Co-lead singer Roberta Evans was born on August 24th in Brooklyn, New York. I started playing trumpet in Junior High School and didn't start singing until my junior year of High School. I joined the band in 1975. I came up with the name Area Code because we were looking for a more universal name. I also play the keyboards and recently the drums.
Bassist Tim Fowler was born and raised in Providence Rhode Island, my life as a musician began at age nine. I played drums and bass, performing in local talent shows as well as in school. By the age of 15, I was performing in Night Clubs while attending Hope High School For the Arts, and The Modern School of Music. At the age of 21, I went to London England to perform while recording with various artists. We toured 8 countries as well as the United States. My musical influences have been Earth Wind & Fire, Larry Graham, Louis Johnson, Cameo, Parliament Funkadelic, Slave and Pleasure to name a few.