Westlife Album Thank You's
This is one of the proudest moments of my life, sitting down to write my thank you's on our first album. I'd like to start off by thanking my Mum and Dad for their constant love and guidance, you mean the world to me, I love you dearly. To my three big brothers Finbar, Peter and Liam, you kept toruble away from me when I was growing up and I'm proud to say I'm your brother. To my three beautiful sisters Yvonne, Denise and Mairead, what can I say, you've always been there for me, thank you, I love you so much.
Thanks to our management team Louis Walsh and Ronan Keating. Louis, thank you for giving me a chance of a lifetime and fulfilling my dreams. Ronan, for all yor advice and encouragement and most of all being a good friend. Big thanks to Anto, our Tour Manager, for looking after me, you're the best.
To my best friends Paul, Keith, Brig and Graham thanks for being true friends, you've never changed. To my four band mates Kian, Bryan, Mark and Nicky, it's been an unbelievable year and the best laugh. It's only the beginning, cheers lads, I love you. To Simon Cowell, thank you for believing in us, we could not have done it without you.
I would like to end now by saying thank you to the person who bought this album, and everyone who has supported Westlife all over the world, this album is made for you. To everyone in my home town, Sligo, thanks a million for all your support and to anybody I forgot, sorry and thank you.
COAST TO COAST
Here we are on the 2nd album. Once again I would like to start off by thanking my family. Mum and Dad thank you so much for your love and guidance, you mean the world to me. I love you. To Finbarr, Peter, Liam, Yvonne, Denise and Mairead, you have all supported me, looked out for me and loved me. Thanks a million.
To Louis Walsh, our manager. Thank you for working so hard for us behind the scenes. You make it all happen, sir. Well done. To everyone at RCA, Arista and BMG Worldwide especially our A&R Simon Cowell, thank you also for working so hard and for giving us the chance to succeed.
To my four band mates Nicky, Kian Bryan and Mark, thanks a lot lads, we’ve done it again and never thought we’d get this far. To Anto, our Daddy on the road. Anto you’re a great friend, you’re not a bad Daddy, you work so hard for us and I’ll never forget that. Thank you. To Paul, our security. Thanks for all your hard work, Paul. You’re a legend. See you in the gym at 7.30 ya!!!
To Ronan thank you for all your advice. To John Giddings, our agent, can I have a word!! Cheers John, you’re a good friend. To my best friends at home! Brig H, Graham K, Paul K, Keith M, Rory B and Barry C thanks for all the laughs and all your support lads, you’re still true friends. P.S. Graham thanks for keeping my feet on the ground and for looking after me at home.
And of course lastly the people that make it all possible, THE FANS. Thank you sooooo much, you are the reason we’re still here and still loving every minute. Anyone I forgot that has worked with us or helped us, sorry and thank you. See ya all soon!!
Love always, Shane xx
WORLD OF OUR OWN
I can't believe I'm writing my thank you's for our third album already, the last 3 years have been the best years of my life. For the 3rd time I'd like to start off by thanking my family. To Mum & Dad, I'm proud to be your son, I owe everything to you, and I love you so much. To Finbarr, Peter, Liam, Yvonne, Denise and Mairead, thanks for being there for me and I know ye always will be. I love you all.
To Louis, the main man. I don't know how you do it but you do, you're one in a million and a great friend. It's a pleasure working with you and long may it last. Thank you very much SIR! To Simon Cowell, I think this one's a smash...! How do you always get it so right?! Thank you so much for everything!! To everyone at RCA and BMG records worldwide, especially Richard Griffiths, Sonny Takhar, Dave Shack and Heather Metcalfe. Thank you or helping to make it all happen. I couldn't ask for nicer people to work with.
