In 2012, he was one of the finalist of 98.7FM The Next Big Thing Song Writing Competition, together with guitarist Feng and landed 5th place with the song “Do it”. In the same year, he sang the wining NEA ECO music challenge song “World without Fences”. Some notable performances of Robert with his Band Afterhours was their performance in Celebrate 2012 Marina Bay Pre show by MediaCorp and Esplanade presents: Bursting with Music at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, Esplanade Presents: 2015 NYE Countdown.