|Birth name||Barrie Barlow|
10 September 1949 |
|Genres||Progressive rock, hard rock, heavy metal|
|Occupations||Musician, songwriter, producer|
|Instruments||Drums, percussion, flute|
|Associated acts||Jethro Tull, Yngwie Malmsteen|
Christened Barrie, the 'Barriemore' was an affectation to suit the eccentric image of Jethro Tull (much as Jeffrey Hammond had become "Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond").
- "Life's a Long Song" (EP)
- Thick as a Brick
- Living in the Past (compilation including above EP)
- A Passion Play
- War Child
- Minstrel in the Gallery
- Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young to Die!
- Songs from the Wood
- Heavy Horses
- Bursting Out
Since Jethro Tull
Barlow went on to do various session projects, including work with Robert Plant, John Miles, and Jimmy Page, and he also started his own band for a spell called Storm. He played on the Yngwie Malmsteen album Rising Force. He played on the Kerry Livgren album, Seeds of Change.
Barlow has a recording studio, The Doghouse, on his property in Shiplake, Oxfordshire, England. He is currently managing a band from Henley on Thames called The Repertoires, and has also been linked with other local bands which echo his own folk-influenced musical history, such as Reading's Smokey Bastard.
In an interview in the December 2007 issue of Drumhead magazine, Barlow announced that he is looking to play on the road again.
Ludwig blue Vistalite
24 x 14 bass drum
22 x 14 bass drum
13 x 9 tom tom
14 x 10 tom tom
16 x 16 tom tom
18 x 16 tom tom
20 x 18 tom tom
14 x 10 Ludwig snare
Ludwig sticks Rose-Morris
Ludwig silver sparkle
Ludwig black super classic (mainly for recording)
Evans Oilfield drum heads
Ludwig musser marimba
Barlow is known as a very technical and creative drummer. His drumming on the live album, Bursting Out, is testimony to his creative talents as a drummer, notably on his drum solo in the song "Conundrum". He was called "the greatest rock drummer England ever produced" by John Bonham. In a comment on his drumming for the Jethro Tull albums he said; "I've always admired people who invent — and on a percussion level I admire inventors of rhythm. I tried to strive for that in Tull, but now I go to great lengths to advise the drummers in the bands I'm managing not to play anything like I used to play in Tull, because it was so busy and over-the-top."
- Barriemore Barlow bio at TullPress.com
- "(February 2008) Smokey Bastard Blog". Smokeyb.blogspot.com. 2008-02-18. Retrieved 2011-10-02.
- "(December 1990) The Drummers of Jethro Tull in ''Modern Drummer''". Tullpress.com. Retrieved 2011-10-02.
- Biography on official Jethro Tull website
- The Drummers of Jethro Tull
- Biography on Collecting Jethro Tull website
- The Repertoires