Hameer Zawawi is a singer-songwriter from Kuala Lumpur who writes and performs indie theatrical-Folk songs. Catch him today at the Harbour, Siem Reap, at 9:00 PM, tomorrow at Java Creative Café, Toul Tom Poung, Phnom Penh at 7:30 PM, and June 12 at Karma Traders, Kampot, at 8:00 PM.
Within four 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), and was one of the headlining acts for Johor Bahru Arts Festival (2016).
In March 2017, he had gone on tour in Europe and America to promote his debut album “National Fantasy”. The tour consisted of acoustic solo shows in Germany (Berlin, Cologne, Leipzig), the UK (London, Brighton, Glasgow) and the US (Los Angeles, Anaheim, New York City) with the highlight of it being his shows at House of Blues (Anaheim), The Viper Room (LA) and Rockwood Music Hall (NYC).
It was right after finishing his “National Fantasy” tour mid-2017 that Hameer was approached by New York City-based Recording Artists Development to record his next EP. The 3-song EP “Plug Out The Machines” saw involvement of musicians and engineers from several parts of the world such as Kuala Lumpur, France, Los Angeles and NYC.
Most recently, Hameer and his NYC bandmates have just finished touring his home country Malaysia with shows in Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Kuching and George Town, Penang. Just a month later, the music video for his song “Deaf Ears” was released. By infusing traditional Southeast Asian shadow puppetry elements into the music video, Hameer hopes to create a Southeast Asian appeal to his original material. He will now be touring Cambodia to promote the new music video and the “Plug Out The Machines” EP.