Shayna & The Catch

Shayna & The Catch

BandFolkPop

Blending elements of folk, gypsy jazz, indie pop and bluegrass, Shayna & The Catch's sound occupies a place in music that bridges a new gap between the milieu of genres. Zaid's dynamic stage presence and powerful smoky voice lends an enchanting display amidst a refreshing acoustic soundscape.

Biography


New York’s Shayna & The Catch delve deep into a stylistic melting pot of gypsy jazz, bluegrass, indie pop, folk and cabaret—as exotic and diverse as the backgrounds of the band members. Together, the band has zeroed in on the common roots and historical connections between all these genres and woven them back together into a powerful and distinctive whole that is uniquely their own. Shayna Zaid’s powerful smoky tone and playful jazzy swagger invests an ambitious and refreshing acoustic soundscape with sensual charm. In November 2010, they entered HeadGear studios in Brooklyn under the guidance of veteran producer John Agnello (Rosanne Cash, Drive By Truckers, Sonic Youth and The Hold Steady, et cetera) and created Lighthouse, their full length debut, over the course of an intense and emotional two weeks—a masterful statement of their artistic vision and musical prowess.

Since their initial formation, Shayna & The Catch have made live performance a major priority working the national college circuit, important festivals throughout North America (SXSW, CMJ, Summerfest) and constant performing in their hometown including VH1's “Save the Music” fundraiser alongside One Republic at NYC's premier Esquire Penthouse in SoHo. This was followed by a musical appearance in Times Square-New York for the official 2010 New Year's Eve celebrations. They’ve shared stages with Norah Jones's 'Puss & Boots', Emily King, G-Love, She & Him, Jakob Dylan and Neko Case. Their song “Morning Sun” (featured on Lighthouse) gained massive TV and radio exposure through the 2011 Ford Edge advertising campaign. Songs have also been heard on CBS’s “CSI:NY, MTV’s “The Real World”, 16 & Pregnant, Tosh.0, The Young and The Restless, among others. With their self-titled EP out and their Debut album set for official release in October ’11, Shayna & The Catch are making lively strides in the world of independent music.

For Management, please contact:
Allison Shaw
manicmonkee@gmail.com
Manic Monkee Management

For Legal & Business Affairs, please contact:
Elliot A. Resnik, Esq.
elliot@musiclaw.com
Shukat Arrow Hafer Weber & Herbsman, L.L.P.
111 W. 57th Street, Suite 1120
New York, NY 10019 USA
+ 1.212.245.4580 Telephone
+ 1.212.956.6471 Telefax

For College Bookings, please contact:
Jeff Hyman
jeff@degy.com
Degy Booking International, Inc,
http://degy.com/

For all other inquiries, please contact:
thelighthouse@shaynaandthecatch.com

Lyrics

Take Your Time

Written By: Shayna Zaid

*Take Your Time*

Everybody needs a little time,
To heal a broken heart
Don’t apologize I’ve been there

It may take a month or two,
Or years, to finally say goodbye
To your memories of him, (just)…

Take Your Time,
And dry your eyes, (please)
Take Your Time,
My dear, (please)
Take Your Time,
And dry your eyes, (please)
Take Your Time,
I’m here

Don’t let your mind go running wild,
He’s not worth your time,
Think of all the things he’s done

Don’t justify to satisfy,
Your thoughts of how it should’ve been,
It was never meant to be, (just)…

Take Your Time,
And dry your eyes, (please)
Take Your Time,
My dear, (my dear please)
Take Your Time,
And dry your (cryin’) eyes, (please)
Take Your Time,
I’m here

It’s just a chapter in your life,
And it’s time to turn the page,
Life’s too short to live in the past,
It’s time to make that change, make that change…

Take Your Time,
And dry those eyes, (just)
Take Your Time,
My dear, (please)
Take Your Time,
And dry those eyes of yours,
Take Your Time,
I’m here

It's You

Written By: Shayna Zaid/J.Dean

I love watching your every move
Tryin’ to get close to you
Seems like I’m falling in love
I feel heaven under my feet
Wrapped up in silky sheets
Come lay your head down next to me..

