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ABOUT

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

Within 4 years in Kuala Lumpur, 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 having played featured solo acoustic shows in GER (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 in June 2017, only 2 weeks after finishing his “round-the-world” tour that Hameer had started recording his EP “Plug Out The Machines” with NYC-based Recording Artists Development (RAD).

Within 4 months since then, the EP has been completed, reviewed by The Daily Seni (bit.ly/hzpotmdailyseni) and released physically on OCT 15 at Sidewalk Cafe (bit.ly/hzsidewalklaunch) alongside lyric-download brochures, t-shirts and stickers. Not only has was the EP released within the 4 months he’s been here, but he had also gotten together a trio-power-band and had started performing at popular NYC venues such as The Way Station (Brooklyn), Sidewalk Cafe (NYC) and Pianos (NYC). As part of promoting the EP, Hameer and the band will also be doing a mini-tour with shows going from Long Island, to Brooklyn, Harlem, Connecticut, Boston, and finally back to Manhattan. The tour will include shows at more notable venues such as The Bitter End (NYC), Rockwood Music Hall (NYC), Greenpoint Gallery (Brooklyn), Shrine World Music Venue (Harlem) as well as radio interviews/shows at Radio Free Brooklyn (Brooklyn), Village Connection Radio (Long Island) and WEMF Radio (Boston). Hameer’s most recent international festival appearance was at Brooklyn-based indie-festival For Us Fest [2017].

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