Fri-Sun, Nov 11-13: Sheila E. & The E-Train 🥁🔥
👑 The Queen of Percussion 👑
Sheila E. is set to perform a string of hometown shows at Yoshi’s in Oakland.
The acclaimed vocalist-percussionist and her E-Train band will be playing two gigs per night over a three-day stretch, Jan. 12-14, at the beloved club in Jack London Square.
Showtimes are 8 and 10 p.m.
Jan. 12, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.
Jan. 13, 7 and 9 p.m. Jan. 14.
Sheila E. was surrounded by music growing up as a member of the Bay Area’s legendary Escovedo family. Of course, she had her dad — the great percussionist Pete Escovedo — and her talented siblings. Beyond that, her godfather was none other than the Latin jazz icon Tito Puente and, in general, there were just so many other notable artists coming and going through her life as she enjoyed being a part of the Bay Area’s thriving music scene. She counts such diverse Bay Area acts as Jefferson Airplane, the Pointer Sisters, the Grateful Dead, and Sly & the Family Stone among her many influences.
“I used to sit on the corner outside of the local community center with Twinkies and 7-Up listening to Sly and Larry Graham rehearse,” Sheila E. is quoted as saying on the Yoshi’s website. “The sounds of the Bay Area molded me.”
Sheila E. had her greatest moment of commercial success with “The Glamorous Life,” the Prince-penned tune that reached the top 10 back in 1984. She also received much attention for her work on the Prince radio hit “Erotic City.”
Sheila E. is a multi-talented, Grammy-nominated musician with over 40 years’ experience in the music industry.
Renowned as the Queen of Percussion, Sheila began her career when she joined her father, the legendary Pete Escovedo on tour in 1973.
Since then, she has performed and/or recorded with George Duke, Herbie Hancock, Ringo Starr, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Prince, Lionel Richie, Stevie Nicks and many others.
Recent releases include two full albums, ICON and ICONIC: MESSAGE FOR AMERICA, an autobiography of her life, The Beat of My Own Drum (Simon and Schuster) as well as several European and U.S. tours.