In post-production mode

Shameem is lying low for the next little while, as she prepares for the release of her next two singles and her album later this year. The music videos for the singles are in post-production, and work has now begun on the album photography and artwork. For a little peek at what Shameem has been up to in the recording studio, check out this blog article and this blog article. There are also some behind-the-scenes shots from the sets of her upcoming music videos at her blog.

Off to the Great South again

Shameem (the full band) will once more be heading south to Albany and Denmark at the end of February to perform at their favourite regional venues. Show details are below and here.

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“The Art of Soul” at Perth Fringe Festival 2014

Shameem is very excited to announce that she’ll again be joining forces with visual artist Phil Doncon to perform a special, unique show as part of Perth Fringe Festival on January 31st, 2014. “The Art of Soul” will explore the struggles and joys of the human journey through music and paint. Be prepared for an audio-visual feast!

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Phil Doncon has taken his unique performance painting all around Australia, performing with the most celebrated jazz musicians and classical orchestras. Shameem’s first show with Phil at The Ellington in April 2014 was a great hit, and they are now refining their performance to include more and bigger canvasses and more interplay between music and art. Tickets are now available here.


In the studio! Recording album #2…

Shameem is busy in the recording studio during December and January, recording her second album! There will be more news of upcoming shows soon, so please stay tuned. Meanwhile, Shameem would like to thank everyone who contributed to the crowd funding campaign to make this album recording possible – she has thanked all supporters individually in this blog article and this blog article (look for your name!). Thanks to the generous contributions of 104 supporters, 104% of the target amount was achieved.[pe2-image src=”” href=”″ caption=”Shameem dons her cans” type=”image” alt=”Album Recording 011.jpg” pe2_single_image_size=”h400″ pe2_img_align=”center” ]

Make Shameem’s next album Pozible!

Hi, it’s Shameem here. I’m in the midst of preparations to record my second album – we’ll be starting the production sessions in December! Because I’m an independent artist (i.e. no record label), I need your support to help to raise the funds needed to record this album through my crowd funding campaign. Crowd funding is a new and exciting way that many artists use their networks and communities to support new projects. Friends, family and fans can contribute, and will be rewarded according to how much they contribute.

Depending on what you contribute, you can:

  • receive a copy of the album before it’s released
  • have a singing lesson with me
  • be credited on the CD liner notes as a “patron” or “honourary producer” of the album
  • And much more!

Please check out my crowd funding page on the Pozible website to find out what this album recording is all about and how you can get involved. Check out the video at the top of the page for the juiciest details!

Supporting George Benson

Shameem is thrilled to announce that she will be supporting Jazz/ R&B icon George Benson‘s show in Perth on Saturday 24th August.

Since becoming a global phenomenon in 1976 with Breezin’ (the first Jazz album to reach #1 on the Pop charts and achieve Platinum status), George has been honoured with ten Grammy Awards and is acknowledged as a Jazz Master (America’s National Endowment for the Arts highest accolade).

This show is almost sold out; the last tickets are available here. George Benson’s show is presented by Mellen Events.

Brand new video – Sleeper On The Night Train

Shameem is very excited to announce the release of a video for her track “Sleeper On The Night Train”, which features on her debut self-titled album. Produced by Dylan Tilbury for Ow My Eye! Productions, the video was shot in Perth at Subiaco Train Station. The rhythmic groove of the song is animated by the choreography of Perth hip hop and tap dancer Leanne Driel.

Independent Music Awards finalist!

IMA-Nominee-LogoShameem has been nominated for the Independent Music Awards! The nominations in more than 80 Album, Song, Music Video and Design categories were culled from thousands of submissions from North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Australia, Greenland and Europe. Shameem’s track “Back To The Ground” has been nominated in the R&B/ Soul Song category.

Winners will be determined by a panel of influential artist and industry judges including Tom Waits, Ziggy Marley, Meshell Ndegeocello, McCoy Tyner, John Medeski & Chris Wood (Medeski, Martin & Wood) and Raul Midon. In addition to this industry-determined judging process, you can help Shameem to become a fan-selected IMA winner by voting here before Friday July 19!!


“Turn It On” featured in major advertising campaign

Kleenheat Gas ad 1Shameem’s track “Turn It Up” is being played all over Western Australian TV as the feature of an advertising campaign for Kleenheat Gas. Check out the 60 second cuts of the ad to the left and below, and see if you can spot Shameem’s cameo appearances!

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A photo of Shameem recently appeared in The West Australian newspaper, in an article regarding the innovative use of the song in the Kleenheat marketing campaign. The music video for the song is also enjoying popularity on YouTube, helped along by the TV advertisements.

Turn It On – video release!

Shameem is very excited to announce the release of the video for her new single “Turn It On”! “Turn It On” is a unique collaboration between Shameem and Tokyo-based producer Nick Wood, who wrote and produced the song. The infectious music is brought to life through a humorous narrative and a few funky dance moves! Check out this brand new video on YouTube.

Turn It On video

“Turn It On” is available for purchase on iTunes stores worldwide, including Australia, USA, UK and Japan.