Brand new single – I Love You, But

Shameem is excited to announce the release of her new single, I Love You, But. I Love You, But is now available for purchase on iTunes, streaming on Spotify, and viewing on YouTube.

I Love You, But has an ear-worm hook with a heavy urban beat and a deliciously dark, brooding quality. Shameem not only wrote but also co-produced the track, playing keyboards and contributing to the drum programming, in addition to her emotional, gravity-defying vocal performance. The song is one of four to be unveiled on Shameem’s forthcoming EP, Time Does Not Reverse, which was recorded and co-produced with Rob Agostini (Rai Thistlethwaite, Tim & Jean) at Soundbaker Studios in Perth.

While the song is personal to Shameem and the lyrics stem from a broken relationship, the music video produced by Alucinor Productions boldly takes on the topical issue of problem gambling. Shameem says, “I’ve never been personally affected by gambling addiction, but I love using my music to raise consciousness about social issues that are prevalent in the world, and I’m glad to be able to speak up about what is a tricky subject for a lot of people.”

Back in the studio

Shameem is currently back in the studio, working on her fourth studio recording: a 4-track EP to be released in July 2017. You can expect to hear Shameem’s signature soulful sound which gives a nod to the grooves of the 90s, but with a fresh twist of neoteric production. Stay tuned for more news…

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Next show at The Ellington

Shameem will be performing at her favourite hometown venue, The Ellington Jazz Club, on Sunday 8 January. An early evening show starting at 6:00pm, it’s a good occasion to cool off on a hot summer’s day with The Ellington’s tapas menu, while enjoying the smooth grooves of Shameem’s full live band. They will be playing a mix of your favourite songs from Shameem’s three studio recordings, some brand new original material, and a cheeky cover or two thrown in for good measure. Tickets are now available here.
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A huge 2015

It’s been a busy and exciting 2015 for Shameem. In the span of one year she has:

  • Released her sophomore album The Second City. The album and its singles (Beautiful Soul and Under One Sun) have garnered some great press coverage and reviews
  • Received airplay on over 80 Australian community/ ABC radio stations and 130 USA college radio stations, and charted in the Top 30 at 6 USA stations, including two Top 5 positions
  • Toured the Australian east coast twice – once with her band and once solo – each time performing 9 shows in 7 cities/ towns

Shameem is currently back in Perth, focussing on writing some new material in her home studio. She will be announcing her next tours in early 2016.

Australian Solo Tour

In October Shameem is hitting the road again, this time without her band, performing intimate solo shows and accompanying herself on the keyboard. She will be travelling up Australia’s east coast, doing 9 shows in 8 cities in 11 days. Tour dates and details are on Shameem’s gig page.

 

Independent Music Awards

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Shameem’s song “Under One Sun” has been nominated in the international Independent Music Awards, in the “Sing Out For Social Action” category.  With “Back to the Ground” being nominated in the R&B/ Soul Song category in 2013, this is Shameem’s second nomination in the Independent Music Awards.

The awards are judged by a stellar array of judges including Sharon Jones, Amanda Palmer, Raul Midón, Jane Monheit and Meshell Ndegeocello to name but a few. There is also a people’s choice section, known as the IMA Vox Pop. You can vote for “Under One Sun” to win it’s category in the people’s choice section here.

Canadian Music Week 2015

Shameem is very excited to announce that she will be performing at Canadian Music Week 2015, held in Toronto in May. Now in its 33rd year, Canadian Music Week is recognized as one of the premier entertainment events in North America, combining conferences, a cutting edge trade exhibition, award shows, film festival, comedy festival and Canada’s biggest New Music Festival. Performance details and tickets are available here.

“The Second City” Australian Tour

To celebrate the release of her new album “The Second City”, Shameem’s full band is undertaking a national Australian tour in late February/ early March, spanning 9 shows in 7 cities over 11 days! All the details for the shows, including ticket links, are here, barring one surprise solo show which will be announced on Facebook and Twitter during the tour itself.

“The Second City” – new album now available

Shameem_SecondCity_itunes_CoverImage_1600x1600Shameem has now released her eagerly anticipated sophomore album, The Second City. The Second City was co-produced by Shameem together with Rob Agostini (Rai Thistlethwaite, Tim & Jean) at Soundbaker Studios in Perth, the world’s most isolated capital city and Shameem’s hometown. Rich with soulful vocals and keys-driven works of art, the record offers insight in to Shameem’s inspiring passion for life, positivity, spirituality and general desire to assist in the betterment of the world via song and goodwill. It touches on a number of thought-provoking themes over the generously loaded 15 tracks: the overcoming of prejudice, broken trust and forgiveness, thankfulness, and gratitude in the face of difficulties.

The album includes the singles “Beautiful Soul“, which was awarded 4th place in the Australian Songwriting Contest Contemporary Pop/ Dance category, and “Under One Sun“, which was co-written with Grammy-winning producer James Bryan (Nelly Furtado, Olly Murs, James Morrison). While remaining true to Shameem’s roots in neo-soul, this album also shows the mixed-race artist paying homage to her Iranian heritage as well as exploring styles as diverse as reggae and rock.

The Second City is available for purchase on iTunes and Bandcamp. To find out more behind the story of The Second City, you can check out a trailer for the album, or read Shameem’s explanations of the inspiration behind the lyrics.

“The Second City” Album Launch

“The Second City” Album Launch show in Perth is just around the corner, celebrating the release of Shameem’s sophomore album in her hometown before she takes off for a national tour. Shameem will be putting on a unique full band show at premier Perth venue Subiaco Arts Centre, with special guests and never-before-heard arrangements of her music. There will also be a display of original artwork that was created by several WA artists for her photo and video shoots associated with this album. Tickets are available here from Ticketek.


Shameem will be supported by Trevor Jalla. 15 years as a full-time musician has taken Trevor from European festival stages and club dates across the USA to the most intimate solo acoustic performances around Perth and South-West WA. His unique blend of soul, folk, country and blues pays homage to influences such as Ray Charles, James Taylor, George Jones and Robert Johnson.

Shameem’s special guests will include rapper Empty and hip-hop dancers Lisa and Chido from The Dance Workshop.