New York singer-songwriter Shayna Leigh shares ‘Wake Me When It’s Christmas’ video

By on November 19, 2014
Shayna Leigh

New York City-based singer/songwriter, Shayna Leigh, has been making a name for herself since the release of her well received second EP, ‘Hey Shayna Leigh,’ on September 9th. The independent artist 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 wrote the tracks with songwriter Peter Zizzo (Celine Dion, Elizabeth Gillies), Grammy winning producer Michael Mangini, and Steely Dan’s Gary Katz. Recently Shayna teamed up again with Peter Zizzo and Michael Magini to pen an original holiday tune entitled “Wake Me When It’s Christmas.” This week Shayna has partnered with StarPulse for the exclusive world premiere the music video for “Wake Me When It’s Christmas.” This energetic video sums up the excitement that comes along with Christmas and the desire to be with the ones that you love. When asked about the inspiration behind creating an original holiday song, Shayna shared, “The thing that has always been the most definitive for me about Christmas/the holidays is time spent with loved ones. As people begin to come and go from our lives with greater frequency, the preciousness of our time with the people we love becomes more and more real. I wanted to write a song about that. We all know what it’s like to count down the days until we get to see someone we really miss. It doesn’t matter what religion you are- I think this experience is universal. Love is often… always… what it comes down to.”


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Tour Dates w/Sister Hazel:

Nov22 – New York, NY – B.B. Kings 

Dec 03 – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live!

Dec 04 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock club

Dec 05 – Plymouth, NH – Flying Monkey

Dec 06 – Hartford, CT – Infinity Hall

Dec 09 – Cleveland, OH – Music Box

Dec10 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue

Dec12 – Chicago, IL -House Of Blues



About Shayna Leigh:

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 was released in January 2014 as a free download on 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, 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.”


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Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.