If the mere mention of Tiana Kocher’s unique sounding name arouses your curiosity, please visit your favorite search engine, read and learn about the impressive credentials of the rhythm and blues chanteuse that currently makes the heart flutter with her bittersweet and intoxicating kind of music.
Belonging to a family that is involved in arts, music, performance, film, theater, and politics, the lovely Tiana has an angelic face, sparkling and twinkling eyes, a winsome smile, and a voluptuous Rubenesque figure.
Her voice delivers the perfect blend of emotions to the lyrics of the songs she performs—cheerful, dramatic, fresh, sentimental, and youthful. Whether it’s her original compositions or cover renditions, the stories within them come alive with crystal clarity.
During a recent media conference, Tiana showcased some excellent song samples. The opening number was “Bye, Boy,” one of the songs from her first EP. It’s a bouncy, catchy, and danceable tune that sweetens the bitterness of a failed romance. Coming in second was her cover of SUV’s massive hit, “Weak.” Tiana’s interpretation captures all the necessary emotions, along with a delicious sense of longing.
Third song choice, with an intriguing title of “Tired.”
“All my songs are based on my experience. I believe that for my audiences and listeners to enjoy it, they must believe in me, I must speak of my truth with the songs I sing,” she states.
“I wrote this one when I was 17, I am 24 now so, I want to believe it has been only a minute. What I want to say in the song does not mean I am tired of a relationship. There are many things that make me feel that way,” she goes on.
Tiana brings a unique emotional twist to her rendition of Britney Spears’ classic song, “Lucky.” Inspired by Yebba’s cover, Tiana resonates with the message of the song, relating to the idea that true happiness lies in the simplicity of life and the support of loved ones.
Tiana considers herself fortunate to have a supportive family, particularly her mother Katrina Ponce Enrile, who guided her artistic pursuits. Tiana acknowledges that her talent and opportunities come from God. Despite facing challenges and contemplating quitting at times, she has grown wiser and appreciates the freedom she has as an independent artist to create the music she loves and make decisions on her artistic journey.
Kocher concludes her special press conference musical set with another original composition, Westlife: “I wrote this song for about 30 minutes. This is an homage to California since I have been there for quite some time.”
Kocher’s musical inspirations are mostly soloist, girl groups during the ‘90s and early 2000. She affirms that there is a big market for her type of music, which is R&B and pop.
She does not speak Filipino fluently but understands it. The Filipino song she knows by heart is “Tadhana” by Up Dharma Down. She sings a few lines from its chorus and it receives an enthusiastic approval and applause from all.
Tiana expresses her gratitude for the opportunity to showcase her talent as a Filipino artist, singer, and composer, considering it her first major introduction to the music scene. She describes her music as relatable and honest, aiming to create her unique sound and have people connect with and sing along to her special songs.
Tiana also emphasizes her long-term commitment to her musical and artistic career, expressing her belief that she has much more to offer and share in the future.
With her smooth vocals, sunshiny personality, and songs that make all of us feel the delights and dramas of life and love, Tiana Kocher, her music and artistry, we like and want more.