Rob started playing synthesizer and composing music when he was 15 years old. At the age of 18 he had a number one hit in the Benelux with Aurora
together with the Dutch synthesizergroup Nova (2)
, which consisted of the same members as the group Peru
, but was more commercially oriented. In 1988 Rob / Peru
had a number one hit in Austria with a remix of Africa
. Nova (2)
released 3 albums and Peru
a total of 8.