Ellington Jazz Club show – fan photos

These photos were taken by various audience members at my recent band show at the Ellington Jazz Club. Thanks for the snaps folks!

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Photos from Ellington Jazz Club show with visual artist Phil Doncon

Big thanks to Nicole Murua for these photos!!

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Radio interview ABC 720 (Perth)

Interview on Perth’s ABC 720 with James Lush on “Saturday Breakfast”.

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April evening at the Ellington

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Many thanks to Tonny for these photos.

Album Fundraiser Show @ the Ellington

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All photos taken by Dylan Tilbury for Layla & Associates Photography.

Faster Louder Article 26/04/11 – “Shameem Taheri-Lee @ The Ellington Jazz Club, Perth”

“Taheri-Lee’s songs had a deep, soulful resonance that captivated the audience, propelled by a strong rhythmic backing, augmented by virtuoso keyboard solos. The whole band worked in unison to create a rich tapestry of colour…”

Sexy, sophisticated, suave, the Ellington Jazz Club has it all. Whether you’re an amateur jazzophile who thinks Louis Armstrong is that guy who landed on the moon, or a jaded veteran who thinks the only good jazz comes in 37/16 timing and involves instruments invented for the sole purpose of one performance and destroyed moments later to preserve the song’s originality, the Ellington Jazz Club is a Mecca for anybody with a toe in the Perth jazz scene.
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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.

Drum Media mention 03/02/11 – “Shaman Taheri-Lee”

Tonight at 8:00pm bright young talent Shameem Taheri-Lee and her band are kicking off their WA tour with a show not to be missed. Ben Matthews (keys), Harry Winton (guitar), Robin Murray (bass), Pete Evans (drums) and Georgia Mooney (backing vocals) will take over the Ellington Jazz Club for a night smooth tunes to get your weekend started early. $15 from 8pm. She then heads off on a big regional tour: Friday 4 February at The Esplanade Hotel, Busselton; Saturday 5 Settlers Tavern, Margaret River; Sunday 6 White Star Hotel, Albany; Friday 11 Dalwallinu Discovery Centre; Saturday 12 L’Attitude 28, Geraldton; Sunday 13 Southerly’s Harbour View Bar, Port Denison; Friday 18 The Gascoyne Hotel, Canarvon and Sunday 20 February Divers Tavern, Broome.

Community Newspapers article 25/01/11

This article was published in various Community newspapers, including the Guardian Express, the Western Suburbs Weekly, the Southern Gazette, the Melville Times and the Cockburn Gazette. Article by Emilia Vranjes, photos by Will Russell.

Teen superstar Justin Bieber, Brit songbird Lily Allen and US rapper Sean Kingston all have YouTube and Myspace to thank for their rise to global fame, and perhaps another music industry fairytale could be unfolding right here in Perth.

Shameem Taheri-Lee may be an unknown now, but a UK song-writing stint scheduled for mid-this year with international songwriter and producer James Bryan could change all that. Bryan’s credits include Canadian pop/R&B artist Nelly Furtado’s career-making Grammy hits Like a Bird and Turn out the Lights.
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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!