Barry Upton

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Barry Upton
Birth name Barry John Upton
Born (1954-02-25) 25 February 1954 (age 63)
Hastings, Sussex, England
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Songwriter, musician, producer, audio engineer
Associated acts Brotherhood of Man

Barry John Upton[1] (born 25 February 1954 in Hastings, Sussex, England) is an English songwriter, arranger, musician and producer of various forms of pop music. He is also an audio engineer and stage performer having appeared around the world in various capacities. He now lives in Pattaya, Thailand where he continues writing, producing and performing music. In addition, he is the Executive Producer for radio & TV at Pattaya People Media Group and has been presenting the morning show on 96FM radio since 2010 to present.


In the early 1980s, Upton was a member of Brotherhood of Man, appearing in concert with them internationally. Although not a member of the band at the time of their Eurovision win, he was their musical arranger and co-wrote much of their material during his time with them. In 1997 he created the million selling pop band, Steps.

His writing and/or production credits include:


  • "Gasoline" and "World Ain't Over" – Pedwell (2007)
  • The Complete Halloween Party Album[4] (2007)
  • My Favourite TV Themes[5] (2008)

My Favourite Musicals 1, My Favourite Musicals 2 & The Grease Party album (Gut Records)


  1. ^ a b "Artist: Barry Upton". Second Hand Songs. 17 July 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "5, 6, 7, 8 – Steps : Listen, Appearances, Song Review". AllMusic. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Little Miss Sunshine (2006)". Yahoo! Movies. Archived from the original on 6 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "The Complete Halloween Party Album – Various Artists : Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Barry Upton – My Favourite TV Themes (CD) at Discogs". 19 May 2008. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 

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