Sheila E. is an "American singer, drummer, and percussionist whose notable collaborators include Billy Cobham, Lionel Richie, George Duke, Ringo Starr, Gloria Estefan,Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé, Hans Zimmer, and Kanye West". But, she is mostly known for her work with Prince. Legend has it that when Prince met Sheila, there were sparks and he had to work with her. She famously helped him write and record Purple Rain, you can even hear her in the background on "Lets Go Crazy". Prince and Sheila remained friends throughout his life, even though she stopped officially working with him in the late 80s. She recently released a track in memoriam to her friend, it is called "Girl Meets Boy" and you can check it out here.
You can see her perform the song live along with the rest of her hits at Chene Park this Friday, July 22nd. She is taking the stage alongside The Tower of Power and the Detroit born band The Infatuations. If you're not familiar with The Infatuations, you mus go here and download their new album Monster for FREE! You will not be disappointed!
All three acts are worth seeing on their own, but this Friday you can check them all out together. Tickets to get into the show range from $25-$75 and they can be purchased here. We also have a pair of spots on the guest list thanks to The Infatuations! They have given us the opportunity to get one lucky reader and a friend into the show for free. If you are a Prince fan you have to see Sheila E.! He thought she was the bees knees and when you watch her perform, you will see why.
If you would like to enter to win a spot on the guest list, please email your full name to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line #purple. We will draw one lucky person the day of the show and they will get in with a guest for free courtesy of The Infatuation and HipInDetroit.com!