Interview with TIFFANY GOUCHE, Pre-Brokechella

 TIFFANY GOUCHE
Playing BROKECHELLA
April 18, 2015
590 S Santa Fe Avenue, Downtown Los Angeles
Produced by cARTel: Collaborative Arts LA
Interview by Harriet Kaplan

Tiffany Gouche has been performing music and surrounded by it for as long as she can remember. Not only is it in her blood, but in the family tree. It has shaped Gouche not only as person but has  been a source of comfort and a vehicle of expression and empowered her throughout the most difficult times in her life.

“I come from a long line of musicians,” Gouche said. “My uncle played bass for Chaka Khan and Prince. He would always have these jams every Sunday. He would call all these artists to come and play. I taught myself how to play piano at seven.  From there, I went to high school and learned about making beats and production as well and I got into writing and developed that. I have been singing since I was seven. I just now just got confidence in my voice in my 20s. I didn’t realize I was molding my artistry at a young age. Now I’m serious and I know what I want. Professionally, I’ve been in music for 11 years. I was in a group with my cousins called a Woodworks. We were writing songs for the Pussycat Dolls, Joe and Usher.

“I went through depression and really learned who I was, Gouche explains. “I lost my mom at 14. I didn’t realize I suppressed that at a young age. That is why I dove into music so tough. It was my escape. That is how I developed my sound and my character. To become the woman I am today. Through all the hardships and experiences in my life. Music was a gift to me. As a solo artist, I’ve been playing around for seven years. I feel like I’m just starting but I’m enjoying where I’m headed and the journey. I’m from Inglewood. I’m a queer woman and believe you should just be yourself and do what resonates to you. You don’t have to hide who you are no matter what you face. My music is very sensual and about women. Women inspire me.”

Tiffany Gouche has an EP out on iTunes called “Fantasy.”

Gouche recently performed at SWXSW so doing large scale festivals and working before big crowds is not new to her but she is excited about being featured at BROKECHELLA.

“I’m honored to perform, she said. I don’t know what to expect and I’m just learning.

Check her out on Facebook