Sheila E.

Born Dec 12, 1957
Age 57
Hometown Oakland, California
Genres Rock music + Funk...
Instruments Drums + Drum set ...
Performed With Sy Smith + Prince...
Record Label Warner Bros. Records
Nationality American

Sheila Escovedo, known by her stage name Sheila E. , is an American drummer and percussionist, perhaps best known for her work with Prince, George Duke and Ringo Starr.

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Sheila E.
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    The Bay Area's Summer Music Celebration! Stern Grove Festival Announces 2015 Concert Line Up
    Huffington Post - May 01, 2015
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    A Tip For The Ladies From The Hollywood Trenches
    Huffington Post - Mar 06, 2015
  • Dear Governor Cuomo: A Conversation With Natalie Merchant, Plus Catching Up With Freda Payne
    Huffington Post - Jul 21, 2014
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    Sheila E. Recalls The Fateful Night She Met Prince (Video)
    Huffington Post - Jul 19, 2014


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Sheila E..


1957 Birth Born on December 12, 1957.


1976 18 Years Old Sheila made her recording debut with jazz bassist Alphonso Johnson on "Yesterday's Dream" in 1976. … Read More


1978 20 Years Old Prince met Sheila E. at a concert in 1978, when she was performing with her father. … Read More
1984 26 Years Old 1 More Event
She provided vocals on the B-side to "Let's Go Crazy", "Erotic City" in 1984. … Read More
1985 27 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1985 she released Romance 1600, scored another hit with the tracks "Hold Me" (#3), "A Love Bizarre" (#11), and the non-album track "Holly Rock" made its way to live shows and into the film Krush Groove. … Read More


1989 31 Years Old After leaving the Prince organization in 1989, Sheila E. recorded a few more albums, Sex Cymbal, Writes of Passage, and Heaven. … Read More
1996 38 Years Old In 1996 she played in Japanese pop singer Namie Amuro's live backup band. … Read More


1998 - 2004 3 More Events
2005 47 Years Old In 2005, Sheila E. was a surprise guest orchestrating a band, in Amerie's "1 Thing" performances for The Lady Of Soul & World Music Awards.
2006 48 Years Old 1 More Event
In February 2006 Sheila E. performed with Prince (and Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman) once again at the BRIT Awards.
In March 2007 she went on a small tour through Europe with her new band project called C.O.E.D. (Chronicles of Every Diva). C.O.E.D. consists of Sheila E., Kat Dyson, Rhonda Smith and Cassandra O'Neal. … Read More


Sheila E. once again teamed up with Prince in March 2008, as she sat in (and played keyboard) on the performance with her family at Harvelle Redondo Beach.
In February 2009 she was made an honorary member of Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority by the Eta Delta Chapter located at Howard University in recognition of her humanitarian efforts through and in music.
2010 52 Years Old 1 More Event
Sheila E. performed two shows at Yoshi's in San Francisco on 15 August 2010. … Read More
2011 53 Years Old 1 More Event
On May 25, 2011, Sheila performed alongside Marc Anthony on the tenth season finale of American Idol.
On February 26, 2012, Sheila performed at the 2012 Academy Awards alongside Pharrell Williams and Hans Zimmer, playing the into and out of commercial segments.
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