Known internationally by the stage name Sheila E., Sheila Escovedo (born in Oakland CA on December 12, 1957) is a percussionist and singer who became well-known in the 1980s and has continued recording to the present.
She made her recording debut with jazz bassist Alphonso Johnson, "Yesterday's Dream" (1976). She is a drummer and percussionist and also plays violin and guitar. She is best known for her long association with Prince but has also collaborated with many other musicians. Read more on Last.fm