Jana is a classically trained musician with a wide spectrum of genres. In her native Slovakia she was a member of ‘Persona Grata’ – a band, that was invited to perform at ‘Progressive Nation at Sea 2014’ in Miami, organised by Mike Portnoy (Dream Theatre). In the same year, she moved to London and started writing her own songs.
‘Jana & The Lanterns’ is an eclectic musical experience. Inspiration for this project came from Sting’s music, 70’s folk-rock greats, country and classical – a mix that creates a unique ‘Lanterns’ style. They performed at London’s leading venues like The Troubadour, Mau Mau Bar, PizzaExpress Live and The Hospital Club (opening for Gypsyfingers).
Jana draws inspiration from personal events in her life and poetry. Catchy folk-rock choruses mixed with unexpected harmonies. Just when you think you know where the song will take you, she suddenly changes course. The band is currently in the studio working on their debut EP, expecting a release in 2019.