Samantha Harper aka “Harper” was born in Bristol on 9th December 1990, raised in South Wales where she attended a performing arts school. Enhancing her talent as a songwriter and vocalist, she then moved to London at the age of 18, where she graduated from the University of Westminster with a commercial music degree. Harper is now a well-established and upcoming artist in the industry specialising in alternative R&B pop, based in South London and currently signed to ICU Label.
Harper has been described in the industry as a woman with many facets to her talent as a vocalist and songwriter. At present she is creating some gritty and dark edged masterpieces with a base driven undertone, which intoxicates the listeners and allows them to resonate with her music.
Her versatility and appreciation for credible and alternative music is sourced from many artists who have been responsible for influencing her direction namely, Kate Bush and Bjork, in addition to the Pop giants of her adolescence; Beyoncé and Rihanna.
Harper often finds herself waking up 2am where she is at her most creative and she likens it to Groundhog Day. Through her lyrics, her dreams and fears become reality. Harper has an infectious personality and a great sense of humour and is a self-motivator who continues to create cutting edge music.
Harper has released 2 EP’s prior to her new upcoming single ‘No Love In The Jungle’ which is about seeking happiness in the concrete jungle of London, a place where many find themselves isolated and nervous of the fast moving city. This single is in aid of the NSPCC and The National Autistic Society and will be released on 28th November 2016.
Harper has achieved outstanding success outside the studio where she has collaborated with Conor Maynard on a Drake cover ‘One Dance’. This cover went viral on YouTube with a viewing of 43m and was one of the highest viewed covers in 2016. In addition she has been able to realise her childhood dream of singing at premier league games in front of over 25,000 people. This just demonstrates nothing fazes her and throughout her whole life from the age of 12, she has been performing live at gigs and festivals and her passion, determination and hunger for music will continue to grow for many years to come.