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Future World Orchestra

Future World Orchestra

Future World Orchestra


Future World is the main project of Robert Pot. He was born in the place called Nijverdal, a quiet village in the country of Holland. Since he was 14 he began to develop a great predilection for symphonic oriented rock music. Groups like: "Genesis, Yes, Emerson, Lake & Palmer", and later on "Camel, Asia and UK", became his favorites, in addition to which Tony Banks, the keyboardplayer of "Genesis" became his great inspirer. "Keys" is the keyword in Roberts life. Read more on Last.fm
Future World is the main project of Robert Pot. He was born in the place called Nijverdal, a quiet village in the country of Holland. Since he was 14 he began to develop a great predilection for symphonic oriented rock music. Groups like: "Genesis, Yes, Emerson, Lake & Palmer", and later on "Camel, Asia and UK", became his favorites, in addition to which Tony Banks, the keyboardplayer of "Genesis" became his great inspirer.

"Keys" is the keyword in Roberts life. At the age of 16 he bought his first keyboard. It was an organ build by a neighbor. As a student electronics he soon began to modify the keyboard to develop his own, unique sounds. He realized that synthesizers had a great future and were to create a brand new view of making music.

By delivering newspapers and to work as a DJ in local discotheques in his spare time, Robert earned the money to be invested in the latest synthesizers and recording equipment. A few years later he had expanded his equipment at a level of a professional recording-studio, where he started to record his first compositions. In 1980 Robert met Gerto Heupink who also worked with synthesizers and recording-equipment and…Future World Orchestra was born. With Future World Orchestra or short F.W.O., in the period from 1982 to 1985, they scored several European hits, like: "Desire", "I'm not afraid of the Future", "E.T." and "Roulette". Also because of the economic depression in the recording-industry, F.W.O., unfortunately stopped their recordings in 1987, although their spirit was kept alive. Robert, more a studio musician than a live-performer, maintained \his effort, to keep writing and recording despite many setbacks in his personal life. In the period from 1985 until now, Robert has further developed himself and has written many musical works for radio an television productions. One of Roberts highlights, is his collaboration with Rob and Ferdi Bolland which resulted in the realization of: "Darwin - The Evolution", a CD with an international style. Not in the least because of the collaboration with: Colin Blunstone (Zombies, Allan Parson's Project), Ian Gillan (Deep Purple), Falco (Rock me Amadeus) and Barclay James Harvest and Suzi Quattro. Beside making music, Robert is a very dedicated flying fanatic.

At the moment Robert is studying to get his private pilot license. He has gathered over more than 500 flightsimulation hours. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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