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Sunday 28 May 2017

'We don't want our former bandmates', says Boyzlife's Keith

Boyzlife members Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy Picture: John Dardis
Boyzlife members Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy Picture: John Dardis

Keith Duffy thinks other members of Boyzone and Westlife would love to join the super-group Boyzlife - but he doesn't want them.

The Dubliner is one half of the group, which also features Brian McFadden.

They have been on a tour of the UK and have no plans to invite any other former members to join them.

"I'm sure they would love to join but we haven't invited them," he said. "We don't want them.

"Why would you want to split the money three ways instead of two ways?

"We just did about 29 dates in the UK. We did Glasgow right down to Brighton.

"It's a bit full-on at the moment, but it's all good."

Boyzlife has not gone without controversy, with Keith previously hitting out at former Westlife members Kian Egan and Nicky Byrne after he heard they criticised the group.

Seriously

He said the pair took themselves too seriously and he did not care what they thought about the group.

The father-of-two reckons he and Brian will continue to perform together for many years to come.

"Boyzlife has been going on for two years now and it's going to keep going," he told the Herald.

"By default or by accident, we have fallen into a corporate market and the corporate work that's coming in is fantastic. It's great, we're getting to travel and getting to work together.

"Myself and Brian have always been pals. We don't take anything too seriously.

"We're doing gigs for cruise lines, for Euro Disney, it's very busy.

"We're going to keep going for as long as people want to see us."

Keith and Brian have begun writing some new material together, which they hope to record over the coming months.

However, Boyzone's 25-year reunion in 2018 is taking top priority for the time being.

"We've already written a couple of songs together and we're going to get in and record them over the next couple of months," Keith said.

"There's a Boyzone reunion happening next year and Warner Music have signed a deal with us for a new album, which we're going to record in November and December, and then we'll be out in April for an arena tour."

Family

Keith's former Boyzone bandmate Ronan Keating recently welcomed a new addition to his family.

His wife Storm gave birth to their first child together, a boy named Cooper, and Keith revealed he has been introduced to him on Skype.

Keith was speaking at the launch of Dolmio's Mealtime Memories initiative, which encourages families to make an effort to have their meals together.

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