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The West Australian article 19/11/10 – “Shameem farewell gig”

Young jazz-pop diva Shameem Taheri-Lee will perform her last major gig at the Ellington Jazz Club on December 5 before she dedicates 2011 to national touring, recording an album and jetting to the UK to write with Nelly Furtado collaborator James Byran.

The producer discovered Taheri-Lee’s music online and invited her to travel overseas to work with him.

The exotic songstress, who was born in Australia to a Chinese-Malaysian father and Iranian mother, also counts jazz trumpet virtuoso James Morrison among her fans.

“With Shameem, you’d have to be locked in a lead-lined room to miss this lady’s sparkle,” he said.
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Evening at the Ellington

The long-awaited early evening show at the Ellington is coming up fast… Enjoy Shameem’s delicious spread of smooth grooves while you chill out after a hot day with cool drinks and the Ellington’s fine tapas menu. As always, there will be funky originals, some more familiar tunes and some brand new music, straight off the press!

Please book your tables in advance to avoid disappointment! Tickets/ tables are available here.

Projects, projects, projects…

BLOG ENTRY 15/11/10

So I’m in limbo right now… waiting to see if grants come through for WA tour (planned for February) and the songwriting trip to the UK (planned for May). Hate this waiting! I’ve decided that if I don’t get the funding for the WA tour, that I’ll cut the tour in half and make it a short one, mainly around the south-west of WA. But the UK trip… gee, I could really do with that funding!

I’ve never been one to dwell a lot on money, but unfortunately it’s the name of my game this year, if I want to do the things that I want to do! I’m now starting to brainstorm for a tour to Australia’s eastern states (think: Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane)… and that I will DEFINITELY need funding for.

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