I first met Tiffany Ashton when she was playing at The Inlet on South Hutchinson Island. She was warm, friendly and let me snap a picture with her. I had been taking photos and videos of her while she was performing and posting it to social media. Her voice was fantastic and crisp considering the noon day heat she was battling. The following day, I received a call from Tiffany’s mom(Cindy), asking if I would be interested in being behind the scenes of the making her daughter’s new video. She told me the video would be shot on North Hutchinson Island and along the Treasure coast. The music titled “Paradise You and Me”, is from a song that Tiffany wrote herself about being in Fort Pierce and debuts on her “Southern Sweetheart” CD. I met the crew at the beach on a cloudy evening. The bugs were biting and it was a humid summer evening, but Tiffany and her friends never complained. I met the cast of teen surfers like Maddy Maizia, who is from Stuart, Florida. She has the title of Surfer America 2015 (Nags Head), Elliot Zirwas, Stephanie Rall, Keelan Marshal, Hunter Riggers and Norman Hamilton, the videographer.
Tiffany and her family are originally from North Carolina and over the years visited Fort Pierce each Summer. She learned how to surf and loved the area so much that she wrote the song “Paradise You and Me.” While she was visiting Fort Pierce at about the age of 13 she preformed at a local hangout and was noticed by a musician who encouraged her to make a recording in his studio. She had sung in Churches and public places, but after hearing her voice recorded, she decided to pressure her dream. So, even though Tiffany does not live here full-time, her heart is here and her discovery really came when she was visiting Fort Pierce. It was a privilege to be a part of this and I later interviewed her for “Living the Life with Plythe” Show. Enjoy the video below.