Whilst he was still an unknown, McDaid posed in explicit nude photographs for the UK-based amateur porn website ladstrip.co.uk. In one series of photographs he engaged in various sexual acts with another man, "Ross", whose own solo pictures can still be found on the site. Due to McDaid's uncertain age at the time the photographs were taken, sites that published them after he came into the limelight were threatened with legal action by lawyers acting for him. "The snaps, which showed him in various steamy clinches, were posted on a gay internet site under the name of "Tight Calvin"...Kevin was only about 17 or 18 at the time."
He is now a professional photographer which include photography for Westlife's albums Where We Are and Gravity, which were released in 2009 and 2010 respectively along with other artists and models. He also did all the photography in Westlife's 2010 tour programme. Other names he has worked with include Lee Ryan, Aaron Renfree, Jedward, Max George (singer) and Alphabeat.
In August 2005, he was announced in The Sun newspaper as the long-term boyfriend of Westlife member Mark Feehily. They had been a couple since January 2005. They got engaged on 28 January 2010, and Feehily confirmed the news via Twitter. The couple owned a pet pug named Saffy and French bulldog named Nullah.
Kevin McDaid was brought up in Newcastle, England. He was best known as member of the British boy band V, which he joined in 2003 along with four other boys. Mark Feehily is one of the lead singers of the former Irish boy band Westlife. They had been a couple since January 2005, when they met at a Charity concert in Dublin. They got engaged on 28 January 2010. The couple own a pet pug named Saffy and French bulldog named Nullah. On 31 December 2011, Feehily announced on Twitter that he and McDaid had split after seven years together.
Kevin McDaid is currently in a relationship with Myles Brown (born 1989) since beginning of 2014. On January 2014, London-based model/dancer Myles posted a picture of the two of them at the cinema on Instagram, writing: “Friday night is date night. We’ve pretty much cleared out the confection counter.” Other shots show the two of them topless, flexing their muscles and just wearing towels. On February 2015, Myles posted, always on Instagram "Today we celebrate our love".
McDaid appeared on the front cover of the December 2007 issue of Attitude with Feehily.
In 2011, Mark discussed the couple's plans concerning having children together and discussed their marriage plans. Asked if he had given any thought to how the couple might become parents, Feehily replied: "I would take some serious time to look into all the options. Everybody's got their own circumstances, so there's no simple answer about what's going to be right for you or the kid... Asked about his other future plans with McDaid, Feehily replied: "We're best friends and we live together and we're going to get married soon. I can't wait, but we haven't finalised the date."
On 31 December 2011, Feehily announced on Twitter that he and McDaid had split after seven years together.
Marcus Michael Patrick "Mark" Feehily (born 28 May 1980) is one of the lead singers of the former Irish boy band Westlife.
Mark Feehily was born in Sligo, Ireland, to Verdon and Oliver Feehily. He has two brothers, Barry (born 1985) and Colin (born 1989).
He rose to fame as one of the two lead singers of the boyband Westlife. He shared lead vocals with Shane Filan. Before Westlife, Timothy Keith, Shane Filan and Kian Egan came from the band IOYOU, which released the single "Together Girl Forever". Louis Walsh, the manager of the 1990s boy-band Boyzone, was contacted by Filan's mother and came to know about the group. The group was established on 3 July 1998 with the addition of two more members, Nicky Byrne and Brian McFadden. Boyzone singer Ronan Keating was brought in to co-manage the group with Walsh. Mark has also co-written songs, some with the other band members.
Mark has sung completely solo on songs for the band in some instances:
"Imaginary Diva" (from the World of Our Own album)
"Moon River" (from the Allow Us to Be Frank album)
"Talk Me Down" (from the Where We Are album)
"Before It's Too Late" (from the Gravity album).
During live performances, he also sang completely solo for the songs "Oh Holy Night", "Imaginary Diva", "Talk Me Down", "Before It's Too Late", and "Il Adore". He has also co-written songs, some with the other band members.
Mark is banned for life from the Mondrian Hotel in Los Angeles following an incident during which he got drunk and threw some items from a window of the hotel.
Mark has spoken to The Boston Globe of his embarrassment about Westlife's Rat Pack-tribute album, Allow Us to Be Frank; he blamed Westlife's label for forcing them to record it after Robbie Williams had success with this type of music. He dismissed the instance as a "weird time" in Westlife's career.
Mark intends to have a solo career after Westlife and wishes to write a book and an album.
In August 2005, he publicly revealed he was gay during an interview with the British tabloid The Sun. Mark had recognized his sexual orientation when he was 14 or 15 years old. His family, band mates and close friends knew his sexual orientation. Westlife's manager Louis Walsh, however, was unaware of Mark's sexual orientation when he began managing the group. As the only gay member in Westlife, Mark kept his sexual orientation private and never had a boyfriend. Unlike his band mates, Mark did not discuss his private life in interviews, although he had dated women prior to his coming out. He was shown with girlfriends in the press "in order to avoid speculation". In yet another interview, he told The Sydney Morning Herald that despite the fact that the majority of Westlife's fans are female, there had really been no negative reaction.
During the interview with The Sun, Mark also announced his romantic relationship with British fashion photographer Kevin McDaid, a member of the now-defunct British boy band V. The pair, who lived together, had been dating since January 2005 after having met at a Cheerios Childline Concert in Ireland. Mark said that while he did not intend on getting married right away, he was happy to know he could form a civil partnership in Britain with the recent passing of the Civil Partnership Act. In December 2007, Mark and Kevin appeared on the cover of Attitude. After five years together, the couple was engaged in February 2010, which was confirmed by Mark himself via the social networking website Twitter. In 2011, Mark discussed the couple's plans concerning having children together and discussed their marriage plans. On 31 December 2011, he announced via his Twitter account that he and Kevin had split up. (Picture: Kevin McDaid)
Mark is interested in charity works and supports the charity group Aware. He was shortlisted in 2011 as one of the top 50 most influential gays in United Kingdom.
Westlife On Tour by Eddie Rowley
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Random House UK (September 18, 2001)
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Eddie Rowley accompanied the UK’s top boy band on tour throughout 2001, with full backstage access and cooperation from the band all the way. Fans will learn what the boys are really like in this first in-depth book full of great anecdotes, first-person sections and exclusive new photographs.
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