Shameem

Live Act Soul R&B Neo Soul
Shameem - Soul R&B Neo Soul Live Act in Perth

Shameem Short Info

2015 has been a busy year for Shameem, who in the span of ten months has released her sophomore album The Second City, undertaken two national Australian tours, performed in Toronto at Canadian Music Week, supported Michael Bolton and sold out her show at the Perth International Jazz Festival. The Second City includes the singles “Beautiful Soul”, which was awarded 4th place in the Australian Songwriting Contest Contemporary Pop/ Dance category, and “Under One Sun”, which was written in collaboration with Grammy-winning producer James Bryan (Nelly Furtado, Olly Murs, James Morrison) and has been nominated in the international Independent Music Awards.

A self-managed, independent artist, Shameem keeps a busy performance schedule, having supported major international artists such as George Benson, Belinda Carlisle, Michael Bolton and Ronan Keating, and undertaken tours in both her native Australia and in the USA and Canada. Tracks from both Shameem's debut and sophomore albums have proven popular with community radio stations around Australia as well as USA college radio, garnering airplay on over 80 Australian stations and 130 USA stations, and charting in the Top 30 at 6 USA stations, including two Top 5 positions. Meanwhile, her track “Turn It On” enjoys great popularity in her home state of Western Australia, having been synced to a major TV advertising campaign.

Born in Australia to a Chinese-Malaysian father and an Iranian mother, this bubbly vocalist and songwriter enchants her audiences with her heartfelt, personal stories, socially conscious messages and spiritual influences in her songs. The diversity of her heritage has not only contributed to Shameem’s exotic looks but has influenced her distinctive eclectic approach to music. Her unique fusion of 90s R&B grooves with the melodic sensibility of 70s soul and a subtle twist of jazz has seen her frequently compared to such artists as Alicia Keys, Sade and Michael Jackson.

When Shameem sings she speaks directly to the hearts of her audience; her voice is at once warm, soulful and expressive, and none can walk away without a tune replaying in their head. Shameem is passionate about uplifting and inspiring people to work for the betterment of the world through her music.

“… an explosion of soul. Her piano and voice take you on a journey to a world full of positivity, love and understanding. Her first single from the album titled Under One Sun is as inspiring as it is catchy.” – Sydney Morning Herald

“… she proved not only can she elegantly deliver her soul repertoire, but also she can cut the stage up So You Think You Can Dance style. Respect. I’m impressed.” – Weekend Notes

“… a powerful and unlimited voice…” – Xpress magazine

2015 has been a busy year for Shameem, who in the span of ten months has released her sophomore album The Second City, undertaken two national Australian tours, performed in Toronto at Canadian Music Week, supported Michael Bolton and sold out her show at the Perth International Jazz Festival. The Second City includes the singles “Beautiful Soul”, which was awarded 4th place in the Australian Songwriting Contest Contemporary Pop/ Dance category, and “Under One Sun”, which was written in collaboration with Grammy-winning producer James Bryan (Nelly Furtado, Olly Murs, James Morrison) and has been nominated in the international Independent M...

