Irish popstars Keith Duffy and Brian McFadden are back on tour but this time it’s together as Boyzlife, giving fans a treat as they perform classics such as Words and Flying Without Wings.
The former Boyzone and Westlife boyband members came into the Forces Radio BFBS studios and joined Jay James and Hal Stewart on the #BigFridayShow to record a special performance of fan favourite Father And Son. Brian and Keith also joined in with the fun and games by playing Hitterati plus the Know It All Game which you can watch below.
Brian and Keith will be taking their Irish wit and Christmas jumpers on tour with them in December for intimate gigs full of festive spirit and sing along favourites. Jay asked Brian what his favourite Westlife song is:
“It’s gotta be ‘Flying Without Wings’… it’s probably still the best song they (Westlife) ever had.”
Keith then revealed a lesser known fact about the highly acclaimed single which might interest fans of the late Stephen Gately who died in 2009:
“Initially that song was supposed to be Stephen Gately’s first solo song and Westlife robbed it off Stephen.”
Keith jokes, “I remember Stephen hating Westlife at the time.”
Has there ever been a karaoke night when someone doesn’t ask to sing ‘Flying Without Wings’? We don’t think so.
Westlife and Boyzone were undoubtedly two of the biggest boybands of the 90s and 00s. The bands performed with artists like Pavarotti, the Bee Gees and Mariah Carey.
Boyzone topped the charts for seven years at their peak, with hits like ‘No Matter What’, ‘Love Me For A Reason” and ‘Words”. Much to the delight of their fans, the band reunited in 2007 and are back in the studio recording new music. The band formed 25 years ago (yes, now we all feel old) and an arena tour in 2018 will celebrate that.
Westlife had 13 number one singles and a further nine top 5 singles with classics such as ‘Uptown Girl’, ‘I Have a Dream” and ‘Flying Without Wings”. Brian was a member of Westlife until he left in 2004.
Both bands can boast 21 number one singles between them.