The couple have left Australia to live in London, and Brian said he’d happily stay at home while Vogue heads out to work….
The singer, 33, who has moved back to London with his wife Vogue after a stint in Australia, said it was the experience of his first UK tour in eight years that persuaded them to come back. He told Hello! Magazine: “We only really decided to move back when we got back.”
The couple, who married in Tuscany in September, lived in Sydney for two years – though Vogue admits she missed her family. ”I’ve never met anybody who has so many close friends,” said Brian. “I think she was probably getting a bit edgy in Australia, just being the two of us.”
Brian decided to release a new album and tour again after supporting his mentor Ronan Keating this year. He said: “It was my first time touring in eight years and I didn’t know how it was going to be. When I got such a good response after the first few gigs, I thought if ever I was going to come back and put an album out and do a tour, this was obviously the time.”
Vogue, 27, said they would like to start a family. Brian has two daughters Molly, 11, and Lilly, 10, from his first marriage to Kerry Katona. She said: “I don’t feel I’m in any rush, but it’s one of the reasons I wanted to make a base here. I think 30 would be a good age – I still have lots of things I want to achieve.” Brian said: “I’d like to see Vogue concentrate on her career. I’d be happy to be a stay-at-home dad.”
Meanwhile, his fellow Westlife member Kian Egan has said he and wife Jodi Albert are too busy with their careers to have another child. The Voice judge told the Evening Herald, that his wife is busy concentrating on her acting career, so 18-month-old son Koa will not have a sibling for the forseeable future. ”We’re definitely not having another one in the near future,” he said. ”Jodi is making a move back to work and she has two big offers on the table, so that is our main concern for now.”
Kian and his English wife currently divide their time between his native Sligo and London, as The Voice judge juggles commitments in Ireland and in the UK. ”Neither of us has time at the moment, but at the same time, we’re not going to leave it too long,” he said. ”We’re both still young and don’t want there to be a huge gap between the kids. We would like Koa to have a little brother or sister to play with.”
Irish singer BRIAN MCFADDEN insists on driving his own tour bus when he is on the road because he hates travelling as a passenger.
The former Westlife star is gearing up for a tour of the U.K. in May (13), and he is planning to take the driving seat as he goes between venues.
Speaking on chat show This Morning on Thursday (28Mar13), he explains, “I just can’t be a passenger, I hate it! I’m the worst passenger in the world… I come in in a big Merc (Mercedes) van.”
However, McFadden’s desire to drive himself almost ruined a gig in Blackpool when he got lost.
He adds, “I drove for the soundcheck perfect, no problem… went back to the hotel (to shower)… an hour and a half later on the way back, couldn’t find it, they were ringing going ‘You’re supposed to be onstage now!’
“We could find the front of the venue but not where the backstage was. It’s a pedestrian area, like a shopping area, so I just drove up the pedestrian area, parked right outside in front of the gig… we all got off, me and the band straight through the front door of the auditorium, pushing people out of the way, up to the front, straight on stage!”
Source: OK Magazine
After a very difficult start, over the years I’ve grown fond of Kerry Katona. She’s outrageous, always prepared to answer anything in interviews and the first to poke fun at her own failings.
In our many interviews for Now over the years, she has regularly been critical of Brian McFadden, her first husband and the father of two of her children – Molly, 12, and Lilly-Sue, 10.
Every time she claimed he hadn’t seen the kids or supported them, I would reach out to Brian to give him the chance to respond. While there had been the odd bit of banter on Twitter, by and large he has decided to remain silent about Kerry’s claims.
That’s why when the former member of Westlife finally agreed to sit down for my Now interview, published this week, I was more than a little curious to hear his perspective on the Atomic Kitten star.
While Brian made it clear he doesn’t enjoy what he describes as the ‘negative war’ between the ex-couple, the always-honest Irishman was prepared to defend his relationship with his daughters.
‘I remember times when I’ve actually been with the kids when I’ve heard her saying I haven’t seen them in two years. I don’t really care what anyone thinks about my relationship with my children,’ he tells me.