To Anto, 'What's the craic like?!!' You're the best in the world and we're very lucky to have you. Thanks a million buddy. To Paul, our security. Where are the toilets? Are they over... there??!!! Thanks for looking after me, you're still a legend and a true friend. A big thank you to our producers and writers Steve Mac, Wayne Hector, Chris & Graham, Andreas & Joseph, Per & David, jurgen, Chris Laws, Steve Kipner & Andrew Frampton. To our agent John Giddings, thanks a million for all your hard work. To Steve Levett, and Phay MacMann, cheers for everything.
To Ronan, I appreciate everything you've done for us, thank you. To Ben, thanks for all the great haircuts even though I still haven't changed it!! To Dave, you're a great stylist. keep it up, thanks! Also our choreographers, Priscilla Samuels & Paula Barrett. Thanks a million x
To all my friends especially Keith, Brig, Rory and Paul. You never change. Thanks lads, ye keep me grounded. PS 'Are we out tonight lads?' ...aahhh like Red Rats!!! To Gillian, you're my best friend and I love you. To Bryan, Mark, Kian, and Nicky. What a great 3 years. You're a great bunch of lads. PS Bryan, more than anything I've enjoyed writing songs with you on this album and hopefully many more to come.
And lastly, the most important people I have to thank, and the reason I am writing this is the fans. You're always 100% loyal and I hope you enjoy this album because its made for you. Thank you, thank you, thank you. To anyone I forgot, sorry and thank you.
Love always, Shane
Hello again. Another year, another album, another set of thank you's, but this time it's different - these thank you's are to celebrate our success over the last 3 years.I'll start once again by thanking my family. Thank you so much for all your love and support, it means so much to me. To Gillian, I love you so much baby, and you mean the world to me.
To my Westlife brothers, what a great 3 years lads, let's have another 3! To Louis, you've more confidence in me than I have in myself, I've so much to be grateful to you for. Thank you for making me who I am today. You're a great manager but an even better friend, and long may it last. To Anto, if there was an Oscar for best tour manager in the world you'd win it hands down! You're one of my best friends and I've so much respect and gratitude for everything you've done over the last 3 years. To Paul and Dave our security, sorry for all the late nights, maybe this year we'll have a few early ones, but...... maybe not! Thanks loads. To Ben, Tamara and Fi-Fi, is that Westlife in the bag there??!! ha ha. Thanks guys, you're all excellent at your jobs. To Keith and Brig, ye have no idea how much your friendship means to me, ye haven't changed and know ye never will, ye are my best mates! Ah-Da-doo!!!!!
To Alan McEvoy and all at Livewire. Thank you for all your honesty and hard work. To all our writers and producers, your name will already be on this album and other albums. Thank you for the world class songs. To Sonny Takhar, individually you've been outstanding through your hard work, you're a huge part of Westlife's success, we appreciate it more than you know. To all at BMG worldwide especially Hasse, Ged, Simon, Dave Shack, Jacqui, Sophie, Julie, Sarah V, Lorraine. Thank you for all your hard work and determination over the past 3 years.
To John Giddings, thanks for all the great tours, keep booking them!! cheers John. To Ronan, your help and guidance at the start of the band made a huge difference, you're a good friend and thank you. To Phay, Baz, Steve Levitt, Grubby, Privet, Cara our live musicians and all our touring crew, thank you and see ye in April. To Rob and Biggy Trevor Payne ( busdriver ) our drivers, thank you. Alan Edwards/Paul Carey and David Reiss.
To all the fans. In Ireland we have a saying called "Paddy Last", but I prefer the saying "Save the best for last". Ye are the reason I'm writing these thank you's. Without your love and support none of this would be possible. Ye have made these songs the Greatest Hits and don't worry, believe me there will definitely be more. I love each and every one of ye. Thank you, infinity.
To anyone I forgot, I'm very sorry and thank you
Five albums five years…unbelievable! First thing is I’d like to say a huge thank you to my Mum and Dad, Brothers and Sisters and all the extended family for all their support over the last year for this album.
