“For Sebastian, music is not a hobby, it is his life!”— Paul Janoski
Sebastian Paul Janoski was born on a warm summers evening just before midnight on June 22, 1999. Having been born into a creative, artistic family to begin with, it was only a matter of time before his “gift” would materialize. As a toddler it was clear that Sebastian had a knack for theatrics. When Sebastian was about a year old his mom peeked around the hallway corner to see what he was up to, and to her amazement, there he was placing his limbs in a twisted fashion, face pushed up against the wall, setting the stage before his cry for help. Clearly Sebastian loved attention, but that was only the beginning.
When Sebastian was three, his parents took him to see his Aunt’s band perform. When his Aunt Ann, a vocalist in several bands, sang the Beatles tune, “Come Together”, Sebastian was completely entranced. He will tell you today that at that moment he knew his destiny was to be on stage.
Since beginning my quest to find some of the best talent in the world I am especially delighted when I find young talent that is just starting to blossom. Over the past several years, this website has been privileged to introduce a number of youngsters who have gone on to be signed by managers and some have even scored excellent recording contracts. Today’s featured guest is no exception to this rule, and shows amazing showmanship that well exceeds his Eleven years of life! Even though he is just starting out in his career he has already been billed as
“The Boy With the Golden Voice”
Shane Treloar is an Eleven year old multi-talented crooner, dancer, actor, and stage performer from Pittsburgh, who I’m told, sang almost as soon as he could talk! His Mother shared that;
“Shane is a bit of an “old soul” and is drawn to the melodies of past generations”.
After all, how many young boys have Benny Goodman and Al Jolson on their i-Pod? Shane sings all genres, loves Broadway tunes the best, and can belt out the National Anthem like nobody’s business. At the age of 7, he made his stage debut singing Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” for his elementary school’s talent show. His promising voice pulled the audience to him and their thunderous applause confirmed for Shane that the stage is his place and connecting to the audience through song is his calling.
Seeing a gift, veteran Broadway star of “42nd Street” fame, Karen Prunzik, invited Shane to study as a Triple Threat at her Broadway Dance Studio. He is now in his third year learning the disciplines of Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Musical Theatre, and Acting under the direction of Ms. Prunzik and another Broadway legend, Lenora Nemetz. He gladly spends five days a week at the studio and thoroughly enjoys being the only boy in his class, as the young girls are quite pretty! Of the disciplines, tap has become his fast favorite and he loves doing that on stage as much as he loves singing! Gene Kelly hailed from Pittsburgh, and Shane hopes to follow in his dance steps. The studio also introduced him to Etta Cox, a highly regarded vocalist and entertainer in Pittsburgh. He has had the good fortune of developing his golden voice with her for the past year.