Info Westlife di tahun 2009

Westlife
Background information
Origin Sligo, Republic of Ireland
Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Genre(s) Pop
Adult Contemporary
Years active 1998–present
Label(s) Sony BMG
RCA
Syco Music
Arista
Website www.westlife.com
Members
Nicky Byrne
Kian Egan
Mark Feehily
Shane Filan
Former members
Bryan McFadden (1998-2004)

Westlife is an Irish pop band that was formed on July 3, 1998. They were signed on by Simon Cowell and are currently managed by Louis Walsh. Over the years, Westlife’s music has evolved from teen pop to an adult contemporary sound, with an emphasis on ballads.

The group’s original lineup comprised Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Mark Feehily, Shane Filan, and Brian McFadden. Filan and Feehily are the band’s lead vocalists. All of the band members are songwriters, although most of their hits have been composed by external writers. They garnered 14 number one singles in the United Kingdom, the third-highest in UK history, tying with Cliff Richard and tailing behind Elvis Presley and The Beatles. The band has also won numerous awards such as the “Best Irish Pop Act” at the annual Ireland Meteor Awards and ITVRecord of the Year” award in the UK. The band has also broken a few top records, including “Music artist with most consecutive number 1’s in the UK” and the “Biggest selling arena act in the UK”. Westlife have had 14 UK no.1’s and were the first act in UK history to have 4 number 1s in a year. Not only that, they were the only band to have no.1’s with their first 7 singles. All the rest of their hits have got to the top 10, if not the top 5.

[edit] History

[edit] Formation

Prior to Westlife, Kian, Mark and Shane along with fellow Sligonians Derrick Lacey, Graham Keighron and Michael Garrett, were part of a six-member pop vocal group called ‘IOYOU’. The group was groomed and managed by choreographer Mary McDonagh along with two other informal managers and they released a single titled “Together Girl Forever”. Louis Walsh, the manager of the 1990s boy band Boyzone, was contacted by Shane’s mother and came to know about the band. However, IOYOU did not meet Simon Cowell’s approval for a record deal with BMG, thus changes were needed. Two members of IOYOU were given the sack and auditions were held in Dublin where Byrne and McFadden were recruited. A third original member of IOYOU, Michael Garrett, was also dropped. The new group, formed on July 3, 1998, was re-named Westside but as the name was already taken by another band, it was changed to Westlife. Boyzone singer Ronan Keating was brought in to co-manage the band with Walsh. Westlife then began to release an album titled Swear It Again EP, though it was only released in Asia. The album has songs such as Until The End Of Time, Everybody Knows, Let’s Make Tonight Special, Forever, Don’t Calm The Storm and On The Wings of Love; many of of these singles were used as B-Sides to some of their number 1 hits. [1]

Nicki westlife

Name: Nicholas Bernard James Adam Byrne
Date of Birth: 9th October 1978
Starsign: Libra
Height: 5ft 10
Place of Birth: Dublin, Ireland
Family: Parents Nicholas and Yvonne. Sister Gillian and brother Adam
Status: Dating Irish Prime Minister’s daughter, Georgina Ahern
Any Scars or Marks: Scar on right elbow
Colour of Eyes: Blue
Colour of Hair: Blonde
Previous Jobs: Goalkeeper at Leeds United
Previous Bands: None
Hero: Bruce Willis
Favourite Sport: Soccer
Favourite Film: Armageddon
Favourite Actor: Brad Pitt/Bruce Willis
Favourite Actress: Cameron Diaz
Favourite Place to Be: At home in Dublin
Ideal Woman: Elegant, smart, humorous, nice eyes
Favourite Colour: Blue/white
Favourite Book: The Mammy – Bruce O’Carroll
Likes: Football, eating out, shopping and travelling home to Ireland to see my family
Dislikes: Smoking and arrogant people
Hobbies: Flying, travelling
Fave Food: Mum’s cooking/Japanese
Worst Food: Prawns
Most Like to Meet: Phil Collins/Madonna
Singing Since: 2 minutes old
Describe Yourself In 3 Words: Thoughtful, reliable, trustworthy
Most Embarrassing Moment: Falling over at Elland Road, Leed’s United Stadium in front of 30,000 people
Pets: None
Instrument: Learning to play piano
Bad Habit: Forgetfulness
Favourite Clothes: Smart clothes
Favourite Designer: Gucci
Favourite Song: Flying Without Wings
First Record You Bought: I Should Be So Lucky – Kylie Minogue
First Concert: The Cranberries in Dublin
Last Record Bought: The Corrs – In The Blue
What Animal Would You Be: A tiger
Who Would You Have A One 2 One With: Liz Hurley
Most Impressive Person You’ve Ever Met: Barry Manilow
Rule of Life: “Never think that anyone’s better than you, and never think that you are better than anyone else.”