‘We have a great loving relationship. We speak all the time on the phone. I love my girls and they love their dad. That’s all that matters.’
Brian reveals much more in the interview. He’s disappointed Kerry’s decided to move out of London with her convicted criminal boyfriend George Kay, just as he’s decided to settle in the capital.
The pair communicates only through the children’s nanny. And he doesn’t approve of Kerry’s decision to use the children in her various reality TV shows.
I respect his honesty and now wait with bated breath to see how Kerry responds.
Read Dan Wootton’s full interview with Brian McFadden in Now magazine dated 4 March 2013 – out now!
Former Westlife singer Brian McFadden has revealed that he received death threats from One Direction fans over comments he made about the group.
The Australia’s Got Talent judge recently predicted that Niall Horan would be the first band member to quit and also said that he feels “sorry” for Zayn Malik over his recent cheating scandal.
McFadden has since claimed that his remarks managed to upset One Direction’s devout supporters, confidently stating that Westlife fans would never have behaved in such a manner.
“It’s ridiculous. I’m getting death threats on Twitter,” he told Now. “Their fans are worse than Westlife fans were.”
McFadden also said that he believes One Direction will have a long career “as long as they don’t try to kill each other”.
“They can’t start hating each other,” he said. “That’s the one thing in Westlife we never did.
“When you fall apart like 5ive did, you can’t be successful.”
McFadden also spoke to the publication about ex-wife Kerry Katona reforming with Atomic Kitten for The Big Reunion, commenting: “It’s funny… They used to be wild and now they’re three middle-aged ladies who talk about their families.”
Source: Digital Spy
With his full beard and sombre expression, Brian McFadden presents a very different persona to the fresh-faced Dubliner who was still shedding his puppy fat when we first met at the start of his career with Westlife 15 years ago.
At 18, he was about to embark on a journey that would take him from flipping burgers in McDonald’s to joining what was to become one of the biggest ever boy bands.
And then . . . he threw it all away. Six years into his career, with a one-time pop star wife — Kerry Katona of Atomic Kitten — and two toddler daughters, he thought he could make it on his own. So he quit the band.
‘My last headline show was with Westlife in front of 35,000 people at Lansdowne Road stadium in Dublin,’ he recalls. ‘The next time I played my own gig was at a workers’ club in Australia where two fat old ladies were playing a slot machine while I was singing.’
Nine years since he left the band, McFadden still won’t say he made a mistake. ‘I’d never admit to myself that I regretted leaving, but four years later when my UK record label didn’t want to put out my second solo album, it made me think maybe I should have just stayed in the band. But then I’d just have been staying for the money and I never did this for the money.
‘I probably had financial regrets. We didn’t even know what we used to earn in Westlife. The accountants just kept adding up. I’m glad I’m not that millionaire any more. This way, you work harder and enjoy it more.
‘The pleasure I have had since leaving keeps me alive, though it’s been a rollercoaster. One minute I’ll have a number one single, then I’ll have a single that doesn’t even make the Top 40, then I’ll think I’m finished and then I come back a couple of years later. In Westlife, we went through a stage where we thought we were invincible. We didn’t realise how lucky we were.’
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McManus Entertainment is excited to announce that Ronan Keating will be returning to New Zealand for one special night of entertainment at Auckland’s The Trusts Stadium Arena on 27 February 2013.
Joining Ronan will be very special guest, good friend and fellow Irishman, former Westlife frontman Brian McFadden.
Tickets go on sale on Tuesday, 27 November at 9am with Eventfinder.co.nz.
“I’m thrilled that Ronan is performing in New Zealand next year,” says promoter Andrew McManus. “I can’t wait to see what mischief he and Brian get up to! The lads are going to put on a great show … to be sure!”
As a solo artist Ronan Keating has sold more than 25 million records worldwide, alongside 30 million records with Boyzone. Add this to Brian McFadden’s sales of 40 million records worldwide and that’s a serious amount of records the two artists have sold between them.
