10887274_767104956693260_7753136881303783632_oSHAYNE LEIGHTON is a national recording artist signed to SPECTRA MUSIC GROUP, as well as an accomplished actress and a bestselling author. She has been singing since the early age of five. Over the course of her career, LEIGHTON has amassed a community of highly-dedicated fans and followers, including 25k twitter followers. Her debut album was just released world-wide on April 7th, just two weeks before she embarks on her national ‘Rock It Like A Redhead’ tour. This is the second time we’ve had the privilege to chat with Shayne. Read on as she shares her love of music and food. Rock it out Shayne…rock it out! Listen to Groovy Foodie Favorite “Dream of You”.

Congratulations on your new EP Invincible. Your vocals are so strong especially on “Midnight Man” and your reboot of Pat Benatar’s “Invincible”. How long have you been singing?

Thanks so much! I’m so happy to hear you like “Midnight Man”! And it’s such an honor to be able to sing Pat. I’ve been singing seriously since I was about fourteen, but I didn’t figure out who I was as an artist until very recently (like in the past three years, or so).

There is so much beautiful emotion in “Dream of You”. Can you tell us what inspires you to make music?

Thank you for your kind words on “Dream Of You”! I think music is just another extension of myself (as my writing is), and sometimes I just need to bleed in that way. When I’m lost in recording or on stage, I’m on another plane. It’s cathartic. It’s like painting, when one can’t paint. I’m inspired to make music because of a selfish need to do so. If you guys like it, that’s just a major plus!

You’ll be on the “Rock It Like a Redhead Tour”. Tell us a little about the tour and where you’ll be traveling.

The “Rock It Like a Redhead Tour” is the crazy fun brainchild of Adrienne and Stephanie Vendetti, two sisters who founded the beauty organization, “How To Be A Redhead”. The event tour will incorporate beauty, fashion, and music. We will be traveling to Austin, Nashville, Seattle, Chicago, and NYC in 2015!

If you could interview a Famous Person who would it be and why?

That’s a tough question. There are so many people I’d love to talk to and get advice from. It’s a tie between Stevie Nicks, Pat Benatar, Lita Ford, and the Wilson Sisters.

You are a gorgeous redhead, gifted singer, fashionista and author….but are you a foodie?

I am such a foodie. And I’m not just-saying that. My free time is comprised to scouring Pinterest for rustic peach and strawberry tarts, and other delicious things. Plus, the other half of my family is from the Czech Republic. My mother-in-law lays it down in the kitchen. Needless to say…I have a lot to learn.


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Christine Gerani

Christine Gerani

Editor of SpotOnMagazine at SpotOnMagazine
Christine Gerani is the Editor of Long Island’s SpotOnMagazine, a website dedicated for lovers of Food, Booze and Music! She's interviewed everyone from Grammy winners to Reality Stars and is Executive Producer of "Bites & Booze with Matthew Kourie." Before that, Christine was a session singer and sang backup for Long Island Pop Star Debbie Gibson. She's performed at countless venue’s including Madison Square Garden, Nassau Coliseum and Wembley Stadium in England. She's recently been a judge at the Long Island Horseradish Festival and was lead judge at the My Country 96.1 Next Big Country Star! For the second year in a row she has been a "WingMan" for New York Best Wings Festival.
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