Westlife : Bop Bop Baby

Westlife : Bop Bop Baby

Only a cretin slags off ‘manufactured’ pop nowadays - chiefly because we all know the pocket money wooed from the purses of little girls by blandly attractive teen dreamboats props up the career of all your floundering indie faves. All the...

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Westlife : World Of Our Own

Westlife : World Of Our Own

In which some already colossally wealthy and famous Irish fellas try to further maximise their market reach. Sorry, did we say that? We meant sing a little song and make lots of simple people very happy. After much lab research, someone's...

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Westlife: Cape Town Bellville Velodrome

Westlife: Cape Town Bellville Velodrome

In South Africa one British pound buys you eleven rand. That's a stinking great deal for UK travellers to this country. But it plays hell with promoters bringing international acts to South Africa. In the case of Westlife , it means fans here get...

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Westlife: London Astoria G.A.Y.

Westlife: London Astoria G.A.Y.

The last thing you want when you're pumping your ass to the tinny beats of the latest clubbed-up Steps remix is a bunch of pretty-boy Irish lads launching in to a set of drippy, lighter-waving ballads. Fair enough, Westlife may not have been...

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The Westlife Support Act Allstars: London Wembley Arena

The Westlife Support Act Allstars: London...

There was a time when #12.50 bought you a PJ & Duncan gig ticket and unknowns Backstreet Boys and the utterly ace Deuce as supports. But that was 1996 and as 2001 offers boyband magic in Westlife, the stakes are higher (well, the prices are...

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Westlife: London Wembley Arena

Westlife: London Wembley Arena

Fact 1: Westlife's manager Louis Walsh sleeps in sheets made of real fifty pound notes and when they get dirty, he doesn't wash them, he burns them in a bin in the garden. Fact 2: When Westlife tour they have five chauffeur driven hovercrafts...

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Westlife : What Makes A Flan

Westlife : What Makes A Flan

One 8-inch pie shell Half a small onion, chopped Eight ounces cream cheese 1/4 pound grated Swiss cheese Five large eggs One cup milk Meat of choice (sausage, bacon, ham) - enough to cover the bottom in a single layer. Preheat oven to...

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Smash Hits Tour

Smash Hits Tour

Like a school panto trip you can always guarantee a half decent turn-out for the Smash Hits Tour. Gaggles of kids begs their folks to trek along to see the pretty faces of pop strut their stuff like a collective conveyer belt of Number One chart...

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Westlife : Coast To Coast

Westlife : Coast To Coast

On Westlife's first album, the CD itself was pale blue. But how the loveable Irish quintet have progressed - for while this CD looks identical, this time IT'S GREY! Yes, believe it or not, Westlife have actually managed to become even more boring...

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Westlife : My Love

Westlife : My Love

Who'd have thought five great-looking boys with one of the most successful pop managers of the '90s, endorsement from an internationally lusted-after pop role model, and the backing of one of the UK 's biggest record labels could get this far?...

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