Tuesday 12 November 2019

'I won't go and see Boyzlife, I don't speak to Brian' - Shane

Shane Filan says he won’t be going to see Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy Picture: Tony Gavin
Shane Filan says he won’t be going to see Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy Picture: Tony Gavin

They may have been in Westlife together for six years but Shane Filan has admitted he does not keep in touch with Brian McFadden and will not be going to see his band Boyzlife in concert.

Brian has teamed up with former Boyzone star Keith Duffy to form a new duo singing their respective bands' greatest hits but Shane reckons he will give it a miss.

"I don't keep in touch with them to be honest. I don't keep in touch with Brian at all. Best of luck to them on the tour though. I doubt I will be there, to be honest," he told the Herald.

While he does not see much of Brian, the Sligo man has kept in touch with his other bandmates.

"We bump into each other the odd time. I bumped into Mark recently walking on the beach. He has a place in Sligo. We've only all been in the same room once since and that was a sad occasion, it was a funeral, but you bump into each other the whole time at things," he said.

While he loves life in the city, Shane (37) doesn't see himself leaving his hometown anytime soon.

"I love Dublin but I prefer living in Sligo. It's my hometown and I've lived there my whole life, more or less.

"It's great for myself and Gillian. It's nice to bring the kids up where we got brought up," he said.

Shane is on tour at the moment and recently performed at Motherwell in Scotland. He will be performing at the Rock The Lock festival at Lucan Sarsfield GAA club on October 30.

"It's a festival I was asked to do and I'm headlining the last night of it. I'm looking forward to bringing the show back to Ireland, it's always nice to finish the show at home," he said.


The father-of-three hopes to start work on his third album once his tour wraps.

"I'm on the second leg of the tour that I was doing earlier this year. It (the album) will probably come out next year. It's one of those things, you never know how long it will take. It could take three months, it could take nine months," he said.

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