TEE-M a duo with 2 voices, acoustic guitar & upright. Originals and classics from the 50's to 70's. We love performing with natural sounds.
TEE-M is a duo, vocals, acoustic guitar and AL the Bassman on upright and harmonies. We play originals and classics from the 60's, 50's and 70's. Currently in addition to Clubs, Wine Bars and Cafes, we're also performing for private parties all over Greater Los Angeles area.
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 met AL the Bassman in Los Angeles in the early 90's and have been playing on and off since then, mostly on.
TEE-M Video Crosses 2.5 Million Views Around The World...(You can watch the video on my Facebook page)
"Baar Baar Dehko" a classic Bollywood song video was shot live at "TEE-M Celebrates Life & Rock 'n Roll 2017" at the Rehearsal Hall, Palisades Park, Santa Monica with AL the Bassman. Here are some observations about the video from around the planet:
"While the word "Intolerance" is the buzz word of present discussion across forums, musicians continue to bring solace to humanity cutting across ethnicity." --Bhabakrushna, Bhubaneswar, India
"So sweet love for mankind" --Khan, Abbottabad, Pakistan
"Man you did a great job and your enthusiasm is out of this world." --Sanjay, New York, USA
"ooooooo musica the best very good, world like good music" --Gabriel, Itapipoca, Brazil
"Absolutely fantastic, this guy sang very well probably he doesn't know this song is Hindi ever Greensong sung by legendary singer Rafi sahab...any way brother u sang absolutely fantastically...." --Narayan, Pokhra, Nepal
"Thanks for sharing, loved it." --Carlton, Chittagong, Bangladesh
"Mind blowing performance" --Gaurav, Begusarai, India
"Super" --Thete, France
"I love it" 😍 --Aziz, Wahington, DC, USA
"We love it!!!!!"
--Tessa & Steve, LA, USA
"The Biggest Rocker Man!" --Dee Dee, Myanmar
"One Rock King" --Rock Nyi, Nepal
"Elvis song gone back to root in a new form" --Palash, India
"Superb, Awesome, So Sweet, Fantastic, Excellent, Greatest" --Kami, Pakistan
TEE-M makes history at Santa Monica City Hall for being the first musical act to perform in the City Hall Chambers...
Toured for Starbucks all over Southern California & 4 Pakistan Tours, on the 2007 tour of Pakistan, TEE-M was sponsored by the French Embassy and Alliance France to play in 3 different cities of Pakistan, Karachi, Lahore and the capital, Islamabad, for "The Fête de la Musique," World Music Day (WMD) which originated in France in 1982.
Performed in TX, CT, NJ, Boston, CA. Selected for SOLD OUT 2nd South Asian Music Festival, Times Square, NY. Asked to perform at John Lennon's 25th Memorial at Capitol Records, Hollywood, and lit the 1st of 25 Peace Candles. TEE-M featured in the short film, The Ultimate Song ("a real winner" New York Times) produced by Lee Ballinger, includes Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Wayne Kramer (MC5), Tom Morello, Ice T, Steve Earle n others. The film has been shown at Farm Aid and SXSW.
TEE-M featured in Huffington Post:
TEE-M selected one of "100 Hottest Unsigned Artists" 5 Years In A Row--Music Connection Mag
TEE-M's Latest Video "HALLUCINATION" from the album EARTHIOTIC...songsfromaoneroompalace wins Von Gogh Award "Best Avant-Garde" film Amsterdam then grabs Mexico's "Golden Palm Award" Mexico Int'l Film Fest. Dir: Chris Jean, DP: Kelly Jones, Prod/Edit: Race Owen.
Official selection 8 Film & Music Festivals around the globe. Cannes Independent, France, Garden State, Asbury Park, NJ, ReelWorld, Toronto, Memphis, TN, Sunscreen Tampa, FL, L.A. New Wave Film Fest, NY Hell's Kitchen 'n Big Easy Int'l, New Orleans.
TEE-M's song 'Aao, Suji Ka Halwa' TOP 10 in Pakistan also Selected "TOP 62 SONGS OF THE LAST 62 YEARS OF PAKISTAN'S INDEPENDENCE" by CityFM89, Pakistan's biggest radio network.
And co-hosted "TEE-M's UNsigned Music Show" for over 6 years, courtesy of Mike Stark (Author: Black Sabbath: An Oral History) and radio personality on WPMD, Cerritos College, Norwalk, CA. The show exposed hundred's of independent artists to a worldwide audience. Mike also co-hosts a show with Black Sabbath's drummer Bill Ward.
TEE-M also performed for John Lennon's 75th Birthday Celebration in 2015 and at Beatles 50th Celebration 1964-2014 at Capitol Records in Hollywood and was featured on KTLA on the evening news along with The Beatles, and where ELVIS was also mentioned.
Currently, TEE-M is the subject of a documentary in works by filmmaker and director Chris Jean...Earthiotic Movie.
"You're sounding better with age..."
--Michael Dukakis, former 3 term governor of Massachusetts
and 1988 Democratic Presidential nominee.
At the TEE-M rehearsal hall, with wife Kitty.
"And yeah...thanks for inviting us to the most beautiful rehearsal hall in the world."
--Imran Ahmed, Producer, DP, Pakistan's GEO TV
"TEE-M usually performs in Palisades Park on Sunday afternoons but tonight they performed
in the City Hall Chambers. Our commission thanks them for a great musical performance."
--Phil Brock, Chair, Santa Monica Recreation and Parks Commission
"It was an honor and a privilege to enjoy your musical artistry today. What a beautiful and
expressive voice that is such a rarity of nature and the beautifully orchestrated instruments.
That bass and the guitar and the harmony of the voices was so marvelous."
--Dr. Charles Friedman