The Sheila Waterfield Band
Entry £6 on the door
Monday 1st December 2014
Our Christmas Special!
Sheila Waterfield is an award winning vocalist who was born and grew up in Coventry, England and is one of seven sisters, many of whom are accomplished musicians and singers. The family were largely influenced by Sheila’s Mother who grew up in a large traditional Irish family where music was part of everyday life. Her Father was a naturally gifted and talented singer and sang the songs of Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra effortlessly. These early influences of Irish, folk and jazz set the scene for Sheila’s musical journey thus far.
Sheila demonstrated her love of singing from a very young age which was encouraged by her Irish Mother and from the tender age of 7 performed at festivals and competitions in England and Ireland. By the age of 12 she was featured on Radio Eireann having won the title of ‘All England Champion’ in traditional Irish singing. Sheila was also part of The Shannon Youth Ceilidh Band with whom she regularly sang and played the Irish whistle.
2013 saw the release of her album ‘I Wish You Love’ – produced and arranged by jazz pianist Graham Dent. The collaboration took place in the spring of 2012 when Sheila decided that she wanted to a produce a musical tribute to her Mother who passed away from dementia in 2010. ‘I felt that the time was right to release a lasting memorial to my beloved Mum, she was such a big influence on my love of music and singing from a very young age’. Sheila will be making a donation to The Alzheimer’s Society – 50% of the profits from each CD sale will be donated to the charity.
Sheila’s latest project features the fabulous talents of John Hodgetts (piano and keyboards), Gary Barnacle (sax and flute), Federico Girlando (drums and percussion), Adrian Litvinoff (double bass) and Si Hayden (guitar). The album features a selection of some of Sheila’s favourite songs and is due for release later this year.
Sheila continues to perform with various ensembles from a piano/vocal duo up to a 17 piece big band and can be seen at festivals, jazz venues, private parties and corporate functions all over the country.