YC’s Shayna & The Catch will be releasing their full length debut album

By on May 29, 2011

NYC’s Shayna & The Catch will be releasing their full length debut album
“Lighthouse” at the end of the Summer. Blending elements of folk, indie
pop, gypsy jazz and bluegrass, Shayna Zaid & The Catch’s sound occupies a
place in music that bridges a new gap between the milieu of genres. They
have drawn comparisons to Nickel Creek, Feist, Macy Gray, Gogol Bordello
and A Fine renzy. Zaid’s dynamic stage presence, her powerful smoky voice
and her playful jazzy swagger lends an enchanting display amidst a
refreshing acoustic soundscape -­ an equation made up of drummer
Christopher Heinz, violinist and mandolinist Yan Izquierdo, and new
guitarist Andrew Baird.

Shayna Zaid & The Catch’s live shows have been seen at over 55 U.S.
Colleges since Fall 2008, throughout major venues and festivals such as
Summerfest (Milwaukee), SXSW (Austin), CMJ (New York), Midpoint Music Fest
(Cincinnati), Canadian Music Week (Toronto), The Living Room, Rockwood
Music Hall, Canal Room and The Blender Theater, among others. In winter
2009, the band contributed a performance at VH1’s “Save the Music”
fundraiser alongside One Republic at NYC’s premier Esquire Penthouse in
SoHo, followed by a musical appearance in Times Square-­New York for the
official 2010 New Year’s Eve celebrations.

They were awarded first place in the Performance category of the
International Songwriting Competition; having shared the stage with Norah
Jones’ ‘Puss &
Boots’, Emily King, G-­Love, She & Him, Jakob Dylan and Neko Case at
Rachael Ray’s Feedback showcase during the South X Southwest festival; an
appearance at Summerfest 2010, opening for 311; a self-­titled EP; Shayna
Zaid & The Catch are making lively strides in the world of upcoming
independent music.



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.