Howard Alper (Radthought)

Howard Alper (aka Radthought) is a Brooklyn, NYC based drummer, songwriter and producer. His versatility as a drummer can be seen in the wide range of music projects with which he has been associated, backing artists in genres ranging from Rock to Funk to R&B to Electronica and many more. His skill set includes playing acoustic and electronic drums, drum programming, songwriting and producing.


Drummer Howard Alper has long encompassed in his music the myriad experiences and influences of growing up in his native Brooklyn, NYC. 

At the age of 16, Howard started to study drumset and quickly began playing in local bands. An appreciation of Rock, Hip-Hop and Funk led to Howard getting his first break when he began playing with NYC Funk/Rock legends D'TRIPP.

After his tenure with D'TRIPP, Living Colour vocalist Corey Glover tabbed Howard to play drums in his solo project. This association led to Howard collaborating with Corey for his release on LaFace records entitled "Hymns." The critically acclaimed Rock & Soul album was an important step in Howard's professional career as a drummer and songwriter.

As a band leader Howard co-founded The Radical Thought Resistance, a Hard Rock meets Drum & Bass/Jungle project. Their CD entitled "Empowered Species" garnered favorable reviews and Howard's drumming was profiled in the June 2003 edition of Modern Drummer magazine. 

Howard's versatility as a drummer can be seen in the wide range of music projects with which he has been associated. He has been fortunate to perform in the studio and/or live with the following artists, composers and producers:

Corey Glover (Living Colour)
Peter Lord & V.Jeffrey Smith
The Soulfolk Experience
California King
Bobby Syvarth
Freedom Bremner
Laura Branigan
N’dea Davenport
Jim Campilongo
Janice Lowe
Alex Kelly
Pillow Theory
Ana Lola Roman
The Radical Thought Resistance
Rotten Cheri
Digg Deep
Sabatta (UK)
Automatic Superstar (Off-Broadway Rock Opera)
American Candy (Sketch Comedy Troupe)
Selena Mars
Her & Kings County
Brother Love
Porter Block

Howard plays acoustic as well as electronic drums and is proficient in drum programming and digital composition.