Quoted from her website, http://janellesadler.com/
"Janelle Sadler was born loving music. Her Father, a public school teacher, and her mother, a bookstore owner, encouraged her as much as they could. Being the middle child of three siblings, Janelle was rather shy, but music brought out her stage-loving side
Picking up the guitar in her teens, she soon started performing in churches, coffeehouses, high school choir concerts, and anywhere else that was available for a young singer. Her early influences were Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Atlanta’s Mother’s Finest, and Chaka Khan. During a stint in college, she found real paying gigs entertaining the tourists in the beach clubs and never looked back. “Once I figured I could support myself doing what I loved, it became my obsession!” she says.
After years of singing everything from jazz to heavy metal, she twice won the award for Tampa Bay’s “Best Female Vocalist.” With these awards and the surprise landing of a background singing gig with Donny Osmond, she finally found the courage to move to Los Angeles in the summer of ’91 where she’s worked professionally ever since.
Janelle has sung leads on TV themes for “Brothers And Sisters” and “Smallville,” and has toured the world singing backups behind mega talent Natalie Cole and many others.
“Los Angeles taught me that even though the world is filled with incredible musicians, there will always be a place for me if I hold true to myself and stay prepared,” Janelle explains. “The minute you quit dreaming and creating musical goals to work toward, you’re done. I’m sorry world, but I’m never going to stop!”"