London born guitarist and producer Tal Janes grew up making and writing music with his siblings throughout his teens. Teaching himself the guitar by imitating music from his parent's record collection, including Jimi Hendrix, John Martyn and James Brown, music quickly became a part of everyday life and a means of expression. Eager to learn more, Tal went on to study Jazz at Middlesex University, followed by a Masters at the Royal Academy of Music. These years laid the foundations for his career, making longstanding friendships and connections.
Known for his sensitive approach and eclectic taste in music, his playing has led him to perform, tour & record with some of Londons most exciting artists such as; Jordan Rakei, Nubiyan Twist, Zara McFarlane, Coco Mbassi, The House & Garage Orchestra, SEED Ensemble and many others. Favouring the family dynamic, Tal has been part of a handful of close-knit bands playing original music which has been a chance for growth and meaningful relationships to mature, which are: Maria Chiara Argirò Group, Waaju, Amira Kheir, ETC ETC and his own band Bahla.
Often being heavily involved in the mixing, arranging and recording stages of albums he had worked on as a guitarist, his keen ear and vision for music beyond his own instrument has led him to work as a producer. Initially recognised for his songwriting, production and engineering skills for his band Bahla, co-led by long time collaborator Joseph Costi, he now works with a number of artists from his studio in Tottenham, North London.
Tal is also a passionate educator who has guest lectured at Leeds College of Music and has a small number of regular private students.