Elektrovolt started to play the viola at a young age, but it soon became clear that he would rather experiment with sound and melodies than to follow traditional lessons. His interest lies in Old medieval music and instruments. When he bought an old synthesizer at the age of 15, a world of sounds opened up and slowly the first songs started to emerge. Influences are very diverse: from industrial, electro and disco to medieval and folk music and that can be heard in his melodies. Over the years he has performed at home and abroad, solo but also with others under the names Black Helicopters (with Tjebbe van der Kooij) and Nacho Patrol (with Legowelt)