Bret started his musical career by becoming one of the founding members of NYC ska band, The Defactos. After leaving the band, he co-wrote two songs with Coolie Ranks, Dr. Kevorkian and Climbing, which went on to become two of The Pilfers most popular songs to date. From there, became the original bass player for The Rudie Crew. While with the original lineup of The Rudie Crew, participated in the recording of the first album, Invasion. He left the band on good terms to pursue other musical ventures which eventually led to NY industrial acts, I,Parasite and Android Lust. He recorded albums with both bands, and toured extensively with the later. He officially departed from both bands in 2011 and has since been working on solo material, heavily rooted in analog synthesizers, as well as being the touring bassist, and occasional guitarist, for Seattle Steampunk act, The Nathaniel Johnstone Band. In January 2016, Bret rejoined The Rudie Crew after a 17 year absence as fulltime bass player and co-songwriter.