TEE-M performs solo or as a duo with unique covers from the 60's, 50's & 70's, plays acoustic guitar & sings while Al the Bassman plays upright bass & harmonies. Feature songs of artists like The Beatles, Elvis, Gerry & The Pacemakers, Everly Brothers, Hank Williams, Sam Cooke, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, CCR, Marvin Gaye, Johnny Cash, Bill Haley, Eagles, America, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Cliff Richard, Herman's Hermits, Carl Perkins, Drifters, Beach Boys, Tom Jones, Frank & Nancy Sinatra & more.
Love performing acoustically with the natural sounds of the voices and instruments, but if its a bigger event can arrange a PA system too. Private parties, weddings, clubs, cafes, boats, etc.
Price Range: $300 - $1000
Gig Length: 30 - 140 minutes
Languages: English, Urdu
What to Expect
We get the audience involved from the first song...we like it when they are singing or clapping along. If some people want to socialize and have their conversation that's fine with us. But we know somewhere along the way they'll start making noise and be part of the rockin' party.
We cater to the host wishes, some parties want us in the background which is fine, as long as the host, hostess are HAPPY, we're happy...
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 has toured for Starbucks all over Southern California & 4 Pakistan Tours, has performed in TX, CT, NJ, Boston, CA. Selected for SOLD OUT 2nd South Asian Music Festival, Times Square, NY. TEE-M was honored when asked in 2005 to perform at John Lennon's 25th Memorial at Capitol Records, Hollywood, and also lit the 1st of 25 Peace Candles, sang Beatles' "In My Life" for John. Then in 2014 was asked to sing at The Beatles 50th Anniversary Celebration at Capital Records. For the encore he sang "I Want To Hold Your Hand." TEE-M thanks Jerry Rubin for the honors...
TEE-M met AL The Bassman in Los Angeles and have been performing at private parties, weddings, cafes, wine bars and clubs with music that inspired him to pick up the guitar in the first place back in Pakistan. Music from the 60's 50's and 70's is what the repertoire is filled with, unique versions of songs by The Beatles, Elvis, Everly Brothers, Bill Haley, Hank Williams, Eagles, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye and lots of British Invasion songs with great energy. They also sprinkle and throw in some classic Bollywood songs as a surprise in the mix.
TEE-M and Al the Bassman have an open rehearsal hall in Santa Monica's Palisades Park, overlooking the Pacific Ocean and have developed a good fan list including Michael and Kitty Dukakis the 2 times Governor of Massachusetts and the 1988 Democratic presidential nominee. TEE-M has also been interviewed at the rehearsal hall by Brazil TV and GEO TV one of Pakistan's biggest channels.
Phil Brock, the Chair of Santa Monica's Recreation and Parks is also amongst his music fans. TEE-M recently made history at the Santa Monica City Hall Chambers by being the first musical act to perform there.
"TEE-M has been selected 100 Hottest Unsigned Artists" 5 Years In A Row--by Music Connection Magazine.
Additional Booking Notes
Acoustic guitar w/ pick-up and upright mic'd...also 4 inputs needed for the Sound System
Here Is TEE-M Partial Song List...
Shake Rattle and Roll -- Bill Haley
I Want To Hold Your Hand -- Beatles
All Shook Up -- Elvis
Stand By Me -- Ben E. King
Moondance -- Van Morrison -- Michael Buble
What A Wonderful World -- Sam Cooke
Pretty Woman -- Roy Orbison
Hey! Good Lookin' -- Hank Williams
All I Have To Do Is Dream -- Everly Brothers
Things We Said Today -- Beatles
Heart Of Gold -- Neil Young
Proud Mary (rollin' on the river) -- CCR
That's Alright Mama/Blue Suede Shoes -- Elvis Medley
It'll Be Me -- Cliff Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis
Boppin' The Blues -- Carl Perkins
I'm Into Something Good -- Herman's Hermits
I Saw Her Standing There -- Beatles
L-O-V-E -- Nat King Cole
Sway -- Dean Martin
Fly Me To The Moon -- Frank Sinatra --Tony Bennett
How Sweet It Is (to be loved by you) -- Marvin Gaye
Baby It's You -- Shirelles
Sapnon Ki Raani -- Bollywood 'Love' Classic
And I Love Her -- Beatles
Because -- Dave Clark Five
Summer Wine -- Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood
These Boots Are Made For Walking -- Nancy Sinatra
What A Wonderful World -- Louis Armstrong
Hotel California -- Eagles
California Girls -- Beach Boys
Rose Garden (I never Promised You A) -- Lynn Anderson
Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying -- Gerry & The Pacemakers
Till There Was You -- From The Music Man
Folsom Prison -- Johnny Cash
Bad Bad Leroy Brown -- Jim Croce
Delilah -- Tom Jones
Wild World -- Cat Stevens
King Of The Road -- Roger Miller
Country Roads -- John Denver
Horse With No Name -- America
3 Little Birds -- Bob Marley
Can't Buy Me Love -- Beatles
There's A Kind Of Hush -- Herman's Hermits
Save The Last Dance For Me -- The Drifters
|TEE-M||Vocals, Acoustic Guitar|
|Al Reyes||Upright Bass, Harmonies|
Influences & Inspiration
Beatles, Elvis, Hank Williams, Cliff Richard and The Shadows, Pakistan Qawali and Folk music, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Everly Brothers, James Brown, The Motown sound.
2 vocal mic's, one mic for the upright bass and an input for the acoustic guitar through the PA sound system. We have our own sound system, in case the venue does not
We love to perform with the natural sounds of the instruments (guitar - upright bass) and voices. We performed for 15 to a hundred people acoustically. The acoustic set up gives us the flexiablity to move around, if the party has more than one room.
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