Rob Roper Music Biography
(the short version)
Updated March 12, 2016
Most musicians' careers begin in their youth. They form bands, perhaps record albums, perhaps tour, perhaps achieve a little fame. Then they get married, have kids, retire from the music career and get "real jobs". Misfit that he is, Rob Roper's music career is the opposite. Music was a hobby in his youth, but as he grew older, music gradually became more important in his life, until it became his career.
Born in Jackson, Mississippi, Roper spent his teenage years in Dallas, Texas. After college he left for Arizona and lived there for many years, playing music with various people and bands. He moved to Denver in 2000, where he is now based. A guitar player since the age of 12, he took up songwriting and singing in 2004.
In 2007 Roper released a DIY demo EP, Some Songs I Wrote. 2009 saw the release of the acoustic EP, Me. In 2011 Roper released his first full-length album, Misfit, produced by John McVey. In 2012 he released an 8-song acoustic EP, The Other Side of Nowhere, featuring Paul Ermisch on violin. In 2016, Roper released a 3-song EP for download, Word, which features spoken word or rap over a hybrid of rock and hip hop music. Later in Spring 2016, Roper will release the hard rock/psychedelic rock EP Roses under the band name Total Flower Chaos.
Roper has been playing his original songs since 2006, mostly in Colorado, but occasionally elsewhere. He currently plays his songs with violinist Paul Ermisch in the acoustic group Scupanon. From 2013-2014 he played guitar and was one of the songwriters for the Denver rock band, Dorian. Roper is currently in the process of forming a hard rock/psychedelic rock band to play his Total Flower Chaos compositions.