Tom Hooker

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Thomas Beecher Hooker
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Tom Hooker is an American singer, songwriter and photographer born in Connecticut on 18 November, 1957. After moving to Europe at an early age, he built his career in Italy as a solo artist and the voice of the Den Harrow project. Hooker moved back to the USA in 1994 and currently lives in Las Vegas.

Tom Hooker used a variant of his real name, Hooker Thomas Beecher, as alias for songwriting.
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His first single Flip Over released on Harmony in 1980 and in 1981 he participated in San Remo Festival with a song in Italian. In 1985 Hooker met the arrangers/producers Roberto Turatti and Miki Chieregato from the Den Harrow project (fronted by Stefano Zandri), for which Hooker wrote the lyrics to and sang Future Brain (and other songs the next three years). The same year Hooker was signed for Merak Music. With the success of Future Brain, Freddy Naggiar, Baby Records (2)’s owner bought his contract from Merak and released Den Harrow’s album and Hooker’s solo single Looking for Love. Hooker co-wrote and sang all the songs on Den Harrow’s second LP, as well as doing the demos for the third album (English singer Anthony James recorded the final versions). After the success of “Looking for Love”, Franco Donato released an unauthorized album under Hooker’s name, containing his three year old demos. These were recorded while Hooker was signed to Donato’s label Full Time Records.

Other works include:
- starring in Jocks in 1983, a movie with Russell Russell
- co-wroting U.S.S.R. for Eddy Huntington and Boom Boom, Let's Go Back To My Room for Paul Lekakis, both international hits
- co-writing and singing for Elastic Band, a group made up of Hooker and the Visnadi brothers

After moving back to the US in 1994, Hooker married and legally changed his name to Thomas Barbey in 1995, taking his mother’s maiden name. About 15 years later, after getting involved in a personal conflict with Stefano Zandri, Hooker announced in a 2010 video, with Den Harrow producer Chieregato sitting next to him, that he was the real singer of the Den Harrow project. Hooker and Chieregato have since worked together on several releases and projects, including the Den Harrow parody Tam Harrow.
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Albums

Tom Hooker - Only One illustration d'album Tom Hooker Only One (Album) Heaven Records (4) Italy 1986 Vendre cette version
Tom Hooker - Bad Reputation illustration d'album Tom Hooker Bad Reputation (Album) Baby Records (2), Baby Records (2) Italy 1988 Vendre cette version
Tom Hooker - Fighting For Our Love illustration d'album Tom Hooker Fighting For Our Love (Album) Baby Records (2) Italy 1992 Vendre cette version
Tom Hooker - Back In Time illustration d'album Tom Hooker Back In Time (Album) Las Vegas Records (4) Europe 2017 Vendre cette version
Tom Hooker - No Time To Say Goodbye illustration d'album Tom Hooker No Time To Say Goodbye (Album) Las Vegas Records (4) US 2018 Vendre cette version

Singles & EPs

Tom Hooker - Flip Over illustration d'album Tom Hooker Flip Over (Single) Harmony Italy 1980 Vendre cette version
Tom Hooker - I Want To Love illustration d'album Tom Hooker I Want To Love (Single) Harmony Italy 1981 Vendre cette version
H 6075 Tom Hooker - Toccami illustration d'album Tom Hooker Toccami(7", Single) Harmony H 6075 Italy 1981 Vendre cette version
Tom Hooker - Talk With Your Body illustration d'album Tom Hooker Talk With Your Body (Maxi, Single) Polydor France 1982 Vendre cette version
JB 72 Tom Hooker - Talk With Your Body / Ride The Beam illustration d'album Tom Hooker / Selection Tom Hooker / Selection - Talk With Your Body / Ride The Beam(7", Jukebox) Full Time Records JB 72 Italy 1982 Vendre cette version
FTM 31020 Tom Hooker - Dove Andiamo illustration d'album Tom Hooker Dove Andiamo(7", Single) Full Time Records FTM 31020 Italy 1982 Vendre cette version
Tom Hooker - Come Back Home illustration d'album Tom* Come Back Home (Maxi) Full Time Records Spain 1983 Vendre cette version
Tom Hooker - Indian Girl / Love Attack illustration d'album Tom Hooker Indian Girl / Love Attack Full Time Records Italy 1984 Vendre cette version
Tom Hooker - Give It To Me illustration d'album Tom Hooker Give It To Me Sensation Records, Sensation Records Italy 1984 Vendre cette version
Tom Hooker - Real Men illustration d'album Tom Hooker Real Men (Single, Maxi) Merak Music Belgium 1985 Vendre cette version
FL 24107 Tom Hooker - Cry (Urban Remix) illustration d'album T.H.* Cry (Urban Remix)(12") For Sale FL 24107 Italy 1985 Vendre cette version
Tom Hooker - Looking For Love illustration d'album Tom Hooker Looking For Love (Maxi, Single) Baby Records (2) Spain 1986 Vendre cette version
Tom Hooker - Only One illustration d'album Tom Hooker Only One (Single) Heaven Records (4) Italy 1986 Vendre cette version
Tom Hooker - Help Me illustration d'album Tom Hooker Help Me (Maxi, Single) Baby Records (2) France 1986 Vendre cette version
JB 77 Tom Hooker - Help Me / Macho Man illustration d'album Tom Hooker / Andrea (4) Tom Hooker / Andrea (4) - Help Me / Macho Man(7", Jukebox) Baby Records (2) JB 77 Italy 1986 Vendre cette version
JB 72 Tom Hooker - Highway To Freedom / Looking For Love illustration d'album Fahrenheit 104 / Tom Hooker Fahrenheit 104 / Tom Hooker - Highway To Freedom / Looking For Love(7", Jukebox) Baby Records (2) JB 72 Italy 1986 Vendre cette version
Tom Hooker - Atlantis illustration d'album Tom Hooker Atlantis (Maxi) Baby Records (2) Italy 1987 Vendre cette version
Tom Hooker - Feeling Okay illustration d'album Tom Hooker Feeling Okay (Maxi, Single) Baby Records (2) Spain 1988 Vendre cette version
Tom Hooker - No More Heaven illustration d'album Tom Hooker No More Heaven (Single, Maxi) Baby Records (2) Germany 1988 Vendre cette version
Tom Hooker - Feeling Okay / May Day illustration d'album Tom Hooker / Eddy Huntington Tom Hooker / Eddy Huntington - Feeling Okay / May Day Baby Records (2), Esquire Records (3) Italy 1988 Vendre cette version