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Influenced by a cultural background and love of the Arts, Shayna King’s debut album ‘The Day Is Young’ is a dynamic showcase of original contemporary songs. Bridging the gap between Acoustic and Americana Rock, the Christchurch, New Zealand based Singer/Songwriter’s self-funded album is a display of lyrical and melodic creativity; accompanied by her distinctive warm-toned vocals and the depth and energy of her full band.
Since picking up her first guitar at age six, King has a built an inspired collection of original songs and a reputation for captivating live performances. Having recently played support for prestigious New Zealand Artist-Collective ‘Fly My Pretties’ and UK Legend ‘Nik Kershaw’, she also performs as a full-time artist around Canterbury and will be touring New Zealand in the coming months.
The Album’s Title Track was released on 1st May 2013 in conjunction with New Zealand Music Month. ‘The Day Is Young’ single debuted at number 14 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter Chart and was also recently selected as a semi-finalist in the 2013 International Unsigned Only song-writing competition.
‘The Day Is Young’ was recorded at Christchurch’s Angels Gate Recording Studio with Producer Kevin Allison. The album features a diverse range of local artists; including members of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and musical appearances from a member of world-renowned US band ‘Smash Mouth.’
“Christchurch singer-songwriter Shayna King is a rising star. She will release her debut album (heard it - it’s amazing).”
Vicki Anderson, The Press
“The (album) is an energetic mix of different styles: acoustic ballads revealing the warmest tones of King’s voice (Beautiful Life), rocky pop songs (Swept Away), and a punchy blues number (Heart of Blues).”
Cecile Meier, NZ Musician Magazine
“Shayna’s voice is like a sip of lemonade on a hot day. Very down home and could easily find a cozy place in film and television as well as on repeat in your earbuds.”