Gary John Barden

Heavy metal, Musical Artist

1955 –

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Who is Gary John Barden?

Gary John Barden is an English singer-songwriter, best known for his work with the Michael Schenker Group.

Barden was discovered by Schenker upon the guitarist's hearing a demo of Barden's previous band, Fraser Nash. Barden proceeded to appear on The Michael Schenker Group, MSG and One Night at Budokan albums. He was asked to leave the group and was replaced by former Rainbow frontman Graham Bonnet. In the interim, Barden worked with Gary Moore on the demos of what would later become Moore's Corridors of Power album.

Barden reunited with Schenker in 1983 for the album Built to Destroy, followed by the live album Rock Will Never Die. After his stint in MSG he went on to form Statetrooper with brothers Steve and Paul Johnson, as well as doing an album and tour as lead singer with Praying Mantis.

In 2007, Barden was fronting Silver and Statetrooper, and maintaining a solo career. He recorded an album with Michael Schenker Group called In the Midst of Beauty which was released in April 2008, followed by a world tour.

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Aug 27, 1955
Royal Tunbridge Wells
Also known as
  • Barden, Gary
  • England

on July 23, 2013


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