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WA Tour – the music

Album Fundraiser Show

Shameem & band have been writing, gigging and touring together for over a year now, and have cooked up the material for their debut full-length album! To HELP US to raise the dollars that we need for the expenses of recording, please come to this SPECTACULAR SHOW we’re putting on and enjoy the perks!!

Sunday 17th April, 6:00-9:00pm
The Ellington Jazz Club, Perth

Featuring never-before-heard original material, a rare solo performance of some numbers from Shameem, special guests, raffle prizes (see here for more details) and the opportunity to pre-order the album!! Tickets are going fast, so book ahead if you want to be seated.

A big thank you to our SPONSORS: Cakes By ShanthiLayla & Associates Photography and Innocent Entertainment.

Divers Tavern show

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All photos taken by Robin Strauss.

Radio Interview ABC 720

Radio Interview at ABC 720 with James Lush on the Saturday breakfast show.

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Shortlisted for West Coast Blues ‘n’ Roots Festival 2011

The band has been shortlisted for West Coast Blues ‘n’ Roots Festival 2011! Eight selected Perth bands (including ourselves) will battle it out in the Breakthrough to Blues ‘n’ Roots Competition to win a performing spot at this amazing music event, which is headlined by none other than Bob Dylan himself. Please come to our heat at Clancy’s in Fremantle on Thursday March 10th to cheer us on!

Tour photos – northern leg

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Photos by Shameem Taheri-Lee (all the average ones) and Robin Murray (all the awesome ones).

Radio Interview ABC North West

Radio Interview with Andrew Collins on ABC North West.

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Touring WA – the treacherous north

The northern leg of tour: the tour of hard knocks, big lessons and unforgettable swims.

Our first show was in the small Wheatbelt town of Dalwallinu, which has a population of around 2000 people. We were booked in by the local shire to perform in their newly built amphitheatre, with local support act Codie Sundstrom and another Perth band, A Beggars Second. Read more

Broome Advertiser article 17/02/11 – “Inspirational Soul”

By Nicola Kalmar

EMERGING artist Shameem Taheri-Lee is free-spirited soul, inspired by spiritual roots, and her music has a unique edge. Her devotion to her Baha’i Faith is exuded in her lyrics, professing love, equality and unity.

The 22-year-old from Perth performed solo a few years before forming her band last year, and releasing her debut EP, Universe for Afternoon Tea.

Uplifting lyrics, upbeat melodies and her captivating voice swiftly earned her the reputation of Australia’s answer to Alicia Keys.
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Totally Locally article 16/02/11 – “Music Sizzles as Community Fizzles”

Dear Dalwallinu, where were you?

Last Friday night saw three extremely talented musical acts perform, for free. Due to the inclement weather, the concert ‘Northbound’ was swiftly moved from the Discovery Centre Amphitheatre to the town hall, meaning that the acts didn’t take to the stage at the scheduled time. However, the sausage sizzle and bar ensured that patrons had refreshments while they waited.
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