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Sunday 20 May 6.00pm
Neo-soul songstress Shameem brings her enchanting stage presence and gravity-defying voice to the Ellington’s stage. This powerhouse Perth artist has proved that she can put on a stellar performance, having supported such artists as Michael Bolton, George Benson, Ronan Keating, Belinda Carlisle and Anthony Callea, and performed 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. This performance will feature songs from Shameem’s four studio recordings, creative interpretations of songs you know and love, and brand new original material. Take a hard-grooving band, add an expressive and soaring vocal into the mix, spice it with some socially conscious lyrics and personal stories, and you might just end up with Shameem’s unique concoction of soul, R&B and jazz.
“… a powerful and unlimited voice…” – Xpress magazine
Featuring: Shameem Taheri-Lee – vocals/ Dom Barrett – guitar/ Harry Mitchell – keys/ Joe Powell – bass/ Caleb Quartermaine – drums