Janson began his musical career as a bass guitarist in October 2004, performing across the country with rock and metal acts such as ‘Riot Club’ and the Pantera tribute, ‘Reinventing the Trendkill’. However, it wasn’t until September 2012 when Janson began playing keyboards for ‘Awake by Design’ and with only six years of ‘on and off’ knowledge as a keyboard/piano player, Janson excelled at grasping the soaring, yet elegant melodies that the music of ‘Awake by Design’ had to offer. Throughout his two years as ‘master of the keys’, Janson has covered obstacles he once believed unachievable, leaving him only to wonder what endeavors await for him and ‘Awake by Design’ in the future.
Name: Janson Anthony Sissons
Hometown: Moxley, Wednesbury.
Equipment: Roland Juno Di, Roland FA 08
Top Bands: Kiss, Iron Maiden, Nightwish, Opeth, Kamelot, Symphony X, Yes, Genesis, Led Zeppelin
Top Albums: Close to the Edge – Yes. Epicus Doomicus Metallicus – Candlemass. Silverthorn – Kamelot.
Top Songs: Close to the Edge – Yes, And you and I – Yes. Communion and the Oracle – Symphony X
Favourite Food: Chicken, Bacon, Chicken, Chocolate, Chicken, Gammon…Did I mention chicken?
Favourite Drink: Coffee, Hobgoblin and Monster
Favourite Films/TV: Family guy, American Dad, Supernatural, Game of Thrones and Vikings, The Lord of the Rings 1-3
Best ABD Moment: Playing Bloodstock