SongVault Artist Profile
Pennsylvania, United States
Rock / World Pop
Tiffany was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA on October 25, 1980. She is the oldest of four children (all girls). She got her earliest influences in music from her grandparents who were both musicians. Throughout the years, she picked up several musical instruments including the piano, violin, accoustic guitar, and accordian. She would always spend hours as a child listening to music and singing in her room. She began studying dance at the age of three (tap and ballet; she picked up jazz dance at the age of 7) with Kathy Burke (niece of famed dancer/actor, Gene Kelly) and continued to study throughout school and into college (later picking up modern dance, lyrical dance, and hip hop dance).
At age 11, she had to sing a solo for a tap number she was doing for a dance recital. Most who heard her sing for the first time where genuinly impressed and suggested to her mother to enroll Tiffany in vocal lessons. Tiffany began her voice lessons at the age of 12 and performed in several vocal recitals, concerts, and choirs. She also began persuing another passion of hers which was musical theatre. At age 13, she attended the Encore Music Camp of Pennsylvania at Wilkes University located in Wilkes-Barre, PA for a full summer where she majored in Musica Theatre. She greatly enjoyed the classes which consisted of musical repretoire classes, solfegio classes, vocal theory classes, acting while singing, and acting classes. She enjoyed performing in the camp's productions even more which included an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical revue and a shakespearean play. She continued to study at Wilkes University throughout the school year at Wilkes Community Conservatory, the fall and winter version of 'Encore.' That included acting classes, private voice lessons, concert choir, and a musical theatre class all geared toward high school students. She studied voice with accomplished opera vocalist, Eileen Hanisch. She also had some music studies with Alan Baker and Sue Kelly. Along with performing with the Conservatory, she began performing in local and regional theatre companies including the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, and The Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre including the much sought after role of Tuptim in 'The King and I.' Other productions included Oklahoma, Me and My Girl, and Jesus Christ Superstar. She also had opera roles: Betty Parris in 'The Crucible,' and Third Spirit in Mozart's 'The Magic Flute.' The summer before her senior year of high school, she attended the prestigious pre-college program at Carnegie Mellon Universtiy in Pittsburgh, PA where she majored in Musical Theatre. After graduating high school in June of 1998, she moved with her family to Pittsburgh, PA. That fall, she attended Seton Hill University and majored in musical theatre. She quickly got involved with the Pittsburgh theatre scene. After she finished filming a role for a local horror film, she returned to theatre. She auditioned for a new production entitled Whispers Want to Holler at the Kuntu Repretory Theatre, a multicultural theatre group. She won the titled of the Free Style Jazz Singer. This role presented Tiffany with the challenge of singing in a style different than what she had been trained to do, but she took it head on. She ended up being a part of the world premiere of Whispers Want to Holler. After that, she won the role of Brenda in the play Lovers and Other Strangers with Stage Right. During production for Lovers, she auditioned for the Old Schoolhouse Players upcoming production of Fiddler on the Roof. Once again, she won a much coveted role; the part of Hodel , Tevye's second daughter. After Fiddler wrapped, she continued to do theatre roles including Kiss of the Spider Woman, Ed Wood Slept Here and Falsettos. She also became involved with children's theatre at The Gemini Theatre. She found herself wanting to fullfill a longtime childhood dream of hers. She ended up communicating with Jason English who she met on the set of the horror film. Jason was a film composer and had played in bands for 23 years since age 14. Jason had been interested in using Tiffany's operatic vocals in some film scores, but instead they began to work on music which would later become music for her debut album. They recorded much of the album on there home studio equipment self producing sometimes with the help of friends and musicians, Mark Kapsha and Michael Jantho. Toward the end of recording the album, they met Rowan Poole of the internationally acclaimed prog rock band, Persephone's Dream. They ended up recording the last three tracks at Rowen's studio, StarGlider Studios. Tiffany's debut album ' Poet', was released on February 26, 2008. She recently wrapped up her 2008 'Poet' Tour and is booking for a 2009 Tour. She also returns to the studio soon to begin recording her second album.
Tiffany Apan- lyrics,vocals, keyboards
Jason English-music composition, lyrics, background vocals, lead guitar, keyboards, bass (studio), drum machine (studio)
Augustus (laptop)-provides drums and bass in live shows.
IN STUDIO- Csaba Domos on live drums
'Porcelain Doll' EP (out of print)-released Feb 2007
'Ghost' single-released June 2007
'Poet' LP (debut album)-released Feb 2008
Radio play on over 40 stations worlwide:
Deadpit Radio (US), GMS Radio (US), Nocturne UK (England), Faery Voices (US), M2Live Radio (US), Sonic Cathedral (US), Prog Cafe's The Burn Radio 'Heavenly Hell' show (Norway), Radio Phoniex (Wales/Northern Ireland), The Nobodies Cure (US), KenyonMusic (US), MIXXSTUDIOS Radio (US), Oxbow Free Radio (US), Nature Enter Me! Radio (US), Letters to the Dead (US), Station Mu (US), Jambalaya Gumbo Groupings (US), Karma Caffe (US), Unique (Germany), The Monkey58 Random Radio (US), Another Great Station (Norway), Danzig2008 (US), Ocean eMotion Radio (US), Kat Radio (US), Radio Darkness (US), Spectre (US), Sweet Notes (US), The Beat.fm (US), WVUR-'Neo Classical Shred Show' (US), The SoupyGato (US), Revolution 91.7-The Catacombs (US), Lights Out Radio (US), Wykkyd Bru Radio (US), Recluse Radio (US), WBRC Bates College Radio (US) , MySpace Podcast (US), Rough Edge Radio Podcast (US), Radio Artistopia, Celtic Myth Podshow (UK), Bella-Rockstars Glued (US), Spooks R US Radio Talk Show (US), The Cool Tunes (US), Halloween (US), KIAC AMBIENT TOP 25 Radio (US)
Songs available for streaming on myspace, numberonemusic, airplay direct, artistopia, mtraks, mp3lizard, to name a few areas on the internet.
Appeared on the following compilation CDs:
~Crawling Tunes volume 4 (Crawling Tunes Magazine in Germany)
~Catz n Claws (Fireworks Magazine in The UK)
~La Femme Electrique (upcoming 'various artists' CD)
First music video for song "Run Away and Hide" released December 13, 2008:
IndiMusic TV (New York, NY)
Music Corner TV (Croatia)
The Jay Rossi Project (Cleveland, OH)