Dicky Barrett

Dicky Barrett



Dicky Barrett is an American musician, actor, and radio personality. He is best known as the lead singer and frontman for the ska punk band The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and for his tenure as the announcer on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Barrett was born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1961. He grew up listening to and being influenced by punk and new wave music. His parents were both musicians and encouraged his early musical pursuits. His father, a jazz drummer, taught him to drum, and his mother, a singer, taught him to sing.

Barrett began his musical career in the early 1980s as the singer of a punk band called The Cheapskates. He then joined The Mighty Mighty Bosstones in 1988, and they went on to become one of the most successful ska punk bands of the late 80s and early 90s. During his time with The Bosstones, Barrett also appeared in a number of feature films, including Clueless and The Big Lebowski.

In 2003, Barrett left The Bosstones and began working as the announcer on Jimmy Kimmel Live. He held this role from 2003 to 2019, during which time he also released two solo albums, “Live at the Middle East” and “Return of the Dreads.”

Barrett has also made cameo appearances in various television shows and films, such as Flubber, The Simpsons, and Reno 911. He also hosts a weekly radio show on Sirius XM called “The Dicky Barrett Show.”

Throughout his career, Barrett has been a major influence on ska punk music. He is beloved by fans for his energetic stage presence and his unique vocal style. He is also known for his work in the charity “Souper Spectacular,” which raises money for local food banks.

Barrett has had a long and successful career in the music and entertainment industry, and is still going strong. His influence on punk and ska music will continue to be felt for many years to come.

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