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Opening for Ronan

Horrid hair!!

Trying a new hairstyle 30 minutes before you have to leave the house for an important show is NOT a good idea. I’d recently purchased a hair curler and was super-keen to give it a go, but prolonged frustration in front of the bathroom mirror trying to make it look right saw me driving in a frenzy through the winding roads of Kings Park, navigating road blocks and security checks to get myself backstage just in the nick of time for a soundcheck… only to realise as I gazed at myself in the dressing room mirror, after said soundcheck, that however inadequate the the hairdo was looking when I left the house, a light sweat and ruffling in the wind in my hasty journey had rendered it completely oomph-less.
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Exciting news: Ronan Keating and NXNE

It’s been a big week for Shameem! Just in the last several days she has had a couple of exciting invitations…

1) To support international pop crooner Ronan Keating in his Perth show, performing to an audience of 5000 people. Also gracing the stage will be Sharon Corr of The Corrs. Best known for his hit single “When You Say Nothing At All”, Ronan Keating has sold over 22 million albums worldwide. In Australia, he’s well known as a judge on The X Factor.

2) To perform at NXNE (North By Northeast) Music Festival & Industry Conference in Toronto in June. An annual 5-day event, NXNE is the most anticipated summer music event in Canada, and an international destination for unsigned bands, indie favorites, and major-label headlining artists alike, drawing 300,000 attendees.

“Shameem’s unique fusion” – The Weekender article 08/12/11

Perth Songstress Shameem will be bringing her band and brand new album to Albany for a show at the White Star Hotel on Friday, December 16.

Dubbed Australia’s answer to Alicia Keys and often compared to British chanteuse Sade, Shameem’s style is a unique fusion of 90s-esque R&B/ soul with jazz and 70s funk elements, employing a live band. Her expressive, naturally soulful voice and sense for conscious lyrics is both refreshing and infectious. While her songs defy a number of musical conventions, none will walk away without a tune replaying in their head.
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Fuse Festival 2012

Shameem & band have been invited to perform at Fuse Festival 2012! Held in Adelaide in February, it will be the first major music festival and music industry conference that the band has performed at.

Performing as part of the Fuse West showcase on Thursday February 23rd, Shameem and the band will get the opportunity to pitch their music to the influx of music industry professionals, conference delegates and the general public. Read more

Album Launch Show

Photos from our album launch show at the Hyde Park Hotel… featuring the band, support artists Georiga Mooney and Tiaryn, special guests Sean Little, Donovan de Souza and Nic Owen, VJ Lambency, hip-hop dancers Leanne and Dante, and trusty CD-sales helpers Kia & Adrian 🙂 Photos taken by Shamim Beyzaie.

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Radio Interview Highland FM 21/11/11

Interview on Highland FM (NSW) with John Sider.

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“Keep ‘Em Shameem” – Drum Media article 17/11/11

Local songstress Shameem Taheri-Lee and her band launch their debut LP this weekend, and Jackson Best finds out the goss.

You first caught people’s ears with the Universe for Afternoon Tea EP back in 2009. What’s been happening since Afternoon Tea? Playing lots of shows, and writing lots of songs! Earlier this year we did a big WA tour, which was challenging and exciting for the band. I also did a songwriting trip to London mid-year and scoped out the music scene while I was there, and played a few gigs too.
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“Shameem Taheri-Lee: Hey Soul Sister” – Xpress article 16/11/11

Perth singer-songwriter Shameem Taheri-Lee is set to release her debut album this Saturday, November 19, at the Hyde Park Hotel. Shameem took her band to Soundbaker Studios to lay down 10 tracks of smooth soul-funk and R&B, an exciting follow up to her 2009 EP Universe for Afternoon Tea. PATRICK MARLBOROUGH chatted to Shameem about the album, her upcoming shows, and where her music fits in the Perth scene.

Born in Australia to a Chinese-Malaysian father and an Iranian mother, Shameem Taheri-Lee is an expressive musician who has been wowing crowds with her soulful voice. Over the phone, she is as infectious and calming as her music. She begins discussing the recording process of her new album.
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Radio Interview 6PR 13/11/11

Radio Interview on 6PR with Paul Cook.

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Radio Interview RTR FM 12/11/11

Radio Interview at RTR FM with Warren Kimble on the Saturday Jazz show.

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