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Past Gigs Shameem

  • 02 | 2016 Perth, Australia Shameem @ the Ellington Jazz Club
  • 12 | 2015 Perth, Australia Shameem (trio) @ The Old Brewery
  • 12 | 2015 Perth, Australia Shameem (solo) @ Brookfield Place
  • 12 | 2015 Perth, Australia Shameem (solo) @ Brookfield Place
  • 11 | 2015 Perth, Australia Gospel @ The Rocks
  • 10 | 2015 Brisbane, Australia Shameem Australian Solo Tour 2015
  • 10 | 2015 Brisbane, Australia Shameem Australian Solo Tour 2015
  • 10 | 2015 Sunshine Coast, Australia Shameem Australian Solo Tour 2015
  • 10 | 2015 Gold Coast, Australia Shameem Australian Solo Tour 2015
  • 10 | 2015 Byron Bay, Australia Shameem Australian Solo Tour 2015
  • 10 | 2015 Perth, Australia Telethon (TV performance)
  • 10 | 2015 Canberra, Australia Shameem Australian Solo Tour 2015
  • 10 | 2015 Melbourne, Australia Shameem Australian Solo Tour 2015
  • 10 | 2015 Newcastle, Australia Shameem Australian Solo Tour 2015
  • 10 | 2015 Sydney, Australia Shameem Australian Solo Tour 2015
  • 10 | 2015 Perth, Australia Shameem @ the Ellington Jazz Club
  • 10 | 2015 Perth, Australia Shameem (solo) @ Brookfield Place
  • 10 | 2015 Perth, Australia Shameem (solo) @ Brookfield Place
  • 08 | 2015 Perth, Australia House Concert
  • 08 | 2015 Perth, Australia Song Lounge @ The Ellington Jazz Club
  • 08 | 2015 Perth, Australia Shameem @ The Laneway Lounge
  • 08 | 2015 Perth, Australia Shameem @ The Laneway Lounge
  • 07 | 2015 Fremantle, Australia Hidden Treasures Festival
  • 07 | 2015 Perth, Australia Shameem (duo) @ Pirate Bar
  • 06 | 2015 Perth, Australia Shameem (solo) @ The Laneway Lounge
  • 06 | 2015 Perth, Australia Shameem (duo) @ Pirate Bar
  • 05 | 2015 Kitchener, Canada House Concert
  • 05 | 2015 Toronto, Canada Shameem @ the Trazac Club
  • 05 | 2015 Toronto, Canada Canadian Music Week
  • 05 | 2015 Perth, Australia Perth International Jazz Festival
  • 05 | 2015 Perth, Australia Michael Bolton (support gig)
  • 04 | 2015 Perth, Australia Shameem @ the Ellington Jazz Club
  • 03 | 2015 Perth, Australia HeartKids fundraiser
  • 03 | 2015 Adelaide, Australia "The Second City" Australian Tour
  • 02 | 2015 Byron Bay, Australia "The Second City" Australian Tour
  • 02 | 2015 Brisbane, Australia "The Second City" Australian Tour
  • 02 | 2015 Newcastle, Australia "The Second City" Australian Tour
  • 02 | 2015 Newcastle, Australia "The Second City" Australian Tour
  • 02 | 2015 Sydney, Australia "The Second City" Australian Tour
  • 02 | 2015 Canberra, Australia "The Second City" Australian Tour
  • 02 | 2015 Melbourne, Australia "The Second City" Australian Tour
  • 01 | 2015 Perth, Australia "The Second City" Album Launch
  • 12 | 2014 Perth, Australia Light Up Leederville Carnival
  • 12 | 2014 Fremantle, Australia Acoustic Candlelight Session
  • 11 | 2014 Fremantle, Australia Jazz in the Park
  • 11 | 2014 Perth, Australia Shameem @ the Ellington Jazz Club
  • 09 | 2014 Perth, Australia Shameem @ Shiro Izakaya
  • 08 | 2014 Perth, Australia Song Lounge @ the Ellington Jazz Club
  • 08 | 2014 Perth, Australia Shameem @ Shiro Izakaya
  • 07 | 2014 Perth, Australia Shameem @ Shiro Izakaya
  • 07 | 2014 Perth, Australia The Big Splash @ the Ellington Jazz Club
  • 06 | 2014 Perth, Australia "Beautiful Soul" single launch @ the Ellington Jazz Club
  • 06 | 2014 Perth, Australia Shameem @ Shiro Izakaya
  • 05 | 2014 Perth, Australia Shameem @ Shiro Izakaya
  • 03 | 2014 Perth, Australia Shameem @ the Ellington Jazz Club
  • 03 | 2014 Denmark, Australia Shameem @ Denmark Arts Markets
  • 02 | 2014 Albany, Australia Shameem @ the White Star Hotel
  • 02 | 2014 Swanbrook, Australia Shameem @ Swanbrook Winery
  • 01 | 2014 Fremantle, Australia "The Art of Soul" @ Kulcha (Perth Fringe Festival)
  • 01 | 2014 Perth, Australia Shameem @ the Ellington Jazz Club

Discography Shameem

  • 2015 The Second City Album | Independent
  • 2013 Turn It On Single | Independent
  • 2011 Shameem Album | Independent
  • 2009 Universe for Afternoon Tea EP | Independent

Media

  • Video Beautiful Soul - Shameem (l...
  • Video Under One Sun
  • Video Beautiful Soul - Shameem
  • Video "The Second City" album tra...
  • Sound Beautiful Soul
  • Sound Under One Sun

Origin

  • Perth AU

Founded

  • 2009

Members

  • Shameem Taheri-Lee lead vocalist/ songwriter
  • Astrid Ripepi backing vocalist
  • Domenic Barrett Guitarist
  • Harry Mitchell Keyboardist
  • Callum Morrison Bass player
  • Caleb Quatermaine Drummer