Ronan’s soulful pop voice has won him millions of fans around the world and New Zealand is no exception. As one of the X-Factor’s most popular mentors, he is a regular visitor to New Zealand.
“I can’t wait to play songs from my new album Fires to my Kiwi fans,” Ronan says. “And to go on tour with one of my best mates is just a bonus!”
Apart from Ronan’s incredible work with Boyzone, he has had an extensive solo career. After Boyzone’s 1995 hit with Father and Son, Ronan burst back onto the charts in 1999 with the smash hit When You Say Nothing At All. This was followed with more hits, including Life Is a Rollercoaster, Lovin’ Each Day, If Tomorrow Never Comes and his latest single Fires. In 2009, Ronan released the poignant Songs For My Mother (recorded in memory of his late mother).
Brian McFadden — the popular judge from Australia’s Got Talent – became a household name through Westlife. Since leaving the band, Brian has gone on to carve out a successful solo career, with hits including Almost Here and Just Say So. In 2008 Brian released Set In Stone and has just released his brand new studio album The Irish Connection which sees Brian record some of his favourite tracks with some of his favourite artists, including his very good friend, and touring partner, Ronan Keating!
“My favourite thing to do is perform,” says Brian. “I can’t wait to play some new songs, some old songs and some classic favourites in New Zealand.”
Outback Christmas 2012!
Outback communities across Australia will celebrate a Christmas like no other as Australia’s own ‘Irish Son’, Brian McFadden, will be sharing in some wonderful Christmas cheer. He is excited to be crossing the continent aboard the mighty Indian Pacific Outback Christmas Train, dropping in on remote outback communities en route with songs and presents.
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I know a few of you have being wondering were Brian will be heading on this mini tour well here is all the info as follows.
Broken Hill 7.30am
If any of you is going to catch the man himself at one of these locations please record a video of some of the performance and share it with us here, full credit to you of course and plus you will be helping all the rest of Brian’s fans all over the world out as we can all share in the experience and fun.
As this sounds like a fantastic opportunity for Brian’s fans in different parts of Oz to see him perform live its a great program.
AUSTRALIAN television network Seven announced today that Australia’s Got Talent is no more.
It’s the dream job that has kept him in Australia for seven years – So what will Brian McFadden do now that it’s been axed? Former Westlifer McFadden took to Twitter to confirm the news, wishing co-stars Dannii Minogue and Kyle Sandilands the best. “It was fun while it lasted,” Brian said. He also went on to thanks the crew and acts. “Thanks to all the crew, execs, fellow judges acts who have made the last three years so much fun. The show is over.”
It remains to be seen what the next step for McFadden will be. For now, he’s looking ahead to being the supporting act for next year Ronan Keating’s Fires tour which will take him across Australia and Europe. He chose to remain in Australia for the one-time top-rated talent show after he split from Aussie songstress Delta Goodrem. He now lives there with his new wife, Dubliner Vogue Williams. His two children with first wife Kerry Katona – Molly (11) and nine-year-old Lilly – live in the UK with their mother, regularly visiting the Dublin home of Brian’s parents.
Suspicions about the future of the show had been mounting since Seven Network’s 2013 launch. While the press release said that the show would return to unearth “the weirdest and most wonderful acts around the country”, the accompanying video reel made a fleeting reference to the show. At the time, media insiders speculated that the show was falling in the ratings and that Brian was going to be replaced as a judge. However, Seven shocked everyone when they said the series, which ran for six seasons, was gone.
It’s a huge loss for McFadden and Minogue, who left X Factor as it clashed with filming for Australia’s Got Talent. But it’s not all bad news – newlyweds Brian and Vogue are currently filming a pilot for a new reality TV series. The series will be similar to MTV’s Newleyweds which followed Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey during their first year of marriage.
Got exciting touring news coming real soon. I’m moving the release of the irish connection back to after Christmas to coincide with this
More news on the new release date and those exciting Tour Dates, Coming Soon!!!