A music enthusiast at heart with an aptitude for creative arts, Janice Yap has been involved in numerous stage performances ranging from singing, dancing to acting from a tender age of 4.
A gifted musician, Janice intertwines melodious rifts from her guitar, piano & electronic beats with meaningful self-composed lyrics. Her compositions took top honours in a variety of songwriting and music competitions such as the Malaysian Annual Battle of the Bands and the Malaysia Revival Songwriting Competition by winning the “Best Original Song Composition” in the years 2005 and 2006 respectively.
She then succeeded lead roles in various dramas and award-winning musicals, including ‘Broken Bridges’, directed by Joe Hasham, demonstrating her skills in both singing and acting. Consequently, she was acknowledged by Malaysia’s BOH Cameronian Arts Awards as a performer with the “Best Solo Performance - Vocals” in the year 2007.
While also a dance choreographer for local artistes and concerts with attendances ranging in the thousands, as well as a TV presenter for Malaysia’s Urban Channel, 8TV, at that time, it was these acknowledgments of her raw talent in music that drove Janice to embark on a musical journey in London for two years.
A graduate from London’s Institute of Contemporary Music Performance and Australia’s Curtin University of Technology, with a Bachelor’s degree in Arts, Janice is a natural performer, having fronted the energetic “Blues Force”, a band that rocked various hot spots & Music Festivals in Central London, including Spice of Life, Jazz After Dark & The Blues Bar. Janice was also a key singer for the gospel choir, London’s Mount of Olives, while performing as a solo artiste in other reputable music venues including London’s Troy Bar, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club & Raffles Club.
Today, fronting her band, “Janice and the Supertank”, she has been featured in every local TV Station for her band and solo efforts, and is frequently invited to perform at the highly regarded, Hard Rock Penang. She is also a vocal coach for various Performing Arts Schools, with the passion and ability to unlock a person's true vocal potential. A sought-after vocal coach, Janice is particularly known for her ability to withstand long grueling hours of teaching, while doing endless hours of recording and gigging. Relentless with music, Janice performs regularly with other Jazz and Pop musicians, for both big-scaled and more intimate events, while hosting only selected events.
An all-round entertainer with a quirky personality, here is a lady who's ready to take things up not one, but a few notches.