Shane Filan Biography


Shane Filan

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Birth Name: Shane Filan
Date of birth:
Birth Country: Ireland
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Birth Sign: cancer
Age:   37 Years
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Shane Steven Filan (born 5 July 1979) is an Irish singer and songwriter. He was one of the lead singers of Irish boy band Westlife until the group disbanded in 2012. After Westlife disbanded, Filan released his debut solo album, You and Me, in 2013. Filan was born in Sligo, Republic of Ireland to Peter and Mae Filan and grew up there. The youngest of seven children, he has three brothers and three sisters: Finbarr, Peter Jr, Yvonne, Liam, Denise and Mairead. His parents owned a diner in Sligo named Carlton Café located on Castle Street and Shane used to work there as a waiter from a very early age. Filan attended Summerhill College, a Catholic school, with Kian Egan and Mark Feehily and all three of them participated in a school production of Grease when they were about 12. The Hawkswell Theatre became a significant part of their careers. Filan was a fan of Michael Jackson as a child, and claimed the singer inspired him to pursue a career in music.

Shane Filan married his childhood sweetheart, Gillian Walsh on 28 December 2003 at Ballintubber Abbey, after having a longtime affair. Gillian is the cousin of fellow band member, Kian Egan, making Filan and Egan cousin-in-laws. They are having a good life and there is no sign of their divorce. They have three children: daughter Nicole Rose (born on 23 July 2005 in Sligo, Ireland) and sons Patrick Michael, (born on 15 September 2008 in Sligo, Ireland) and Shane Peter (born 22 January 2010), whom they named after his father.
He and his eldest brother, Finbar, run Shafin Developments – a property development company. The company was placed in receivership in May 2012 and Filan was declared bankrupt a little over a month later after suffering losses in Ireland's property crash.

Before Westlife, Egan and Feehily were with Filan in a band known as I.O.U. with other Sligonians Derrick Lacey, Graham Keighron and Michael "Miggles" Garrett. He partly wrote the IOYOU's song Together Girl Forever. 3 of them were dropped and the other 3, Shane, Kian and Mark, joined ventures to finding 2 more slots for the band. Then they were joined by Nicky Byrne and Brian McFadden to form Westside. The name of the band then changed to Westlife. Filan, along with Feehily and McFadden, was the lead singer in Westlife. Their first album was released in November 1999, titled Westlife. With Westlife, Filan has received twenty-eight platinum discs and sold 40 million records worldwide. On August 2013 he releases his first solo album you and me. He has a net worth of $30 million and according to his fame his salary must be high but actual number is unknown.

 

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Born in Sligo, Republic of Ireland

1979 5th of July

 Filan was born in Sligo, Republic of Ireland to Peter and Mae Filan and grew up there. The youngest of seven children, he has three brothers and three sisters: Finbarr, Peter Jr, Yvonne, Liam, Denise and Mairead. His parents owned a diner in Sligo named Carlton Café located on Castle Street and Shane used to work there as a waiter from a very early age.

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Formed band Westlife

1998 of July

Shane, Kian and Mark joined ventures to finding 2 more slots for the band. Then they were joined by Nicky Byrne and Brian McFadden to form Westside. The name of the band then changed to Westlife. Filan, along with Feehily and McFadden, was the lead singer in Westlife. Their first album was released in November 1999, titled Westlife. With Westlife, Filan has received twenty-eight platinum discs and sold 40 million records worldwide.

 

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Married to Gillian Walsh

2003 28th of December

Filan married his childhood sweetheart, Gillian Walsh on 28 December 2003 at Ballintubber Abbey, after having a longtime affair. Gillian is the cousin of fellow band member, Kian Egan, making Filan and Egan cousin-in-laws. They are having a good life and there is no sign of their divorce.

 

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His wife gave birth to first child Nicole Rose

2005 23rd of July

Filan and Gallian have three children. They gave birth to daughter Nicole Rose (born on 23 July 2005 in Sligo, Ireland) and sons Patrick Michael, (born on 15 September 2008 in Sligo, Ireland) and Shane Peter (born 22 January 2010), whom they named after his father.

 

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Disband Westlife

2012 of June

Filan, along with Feehily and McFadden, was the lead singer in Westlife. Their first album was released in November 1999, titled Westlife. With Westlife, Filan has received twenty-eight platinum discs and sold 40 million records worldwide. On 19 October 2011, Westlife officially announced they were splitting after a Greatest Hits album and a farewell tour.

 

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First solo album You and Me

2013 of August

On 14 May, Shane revealed that the first single will be out on August. On 4 July, Filan revealed the title of his first single was "Everything to Me", and the release date was also announced as 25 August. On 20 August 2013, Filan performed "Everything to Me" live at the 2013 Rose of Tralee festival.
On 10 September 2013, Filan released About You, the second single from his album You and Me. Shane released his latest CD You and Me in November 2013 and he is going a UK tour in 2014.

 

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