Volker Barber studied piano with Munich University Masterclass student Hildegard Stenda and at Peter Cornelius Conservatory, and studied at Berklee College of Music correspondence course and extensions at UCLA. With the Hired Help Band he won the German Academy Award Echo (equal to a Grammy), and then joined German top chart MOR Rockband Tokyo, opening for Meatloaf on his European tour. He also toured as keyboardist internationally with Jennifer Rush. He can be heard on hundreds of productions, working with artists such as Terence Trent D'Arby, Milli Vanilli, Rob & Fab, Boney M, Meatloaf, and Debbie Bonham.
His TV credits include the theme songs for the Julius Caesar TV series, and the Oliver Kahn TV show, he also contributed hours of music to over 170 Episodes of the ongoing German TV series Verrückt nach Meer, and Verrückt nach Fluss. His music can be heard on over 300 syndicated radio shows for Dove, Ferrari, Bayer, Shell, and he wrote music for Head, Adidas, Fresenius, Thomas Cook, Novartis and many others. On TV, his music appears regularly on NBC, FOX Sports, National Geographic, Animal Planet, MBL, German channels ARD, RTL, ZDF, as well as on Chinese CCTV, and other Asian networks.