Glad Fanny

Glad Fanny

 Chicago, Illinois, USA
BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

A buttery chanteuse with a style navigating through the whimsical and the heartfelt, the kitschy and the sophisticated.

"This makes me want to make love on clean, white linens in a farmhouse." - Jenatari, rapper and best friend

Biography

Glad Fanny is Chicagoland chanteuse and ukulelist Tiffany Topol, often joined by violinist/vocalist Claire Wellin and violist/vocalist Cassidy Shea Stirtz. Topol crafts sophisticated and often haunting tunes that hearken back to old Disney film scores and Judy Garland while maintaining a unique complexity. Call it Cinderella Folk.

Tiffany and her band have sung, played, written, and recorded with several talented friends in the Midwest (Jon Drake & the Shakes, Anna Vogelzang, Gia Margaret of Little Light). She and bandmate Claire Wellin are currently on tour with Once the Musical (www.oncemusical.com). Her EP, "My, my, my," is available on Bandcamp.

Lyrics

Young King

Written By: Tiffany Topol

and we'll never feel quite grown
even when we're congratulated for it
we'll just stare down into our crowns
for a young king is still just an old prince

an ampersand, an ampersand
my kingdom for an ampersand
I'd sacrifice my kingdom for a curve upon a page
a letter/number/symbol that commences in my chest
and tangles up and braids in her a pretty mess of sinew

I woke one day, I woke two days
ten thousand days did op' mine eyes
and the boy I am, I cried, I did not find her there
I fear I may have left her where old resolutions lie
ashes upon ashes with a stamen pushing through

perhaps she'll make it out of there alive
and if she makes it out, well
tell her to come wake me
'cause in hindsight I can't wait

Set List

Originals:

Shoko
Sad/Glad
Arrow and Bow
Re: bounds
Grass Patches
Walter and Babette
Cent Maris
Oh My, Harrison
Ah, Heart/I'll Drink to That

Covers:

There is a Light That Never Goes Out (The Smiths)
Only Living Boy in New York (Simon & Garfunkel)

Various Holiday Classics!