Bret is based in Northeastern Pennsylvania.  His career began as a studio engineer in the late 1980's. Here he met the members of what would become the band The Badlees. 

The Badlees were signed to Polydor/A&M in 1995 with Bret playing the role of principal songwriter/guitarist/multi-instrumentalist. Their self-produced album "River Songs" yielded two hit singles, "Fear of Falling" and "Angeline Is Coming Home" in 1996.  

He has toured and shared the stage with Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, Bob Seger, The Band, The Allman Brothers, Edwin McCain, Live, The Gin Blossoms, and countless others..  

His work has been featured on The Winter Olympic Games, MTV, The Real World, Extra, The VMAs, Showtime, and in various films and TV shows.  

Bret also continues to be a sought-after engineer/producer. He has been recording and mentoring established and up and coming artists in his home state of Pennsylvania for over 30 years. 

Along with his band The Badlees, he was inducted into the Central Pennsylvania Music Hall of Fame in July 2021. The band released its latest, self-titled album in December 2022. The Badlees were also inducted into The Luzerne County Pennsylvania Art & Entertainment Hall of Fame in October 2023

Today, Bret continues to perform with The Badlees, solo, and with various full band configurations.