By Shane Filan Solo, 04-Mar-2014 15:05:00
There will be no updates after today until Monday 10 March as I am heading to catch Shane on the You and Me tour. I am hoping to capture some gorgeous pictures and clips to share with the site.
Lots of love,
Shazzy x x
By Shane Filan Solo, 04-Mar-2014 14:48:00
Nicky Byrne instantly settles into the 2fm hot seat
It's a case of out with the old and in with the new for 2fm's latest signing Nicky Byrne.
While he has promised to steer clear of playing any Westlife songs in the slot he took over yesterday, he has vowed to give some air time to his bandmates' new music.
There were few first-day nerves for the Dubliner as he slipped into his role as DJ yesterday morning.
And his proud wife Georgina (34) said he will be trying to support Shane Filan and Kian Egan in their solo endeavours, given that both have released their own material.
Nicky has also been secretly working on a new solo album of his own and has already been laying down a few tracks.
"I'm sure he'll play Shane and Kian's tracks and also one of his own tracks one day soon -- they're fab," said Georgina.
She added that Nicky was a "little nervous" about starting his own show, but was also "very excited".
Fitness trainer Georgina, who recently gave birth to the couple's third child, a girl named Gia, said: "He was really looking forward to getting started on the radio.
"It sounded like he was really enjoying it too. I think it will be a great, fun show and easy listening."
While he did not play any special requests for his other half, Nicky did give a shout-out to their six-year-old twin boys, Rocco and Jay. He made sure to time it for when they were out of school so they could hear it.
Nicky has been joined on his 11am to 2pm slot by DJ Jenny Greene, and the show promises a mixture of live music and celebrity guests.
One of the guests on the first programme was X Factor host Dermot O'Leary in a showbiz coup for Nicky.
He has replaced Colm Hayes in the slot as part of a massive shake-up at the RTE station.
Nicky has been joined by fellow newcomers Bernard O'Shea, Keith Walsh and Jennifer Maguire who will take over the weekday morning slot from 7am to 9am.
By Shane Filan Solo, 03-Mar-2014 18:22:00
COMPETITION: Win a VIP trip to Dublin
To celebrate my first ever solo tour in the UK and Ireland I've got a very special competition for you…
I want all of my biggest fans to be at the show at London’s Hammersmith Apollo this Friday night (7th March), so I’m giving away 20 pairs of tickets to you guys.
To enter, all you have to do is answer the question below and be able to make your way to London on Friday 7th March.
Not only that - all winners will be entered into a second draw to win an amazing prize to come to Dublin for the final night of my tour on Friday 14th march.
Prize includes flights, hotel accommodation and VIP tickets plus a meet and greet, and the winner will be selected live on stage at the show this Friday.
What is the name of my debut album?
A Me and You
B You and Me
C You and I
Click here to enter and for the terms and conditions.
By Shane Filan Solo, 03-Mar-2014 08:12:00
Knee Deep In My Heart - Number One in Denmark
Massive congratulations to Shane for hitting the number 1 spot in Denmark. ♥♥♥
By Shane Filan Solo, 01-Mar-2014 06:39:00
Shane tickets for sale
Due to personal reasons I have to sell my tickets to Shane's concert in Dublin (hard to do!) It means I have two sets of Shane tickets for sale at face value for the following:
Set One: Thurs 13 Mar - Stalls Row C
Set Two: Friday 14 Mar - Stalls Row B
If you are interested in these tickets (serious buyers only please) then please email email@example.com, or you can message me on Twitter or Facebook. Payment to be made by paypal this weekend, tickets to be posted on Monday [from the UK].
UPDATE: Both sets of tickets have been sold. Thanks guys.
By Shane Filan Solo, 28-Feb-2014 06:16:00
Shane Filan stopping by on his solo tour
Given Shane Filan used to be in Westlife, you can bet your bottom dollar the shriek volume inside the Opera House on Saturday will be turned up to max.
Millions of women everywhere were in tears when the devastating news came through that Westlife were splitting up.
But fret ye not. Filan has gone it alone and is in Blackpool this weekend as part of his first solo UK tour.
The first question is does he have good memories of the resort.
“Erm,” he says, hesitatingly. “I’ve definitely been there a couple of times. The band did some promo stuff and we did a concert somewhere outside.”
Not the best anecdote about the town but, then again you only have to look at Westlife’s career to understand why Shane’s recollections aren’t the best.
