"I don't sing because I'm happy; I'm happy because I sing."
Father of American Psychology
As a stage performer and vocalist, Janet specialises in vintage music, regularly performing the great songs from the 1920s to 1960s. Her unique musicality and vocals allow her to always be in her element with such diverse musical genres as the American Songbook Standards, Broadway Show Tunes, Operatic Arias, Art Songs and even the Bossa Nova and Shanghai Jazz. Coupled with her flair for languages, Janet is also able to sing the songs of various cultures in their native tongue with ease, frequently offering audiences the best of all worlds.
As a theatre performer, Janet has appeared in landmark stage productions as Lulu in "I Have A Date With Spring" and Yin Xin in "Butterfly Lovers" by Dama Orchestra, as The Little Mermaid in PAN Productions' "Always In Wonderland? The Musical", "M! The Opera" by Saidah Rastam, "The Magic Flute Concert" by KLPac, and "The Merry Widow" by Lyric Opera Malaysia. She was also part of PAN Productions' "The Wizard Of Oz", "In Perfect Harmony — A Malaysian Musical Journey" by Dama Orchestra, "Tosca" by Lyric Opera Malaysia, "Turandot" by Penang Arts Council, "Pygmalion The Musical" by KLPac, "Broadway Parodies Lagi Lah!" by Actors Studio Theatre, and Nick Choo's workshop production of "The Edge The Musical" as Deanna. Janet has also appeared on film projects such as "The Last Communist" by Amir Muhammad and "Red Street Diner" by Fergus Ong.
Janet is also a consummate cabaret performer featuring her unique brand of repertoire — the delicate and lyrical Popular Mandarin Music of 1920s -1950s, combined with the old-school romanticism of American songbook show tunes. In 2012, she conceptualised and successfully presented "The Shanghai Jazz Songbook Tour" series with jazz pianist and arranger Hin Ee Jeng, performing to full houses at various venues. In 2013, Janet collaborated with renowned jazz pianist and composer Tay Cher Siang, to create a new show titled "Shanghai Jazz Redefined" for an international audience at the 7th Kinabalu Jazz Festival.
Janet has been heard performing in Bangkok, Perth, Phnom Penh, Penang, Kuantan, Melaka, Ipoh, Johor, Kuching, Kuala Lumpur, Seremban, Sabah and Singapore; and at various halls such as Istana Budaya, KLPac, Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, KLCC, Actors Studio Theatre (Bangsar & Lot 10), Genting International Showroom, Genting Arena of Stars, Chin Woo Stadium, Chinese Assembly Hall, Dewan Sri Penang and His Majesty's Theatre (Perth, Australia).
Janet received the Trinity College of London's Outstanding Achiever's Award and earned a Distinction in the Trinity College of London's Performer's Certificate exams. She currently trains with accomplished Soprano, Cecilia Yap.
Janet is currently working on her debut album.