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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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AMR & BD Times article 04/02/11 – “Shameem Taheri-Lee”

“Some performers need the audience to listen long and carefully before anyone gets that there is something good going on. With Shameem you’d have to be locked in a lead-lined room to miss this lady’s sparkle. Her charisma and sheer energy on stage command attention and the listener is rewarded with a swinging, soulful sound – this is what jazz is all about.”
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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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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.

Augusta Margaret River Mail article 02/02/11 – “Shameem set to shine”

PERTH based singer/ songwriter Shameem Taheri-Lee is bringing her latest tour south. Dubbed Australia’s Alicia Keys, she and her band have hit the road this month for a Western Australia Tour.

Her tour follows a busy 2010 which saw her release her EP Universe for Afternoon Tea, and nominated for a 2010 WAM Song of the Year Award for the recording’s first track Undertones.
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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!

Geraldton Guardian article 15/12/2010 – “Creating a Buzz around the Jazz scene”

Soulful jazz and soaring female vocals will reutrn to L’Attitude 28 this Sunday afternoon.

Shameem Taheri-Lee has been playing shows and creating buzz in Perth, and will play in Geraldton this weekend rounding off a busy year for the young artist. Taheri-Lee released her EP Universe for Afternoon Tea, and picked up a WAM Song of the Year Award nomination for the track Undertones off that record.
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Strawberry (Live @ the Ellington)

This is the debut performance of my new song, “Strawberry”.

Drum Media article 03/12/10 – “Shameemanism”

Playing her last show before heading to the UK to write her first album early next year, Shameem Taheri-Lee will bring her band down to The Ellington Sunday 5 December. Her lush ’90s r’n’b tones and jazz influence has caught the ear of James Bryan, co-writer of Nelly Furtado’s recent album. With even Australia jazz legend James Morrison singing her praises recently, this is a gal to catch on the way up.