Gary Barlow - Barlow Pleased Take That Snubbed Endorsements

British singer GARY BARLOW has no regrets about refusing to endorse products during TAKE THAT's original heyday - because they never "believed" in attaching their name to a brand.
The star reveals he and bandmates Robbie Williams, Mark Owen, Jason Orange and Howard Donald turned down big-money offers to promote products in the early 1990s, before they split in 1996.
Barlow admits seeing the Spice Girls' worldwide success in the mid to late 1990s, due in part to their endorsement deals, was hard to handle - but he's pleased Take That was never affiliated with a company.
He tells BBC Radio 2's Chris Evans, "We had a try at America, I know the Spice Girls did really well in America but they did things we never quite believed in like advertising Coca Cola..."
The singer/songwriter also reveals the band, which reformed in 2006 as a four-piece, and now boasts Williams among the line-up, is still bombarded with offers for personal appearances - and they turn down almost every one.
He adds, "Even today when we're offered millions of pounds to do corporate events we really think about these things and generally don't do them because I think it all just chips away at what you are.
"We're wealthy characters - we never go out there to make money, we go out there to enjoy it, to give people happiness, to show people what we've got and what we're doing now."


Contactmusic

Tags: Gary Barlow - Take That

Advertisement

More Gary Barlow

Gary Barlow Apologises for Tax Controversy (Then Announces Take That Album)

Gary Barlow has apologised for allegations that he avoided tax and pledged to settle his affairs ASAP. The singer and his Take That band-mates Howard...

Gabby Logan Involved in The Same Tax Dodge as Gary Barlow - Vows to Pay It All Back

Gabby Logan – the prominent BBC sports presenter – has admitted to avoiding tax, like Gary Barlow, by investing thousands into Icebreaker, a company that...

Ed Miliband Is Latest Politician To Have Say on Gary Barlow's Tax Avoidance

Tax evasion. It’s the current thing. So when Gary Barlow and his Take That cohorts were judged to have avoided a fair amount of it,...

Lily Allen Gives Gary Barlow Both Barrels over "Tax Avoidance"

Lily Allen has spoken out against the Take That singer-songwriter Gary Barlow in light of allegations that he and bandmates Howard Donald and Mark Owen...

Advertisement

Gary Barlow's Charity Work Enough to Retain OBE, Insists David Cameron

David Cameron isn’t doing much to shake his ‘help the rich, ignore the poor’ reputation. The British Prime Minister has insisted that Gary Barlow –...

Gary Barlow Reveals 'Le Me Go' Inspired By Stillborn Daughter Poppy

For the first time ever Gary Barlow opened up about a tragedy that hit his family two years ago.In 2012 the pop star, and his...

'Now That's What I Call Music 87' Released 7th April 2014

NOW That's What I Call Music is back with the first instalment of the 2014 numbered NOW series with NOW 87. Expect the biggest and...

We're Here Again: England 'World Cup Song' Will Debut March 21

As the England football team prepare for their biggest challenge yet, facing the world’s top teams in Brazil for the 2014 World Cup, some of...

Advertisement

Comments

Gary Barlow Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Gary Barlow

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All