Ellington gig October 2015

Here are some snaps from my recent gig at The Ellington Jazz Club… first, the pro shots from the footage taken by Mark Turner… (hover your mouse over the photo below to see the arrow to flick through the rest)

Ellington October 2015

And secondly, the up-close bootleg photos from an audience member. Thank you so much Lindi for taking these photos and allowing me to share them!

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ABC RN: The Shameem soul session

While I was in Sydney during my Australian Solo Tour, I dropped into the ABC studios at the request of ABC RN presenter Geoff Wood, to record and film some live performances for his program, The Rhythm Divine. Here’s the video that they produced of my performance of “Beautiful Soul”.

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Diary of a roadie

My lovely husband Kia came along on my recent solo tour; it’s the first time he’s come on the road with me touring. He decided to take a selfie every day with me in the background… This is the tour from his point of view.

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Australian Solo Tour 2015

Here are some pics from my Australian Solo Tour – 9 shows in 11 days in 8 towns/ cities!

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Blogs plugging the Australian Solo Tour

Just wanted to give a shout out to music blogs Sounds of Oz and Love ‘Em for giving my Australian Solo Tour a plug!

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“… killer track with standout vocals and lyrics that really cut through…” – Sounds of Oz on Beautiful Soul

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Scenestr – Shameem’s Soulful, Solo Tour

I had a really nice chat with Brendan MacLean from Scenestr magazine about my solo tour, among other things.

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Often dubbed ‘Australia’s answer to Alicia Keys’, Shameem’s music blends soul and jazz stylings with personal stories and socially conscious lyrics.

The WA neo-soul songstress will be touring nationally throughout October. But this time, she’ll only be accompanied by her keyboard. “When you’re a self-managed muso you’re always trying to find ways to save money and touring solo’s much cheaper,” Shameem laughs.
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5 signs that reality TV has gone too far

I did this thing for Scenestr Magazine, where they asked me to put together a “Top 5” on any topic of my choice. In my usual social commentary style, I decided to make a dig at reality TV shows by putting together a list of 5 over-the-top fictional reality TV shows, which are actually not too different from some of  the programs that we are all currently obsessed with. You can read the full write-up here.

1. MasterPlumber
Forget MasterChef… follow your favourite DIY plumbers as they battle it out for the honour of being crowned Australia’s MasterPlumber! A book deal is included in the grand prize.
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How to pronounce “Shameem”

It’s very rare that someone pronounces my name correctly, especially on the first go. So I made this little video to teach you how to pronounce “Shameem” in one minute!

BMA Magazine – Gig Reviews: Shameem, Cherie Kotek Lane

So I was surfing Google and I found this BMA Magazine review of my Canberra tour show by accident! What a nice surprise…

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 At The Basement, Friday February 20

Been to The Basement lately? The venue’s makeover is gobsmacking, with the old décor, including the big spider, replaced by a flash look with autographed guitars and LPs on the walls. While still supporting metal fans, the venue now embraces a wider range of genres. Instead of bone crushing beats and ragged screams, tonight’s show engulfed us in a wave of funk.

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Trilogy “House Concert” crowd funding reward

I performed a “house concert” in an office, as a reward for the Special Sponsor of my album The Second City, Trilogy Advertising and Marketing. It was a really lovely evening, with Trilogy’s employees, contract workers and network of contacts enjoying lovely nibbles and drinks and a chance to catch up. I also performed for them a song that I wrote them as part of their crowd funding reward, entitled “We Do It Right”.

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