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.

Canada trip

I made the big trip over to the opposite side of the world aka the land of the maple leaf aka Canadia, to perform at Canadian Music Week music festival, and attend and do some networking at the Canadian Music Week music industry conference. While I was in Toronto I also did another little show and a house concert, did a couple of shoots for TV/ online media appearances, and even managed to sneak in some time to get to Niagara Falls for a day, before heading home via Hong Kong where I had a layover long enough to do some exploring and hang out with my Aunty for a bit.

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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.

Touring North America – the food, friends and frenzy!


Tonee and I

Flight from Perth to Sydney: 4 hours. Sydney to LA: 14 hours. LA to Atlanta: 4 hours.

In Atlanta airport there is a baby grand piano in the food court of one of the terminals. The man at the piano is Tonee, who tinkles the ivories and croons the best of pop, soul and jazz tunes to the diverse people who pass through the food court. As I sat enjoying a smoothie, Tonee noticed me lip-syncing along to his music, and called me up to perform in his place. The crowd at Atlanta airport showed their appreciation of my covers of Aretha Franklin and Michael Jackson with warm-hearted applause – it was a good start to the trip!
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North American Tour – performance photos

These shots are taken by various people: friends, strangers, and strangers who became friends! The photos are from a variety of performances, from the big Canadian Music Festival gigs to the sweet and simple house concerts. Thank you to one and all who shared this wonderful journey with me.

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