Barry Westhead

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Barry Westhead
Born (1977-05-13) 13 May 1977 (age 41)
Wigan, England
GenresAlternative rock
Years active2001-present
Associated actsStarsailor

Barry Westhead (born 13 May 1977 in Wigan) is an English musician, best known as the pianist in Starsailor.

Westhead was working as pianist in a church before meeting the other members of Starsailor, James Stelfox, Ben Byrne and James Walsh in March 2000. He was the last member to join the band, then named Waterface. The band had tried a number of guitarists before asking Westhead to join them as keyboardist. His arrival has been heralded as the most significant event in the band's formation, because he was the one with connections at EMI.

Westhead has the distinction of having an advanced qualification in piano (level above grade 8)[1]

Westhead and his partner Kelly have two children, a boy, Joseph, born on 12 April 2007[2] and a girl called Scarlett, born in June 2010.[3]


  1. ^ Starsailor fans [1] starsailor who's who. Retrieved 27 August 2008.
  2. ^ Starsailor official website.
  3. ^ Starsailor official website[permanent dead link].