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The year is almost over and I’m still reeling from everything that’s happened in the last 12 months… I couldn’t feel more blessed about this past year’s adventures, unexpected twists and turns, surprises and the most exciting news that kept flooding in, week after week. Looking back on it now, after the month of May, it all changed – drastically. The build up, granted, was intense and very gradual but nevertheless, I couldn’t be more grateful for every bit of it.

After our song, “Is It True?” came second in the Eurovision Song Contest, was later voted the Eurovision Song of the Decade and most recently (or precisely – today) hailed by ESC Awards in Europe as the Song of the Year and yours truly, alongside co-writers Chris Neil and Oskar Pall Sveinsson, Lyricists of the Year, and was also recorded by Swedish Idol winner, Erik Gronwall for his debut record which was released this past Monday, it seems that unlike what we had expected, the song has really brought on some major changes that would have been totally unheard of a year ago. Nothing comes easily, of course, and the amount of work that I had to undertake shortly after the tune took off has still got me reeling from excitement, sleepless nights and incessant creating, planning and executing 24/7.

For those of you who have waited patiently for the book (a work of fiction that is now being reworked as a memoir) – well, I can’t wait either! I’m now on Chapter 9 and quite frankly, writing and rewriting the same story can be a little daunting at times, but also super-exciting. Plus, now I’ve got a fantastic collaborator by my side, Chuck Taylor (if you look him up on Google or Wikipedia, your jaw will drop, I’m so blessed!) so it doesn’t feel all the overwhelming anymore… But it is a major responsibility, nonetheless.

In addition, we’ve got a Broadway project in the works, a record (some very surprising song choices, unlike what you’ve heard on MySpace! Stay tuned for details!) and of course the solo gig at the Metropolitan Room… Be sure to make it! Can’t believe it’s already happening in a matter of weeks. So many songs to master, lyrics to learn by heart (ooooh, hate that part, but it’s a must, what can I say!) and fortunately some of the most incredible musicians to rehearse with in the coming weeks… That’s the best part. Billy Stein, my musical director, co-writer, producer and the most amazing, creative and witty person I’ve come across – it’s really something working with Billy… We played at SteveStocking 2009 last Tuesday and that was so much fun!! Especially the Christmas number… “White Christmas” …. One of my all-time favorites!

So much more to report but daren’t keep this too long. Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, Happy Holidays and above all, may the New Year bring you all more happiness, joy, prosperity, inspiration, health, stability (oh yes, in every way!) and peace….

Countless blessings and thanks so very much to each and every one of you for your incredible support throughout this year and all the years past,

Tinatin xxx

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Dear Friends,

I’m thrilled to announce my U.S. solo debut at the Metropolitan Room on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.

We have a few special surprises for you, including original song premieres, ultimate classics and a sneak peek at the story behind my Soviet-themed memoir… but more on that (among other exciting surprises!) on January 19th at the Metropolitan Room….

Looking forward to seeing you, your friends and loved ones at the show and sharing my journey of “Breaking Through the Iron Curtain with American Song….”

For ticket information and advance booking, please go tohttps://www.etix.com/ticket/servlet/onlineSale?action=selectPerformance&performance_id=1127434 and get your hands on the special advance offer!

Here’s to a Happy, Healthy 2010 – can’t wait to celebrate the New Year together… with American Song!

Best wishes and many blessings,

Tinatin

P.S. For those of you using a Mac, please copy/paste the above link or alternatively go to http://www.etix.com and type in “Tinatin” !

Tinatin

“Breaking Through the Iron Curtain with American Song”

Born in Soviet Union and raised in Moscow, Tinatin is an international award-winning songwriter and artist of infinite pedigree. She makes her U.S. solo debut at the Metropolitan Room to tell her fascinating story of a girl’s journey through the Iron Curtain when the Great American Songbook was a forbidden fruit…to all but one Soviet child with an all-American dream.

Tinatin’s story so far…

Born in the Soviet Union and raised in Moscow, Russia, songwriter and artist Tinatin is on her way to reaching the top heights of two careers: as a writer and a musician. She is the model of a sophisticated professional – the European and American media from Billboard right across are on her case.

Heralded by Billboard Magazine as one of the “fresh faces to keep an eye out for in 2008,” she became a finalist in the worldwide John Lennon Song Contest and her song “Wild” was hailed as a 2007 year-end Billboard Top 10 Critics’ Pick. Tinatin’s song “Is It True?” that came second at this year’s 2009 Eurovision Song Contest was reviewed by the Financial Times and became the “#1 Eurovision Song of the Decade.”

She has written in Russian for the leading Russian Newspaper in America, in English for the United Nations (where she is the United Nations Radio Correspondent) and in Georgia she has both written and been written about – including a story about her in Cosmopolitan – for which Cambridge Jones, UK’s top photographer took the portraits.

Signed worldwide to Kobalt Music Publishing, she is now adding final touches to her debut album with a number of the industry’s top producers and scribes on both sides of the Atlantic.

Her first single, “We the Peoples,” based on the United Nations charter, a bureaucratic post-war document explaining the purpose of the UN, was recently reviewed by Billboard senior correspondent Chuck Taylor, who called it “a penultimate, contemporary anthem honoring the mission of the United Nations, perhaps more relevant than ever, given the flux of worldwide politics a resonant affirmation that politics actually have potential to unite.”

Apart from her weekly UN radio show on Progressive Radio Network, “United Nations Uncovered”, Tinatin’s self-produced brand new show on Break Thru Radio “Russkiy in the Mix” features some of the hottest post-USSR hits from the other side of the Iron Curtain.

Described by Christopher Neil the creative force behind Celine Dion, Mike & the Mechanics and Sheena Easton as an artist with an “outstanding voice for people who want to make great music,” Tinatin stands as a young, charismatic artist with the talent and moxie to forge one of the choice debut albums of the year.

Tinatin is currently writing a Soviet-themed memoir based on her life that inspired this very show produced and directed by Billy Jay Stein at the Metropolitan Room, and is writing songs for a wide spectrum of artists and TV specials. She is also working on a one-woman Broadway show with Timothy Graphenreed, which will open for previews in New York City in 2010.

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