Her bio is written in diary form:
My name is Tatiana, and I’m a singer-songwriter. When it’s late, and I realize that there is truly nothing or no one around to save me but myself, I pick up my guitar. I pour everything into the music, and as cliche as that sounds, it really does make everything all better. Music is my best friend.
I grew up in North Jersey (first Clifton then Wayne) and I started singing when I was 10. I always knew I wanted to perform.
I loved words, and grew up listening to Phantom of the Opera, Cat Stevens, Carly Simon, Bob Dylan, and Madonna. Even though I wasn’t the coolest kid on the block, when I went to Poland (which I did every summer since I was 5), I was a rock star. One time, I was at camp, people literally crowded around the cabin chanting, “We want the American girl! We want the American girl!” Yes, I had my own friggin band o’ groupies.
Back in NJ, my social life blossomed. I kept performing in the school choir and musicals, and I took guitar lessons. I listened to Nirvana, Bob Dylan, Guns and Roses, Fiona Apple, Jewel, Alanis Morissette, the Indigo Girls, Beatles, Doors, and Janis. I rocked out at Phish, NIN and Pink Floyd concerts.
At Berklee College of Music, I studied jazz vocals and music business. After I graduated, I returned to NYC, where I immediately began working in some of the top recording studios, using my music business background. Really, I just wanted a place to figure out where I was headed, and a studio was still a more creative place than a label job.
That’s where I fell in love twice, with mixed results. The bad romance left me heartbroken, but with the record as my motivator, my escape from the sadness, I completely finished my first album. It is my sparkling indie debut of 12 songs, “Tatiana” written, sung, and produced by yours truly.
Nowadays, I find myself with an even stronger conviction that music is the right path. I am an active member of the Liberty movement, and have had wonderful opportunities to perform and meet inspiring people from all different backgrounds. I see a light of hope for us all, and I feel closer to my fellow man than ever. I find myself able to do something I have always dreamed: mix my love of humanity, my desire to make the world a better place, and my music into one.
I’ve said this before, but music is the one sure way I can turn anything horrible into something of beauty. The control I have over at least that one thing gives me peace and a sense of purpose. I love knowing that others can share in this – it’s a brief but true solution to loneliness, heartache, and all that. It can also be a great motivator, and bring about great change. Now after a few sad years, I finally can write some happy and hopeful songs…life is a roller coaster I guess and I am so grateful to be on it!
Whatever people think of me (and I know the Liberty movement for some strange reason can be a source of division- something I plan to fix!), I am very happy with where I am in life. I feel good knowing that I am working toward something positive, and getting to use music as a vehicle for that is an added bonus. I know that with my ’67 Gibson acoustic guitar and my hopeful heart, the world of possibilities is wide open
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Peace, Love, and Liberty,
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