“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.
Connor Blackley has always been an amazing vocalist!
From the very first article I wrote about him, I saw a tremendous young talented singer, whose skills and abilities were destined to carry him on a great adventure, ultimately fulfilling his dream to become a Pop/ Country recording artist. In fact I likened him to a miniature Garth Brooks in the making!
While Connor is very versatile and should not be locked into just one genre, I think you will agree that when he sings a country ballad he demands your attention. Even more so now, with his treble days behind him, Connor’s new mature, full sounding vocals, draw you in delivering even greater meaning to the songs he performs.
I’m very happy to debut his latest single cover here for your enjoyment! If you have been keeping up with Connor on this site, you’re going to be amazed at his brand new sound in this cover of “Anymore by: Travis Tritt!
In my last update I announced that Connor and his good friend and singing partner Cortnie Frazier had won the opportunity to audition for Simon Crowell’s new reality singing competition show X-Factor.
While I wish I could tell you that we will be seeing Connor perform this fall, he and Cortnie were not selected to go further in the competition. Regardless of this decision for this year, these two fine young singers not only enjoyed a wonderful experience, but also were benefited by some terrific local media attention prior to their audition for the show.