Shane westlife

Name: Shane Steven Filan
Date of Birth: 5th July 1979
Starsign: Cancer
Height: 5ft 9
Place of Birth: Sligo, Ireland
Family: Parents Peter and Mae. Three brothers: Finbarr, Peter, Liam. Three sisters: Yvonne, Denise, Mairead
Girlfriend: Gillian who is a cousin of Kian’s
Pets: A German shepherd called Kaiser
Any Scars or Marks: No
Colour of Eyes: Hazel green
Colour of Hair: Dark brown
Previous Jobs: Hardware Store
Previous Bands: I.O.U.
Hero: Michael Jackson
Favourite Sport: Soccer
Favourite Film: Titanic
Favourite Actor: Tom Cruise
Favourite Actress: Catherine Zeta-Jones
Favourite Place to Be: Sligo
Ideal Woman: Cute, Cuddly and one who loves me
Favourite Colour: Black
Likes: Shopping, going out with friends, horses and singing
Dislikes: Rude people, insects and snakes
Hobbies: Horses
Fave Food: Mum’s food and steak and chips
Worst Food: Sushi
Most Like to Meet: Michael Jackson
Singing since: A baby
Describe Yourself In 3 Words: Level-headed, generous, romantic
Instrument: Guitar
Favourite Clothes: Long sleeved shirts
Favourite Designer: Dolce & Gabbana
Favourite Song: ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ R Kelly
First Record You Bought: Uptown Girl – Billy Joel
First Concert: Status Quo in Sligo
Last Record Bought: Craig David album
What Animal Would You Be: A stallion
Who Would You Have A One 2 One With? Michael Jackson
Most Impressive Person You’ve Ever Met: Mother Teresa
Rule of Life: “You only live once, so live a good life!”

mark westlife

Full Name: Mark Michael Patrick Feehily
Date of Birth: 28th May 1980
Starsign: Gemini
Height: 5ft 11
Place of Birth: Sligo, Ireland
Family: Parents Oliver and Marie. Two brothers Colin and Barry
Pets: A Black Labrador called Snoopy
Any Scars or Marks: No
Colour of Eyes: Blue
Colour of Hair: Light brown
Previous Jobs: Pizza delivery, photo lab assistant
Previous Bands: I.O.U.
Hero: Mum & Dad and Michael Jackson
Favourite Sport: Soccer/Tennis
Favourite Film: Armageddon
Favourite Actor: Eddie Murphy
Favourite Actress: Phoebe from ‘Friends’
Favourite Place to Be: Sligo, Ireland
Ideal Woman: Thoughtful, funny
Favourite Colour: Purple
Favourite Book: ‘The Witches’ – Roald Dahl
Likes: Chillin’ with my mates, singing and partying
Dislikes: Narrow-minded people and smoking
Hobbies: Chillin’ out with my pals
Fave Food: Chicken
Worst Food: Fish
Most Like to Meet: Michael Jackson
Singing Since: Since I can remember
Describe Yourself In 3 Words: Shy, reserved but also friendly
Most Embarrassing Moment: Forgetting the words to my song at a talent contest in front of 1000 people aged 14
Girlfriend: No – but I’ll accept offers!
Instrument: Piano, Guitar and Tin-whistle
Bad Habit: Singing all the time
Favourite Clothes: Trainers and track suit
Favourite Designer: Timberland
Favourite Song: Man in the Mirror – Michael Jackson and Without You – Mariah Carey
First Record You Bought: Right Here Waiting – Richard Marx
First Concert: Christy Moore
Last Record Bought: Lucy Pearl
What Animal Would You Be: Mariah Carey’s cat
Who Would You Have A One 2 One with? Michael Jackson
Most Impressive Person You’ve Ever Met: Mariah Carey
Rule of Life: “Money isn’t anything, but happiness is.”

Kian westlife

Name: Kian John Francis Egan
Date of Birth: 29th April 1980
Starsign: Taurus
Height: 5ft 8
Place of Birth: Sligo, Ireland
Family: Parents Kevin and Patricia. Three brothers: Gavin, Tom and Colm. Three sisters: Viv, Fenella and Marielle
Any Scars or Marks: Small one on face
Colour of Eyes: Blue
Colour of Hair: Brown
Previous Jobs: Clothes shop
Previous Bands: 3 rock bands
Hero: Too many to mention
Favourite Sport: Soccer/basketball
Favourite Film: Titanic
Favourite Actor: Brad Pitt
Favourite Actress: Cameron Diaz
Favourite Place to Be: On stage
Ideal Woman: Good looking, good personality, good fun
Favourite Colour: White
Favourite Book: Bravo 2 Zero – Andy McNabb
Likes: Performing on stage, having a good night out and being in Westlife
Dislikes: Rude people
Hobbies: Gym/music/shopping
Fave Food: Steak and chips
Worst Food: Sushi
Most Like to Meet: Michael Jackson
Singing since: 12
Describe Yourself In 3 Words: Romantic/Fun/Shy
Pets: No
Girlfriend: Open to offers
Instrument: Guitar and Piano
Bad Habit: I bite my nails
Favourite Clothes: White Alexander McQueen shirt, Nicole Farhi cotton jeans
Favourite Designer: Dolce & Gabbana
Favourite Song: ‘Baby One More Time’ Britney Spears
First Record You Bought: Glory of Love
First Concert: Michael Jackson in Dublin
Last Record Bought: The Beach Soundtrack
What Animal Would You Be: A Lion King
Who Would You Have A One 2 One With: Madonna
Most Impressive Person You’ve Ever Met: Lenny Kravitz
Rule of Life: “Treat everybody the same way you want to be treated”

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