Janove Ottesen (born 1975, born Jan Ove Ottesen) is a Norwegian musician, born in Bryne, Rogaland. Norway. He specializes in vocals, guitar and barrels. Ottesen gave up his military training for the sake of his beloved pump organ. Janove is behind many of Kaizers Orchestra's songs. The energy he displays during shows has helped Kaizers Orchestra earn the reputation of being a good live band. Janove is always busy writing material for Kaizers Orchestra as well as for solo film projects and for his solo music career. He has released albums and EPs every year since the year 2000. He is married, and has two children.