Richard Harris – Robert Tepper Listening Session

Date: Monday, July 25th, 2016

Time 6PM-9PM

Venue: Legend Building at Petco Park Social Lounge & Rooftop Deck

Address: 325 7th Avenue San Diego CA 92101

Event Type: Listening Session

SPACE IS LIMITED FOR THIS EVENT, AND PRE-REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY. To reserve your tickets see the end of this post.

Richard and Robert will be sharing their experiences and prospective in the music industry. SDSG members and attendees will have the opportunity to present one original song to Richard and Robert for evaluation, critique, and feedback.


richardBritish-born artist, songwriter and producer Richard Harris is now in his sixth year as a published writer/producer with Peer Music LA. Richard has had cuts with Katharine McPhee (Billboard Top 40), two #1 single’s with South Africa’s Idol winner Elvis Blue off his double platinum selling and SAMA (South Africa’s Grammys) award winning record, a Billboard Top 10 with EMI Latin multi-million selling artist Anahi, a top ten single for Universal New Zealand artist Boh Runga, top ten single with EMI Holland Artist Sabrina Starke and Atlantic band Camera Can’t Lie. A top 20 single with EMI artist Shawn Hook and Sony artist Tyler Shaw in Canada and a top ten record in Japan with boy band Lead. In the EDM world Richard has been killing it with a #1 Billboard hit “Lie To Me” with Cole Plante on Hollywood Records, an iTunes top ten single “Young Love” with Felix Cartal, a top 40 iTunes dance hit with Greg Cerrone on Ultra Records and a top 20 single in the UK with DJ Stonebridge. Co-write credits include Grammy award winning and multi million selling writers including Lazonate Franklin, Justin Gray, Erika Nuri, Mark Hudson, Pam Sheyne, Victoria Shaw, Gary Burr, Keith Follese, Jeff Franzel and Boots Ottestad.

If you turn on the TV anywhere in the world, you’ll hear Richard’s music on CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, The BBC, History Channel, Lifetime, MTV, Discovery Channel, TNT, and many others. His songs have been heard in commercials, and TV shows including “One Tree Hill“, “Cold Case“, “Third Watch“, “The Closer“, “The Hills”, “Joan Of Arcadia“, and even awards shows like Critic’s Choice and Cinematheque. Most recently Richard had a songs placed in the Reese Witherspoon box office hit movie “This Means War” and CW’s hit TV show “Beauty & The Beast”, “Vanderpump Rules” and an end title song placement in the Tyler Perry movie “Single Moms Club”.

With great respect to the masters of all genres and eyes fixed firmly on the future of the art form, Richard Harris continues to create groundbreaking music in his studio in Los Angeles.


robertBorn in Bayonne, New Jersey, Robert Tepper moved to New York where he became a staff songwriter at the age of 17 . He paired up with fellow singer Benny Mardones, and together they wrote Mardones’ hit ballad “Into the Night,” which earned them a Grammy Awards nomination. Tepper worked with Mardones on writing the latter’s follow-up album Too Much to Lose in 1981.

In 1985, Tepper signed with Scotti Brothers and moved to Los Angeles. While working a part time as a waiter to augment his songwriting royalty income, actor/director Sylvester Stallone was taken with Tepper’s song “No Easy Way Out,” which subsequently led to its inclusion in the movie Rocky IV. “No Easy Way Out” climbed into the Top 40, reaching #22 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in 1986, and momentarily putting Tepper in the public eye as both a songwriter and performer. Several European labels, including Ministry of Sound, released “No Easy Way Out” with their own dance versions, resulting in regular airplay on German radio stations that continues today.

Robert went on to release two solo albums on the Scotti Brothers (later re-released digitally on Sony/BMG) and several additional releases over the years. Aside from a periodic acoustic performance, more recent years have returned Robert’s focus almost exclusively to songwriting, venturing into writing music for television and film. His versatile and accessible writing style has persevered for over four decades and resulted in cuts in the movies “Cobra”, “Say Nothing”, and “Casual Affair”, TV cuts on shows such as “Party of 5” and “Breaking Bad”, cuts from artists as varied as Pat Benetar and Usher, and even a collaboration on the Joel Zwick directed musical “Serrano”. Tepper has 5 children and currently resides with his wife in Los Angeles, California.

  • SDSG Active Member
    • Admission for Member – Free
    • Song Submission Member – $10.00
  • Non Member
    • Event Admission for Non Member – $10.00
    • Song Submission – Non Member – $20.00

If you are not submitting a song and only want to attend this session make your reservation here.

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