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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 depth 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’, UK Legend ‘Nik Kershaw’ and Australia's Mark Wilkinson, she also performs as a full-time artist around Canterbury and will be touring New Zealand with her band this coming May.
Along with stunning reviews, the album 'The Day Is Young' debuted at number 6 on the iTunes Singer-songwriter chart and was recently nominated for a 2014 Taite Music Prize.
The first single released off the album “Broken Hearts” received significant support and was placed second overall in the New Zealand Unreleased Chart for www.theaudience.co.nz - September 2012.
The Album’s Title Track was released in May 2013 in conjunction with New Zealand Music Month and was also 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 and 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.’