Robert Harper is an American bass guitarist/composer. Robert spent his childhood years growing up in the suburb of Carson, California. His neighborhood peers as a child growing up were Chuckii Booker (Lionel Richie, Janet Jackson, TLC, Troop), Terence Thomas (Barry White), Bendrix Williams (Teena Marie / Ice-T), Wilton Felder Jr. (son of Wilton Felder Sr. of the jazz group-The Crusaders), and Brian O’Neal (The Bus Boys). Later, such young R&B acts as The Boys, and Brandy & Ray J would also follow as residents in this rich musical community of gifted artists. Robert started playing bass at the age of 13 and performed in all of his school and community park talent shows. By the age of 17 he was proficient enough on the bass guitar to start playing professionally at various local night clubs though he was under the legal age requirements. He then furthered his studies at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California and upon his departure from music school he started working regularly in the USA.