Since becoming a part of the independent music scene in 1998, Robert has stamped his musical signature by crafting ultra-catchy pop music laced with lush harmonies and power guitars. Robert's debut (self titled) CD found it's way onto radio and iPODS worldwide with songs such as 'Rock Star', 'A Little Bit Crazy'and the emotional 'I Miss My Friend'. The follow up CD 'Long Story Short' is now available. Music Reviews: Popbang Radio says: 'It's been since 2001 since there has been a new Robert Jansen album, but after hearing 'I Found You', it is well worth the wait. With influences like Cheap Trick, The Beatles, Sweet and Def Leppard, you can tell that this Canadian doesn't want to put out any second rate material. This up tempo, hook filled definition of power pop is just about as good as it gets.' L. Digiorgi says: 'Robert Jansen is remarkably adept at crafting wonderful melodies and hooks, melding them with thought-provoking lyrics, and sealing the package with stellar production, and in this song he soars!' Some History... It all started in grade 5 when 'The Jansen 5' exploded into and out of the music scene - all in one day. The band doing a cover of 'Fox on the Run' by SWEET was eliminated in the first round of the talent contest. 'The Jansen 5' broke up pretty much the same day. Grade 6 was different. Featuring a full rock band called 'Venus' with 3 guitars, drums, bass, and Rob singing lead vocals - it was a real band this time and that set the stage for the many years to come of writing, recording and playing live music. Many other bands followed: 'Midweek Krisis' in 1984, 'Moving Target' in 1988. 'Target' would play for several years at local venues and attended the 1990 Juno Awards. * 2001 saw the release of an independent debut CD which garnered radio airplay with the songs 'Rock Star' and 'I Miss My Friend'. * 2005 was the return to the live music scene with cover band 'OneATOM 12' playing energetic rock shows at local venues including the Ottawa Congress Center for corporate concerts. * Everything you hear in the music was written, performed, produced and engineered by Robert. * Robert's music is known to be quite varied in styles and influences from the Beatles, Def Leppard, Blink 182 and even ABBA can be heard throughout the songs.