Robert speaks the language of funk on his latest single, the appropriately titled “All About That Funk.” The cut is a gleeful throwback to the wide open bass and brass funk of the 1970s. The largely instrumental track features spacey keyboards, tight harmonized horn play as well as jazzy improvisation on the saxophone. Then, there is Harper’s thumb work on the bass. ” - Howard Dukes

Soul Tracks

Harper’s “The Fonk Record” is comprised of seven original tunes (and a bonus track) which feature four special guests to add gusto to the musical mix. There is a solid bass groove, (driven by his custom Lairat Stega Pearl 5 bass), that is tied into a lot of very cool percussive elements. The tempos are driving and deliberate giving you something to funk out to.” - Raul Amador

Bass Musician Magazine

Robert Harper is a professional musician that's currently busy as a Session Bassist, Solo Recording Artist, Music Instructor, and Music Product Marketer. He is known as a Session Bassist for his funky infectious grooves which he lends to various Artists throughout the DMV (D.C., Maryland, Virginia,) area. He studied electric bass guitar and upright double bass at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California with Oskar Cartaya, Bob Magnusson, Jeff Berlin, Tim Bogart, guest instructors Louis Johnson, and Nathan East. Privately on his own time Robert has studied with jazz/fusion bassist Bunny Brunel & jazz guitarist/bassist Frank Potenza. Movie, Television, and Radio appearances have included Background Acting (Central Casting), Music Director for the variety show "In The House" filmed at the (Downey Cable Network) in Downey, California and in-depth interviews with song airplay at (WQTQ Radio) and (WTRC Radio) in Hartford, Connecticut and (KPCC Radio) in Pasadena, California. He has played with funk legends Louis Johnson (The Brothers Johnson), Robert Wilson (The GapBand), and R&B crooners (The California Executives) amongst others. He's also shared the stage with former Disney Mouseketeer, Actress, and Christian soul vocal artist Raquel Herring. Bootsy Collins has also embraced Robert Harper's musical quest in the genre of funk music.

Robert's funky style, high visibility, energetic personality, along with his keen sense of social media marketing have garnered him endorsements from various companies such as: Paul Lairat Basses, GR Bass Amplification, Gallistrings, Magrabo Guitar Straps, Telefunken Microphones, D&A Guitar Gear, Fishman Transducers, Flattley Guitar Pedals, Rigotti Cables, and Reunion Blues Gigbags.. He frequently travels to Anaheim, California and Nashville, Tennessee to perform for his many sponsors at the NAMM Show (National Association of Music Merchants) which is one of the world's largest music trade shows in existence today. Robert Harper is also an active member of The Recording Academy and Owner/Operator of J.Productions Rehearsal Studio located in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Robert has recorded three solo albums to date.

*Robert Harper resides in Bowie, Maryland.

Live performances, recording, clinics, and touring.

*Robert Harper's new album titled "The Fonk Record" is available on AMAZON, (Click on CD Cover to view).

*Robert Harper's new album titled "The Fonk Record" is available on AMAZON, (Click on CD Cover to view).

Previous events

AREA-301 Live!!! At the Carlyle Club Concerts Unite Us Benefit in Alexandria

The Carlye Club, 2050 Ballenger Ave., Alexandria, VA

The DMV Award Winning Hip/Hop Fusion Band "AREA-301" along with bassist Robert Harper will be making a rare appearance in Alexandria, Virginia at the Carlyle Club for a performance you don't want to miss.


Burgers and Bands for Suicide Prevention

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The Byzantium Event and Conference Center, 2747 Riva Road, , Annapolis, MD 21401

After 3 years in Severna Park we are happy to present the first Annapolis Burgers and Bands! Come show your support for suicide prevention with friends, music, and food at Burgers and Bands. A family-friendly event with local bands playing all day. Funds raised here go to support mental health programs in local schools and suicide prevention groups such as the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Warrior Music Foundation. Come for lunch, dinner or all day, and have a good time. Burgers and Bands is a fundraiser for suicide prevention. It's a community event, a party, and a wildly fun time. But most importantly it is an event with a purpose, to show people in Anne Arundel County, no matter what your age, you are not alone. There is help, there is hope, there are people who will step up, there are resources.

Area-301 Fusion Hip/Hop Live!

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Old Bowie Town Grille, 8604 Chectnut Ave, , Bowie, MD 20715

Come join AREA-301 for a show that's sure to get you out of your seat and dancing to the beat! Bassist Robert Harper and AREA-301 will be performing two sets on this evening. For more information please contact: 301-464-8800

The Nextival

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Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, 1450 Generals Hwy, , Crownsville, MD 21032


NEXTIVAL 2019 Featuring: HELICOPTER RIDES We were the first to offer Helicopter rides and everyone had to copy us. We have something special planned....SHHHH... FOOD TRUCKS NOT THE SAME ONES YOU SEE AT ALL THE OTHER EVENTS. We have trucks coming from a wide area including the best from DC, Philly, Annapolis, Baltimore and beyond. We have searched The Best Food Trucks and we don't charge our food Trucks. Our trucks are hand picked.

