“Shameem: Soulfully Fresh” – Scene Magazine (Brisbane) article, 25/07/12

By Lady Lex

Nothing can equal the dynamism of a stage of musicians blowing their horns, banging the drums, beating the bass and hitting the keys with a gorgeous jazz singer who writes her own lyrics out front with a Shure S52 in hand.

The process for live music is an organic beast: it’s a development that begins with learning the craft by stitching together the music – writing the lyrics, bringing the musicians together, laying all that work down on a track before performing it to an audience.

In this weary world where cheek has replaced charm, talent is revered at the push of a button and the word ‘band’ is often confused with a multitude of dancing singers. So, it’s a breath of fresh air when a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist blows into town with a band of musicians in tow. And this breath of fresh air is Shameem Taheri-Lee.
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“Shameem” – Beat Magazine (Melbourne) mention, 25/07/12

Soulful songstress Shameem, dubbed Australia’s answer to Alicia Keys and often compared to British chanteuse Sade, will be performing in Melbourne in July as part of her first national tour. This young Perth artist has been turning heads in the music industry following the release of her debut self-titled album. Her latest credits include performing support sets for Ronan Keating and Belinda Carlisle before audiences in the thousands, and being invited to Toronto to perform at NXNE Festival 2012. Catch her at Bar 303 on Sunday July 29. 9pm, $10.

“Have You Heard Shameem” – Drum Media (Sydney) article 24/07/12

Your music is…? Soul with a 90s sensibility, infused with jazz flavours and elements of 70s funk!

Which acts inspired you to produce your own music and why? Sting and Michael Jackson – what great songwriters!, Alicia Keys – ‘cause she plays piano and sings soul, Erykah Badu and Jill Scott – it’s R&B with a respectful nod to jazz, and way back in the day it was Jewel – a good poet and a real storyteller.
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“Q&A: Shameem” – Beat Magazine (Melbourne) article, 18/07/12

Define your genre in five words or less: Soul with a jazz tinge.

Bearing the terrible clichéd nature of this question, what do you reckon people will say you sound like? People have told me that I’m like a more jazzy/arty version of Alicia Keys or Sade. 

What do you love about making music? Telling a story and taking people on a journey.
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Radio interview 99.3 Northside FM (Sydney)

Interview on 99.3 Northside FM with Peter Beaver on “The Good Groove”.

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Radio interview ABC 720 (Perth)

Interview on Perth’s ABC 720 with James Lush on “Saturday Breakfast”.

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Radio interview 99.3 Northside FM (Sydney)

Interview on 99.3 Northside FM with Tony Pang on “The Asian Hour”.

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April evening at the Ellington

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Many thanks to Tonny for these photos.

Tunesmith’s Cafe

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Photos taken by Makk Eenhoorn.

Sunday Piazza Live

On a sweltering 40 degree Sunday afternoon in March, Shameem & band took to the stage at the Northbridge Piazza.

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