Gary Barlow

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Gary Barlow
Birth name Gary Barlow
Born 20 January 1971 (1971-01-20) (age 43)
Frodsham, Cheshire, England
Genres Pop
Occupations Musician, singer-songwriter, record producer and programmer, pianist, composer
Instruments Vocals, piano, keyboards
Years active 1988–present
Labels Sony, Polydor, Universal Music, Decca Records, Future, San Remo
Associated acts Take That
Website www.garybarlow.com

Gary Barlow OBE (born 20 January 1971) is an English singer-songwriter, pianist and record producer. He is frontman, lead singer and main songwriter of the boy band Take That.

Career[change | edit source]

In 1990, Gary Barlow became a member of the new founded boy band Take That. He is the main songwriter of the band. After the band broke up in 1996, Barlow started a solo career. He released two solo albums, Open Road and Twelve Months, Eleven Days. He also wrote songs for other singers. Take That reformed in 2005.

Barlow was voted as the best British songwriter of all time in 2009.[1] He has been a judge at the TV show The X Factor since 2011.[2]

Barlow organized the concert for the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II in 2012.[3] In May 2012, he released the album Sing with the Commonwealth Band. The solo album Since I Saw You Last was released in November 2013.

Personal life[change | edit source]

Barlow and his wife Dawn have three children.[4] Their fourth child was stillborn in August 2012.[5]

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