Sheila E is a vocalist and percussionist who worked with Prince from the 1980s to the 2010s. She was a member of Prince's band from 1987 to 1989.
Sheila E first met Prince in 1978, although they first worked together in 1984 on the song Erotic City. Sheila E featured on Around The World in a Day, Parade and Sign O The Times, including the singles Pop Life, Girls and Boys and U Got The Look. After the Revolution disbanded, she became the drummer and musical director of Prince's band, touring Sign O The Times. She is believed to play on many of the songs on Lovesexy, including the song Eye No with the Lovesexy band.
Although Sheila E left Prince's band in 1989, she continued working with him live and in the studio. She appears on Diamonds and Pearls, Musicology, 3121 and Planet Earth.
Instruments and Equipment
|Name Sort descending||Type|
|Linn LM-1||Electronic Percussion|
|Paiste 16″ Crash 2002||Drums and Percussion|
|Paiste 17″ Crash 2002||Drums and Percussion|
|Paiste 18″ China Type 2002||Drums and Percussion|
|Paiste 18″ Crash 2002||Drums and Percussion|
|Paiste 22″ China Type 2002||Drums and Percussion|
|Paiste 22″ Ride 3000||Drums and Percussion|
|Paiste 28″ Ride 2002||Drums and Percussion|
|Paiste 8″ Splash 2002||Drums and Percussion|
|Pearl 3″ floating snare||Drums and Percussion|
|Roland PAD-8 Octapad||Electronic Percussion|
|Simmons SDS-V||Electronic Percussion|
|Simmons SDS-V Module||Electronic Percussion|
|Yamaha 9000 Recording Kit||Drums and Percussion|
|Zildjian 13″ Hi-Hat||Drums and Percussion|
|Zildjian 13″ Thin Crash||Drums and Percussion|