Tiffany, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and former teen icon. She is most notable for her 1987 cover of “I Think We’re Alone Now”. She is back, in Brighton with new songs and a full rock band,
TIFFANY – LOUT promotions at Concorde 2 01/08.
Tiffany Darwish, simply known as Tiffany, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and former teen icon. She is most notable for her 1987 cover of “I Think We’re Alone Now,” a song originally recorded by Tommy James and the Shondells. Released as the second single from her eponymous album, Tiffany, the song quickly became a teen anthem. Thanks to an original mall tour, of which I remember seeing clips “The Beautiful You: Celebrating The Good Life Shopping Mall Tour ’87”, Tiffany found commercial success with both the single and the album. The single reached number 1 in the UK charts and stayed there for 3 weeks. The singles “Could’ve Been” and “I Saw Him Standing There” reached chart positions 4 and 8 respectively.
After two massively successful albums and world tours, and at the age 21 her priorities shifted, but now she is back! I have to say, gone are the tones and sounds you may have got used to. What we have with Tiffany is a seriously good rock and roll band. Two guitars, bass, keys and drums and then the lady herself up front. She has career spanning more than 30 years and still has a fair sized fan base, and Brighton clearly has a good number of fans as they turned up to see Tiffany at Concorde 2.
We had a great set, clearly put together to showcase the new material, but also a retrospective look back over her career. The band hit the stage and fired up, and it wasn’t long before Tiffany joined them, a huge smile on her face as the rapturous applause rose up to greet her.
Worlds Away, from the new album set the tone for the proceedings. A brave step as it is so new, but she obviously knows a good tune and she was right. The crowd reacted to the strong vocals, a massive drum sound and some big electric guitar riffs from those two guitarists. This was not what I expected and showed a side to Tiffany people, myself included, might not have seen before or remembered.
A slideshow of the top band – Thanks to Cody Waggett for the band details:
Cody Waggett- drums
Mark Alberici- guitar
Oliver Alberici- guitar
Jake Barr- bass
Tony Castillo- keys
We then had Feels Like A Storm, this was another floor shaker from that new album filled with gutsy guitars and some soaring vocals. We then had a terrific bouncing track Beautiful and that was chased up with an almost 80’s sounding rocker The Fall. What a way to start a gig, these songs were just a perfect way to start off the evening. What was good to hear was a bit of chat from Tiffany between some of the songs, some history, what she has been doing and of course some insights to the new album. Some of these chats were heartfelt and warm and interspersed with humour, put it all together and you get a perfect mix.
Things got a little quieter for just a short while. She settled on the edge of the stage sitting, chatting and just engaging with everyone around her for a keys and Tiffany only for Hey There and All This Time.
Could’ve Been was up next, and that’s one of my favourites from back in the day. Beautifully delivered. And we were back on with a new song Starting Over. The title track of the album was up with Pieces of Me, another outstanding song. This damn fine set was motoring along at full tilt, anticipation filled the venue waiting for that song.
The band counted in and launched into a blistering rendition of I Saw Her Standing There. This was a big record for Tiffany, but this sounded different, up to date and loud! Awesome.
And then….. the intro and Tiffany introduced the song “that started it all” – I Think We’re Alone Now. The crowd had danced furiously for the Beatles cover, now the crowd had been whipped into a frenzy – singing, dancing, waving and a wealth of mobile phones going up to capture this song. The song ended and you could see the joy of Tiffanys face from the performance. One more song and that was it! Show over.
Just a short clip with Tiffany and her seriously good band behind her. They kicked it!
That was a 70 minutes joyride of nostalgia and top new tunes from Tiffany and her band. She had just recently played at the Lets Rock festival in London. She has a few more dates lined up around the world. If she comes back to the UK, well just go see her play.
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This was an evening put on by LOUT Promotions.
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