EARLY YEARS

German born Volker Albert Barber started playing piano at early age with lessons at Peter Cornelius Conservatory Mainz, and later on Berklee corresponce course and extensions at UCLA.Age 16 he performed top 40 hits in clubs & writing, performing original songs,later playing fusion jazz rock in German jazz clubs.Won the German Academy Award called "ECHO" (German “Grammy”), for best newcomer Brass/Funk/Rock  "Hired Help Band" then joined charting rock band Tokyo, opening for Meatloaf on Europe tour,and also toured internationally with Jennifer Rush.
 

IN THE STUDIO

As synthesizer/sampling product specialist for PPG,he traveled Europe and the US, showcasing state of the art technology at Namm Shows and Frankfurt Musik Messe fairs, concepted, organized,sound designed & performed international workshop tours/clinics for PPG, AKAI, DYNACORD,WALDORF synths.

RECORDING ARTIST

Performed hundreds of studio sessions & productions for artists such as Terrence Trent D´Arby, Milli Vanilli, Rob & Fab, Boney M, Meatloaf, Debbie Bonham and many others.

WRITER PRODUCER

Head producer of the house at WESTSIDE(EMI) with numerous dancecharts entries and a massive saleschart hit in Asia and Brazil,also wrote/produced with Rob & Fab -ex Milli Vanilli for their first solo album.

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WRITER PRODUCER FOR EVENTS

Teamsongs for footballteam FRANKFURT GALAXY,basketball Team FRANKFURT SKYLINERS.Eurovision preliminaries with "DIVO". ZDF Hitparade mit Dieter Thomas Heck & DEBORAH SASSON. Las Vegas Stars SIEGFRIED & ROY CD. 

Formula 1 Champion MICHAEL SCHUMACHER CD / Edel.Olympic Performance MAGDALENA BRZESKA.

Boxing world champion MARCUS BEYER / RCA. Produced with EMMY / Eurovision Contest winner and "Art on Ice" performer Stradivari Violinist EDVIN MARTON / BMG."Hope" and "Stimme des Jahres "Award Winner Tenor Tobey Wilson."Festival der Sinne" + "Arena der Stars"with CANTARA (BMG Classics). "Jose Carreras Gala" with Triple Platinum awarded Soprano ANNA MARIA KAUFMAN / KOCH UNIVERSAL. THE DOME, Fernsehgarten, and many others with "JADE".UNIVERSLA ASIA + EUROPE 2010 World expostion in Beijing Theme music, Top10 tracks.


CREDITS MUSIC INDUSTRY

Record releases on A&M, ARISTA, BMG, CARRERE, CBS, EMI, SONY, RCA-VICTOR, UNIVERSAL, WARNER, WEA, VERVE.

With  "JADE" a Chinese girl group of four winners of a "Chinese Idol" format, on Universal the first act from China ever to enter a Top 100 chart outside the Peoples republic of China.

CREDITS FILM & TV

Many episodes art docu series in Germany, scores for TV Stars EROL SANDERS & URSULA CARVEN,title song for the "JULIUS CAESAR" TV series, the theme for OLIVER KAHN TV show and hours of music in over 400  episodes of the ongoing German network ARD TV Series "VERRÜCKT NACH MEER" and "VERRÜCKT NACH  FLUSS" and placements in US Seies.


INFOTAINMENT ON THE RADIO

Jingles +Trailers for over 350 syndicated radio shows for Talk the Talk, DOVE, FERRARI, SHELL, BAYER which aired in the PRC. Delivered branded productions for HEAD, ADIDAS, FRESENIUS, THOMAS COOK, NOVARTIS, HANSGROHE and many others.

AUDIOBOOKS

productions "Kein Ohr Hasen"(TIL SCHWEIGER),"GANGS" (Ochsenknecht bros), "WILDERNACHT" by JOACHIM MASSANEK (die Wilden Kerle).

TRAILER CREDITS

Operation Finale (Annapurna Pictures), Greyhound (Sony), ,Chainsaw massacre, The Mummy

TRAILE

Moving to Los Angeles saw music placements on channels like ABC,Animal Planet,CBS,NBC, FOX Sports, MTV, National Geographic, and more, as well as German channels ARD, RTL, ZDF, other European countries and far east such as Chinese CCTV, Malaysia.
 

On Spotify:

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