Some snaps from the support gig that I did for Chris Sebastian on his Runaway tour, at Downstairs at The Maj.
We had an AMAZING time supporting Michael Bolton at Perth Concert Hall last week! We had a fantastic response from the very warm and receptive audience, we got treated to very nice hospitality backstage in our dressing room, and we got to meet Michael’s amazing band members, who were all fabulous and lovely people to boot. Some photo highlights for you…
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Shameem is thrilled to announce that she will be supporting Jazz/ R&B icon George Benson‘s show in Perth on Saturday 24th August.
Since becoming a global phenomenon in 1976 with Breezin’ (the first Jazz album to reach #1 on the Pop charts and achieve Platinum status), George has been honoured with ten Grammy Awards and is acknowledged as a Jazz Master (America’s National Endowment for the Arts highest accolade).
Shameem is very excited to announce that she will be supporting Perth’s new rock sensation Beside Lights at their show on September 21st at Perth’s hottest new venue, the C5 (upstairs from Metropolis Fremantle). Also joining the lineup are Triple J favourites Stillwater Giants. Tickets are onsale now through Ticketmaster and Oztix – get in now to avoid disappointment!
With over 1 million hits on YouTube and more than 10,000 fans across Facebook & Twitter, Perth-based indie rockers Beside Lights are continuing to impress audiences right across Australia with their well crafted songs and engaging live performances. The overwhelming response to the band on social media such as Facebook, Youtube & Twitter resulted in their debut EP topping the iTunes rock charts several times, peaking at #1.
- Artist: Shameem Taheri-Lee
- Date: 21/09/12
- Time: 8:45pm
- Venue: C5 (Metropolis Fremantle)
- City: Fremantle , WA
- Address: 58 South Tce
- Country: Australia
- Admission: $18.50
- Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed
- Notes: Shameem performs a solo set in support of Perth rock sensation Beside Lights!!
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I rocked up at the Astor Theatre at 5:30pm on the day of Belinda Carlisle’s show for a soundcheck. Her band (mainly comprised of Aussie session musicians who had been doing the Australian leg of her tour with her) was still on the stage, pumping out grand and luscious 80s sounds, but the lady herself was nowhere in sight. They rehearsed a few tunes, tweaked a few levels and then hung out on the stage chatting. Sometime a little after 6, Belinda slipped inconspicuously onstage and did two partial run-throughs of different songs with the band. Then, again she disappeared – apparently back to her hotel.
On Saturday 17th March, Shameem will be performing a support set for Belinda Carlisle‘s Perth show at the Astor Theatre! Belinda gained worldwide fame as the lead vocalist of the Go-Go’s, one of the most successful all-female bands and the first such group whose members wrote their own songs and played their own instruments. She went on to have a successful solo career, spawning such hits as “Heaven Is A Place On Earth” and “Summer Rain”.
Check out gig details here.
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.
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.
BLOG ENTRY 20/08/10
Egads! It’s been a long time since I’ve updated this space. Where have I been, you ask? Lying low after a few months of hectic gigging, that’s where!
Actually no, I lie. I’ve been doing a fair few commercial gigs – singing jazz standards at corporate functions, birthdays and the like. I had this one great gig where the band was free to help themselves to the cocktails being served, and there was a guy there shucking fresh oysters. Having not tried oysters since I was a kid, I decided to give it a whirl and thus discovered a new passion… mmmm, MUST get another gig where we get free oysters!! *sigh* I wish I didn’t have such expensive taste…