Westlife's Mark Feehily finally kicks off solo career - FOUR years after band split

The former Westlife star is making a bid to be a solo star with a special London gig

Westlife star Mark Feehily is finally making a return to music -  four years after the band split.

The Sligo native will be playing an intimate one off performance at Scala music venue in London to around 1500 people on March 4 next year.

The gig will be the first time Mark has performed on stage since Westlife split in 2012 - and previously the famous club has hosted stars like Coldplay, The Killers and The Foo Fighters.

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The Flying Without Wings singer has been busy recording a solo album which will feature a soulful sound and will be highly autobiographical.

He said: "It's always more daunting to write and perform songs that are autobiographical. I tend to write more when I'm feeling down or when something bad happens as it can be the only way to express myself."

He added: "I'm really looking forward to sharing the new songs with the fans."

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Fans at the live performance will be treated to some of Mark's new hits which he has been working on with some of the UK's top music stars.

"There's a lot to be said for working with some of the most successful producers in the business," he said.

"But at the same time there's a real excitement that comes from working with some of the hottest up and coming talents."

> Tickets for the one off London performance go on sale December 19

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