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Volker Barber

 

Born in Mainz/Germany is a music composer and producer for Film & TV, graduated from highschool and studied Germanistics and Anglistics at Johannes Gutenberg University/Mainz.

Piano lessons at Peter Cornelius conservatory and privat lessons, correspondence course Berklee and extensions at UCLA. Multiple seminars at AIMP, The SCL, CCC. Lives in Frankfurt and Los Angeles.

AWARDS:

Won the German Academy Award called "ECHO" (German “Grammy”), for best newcomer Brass/Funk/Rock "Hired Help Band"

LIVE PERFORMANCES:

Age 16 he performed top 40 hits in clubs. Later on 7 years of writing, performing and touring Europe with fusion jazz rock "The Hired Help Band".

Joined charting rock band Tokyo, opening for Meatloaf on Europe tour, also toured internationally with chartbuster Jennifer Rush (the original "Power of Love"chart entry).

IN THE STUDIO

Performed hundreds of studio sessions/productions for artists such as Milli Vanilli, Rob & Fab, Boney M, Meatloaf, Debbie Bonham, Sven Vaeth, Terrence Trent D´Arby 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

RECORD RELEASES ON

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

FILM & TV

2000: 7 episodes "Kaiserpfalz" documentary ARD

2001: title song JULIUS CAESAR" TV series US

2003: 8 episodes " Kunst in Hessen" documentary ARD

2005: Never give up  Football Tv show with Oliver Kahn-titlesong and ads (CCTV)

2006: feature score for TV star EROL SANDERS, ARD

2011: feature score for TV star URSULA CARVEN, ARD

2013: Martys - song contribution

2015-2022: Many underscores for 400 Episodes of "Verrueckt nach Meer/Fluss"

2020: The seeds of Vandanna Shiva,  18x awarded independent movie song contribution

Also many placements in US Series such as SHAMELES, BLACKLIST, THE CHALLANGE and  on channels like ABC, Animal Planet,CBS,NBC, FOX Sports, MTV, National Geographic, and international chanels.


RADIO INFO-ENTERTAINMENT

Audio co-production and supervising of Jingles +Trailers for over 350 syndicated radio shows for Talk the Talk, DOVE, FERRARI, SHELL, BAYER which aired in the PRC with over 700.000.000 people reach.

Delivered branded productions for HEAD, ADIDAS, FRESENIUS, THOMAS COOK, NOVARTIS, HANSGROHE SCHINLER ELVATOR 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


 

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