When you ask the singer/songwriter Tiana, where she is from, she smiles and says, "Everywhere." Because of her father's job growing up, Tiana has moved over 25 times and lived in six different states, Canada, and Ukraine. From the pop of Los Angeles to the blues of New Orleans, Tiana’s music and life spans many different cultures and blends them into one soulful singer/songwriter. When fans hear Tiana they often compare her to Sarah McLachlan, Feist, Ingrid Michaelson and other groundbreaking artists, yet Tiana blends her influences in a way all her own.
After graduating from the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Tiana moved out to Southern California and settled in Seal Beach, CA. Tiana says, “I drove cross country by myself and I’m going to live by the ocean!”
With years of performing, writing, and producing under her belt, Tiana Star teamed up with The Judy Stakee company. Judy Stakee executively produced Tiana’s latest release. Tiana and Judy drew upon the talent of producers Bill Lefler (Ingrid Michaelson, Dashboard Confessional) and Justin Glasco (Jake Newton) to release Tiana’s EP “Room To Grow” in March 2010.
Since Tiana’s EP release in 2010, Tiana has gone on three national and regional tours with stops at libraries, colleges, café’s,TV and radio stations through Colorado, Utah, Arizona and California. Tiana has her music on local and national radio including commercial stations like 101.3 “The Coast” in San Luis Obispo, and community radio in CO like Grand Junction’s 88.1 KAFM and Paonia’s 93.1. Tiana is also on rotation on XM and Satellite radio as well as online stations globally.
2011 has brought new amazing opportunities for Tiana including starting the year showcasing at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. During Sundance Tiana performed on Park City TV, Park City Radio, and a special showcase at the Park City Library. Tiana’s spot on PCTV was also chosen as the featured performance and showcased on Park City’s website the next day. With contacts from Sundance Film Festival, Tiana has already scored and written her original song “My Ocean” for an upcoming film “One Way Ticket” which a preview of the movie and song can be viewed on Tiana’s youtube channel.
With numerous other upcoming TV and Film placements in the works. Tiana just had her song “I Am My Own” showcased on NBC’s Morning Show in San Diego March 2011. “I Am My Own” Is the song that Tiana wrote inspired by the charity ECPAT (End Child Prostitution and Trafficking). ECPAT is a global charity in over 70 countries and the largest one trying to end Human Slavery worldwide. They worked with Tiana to produce and release the song “I Am My Own” with proceeds from the song going to ECPAT. The international music video for “I Am My Own” is to be released May 2011 and put on all of ECPAT’s sites and to compete in music video competitions worldwide.
With all of this and more going on in Tiana Star’s life and musical career, she says “I am so blessed to get to make music that matters and to have such an awesome fan base that is also trying to make a difference for good in our world. There’s nothing more I could ask for from my music but to be inspired and help inspire others to do good.”
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