Billy Barber was raised in a family of musicians, actors and one or two normal people. He began studying classical piano at the age of five and eventually learned to play most every instrument in the orchestra. By his early twenties he was playing piano for everyone from Bob Hope to Henry Mancini to Ethel Merman.
He has an extensive list of composing credits, including themes for CBS Face the Nation, David Lynch/Mark Frost American Chronicles for FOX, Mystery Science Theatre 3000, American Playhouse for PBS, twenty year theme for All My Children, prime time news specials for ABC and NPR's High Performance theme with Andre Previn. He has two Emmys, seven Emmy nominations and three BMI awards.
He played keyboards and was the main writer for the Warner Bros. Record's jazz group Flim & the BBs, earning two Grammy nominations and three albums on the top ten Billboard Jazz charts.
As a songwriter he has penned a number one record for the Oak Ridge Boys and songs for Ray Charles, among others.
He is also a dedicated filmmaker, screenwriter and camera nerd, was educated at New York Film Academy and has written and directed several music videos and short films.