Shayna Leigh originally found music through the dramatic arts, where she first discovered singing and found it to be the most instinctual form of expression she'd ever experienced. Influenced not only by contemporary hitmakers but also ageless greats such as The Beatles, Carole King and Laura Nyro, she spent years writing, recording and performing, searching for the sound that best defined her own artistry. In the summer of 2015, Shayna released her debut album “Drive” on S-Curve Records/UMG. The album includes ten tracks produced and co-written by multi-Platinum and multi-Grammy Award-winning record producer Michael Mangini (Joss Stone, Diane Birch) and Emmy Award-winning, multi-Platinum songwriter and producer Peter Zizzo (Avril Lavigne, Vanessa Carlton).
Last year, Shayna supported Lee DeWyze, the winner of “American Idol” season 9 on tour, performed a number of shows across the US and UK and has previously opened for the likes of Howie Day and Sister Hazel. In 2017 Shayna returned with new music with the release of “Candle.” “Defiant” is the follow-up to “Candle,” which earned airplay on KCSN Los Angeles, KNDD Seattle, KNRK Portland, KKDO Sacramento, KCJK Kansas City, KHTB Salt Lake City, WLKK Buffalo + more. “Candle” was also added to the CMT Artist Discovery Videos program, airing over 140 times.
Shayna has recently written with Fraser Churchill, who co-wrote Charlie Puth’s forthcoming single.