Take That singer Gary Barlow and Penny Lane Entertainment are set to co-produce a brand new music and leisure present for BBC One. The one-hour primetime format goes by the working title I’m With The Band and can carry collectively a high group of artists and musicians to carry out basic songs from previous and current, in addition to discussing their careers and musical heroes. Deadline first solely reported on the mission in March.
The present’s band shall be led by Barlow on keys and vocals, and likewise consists of Jamie Cullum (piano and vocals), James Bay (guitar and vocals), Mica Paris (vocals), Man Chambers (keyboards and musical director), Tom Fletcher (guitar and vocals), Danya Fisher (bass) and Donavan Hepburn (drums).
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Barlow will welcome particular friends to the present together with Anne-Marie, DJ and producer Nathan Dawe, rapper MoStack and Craig David. They may collaborate with the band and participate in what’s billed as “some laid-back chat.” It is a kind of extension of Barlow’s lockdown Crooner Classes which noticed him carry out on-line duets with huge names together with Elton John, Robbie Williams and Boy George.
Barlow mentioned, “A key purpose for me doing this present for BBC One was that I simply wished to get in a room with a load of individuals I like and respect and play music. We’re aiming to offer artists a platform and place the place they’ll carry out and have enjoyable. It’s merely a musical deal with for everybody who loves watching the perfect musicians performing nice songs from any style and any decade.”
I’m With The Band is being made by Spun Gold-backed Penny Lane Leisure, which is run by former ITV Studios artistic director Lee Connolly. The corporate was behind NBC’s Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Musical! final 12 months.
Famous Connolly, “Artists and musicians like to carry out, and I’m With The Band creates a platform for them to just do that. Gary continues to indicate, together with his Crooner Classes, how a lot enjoyable it’s to collaborate with fellow musicians and I’m With The Band takes this idea additional by making a bespoke surroundings the place artists can loosen up and do what they do finest.”
I’m With The Band is a Penny Lane Leisure and Gary Barlow manufacturing. The Director is Chris Howe and Govt Producers are Mark Sidaway (The X Issue) and Connolly. It was commissioned by Owen Courtney for BBC Music.