About Tom

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    Music and song writing for me started in high school https://youtu.be/QYCotPJ2fhk singing in choirs and playing piano. My music endeavors continued through my 5-year Air Force tour of duty in England.

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During my service in USAF/Desert Storm 1988-1991, I played in a fun party glam band called Departure. Can you make out the red leopard skin pants in the photos below? After returning home and eventually founding my own electronic company, I worked in various video-related electronic jobs while raising my family and playing in one band or another. Tom Barrette Live!, Bottom Line, and Reelin' in the Years were a few of the show names. You may recognize two-time band mate Will Roberts (gone but never forgotten) in the photos below.

My solo performances continued, mostly playing classic rock piano in various bars and restaurants.  I finished my solo album "The Cloning World," an all original collection, in 2003 - come by The Music Dispensary to get a copy for free! This year, Reelin' in the Years has been re-invented as Reeling in the Years (RITY) to become my newest project and we have some of the best musicians I have ever played with. Funk and Dance, here we come!

Departure 1989-1991


 Bottom Line Band 1998-2003

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Reelin' In the Years 2010-2012

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Reelin' in the Years SOLO 2012- Now

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My New 2019 Band "The Reeling In The Years Band

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Married for 30 wonderful years to my awesome and loving wife. And so proud of my two sons.  

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Owner and operator of an electronics repair center in NC.       See https://www.electech.tv 

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