Jano Alek is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who rises above the conventional pop-rock artists in today’s scene. Born in Syria of Armenian descent, Jano Alek is a refugee artist who survived the war of Syria. After his family escaped the Armenian Genocide, they found a stable and welcoming life in Canada. Settling in Montreal, Quebec in 2015 after fleeing the middle east, Alek found himself starting from scratch once again.
No stranger to the music scene. Deeply inspired by strong 90s alternative rock bands, Alek channels passionate symbolism with emotional overtones in his music pop-rock at its finest. Infused with unique Armenian-Syrian riffs and melodies, Jano Alek creates a rock-solid foundation for the megalith. Funnelling lyrics through the heartfelt struggle of Alek’s journey, Jano Alek crafts positive yet simplistic lines that soar through this electrifying pop-rock psalm.
Alternative pop-rock with Middle Eastern music influences
I found myself back in 2017 after settling in Montreal
# of Albums:
not albums yet
Favourite musician growing up:
Favourite musician now:
System of a Down
Guilty pleasure song:
Live show ritual:
Favourite local musician:
The Tea Party
EP or LP?
Early bird or night owl?
Road or studio?
Any shows or albums coming up?
I’m working on an album but I have a new single called “Mountain Man”— available now!
Infused with unique Armenian-Syrian riffs and melodies, Jano Alek creates a solid foundation for the megalith that is “Mountain Man.” Funneling lyrics through the heartfelt struggle of Alek’s journey, Jano Alek crafts positive yet simplistic lines that soar through this electrifying pop-rock psalm.
Inspired by his journey through life, and the plight of surviving the exodus of his culture, the character that is intricately woven into “Mountain Man” reflects the singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist’s inspiration.
Where can we follow you?
Rapid Fire Montréal Qs
Favourite local restaurant:
Favourite street in your city:
Mont Royal its cozy and feels like home
Favourite park in your city:
Park jary because its big with many fun opportunities
Favourite music venue in your city:
Bistro à Jojo
Favourite music store in your city:
Magasin de Musique Steve’s