Tiffany Madadian

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Tiffany Madadian

Our night started off in Hollywood at Hemingway’s Lounge around 9:30pm on Tuesday April 1st. By 10pm the place was pretty packed and buzzing. By 10:30pm there was barely any moving room.

get-attachment.aspxI was there to check out Tiffany Madadian, Los Angeles native and talented singer/songwriter. This would be my second time seeing Tiffany. The first, if you follow our reviews, was a few years ago at her House of Blues show where I was absolutely blown away that an unsigned, unknown young girl had packed the place on a Friday night. This time around was not that different from my first experience.

When Tiffany hit the stage, my eyes and the eyes of everyone in that room didn’t leave the stage until she got off. She has an undeniable magnetic vibe about her, you want to hear what she has to say, watch what she does, you want to trust her. Her 30 minute set was interesting, it was storytelling in her own way, it was feminine yet aggressive, but most of all, honest. Her voice was still as I remember it, big for a small girl and beautifully emotional, maybe more emotional than last time I saw her. Seems she has lived some life since then which is expected for someone in their early 20’s. I was thoroughly impressed yet again with this young lady. Talented, fresh, cool, and growing up quite nicely.

Though I did not get a chance to meet her, she was extremely hard to reach after her set with people wanting a moment to talk to her and take a picture with her, (again, quite strange for someone so under the radar), I did get some scoop on what she has been up to from a close family friend. It seems she has been living and documenting. As I listened to the friend tell me stories I realized that Tiffany was the young girl that could have been the biggest pop star in the world at 18. Why didn’t she choose that route? I’ll have to ask her that myself one day but it seems she had a strategic plan with her career and it looks like she is on her way, slowly but surely to getting the career she has always wanted.

One of the highlights of my night was when she broke into a Britney Spears cover. Sounds fun right? It was. Although probably not the way you’re thinking a Britney cover would sound. It was a mellow, haunting, “I Put A Spell On You” version of “Toxic” that I would never expect to hear. My favorite moment though came during the last song of her set. “Open Up The Door” was done differently than what is on her record. She sang the first verse alone with the accompaniment of her lead guitarist Claudio Tristano, before breaking into the original arrangement with the full band. This seems to be her “signature song” because it got the kids in the front singing and dancing like they were hearing their favorite record. I also remember this was the last song of her set back at the House of Blues show that I saw a few years back. I guess her fans have pegged this as their favorite if she closes all her shows with it.

I predict a nice future for Tiffany. There is a market for her and I can’t wait to see what happens when she fills that gap in the industry. Young girls need a pop singer of Gwen Stefani proportions to look up to. No more choreographed dance moves and gimmicks, just honest pop songs like that of Pink, Alanis Morissette, Pat Benatar. I very much look forward to seeing what she does next. From what I’ve been told, she has been writing since the end of 2013 and has a few projects in the works. I, like her eager fan base am awaiting her next move. Seems the world is her oyster at this moment, I’m curious to see what she does with her potential. Whatever it is, I think she will appeal to the masses and it’ll be something we’ll all be talking about.

Review by Mark Kelly
Photos by Manrique Photos