The group would supposedly be called ‘Group Therapy’.
Life isn’t great right now for any of us. As we struggle through a third national lockdown, with no clear end date, it can be difficult to remain optimistic. And Gary Barlow is about to make things a whole lot worse.
As reported by the Mirror, the Take That singer songwriter is planning a super group comprising members of the Sugababes, Spice Girls, Little Mix, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, and Brandon Flowers of the Killers.
We can’t (don’t want to) imagine what that’s going to sound like.
“There’s never been another Traveling Wilburys – a gang that gets together and you write and film it all,” Barlow said.
The Traveling Wilburys were a supergroup in the 1980s that featured Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison and Tom Petty.
Slightly different levels.
“You write for two weeks in a studio in Nashville, take it on the road for six months… it’d be brilliant. I’d love that,” Barlow added.
Describing his dream line up for the group, Barlow said: “So Andy Burrows on drums, the keyboard player from Snow Patrol who has written some of Ed Sheeran ’s biggest tracks.
“Then we’d have a mixture – some of the Sugababes with some of Little Mix with maybe even a Spice Girl – as our beautiful backing vocals, which would be awesome.
“I’d have to have Jeff Lynne on guitar. And then we’ve got to get Chris Martin up front.
“And Brandon as well from the Killers.”
What would the group be called? Group Therapy.
Presumably Barlow thinks the band would be some sort of musical cure to the widespread lockdown-induced depression across the country.
He might be slightly misguided on that one.