Zameer
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Zameer

Los Angeles, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2004 | INDIE

Los Angeles, California, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2004
Band Alternative Singer/Songwriter

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"Sold out on Valentines Day"

'Zameer is undoubtedly a multi-talented front man who during his shows sings, plays guitar, solos at lightning speed, plays drums and plays bass, all without a glitch. In addition to this, he effortlessly handles a crowd and acts like a true professional'

Clipping available upon request. - The News Group


"Bands Sing for South Asia"

A half page article, including a picture of Zameer, and text introducing his involvement as a performer and concert producer.

In the GTA section of the star dated Jan 19th, 2007

Clipping available upon request. - The Toronto Star


"Singin' for a Reason"

Jan 18th, 2007 - half page picture and write up of Zameer performing at a SING FOR SOUTH ASIA Charity Concert on January 20th.

Clipping available upon request. - Metro News


"Clip Trip News"

March 12th, 2007 - 9 AM - Zameer and Sing for South Asia artists on Clip Trip News of Much More Music.

Clipping available upon request. - Much More Music


"Zameer on 'Here and Now'"

Zameer interviewed on 'Here and Now' on Friday Jan 19th, 2007. Clipping available upon request. - CBC Radio 1


Discography

1998 - 'Just another crappy demo'
2000 - 'Poet of the season'
2004 - 'Demonstration EP'
2008 - 'Win or Defeat' -- single
2008 - 'From Under the Bleachers' -- album

2011 - 'Glory of Love' -- Single (#73 on Hot 100, #5 Emerging Artist, Billboard)

2014 - 'Her' -- album

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Canadian singer/songwriter Zameer Rizvi's upcoming album  "Her" is produced by 13-time Juno winner Gavin Brown and mixed by Grammy-winning engineer DJ Swivel. It features performances by Johnny Faye of The Tragically Hip, John Angus McDonald from The Trews, Ali Noor from the legendary Pakistani rock group Noori, and multi-platinum selling pop artist Mia Martina. 

Zameer has performed around the world, alongside artists like John Mayer, Ryan Adams, and Ray LaMontagne. Zameer performed at the 2010 Olympics and licensed the theme song to the Paralympic Games.He has the following Billboard achievements:

- #42 Hot Dance Club Chart for "Crazy" (2015)

- #5 Dance Breakout for "Crazy" (2015)

- #73 on Hot 100 for song "Glory of Love" (2011)

- #5 on Emerging Artists charts (2011)

- #1 on Billboard Social Media Charts (2012)

Feature Biography by People Magazine's Carlos Greer:

Los Angeles based singer-songwriter Zameer Rizvi is a man of many talents. He's a pilot. He owns a tech business. And he's an avid yogi with a knack for cooking local, organic food. But music is what makes him really come alive. “Stage is my core. Music is bigger than life for me. Music is a calling. It’s like a religion – when a person finds Jesus, they get saved. Music saved me,” he says. 

Rizvi was born the youngest of four children in Pakistan. The family moved to Saudi Arabia, where he spent most of his childhood. “It was a great life there. I had a lot of luxuries - for a boy at least,” he says. Access to music, however, didn’t come easy. “It wasn’t looked upon as a good thing in Saudi Arabia. My brother used to smuggle music in for us, so we listened to whatever he liked." For Rizvi, that meant listening to a lot of 80s metal bands liked Poison, Motley Crew and Guns N’ Roses (he honed his guitar skills playing cover songs from the latter). 

The family immigrated to Canada in 1995, where Rizvi began to explore music with his brother. By 2005, he became a household name by playing open mics and acoustic shows at some of Toronto’s most popular local music venues. In 2008, he released his debut single, “Win or Defeat," which became the theme song of the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games. He gained world-wide recognition later that year when he performed the inspirational song at the Vancouver Olympic Games. 

He released his debut album, From Under the Bleachers, in 2011. The lead single, “Glory of Love” reached #73 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts in Canada.“ Rizvi relocated to Los Angeles in 2013 and is preparing to make his American debut later this year. He released the electropop track "Crazy" featuring fellow Canadian singer Mia Martina on April 28 and his second album Her is slated for a summer release. "It's a really honest album. All I can do is tell my story," he says. 

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