“Colours of My Soul” with Shameem & artist Phil Doncon
Thursday 05 March 7.00pm
Neo-soul chanteuse Shameem and visual artist Phil Doncon team up to present an inspiring evening of storytelling, song and moving art. Phil’s brush dances in time to the melody as he paints the images he sees in Shameem’s thought-provoking original music.
Shameem’s enchanting stage presence and gravity-defying voice have seen her support such artists as Michael Bolton, George Benson, Ronan Keating, Belinda Carlisle and Anthony Callea, and perform all around Australia and in Canada. With a grand prize win in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest (2017) and several nominations in the international Independent Music Awards and Australian Songwriting Contest, there’s also no doubt about her keen songwriting ability. Born in Australia to a Chinese-Malaysian father and an Iranian mother, Shameem’s music is often compared to that of such artists as Alicia Keys, Mary J Blige and Sade, but has its own distinct exotic flavour.
Phil Doncon has taken his performance painting around Australia, performing with various symphony orchestras in the finest of concert halls. His dynamic and unique performance features huge images being painted before your very eyes on a huge 10 metre wide canvas. The choreographed painting ‘wows’ audiences with its speed and precision; in a matter of minutes images appear and dissolve.
This performance will feature songs from Shameem’s four studio recordings, creative interpretations of songs you know and love, and brand new original material. Featuring: Shameem Taheri-Lee – vocals/ Dom Barrett – guitar/ Harry Mitchell – keys/ Callum Morrison – bass/ Caleb Quartermaine – drums
“… an explosion of soul. Her piano and voice take you on a journey to a world full of positivity, love and understanding.” – Sydney Morning Herald
“Frenetic: Paint pots in one hand and brush in the other, Phil Doncon whirls from one side of his giant canvas to the other, in an exciting performance of colour.” – The Geraldton Guardian
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