Gary Barlow

Gary Barlow, OBE ( born January 20, 1971 in Frodsham, Cheshire ) is a British singer-songwriter and producer, known as a member of the band Take That.

Take That

Gary Barlow wrote and produced most of Take That songs, including the hits Back for Good, Pray, Never Forget and Sure. He was heard on the previous albums in most songs as lead singer. After Robbie Williams had left Take That in 1995, separated in 1996 and the rest of the band.

In 2005 it came to a successful comeback of Take That. 2010 also met with Robbie Williams back to it.

Solo career

After the release of Take That Barlow began his solo career in 1996 and reached with the songs Forever Love and Love Will not Wait, the number 1 position in the UK charts. His first album Open Road could reach the top of the British charts in 1997 also. However, after the second solo album Twelve Months, Eleven Days, and published it singles Stronger and For All That You Want were not successful commercially, no further singles and albums were produced.

In May 2012, he published jointly with the Commonwealth belt Album Sing, which reached No. 1 on the British charts. In November 2013, the solo album Since I Saw You Last appeared.

Producer and songwriter

Gary Barlow writes and produces songs for other artists such as Blue, Delta Goodrem, Atomic Kitten, Shirley Bassey, Charlotte Church and Monrose.

Barlow founded the record label Future Records, which the soprano Camilla Kerslake undertook the first artist.

A UK survey, Barlow was elected in 2009 for Best British songwriter of all time. He is since 2011 a judge in the British talent show The X Factor.


Gary Barlow is since January 12, 2000 with the dancer Dawn Andrews (born 1970 ) married, whom he met during the Nobody Else Tour in 1995. Andrews also danced at the Ultimate Tour ( 2006) and Beautiful World Tour (2007). Barlow and his wife Dawn Andrews have in common a son ( * 2000 ) and two daughters (* 2002 and * 2009). Her daughter Poppy was born in August 2012 dead.

Social Commitment

Gary Barlow is becoming another for social purposes. He organized a charity run for the 2009 Comic Relief Foundation, where he and eight other British celebrities climbed Mount Kilimanjaro.

In November 2009, he organized a benefit concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London, in which appeared, among others, Take That, Lily Allen, Robbie Williams, Paul McCartney, Snow Patrol and Dizzee Rascal.

Furthermore Barlow donated his handwritten original lyrics of the song Back for Good to help raise funds for the organization of Teenage Cancer Trust.

For his 40th birthday on January 20, 2011 in London organized a concert called Barlow GB40, in which for the first time he performed solo again after eleven years. The income he donated completely for a good cause.

Diamond Jubilee

In 2012, Gary Barlow was given the power to organize the musical event around the 60th Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. On June 4 Diamond Jubilee Concert was held in the garden of Buckingham Palace. The official song for the event, entitled Sing was by Barlow and Andrew Lloyd Webber ( Phantom of the Opera, inter alia, Starlight Express, Evita, Cats ) composed and performed with musicians from the Commonwealth of Nations and recorded.


The listed here Albums / Singles originate exclusively Barlow's solo career. For more see also: Take That / Discography