Sheila ESheila Escovedo
(born December 12
), better known as Sheila E
, is a Prince
protegée who scored major hits with "A Glamorous Life" and "Love Bizarre." She sings, plays drums, and violin.
During a certain period of Prince's career (mainly during the Sign 'O' the Times and Lovesexy era), she served as Prince's drummer and musical director in a highly regarded backup band.
Sheila E is the daughter of percussionist Pete Escovedo, with whom she frequently performs. She made her debut as a percussionist with jazz pianist George Duke.