Gary was born on January 20th 1971 in Frodsham, Cheshire the second son to Marge and Colin Barlow. Gary developed an early interest in music, so much so that he taught himself how to play the piano at 10 years of age.
He spent his teenage years gigging around the north of England, and educating himself about all kinds of pianos, keyboards and music production. Gary began writing songs at age 15. When he was 19, he was approached by manager Nigel Martin-Smith to front a new boy band - Take That - as lead singer.
Between the period of...