“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
“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
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 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. Television and Radio appearances have included the variety show "In The House" filmed at the (Downey Cable Network) in Downey, California and an in-depth interview with song play at (KPCC Radio) in Pasadena, California. He has played with 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.
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, Cordial Cables, Telefunken Microphones, Roadie Tuners, Morley Pedals, D&A Guitar Gear, EMG Pickups, RapcoHorizon Accessories, Fishman Transducers, Levy's Leather - Straps & Gigbags, Beat Buddy - Drum Machines, and Pandamidi - Future Impact Bass Synthesizer Pedals. 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.
PROFESSIONAL MUSICIAN (5 STRING) ELECTRIC & ACOUSTIC BASS GUITARS / (4 STRING) ELECTRIC UPRIGHT BASS
Live performances, recording, clinics, and touring.