Jeff Harper is no stranger to the music industry. An award winning remixer of Madonna and New Order, Jeff now brings his talents and consolidates them into one presence, "Harper". No longer confined by genres, Jeff writes whatever style comes to his mind at the time. His music ranges from Metal to Electronica to Jazz to Rock and runs the gambit of genres in-between. With over 2 million downloads worldwide, it seems like the listeners agree.
"I grew tired of having to be forced to write in a particular genre", he tells Metalhead Magazine. "Instead of having to write a metal song or a dance song, I now can simply write whatever I feel at the moment without concern as to how it 'should' sound." The end result is a unique blend of styles that everyone can enjoy. Jeff's main loves are the Guitar and Piano.
His influences are as diverse as his songwriting, from Depeche Mode to Steve Vai to Django Reinhardt.
Other projects he has had have been Intervox, Domino Effect, Noirhaus and Infinium to name a few. He has been featured on several compilations which include "State of Synthpop 2003" and Echoing Green's "The Evergreen Collection. He also appears on a Depeche Mode bootleg called, "It's Time For Heaven", which included his remake of the song, "I Feel Loved" with just Piano and Dave Gahan's vocals.
Jeff is endorsed by Hot Picks, the makers of Monster Picks, and uses them exclusively. You can find them at www.hotpicksusa.com
Look for Jeff featured as a Hot Picks artist in Guitar World Magazine, in stores everywhere August 1, 2006!
I compose music in many genres, from Metal to Electronic to Jazz to Film Music.
I grew up in Huntington Beach, CA. Living in Dallas now. I miss the Beach, and I miss Surfing! I went to Galvaston, TX to check out the beach there. Sorry, nothing compares to the Pacific Ocean. Plus, you can smell the polluted water blowing off the waves down there, yuck. Usually beachfront property is pretty expensive, but not there. After going in the water, I understand why.
Living in Dallas is awesome, the people are very friendly. Of course, being a Democrat in Texas is pretty ironic when you think about it. There's big open spaces here, cheaper housing prices, cheaper gas, cheaper everything. It's hard to explain, but I love the "vibe" of the Dallas area. It really is a great place to live.
I love learning about other cultures, a life goal of mine is to visit every country. My parents lived in Japan before I was born, but brought back so much culture with them. Some little kids played with Ken and Barbie dolls, I played with Kabuki dolls. Being influenced at such a young age is probably why I have a special fondnes for Asian cultures. I am currently learning about certain African cultures, which is equally interesting. People are very interesting creatures. I could spend a day in the park just people watching.
I'm a big supporter of the Police, Firefighers, EMT, Military, Healthcare Professionals...any true heroes who put strangers' lives before their own. Anyone who helps other people without asking for anything in return are true heroes. I also support Animal rights, and often find myself liking animals more than most humans! I grew up with 3 cats and a dog, they were part of the family.
I come from a very musical family, so it was natural that I started playing at a very early age. I can play most every instrument except Flute. My main loves are the Guitar and Piano.
Music is my life, I do this for the love of music, and here is a very small representation of what I create. Rather than have my many projects span out, I've consolidated them into this one website.
I enjoy sharing my music with you and hope you enjoy it too.
Thank you for taking the time to listen.