In 1997, Andika (keyboard) formed the band Hats by getting younger class at SMU 2 Bandung, Uki (guitar), Afrian (guitar), as well as his playmates, Abel (bass) and Ari (drums). Uki has also invited his friend Ariel junior who fill the vocal position. With formations like that, they started performing and playing music wing alternative Brits. Then Hat Ari resigned and disbanded without a definite cause.
Andika reassemble Hats personnel in 2000. But this time, the position held by Reza drum. To give color to the music that is more mature and richer melodies, then they invite Lukman, a friend's brother Indra, who eventually became the lead guitarist (lead guitar). Once formed with the formation of six people, they took the name Peterpan. September 1, 2000 officially Peterpan formed. Peterpan name is taken as Andika was idolized fantasy figures "Peter Pan". But Ariel Peterpan name taken from the name of a satay stall by a street. The short story, Andika'm journey from Jakarta to Bandung with his mother, Andie decides to take a break and stopped at a food stall to eat. The satay stall name is Peter. Until then Andika suggested the name to be the name of his band.
Peterpan professional journey began in 2001 with expanded from cafe to cafe in Bandung. They played in the cafe O'Hara and Broom Sticks with bringing the songs top 40, as well as alternative rock like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Coldplay, U2, Creed, etc. When in cafes Broom Sticks-lah their potential seen by Noey, the base Java Jive music group who were looking to fill a compilation album. Of songs sent by the manager Peterpan, Budi Soeratman for the demo, which is "Dream Perfect", "We Laughed" and "Sky Garden", elected the song "Dream Perfect" to be included into the compilation album The Story of 2002 Nights, released in July 2002. Not unexpectedly the song became the hero of this album and boost sales to over 150,000 copies.
Peterpan music debut dibelantika Indonesia in 2002 after launching the single, titled "The Perfect Dream" and his first appearance in the show's first anniversary Trans TV on December 15, 2002