The band were massive. They achieved a total of 26 top ten singles over their 14-year career. They are the first act whose first seven singles at number 1. By 2010, Westlife was listed in the Guinness World Records, as the UK’s top-selling album group of the 21st Century. Westlife are the most frequent winner of The Record of the Year, winning four times, and in 2012, the Official Charts Company listed Westlife 34th among the biggest-selling singles artists in British music history.
Filan’s life during his time in the band was a never-ending stream of plane flights, then a car journey straight to whatever arena they were performing in, departing immediately after the gig to get to the next venue.
In other words it was a whirlwind and that’s why it’s no surprise he doesn’t remember much about the cities and towns he played.
Maybe Filan will learn more about Blackpool on Saturday, when he performs a gig to promote debut album You And Me.
“It is going to be a bit nerve-wracking and very different, but at the same time I’m really excited about it, ” he said. I think I’ve done a really good album but I will be singing some Westlife stuff too – I think the fans would kill me if I didn’t.
“As a solo artist I can’t possibly manage to match the success of Westlife. We sold 47 million albums – you can’t top that.
“I just have to start again, build up a fan base and we’ll see how it goes. If it’s not a success , I can always say well I was in Westlife’ – which isn’t a bad thing to be able to say.”
If you want to try and get last-minute ticket, head to www.blackpoolive.co.uk.
Source: Blackpool Gazette
By Shane Filan Solo, 25-Feb-2014 07:41:00
Win Tickets For Shane Filan At London's Eventim Apollo
Stereoboard, in association with Eventim UK, are giving away a pair of tickets to see Shane Filan live at London's Eventim Apollo on Friday March 7 2014, in our brand new competition here.
To enter our Shane Filan tickets competition just leave your entry details below. The competition closes, and the winner will be notified on Monday March 3 2014. Enter now for your chance to win (Winners must be 18+ or accompanied by an adult and able to make their own way to the venue).
By Shane Filan Solo, 19-Feb-2014 16:24:00
You and Me tour
CAPTION: 1 DAY TO GO !!!!! #YouAndMeTour
CAPTION: Im officially on the road !! Tour bus time .. Starting to feel real now !!! 1 day to go
CAPTION: Gillian-Turns out issac and jimmy are really good at entertaining the kids ..!! #YouAndMeTour2014 #touringfamily
Source: Facebook-ShaneFilanOfficial / Twitter-Gillian_Filan
By Shane Filan Solo, 18-Feb-2014 19:35:00
Ready to RUMBLE: Shane Filan reveals rehearsal photo for upcoming ‘You & Me’ tour
PUBLISHED 17th FEBRUARY 2014: In only three days, Shane Filan will take to the stage for his month long ‘You & Me’ tour, and it looks like Ireland’s favourite crooner is ready to go! In the run up to his first ever solo tour, Shane has been tweeting and Instagramming non stop, including posting a photo of himself preparing to take the stage.
“Filming screen footage today at rehearsals .. & just did my 1st run through of the #youandmetour set list !!! So Excited !!!” Shane wrote with the above picture. His tour will begin on February 20th in Liverpool, and will finish in Dublin around St. Patrick’s Day.
This album is 34-year-old Shane’s first venture without the boys of Westlife, and evoke.ie previously revealed that Shane will be throwing a huge party when the tour concludes. The finale party will be a star-studded event held in Dublin, and he plans to roll out the red carpet over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend for dozens of family and friends.
“Shane knows he has to make a name for himself as a solo artist. Westlife is no more and you can’t lean on the band, so he’s been giving it everything he has over the past while, travelling all over the place promoting himself and the record,” a source told the Herald.
It looks set to be an exciting show!
By Shane Filan Solo, 18-Feb-2014 16:47:00
BEST OF THE REST
Singer Shane Filan is busy prepping for his upcoming tour. The former Westlife star shared this snap yesterday showing rehearsals in full swing. And the Sligo star is obviously feeling the excitement taking to Twitter to say: "My 1st ever solo tour kicks off THIS WEEK!!! Agggggghhhhhhh #YouAndMeTour2014." But he isn't giving too much away. Shane, who will play his first date in Liverpool on Thursday, also issued a teaser image of the setlist saying: "Set list is coming along nicely…. But you'll have to wait until Thursday to see what's on there!" Filan will play three nights at Dublin's Olympia Theatre on March 11,13 and 14.
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