Supporting Belinda Carlisle!

On Saturday 17th March, Shameem will be performing a support set for Belinda Carlisle‘s Perth show at the Astor Theatre! Belinda gained worldwide fame as the lead vocalist of the Go-Go’s, one of the most successful all-female bands and the first such group whose members wrote their own songs and played their own instruments. She went on to have a successful solo career, spawning such hits as “Heaven Is A Place On Earth” and “Summer Rain”.

Check out gig details here.

Exciting news: Ronan Keating and NXNE

It’s been a big week for Shameem! Just in the last several days she has had a couple of exciting invitations…

1) To support international pop crooner Ronan Keating in his Perth show, performing to an audience of 5000 people. Also gracing the stage will be Sharon Corr of The Corrs. Best known for his hit single “When You Say Nothing At All”, Ronan Keating has sold over 22 million albums worldwide. In Australia, he’s well known as a judge on The X Factor.

2) To perform at NXNE (North By Northeast) Music Festival & Industry Conference in Toronto in June. An annual 5-day event, NXNE is the most anticipated summer music event in Canada, and an international destination for unsigned bands, indie favorites, and major-label headlining artists alike, drawing 300,000 attendees.

Fuse Festival 2012

Shameem & band have been invited to perform at Fuse Festival 2012! Held in Adelaide in February, it will be the first major music festival and music industry conference that the band has performed at.

Performing as part of the Fuse West showcase on Thursday February 23rd, Shameem and the band will get the opportunity to pitch their music to the influx of music industry professionals, conference delegates and the general public. Read more

New album now available!

Shameem’s new album is now available for purchase! This self-titled debut album features 10 brand new tracks written by Shameem, including one song co-written by Grammy-winning UK producer James Bryan.

This album brings together 18 months’ work of writing, performing, touring and experiencing that amazing thing called life. Driven by Shameem’s soulful, expressive voice and the strong rhythmic grooves of her band, the songs tell many different stories of hope, anguish, love, protest and growth – check out the lyrics and inspirations here.

Now available at the following stores:

Online stores

BandCamp – online download and physical CD
CD Baby – online download only
iTunes – online download only

Perth Record Stores

Fat Shan Records
Planet Video

Album Launch!

Shameem & her band are releasing their debut album: 10 brand new tracks, freshly recorded, including a track co-written by Grammy-winning producer James Bryan in the UK.

Held in the stylish, newly renovated Hyde Park Hotel, this promises to be a special evening, with a lot of SURPRISES… not to be missed! Entry is FREE. The album will be available for purchase for the first time – be the first to get your hands on a copy!

Saturday 19th November, 8:00pm-12:00 midnight
The Hyde Park Hotel, cnr Fitzgerald and Bulwer Streets, North Perth

Support acts and special guests include:
Tiaryn Griggs
Georgia Mooney
Ndorse (of the Brow Horn Orchestra)
Donovan de Souza (of the Accumulated Gestures)

Album Fundraiser Show

Shameem & band have been writing, gigging and touring together for over a year now, and have cooked up the material for their debut full-length album! To HELP US to raise the dollars that we need for the expenses of recording, please come to this SPECTACULAR SHOW we’re putting on and enjoy the perks!!

Sunday 17th April, 6:00-9:00pm
The Ellington Jazz Club, Perth

Featuring never-before-heard original material, a rare solo performance of some numbers from Shameem, special guests, raffle prizes (see here for more details) and the opportunity to pre-order the album!! Tickets are going fast, so book ahead if you want to be seated.

A big thank you to our SPONSORS: Cakes By ShanthiLayla & Associates Photography and Innocent Entertainment.

Shortlisted for West Coast Blues ‘n’ Roots Festival 2011

The band has been shortlisted for West Coast Blues ‘n’ Roots Festival 2011! Eight selected Perth bands (including ourselves) will battle it out in the Breakthrough to Blues ‘n’ Roots Competition to win a performing spot at this amazing music event, which is headlined by none other than Bob Dylan himself. Please come to our heat at Clancy’s in Fremantle on Thursday March 10th to cheer us on!

APRA Professional Development Award nomination!

Very excited to be nominated as a finalist for an APRA Professional Development Award! APRA is the Australasian Performing Rights Association. The APRA Professional Development Awards are presented every two years in conjunction with music organisations and institutions involved in the representation or education of Australian music creators. Check out the other finalists here.

Counting down till WA tour!

WA tour is just over a week away! All venues are confirmed, check out the gigs page for all details.

Be sure to catch the Tour Launch show at the Ellington Jazz Club on Thursday 3rd February – tickets are available here.

Highlights of the tour include a unique performance as part of Northbound Festival in Dalwallinu, a small town 3 hours north-east of Perth. Also playing are Perth folk/ rock act A Beggars Second and local songstress Codie Sundstrom. Make a weekend trip to celebrate life under the stars with us at the town’s gorgeous brand new amphitheatreon Friday February 11th!

WA tour – confirmed!

Regional WA Tour in February 2011 is confirmed!! Stay tuned to the Gigs page for more updates, but so far performances in Busselton, Margaret River, Geraldton and Port Denison have been confirmed, with more coming… Sponsored by the Department of Culture and the Arts WA.