following an incident during which he got drunk and threw some items from a window of the hotel.
Feehily has spoken to The Boston Globe of his embarrassment about Westlife's Rat Pack-tribute album, Allow Us to Be Frank; he blamed Westlife's label for forcing them to record it after Robbie Williams had success with this type of music. He dismissed the instance as a "weird time" in Westlife's career.
In February 2015 Markus launched his solo career with a radio premiere of his debut single "Love is a Drug" on RTE 2fm in Ireland. The next day the track premiered online, via Wonderland Magazine. Moments after the premiere of the song, it was made available for pre-order on iTunes, with the official video for the track launching on his Vevo channel two weeks later. The song is set to be released on April 19, 2015.