Rob & Darren – The Harper Brothers are as the name suggests two brothers who are building one hell of a reputation in the world of show business. The lads have always been involved in entertainment. They virtually grew up in theatres and were fed comedy & music from a very tender age (They’re father is Bobby Ball of Cannon & Ball fame) so it was inevitable that the lads would soon be treading the boards.
After finishing Drama School the boys went their separate ways, never thinking of performing together Robert soon took his hand to becoming a comedy / singer and worked all over the UK in holiday camps & Theatres. Darren fell in love with music and soon had his own band that went on to tour in Israel, Germany, Los Angeles and the UK.
THE BISTRO FRENCH
The lads met up one night at a charity event at The Bistro French – Preston UK, in 2000. Such was the response of the audience and the great time the brothers had performing with each other they finally decided to make it a double act, and what better name could they have decided on but they’re own surname (Harper).
FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH
Since that day HARPER have gone from strength to strength. After appearing at the Showcall Showcase the Stage newspaper wrote that the lads were (One of the highlights of the evening.) The boys were next asked to perform at the legendary North Pier Theatre in Blackpool with Joe Longthorne. With they’re reputation growing and growing they toured with Joe Longthorne and supported one of Britain’s funny men, Freddie Starr. They also appeared at The Tameside Hippodrome with their friend Johnny Casson.
Being brothers, Harper show a natural bond together on stage that is irresistible. With they’re powerful voices and they’re lovable sense of humour you can’t help but to be bowled over by these two entertainers. As soon as they hit the stage you’ll be spellbound by the amount of energy they put into their show. There aren’t that many double acts around who deliver such a knock out show as these two boys. In 2003 the boys toured all over the UK and even travelled regularly over to Spain to appear at the Benidorm Palladium. The lads ended the year on a high by appearing in the famous Alabama Showboat Christmas Show in Blackpool.
Unit One Entertainment present International Comedy Duo – The Harper Brothers
BUSIER THAN EVER
In April of 2004 the lads were featured on ITV’s Granada Reports and then were asked to appear at Blackpool’s Opera House in the show Laughter In The Air featuring the one & only Peter Kay. The boys have also been working for P&O on their cruise ships The Aurora & The Oriana. As well as working for Park Resorts & Pontins the lads filmed a TV pilot called Funny Guys. They were also involved in the LIVE Funny Guys Show that featured, Cannon & Ball, Barricade and Little Albert. The Harper Brothers are now busier than ever, 2008 is already proving to be another successful year.
The Harper Brothers are available in association with ‘Personality Artistes’.