Fariz RM, start his carreer when he joined the Prambors FM Song Writing Contest in 1977.
In 1979, Fariz released his first album Selangkah ke Seberang. The following year, Fariz released Sakura – Japanese word for Cherry blossom, which made him famous. During the 1980s, Fariz was a "poster boy" often featured in magazines for teenagers.
During his career, Fariz has been a member of numerous bands, including WOW, Jakarta Rhythm Section, Symphony, Transs, Rollies, and Giant Steps. His influences include The Beatles, Pink Floyd, The Police, Marvin Gaye, and Claude Debussy. The Jakarta Post considers his music "... a spectrum of styles and sounds not immediately apparent, except to discriminating ears..."