Take Evanescence, Epica, and Lacuna Coil and add a bit of Sarah Brightman, Nightwish, Loreena McKennit, Lana Lane, Enya, and Kate Bush to the mix and you've got the sounds of Tiffany Apan's debut album, "Poet". The classically trained singer sings in over folk with some new age, world, classical, and goth blended in. If you are looking for something a little different from what's out there, you may want to check this one out.
Tiffany had been exposed to music since she was a child learning from her musician grandparents the guitar, violin, and accordian. She would take up classical piano at age 9.
She began formal classical vocal training at age 12 and appeared in numerous musical theatre and operatic productions throughout the years. Her real turning point as a vocalist, however, was having the opportunity of portraying the role of a Free Style Jazz Singer in the world premiere of Marta Effinger’s “Whispers Want to Holler” where she was also coached by Billy Harper who had written the musical score for the production.
Her is music is an eclectic blend of rock (progressive/alternative/metal), classical, folk, world, new age, gothic, ambient and touches of pop, soul, jazz and r&b.; Her 2008 debut album, Poet combines all these styles of music and has received enthusiastic responses from music fans and even garnered some critical acclaim.
She has been featured on up to 8 compilation CDs to date ranging from progressive rock to goth to dance/club compilations; in 2009 she was an American Finalist in The Best New Song in the World Contest with her acapella song, “Lost Little Girl” which was released as a digital single on June 1, 2010 and a music video in the works.
In 2010, Tiffany’s song “Ghost” was selected as the official song for the PASTIntel Paranormal Research Group. Her music video for “Scarborough Fair” off of “Poet” was a winner in the “Other” Music Video Category at the 2010 Indie Gathering in Cleveland, OH in the United States. Songs from POET (“Warrior” and “Whispers”) were also selected to appear on the soundtrack to the indie film, “The Girl” (in which Tiffany also plays the role of Kara) on which Samantha Newark (the singer/actress who voice the character Jem in the 80s cartoon, “Jem and the Holograms”) also appears musically.
“Poet” is available at all major digital outlets (iTunes, Napster, etc) as well as at CDBaby, Amazon, and Shinto Records.
She is currently working on her follow up to Poet titled Elements. Tracks on Elements will include “Heart Song,” “City of Gold (Children of the Sun),” “Siuil A Run,” “Poseidon,” and “Walking Distance.”
Early 2011 will bring the digital re-release of the "Ghost EP" and "Heart Song: The Living Room Sessions EP."