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I've sent out the pre-release copies of the debut Total Flower Chaos CD "Roses" to my financial donors. I put the opening track, "Black Mountain", on the Music Player to give everyone else a sneak preview (look to the right). The public release date is June 7.

--Rob May 20, 2016


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To be released June 7, 2016

I've started sending pre-release copies to my financial donors. Another big thanks to all of you! Next I will start sending to music reviewers, and we'll see what the critics have to say.

--Rob April 17, 2016


Playing Scupanon shows in Colorado. Sending "Word" to reviewers and radio stations. Total Flower Chaos CDs being printed, and working on tshirts. Taking Theory 2, Theory Ensemble and Piano Class 2 at Metro St. Working on new songs. Busy!

--Rob March 25, 2016


Today I release Word, my 3-song spoken word EP. It is being released for download only at my Bandcamp site. Fans can choose what to pay for each song, or the 3-song collection. With these songs I show a different side of my musical personality, going in character for political and social commentary using the spoken word format over a musical backdrop. The music is a hybrid of rock, folk and hip hop.

I wrote and recorded the three songs at my Denver home at various times over the past 9 years. In 2015, I then took them to engineer Brian Hunter to remix at Sawtelle Studio at Swallow Hill in Denver. Hunter improved upon the drum programs in the studio, a few tracks were re-recorded, and samples and effects were added.

I'm very proud of these songs and excited to release these today!

I've been busy! Last week was finals week for my music classes at Metro St. in Denver. I think I did pretty well. I took Music Theory 1, Piano Class 1 and Music Technology (music software). It was hard, but I enjoyed it. It's making me a better musician, composer, songwriter and producer.

My acoustic band, Scupanon, played shows in Denver and Boulder area in the last month to full houses, and people have come up to us after each show and saying how much they enjoyed the music. But I won't be scheduling shows during finals week next semester!

The Total Flower Chaos rock project is running 2 months behind because I took 2 extra months on guitar overdubs. But it is in the mixing stage now, and I expect that to be finished in January. Today I contracted with an artist to design the CD artwork. So things are moving forward.

Last but not least, my spoken word recording project has now been mastered. I am preparing for the online release of this 3-song EP after the holidays.

For more detailed updates on what I'm doing musically, please join my email list. Send an email to rob@robroper.com and you will be added.

--Rob December 14, 2015


My spoken word recording project is in the mastering stage. My Total Flower Chaos rock recording project is in the mixing stage. I can't wait to release these new recordings; it's been 3 years since the release of my acoustic EP, The Other Side of Nowhere. This two EP's will be very different from that one.

My acoustic band, Scupanon, is playing shows in the Denver-Boulder area (see the shows page for details). And I've got two weeks left with my music classes at Metro St. The music classes have a lot of homework, but I'm enjoying them and learning a lot. I am sure that they will make me a better songwriter, composer, bandleader and producer.

For more detailed updates on what I'm doing musically, please join my email list. Send an email to rob@robroper.com and you will be added.

--Rob November 22, 2015

I have gone back to school! I'm taking 4 music classes this fall at Metro St. University in Denver. It was primarily Music Theory that I wanted to take. Of course, having taken guitar, piano and voice lessons, I picked up a little theory along the way. But I wanted to study it comprehensively. It's challenging, but I'm learning a lot and glad I did it. This will help me with composing music, both for my solo and band projects, as well as for film. And it will help me communicate better with the professional musicians who play with me, both in the studio and in my bands.

In other news, I have been booking shows for my acoustic singer-songwriter band, Scupanon, in the Denver-Boulder area. Click the shows link above for specifics.

I'm continuing to record overdubs for the Total Flower Chaos project. I hope to be done with that soon so we can move on to mixing. That's all for now.

Finally, I resigned from the band Dorian. With the above-listed musical projects going on, I just don't have time for another. But I wish Dorian and all the guys in the band the best of luck. We wrote some good songs together, and had some fun.

--Rob September 23, 2015

The fundraising campaign for my original rock music recording project, Total Flower Chaos, raised $4,304. This met the minimum goal of $4,000 that I set with kickstarter.com, which means it will get funded. This amounts covers the pre-production and basic recording costs I've already incurred. Next is a few more overdubs, and editing, followed by mixing, mastering, artwork, CD replication, and promotion, which I expect will cost $6-8,000. I will have to come up with that money somewhere else.

I want to publicly thank everyone who pledged in the campaign. I really appreciate this great show of support. It motivates me to keep working hard at my music career. This Total Flower Chaos EP will be good, I promise you.

--Rob August 8, 2015



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Scupanon playing The Park House in Denver


Bands and Projects


Total Flower Chaos

This is my hard rock/noise/psychedelic rock project. A 5-song EP is scheduled for release in Spring 2016. As of now, there is no band, but I plan to form one soon. A website for the project is in development.


Scupanon

Scupanon is my acoustic singer-songwriter band. It consists of Paul Ermisch on violin, Paul Woods on upright bass and backing vocals, and myself on lead vocals and acoustic guitar. I am looking to add someone on percussion and accordian. We play frequently along the Colorado Front Range. For the Scupanon website, click here.


Rob Roper Solo Recordings

I how have about 10-12 unrecorded songs that don't fit the above categories, and continue to write more. Eventually they will appear on another solo record, depending on when I can find the time and funding.


Producer Work

I have produced my own last few recordings (Total Flower Chaos, Word, and The Other Side of Nowhere), and am currently producing a single for Craig Brandhorst. I am looking for other singer-songwriters or bands to produce. If you would like to consider me as a producer for your recording project, please email me at rob@robroper.com and we'll discuss it. For more info, click on the Producer link at the top of this page.


Movie Work

I am also looking to license my songs for movies, as well as compose original music for film projects. If you are a film director or music director, and would like to work with me on your project, please email me at rob@robroper.com.


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*Note: there is another Rob Roper in the UK who plays music. This site is for the US Rob Roper.