Black and Gold (cover) – live at The Ellington

Black and Gold (Sam Sparro cover), live at the Time Does Not Reverse EP launch show at The Ellington Jazz Club.

Just a Show – live at The Ellington

Just a Show, live at the Time Does Not Reverse EP launch show at The Ellington Jazz Club.

Pass It On – live at The Ellington

Pass It On, live at the Time Does Not Reverse EP launch show at The Ellington Jazz Club.

Grand Prize winner: John Lennon Songwriting Contest

Shameem’s track Pass It On has been awarded the grand prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Gospel/ Inspirational category! Pass It On, featured on Shameem’s recent EP Time Does Not Reverse, was originally written as a crowdfunding reward. Learn more about the inspiration behind this feel-good toe-tapper here.


Sounds So Beautiful – Shameem – Live And Learn, Knowing That Time Does Not Reverse

Another write-up from French blog Sounds So Beautiful, this time reviewing the entire the Time Does Not Reverse EP.  Click on the image below to read the full article.


The Music – EP review: Time Does Not Reverse

Another review of my EP, this time from The Music.


Shameem offers up an electro soul concoction for Time Does Not Reverse.

With a generous sprinkle of synth and a handful of harmonies, the key ingredient here is the lead vocals. There’s some hot ad-libbing that would be elevated by some live instrumentation, rather than the generally electronic approach which dominates the majority of this release. Just A Show is a standout, with some cool chord choices to pull the melody in unexpected directions and colourful guitar fills to add a bit more texture. This is closely followed by I Love You, But with a chorus that’ll be on rotation in your head for hours.

– Natasha Pinto

Southern Gazette – Giving Voice to Issues

Just a little something from the Southern Gazette a few weeks ago…

SoulandJazzandFunk – NO REVERSE!

An honest review of my EP from boutique UK blog SoulandJazzandFunk – these guys are soul purists!


SHAMEEM (TAHERI-LEE) is an Australian soul singer/songwriter based in Perth. She impressed the soul world with her 2014 long player, ‘The Second City’. Connoisseurs grew particularly fond of her Alicia Keys-flavoured ‘Beautiful Soul’.

Shameem is now set to follow that up with a four track EP, ‘Time Does Not Reverse’ that wins release at the end of July. The lead single, ‘I Love You But’ has just become available and if you can get past the odd electro intro you’ll discover a fine contemporary soul tune with great lyrics about loving, but not liking someone!

The EP’s other tracks are the lazy, jazzy ‘Just A Show’, a quirky ‘Moderation’ and ‘Pass It On’ – a lovely, simple, sweet. old school pop-soul ballad with a killer hook in the chorus.

Shameem launches her EP with a show in Perth on July 29th. People in the rest of the world can learn more @

Just a Show – DYI selfie-stick music video

One-shot DYI video, filmed on an iPhone with a selfie-stick, on the streets of Northbridge, Perth, Australia.

Makeup by Suzanah Soffian HMUA; hair by Candise at Shendals Signature Salon.

The Music – Channeling The Facts Of Life Into Her Craft

Nice write up from an interview that I did with premier Aussie music blog, The Music, where I talk about the background to my new EP.


Shameem Taheri-Lee tells Louis Costello of her band’s latest EP while addressing her ongoing efforts to hone in her craft.

Like anyone venturing closer to their 30s and further away from the acceptable age to make poor decisions under the guise of being ‘young and naive’, Shameem Taheri-Lee has felt the downward pull of adulthood. However unlike most of us, Taheri-Lee was able to channel that feeling and transform it into her band’s latest release, Time Does Not Reverse.

“The EP comes from a place of reaching my late 20s, feeling a bit jaded about a few things with my life, but still clinging to hope and optimism for the future,” Taheri-Lee explains, adding that, “The songs are in order from the least profound, to the socially conscious, to the most inspired.”

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