JANANI is an Alternative Rock band from Orlando, Florida. The band was formed by J Vaidyanathan and Erick Campos in early 2010 and now consists of four members including it's two original members, as well as Nathan Hockett and Anthony Aliseo. In early 2014, JANANI released their very first extended play titled, “Three Step System EP.” The Three Step System EP was produced by Brett Hestla, former touring member of Creed. The EP spawned moderate success for the band, most notably with their hit song, “Drown Me Out.”
A year later, JANANI released their hit single, “Run (Pick Up The Gun)”. Shortly after it's release, the single won the Akademia Award for Best Alternative Rock song. ExposedVocals.com wrote, “[Run (Pick Up The Gun)'s] killer chorus latches itself in your memory after the first listen. It's a well-crafted song that acts as a wonderful homage to the classic rock sound but also just a good piece of songwriting in itself.” Their music has been heard on radio stations such as CKCU 93.1 FM in Ottawa, Canada, KISS 104.7 FM and Orlando's own XL 106.7 FM. It has also been featured in DIRECTTV's documentary, Gone Until December.
From over two-hundred competing bands, JANANI was selected to compete in the top 8 for the Hard Rock Rising Orlando competition, where they performed in front of a panel of judges including Chris Kirkpatrick of NSYNC in 2015. They also walked away as one of five bands selected to be a Hard Rock Energy Ambassador that same year. JANANI is set to release their latest single, “First To Fall”, on February 3rd, 2017 and is currently in the studio recording their first album.