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Written by Gavin on 23rd September 2022
Boyzlife ‘Old School’ headline tour will see the band perform new songs from their recently released original material studio album, ‘Old School’, and classic hits from Boyzone and Westlife, throughout the UK this Autumn and calling at the St David’s Hall in Cardiff on Sunday October 2.
The duo will be backed by a full live band and audiences can expect to hear their recent and first original single ‘The One’ – co-written by Brian and legendary songwriter Guy Chambers (Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue, Rufus Wainwright), with production by rising producer Jackson – who has honed his skills engineering and programming for the likes of Shawn Mendes and The Libertines. The hit maker duo will also perform many of their greatest hits, from a catalogue which includes a record breakingeighteen No.1 singles and nine No.1 albums – plus combined record sales of more than 30million.
Since their inception, Boyzlife have already performed some of their greatest chart hits for over 70,000 fans. Of being back on the road, playing their original material for the very first time, the guys say;
“We cannot wait to get back on the road and this time playing Boyzlife original material alongside all of our music over the last 25 years. The show will be a Rolla-coaster through old and new songs and we cannot wait to take our fans on the ride”. In between last year’s tour dates Boyzlife have been busy in the studio writing and creating new music, Brian gives a glimpse into what fans can expect from their studio sessions; “Keith and I grew up in the 80s and 90s, the sound of that era is what made us want to be musicians in the first place. When we first started talking about making this record as Boyzlife’s first studio album, we naturally talked about those influences a lot and have loved bringing these familiar sounds into our studio sessions and onto this record, and cannot wait to take those songs live.”
Boyzlife is the supergroup formed by long time pals Keith Duffy and Brian McFadden who previously appeared as members of ’90s and ’00s boybands Boyzone and Westlife, respectively. With Boyzone, Keith Duffy enjoyed six UK number one singles and 16 out of 17 of their first single releases making the top 5. With five number one albums also to their credit, Boyzone achieved worldwide sales of over 25 million records. Brian McFadden has enjoyed similar success, including 12 UK and Ireland number ones as a member of Westlife, and a record breaking seven top spots in a row. The band also boast four number 1 albums and over 30 million record sales in total. Since Westlife, Brian has embarked on a successful solo career, including a UK number 1 single with ‘Real to Me’. ‘Strings Attached’, the debut album by Boyzlife, featured 9 UK Number 1 songs from Boyzone and Westlife, performed by Keith, Brian and accompanied by the world famous Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London. The band’s debut record was released on 17th July 2020 topping both the UK & Ireland’s iTunes and Amazon music charts immediately, the album charted at #12 in the UK Official Album Chart.
Listen to Brian McFadden speaking to GTFM’s Gavin Powell on Valleys Breakfast on Friday 23rd September.