She’s still as sexy as she was back in 1983 ( yes she has aged very, very well) Shiela E was by far one of the best Prince related acts and one that has real talent (not all were quite as blessed…think Apollonia).
Her father Coke Escovedo (born Joseph Thomas Escovedo) was in Santana and Sheila E is the aunt to Nicole Richie. Prince met Sheila E. at a concert in 1978, when she was performing with her father. After the show he met her and told her that he and his bassist “were just fighting about which one of us would be the first to be your husband”. He also prophetically vowed that one day she would join his band.
With several top 40 hits and one top 10 hit “The Glamorous Life” peaked at number 7, she was at her prime in the mid 1980’s wise. After leaving the Prince organization in 1989, Sheila E. recorded a few more albums, Sex Cymbal, Writes of Passage, and Heaven. However, the albums garnered little attention. This was especially true in the case of Sex Cymbal, since Sheila E. developed severe health issues that prevented her from touring in order to promote it.
She has stayed busy both performing and writing as well as performing with various artist. Come see Sheila E this Saturday at Pridefest on Wilton Drive as she will still prove she’s got it.