Bret is a based in Northeastern Pennsylvania. His career began as a studio engineer in the late '80s. 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, and various films and TV shows.
Today, he continues to perform solo and with various full band configurations.
In 2020, Bret released a collaborative album with Tom Flannery entitled "Downhill." An album written and recorded remotely during the COVID 19 pandemic.
Current projects include a compilation project of older material and a new solo record. Plus a full producing schedule working with other independent artists.
Bret, along with his band The Badlees were inducted into the Central Pennsylvania Music Hall Of Fame in July 2021. The Badlees released its latest, self-titled album in December 2022.