Westlife’s Mark Feehily shares rare snap with daughter ahead of solo project

Westlife member Mark Feehily has shared a rare picture of his young daughter on his Instagram account.

The Irish pop star held his one-year-old daughter Layla in his arms as they were pictured in the middle of a field.

Mark's picture is set to be featured on his upcoming track Don’t Grow from the Nothing More album.

The album is set to feature gay dads who are in the music industry.

In the sweet picture, Mark looked lovingly at his young daughter who is set to turn two next month.

Mark, looked smart in a dark bomber jacket for the photo.

Meanwhile, his daughter Layla looked adorable wearing a double denim outfit and had her blonde hair tied in two side bunches.

The Westlife member is taking a step back from the boy band to team up with theatre songwriters Scott Alan and musical director Ben Cohn.

Ben has had a successful career where he has produced the hit musical Wicked.

Scott and Ben are working on the Nothing More album alongside Mark on the solo project.

The I Lay My Love On You singer had been working on the album during lockdown where he was headhunted by theatre moguls.

Speaking about his upcoming project and collaboration with the two stars, Mark told The Sun: "When two Broadway legends get in touch to invite you to sing on their amazing new album, especially such a beautiful song about the father-daughter relationship, you jump at the chance. It is incredible to be part of this."

But now Mark could be set swap arenas for the Broadway stage.

Scott Alan has worked with some of the biggest theatre stars spoke about Mark and his future on the stage.

Scott said: “The opportunity to have someone of Mark’s stature, whose voice emotes so much strength and emotion, singing my music and lyrics and Ben’s arrangement and orchestration is beyond our wildest dreams.

“One of the greatest parts of working together in the studio with Mark was his instinctive theatricality. We were so impressed by his delivery and how much of the story he was able to evoke in three minutes.”

Scott went on to say that he thought Mark had a “bright future” ahead of him in the theatre, admitting they were “lucky” to have him.

Mark shares his daughter with fiancé Cailean O’Neill who welcomed Layla via surrogate.

It took the couple a three-and-a-half-year process before they got to where they are today.

Sharing the announcement on his Instagram page with his 268k followers he said the pair were the “happiest dads in the world.”

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