Janieck is a modern singer songwriter and guitar soloist, who’s bridging the gap to dance. He is focused on translating his feelings, thoughts and music into simple essence, without compromise. Janieck believes a good song should convey all this essence, even if stripped naked bare to the bone. If his songs were performed on a crooked guitar with one string left, they should still feel solid and complete. When a song carries this essence, only then he allows himself to begin producing, enriching and bridging the gap to dance.
JNCK is JNCK
Janieck’s music and lyrics reflect his personality: A mystery and clarity entwined. What you see is what you get. Creative, pure and genuine, an open book – clear and crisp with a logic that is easy to follow.
“Today I got a million, tomorrow I don’t know.”
Guided by passion he lives his life ever searching, ever changing to whatever feels good. Or bad for that matter. Mixtures of emotions, which he’s not afraid to show, lead his way. Janieck embraces the blue skies and treasures the grey edges as they inspire him when writing. His honesty makes him vulnerable but very real. This is why fans like Janieck. That’s why his music and fingerprinted voice feel like a friend you can always count upon to lift your spirit and amplify the moment.
There has always been something about Janieck. As a young boy he was street casted for the Dutch film Pluk van de Petteflet (2004). In his next film Crusade in Jeans (2006) the natural borne actor grew into a natural borne musician. To kill time on the set, he bought a guitar and taught himself to play. His newly discovered talent unleashed the singer songwriter JNCK. Written at the age of 14, the first song he ever recorded was ‘A better man’. The song is about taking chances and driving the change that will make you better; a true display of Janieck’s passion to improve.
FEEL THE LOVE
The single ‘Feel The Love’ launched Janieck as a solo artist after the international success Janieck achieved with Lost Frequencies. The single charted in The Netherlands, Belgium and Sweden where it gained Gold status, and the track has already exceeded the 25.000.000 streams mark on Spotify. The leading Dutch national radio station 100% NL has nominated Janieck as Breakthrough Artist of 2016 and nominated ‘Feel the Love’ as Hit of the Year.
The song Reality that he co-produced with Lost Frequencies rocketed his career at the age of 20. It topped the European charts in 2015 and 2016 for almost a year. With Reality gaining playtime all over the world, it is clear Janieck is able to touch hearts and minds wherever.
His talent hasn’t gone unnoticed. Many established artists throughout the world – for instance Klingande, Alle Farben, Sam Feldt, Jef Martens and Djorkaeff (Konstantin Scherer) – have reached out to him, and invited him to work together on various projects.
It may not come as a surprise that Janieck is a great admirer of artists the likes of John Mayer and Ed Sheeran. But how many expect him to be inspired by My Chemical Romance (i.e. Welcome to the black parade), Greenday (i.e. Basket case) and Enya (i.e. Only time). They all have one thing in common. When you strip down the song, all that remains is a simple melody that sticks instantly.
Vibrant live performance
On stage Janieck performs with Alon. This musical wizard does the backing vocals, plays guitar and works magic with his SPD-SX sampling pad. The two have been close friends since the age of 12 and smoothly team up together for a vibrant, fun, diverse and live act. It is amazing to see how they are able to get intimate with the largest of audiences and elevate the ambiance. Especially when you know that both Janieck and Alon desperately try to avoid crowded places in everyday life