‚ÄúRobert Harper gives the band what it needs-good solid bass!‚ÄĚ ”

Brian Fox - Bass Player Magazine

"Robert Harper & Friends Acoustic Performance at the NAMM was GREAT!!!" ”

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 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, Morley Pedals, D&A Guitar Gear, EMG Pickups, RapcoHorizon Accessories, ENKI Cases, Fishman Transducers, Levy's Leather - Straps & Gigbags, Beat Buddy - Drum Machines, Pandamidi - Future Impact Bass Synthesizer Pedal, Essential Sound Products - MusicCord, and Pigtronix Effect 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. Currently Robert holds down the bass duties for the super exciting Hip/Hop Fusion Band "Area 301" out of Maryland. Mr.Harper's personal manager is his wife Aisha Harper who happens to be the cousin of legendary keyboardist, producer, arranger, and songwriter Wayne Linsey who has worked for (American Idol / Tonight show with Jay Leno / The Jacksons / Whitney Houston / Maze featuring Frankie Beverly) and practically all of the major televised music award shows and events.

Robert Harper currently resides in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

Live performances, recording, clinics, and touring.

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

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.

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