Five Minutes With: Alternative pop-rock singer and songwriter, Jano Alek

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.

Jano Alek

Name:

Jano Alek

Genre:

Alternative pop-rock with Middle Eastern music influences

Founded:

I found myself back in 2017 after settling in Montreal

# of Albums:

not albums yet

Latest Album:

in progress

Latest Single:

Mountain Man

Latest Video:

Favourite musician growing up:

Pearl jam

Favourite musician now:

System of a Down

Guilty pleasure song:

November Rain

Live show ritual:

None

Favourite local musician:

The Tea Party

EP or LP?

LP

Early bird or night owl?

Both

Road or studio?

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?

Spotify | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube

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Rapid Fire Montréal Qs

Favourite local restaurant:

Restaurant Alep

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

 

 

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