By Shane Filan Solo, 12-Dec-2013 07:24:00
Thousands flock to ECHO Arena for star line-up
Radio City Live concert rocks city centre venue
Thousands of music fans flocked to the ECHO Arena for the all-star Radio City Live concert.
Acts including Liverpool-born X-Factor star Rebecca Ferguson, Little Mix, Jason Derulo, Shane Filan, Pixie Lott, Conor Maynard, Rizzle Kicks and Naughty Boy entertained the crowds at the live show.
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Source: Liverpool Echo
By Shane Filan Solo, 11-Dec-2013 21:11:00
Radio City Live
Click here for an interview with Shane earlier this evening at Radio City Live.
By Shane Filan Solo, 10-Dec-2013 20:42:00
Cool FM Jingle Ball
Last night The Odyssey Arena packed in over eight thousand excited fans for the hugely anticipated Cool Fm Jingle ball. A night that was tipped to be Northern Irelands super gig that well & truly exceeded all expectations with 2014′s date already announced as the 8th December. Fans queued outside The Odyssey from before 5 to get a glimpse of some of the many stars Northern Ireland’s leading music station had invited to perform & the atmosphere outside was crazy.
The largest pop gig ever held in Northern Ireland was hosted by Cool FM Breakfast duo Connor Phillips & Gareth Stewart. & had the crowd screaming the house down every time they appeared on stage.
Irish gentleman & former Westlife member Shane Filan was a pleasure to chat to as per usual & spoke about his friend & former band mate Kian Egan who was crowned the KIng of the Jungle on I’m a Celebrity On Sunday. Shane told us he loves performing in Belfast & prior to Westlife going their separate ways, they played a total of 60 gigs in the Odyssey Arena. Shane told us that none of the members wanted Westlife to end but they knew it had to for Westlife as they had their own families & dreams but is excited to pursue his career as a solo artist. Shane wooed the crowd with songs from his debut album “You & Me” & spoke about how he was excited to play the 2 Belfast gigs lined up in 2014.
By Shane Filan Solo, 10-Dec-2013 18:34:00
Not long to go now guys..
By Shane Filan Solo, 10-Dec-2013 07:39:00
Click here to watch an interview of Shane backstage at the Jingle Ball.
Source: Cool FM
By Shane Filan Solo, 08-Dec-2013 18:44:00
Kian set to cash in
POPULAR Kian Egan is set to cash in on his jungle stint by taking on the charts again.
The Westlife star is expected to sign a record deal within days of tonight’s big final.
Pals say the singer has wanted to pursue a solo career since the Irish group split last year.
Industry insiders predict he will hit top spot after becoming a firm favourite with I’m A Celebrity viewers.
Former bandmate Shane Filan (34) said: “I think music could easily be his future. He just needs to work out what he’s doing, go for it and hope for the best.”
Sources close to Kian say he will meet label bosses when he arrives back in the UK.
Pop hunk Peter Andre topped the charts with Mysterious Girl soon after leaving the jungle in 2004.
He also hit the top three with Insania which he penned while on the reality show.
Shane added: “Kian loves music. It’s all he talks about. All of us from Westlife are finding our feet. It’s still early days for us all.
“It’s definitely about music for all of us. But people won’t buy any solo stuff we do just because we were in Westlife, the songs have to be good.”
Kian has always been one of the bookies’ favourites.
Shane added: “I’ve wanted Kian to win the whole way through. He’s been himself and is so likeable. All the Westlife boys have been backing him.”
Kian’s chances of winning improved last night when Lucy Pargeter fell just short of the after being evicted from the jungle leaving it up to Kian and David Emmanuel to battle it out for the crown.
After a shock exit for Joey Essex and Amy Willerton the night before, Kian’s chances have improved significantly and is now most people’s favourite to be king of the jungle.
By Shane Filan Solo, 06-Dec-2013 07:23:00
CAPTION: LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: Shane Filan attends the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards at Victoria & Albert Museum on December 5, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
By Shane Filan Solo, 05-Dec-2013 15:18:00
Album Review: Shane Filan – You And Me
Shane Filan has spent the last 14 years fronting one of the most successful boy bands of our time. Westlife enjoyed an extremely lucrative career that seen the fivesome-turned-foursome sell in excess of 50 million record, celebrate numerous number one singles, 14 in fact, duet with some of the biggest names in the business including pop icon Mariah Carey, and sell out Arena’s throughout Europe from their first tour right through to their disbandment last year. Leaving such a legacy behind must place a lot of pressure on the shoulders of Filan who this week releases his highly anticipated debut solo album, You And Me.
We have already been teased with a couple of singles from the album in the shape of Everything To Me and the recently released sophomore track, About You. Both tracks open You And Me and are beautifully sculptured and summery intros to Shane’s new venture as a solo artist. Both tracks prove to be a healthy step away from his former boy-band material while still containing elements of his pop past which will help the star retain his existing fan-base who know him as a Westlife hit-maker. About You is a particularly touching inclusion as Shane delivers a poetic love letter to a special someone, telling the lucky lady “don’t ever feel worthless, just know that your perfect and I’d change the world before I change a thing about you” in the tracks hook drenched chorus. Ah, to be that lucky someone, right?
Shane spent a large part of the recording of You And Me in Nashville and that is something you can hear throughout the track-listing with a country inspired vein running throughout the record. Knee Deep In My Heart is one of the tracks soaked in Americana twang and showcasing the singers pursuit to perhaps engage a U.S fan-base.
Shane delivers a Hawaiian scented pop gem with One of these Days which is delivered through a string of up-tempo hooks and an island coated guitar rhythm while the following Everytime pulls together some folk influenced guitar-work as anthemic vocals run freely throughout the songs infectious unfurling. This track is one of the albums highlights as it sits contrasting within the rest of the records predominant country/pop pennings. When I Met You is almost like a continuation of this Hawaiian style for Shane as he indulges once again in Island influenced melodies. A violin also makes a brief appearance in the chorus and mid-section of the track giving it a slight folk kick.
With a mainly acoustic foundation holding You And Me together, it is a nice step away from his roots in boy-band pop where he has spent the majority of his career and this track-listing shows that Shane Filan is no one trick pony. His voice suits the new genres where his dips his toes on You & Me but then again, a voice like his could suit just about any genre with ease.
Closing the record is the gorgeous title track. Here we are on familiar territory with Shane delivering a sentimental piano-led outro to the record. Lyrics like ‘this life would mean nothing without you’ that are sung over the top of a complimenting cello make this track a gorgeous closing ballad to Shane’s debut.
You And Me is a stunning debut from one of pops most promising new solo artists. He knows his way around a chart worthy pop hit, there is no denying that, but with this new record, enveloping a range of new genres from Country to Island pop and singer-songwriter, Shane Filan might just be able to finally appeal to the masses outside of his native European stomping ground. Recording the album in Nashville was a wise move for the singer and he presents this solo debut with confidence and splendour.
Source: Renowned For Sound
By Shane Filan Solo, 04-Dec-2013 20:59:00
Shane leaving ITV Studios
CAPTION: Shane leaves the ITV Studios in London on December 4, 2013. More images uploaded here.
Source: Zimbio. Images: Bauer Griffim
By Shane Filan Solo, 04-Dec-2013 20:41:00
Two Tube: Shane Interview
Bláthnaid and Stephen chat to Shane Filan about his record breaking performances at the Childline Concerts, the great reception to his debut album ‘You And Me’ and his Dublin gigs in March 2014.
Find more about Shane’s Irish gigs here: http://shanefilan.com/live-dates/
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