Born in 1972 in the city of Győr. Started his doublebass studies at age 13. At age 18, influenced by Mark King (Level 42), determined to became a bass guitarist. At age 19 was recruited to the well-known Hungarian jazz band ‘Tea’, recorded two CDs and became an often-seen person in local TV shows of the highest renown. As a member of ‘Tea’ he played with numerous well-known Hungarian musician. He is one of the most employed Hungarian studio musician. He feels at home from Hard Rock to Jazz, in almost every genre. He met with Djabe as a session musician and became a full time member in 1997. His bass guitar play, compositions and musical arrangements are definitive in Djabe’s musical façade. He is the audio engineer of the band’s own audio studio, Gramy Recording Studio, since 1997.
His professional knowledge and creativity is proven by the world-class sounding of Djabe releases. Many Djabe albums were praised by the partner of the label, the Abbey Road Studio of London. Barabás works on not just studio recordings, but he also doubles as a concert’s musical director and arranger.
Alongside Djabe, Barabás is a member of the bands Eurpoean Mantra, Borlai Gergő Quartet and GM49 as a bass guitarist.
Tamás Barabás’s world-class and unique bass guitar play is remarked across the globe and as such, he is an endorsed musician by Fodera Guitars, Aguilar Amplification and BOSS.
1994 – eMeRTon Award (Tea)
2000 – Hungarian Music Award (Djabe – Witchi Tai To)
2001 – eMeRTon Award
2004 – PRince Award (Djabe – Táncolnak a kazlak)
2004 – Surround Music Award nomination, Los Angeles
2011 – Artisjus-díj – basszusgitár művész
2011 – Artisjus Award (bass guitarist)
Member of Djabe since