MMXII… now what?

After I released my EP Universe for Afternoon Tea in late 2009, I sat down and drew up a list of goals to move my music career forward. It looked something like this:

  • Tour WA
  • Tour Australia
  • Record a full-length album
  • Make a video
  • Get radio play
  • Get some reviews
  • Get a support gig for a major touring artist
  • Get a festival gig
  • Establish a decent website and online presence

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“Shameem – Northbridge Piazza” iShop Perth Magazine article, 08/03/12

The next event in the Sunday Piazza Live series is set to sizzle with a performance by Perth singer Shameem. Still on a high from supporting Ronan Keating last month, Shameem’s style is a fusion of 90s R&B with 70s’ funk elements. The free event is this Sunday from 1pm to 3:30pm.

Shameem set to shine – Southern Gazette article, 06/03/12


A VICTORIA Park singer will hit the Northbridge Piazza stage this weekend. Shameem Taheri-Lee, who performs as Shameem, and her band, will fill the piazza with jazz fusion songs from her debut album, as well as a few classic jazz numbers.

It is another event to add to Taheri-Lee’s list of performances, which includes supporting Ronan Keating a A Day on The Green, as well as shows at the Adelaide Fuse Festival.
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Radio interview and live performance 6PR 04/03/12

Interview and live studio performance on 6PR with Paul Cook.

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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.