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Hooker Tom

Hooker (Tom)   (USA)

AKA : Thomas Barbey, T. Beecher
HiNRG member
Added : 06/08/2011
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Only One
Bad Reputation
Fighting For Our Love
Flip Over
Talk With Your Body
Toccami
I Want To Love
Come Back Home
Dove Andiamo
Indian Girl
Give It To Me
Real Men
Looking For Love
Only One
Help Me
Atlantis
Feeling Okay
Bad Reputation
Hey Girl
Cry
No More Heaven
Living In The Sunshine
Fighting For Our Love
Runaway
Change Your Mind
Nobody Loves Me
Illusions
Tell Me
Future Brain
Bad Boy
Catch The Fox
Everybody's Talkin'
Running Up That Hill
Love Is Life
Ventura Highway
Swiss Boy
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Latest Tom Hooker news

18/08/2018 : Tom Hooker and Miki Chieregato project Tam Harrow's new single is entitled Big Boys Don't Cry, from next album Pretty Ugly.

04/12/2016 : Discover the videoclip for Tom Hooker's new song Tell Me.

01/11/2016 : Discover a preview of Tom Hooker's forthcoming single Tell Me. Video release is planned next week.

03/06/2016 : New song from Tom Hooker and Miki Chieregato's project Tam Harrow is entitled Go to Mexico.

08/05/2014 : Tom Hooker and Miki Chieregato will release a new single entitled Fixation under project name Tam Harrow.

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Tom Hooker albums

Only One Only One 1986
Bad Reputation Bad Reputation 1988
Fighting For Our Love Fighting For Our Love 1992

 

Tom Hooker singles

Flip Over Flip Over 1980  
Talk With Your Body Talk With Your Body 1981  
Toccami Toccami 1981  
I Want To Love I Want To Love 1981  
Come Back Home Come Back Home 1982  
Dove Andiamo Dove Andiamo 1982  
Indian Girl Indian Girl 1984  
Give It To Me Give It To Me 1984  
Real Men Real Men 1985  
Looking For Love Looking For Love 1986  
Only One Only One 1986  
Help Me Help Me 1986  
Atlantis Atlantis 1987  
Feeling Okay Feeling Okay 1988  
Bad Reputation Bad Reputation 1988  
Hey Girl Hey Girl 1988  
Cry Cry 1988  
No More Heaven No More Heaven 1989  
Living In The Sunshine Living In The Sunshine 1990  
Fighting For Our Love Fighting For Our Love 1992  
Runaway Runaway 1994  
Change Your Mind Change Your Mind 2011  
Nobody Loves Me Nobody Loves Me (with Elastic Band) 29th Jan 2014  
Illusions Illusions 21st Feb 2014  
Tell Me Tell Me 3rd Nov 2016  

 

Featurings and collaborations

Future Brain Den Harrow - Future Brain 1985  
Bad Boy Den Harrow - Bad Boy 1985  
Catch The Fox Den Harrow - Catch The Fox 1986  
Everybody's Talkin' Elastic Band - Everybody's Talkin' 5th Aug 1992  
Running Up That Hill Elastic Band - Running Up That Hill 29th Jan 1994  
Love Is Life Elastic Band - Love Is Life 28th Jun 1994  
Ventura Highway Elastic Band - Ventura Highway 1995  

Compositions

Love Inspection GHYBLJ - Love Inspection 1995  

Songwriting

Future Brain Den Harrow - Future Brain 1985  
Bad Boy Den Harrow - Bad Boy 1985  
Catch The Fox Den Harrow - Catch The Fox 1986  
USSR Eddy Huntington - USSR 1986  
Up And Down Eddy Huntington - Up And Down 1986  
May Day Eddy Huntington - May Day 1988  
Physical Attraction Eddy Huntington - Physical Attraction 1989  
Band Bang Baby Eddy Huntington - Band Bang Baby 1989  
Love Is Life Elastic Band - Love Is Life 28th Jun 1994  
Love Inspection GHYBLJ - Love Inspection 1995  

Aliases - Records released under other names

Swiss Boy Lou Sern - Swiss Boy 1986  

 



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Tom Hooker biography

American singer and photographer Tom Hooker aka Thomas Barbey was born Thomas Beecher Hooker on November 18, 1957, in Greenwich, Connecticut. His granddad, John Barbey, co-invented "Lee" jean, and one of his aunts, Harriet Beecher Stowe, wrote famous anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin.

His family moved to Europe when he was only six months old. At the age of 10, he started his musical career as a drummer. At 13, he created his first band. At 15, he first appeared in public at a concert as a drummer/singer. He studied languages in Switzerland.

In 1980, he moved to Italy, where he was discovered by Italian producers Roberto Turatti and Miki Chiregato. His first hit was Flip Over, b/w the track We Can Start It All Over Again. He had his first major success in 1986 with Looking for Love. The same year, he released Swiss boy under the scene name Lou Sern. He co-wrote (under the name T. Beecher) and sang lead vocals on the first two Den Harrow albums.

By 1988, he moved to photography and his music style changed with his single No More Heaven. His last single was Run Away, a nice eurodance track released under One Way records and licensed in Germany under ZYX, which was unfortunately a commercial failure. During the 90s, he did some English vocal coaching, advising artists such as Spagna.

In 1994, Hooker left the music scene to move to America to marry Suzanne Berquist. He settled in Los Angeles and changed his name to Thomas Barbey, his mother's maiden name. He began a career as a visual artist, creating surreal photographs, called photomontage. He currently exhibits in galleries in many countries around the world. "I'm retired and I'm rich. I know it may sound strange to you but I was also doing it for the money. It was just a job. A very fun one at times" he explained in an interview.

2010 : In October, he collaborated with his longtime musical colleague and fellow composer, Miki Chieregato, to produce and release a brand new single and video, Change Your Mind. Miki and him published a video in 3 languages to prove that he was the real singer on Future Brain, accusing Den Harrow to have written threats against him and his family. Afterwards, Den Harrow recorded a filmed answer in Italian...

2011 : he released a new recording and music video of the Den Harrow track Future Brain, which featured himself. The same year, Miki and Tom released the single No Elevation.

Tom Hooker biography was last updated Sat, January 13th 2018

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