Dan Hadfield is the go-to Gary Barlow tribute artiste in the entertainment industry. Having both sung with Gary himself as well as doubling as his lookalike on television over the years, Dan is the leading and unrivalled choice
for all private and corporate engagements. 2021 marks his tenth year performing professionally.
His Gary Barlow Show includes all of the greatest hits of both Take That and Gary Barlow, including numbers such as Rule The World, Greatest Day, A Million Love Songs, Relight My Fire, Shine, Since I Saw You Last, Let Me Go, Back For Good and many, many more. His shows are tailored to the audience - hardcore Take That fans are often treated to more obscure album tracks as a surprise - and this has helped Dan's show become a favourite amongst the Take That and Gary Barlow fanbase worldwide.
In addition to his live performances, Dan has recorded six albums to date, including two GB/TT cover albums, Somebody Else (2016) and For All That You Want (2020). Both albums sold out but are still available to listen to and buy online.
A professional singer and a widely-acclaimed performer, Dan has received great praise over the years for his performances, not only from Gary Barlow, but from other highly respected figures in the industry. Susan Boyle is a big fan of Dan's, and Eliot Kennedy, Ivor Novello recipient and writer of Everything Changes, Picture Of You and Say You'll Be There, described Dan as uncanny in his resemblance and performance as Gary, whom he has been best friends with for over three decades:
'Dan almost IS Gary when he steps out on stage to do his tribute to my good friend. It really is uncanny!"
Dan's lookalike appearances include BBC Sports Relief, Miranda Christmas Special, The Xtra Factor, amongst others, but he has been booked countless times on the corporate circuit to appear and perform.
In addition to his Gary Barlow Show, Dan also performs under his own name as a swing artiste, performing his In Full Swing show to delighted audiences across the UK. His album, The Best Is Yet To Come (2017), also a sell-out, was a tribute in itself to all of the performers from the golden Swing Era, and included covers of Bobby Darin, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and contemporaries such as Harry Connick Jnr. and Michael Buble.
Dan's Christmas album, Ten Christmas Songs (2019) also includes a number of seasonal swing favourites as well as some later, contemporary classics by Wham, The Pogues, Greg Lake and Slade.
Dan currently resides in Lincoln with his wife Jade and dog Jak, plus two fur hamsters, Mavis and Mr Nibbs.