‘Grande Dame’ is the new audio/visual project by UK-based self taught artist Tiff McGinnis. This exciting project combines a Rock & Roll/ Burlesque soundtrack with psychedelic animations, and a range of bespoke limited edition items, created from the music.
Originally from the deep south of Columbus, Georgia, Tiff’s early years were steeped in the rich sounds of the Mississippi Delta. From her New Orleans Shrine Circus band-leader Grandfather, to her rhythm and blues record collecting father, to the twangy country ballads blaring from the transistor radios; the sounds from her youth made an impact that would last a lifetime, and this album is a testament to that. This collection of music is more of a celebration of sounds from around the south, than a genre specific band album – think of a moody sound track to a dark southern gothic film…
Tiff co-wrote the album with her song-writing partner and keyboard virtuoso – Pete Z (King of Shag). It was recorded and mixed at Wendy House Studios in Shepherds Bush summer 2010, produced by Grande Dame’s drummer Adrian Meehan and Tiff. The purely analogue album boasts an impressive pedigree of musicians. From Amy Winehouse and Primal Scream horn players, to backing vocals courtesy of PFUNK, collectively they created a sound that celebrates Tiff’s southern roots.
Source- Nerdbomb Promotion