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Sebastian Paul Janoski born June 22, 1999, is a young/teen singer, musician, songwriter, actor who has performing since the age of 7. He lives in Lititz, PA and can be seen at various events throughout the US. Sebastian is known for his unique Blues-Pop fusion sound & loves to use his Talent to benefit the public. Sebastian cites his love of music and performing from his extremely musical family. He has parents, aunts, uncles etc...all with musical backgrounds and was surrounded with the love of music from birth....he began his performing by simply sitting on a street corner, playing his signature 12 string guitar and singing for anyone who would listen. He started vocal training as well as guitar lessons at the early age of 7 all within his Hometown of Lititz, PA and still uses the same coaches to this day.
First National Appearance
Since 2012 Sebastian has gained National Exposure: Auditioning for the NBC Television show America's Got Talent Season 7 at an open call in NYC for executive producers, He was chosen to performed for AGT Celebrity Judges Howard Stern, Sharon Osborne and Howie Mandel in St. Louis's Fox Theatre. His acoustic performance of "House of the Rising Sun" by The Animals was met with rave reviews from both the audience and Judges and he was in the top 200 out of the 100,000 performers who progressed to the "Vegas Round". The Judges comments solidified what the audience already knew... "You Make me proud to be an American" Howard Stern..."You are one of the best singers we have seen on this show" Sharon Osborne..."You sing like you have a 40-year-old Black woman living inside you" Howie Mandel.
Katie Couric Show appearances
Sebastian was also featured and performed on the "Katie Couric Show" in March 0f 2013 and was awarded the title of "One To Watch" by American Idol Winner Jordin Sparks, the legendary Clive Davis and Pop star Usher. Notable comments from that appearance: "You are so CUTE, You make everyone love you as soon as you walk on stage" Jordin Sparks... "You have an innate musicality" Clive Davis... "See ya soon kid" Usher... ""Such a strong voice at such a young age...wow" Katie Couric...
Second Katie Couric Apearance and BROADWAY
First Musical Single Release
In April 2013 Sebastian also released his first independent single "Big City". The self written song was recorded at Lanark Studio's of Lancaster, PA . The production and engineering was taken on by Quentin Jones, of "Reach Around Rodeo Clowns" fame. Quentin has worked with the likes of Charlie Gracie, Robert Gordon, Brian Setzer and Peter Noone. People hearing the song have been known to feel he brings a raw, natural sound to Sebastian's music that no one can deny is nothing less than spectacular
2014 brings Sebastian's big screen debut in a JFA Productions/NBC Universal Motion Picture "Rock Story" written and Produced by Kenneth del Vecchio. The film star Eric Roberts, Joyce Dewitt and Gilbert Godfried and premiers in May 2014 at The Hoboken International Film Festival in Middletown NY
First Major Record Deal
Sebastian signed on to his first recording contract with Blow Me A Bubble Records in January 2014. The boutique label inked a deal and is distributed by Sony Music Global and The Orchard Within a few weeks of signing on with the Globally distributed label Sebastian was in LA recording his first single "When You Were My Girl" with grammy nominated engineer Benny Steele of Atlantic Records, as well as with the production/writing team of Billboard #1 Writer/Producer Rich Fayden along with Writer/Producer and 2014 EMMA winner MGI (AKA Henri Lanz) who have been responsible for 16 major label placements in 2013 alone, with credits for Justin Bieber, Kylie Minogue, 50 Cent, Sean Kingston, Akon, Inna, Radical Something, Super Junior and EXO. The Single had a worldwide release date of May 6 with a pre-sale date of April 1, 2014 exclusively on Itunes, but was quickly picked up by other internet music outlets such as Amazon, Google Rhapsody and many others.
Video Filming for first major release
Due to the positive response to the single in test markets, Sebastian soon was asked to return to LA to film a video to accompany the release. Sebastian felt that he wanted to share this success with his local friends and family that had supported him, so he took it upon himself to successfully lobby the label to film it in his Hometown of Lititz, PA. (The fact that Lititz, PA is the home to music giants Clair Brothers and Tait Towers helped immensely.) The video was filmed in March 2014 and is set for digital release worldwide on VeVo, Youtube, MTV.com and itunes among others on May 27, 2014.
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