Zee Avi is a Malaysian singer/ songwriter, guitarist, ukulele player and visual artist. Winner of The International Youth Icon Award in 2011, which led to inspirational speaking engagements to young people around the world. She has lived and sold albums all over the world.
Born in Sarawak on the island of Borneo, Zee moved to Kuala Lumpur at the age of 12.
Her college years were spent in London at the American InterContinental University where Zee studied Fashion Design.
So far Zee Avi has released 2 albums and an EP. Her debut album has been certified Gold in 4 countries. Ghostbird , her second album, was also featured in Starbucks across America making Zee the first Malaysian artist to be included in such a campaign. Both albums received many accolades and praise in the press with reviews in Teen Vogue, Esquire, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Paste and many more. Her new album will be released this year.
Zee Avi has extensively toured around the world playing headline shows and several prestigious festivals including Borneo’s Rainforest World Music Festival, Australia’s Byron Bay Festival, San Francisco’s Noise Pop, Austin’s South by Southwest, Mountain Jam in New York, Life Is Good in Boston, Lilith Fair, Bonnaroo and Street Scene in San Diego. She recently performed at the Borneo Jazz Festival in Sarawak and was appointed as Ambassador for the Borneo Jazz Talent Search.