A new article from today’s The Irish Sun has new information on Nicky’s debut solo album, like its working title: Kissing In Car Parks.
He has co-written with Wayne Hector, who penned the band’s chart-toppers Swear It Again and Flying Without Wings, and Irish writer Don Mescall, who gave Aslan their hit Too Late For Hallelujah. Ronan Hardiman will be the album’s producer.
Nicky said: “When you get in and write it yourself (an album) and not part of a band like Westlife, it is actually you. It’s your personality and your songs, your writing — it’s all you. To have Ronan Hardiman, one of the best producers in this country, to help me along with the best songwriters Don and Wayne. I’m so proud of it.”
Nicky has been working on his solo record for the past three years! But, what does this all mean for his radio show, The Nicky Byrne Show?
“When I first started in RTE, I talked to Dan Healy (Head of 2FM) and the first thing I told him was I was six or seven songs into an album I am hoping to release. Dan fully understood that, and said he fully understood that. He told me, he said, ‘When the time is right we will look at that.’”
Nicky’s biggest priority remains his wife Georgina, and his kids Rocco, Jay and Gia:
“First and foremost, I’m a husband and a father of three kids, two of which are in school. I’m enjoying that most of all. They are older now and playing football, or doing hobbies — so if a song or album took off, the first priority is my family. I’m going to be in Ireland. I would be busy jumping on planes coming back to do radio, and be a daddy and a husband.”
Last but not least, what is his opinion on the recent rumours of him representing Ireland at Eurovision this year?
“If that opportunity arose for me, I would love it because I am very patriotic.”
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