He is better known as Iwan Tanda, a musician and songwriter who is very well known as a guitarist of an alternative pop band from Yogyakarta, The Rain. Iwan's journey in music began when he was introduced by his friend to a young man who want to learn to play guitar, named Indra Prasta. Knowing they have a passion for the same band, Gin Blossoms, Iwan finally invited Indra to join his band called No Rain. Some time after, No Rain was transformed into The Rain, with the formation of Indra Prasta, Iwan Tanda, Ipul Bahri and Aang Anggoro. After across the Yogyakarta music scene for a few time, finally The Rain’s first album, Hujan Kali Ini, was released in 2003 and obtained many hits like Dengar Bisikku, Jangan Pergi, Terima Kasih Karena Kau Mencintaiku and Coba Lupakan Kamu.