Irish singer/songwriter born in Dublin on April 12, 1980. After attending the auditions he managed to become a member of the band Westlife (then called "Westside"), together with his friend Nick Byrne. After several years of immense success he decided to leave the band in 2004, so he would be able to spend more time with his wife and children. Shortly afterwards he started his solo career, which went quite well in the U.K., Ireland and other European countries. His marriage to Kerry Katona however came to an end during that same period.