Tiffany Wood Wired 2 Sound Interview
Since Tiffani Wood was launched into the music industry with the reality television show Popstars and the band Bardot, a lot has changed since then! Tiffani is now a successful independent artist who has also performed in musical theatre and released a children's bestselling album.
For 2010 Tiffani has begun something totally new and different called Wired2Sound. The program is a new concept in the Australian Music Industry. Wired2Sound is a music industry based weekend training course for young aspiring singers who have a passion to succeed. Wired2Sound will help students follow their dreams and goals of being a star.
Wired2Sound takes place over a jam packed weekend which includes aspects of singing, song writing, performance, movement, styling, grooming and photo shoots. Wired2Sound also provides three hours of knowledgeable sessions with Idol guests and those from the music industry who can talk about what happened behind the scenes! Students receive a professionally touched up shot from their photo shoot and could be chosen to receive a recording studio prize or further photo shoot prizes or even the chance of a record label signing.
Wired2Sound aims to showcase the overall package of the music industry and make students understand what it means to be noticed! It is vital that the students realise they need to understand every part of the musical industry, allowing performers to polish their strengths and identify weaknesses. Hopefully the students from Wired2Sound will walk away with their name in lights
Interview with Tiffani Wood Question:
Can you explain what Wired 2 Sound is? Tiffani Wood
: Wired 2 Sound is a music industry master class for up and coming or established singers and singer/songwriters who want to learn from the best our Australian music industry has to offer. They are singers, song writers, stylists, photographers, hair stylists, dancers, idol finalists, So You Think You Can Dance finalists and so much more. To have all these amazing people in one place for students to learn from would be something usually money or the 'who you know' idea wouldn't be able to make happen. And we make it happen over a weekend.Question:
What was your inspiration to create Wired 2 Sound? Tiffani Wood
: I was sitting one day thinking back to my Bardot days and I thought wow if I never got into Bardot how would I even begin to think how to get discovered. I was like oh my lord there is nothing out there that teaches singers what the industry is REALLY like, what to expect and prepare them for etc so I contacted people I had met through my 10 years in the industry and asked if they would be interested in becoming a part of Wired 2 sound. It was my way of giving back from my experiences and the amazing opportunity I received 10 years ago.Question:
How will Wired 2 Sound run? Tiffani Wood
: It will run over a Saturday and Sunday in various towns across Australia starting from May 2010. We have a pretty tight schedule so that each student can get the most out of the experience.
It runs a little like this: Saturday :8.30am - 9 Introduction, 9-11 vocal coaching ,11-1 song writing ,1 - 1.30 lunch ,1.30- 2.30 HOUR OF POWER idol experience, 2.30-3.30 Hour Of Power special guest talk ,3.30- 3.45 break (2hours) 3.45 - 6.30 live performance work.
Sunday 8.30am - 9 introduction, 9-10 grooming ,10 -1 fashion and photography , 1-1.30 lunch, 1.30-3.30 movement , 3.30 - 3.45 break ,3.45- 4.45 Hour Of Power special guest performer, 5pm end. Question:
What hopes do you have for Wired 2 Sound? Tiffani Wood
: I'm hoping that we unearth a super star, that people love our classes so much that we're able to expand to even more regional places and be able to reach more and more people. I think it's a really important work shop for those who are serious about a singing career. There will be so many things spoken about and stories to be heard that you would never know unless this type of class was available. It really is one of its kind.Question:
Through Wired 2 Sound have you met any young stars-to-be? Tiffani Wood
: We haven't started the actual classes yet they start in May and then travel the country but we're hoping to find some singers with that X factor, unique singers who shine or song writers that can all make important contacts with our teachers. There's value in the course for everybody. Question:
Which Australian Idol guests are working with you on the Wired 2 Sound project? Tiffani Wood
: We have a special section called the hour of power Idol guest chat. Its where we have past idol top 10 finalists come and talk and or perform for an hour with lots of question and answer time. We thought it important that the students get all the tips and tricks and experiences of being on such a reality based music show and they give insight into what you need to be pre pared for. We have top 10 finalists like Amali Ward, Mark Da Costa, Lee Harding, Marty Worrall, Chanel Cole and even Luke Dickens a 2008 runner-up and still locking in many more as I type.Question:
Since Bardot, you have become a successful independent artist- how has your career changed since Popstars?Tiffani Wood
: It's very different now as that was 10 years ago that Bardot/pPpstars began. I like to create my own vision and goals as opposed to being told how I should look or sound. I love the music industry and singing and performing is my passion. I had a little break from it while I gave birth to my daughter who is now nearly three so it's time to get back into it and share my experience with others.Question:
Do you miss being apart of a music group? Tiffani Wood
: I don't miss it now as it has been so long but they're aspects of being in a group as opposed to solo that have both pros and cons. Being in Bardot I always had my friends (the other girls) around. We always shared rooms; I had someone to cover for me if I was sick or forgot words etc. It was a lot of fun most of the time and a lot of hard work. Being solo is a bit lonelier in a way and the focus is all on you so you have to make sure you know what you're doing. Staying in a beautiful hotel room when away solo and not having someone to share the experience with can be quite saddening. But they are both amazing experiences.Question:
Are you able to still catch up with ex-Bardot members? Tiffani Wood
: >: Of course we actually had a mini get together a month or so ago and it was the first time some of us were in the same room together since the group ended. It was a lot of fun and we chatted and played Scattegories for seven hours straight. Katie Underwood is actually one of our singers teacher and special guests.Question:
Because of your television background, would you suggest young singers try their luck in reality star shows such as X Factor and Australian Idol? Tiffani Wood
: DEFINATELY that's one of the reasons we started up this weekend work shop so they could be more prepared in what was expected. If these two shows finish there's always going to be other new shows like it such as Australia's got talent and its now one of the main ways that singers can get noticed and have a real chance at living their dreams and so we try to help them get prepared as it's not all glitz and glamour that you see on the TV.Question:
You have changed the spelling of your name; why did you change the 'y' to an 'I' in Tiffani?Tiffani Wood
: There was a singer back in the 80s called Tiffany and I bumped into an American when I was out one day told them what I do and my name and they were like girlfriend you need to change the spelling of your name so you don't get mixed up. I also decided to change it so all references to tiffany with the 'y' was Bardot related and all with the 'I' were after Bardot.Question:
What's next for you as an individual? Tour/Album/Single? Tiffani Wood
: Well I'm excited to say I'm back in the recording studio this month working on some tracks. It's great to be back into the swing of things as I love recording. After doing my lullaby album 'Acoustic dreams lullabies for babies' in 2007 and then having the break to think about where I as at musically I've decided to go down a dance rock path. It's going to be a great sound and songs that people won't be able to get out of their head. I have to mix this in with the wired 2 sound tour as it will be travelling the country so I will be able to do publicity for my single at the same time so it works well.Question:
What's a typical day like, for you now? Tiffani Wood
: There's definitely no such thing as a typical day. If I'm not working then it's all about my daughter and things we do together. if I am working it's all about working on wired 2 sound, creating ideas for songs, shoots etc and talking with my management and pr so that were all on the same page. Interviews are always a big part and face book and the social networking is now a major way for me to communicate with people who love my music. Question:
Can you tell us 5 things required for a happy healthy & enjoyable life? Tiffani Wood
: Music, love, laughter, sunshine, chocolate and positivity!Question:
Do you have a website?Tiffani Wood
: www.wired2sound.com.auBuy now at BigPond Music