Los-Angeles based pop singer, Aleem, is making his Canadian debut in Toronto in Summer 2016. Aleem will host a private listening party on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at The Spoke Club (600 King Street West, M5V 1M3) in downtown Toronto to promote his debut LP Open Letters.
Aleem has teamed up with renowned producers to work on his upcoming LP, including Ryan Stewart and Jon Levine, who have worked with Carly Rae Jepsen and Selena Gomez, respectively. The album contains five singles; the first single off the LP, Find Out, was released on June 1, 2016.
Born in Chicago, Aleem’s distinct and original sound comes from musical influences ranging from hip hop and jazz all the way to funk and punk music. In 2015, Aleem was the opening act for American Idol standout Joshua Ledet at the SXSW Festival.
After his Canadian listening party August 10th, Aleem will kick off a three-city tour with dates in late summer 2016. His first appearance is scheduled for August 20, 2016, opening for Soul Asylum at the Milwaukee Zoo A La Carte.
When he’s not recording music, Aleem works in partnership with Best Buddies International, an organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates one-on-one friendships and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. During his show at Summerfest in Milwaukee on July 13, Aleem invited one of his Best Buddies, Jacob, onto the stage with him.
Aleem is a singer/songwriter whose soulful music feature memorable hooks, sparkling harmonies and inventive rhythms. His expressive voice and guitar playing combine to tell stories about love, heartbreak, joy, loneliness and self-discovery. Aleem shows musical influence from a wide range of artists, including John Mayer, The Script and Bruno Mars.
Aleem began his professional music career when he contacted Grammy Award-winning producer Craig Bauer in hopes of a potential collaboration. Impressed by Aleem’s home-recorded tracks, Bauer invited him to his studio to co-write Aleem’s debut LP, Open Letters.
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