Gary Barlow

English singer-songwriter

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.

Gary Barlow
Background information
Birth nameGary William Barlow
Born (1971-01-20) 20 January 1971 (age 53)
Frodsham, Cheshire, England
Occupation(s)Musician, singer-songwriter, record producer and programmer, pianist, composer
InstrumentsVocals, piano, keyboards
Years active1988–present
LabelsSony, Polydor, Universal Music, Decca Records, Future, San Remo



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


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


  1. "Top Songwriter Gary Barlow". 2 February 2009. Archived from the original on 17 July 2011. Retrieved 24 August 2012.
  2. "About | X Factor 2011". Archived from the original on 2012-05-09. Retrieved 2012-08-24.
  3. "Paul McCartney, Shirley Bassey and Elton John to play Queen's Diamond Jubilee gig". Radio Times. Archived from the original on 2018-08-10. Retrieved 2019-02-15.
  4. "Gary Barlow".
  5. "Gary Barlow mourns stillborn baby".