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ABOUT

A singer-songwriter from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Hameer Zawawi writes and performs Indie Theatrical-Folk songs.

In his first 4 years in Malaysia, Hameer has managed to perform for numerous Malaysian-based festivals including Penang Island Jazz Festival [2013], Urbanscapes [2013, 2014], DiverseCity KL [2015], Mercedes’ Urban Hunting Art & Music Festival [2016], Yayasan Sime Darby Arts Festival [2016], and was one of the headlining acts for Johor Bahru Arts Festival [2016].

In March 2017, he had spent 3 months touring Europe and America promoting his debut album “National Fantasy”, having played featured solo acoustic shows in Germany (Berlin, Cologne, Leipzig), the UK (London, Brighton, Glasgow) and the US  (Los Angeles, Anaheim, New York City) with the highlight of his shows being at House of Blues (Anaheim), The Viper Room (LA) and Rockwood Music Hall (NYC).

It was just 2 weeks after finishing his “National Fantasy” tour in June, that Hameer had started recording his 3-song EP “Plug Out The Machines” with NYC-based Recording Artists Development (RAD). The EP saw the involvement of musicians and engineers from Kuala Lumpur, France, Los Angeles and NYC. It was completed and self-released 4 months later in NYC followed by a month-long east coast tour that saw Hameer perform in Boston (MA), Long Island (NY), Brooklyn (NY), Harlem (NY) and Manhattan (NY). By this time, he had also put together a rock band that would eventually transform his live acoustic performances into one that is more rock-inclined. Notable venues where Hameer had performed for his “Plug Out The Machines” tour included The Way Station, Starr Bar, Greenpoint Gallery (Brooklyn); Shrine World Music Venue (Harlem); and Pianos, The Duplex, Rockwood Music Hall, The Bitter End (Manhattan). The tour also included radio interviews with WEMF Radio (Boston), Radio Free Brooklyn (Brooklyn), and Village Connection Radio (Long Island).

Aside from the tour, Hameer was also invited to perform for the annual indie-festival For Us Fest and the Arts in Bushwick “Community Day” that was held at Knockdown Center (Queens) and House of Yes (Brooklyn) respectively [2017].  The band was also invited to record a live session with WEMF Radio (Boston) as well as the “Office Sessions” with indie-record label Leesta Vall (Brooklyn). The result of the “Office Sessions” were 23 unique 7” vinyl that were sold-out after the band’s final 2017 show at Rockwood Music Hall (NYC)

Outside of the US, Hameer’s latest songs have also been featured on the “Monday Club” segment of Wandsworth Radio (London, UK) and the “La Stud” segment of Cave Carli Radio (Marseille, France). His song “Plug Out The Machines” from the EP has also been used in a French/NYC-produced short film “Birthday Girl” (directed by Raynald Leday, Paris) that is now listed on Kickstarter.

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© 2017 Hameer Zawawi