Al Barrow

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Al Barrow
Al Barrow - Magnum - 2017.jpg
Background information
GenresHard rock, melodic rock
Years active2001–present
Associated actsMagnum
Hard Rain

Al Barrow (born 1968, in Wolverhampton, England) was the bassist of the British band Magnum.[1][2]

Barrow joined Magnum in 2001[2] after he was a member of Hard Rain, a group formed by Magnum members, Bob Catley and Tony Clarkin, while activities around Magnum was set on pause.[3] Officially the band ended, but made a comeback in 2001 with their album Breath of Life.

Barrow not only plays bass guitar,[4] but also has an interest in design and photography.[5][6] With his company Generic Designs, he has designed album covers for Magnum and several other artists worldwide. Magnum albums, Breath of Life, Brand New Morning, The Visitation and Evolution Escape from the Shadow Garden Live at the Symphony Hall. All had covers designed by Barrow.[7]

Before joining Magnum, Barrow performed as a session musician, both playing bass and as a backing vocalist. He had his own band, Sahara Darc,[2] and planned to re-record some of the songs he wrote in the 1990s. Barrow is an endorsee for Fender, Line 6, Warwick basses and amplifiers.[3]

Alan and his wife emigrated to USA in 2016. They now live in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

On 25 June 2019, Alan announced his departure from Magnum to concentrate on home life and recording his own material in the USA.


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  1. ^ Harvey, Ian (9 May 2008). "Magnum deliver the goods". Express & Star. Retrieved 31 July 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c "Al Barrow – Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives".
  3. ^ a b Robbins, Nick (27 April 2016). "Al Barrow: Magnum Force". Bass Guitar Magazine.
  4. ^ "Get Ready to ROCK! Interview with Al Barrow, bass player with the rock band Magnum".
  5. ^ "Al Barrow | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 15 March 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Goldby, Steve. "Magnum: 'On Christmas Day' Plus Mark Stanway And Al Barrow Exclusive Interview". Retrieved 15 March 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Al Barrow discography at Discogs
  8. ^ a b c Al Barrow discography at Discogs

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