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Sheila E.

Daughter of musician Pete Escovedo, Sheila E. became one of the top female musicians during the 1980s due to her fierce drumming style and her Latin rhythms. A former protégé of Prince, Sheila became a drummer in his band before branching off into solo musical projects. In addition to being considered the best female drummer alive, Sheila E. has ... See full bio »

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 2014 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Blake Shelton/Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim (2014) ... (performer: "The Glamorous Life" - uncredited)
 2012 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Results Show: Week Five (2012) ... (performer: "Quimbara")
 2004 Ringo Starr and the All Starr Band 2003 (TV Special documentary) (music: "Glamorous Life")
 2003 Chasing Papi (writer: "Favorite Fantasy", "Escolandia")
 1996 Caught (lyrics: "Viva Para Ser Libre (I Live To Be Free)") / (music: "Viva Para Ser Libre (I Live To Be Free)") / (performer: "Viva Para Ser Libre (I Live To Be Free)")
 1993 The 65th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Beautiful Maria of My Soul")
 1990 The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (performer: "Funky Attitude", "Whatcha' Gonna' Do") / (producer: "Funky Attitude", "Whatcha' Gonna' Do") / (writer: "Funky Attitude", "Whatcha' Gonna' Do")
 1986 Women in Rock (Video documentary) (performer: "Glamorous Life")
 1985 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Chevy Chase/Sheila E. (1985) ... (performer: "Hollyrock", "A Love Bizarre")
 1985 Krush Groove (arranger: "A Love Bizarre") / (performer: "A Love Bizarre", "Holly Rock", "Krush Groovin'") / (writer: "A Love Bizarre", "Holly Rock")
  Miami Vice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1985) (writer - 1 episode, 1985)
- The Home Invaders (1985) ... (performer: "The Glamorous Life" - uncredited) / (writer: "The Glamorous Life" - uncredited)
 1985 We Are The World: The Story Behind The Song (TV Movie documentary) ("We Are the World", uncredited)
 1984 Protocol (performer: "The Glamorous Life")
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Pete & Sheila Escovedo--Solo Two (Album 1977, Fantasy Records) See more »

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Alternate Names:

Sheila E | Sheila Escovedo

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I'm not trying to sell sex. I just don't like wearing a lot of clothes on stage.


Longtime friend of Dutch saxophonist Candy Dulfer. See more »

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