Filan performing during The Nobel Peace Prize Concert in 2009
(1979-07-05) 5 1979 (age 40)
Capitol (2012–2015) Warner Music (2015–2017) / London (2013–2017) Ocean Wave Records (2017–Present)
Shane Steven Filan (born 5 July 1979) is an Irish singer and songwriter. He was one of the lead singers and frontman of boy band Westlife until the group disbanded in 2012. After the group disbanded, Filan released his debut solo album, You and Me, in 2013.
Shane Steven Filan was born on 5 July 1979, in Sligo, Ireland. He is the son to Peter and Mae Filan. His mother worked as a clerk in the town hall at Carrick-on-Shannon. Before Filan was born, his mother had complications during her pregnancy and almost miscarried him twice. Filan has six siblings; three brothers and three sisters and he is the youngest among them. His parents owned a diner named Carlton Café located on Castle Street, in the middle of Sligo and he used to work, spending every school holiday working behind the counter from a very early age.
He attended primary school at Summerhill College, a Catholic school, with Kian Egan and Mark Feehily. All three of them participated in a school production of Grease. 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.