Written by Melanie Burton, August 12, 2016

According to well-known songwriter Albert Hammond, boy band Westlife are on the brink of a comeback.

Yep, the 72-year-old musician – who has penned tracks for a bunch of famous artists – has revealed that Westlife’s manager Louis Walsh approached him to write songs for the group, because he’s going to “bring back Westlife.”


Speaking to the Daily Star, Albert revealed: “I was with Louis just now in Ireland, and he asked me for some songs because he says, I’m going to bring back Westlife so can you write some songs for me.'”

The band – who consisted of Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Mark Feehily and Shane Filan and previously Brian McFadden – broke up in 2012 after 14 years together.


Nicky has recently spoken about the band reforming, and confirmed that it could happen – with their upcoming 20th anniversary in 2018 being the incentive.

Nicky said: “I don’t think it would take much to get us back together. In a couple of years’ time it will be the 20th anniversary and you could probably use that and maybe people will be interested.

“It’s about wanting to do it at the right time.”

And the right time could be just around the corner, because the chance meeting between Louis and Albert at a Lionel Richie gig, where Westlifer Shane was the support act, seems to have got things moving faster than they expected!

Albert explained: “I haven’t seen Louis for years. Suddenly, he walks into my dressing room, ‘Albert it’s Louis.'”

Well we’re not complaining…

Westlife sing Queen of My Heart


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