Bret is a singer/songwriter/producer 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 principle 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 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 his new band, Gentleman East as well as producing, writing, and performing with several other independent artists.
In 2015, Bret was the recipient of The Lifetime Achievement Award from The Electric City Music Conference.
Current projects include contributing music for the film “All In Time” and music supervision for the BMX film “Heroes Of Dirt”.
Bret released the collaborative effort, Alexander Leaman's “Second Story Music” online in July of 2016. An acoustic compilation with songwriter Lex Zaleta called "Two Souls In Flight" was released online in May 2017.