Hey guys, this last week has been absolutely incredible for us four... we have gone from our lengthy break and downtime into the buzz and chaos that only the music world can bring!
X Factor performance to an early GMTV slot and what a laugh we had doing the webchat having had only four hours sleep! We've also started our press campaign this week with numerous phone interviews and photo shoots with Heat and Cosmopolitan magazines all coming out soon..
Our radio promo has begun too with lots of interviews around UK and Ireland and we head off on a radio tour next week to some major UK cities, all will be revealed!
Us four lads back on our tour bus now, that's gonna be funny! Final video edit is coming soon and album artwork is looking amazing too… so as you can see we are most definitely back with a bang and it feels great…
Hope you are enjoying "What About Now" and looking forward to "Where We Are" the album which I promise, you'll love.
Don't forget to catch us on The One Show on BBC1 on Friday !!!
Le Gra Nicky....
Thursday October 29th 2009
Hi all…Just wanted to drop a line to say how excited we are to be back on the promotional trail for our new album! We have been busy doing our photo shoot for the album and we just got back from shooting the video for our first single ‘What About Now’ in Iceland! Was very cold but a lot of fun and we think you’re gonna love it! We can’t wait for Sunday nights’ X Factor…Hope you all love the new single...Love ya all, Kian x
Friday October 23rd 2009
Dear Fans, it’s been a while. We have much to tell you!
Earlier this year there was a meeting in London. Not long after that meeting, the search for new songs began. We searched far and wide. Our search proved to be very successful and we can’t conceal our excitement any longer! It is our great pleasure to announce the following...
There WILL be a new album this year. We are very happy with all the new songs and simply cannot wait to hear what you think of them! Regarding the website, it’s out with the old and in with the new so hold tight for brand new pictures and layout coming soon plus all the info on forthcoming promotional schedules...
We've missed you all very much and can’t wait to catch up!
For now watch this space,
Love from Kian, Mark, Nicky and Shane x
Sunday October 4th 2009
I just wanted to say hello and fill you in on everything that’s been going on over the last few weeks as it’s been a while since you heard from us.
Christmas was really lovely. It was actually a bit of a weird one in a way because Gillian’s granny died the day before Christmas Eve. She was 95 and had lived a great life and seen four generations of the family. It actually brought us all closer together and Christmas Day was really special as we had all the family around us – we had 17 of us here for Christmas dinner. Gillian did the cooking, as she also did on New Year’s Day, when there were 34 of us, including 17 grandchildren!
It was probably the nicest Christmas so far, because I hadn’t been rushing around doing promotion and then hurrying to try and buy presents and stuff, so we could enjoy the build-up properly. I’d been looking forward to it for a long time and it was so nice to be at home with the family. Gillian surprised me with a camera that I’d really wanted for ages on Christmas day, which I was so happy with. I got her some handbags and boots and shoes and stuff. It was also the first year that Nicole really understood Christmas and that was amazing to watch. When you’re growing up Santy Claus and all that stuff really makes Christmas for you, and then you get older and Santy doesn’t come anymore, and then when you have kids the magic starts all over again. She was so excited about seeing Santy – we left out a glass of milk and cookies for him. It was Patrick’s first Christmas, but obviously he didn’t really know what was going on.
I’ve been at home all the time for more or less the last six months, apart from a couple of small trips. It’s been really nice to relax and get to do things like play golf every Sunday with Gillian’s dad. It’s quite weird being at home too though because I’ve been thinking about work loads and I need to keep myself busy. It’s the singing I really miss, and I’m looking forward to getting back on the road. I’ve been chatting to the boys and we all agree that the thing we’re most excited about is performing on stage again.
We miss you all and we’re really excited about starting work on the new album. It’s going to be back-to-basics, with all new songs and no covers, like the first few albums. We’ve heard a few of the songs so far and will be hearing the rest over the next few months. I think it’s shaping up to be really good – as it’s the first album of our second decade we want it to be the best so far!
Love Shane x
Thursday January 29th 2009
To all our fans...
Well what an amazing year it's been!! The tour, Croke Park, the DVD...it's been another incredible 12 months for Westlife so thanks to you all for making it possible.
Our New Year's resolution is to make our best and most exciting album to date! 2009 will be all about recording new music and getting back to see all our fans again. We hope you've been missing us...it's going to be a very exciting year!!
Hope you all have a great Xmas and an even better New Year. See you in 2009.
Take care guys
Love Shane, Nicky, Kian & Mark
Monday December 15th 2008
First up, I wanted to say a massive, massive thank you on behalf of myself and the rest of the lads for making this tour one of the most enjoyable for us ever. The crowds were amazing each and every night and we were completely blown away by your support. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!!
As you know, the tour has now finished and we're all taking some time out to recharge our batteries. We'll be spending the next year chilling out with friends and family and having some holiday time. Nobody has any massive plans, except Shane, who reckons he's spending the whole year on the golf course!! Not sure what Gillian will have to say about that... I'm sure he'll put the clubs down for a while when the baby's born!
Don't worry, we'll be coming back fully-refreshed and better than ever before you know it!
Tuesday July 8th 2008
Hi everyone You've probably all heard the news by now, but I wanted to let you know personally that Gillian and I are having another baby!I can't even begin to describe how amazing we're both feeling right now - as you can imagine, we're completely over the moon and Nicole is very excited at the thought of having a little brother or sister to play with.The baby is due in September, so quite a while to go yet, although I'm sure it'll fly by really quickly. Gillian's bump is growing by the day and she's extremely happy and healthy.I look forward to introducing the new member of the Filan clan to you later in the year!Love Shane.
Friday March 14th 2008
Hi everyoneRight, we've got a quick tea break from production rehearsals and we wanted to say hello before the tour kicks off on Monday. We're rehearsing like mad in a secret location... a very, very cold location! And we can't wait for you to see the show: when we walked in on Monday and saw the stage set, we were blown away, it's just amazing. We're really pleased with the set list, and are hard at work perfecting the new routines. Tomorrow is our first full run of the show, which should be interesting...! No, seriously, it'll be great to see how it all comes together. We think this is a really special tour, and we hope you like it. After all, we're celebrating ten years of Westlife!Speaking of which, we hope you like our new single, ‘Us Against The World' (out 3rd March). As you can see from the video, this song is a reflection of all that we've been through over the past decade: us, our families, and you the fans. It's been a great ride so far, and thank you for joining us... Here's to ten more years!!Right, better get back. We finish rehearsals here on Saturday before flying back to Ireland ready for our first show in Belfast on Monday. We can't wait to get on the road and say hi to some familiar faces, and a few new ones!See you soon,
Love Shane, Kian, Nicky & Mark x
Thursday February 21st 2008