Harper Starling is a Los Angeles based singer/songwriter and Billboard recording artist. Her music can best be described as dance-pop with a splash of 80s mixed in. Think Freddie Mercury, Lady Gaga and Cyndi Lauper getting together at Studio 54. Harper is that love child.
Harper was born to perform. She started dancing at the age of three to audiences of over 800. She continued her dance training for 15 years and still takes classes to this day. She began singing lessons at the age of 12 and is classically trained, performing in over 50 musicals and operas in her life.
Even though Harper was so immersed in music and performances throughout her teen years, she decided to go a more “traditional” route during college and got her undergraduate degree in kinesiology. She then went to graduate school for her doctorate in physical therapy. After a year of doing that, she decided to pursue her passion and make music a full-time career. Once that decision was made, she met up with Sigmund Snopek (of the Violent Femmes) and they spent the next 18 months working on new music and performing throughout Milwaukee, Wisconsin (where Harper was born and raised). This culminated in her opening for Sheryl Crow at Summerfest (a 10-day music festival that is attended by over one million people every year). After that, Harper made the decision to move to Los Angeles to be closer to the music scene.
Recently, Harper released her single “Euphoria“, a song she co-wrote with Kasia Livingston (Britney Spears, Jessie J, The Pussycat Dolls). For the production, Harper worked with The Perry Twins (Rihanna, Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez). The single was a hit, becoming #1 on the Billboard Dance Club Songs Chart and #23 on the Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart.
Her follow-up single “One Call Away”, reached #35 on the Billboard Dance Chart. She co-wrote the song with Carlos Battey, a member of The Jackie Boyz (Justin Bieber, Madonna, Jason Derulo, David Guetta). Her third single, “Boy Problems”, reached #16 on the dance charts. Throughout the past year she has spent 32 weeks on the Billboard charts.
Harper has been featured in LA Weekly, LA Times, Billboard Magazine, Buzzfeed, iHeartRadio, The Hollywood Reporter, Teen Music Insider, and many others prestigious media outlets. She has performed throughout the west coast including the legendary Avalon Hollywood, The Abbey, LA Pride, and San Francisco Pride.