Looking after Michael Buble’s VIPs

So I had a really cool gig last weekend: two nights of performing for the VIP ticketholders to Michael Bublé’s shows at Perth Arena! Basically I did one solo set on keyboard each night in a little exclusive room while the VIP ticketholders enjoyed some finger food and wine. Despite it being set up like a private function (where the musician is essentially providing background music), I still got some applause, which was nice! Unfortunately it wasn’t a support gig (Bublé likes to tour with Naturally 7, and let’s face it – who can compete with them?), so I didn’t get the perks of backstage access and being able to watch the man perform. But it was a fun gig and I liked the feeling that he was in the building, not too far away. [pe2-gallery class=”alignleft” ] [pe2-image src=”” href=”″ caption=”” type=”image” alt=”IMG_3115.JPG” ][/pe2-gallery]












Incidentally, on the second night I happened to share an elevator with Freo footballer Matt Pavlich. The guy had very nice manners, letting me go before him despite running a bit late for the show. He did look at me with curiosity though, when he got out at the top floor and noticed that I wasn’t getting out of the lift… he didn’t realise I was heading to the basement to load out my gear. Ah, the glamour of being a musician!

Perth Arena Open Day

Shameem is very excited to be performing on Sunday 4th November at the Perth Arena Open Day!! This event is a chance for the public to check out this brand new venue (including backstage) one week before it’s officially opened by Sir Elton John. Shameem will be on at 11:00-11:45am, appearing for the first time with the new line-up of her band. Throughout the day you can also enjoy the sounds of local greats Boom Bap Pow, Grace Barbe and Djibril Diagne. It’s free and family-friendly, so why not make a Sunday of it?