Gary Barlow thinks Take That have too much talent

Gary Barlow says there is ''too much'' talent in Take That now Robbie Williams has rejoined the band and dynamics in the group have changed


This article is from 2011.

Take That at Savoy Hotel in London

Take That

Gary Barlow says there is "too much" talent in Take That now Robbie Williams has rejoined the band.

The 'Angels' singer was reunited with his former bandmates last year - 15 years after quitting the group at the height of their fame - and Gary says having him back means the dynamics have changed.

He said: "The band is different with Robbie. We work in a different way. What we have now is too much talent in the room."

Gary says he and the rest of the group - Mark Owen, Jason Orange and Howard Donald - have had to adapt their roles since Robbie returned.

He revealed to The Sun newspaper: "When Take That are a four, Mark and myself are the leading songwriters. Jay joins in on the lyrics and Howard starts with the melodies. Now you add Robbie and he and Mark are doing the same job - and I can do what they do too. You have three people writing. It's a jigsaw."

Following Robbie quitting in 1995, the band continued to play as a four-piece until they split in 1996.

They then reunited in 2005 with Gary, Mark, Jason and Howard, and had two hit albums and two sold-out tours before Robbie rejoined last year.

Their 'Progress Live' tour kicks off later this month.

This article is from 2011.

Take That

The prototype boy band have re-lit their own fire and returned to cash in those nostalgia dollars, and have proved far more credible than any of us could have imagined. Now reduced to a three-piece as Jason Orange bows out but Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald soldier on.

Carrow Road Stadium, Norwich

Wed 14 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0870 444 1902

With All Saints.

Genting Arena, Birmingham

Fri 5 May

£55–£95 / 0844 338 8000

Sat 6 May

£55–£95 / 0844 338 8000

Thu 1 Jun

£55–£95 / 0844 338 8000

…and 3 more dates until 4 Jun

Liberty Stadium, Swansea

Wed 14 Jun

£55–£95 / 0870 040 0004

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Gary Barlow

Solo from Take That's songwriter-singer, promoting his new album, the cheesily titled Since I Saw You Last.


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