We have 40+ 12 draft Beers and limited Cans and liquor cans. Red Red Wine Bar on Wheels / Red Red Wine Bar will be on site for Wine, Sangria & Crushes. HOT SAUCES We are pairing local hot sauces with food trucks / so come check out the heat.. We have changed the paradigm once again. There are NO TICKETS & NO LONG LINES. LIVE MUSIC Headlining band announced in June. Surprise Attack (WASHINGTON DC), Area-301 (MARYLAND) with Robert Harper, Suga Grits (WASHINGTON DC), LaRosa (ANNAPOLIS), Shawn Owen Band (ANNAPOLIS), Nicky Stacey (ANNAPOLIS), Radii (RAY-DEE- EYE) (WASHINGTON DC), Have a question, call us 24/7 1-800-255-2071

Eastport A Rockin

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Horn Point Harbor Marina Stage, 725 2nd Street, Annapolis, Maryland 21403

1 Day, 4 Stages, Over 35 Bands, On The Water In Eastport.

Bassist Robert Harper will be performing with the band "AREA 301" at 5:45pm on the Horn Point Harbor Marina Stage!

Created as a way to expose local music to a larger audience, Eastport a Rockin’ has drawn attendees from throughout the neighborhood and across the region since 1997 and is known as the local music festival of the summer. Some 35 bands will perform, keeping local, original music a key component of Eastport a Rockin’. Up and coming local bands with a wide range of styles will display their talents alongside longtime favorites. Over the years, Eastport a Rockin’ has featured such bands as Good Charlotte and Jimmie’s Chicken Shack, and the next big act just might be in this year’s line-up. From rock to folk to roots to blues to jazz to bluegrass to funk, and even some Kindie rock, the breadth of music types found at the Festival is sure to please everyone who attends.

DMV Funk, Food, Wine, and Music Festival.

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Lanham Sports and Entertainment Complex, 7700 Good Luck Rd,, Lanham, Maryland 20706

Concerts for Causes inc. Presents DMV Funk ,Food, Wine, and Music Festival 2019 Featuring grammy nominated chart topping artist "Heatwave". "Clones of Funk" "In Gratitude Tribute to Earth Wind and Fire" "Feelin the Funk Band" "Off The Grid - with Robert Harper" and Special Guest Patyce "Choc'Let" Banks and more. The largest event of it’s type for Fun, Food and Entertainment featuring complimentary wine tasting from some of the best wineries n the area. Delicious food from the areas’ best restaurants and eateries.Enjoy the many unique exhibitors, craft vendors and artisans on hand for your shopping pleasure. Bring Your lawn chairs and your appetites. Benefiting Concerts for Causes Inc.

Robert Harper & Friends performing at Namm 2018!

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Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, California 92802

There will be three rare acoustic performances during the Namm Show with Bassist Robert Harper and his acoustic band "Robert Harper & Friends" at the Paul Lairat Basses, Optima Strings, and Traynor Amplification exhibitor booths. *The 4pm (last performance) event at the Traynor Amplification Stage will be videotaped by both Bass Player Magazine and Bass Musician Magazine.

ROBERT HARPER to attend the production of "The Uncut Christ".

First Baptist Church of Glenarden  , 3600 Brightseat Rd, Landover, MD 20785

This timeless story, set more than 2,000 years ago, captures the birth of Christ and brings the town of Bethlehem to life! This free musical extravaganza displays the story of God’s redeeming love, told through comedy, dance and profound songs. Now in its seventh season, The Uncut Coming of Christ has become a favorite holiday family tradition and continues to add new twists each year. Visitors to the FBCG Worship Center are transported through time upon entering the Great Halls, which have been transformed into the Bethlehem marketplace.

Be sure to arrive one hour before the play to experience all the sights, sounds and smells. Have you ever wondered what life was like back then? Ever been curious about what the people wore or what they ate? You’ll find out during the fabulous pre-show production! Shepherds, Roman soldiers and regular townspeople will serve as your guide through the “city streets,” where you’ll see vendors, wares and much more.

PGCC Jazz Ensemble with Robert Harper

Prince George's Community College, 301 Largo Road , Largo, Maryland

Friday 5 May 2017 07:00 - PGCC Spring Jazz Concert Bassist Robert Harper will be performing along with the Prince George's Community College Jazz Ensemble Friday May 5th 7:00pm..... *This is a free event.

ROBERT HARPER / R&B/Funk Tribute

Anaheim Convention Center, Carlsbad, California

Bassist Robert Harper and guitarist Jordan Gillis will be performing a variety of classic R&B and Funk tunes at the Optima Strings - Booth 1012