Robert Harper is an American bass guitarist,composer,producer,and multi-instrumentalist.By the age of 18 Robert was proficient on guitar,drums,percussion,and bass guitar.He studied music at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood,California. A few years later he was working regularly in the USA.Robert Harper is a proud artist endorser for both" Paul Lairat Basses" & "Schecter Guitar Research", so look forward to a lot of great things that are going to be happening within the partnership. Robert also uses an erray of electronic effects to shape his "NuJazzFunk" bass sound which are provided by his endorsement with Morley Pedals.He is also a very prolific songwriter who also plans on showcasing his songwriting abilities as well in the very near future. When time permits Mr.Harper lends his skills as an instructor to young and upcoming bassist's on the subject of music theory and sight-reading of music on the electric bass guitar.Robert studied with some of the best bass players in the business……past music instructors include:Louis Johnson, Bunny Brunel ,and Oskar Cartaya. In fact he was once hired by funk bassist Louis Johnson in the funk band "Eveready" to accompany Louis performing various "Brothers Johnson" hits! Robert was at one time the musical director for the short lived cable variety show called "In The House" where he gained a wealth of experience playing live in a studio setting. Robert Harper's debut CD/EP "Bassically Speaking" is produced by the one and only " Mr.Tim Law " who is also an extraordinary guitarist.Playing the bass guitar and electric upright bass is what Robert loves to do the most and his natural high spirited attitude makes him a pleasure to work with in any musical situation. Robert spent his childhood years growing up in Carson City,California. His neighborhood friends/peers were Chuckii Booker(Janet Jackson,TLC,Troop),Terence Thomas(Barry White),Wilton Felder Jr. and Brian O'Neal (Bus Boys). Later, such young R&B acts as:The Boys and Brandy & Ray J would follow as residents in this rich musical community of gifted artists.Once you listen to Robert's music you will hear what he's setting out to do and that is to perform music with a groove...that will make you want to move!!! Bassist Robert Harper is also endorsed by Morley Pedals, EMG Pickups, Fishman Electronics, RapcoHorizon Cables, Levy's Leather Straps & Gigbags, Ebtech Audio, Black Diamond Strings, Essential Sound Products. and the Beat Buddy drum pedal.
*Available for touring,recording,and live performance.

General Info

Band Members
Robert Harper-Bass Guitar/Keyboards/Percussion,Tim Law-Lead&Rhythm Guitars/Drums/Percussion,Phil Burno-Guitars,Nicholas Ian Law-Keyboards.
Artist Name
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Active Since
Funk / R&B / Neo Soul

Contact Info

Bowie, MD
J.Productions - robertharper@nujazzfunk.net

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