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Where Boyzone are now from feuds and brawls to racing cars


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It’s rare to go to a party or a wedding where you don’t hear Boyzone playing and everyone shouting out each word to all the 90s classics.

The predominantly romantic songs from the likes of Right Here Waiting, Love Will Save The Day, No Matter What, and many more captivated us after the Irish band formed in 1993.

Few can forget the epic moment that Boyzone danced their way into the hearts of fans with a ramshackle performance on Ireland’s Late Late Show.

They performed for seven years, before taking a break and reuniting in 2007 for another 12 years creating hits, touring the globe, and being the nation’s heartthrobs.

Clad in dungarees with abs-a-plenty, the boys performed a bizarre dance routine to Clubhouse’s Light My Fire, lunging and thrusting for all that they were worth.

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The band began during the ’90s and sky rocketed to fame

Formed in 1993 by X Factor judge Louis Walsh, Boyzone were intended to be Ireland’s answer to Take That.

But their appeal went global, with Ronan Keating, Keith Duffy, Stephen Gately, Mikey Graham and Shane Lynch selling more than 25 million records worldwide by 2013.

Some of the band have gone on successes outside of the band, shared their difficult times with fans, started new businesses and families.

Let’s dive into what the band have been up to away from touring life.

Ronan Keating

Ronan Keating

Ronan Keating, 44, is now best known for his successful solo career with songs including Life is a Rollercoaster and When You Say Nothing At All.

His solo material has sold over 20 million records worldwide and he has released 10 albums.

Ronan has also served as a judge on the Australian versions of The X Factor and The Voice.

He then left the voice to focus on other work commitments and wanted to focus on his family.

Ronan married Yvonne Connolly in April 1998 and the couple had three children – Jack, Marie and Ali – they separated in 2010.

He met his current wife Storm Uechtritz in August 2010 and the couple married five years later – their son Cooper Archer Uechtritz Keating was born on 26 April 2017.

In March 2017 he tried his hand at acting and appeared in the war drama Another Mother’s Son alongside John Hannah.

Since September 2017 he has presented the breakfast show on Magic radio with Harriet Scott.

And the pandemic certainly didn’t stop Keating one bit.

He recorded a version of the Band Aid song Do They Know It’s Christmas’ for charity, and a new version of the charity Christmas number one contender Don’t Stop Me Eatin.

He recently shared condolences with the Royal Family after the passing of the Duke of Edinburgh, by sharing a photograph of when he had the honour of meeting Prince Phillip.

Shane Lynch

Shane Lynch

Shane, 44, has certainly remained on our television screens away from band life.

During his time in the band he was involved in a brawl with Puff Daddy – now called P Diddy – after the MTV European Music Awards the American rapper apparently tried to hijack Boyzone’s VIP area.

The star has appeared on Celebrity Love Island, The Games, Cirque Du Celebrite and Celebrity Big Brother.

He has landed a two-year judging role on The All Ireland Talent Show – their version of Britain’s Got Talent.

He is currently married to second wife Sheena White, and the pair have two daughters, Billie Rae and Marley Mae.

In 2013, he went on the celebrity edition of The Jeremy Kyle Show to discuss his life after being in the band.

Shane also dabbled in acting appearing in a number of pantomime shows from 2004 until 2016.

Although a lover of all things performing, that didn’t just remain on stage for Lynch, he went on to become a motor racing enthusiast and competitor.

Shane has recently opened his own bar

He became quite successful in the field, competing in the British FT Championship, British Drift Championship, European Drift Championship.

If that wasn’t enough, the singer has recently opened a bar in Cheshire.

Shane, along with his wife Sheena and their friend Nathan Gerhold, have redeveloped the former Corks Out wine bar on King Street in Knutsford.

Stephen Gately

Stephen Gately then and now

Stephen tragically died in 2009 at the age of 33 due to an undetected heart condition while in Majorca with his partner.

After Boyzone announced their split in 1999, Stephen Gately became the first member to release solo music and his debut single New Beginning reached number three in 2000.

In the years before Boyzone reunited, Stephen remained firmly in the public eye appearing on Absolutley Fabulous and Dancing On Ice as well as taking on the lead role in Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.

He also wrote a children’s book The Tree Of Season which was published posthumously in 2010 and includes a foreword by Elton John and David Furnish.

Keith Duffy

Keith Duffy in the ’90s vs now

Keith, 46, turned his hand to acting after Boyzone.

He went onto soapland playing barman Ciaran McCarthy on the cobbles of Coronation Street.

He played the role between 2002 to 2005 before returning for another stint in 2010 until 2011.

Keith also secured a role as John the security guard in 2014’s Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’Movie.

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His other TV work includes stints on murder mystery caper Death in Paradise and short-lived sitcom Fair City.

As well as this, he’s participated in some reality shows including Celebrity Big Brother and Splash, and game shows including The Magicians and The Celebrity Chase.

Keith married his wife Lisa in Las Vegas in 1998, and bandmate Ronan Keating was best man.

The pair have two children together – Jordan, 25 and Mia, 21.

He has recently shared the struggles he has faced while battling daughter’s autism.

In an appearance on Lorraine he spoke to stand-in host Kat Deeley about his daughter Mia’s long battle to be correctly diagnosed with autism.

Keith shared a picture of his ‘lockdown hair’ with social media followers

Mia was put on a waiting list of a whopping two-and-a-half years, leading to Keith and wife Lisa deciding to go private to speed things up.

Keith explained: “For so many children on the autism spectrum today, who are not getting the appropriate intervention and education programme, in this day and age it’s crazy.”

Mikey Graham

Mikey Graham

Mikey Graham, 48, has stayed out of the limelight somewhat in comparison to his band mates.

His fan base and media attention has predominantly been in Ireland rather than the UK.

He appeared on the Irish Celebrity Apprentice in 2013, and in 2010 got to the finals of the Irish Eurovision Song Contest act show.

Two years after Stephen performed on the show, Mikey made an appearance on Dancing on Ice.

He later thanked the show for acting as therapy as he came to terms with the loss of Stephen who had died earlier that year.

Mikey has two daughters, Hannah, 22, from an early relationship and Sienna Nicole, 12, with his current wife Karen Corradi, whom he married in 2004.

He has mainly stayed out of the spotlight since the band broke up.

Mikey admitted having a 15 year feud with Shane following a row over an exhaust pipe – cars eh!

Author: [email protected] (Lucy Marshall)
This post originally appeared on Hull Live – Celebs & TV


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