Penny Lane & Gary Barlow Pact for BBC One Show


Penny Lane Entertainment has partnered with Gary Barlow to co-produce I’m With the Band (w/t), a new music and entertainment show for BBC One.

Barlow is bringing together a top group of artists and musicians for the show, which will see a supergroup come together and perform classic songs from past and present, along with some laid-back conversation. Led by Barlow on keys and vocals, the band will also feature Jamie Cullum, James Bay, Mica Paris, Guy Chambers, Tom Fletcher, Danya Fisher and Donavan Hepburn.

Barlow will also welcome special guests to the show such as Anne-Marie, DJ and producer Nathan Dawe, rapper MoStack and Craig David.

Barlow said: “A key reason for me doing this show for BBC One was that I just wanted to get in a room with a load of people I love and respect and play music. We’re aiming to give artists a platform and place where they can perform and have fun. It’s simply a musical treat for everyone who loves watching the best musicians performing great songs from any genre and any decade.”

Owen Courtney, commissioning executive for BBC Music TV, said: “I’m delighted that Gary Barlow has brought such a wonderful collection of talented artists together for this BBC One show and that the BBC can continue to bring musical performances such as this to audiences, at a time when live shows are on hold. I know it will be a very special evening.”

Lee Connolly, executive producer at Penny Lane Entertainment, said: “Artists and musicians love to perform, and I’m With the Band (w/t) creates a platform for them to do just that. Gary continues to show, with his Crooner Sessions, how much fun it is to collaborate with fellow musicians and I’m With the Band (w/t) takes this concept further by creating a bespoke environment where artists can relax and do what they do best.”