Supporting Beside Lights!

Shameem is very excited to announce that she will be supporting Perth’s new rock sensation Beside Lights at their show on September 21st at Perth’s hottest new venue, the C5 (upstairs from Metropolis Fremantle). Also joining the lineup are Triple J favourites Stillwater Giants. Tickets are onsale now through Ticketmaster and Oztix – get in now to avoid disappointment!

With over 1 million hits on YouTube and more than 10,000 fans across Facebook & Twitter, Perth-based indie rockers Beside Lights are continuing to impress audiences right across Australia with their well crafted songs and engaging live performances. The overwhelming response to the band on social media such as Facebook, Youtube & Twitter resulted in their debut EP topping the iTunes rock charts several times, peaking at #1.

April evening at the Ellington

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Many thanks to Tonny for these photos.

Tunesmith’s Cafe

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Photos taken by Makk Eenhoorn.

Sunday Piazza Live

On a sweltering 40 degree Sunday afternoon in March, Shameem & band took to the stage at the Northbridge Piazza.

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Supporting Belinda

If you thought only catching 30 seconds of Ronan Keating in person was something, wait till you hear this…

I rocked up at the Astor Theatre at 5:30pm on the day of Belinda Carlisle’s show for a soundcheck. Her band (mainly comprised of Aussie session musicians who had been doing the Australian leg of her tour with her) was still on the stage, pumping out grand and luscious 80s sounds, but the lady herself was nowhere in sight. They rehearsed a few tunes, tweaked a few levels and then hung out on the stage chatting. Sometime a little after 6, Belinda slipped inconspicuously onstage and did two partial run-throughs of different songs with the band. Then, again she disappeared – apparently back to her hotel.
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“Shameem – Northbridge Piazza” iShop Perth Magazine article, 08/03/12

The next event in the Sunday Piazza Live series is set to sizzle with a performance by Perth singer Shameem. Still on a high from supporting Ronan Keating last month, Shameem’s style is a fusion of 90s R&B with 70s’ funk elements. The free event is this Sunday from 1pm to 3:30pm.

Supporting Belinda Carlisle!

On Saturday 17th March, Shameem will be performing a support set for Belinda Carlisle‘s Perth show at the Astor Theatre! Belinda gained worldwide fame as the lead vocalist of the Go-Go’s, one of the most successful all-female bands and the first such group whose members wrote their own songs and played their own instruments. She went on to have a successful solo career, spawning such hits as “Heaven Is A Place On Earth” and “Summer Rain”.

Check out gig details here.

Shameem set to shine – Southern Gazette article, 06/03/12


A VICTORIA Park singer will hit the Northbridge Piazza stage this weekend. Shameem Taheri-Lee, who performs as Shameem, and her band, will fill the piazza with jazz fusion songs from her debut album, as well as a few classic jazz numbers.

It is another event to add to Taheri-Lee’s list of performances, which includes supporting Ronan Keating a A Day on The Green, as well as shows at the Adelaide Fuse Festival.
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Radio interview and live performance 6PR 04/03/12

Interview and live studio performance on 6PR with Paul Cook.

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Fuse Festival – performance at Casablabla

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All photos taken by Marjorie Rose Butler. See  more of Marjorie’s photos online.