Harper's Fellow was born from the heart and mind of Cortney Metzler in Asbury Park, NJ in early 2012. After crafting songs and honing her trade, she began to add the pieces that would become Harper's Fellow including Janelle Reyes, Brendan Smith, Eric Castellazzo and Alex Ford. The group was fully formed and started performing in October 2012 and they haven't looked back.
After entering the studio in March 2013 to record their self-produced debut album "Thanks for Tonight", at Electric Basement Recordings, in Rumson, NJ, Harper's Fellow has been on a mission to bring the music they love to write, and perform, to the masses. This is an act on the rise and will be blazing a trail of their own, keep an eye out, you won't be disappointed.
"The wheels are moving ever faster down the tracks as folk-rockers Harper’s Fellow continue to pick up momentum ahead of their forthcoming debut LP’s release. With a tireless work ethic and a tenacious approach to touring, the full band live experience has helped establish Harper’s Fellow as an exciting act to watch." - Speak into my good eye
"Growing out of the imagination and vision of Cortney Metzler, the now five piece folk rock force Harper’s Fellow has been making waves in the live arena alongside the ocean in the Asbury Park scene since their inception last fall. The locally proud group recently entered the studio to lay down their debut album Thanks For Tonight with the hopes that they may be able to mix over at the newly minted Lake House Music.
Harper’s Fellow now turns to IndieGogo as they look to raise the necessary funds to master and package their high fidelity freshman effort with a multitude of tiered contributor perks ready to be unlocked (including a date with a member of the band you may or may not have a crush on)." - Speak into my good eye
"Following a successful crowd-sourced fundraising campaign earlier this year, rising Asbury Park five piece Harper’s Fellow are readying the release of their first full length record Thanks For Tonight. After months spent cutting their teeth gigging in spots amid the local scene, the band’s blend of country and folk filtered through a rock prism managed to attract plenty of deserved attention the old fashioned way.
This road tested sheen lends “Cadillac”, the first official single produced by Harper’s Fellow, a well worn and natural charm as the band keenly recognizes which of the many working details to highlight within the studio. The country strings and powerful backbeat work harmoniously as Cortney Metzler’s vocal flourishes with the requisite passion in nostalgia and lessons learned with small hints of snarl thrown in for emphasis.
With “Cadillac” the stage is now set for the arrival of Thanks For Tonight which will literally happen on Saturday, July 27th at The Saint as part of an official CD release party. Joining Harper’s Fellow with performances to help celebrate will be Frank Lombardi, Last Perfect Thing, and Thomas Wesley Stern." - Speak into my good eye