January 20th, 2023 11pm Stage 1
Janel is a 24-year-old singer - songwriter from Langhorne, PA. With an extensive performance background and a degree in MBET (Music Business Entrepreneurship Technology) from the University of the Arts, she has quickly become an indie artist to watch. Despite the challenging times of the pandemic, Janel dove head first into perfecting her craft.
She released her debut EP “Janel”, followed by single “The Signs”, and her most recent single release “New Year New Me.” She has performed at Agenda Festival in Atlantic City, and venues such as The Friendzone, Leda and The Swan, Green Soul, Milkboy, TIME, DROM NYC, Brooklyn Music Kitchen, Sour Mouse NYC, and more. In addition, Janel participated as a
songwriter/artist in renowned songwriter Mickey Shiloh’s 2022 Creator Camp in Los Angeles, CA.
Inspired by her love for 2000s Pop and R&B, Janel uses her lyrics to give listeners a front-row seat to her experiences with life, love, and self-identity. The music she creates is not only her own artistic outlet but a way to reach out and remind her listeners that they are not alone. With musical influences ranging from Kanye West to Destiny’s Child, Janel intertwines hard-hitting beats with powerhouse vocals; making even the saddest song danceable.