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Album Launch!

Shameem & her band are releasing their debut album: 10 brand new tracks, freshly recorded, including a track co-written by Grammy-winning producer James Bryan in the UK.

Held in the stylish, newly renovated Hyde Park Hotel, this promises to be a special evening, with a lot of SURPRISES… not to be missed! Entry is FREE. The album will be available for purchase for the first time – be the first to get your hands on a copy!

Saturday 19th November, 8:00pm-12:00 midnight
The Hyde Park Hotel, cnr Fitzgerald and Bulwer Streets, North Perth

Support acts and special guests include:
Tiaryn Griggs
Georgia Mooney
Ndorse (of the Brow Horn Orchestra)
Donovan de Souza (of the Accumulated Gestures)

Deep, Still (solo)

Live performance at Roleystone Performer’s Night.

Undertones (solo)

Live performance at Roleystone Performer’s Night.

In the studio!

Summary: Three consecutive 8-hour days doing band sessions at Soundbaker Studios. Six 4-hour sessions recording and compiling vocals. Many mugs of peppermint tea, 1 packet of jelly snakes and a box of Cheds.

Thursday’s band session started off well – set up was quick and clean, and by the end of the day the drums and bass had good takes down for 6 songs. There were five of us in the studio – Robin and Bronton putting down bass and drums respeectively, and the rest of us playing along to give them a guide and some mojo. On the Friday, we finished off the drum and bass tracks, and moved to recording Tal’s keys and Harry’s guitar. Pleased with our productivity, the band ended the day with an energetic gig at The Boheme.
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The Post article 07/05/11 – “From St Hilda’s to the stars”

Two of St Hilda’s musically talented old girls, who have carved successful careers in the music industry, will be centre-stage at the school’s auutmn bazaar on Saturday.

Shameem Taheri-Lee, who graduated in 2005, and Bianca Jade (1996) will perform between 10am and 2.30pm at the junior school on McCabe Street. Bianca, who has supported Chris Isaak in 2009 and 2011, Harry Connick Jr in 2010 and KD Lang and the Black Sorros in 2009, will deliver her trademark acoustic melodies in the afternoon.
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Album Fundraiser Show @ the Ellington

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All photos taken by Dylan Tilbury for Layla & Associates Photography.

A ritzy occasion…

I do not envy models. Gosh, they live such a stressful life! But depsite being far shorter than the desirable model-height, and having a scarlet birthmark splashed conspiciously across my face, I found myself donning those precariously high-heeled shoes at the official VIP opening party of the Claremont Quarter fashion precinct.
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Faster Louder Article 26/04/11 – “Shameem Taheri-Lee @ The Ellington Jazz Club, Perth”

“Taheri-Lee’s songs had a deep, soulful resonance that captivated the audience, propelled by a strong rhythmic backing, augmented by virtuoso keyboard solos. The whole band worked in unison to create a rich tapestry of colour…”

Sexy, sophisticated, suave, the Ellington Jazz Club has it all. Whether you’re an amateur jazzophile who thinks Louis Armstrong is that guy who landed on the moon, or a jaded veteran who thinks the only good jazz comes in 37/16 timing and involves instruments invented for the sole purpose of one performance and destroyed moments later to preserve the song’s originality, the Ellington Jazz Club is a Mecca for anybody with a toe in the Perth jazz scene.
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The West Magazine 23/04/11

Social page coverage of the VIP official opening of Claremont Quarter, where we were the feature entertainment!

Faster Louder article 22/03/11 – “Perth Street Culture and Arts Festival”

“… soul acts such as Shameem Taheri-Lee whose sultry vocal style and the sensual musicality of her backing band enthralled audiences and captivated onlookers…”

Northbridge, infamous for the ne’er do wells and folk of dubious moral character that stalk its foreboding streets at night was transformed in to a veritable fête de la musique last Sunday for the Perth Street Culture and Arts Festival. Located on William Street, stretching from the Moon Café by Newcastle Street to the Perth Mosque, the festival was relatively small in size, however whatever it lacked in quantity it easily compensated for in quality.
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