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Thomas Barquee was born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1963. At an early age, he studied classical keyboard and piano and became interested in pop music in his teens. Barquee formed his first band, Million Dollar Secret, in the early '90s and released one album, Under the Surface. Following the bands demise, Barquee released a solo album, Long Way to Go, which scored a European hit with "Girls Talk." While on a break from touring, Barquee released his second album in 1992, Dancing on My Own, followed in 1994 by Zulu Time. After moving to Los Angeles, Barquee took advantage of freelance opportunities, creating music for film, television, and advertising. Gradually becoming disillusioned with contemporary pop music, he developed a spiritual interest in ambient and trance music, which culminated in Temple, released on the Hearts of Space label in 2000. Barquee recorded Temple utilizing his unique vocal applications while playing all of the musical parts with the exception of percussion.