Al Barrow

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Al Barrow
Barrow in 2017
Background information
BornWolverhampton, England
GenresHard rock, melodic rock
Years active2001–present

Al Barrow (born 1968, in Wolverhampton, England) is an English bassist best known as the former member of the hard rock 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.


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  1. ^ Harvey, Ian (9 May 2008). "Magnum deliver the goods". Express & Star. Archived from the original on 11 May 2020. Retrieved 31 July 2011.
  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.
  6. ^ Goldby, Steve (December 2014). "Magnum: 'On Christmas Day' Plus Mark Stanway And Al Barrow Exclusive Interview". Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  7. ^ Al Barrow discography at Discogs
  8. ^ a b c Al Barrow discography at Discogs

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