Shameem’s new album, The Second City, is an uplifting and contemplative soul-pop record brimming with rich vocals, infectious R&B rhythms, jazz-infused melodies and spiritual undertones. It’s also filled with beautiful messages. For instance, her new single ‘Under One Sun’ is a heartfelt cry for unity between people of different races, ethnicities and religions. Read the full story
I did a really enjoyable interview with Geoff Wood on ABC Radio National’s The Rhythm Divine, talking about the spiritual inspiration behind my music and lyrics. Here’s a little except from the program, which you can download in full here.
Geoff posted a neat little blurb about the show before it was aired, and did this beautiful write up afterwards that was featured on the ABC home page for a few hours.
It reads like a film script—struggling musician posts demos online and gets interest from a Grammy-winning producer who offers to co-write her new single—but it’s what happened to young Perth-based Baha’i singer-songwriter Shameem, writes Geoff Wood.
‘It shows that MySpace isn’t completely dead,’ says Shameem, laughing as she recalls the day a Grammy-winning producer turned her life upside down.
‘I got this message on MySpace from James Bryan and I hadn’t heard of him. He’d actually found some demos that I’d done. He said, “I really love your voice and do you write your own music?” Read the full story
I did an interview with LinkAdelaide in the lead up to my tour show at Adelaide Fringe; you can check out the podcast here.
Soulful Perth singer songwriter Shameem is my guest as she embarks on a national tour to promote her fantastic new album The Second City. With the debut single Under One Sun included within, this chat focuses on inspiration and Shameem’s style, ahead of her visit to Adelaide to close the tour at the Royal Croquet Club during 2015’s Adelaide Fringe.
So chuffed about this fantastic article in the Sydney Morning Herald online. The same article was also published in The Canberra Times and The Brisbane Times.
Born and bred in Perth to a Chinese-Malaysian father and an Iranian mother, Shameem’s voice is as unique and worldly as her upbringing.
“My first memory of music is Michael Jackson,” she says through a chuckle. “My mum really liked him, she has a love for pop music. Also I have memories of my grandmother chanting prayers around the house.” Read the full story
Article featured in issues of The Music across Australia.
Perth artist Shameem found herself mastering her craft around the world and the musical partnerships on her new record come from the most weird and wonderful places. She talks to Jane Sutton. Read the full story
After making a splash in 2011 with her debut self-titled EP, West Australian artist, Shameem, is back with The Second City, another round of R&B tracks set to send a message. AARON BRYANS reports ahead of her performance this Saturday, January 17, at the Subiaco Arts Centre.
Combining ’90s R&B with elements of jazz and soul, local artist and composer Shameem has taken a positive approach to her musical journey, absorbing any experience along the way to evolve her music into a style that she is not only proud of but can be recognised and appreciated for.
However when it comes to song writing, Shameem values lyrical expression equal to its musical accompaniments. Read the full story
Got this amazing write up in The West Australian! Woohoo! Scroll down for full article.
Music can change the world because it changes people. Local songstress Shameem Taheri-Lee hope hers does exactly that. Born in Australia to a Chinese-Malaysian father and an Iranian mother, the bubbly Perth vocalist and songwriter, who performs under her first name, enchants audiences with heartfelt personal stories and imbues her songs with a spiritual influence. Read the full story
So recently I rocked up to the West TV studios on a freeeezing cold morning… was bundled through make-up and then whisked into their chilly warehouse-like back studio, among some other hot new acts from WA, to do an interview with these lovely people – Nikkita and Antonio. If you’re impatient, skip ahead to 06:17 to catch me!