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He’s blessed with monstrous vocal ability, easily slipping from a throaty tenor to a delightful falsetto at a drop of a hat, but technique never takes away from his superb compositions.
— N. Rama Lohan, The Star Media Group (Kuala Lumpur)
Hameer Zawawi is the rarest of artists who possesses a truly unique sound; For someone whose songs are inspired by video games they are surprisingly poetic and even soothing.
— “Plug Out The Machines” review by Evan Ginzburg, Village Connection Radio (Long Island)
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A NEW WAVE MALAYSIAN (PHNOM PENH)

DITCHING covers and discovering originals in Phnom Penh’s newly opened Counterspace Theater, Sonny Inbaraj Krishnan comes across Malaysian indie singer-songwriter Hameer Zawawi and his sci-fi opus that involves zombies.

Hameer Zawawi minces no words in his political commitment and comes across as a Malaysian hybrid of a Bruce Cockburn and Jeff Buckley, all rolled into one.

“We waited for over 60 years for a change in government and in the end we won,” says Hameer. “I voted for change,” he adds, showing the audience in Java Creative Café his..

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#SHOWBIZ: GLOBE-TROTTING HAMEER ROOTED IN TRADITION (KUALA LUMPUR)

HE may spend half a year performing around the United States, but Hameer Zawawi never forgets his land of origin, Terengganu.

The 28-year-old singer, songwriter and musician has just come up with a music video for his single Deaf Ears, and it features his state’s heritage, wayang kulit.

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KEEPING TRACK WITH HAMEER ZAWAWI: OF WAYANG KULIT, EPIC SONGS AND TRAVELING THE WORLD (KUALA LUMPUR)

AFTER touring in Europe and in the States for a lengthy few months, Hameer Zawawi returns to the local scene better than ever, with a full band under his wing and a new MV for his single “Deaf Ears“! So journey with us through the mystical world of this Malaysian singer-songwriter in the video below!

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HITTING THE ROAD (KUALA LUMPUR)

FOR the past year or so, Malaysian musician Hameer Zawawi has been on quite the epic musical journey.

He travelled solo to perform in Germany, Britain and the United States, recorded a new EP album in New York, formed a band, and starting this week, will be returning to Malaysia for a series of shows in Kuala Lumpur, Johor Baru, Kuching and Penang.

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YOUR MC (KUALA LUMPUR)

HE went to America for a seminar and came back with a band. Had a chat with Hameer Zawawi about his music and he performed for us.

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LA STUD x CAVE CARLI RADIO: HAMEER ZAWAWI (MARSEILLE)

THE last show for Hameer Zawawi's "Plug Out The Machines" US Tour at The Bitter End (New York City, USA) was recently featured on La Stud' (Marseille, France). Check out what our southern French peeps had to say about his music.

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METAL MUSIC: MALAYSIAN MUSICIAN SINGS OF MACHINES (BROOKLYN)

A Bushwick rocker who recently arrived from Malaysia will belt out tunes about zombies and machines run amok on Nov. 3 at a Greenpoint concert celebrating the release of..

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RADIO FREE BROOKLYN: BROOKLYN BANDSTAND W/ HAMEER ZAWAWI

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HAMEER goes live on Radio Free Brooklyn's program "Brooklyn Bandstand" to talk about his travels and his music. He also talks about the "Plug Out The Machines" tour that he will be doing throughout the NYC boroughs to promote his latest EP. Stepping in for Took Edalow to host the show was Pan Ferguson.

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STINGRAY BODY ART PRESENTS THE UNDERBELLY ON WEMF: 10.19.17 w/ HAMEER ZAWAWI (BOSTON)

HAMEER Zawawi gets interviewed by DAve Crespo at the "The Underbelly" on WEMF Radio about his music and new EP. Hameer also performs 2 songs from the EP live on air.

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HAMEER ZAWAWI: PLUG IN TO HIS FANTASTICAL UPCOMING EP! (KUALA LUMPUR)

FAR, far away from home and now based in New York City; is KL born and bred Hameer Zawawi. After an extensive journey where he toured through Europe and in the US, Hameer puts together a three-piece EP entitled “Plug Out The Machines” that had two tracks produced by NYC-based Recording Artists Development (RAD) and a track that was produced..

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THE EVAN GINZBURG SHOW - VILLAGE CONNECTION RADIO (LONG ISLAND)

HAMEER Zawawi talks to Evan Ginzburg about his recent travels to New York City, as well as of his upcoming EP "Plug Out The Machines".

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INDIE THEATRICAL-FOLK SINGER HAMEER ZAWAWI IS INSPIRED BY VIDEO GAMES (BROOKLYN)

INDIE Theatrical-Folk singer-songwriter Hameer Zawawi hails from the vibrant-multicultural city of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. His songs are mainly inspired by video games, featuring fantasy-like lyrics and epic melodies that depict vast worlds and environments seen within the confines of his small bedroom and backyard.

..it sounds like what could’ve been an Assassin’s Creed OST, but much better than the actual game and film. The Persian-like influences create this grandeur, cinematic atmosphere that really reels in the listener into this captivating world.
— "Plug Out The Machines" review by Daisy Sunshine, The Daily Seni (Kuala Lumpur)
Think Tim Burton-esque dark, ironic and funny musings about zombies and Diablo 3. Reckless and ballsy in the vocal lines he attempts, Hameer actually has the chops to back up the dramatic and dynamic acrobatics he writes for himself.
— Reza Salleh, Founder of Moonshine Productions (Kuala Lumpur)

© 2018 Hameer Zawawi