To my wife to be, Gillian, I can’t wait until the 28th of December. It will be the happiest day of our lives; I love you so much sweetheart. To Rosaleen and Michael and all the Walsh family, thanks for making me feel part of your family. To Louis Walsh, thanks for all your hard work and guidance over the last five years, each year it seems to get better. To everybody at S Records and BMG Worldwide especially Simon Cowell, Sonny, Ged, Dan, Sophie, Jacqui, Annette and Dave Shack. Thank you all for your hard work and dedication.
To Steve Mac and Wayne Hector thank you for your world class songs, and Steve thank you for believing in me, you’re a pleasure to work with and a good friend. To Chris and Dan, thank you for your hard work, the laughs and the baked potatoes. To our team on the road: Jake Duncan, Dave Last, Gregg, Elliot and Ben Mohapi – thanks for making life easier for us every day…not forgetting Paul Higgins a huge thank you for everything you’ve done for me, miss you so much and love you loads pal.
To my two best buddies in the world Keith and Brig, our friendship means more to me than you can imagine…thanks for always being there. And p.s. are we out tonight??? To Alan and all at Live Wire, thanks for all your advice and hard work. To Anita Kissane thank you very much, you’re a genius!
To Nicky, Kian, Mark and Bryan. We’ve been so successful as a band because we stick together as friends and that’s the most important thing. Love you all. And last but definitely not least as always to every single Westlife fan out there, your dedication and support is priceless, some of you are new and some have grown with us and together you make Westlife possible. Thank you all. See you soon. And for the fifth time if there’s anybody I’ve forgotten I’m sorry and thank you.
Love Shane X
Face to FaceThis time I'm going to start off by thanking the most important people of all: The Westlife
To all my family, especially my Mam and Dad: Thanks for keeping me real and always being there for
me no matter what... and Mam... thanks for all the bacon and cabbage dinners... I can't
wait to get home fro the next one! To all the Walsh family, I couldn't ask for better In-Laws
and Michael, I couldn't ask for a better golf partner. To all my mates, especially Keith, Brig
and Paul, your friendship means the world to me and the nights out mean even more. Sorry
love Robberrrd!! 'A Da Doo'. To Louis... you're always there for me when I need you. You're
a great manager and a great friend. You believed in me from day one and I will never forget
that. Thanks Louis. To everybody at Sony BMG and S Records, especially Simon Cowell,
Sonny Takhar, Dan Parker, Jacqui Quaife, Dave Shack, Robin Wilson, Ben Karter, Nikki
Watkins, Ged Doherty and Rob Stringer. Thanks for all your hard work and for keeping the
Westlife wheel turning. Here's to another great year. To our writers and producers, Steve
Mac, Wayne Hector and all at Rokstone, thank you so much for once again excellent work
Steve, you excel yourself every year, thanks mate. To all at The Location, it was a pleasure
to work with ye and thanks for the great songs. To the people who made our tours
possible: Caroline Downey, Dennis Desmond and all at MCD. Peter and Jim Aiken and all
at Aiken promotions. Our agent John Giddings, Steve Levitt, all at Production North and our
touring crew... Our band: Velroy, Andrew, Mark and Freddie. Karen and Jason Dantrum
and Caroline. Thanks to you all for a great tour last year and hopefully an even bigger one
this year. To Jake and Dave, you're both a pleasure to work with and you make the
Westlife world a lot easier. To Alan McEvoy and all at Livewire, thank you. To Joanne
Byrne and all at Presence PR. To Mark, Kian and Nicky. The time off was great lads, we'll
try and organise some time off in another seven years. Here's to our best year yet, Cheers!
And finally... The most important people in my life - my beautiful girls. Gillian this year has
been amazing and we are a family now. Nicole is number one in our family and it's the best
numer 1 I've had yet!! P.S Only 11 more to go... Haha! I love ye both so much and Nicole
this album is for you. Hope you like it...
Love Daddy xx