Al Barrow

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Al Barrow
Al Barrow - Magnum - 2017.jpg
Background information
Born 1968
Genres Hard rock, melodic rock
Years active 2001–present
Associated acts Magnum
Hard Rain

Al Barrow (born 1968 in Wolverhampton, England) is 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. Two Magnum albums, Breath of Life and Brand New Morning, both have 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 Warwick basses and amplifiers.[3] He has two brothers, Rob and Scott (who are both drummers) and a sister Sue, who is a singer. He married his longtime girlfriend Rachael Wilkinson in October 2006.


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  1. ^ Harvey, Ian (9 May 2008). "Magnum deliver the goods". Express & Star. 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. "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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