Bands and Projects
These are the various musical projects I'm playing and writing music for these days.
This is what you've been getting at Rob Roper live performances the last 3 years or so. It consists of me on vocals and acoustic guitar, Paul Ermisch on violin and Sam Caston on percussion. We have mostly been playing the songs I wrote and recorded on my CDs, but I plan to write new songs with the particular talents of Paul and Sam in mind. We might even write some songs together. We'd also like to add an upright bass player. We just created the Scupanon website, click here to visit it.
Total Flower Chaos
This is a project for which I am currently the only member, although I may try to form a band at some point. I have been composing music for this project which is a blend of rock genres, including hard rock and psychedelic rock, but with other influences as well. It is still in the early stages but I plan to devote more time to it over the next few months. There is no website for this project, but if you're curious, I have posted a few of the musicial ideas on this Soundcloud site. I'll be posting more over the next few months.
This is a 4-piece band consisting of Adrian Richey on vocals, myself on electric guitar, Dave Bakulski on bass and Jon Cox on drums. The songwriting is shared between Adrian, Dave and myself. We play original music in the style of The Smiths, The Cure and Joy Division. Dorian does not yet have a website, however, I did setup this Reverbnation site where you can hear our songs and sign up for the email list.
This the two-person band I was in while living in Tucson in the 90's. Kurt Loken is the other member. We have stayed in touch and are co-writing songs again. Kurt plays bass and sings, and is an excellent songwriter. I'm currently recording some guitar and piano tracks for a song he wrote on bass. There is no website yet, but look for one once we get some new songs done.
Rob Roper Solo Recordings
Songs that I write that don't fit under one of those bands or projects will just be Rob Roper songs. A song that I wrote recently that fits into this category is "My Favorite Disguise." I'm planning on recording it with Misfit producer John McVey as a single.
--Rob April 12, 2014