WA’s Great South

Just recently, the band embarked on the scenic 5-hour drive to WA’s Great South to perform shows in the lovely towns of Albany and Denmark. Here’s a snap of me and guitarist Dom Barrett at the ABC South Coast studios, where we did an acoustic on-air performance.

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Later that day we performed at the beautiful Denmark Arts Markets. Such a lovely, relaxed atmosphere, with the audience all chilling out on the grassy river bank.

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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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“Shameem’s unique fusion” – The Weekender article 08/12/11

Perth Songstress Shameem will be bringing her band and brand new album to Albany for a show at the White Star Hotel on Friday, December 16.

Dubbed Australia’s answer to Alicia Keys and often compared to British chanteuse Sade, Shameem’s style is a unique fusion of 90s-esque R&B/ soul with jazz and 70s funk elements, employing a live band. Her expressive, naturally soulful voice and sense for conscious lyrics is both refreshing and infectious. While her songs defy a number of musical conventions, none will walk away without a tune replaying in their head.
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WA Tour – the music

Radio Interview ABC 720

Radio Interview at ABC 720 with James Lush on the Saturday breakfast show.

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Touring WA – the beautiful south

So I was making a video blog… but it’s going to take awhile to finish up and edit that after the tour, so here’s your news in writing! After a kicking Thursday night tour launch at the Ellington, Friday midday we set out from my place – 6 band members in 2 cars; 4 amps, a PA system, drum kit and various instruments, plus two trolleys loaded up under tarp in a trailer.
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Tour photos – southern leg

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The Weekender article 03/02/11 – “Refreshing and infectious voice”

A PERTH singer dubbed Australia’s answer to Alicia Keys, will be performing this Sunday, February 6, at the White Star Hotel.

Shameem Taheri-Lee’s Albany visit during a state-wide tour with her band. “I’ve done one-off regional performances before, but this is the first time I’ll be touring the great state,” the singer/ songwriter said. “It’ll be a real adventure; there aren’t a lot of bands who do extensive regional touring in WA… especially not as far as I’m going.”
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