Performing a jazzed up arrangement of “Strawberry”, live at The Second City Album Launch in Perth, at Subiaco Arts Centre.
This is an awesome, humongous, fantastic write up from the popular blog Weekend Notes! It includes a cool live review of the Perth album launch show for The Second City.
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Wardrobe changes and wardrobe malfunctions have oft outshone music performances. If you sat back and thought of the key moments in pop history (who can forget Janet Jackson) no doubt Britney Spears, Madonna and perhaps even Alicia Keys might spring to mind. While these women move and shake their thang on a global scale, Perth soul songtress Shameem is keepin’ the wardrobe change alive and well on a local scale.
Got this amazing write up in The West Australian! Woohoo! Scroll down for full article.
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Music can change the world because it changes people. Local songstress Shameem Taheri-Lee hope hers does exactly that. Born in Australia to a Chinese-Malaysian father and an Iranian mother, the bubbly Perth vocalist and songwriter, who performs under her first name, enchants audiences with heartfelt personal stories and imbues her songs with a spiritual influence.
“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 will be launching her sophomore album “The Second City” with a special and unique show at the Subiaco Arts Centre. Tickets are now available here from Ticketek.
Photos from our album launch show at the Hyde Park Hotel… featuring the band, support artists Georiga Mooney and Tiaryn, special guests Sean Little, Donovan de Souza and Nic Owen, VJ Lambency, hip-hop dancers Leanne and Dante, and trusty CD-sales helpers Kia & Adrian 🙂 Photos taken by Shamim Beyzaie.
You first caught people’s ears with the Universe for Afternoon Tea EP back in 2009. What’s been happening since Afternoon Tea? Playing lots of shows, and writing lots of songs! Earlier this year we did a big WA tour, which was challenging and exciting for the band. I also did a songwriting trip to London mid-year and scoped out the music scene while I was there, and played a few gigs too.
Perth singer-songwriter Shameem Taheri-Lee is set to release her debut album this Saturday, November 19, at the Hyde Park Hotel. Shameem took her band to Soundbaker Studios to lay down 10 tracks of smooth soul-funk and R&B, an exciting follow up to her 2009 EP Universe for Afternoon Tea. PATRICK MARLBOROUGH chatted to Shameem about the album, her upcoming shows, and where her music fits in the Perth scene.
Born in Australia to a Chinese-Malaysian father and an Iranian mother, Shameem Taheri-Lee is an expressive musician who has been wowing crowds with her soulful voice. Over the phone, she is as infectious and calming as her music. She begins discussing the recording process of her new album.