Tiffany Apan is an award-winning Symphonic Celtic Folk Rock artist and author of Dark Romantic Fantasy Fiction inspired by history, mythology, ancient texts, and lore. In the thick forests of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Tiffany started honing her musical and artistic abilities with the help of her musician grandparents. She was taught guitar, violin, and accordion before taking up classical piano at age 9. Her interest in history and mythology also began when she was quite young as she was the only one in her fifth grade writing class obsessed with Vikings and Norwegian sea legends to the point of writing poems about them.
Tiffany was also highly active in other parts of the artistic community, starting dance lessons at age 3 (ballet, and later tap, jazz, and hip hop) and formal classical voice training at age 12. In addition, she appeared in numerous musical theater and operatic productions. Then upon moving to Pittsburgh (Southwestern, PA) in her college years, she landed supporting roles in indie films and started writing what would later be her 2008 debut album, Poet.
In 2008 and into 2009, Poet enjoyed much success, receiving enthusiastic response from music fans and critics alike. Ray Dorsey of Ray’s Realm called Poet “one of 2008’s best albums”. Others have referred to Tiffany’s sound as music of a high standard, commenting on phenomenal classically trained vocals. Her music has also been featured on several compilation albums, in film, and in 2010, the music video for her adaptation of the traditional song, “Scarborough Fair” won first place in the Music Video category at the International Indie Gathering Film Festival. Then in 2012, her writing received recognition when her screenplay, Driving Nowhere won Best Horror Short Script at the same festival.
Since then, she has released EPs and singles, acted in film and theatrical productions (favorite roles include Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof, Sally in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and Maria in The Sound of Music) while planning her next musical project titled, Antiquity, which will involve gothic and Celtic symphonic metal songs inspired by her Dark Romance Fantasy series, The Birthrite. In 2015, she started honing her passion for history by involving herself in the living history and reenactment world and met her current 18th century bandmates, Wayward Companions, when they came to a living history museum tavern night at which she was entertaining and singing tavern songs (alone!), something that made her a rather popular staple at such events. Shortly thereafter, she joined Wayward Companions as a vocalist and percussionist, and became part of the Pittsburgh Historical Music Society’s Orchestra, serving as a vocalist and stand-in percussionist. Outside interests include fitness, holistic health, antiquing, and making her home look like a vintage/antiquity paradise.
Through music and writing, she enjoys merging the past with the present and is looking forward to releasing new music as an individual artist and with Wayward Companions in 2018.