Gary Barlow

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Gary Barlow
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Background information
Birth nameGary William Barlow
Born (1971-01-20) 20 January 1971 (age 47)
Frodsham, Cheshire, England
GenresPop
OccupationsMusician, singer-songwriter, record producer and programmer, pianist, composer
InstrumentsVocals, piano, keyboards
Years active1988–present
LabelsSony, Polydor, Universal Music, Decca Records, Future, San Remo
Associated actsTake That
Websitewww.garybarlow.com

Gary William 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 | change 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 was a judge at the TV show The X Factor from 2011 until 2013.[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 | change source]

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

References[change | change source]

  1. "Top Songwriter Gary Barlow". Entertainment.stv.tv. 2 February 2009.
  2. http://www.xfactor-2011.co.uk/about/
  3. http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2012-02-07/paul-mccartney-shirley-bassey-and-elton-john-to-play-queens-diamond-jubilee-gig
  4. http://www.contactmusic.com/info/gary_barlow
  5. "Gary Barlow mourns stillborn baby".