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Former Westlife singer Mark Feehily is now selling crepes and coffees from a CATERING VAN.

The singer now serves hot food and drinks from the back of a truck as he travels round festivals with his new business.

However, he hasn’t given up on music completely.

Mark told Today FM’s Eoghan McDermott, via website goss.ie: “It’s going really well, we’ve got loads of interest and we’ve booked it in with a lot of the music festivals and we’re talking about doing some Irish ones as well.

“People were flabbergasted at the fact that I was in the van making crepes.

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“People kind of have this thing ‘Oh, he was in Westlife a few years ago and now he’s making tea’.”

Well, we’re a tad shocked too.

He added: “It’s my business and I love it, anything I get involved in I get involved 110%.

“A couple of Irish people came up and were like ‘Wait a minute, what are you doing in a van?’

“I love festivals, so why not?”

He said while he started on crepes, he will be focusing more on selling cocktails and tapas in the future.

He recognised it would be a shock to many, who imagined he would carry on singing – and now he’s launching his solo career too.

He recognised it would be a shock to many, who imagined he would carry on singing – and now he’s launching his solo career too.

“Everyone thinks I just went back to my living room and sat down for the last few years,” he said.

“Just because people can’t see you doesn’t mean you’re not doing anything.”

“Not too long after Westlife finished I went back into the studio and made the decision to completely start from scratch.

“The music that I would come out with as an individual is quite different to Westlife.”

The band notched up 11 top five albums – seven of which have gone to number one – which have together sold 44 million copies around the world.

The group were initially groomed as the natural successors to Boyzone, but their astonishing string of number ones – each of their first seven singles topped the charts – meant they outstripped their predecessors.

The Boyzone connection helped to raise their profile in the early days, with the group’s Ronan Keating co-managing Westlife at one stage.


They began life in July 1998 as IOU, headlining an annual Irish radio roadshow, and soon went on to land a record deal with RCA.

Prior to a support tour with Boyzone, the group changed its name to Westside, a name which Walsh had apparently seen written on the side of a bin.

They then took part in the annual Smash Hits Roadshow, and were handed the best new act award at the Smash Hits Poll Winners Party.

But as a result of legal wrangles over the group’s name they were renamed Westlife and released first single Swear It Again with instant success.


On a lighter note, these may pass for the top 5 Westlife catering songs in Mark’s new world
1) You Raise My Cup

2) Uptown Grill

3) Frying Without Wings

4) Seasoning The Bun

5) World of Our Scone

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