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Brookfield Place performance, December

Thanks to Todd Wilkinson for taking these snaps.

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Brookfield Place performances, October

These lovely photos were taken by John Koh during my two performances at Brookfield Place in October.

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Ellington gig October 2015

Here are some snaps from my recent gig at The Ellington Jazz Club… first, the pro shots from the footage taken by Mark Turner… (hover your mouse over the photo below to see the arrow to flick through the rest)

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And secondly, the up-close bootleg photos from an audience member. Thank you so much Lindi for taking these photos and allowing me to share them!

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Trilogy “House Concert” crowd funding reward

I performed a “house concert” in an office, as a reward for the Special Sponsor of my album The Second City, Trilogy Advertising and Marketing. It was a really lovely evening, with Trilogy’s employees, contract workers and network of contacts enjoying lovely nibbles and drinks and a chance to catch up. I also performed for them a song that I wrote them as part of their crowd funding reward, entitled “We Do It Right”.

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Hidden Treasures 2015

Recently I performed at the fantastic Hidden Treasures festival… the west end of Fremantle is brought to life every Thursday night in July with an array of bands, artists, and DJs taking over four (normally quieter) venues. It’s such a lovely festival and is cherished by the Freo locals, who flock out despite the cold, wet weather to be warmed up by the music! Thanks Rachael Barrett for these photos, love ’em!

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“The Second City” Album Launch Show

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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.

 

Beautiful Soul launch at The Ellington

I really like this awesome snap taken by Tonny, who was in the audience at our show when we launched the single “Beautiful Soul” at The Ellington Jazz Club. The photo really shows off the awesome dress made by Ayesha Parsons of Decisively Ambiguous and the graffiti design by Aggie Ampersand. Thanks Tonny for the photo!

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Coming soon: brand new single

shameem_04_lowresShameem will be launching her new single “Beautiful Soul” in Perth with a full-band show at The Ellington Jazz Club on Friday 27 June. The show will include a premiere screening of the music video for the single, produced by Perth digital media start-up Red Bird Creative.

“Beautiful Soul” is the first single from The Second City, Shameem’s forthcoming sophomore album. The single will be available on YouTube and for online purchase and streaming on June 28. To be the first with the links, subscribe to Shameem’s monthly e-newsletter here.

 

Looking after Michael Buble’s VIPs

So I had a really cool gig last weekend: two nights of performing for the VIP ticketholders to Michael Bublé’s shows at Perth Arena! Basically I did one solo set on keyboard each night in a little exclusive room while the VIP ticketholders enjoyed some finger food and wine. Despite it being set up like a private function (where the musician is essentially providing background music), I still got some applause, which was nice! Unfortunately it wasn’t a support gig (Bublé likes to tour with Naturally 7, and let’s face it – who can compete with them?), so I didn’t get the perks of backstage access and being able to watch the man perform. But it was a fun gig and I liked the feeling that he was in the building, not too far away. [pe2-gallery class=”alignleft” ] [pe2-image src=”http://lh3.ggpht.com/-UipsA4hqzZQ/U2YkX7mNcXI/AAAAAAAABjg/2axj67TKojA/s144-c-o/IMG_3115.JPG” href=”https://picasaweb.google.com/118294268219415625349/Blog#6009530746326053234″ caption=”” type=”image” alt=”IMG_3115.JPG” ][/pe2-gallery]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Incidentally, on the second night I happened to share an elevator with Freo footballer Matt Pavlich. The guy had very nice manners, letting me go before him despite running a bit late for the show. He did look at me with curiosity though, when he got out at the top floor and noticed that I wasn’t getting out of the lift… he didn’t realise I was heading to the basement to load out my gear. Ah, the glamour of being a musician!

Tunesmith’s Cafe

So every couple of months on a Thursday evening I pack my keyboard into my car and head to Tunesmith’s Cafe, to get my Open Mic Night on. I’ve never really been into doing Open Mic Night gigs, and I’m definitely past the point in my career where I need to do them to get my music and name out there. But there’s something about this ongoing event that I really enjoy, and feel it’s important to support it. The three blokes who run the show (Mike, Makk and Bobby) are so dedicated to it and have a really genuine desire to provide a platform for local singer-songwriters to get performance experience. They go lengths to make it a worthwhile experience, recording the audio of each performance for the artist, taking photos and handing out “audience feedback sheets” which they then collect up and give to the performer. They’re a humorous and friendly bunch, and have created something of a small community around what they do. Here’s some snaps from my recent appearance at Tunies, with these lovely fellas. You never did meet nicer people! [pe2-gallery album=”http://picasaweb.google.com/data/feed/base/user/118294268219415625349/albumid/6009530257423540481?alt=rss&hl=en_US&kind=photo” ]