TEE-M (Tariq Mirza)

Tee-M (Tariq Mirza)

Tee-M (Tariq Mirza)

TEE-M (Tariq Mirza) grew up in Karachi, Pakistan hearing rock/pop on the short-wave radio, listening to street musicians playing the tunes of the land and learning to play on a hand-me-down guitar.

TEE-M recently completed his first album EARTHIOTIC… songs from a one room palace, which made it’s worldwide debut on “Rock 50″ internet radio show on WPMD.org. The CD was reviewed and critiqued live by Bernard Baur (Music Connection) “TEE-M is a very, very solid songwriter… this album is a remarkable achievement,” and Mike Stark (Author, Black Sabbath: An Oral History) “I’m a huge fan…I love this record.”

This was the first time ever that an album by an unsigned artist was reviewed and critiqued live by two nationally known rock writers. Andrew T. Mackay of Bombay Dub Orchestra from London says “It’s a great ROCK N ROLL album. Melodies that grab you, shake you and then caress you.”

EARTHIOTIC…songsfromaoneroompalace is produced by Geoff Tyson and Tariq Mirza and released on coolvinylrecords with worldwide distribution through www.cdbaby.com/teem

TEE-M has had four successful tours of Pakistan, the highlight being three concerts at the jam packed sold out Royal Rodale Auditorium in Karachi. And

Tee-M (Tariq Mirza)

Tee-M (Tariq Mirza)

shows at The Palm in Lahore and Saidpur Village in Islamabad. The shows were covered in the national daily THE NEWS, THE DAILY TIMES & DAWN. TEE-M was also interviewed by TAMMY HAQ on her show 24/7,  her guest the previous week was the Prime Minister of Pakistan. TEE-M also performed on CNBC, Hum, AAG, GEO, DAWN NEWS TV and KTN NEWS TV where he was a special guest on Benazir Bhutto’s First Memorial. Live performances and interviews on # 1 morning radio show, CITY FM89, FM103, FM 91 & other radio stations. While in Karachi, TEE-M was interviewed by Carol Hills of BBC/WGBH Boston “The World” and Ahmed Raza of BBC World Urdu Service and also Radio Canada International’s Wojtek Gwiazda from Montreal for his show “Masala Canada.” Just recently “TEE-M’s song “Aao Aao Aao (suji ka halwa)” was selected as one of “TOP 62 SONGS FOR THE LAST 62 YEARS OF PAKISTAN’s INDEPENDENCE” by one of Pakistan’s biggest radio station’s City FM89.

In Los Angeles TEE-M has just released the second video “Disappeared” which was selected by the “The Other Venice Film Festival” and is directed by Chris Jean. TEE-M’s first video “Aao Aao Aao (Suji ka Halwa)” has generated big surge in views around the globe. TEE-M is currently working on his third video from the album EARTHIOTIC.. it will be for the song “HALLUCINATION” directed by Chris Jean. NBC reporter Doug Kriegel interviewed him after his performance at John Lennon’s 25th Memorial at Capitol Records in Hollywood, where he also lit the first of the twenty-five peace candles. TEE-M’s performance clips were shown on local TV by all the major networks.

Kelly Jones (director of photography) for “Disappeared” video has started a documentary for TEE-M’s new song “Hamara Junoobi Asia” inspired by and for the creation of South Asia Union, some what like the European Union.Kelly Jones has worked on The Bonnie Hunt Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Passion Of The Christ, Poseidon and many other Hollywood productions.

TEE-M also co-hosts with Mike Stark on WPMD “TEE-M’s UNsigned Music Show” (a genre busting show, where the UNsigned revolution is on) which celebrated its 1st anniversary with fourteen artists performing live (a first in internet radio) and capping off the party with an all-star UNsigned finale of TEE-M’s song Aao, Aao, Aao. The show celebrates it’s 5th Anniversary on Oct 24th and can be heard on DEMAND at http://wpmd.org/ Mike Stark also co-hosts a monthly show with Bill Ward, drummer of Black Sabbath.

TEE-M has toured for Starbucks and is featured in a short film, The Ultimate Song (“a real winner” New York Times) also includes Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Wayne Kramer (MC5) Tom Morello, Ice T, Steve Earle and others. The film has been shown at Farm Aid and SXSW.

All Access Mag selected TEE-M as Best Male Vocalist, Pop/Alternative and was nominated by the inaugural Southern California Music Awards (SCMA) in the Best Pop Rock category at the historic Warner Grand Theatre.
TEE-M has been selected Music Connection Magazine’s 100 Hottest Unsigned Artists, 5 years in a row.

http://www.tee-m.com
tmgig@yahoo.com
Los Angeles (Santa Monica), CA

Photography: Suzan Jones

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