SINGER JAZZES UP ON SECOND ALBUM
SHE’S supported music stars such as Michael Bolton and Anthony Callea, performed for crowds internationally and fronted a five piece band.
Now after the success of a busy year touring, neo-soul songstress Shameem Taheri-Lee is returning to Perth this month to bring the sounds of her latest album to the Ellington Jazz Club.
The Victoria Park resident’s sophomore album The Second City boasts 15 tracks with lyrics touching on thought-provoking themes, including prejudice, broken trust and gratitude in the face of difficulties.
“Music is a very powerful medium which can be used to communicate positive ideas and messages,” Taheri-Lee said.
“I see my purpose as an artist being to uplift people, inspire them to take action and make the world a better place.”
Drawing on her natural ability in her diverse genre combina- tion of soul, R&B and jazz music, The Second City marks her first album release in four years.
“This album was a while in the making, I haven’t released anything since 2011,” Taheri-Lee said.
“I used crowdfunding to get it all going and the support was amazing, I’m absolutely stoked with the positive response to the album.”
And while the talented musician is no stranger to big audiences, having sold out her last performance at the Perth International Jazz Festival, she said she was looking forward to sharing her new album’s emotion in a more intimate fashion.
“I’ll be playing my new album, a couple songs from my older album and every now and then I like to throw in a cheeky cover with my own spin.”
Shameem Taheri-Lee performs at The Ellington Jazz Club on Sunday, October 18 with doors open at 6pm.
Perth songstress Shameem Taheri-Lee has released her second album and performs at Ellington Jazz Club this month.