"Music can unite. It can uplift and make a difference. To be able to contribute to that in any way is such an honor."
New York, New York (PRWEB) September 30, 2014
This week New York City-based singer/songwriter, Shayna Leigh, will celebrate the successful release of her new EP, ‘Hey Shayna Leigh,’ with an official record release show in New York City. The latest effort from the independent artist was released on September 9th and dominated the charts, reaching #118 on iTunes Pop Albums Chart, #2 on Amazon's Singer/Songwriter Chart, and #3 on Amazon's Hottest New Releases Chart! Shayna worked on the EP with noted songwriter Peter Zizzo (Celine Dion, Elizabeth Gillies), Grammy winning producer Michael Mangini, and Steely Dan’s producer Gary Katz, and will be performing her new songs at The Cutting Room on Wednesday, October 1st.
Shayna is also honored to announce the special event will be part of the 13th Annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days. The month-long October event was started in memory of journalist-musician Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter who was killed by terrorists in 2002 and who spent much of his life unifying people around the world through the universal language of music. The Daniel Pearl World Music Days aim is to build bridges between communities using music and their honorary committee including artists such as Steve Aoki, Herbie Hancock, R.E.M, Pink, Matisyahu, Russell Simmons and more. Shayna is moved to be a part of such a wonderful cause and to dedicate her EP release show to the memory of such an impactful person, sharing, "Music can unite. It can uplift and make a difference. To be able to contribute to that in any way is such an honor. I cannot tell you how excited I am that my EP release show Wednesday night will be joining the ranks of such iconic artists as Barbara Streisand, Elton John, Cyndi Lauper and The Dave Matthews Band, all of whom are participating in the Daniel Pearl Music Days event."
Shayna Leigh EP Release Show:
Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
The Cutting Room – New York, NY
44 E. 32nd St| 9:30PM | $15adv/$20dos
For more information, please visit: http://www.danielpearlmusicdays.org
“We are pleased to announce that this concert is part of Daniel Pearl World Music Days, the world’s largest symphony for peace. This international network of concerts is in memory of slain journalist/ musician Daniel Pearl, who traveled the world working toward cross-cultural understanding with simply a pen and a fiddle. Through our music today, we reaffirm our conviction that humanity will triumph and harmony will prevail.” - Daniel Pearl's World Music Days
Originally from Orlando, Florida, Shayna Leigh was raised on The Beatles and Carole King, but was also a product of the boy band era. Her mixed influences stayed with her when she moved to New York City for college. Since then, Shayna has taken the musical pulse of the city and translated its long history into a sound that resonates throughout her debut EP, The Cold Hard Truth and the Dream. The EP, consisting of three original songs and produced by Mitchell Cohen (Columbia, Arista, and Verve Records) was released in January 2014 as a free download on Noisetrade.com. The lyric video for her breakthrough single, “Next to Me”, has received over 165,000 views on YouTube.
Shayna’s highly anticipated second EP, ‘Hey Shayna Leigh’, released September 9th, 2014. For the project she tapped the talents of noted songwriter Peter Zizzo (Celine Dion, Elizabeth Gillies), Grammy winning producer Michael Mangini, and Steely Dan’s producer, Gary Katz. This summer Shayna released her uplifting single, “Drive (Back to Where You Lived),” to an amazing response, garnering her features on Huffington Post, American Songwriter, Artist Direct, PA Music Live, World Lifestyle, AXS.com and more. Shayna’s career has been marked by a steadfast determination to get her music out there, hopeful she can make a positive impact. “We all have a story to share and mine is woven in my music. I was taught that we are here not only to take care of ourselves, but to make other people’s lives better. That doesn’t mean forget your own dreams. It means be kind, be funny, smile. Make a positive impact. The world is changed in small positive gestures. I do believe that.”
Shayna Leigh Online:
facebook.com/ShaynaLeighOfficial | twitter.com/heyshaynaleigh
Daniel Pearl World Music Days:
Daniel Pearl World Music Days was created in response to the 2002 kidnapping and murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl at the hands of extremists in Karachi, Pakistan. Danny's family and friends came together to work towards a more humane world, forming the Daniel Pearl Foundation. The mission of the Foundation is to promote cross-cultural understanding through journalism, music, and innovative communications. Danny was a talented musician who joined musical groups in every community in which he lived, leaving behind a long trail of musician-friends spanning the entire world. Commemorating Danny's October 10th birthday, World Music Days uses the universal language of music to encourage fellowship across cultures and build a platform for "Harmony for Humanity." The Daniel Pearl Foundation invites you to join us by dedicating your music performance this October as part of the 12th Annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days. http://www.danielpearlmusicdays.org
World Music Days eStage "Harmony for Humanity" :
During the entire month of October, World Music Days presents eStage, an online multimedia gallery that features our Internet Radio Station. eStage also showcases original music, lyrics, poems, stories, artwork, photographs, videos and articles provided by participants like you that support Danny’s belief that music, journalism and dialogue can build bridges across cultural divides and help achieve international friendship.