Robert started playing guitar when he was 8. His career started at the age of 16, when the bass player of the band “Ligimo” left, Robert decided to change his guitar for a bass. With “Ligimo”, he played a mix of covers and self written songs in many cafes in the North of Holland.
During his College years, he founded with some friends the very popular funk & soul cover band “Jam Square”. For more than 10 years, “Jam Square” played on parties and festivals in the Netherlands as well as abroad. Together with Jam Square he made one live CD.
In November 2008, Robert joined the Dutch band “Alderliefste”, a well known band in Holland. with 2 songs in the Dutch top 2000 (Bellle Histoire/ Een Mooi Verhaal and Laat me/ Vivre). The last song was made in collaboration with Ramses Shaffy, one of Holland’s most famous singers, who passed away in 2010.
2009 – First Theater Tour “De franse slag”.
2010 – “Alderliefste” was asked to write and record a song by the Dutch Princess Laurentien for her audio-book version of her children’s book “Mister Finney”, called ‘Luistert Er Iemand’.
2010, 2011 and 2012 – Second Theatre Tour “Trois”
Autumn 2012 – Release third CD and start third theatre tour “Carte Blanche”
2015 – theater tour ‘Trois’ with the band Alderliefste
2015 – release of Alderliefste’s third album ‘Trois’
2016 – Robert joined the ‘Nederpop Allstars’. In this band he will be working with some of the godfathers of the Nederpop. The band will start a theater concert tour from october 2017. For more info check out: https://www.facebook.com/NederpopAllStars/ or www.nederpopallstars.nl
More information to be found on www.alderliefste.nl
Spring 2012, “On The Block”, Robert released his first solo album.
Robert followed lessons with prominent Dutch bass players like Arnold Dooyeweerd, Eric Calmes, Sven Schuster, Jopie Tetterissa, Arjan Ferweda and Martin Zandscholten.
As a bassplayer and songwriter, Robert was inspired by bands like Earth Wind & Fire, The Commodores, The Beatles and artists like James Brown, George Benson, Marcus Miller, James Jamerson, Eric Bennet and Bootsy Collins.