tee-m

tee-m

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This is a duo that seems like so much more. Reyes' upright bass provides the back beats to TEE-M's rhythm guitar. In perfect sync, this pair manages to make simple arrangements sound sophisticated.--Bernard Baur, Music Connection.

Biography

TEE-M (Tariq Mirza) grew up in Karachi, Pakistan hearing rock on the short-wave radio, listening to street musicians playing the tunes of the land and learning to strum on a hand-me-down guitar.
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TEE-M was recently selected for a showcase at the Atlantis Music Conference in Atlanta and for the Pakistan Association of Greater Boston.
In Southern California tee-m lit the Flame of Peace Candle and performed at John Lennon's birthday remembrance in front of Capitol Records, toured for Starbucks and is now featured in a short film, The Ultimate Song. The film, which the New York Times describes as "a real winner", also includes Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Tom Morello, Ice T,
Steve Earle, Wayne Kramer (MC5) and others. It has been shown all across the US including the Farm Aid. tee-m also performed at the Pasadena Art Fair and Call to Arts Expo, where his song Aao,Aao,Aao was given the Creative Vision Award in the Aesthetics & Harmony category.
tee-m's four song sampler "you go on" has been featured on KLOS, KXLU, KPFK, Radio X and WPMD "Rock 50" out of Cerritos College, where he was interviewed by Mike Stark the author of, For The Record: Black Sabbath, An Oral History.
tee-m's new single "Man Without A Country" is a song written and recorded in 1995 about a passenger (Alfred) who had been stuck at Charles de Gaulle airport (Paris) for 6 years, and who after 15 years is still stuck there. In 2004 Hollywood finally got hip to Alfred's trip, Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks made a film inspired by Alfred's story, called Terminal.
Music Connection Magazine has picked tee-m as one of the 100 Hottest Unsigned Artists for the last 5 years in a row, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003. 2004
tee-m along w/Al on upright bass have added a drummer to the mix and is currently working on his first full length album,
Earthiotic...songsfromaoneroompalace.
tee-m was recently selected as one of the 14 finalists for his song "Hallucination" in the SoundmMoves to Stardom-an Unsigned Contest...one of the judges was Lamont Dozier of Holland/Dozier/Holland fame.who penned the hits "Stop In the Name Of Love", "You Can't Hurry Love" and others.
tee-m has a new "UNsigned Music Show" on WPMD's "Rock 50" w/ Mike Stark, Net-Live goin' worldwide out of Cerritos College, Norwalk, CA.
Next radio show, Live on Sat. June. 25th '05 11am-1pm(pst) http://wpmd.org Show replays 3 times daily 7am, 3pm and 11pm http://wpmd.org/unsigned
For submission info, click on my site below...

Lyrics

Aao, Aao, Aao

Written By: tariq s. mirza

Aaj subha jub mai utha
Dur seyawaz aaiye
Uth jao mera beta
Pilo dudh malaie
Thori daire I couldn't believe it
When I heard those things
So I looked around for a minute
Again I heard the voice sing

Aao,Aao,Aao
Suji ka halwa khao
Aao,Aao, aao
Suji ka halwa khao

Mera kumra bhargaiya
Juldh may khashbu sey
Paani merey moo may
Aagaiya dher sey
Thori daire I couldn't believe it
I had fallen from my bed
So I looked around for a minute
Still this sound was in my head

Hallucination

Written By: tariq s. mirza

The motion of your body makes
Me helpless in different ways
I cannot pinpoint the fact
But its there and it attracts

Round & round it makes me spin
Don't know if I'm out or in
Hope i never break and crack
Circulating in the sack

Hallucination
I'm flying away again
Hallucination
It feels like heavenly rain
Hallucination
The spell has taken the pain
Hallucination

My senses illuminate
As your presence they intake
Water to the roots you give
Pamper my thoughts as they live

You Go On

Written By: tariq s. mirza

You start questioning
Your own ability
To do the things that you want to do
That's when it hits you bad
Which makes you rather sad
To think of all the things you've been through

Somehow you come out
To face reality
And go back to where you started from
And then you realize
Why should you sympathize
For what you've done is done right or wrong

You go on, you go on
You go on, you go on

Your dream is still young
You have crossed dusty roads
Now your path is clear and shinning too
Walk on straight with a smile
They're over with your trial
You're free to roam again through and through

Don't you hesitate, throw off that heavy load
And take with you a song to sing along

Yeah! you go on....

Discography

4 song sampler "you go on".
Single "Man Without a Country" 2 versions.
"acoustic demonstration" 4 song EP.
"Don't Bother Me" Single Tribute to George Harrison.
"Spunk" Single 2 versions.

Set List

45 min. set of originals.
2 45 min. sets of originals mixed with assorted cover songs.