It’s you who
I give the most to
I’ll let you go when you need room
Oh it’s you who
I give my heart to
Baby be careful, I’ve only got one…

I want to travel inside your mind
And find out what you like
So I can give you what you mean to me
You are a dream come true
My prayers were answered to
Oh I’ve been searching all my life

It’s you who
I give the most to
I’ll let you go when you need room
Oh it’s you who
I give my heart to
Baby be careful, I’ve only got one…

I love watching your every move
Tryin’ to get close to you
Seems like I’m falling in love
I feel heaven under my feet
Wrapped up in silky sheets
Come lay your head down next to me

It’s you who
I give the most to
I’ll let you go when you need room
Oh it’s you who
I give my heart to
Baby be careful, I’ve only got one…
I’ve only got one….

Just Because

Written By: S.Zaid & K.Ottestad

Oh I'd like to put you in a picture frame, I'd like to hang it up right on the wall (oh oh)
Oh what a moment (oh oh)

Maybe my equation isn't quite your cup of tea, I'd like to think that maybe you'd be drawn to me, for a moment (oh oh)

Go on, go on, go on and measure me up with your thoughts
You'll never get caught

Just because, I wonder what it's like
I wonder what it's like up against my imagination
Just because, I wonder what it's like
I wonder what it's like just for a moment

Would you like to try a little chemistry?
Or maybe we can make a little history

Oh his is our moment
(oh oh)

So go on, go on, go on and measure me up with your thoughts
You'll never get caught

Just because, I wonder what it's like
I wonder what it's like up against my imagination
Just because, I wonder what it's like
I wonder what it's like just for a moment

Wouldn't it be nice if we could get to know each other for a moment
Just for a moment

So go on, go on, go on and measure me up with your thoughts
You'll never get caught

Just because, I wonder what it's like
I wonder what it's like up against my imagination
Just because, I wonder what it's like
I wonder what it's like just for a moment

Closer

Written By: S.Zaid & K.Ottestad

It doesn't help to know that you are very so far away
My only wish is if you could appear right here with me
I try to keep my mind preoccupied but it's the hardest thing
Cause I miss you
I miss you so

I wish that you were closer
Don't ya?
And if you were I'd hold ya and never let you go

I hope you know that even though we're separated by the sea
Been waiting for another day for you to come home to me
I try to keep my mind preoccupied but it's the hardest thing
Cause I miss you
I miss you so

I wish that you were closer
Don't ya?
And if you were I'd hold ya and never let you go

Come home
And try to keep yourself out of harms way
Don't you know that I miss you
I miss you so

I wish that you were closer
Don't ya?
And if you were I'd hold ya and never let you go

Talk

Written By: Shayna Zaid & The Catch (Joel Dean, Christopher Heinz, Yan Izquierdo

Talk to me
tell me what it's worth
I need your honesty
when you pulled the wool over my eyes could see through the open stitches where I breathed
hardly breathed

Underneath
I hear there's beauty in a sunken ship
take a dive and see what pieces went missing
up for air now I can finally breathe
finally breathed

Oh...

Talk to me
tell me what it's worth
I need your honesty
when you pulled the wool over my eyes could see through the open stitches where I breathed
hardly breathed

You decide
pull the plug or walk along extended wires
somewhere in the answer there's a compromise
electricity is all we need
to light a dream

Oh...

The past is just another memory for us to look behind and see the truth inside his eyes
history is right on time
maybe just a blessing in disguise
he's ugly but he could be wise
he could be wise..

so look at the bright side
look at the bright side
why oh why
we're in the right mind
we're in the right mind
look at the bright side
look at the bright side
my oh my
we're in the right mind
in the right mind

Discography

LP; Lighthouse (2011)
EP; Shayna Zaid & The Catch (2009)
EP; Au Fait (2008)

Set List

ORIGINALS:
(45-60 minute set)

Morning Sun
Fireflies
Just Because
Bonita
Blow
Blue Waltz
Talk
Pinched
Big Apple Love
It's You
Handshake
Ships