By PETERSON GONZAGA
Front Row Features
HOLLYWOOD—Hailing from Australia, the Janoskians (an acronym for Just Another Name Of Silly Kids) have been know for their clips on YouTube as pranksters and comedians. The boys—Beau Brooks, Jai Brooks, Luke Brooks, Daniel Sahyounie and James Yammouni— are now a music act. Although they have the looks of a boy band, don’t call them that as they state they are first and foremost pranksters. Even their current tour is dubbed Not A Boy Band Tour.
Their popularity and possibility as a new music act came to fruition as Sony Music Australia signed the Janoskians to a record deal in 2012. Their first single was “Set This World On Fire.” They have also recently signed up with Jay Sean’s new entertainment company Kamouflage Entertainment with business associates Jeremy Skaller and Thara Prashad.
The boys admit they don’t sing well or dance great but they don’t make any excuses for it. The public has overlooked that fact as their fans have embraced their realness as they delve into the music scene. The support was evident during their recent sold out show at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, Calif. Fans lined the venue at least three hours in advance of the doors opening.
“Starting off as YouTube pranksters, we could’ve never dreamed of not only releasing a single through a big company like Sony, but topping in the charts, said Beau Brooks. “It’s a great achievement and we’re just happy our fans could enjoy our music just as much as we do.”
When asked by Chris Trondsen of Pacific Rim Video if it’s a big deal to sell out the House of Blues, they were surprised. Luke Brooks explains, “Our support act said it is kind of a big deal to sell out the House of Blues that’s when I thought that “Wow, we did that?”‘
“People are saying you know you’ve made it when you sell out the House of Blues. I didn’t know how big it was. I thought it was just a name,” added Beau Brooks.
As they wind up their tour in America, the next single to be release is “Best Friend.”