John Amar
Gig Seeker Pro

John Amar

Houston, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF

Houston, Texas, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2012
Solo Pop EDM




"John Amar is rising star in music"

John Amar continues to climb that proverbial ladder of success.

After nearly two years of work, the Rosenberg native has released his first full-length album, “The Sweet Spot,” on iTunes and Spotify. It’s also available for download on

Amar worked with engineer and co-producer Todd Macek at Barron Studios in Houston to make the 10-song album a reality.

Called a piano-driven “electro-pop” effort, “The Sweet Spot” follows Amar’s “Down Tonight EP,” which was released a couple of years ago.

“It’s much more representative of the sound I’ve always envisioned for my music,” Amar previously told the Herald while working on the album.

Although Amar has been writing songs for years, bringing together his songs wasn’t always smooth.

“‘Ecstasy’ was one of the most exciting songs to write and produce,” he said. “Lyrically, it was some of the most detailed writing I’d done to that point.

“I wrote pages of crossed out and rewritten lyrics in my notebook before finally getting it right.”

Amar — the son of Bob and Lucia Alanis — was 7 years old when he started playing the piano and 9 years old when he began to sing.

By age 10 he joined a local boys choir and toured Washington, D.C., Canada and Italy. Then when he entered high school, he spent his freshman year at Lamar Consolidated High School before being accepted into Houston’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.

Following high school, he attended the Chicago College of Performing Arts to study classic piano, which is where he began writing music.

After graduating in 2009, Amar attended the Austin Live Music Academy where he completed the program focusing on music business, performance, song writing and recording in 2013.

To hear streaming songs from “The Sweet Spot,” visit - Marquita Griffin

"Let's Get Crazy: The Best of the Week"

A Houston native, Amar has a kind of pop meets EDM sound, mixed with almost hip hop type vocals. - David Garrick, Free Press Houston

"Kings of Leon head to The Woodlands"

John Amar: A hodgepodge of sounds, from classical piano to pop to synth to experimental electro. - Joey Guerra, Houston Chronicle


Down Tonight EP (2012)

The Sweet Spot (2014)



Hi, my name's John Amar. My background lies mainly in the classical music realm. I began taking piano lessons at age 7, then began singing at age 9. I continued my studies at The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts ('07-'09), attended The Chicago College of Performing Arts ('09-'12), and Austin Live Music Academy ('12-'13). In 2010, I began writing songs regularly. After I had enough songs under my belt, I began recording at Barron Studios (Houston, TX) in 2011. Digital releases include "Down Tonight EP" (2012) and "The Sweet Spot" (2014).

Band Members