Bio

“It sounds like: Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, Bryan Adams…” Petr Korál – Muzikus Magazine

“Jan, you rule”: Eric Martin (Mr.Big)

Musician and singer, songwriter. Audience could recognize him at his age 20 as the youngest member of musical Hair, top ten finalist of several country-wide competitions and later in his 23 on TV with his first-released original song and as a versatile singer from belcanto to rock and roll, at some revival acts or solo. Years later, he’s returned to his pop rock roots, and released the pop-rock-country album Lost And Found, receiving good reviews first in Music Nashville, USA, Indies Islands USA, Slovakia and then home in Czech Republic. The album was supported by Czech musician legend Petr Janda (he appeared later as an opening act for legendary Peter Janda’ s band Olympic) and more, the former assistant of Freddie Mercury – Peter Freestone. Besides Czech Republic he’s performed so far in several European countries. In 2010 he received the Special Distinction of Jury for the song “Make A Wish” at the International Festival Carpathia in Poland. In 2011 he’s received 2nd position for interpretation and 3rd position for author song “So Little To Long For” and 1st position for author song “I Swear To You” in Prague final of Porta Competition and also was invited to perform as a guest of Int.festival Poland along with the Symphonic Orchestra, arranging his song “I Swear To You”. In 2013, he’s released 2nd album, live concert recording called “Live@Joe” containing some cover-versions, songs of “Lost And Found” album and some new songs. Album received very good acclaim in Rock’n’Pop magazine

Then, after almost 2 years of lonely work, finally the new album “Ženský kalendář – vol.I” came out. Intented for Czech market first, but containing 3 english versions, acclaiming very good reviews and several interviews.

In 2016 Jan received 1st place (performer) 2nd place (songwriter) in Prague’s final Porta contest. He scored 2nd place at the International festival Carpathia, containing 226 contestants of 16 countries. Then he received Special Jury Award in Porta folk-country competition finale for Vocal performance.

In fall 2016 the new single “Zadaná” (Many Times) came out with both Czech and English version.