Sunday 24 September 2017

Keith Duffy talks to Independent.ie about Boyzone’s new Motown album ‘Dublin To Detroit’

Freya Drohan

Freya Drohan

Singer and actor Keith Duffy says the album is a chance for the bandmates to reminisce and have some fun.

Ireland’s original boyband Boyzone have been together for almost 21 years, but they have no plans to turn their backs on the limelight just yet.

Keith says that their new album is a chance for remaining members Ronan Keating, Mikey Graham and Shane Lynch and himself to catch up, and reminisce on their expansive career together.

Dublin to Detroit will boast tracks such as ‘This Old Heart of Mine’, ‘The Tears of a Clown’, ‘Reach Out’ and ‘Just My Imagination’.

The album, which was inspired by their Motown Medley at the 1996 MTV Music Awards, will be released on November 24th.

Meanwhile, Keith maintains that he is always on the look out for a new acting job, having done stints on Coronation Street and Love/Hate.

The Dubliner, who recently turned 40, had more cause to celebrate last week, when he was awarded an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland's Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery in recognition of his work as a campaigner for children with autism.

Keith, whose daughter Mia has autism, said he was “blown away to receive the award”.

Keith Duffy awarded Honorary Fellowship for autism work from RCSI
Keith Duffy awarded Honorary Fellowship for autism work from RCSI

"I said 'so, how many awards are there tonight?' and they looked at me like I'd 10 heads and said 'just the one,'” he laughed.

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