Shane Filan

It’s been a remarkable journey for a singer-songwriter who grew up inspired by an admiration of the Backstreet Boys and Michael Jackson. After growing up under the spotlight and achieving unparalleled success with his friends (and Westlife are all in touch, even if their schedules mean that collective meetings are rare), there have been a few lows en route –which he has successfully overcome – but also many highs and with the next chapter in his life unfolding who knows what this latest instalment will take Shane Filan next.

“I’d be lost without music, there’s nothing that makes me happier than singing and being on a stage and I’ve come to realise now I want to do this for the rest of my life. It’s something I’m very proud of and I want the journey to continue.”