Jon Harper

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Jon Harper
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Background information
Birth name Jon Harper
Born (1978-02-15) 15 February 1978 (age 38)
Reading, England[1]
Origin Reading, UK
Genres Alternative rock
Indie rock
Instruments drums
Years active 1998 – present
Associated acts The Cooper Temple Clause, Cansei de Ser Sexy (CSS)

Jonathan Daniel Harper (born 15 February 1978 in Reading, Berkshire, England) is a session musician and started his musical career as the drummer for Reading-based British Alternative rock band, The Cooper Temple Clause. He filled in the vacancy for drummer in the Brazilian band Cansei de Ser Sexy (CSS) when Adriano Cintra took the place of Iracema Trevisan as bassist, after she left in April 2008.

In January 2010 Harper joined the Chris Corner (ex-Sneaker Pimps) project IAMX as a member of the live band.

He attended the Forest School in Winnersh with the other original members of The Cooper Temple Clause band, with whom he grew up with in Reading. He has cited Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, dEUS, Sonic Youth, Primal Scream, Squarepusher, Miles Davis and Stevie Wonder as some of his main influences.[2]


Gretsch USA Maple Custom in natural wood finish.
22" x 18" Bass Drum.
16" x 16" Floor Tom.
12" x 12" Rack Tom.
15" x 8" Gretsch hexagonal badge snare in walnut finish.
14" x 5.5 1960’s Gretsch round badge in blue marine pearl finish.
14" x 8" DW bronze snare.
14" x 5" Yamaha birch custom snare.

Ludwig Vistalite 1970’s olive badge in clear finish.
22" x 16" Bass Drum.
16" x 16" Floor Tom.
12" x 10" Rack Tom.

20" Zildjian K Custom dark ride.
18" Zildjian K Custom dark crash.
18" Zildjian K Crash/Ride.
18" Zildjian K Dark Thin Crash
17" Zildjian K Dark Thin Crash
13" Zildjian K/Z Hi-Hats.

2 x Pearl powershifter bass drum pedals.

All hardware by Yamaha.
Pro-mark drumsticks.
protection racket cases.



  1. ^ Q&A Jon -
  2. ^ "Clause and effect". The Times Online. London. 2003-08-28. Retrieved 2007-05-05. 
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