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Born in Jackson, Mississippi, Roper started learning guitar at age 12. The family moved to Dallas, Texas where he spent his teenage years. After college in Houston, he left for Arizona and lived there for many years, playing music with various bands and songwriters. He moved to Denver in 2000, where he is now based. In 2004, Roper took up songwriting. He has played his songs solo and with various band combinations in Denver and elsewhere since 2007.
Roper released a demo EP, "Some Songs I Wrote", in 2007. He followed that with the 2009 EP, "Me". In 2011 Roper released his first full-length album, "Misfit," produced by John McVey at Coupe Studios in Boulder. In 2012 he released an acoustic EP, "The Other Side of Nowhere", featuring Paul Ermisch on violin, co-produced and engineered by Brian Hunter at Sawtelle Studios at Swallow Hill in Denver.
In 2013, percussionist Sam Caston joined Roper and Ermisch, playing cajon and djembe. In 2014, they decided to name their trio Scupanon. (See Scupanon's Revernation page for more info.)
In 2013, Roper joined the Denver band Dorian as the guitar player and co-songwriter. Dorian plays original rock music in the style of The Smiths, The Cure and Joy Division. Dorian released a demo CD in 2014. (See Dorian's Reverbnation site for more info.)
Roper is also composing music for a hard rock / psychedelic rock project tentatively named Total Flower Chaos.
For the latest news about all the current bands and projects, see www.robroper.com.