About Sheila

Sheila is a UK based singer, songwriter, bandleader and voice coach. Her style draws upon jazz, blues, soul, folk and Latin influences.  Sheila has received acclaim from audiences and critics alike on the strength of her songwriting and live performances and received rave reviews following her performances at The Festival of Song Cheltenham, Jazz Live Grimsby and Big Band Festival, Aberdeenshire.

‘A beautifully warm, expressive voice’ – Ron Bailey, Jazz Live.

Sheila has established herself on the UK Jazz scene and enjoys collaborations with many of the UK’s top musicians to include Richard Jones, John Hodgetts, Neil Hunter, Mike Green, Wayne Matthews, Spencer Hedges, Dave Anderson, Ian Hill, Bryan Corbett to name a few.  Her band line-up ranges from a jazz piano or guitar duo up to a 17 piece big band.

Sheila has recorded two studio albums:

‘I Wish You Love 2013’ – Graham Dent, Steve Street, Mike Green, Andy Davey, David Williams.

‘Reverie 2015’ – John Hodgetts, Adrian Litvinoff, Federico Girlando, Gary Barnacle, Ian Chalk, Alan Wakeman, Si Hayden.

Sheila is currently working on her third studio project, ‘Every Sunrise’.  The songs are Sheila’s own compositions and tell stories of  loss, self discovery, hope, gratitude, love and belief.  Sheila has released a selection of these songs in the form of a 5 track EP – ‘A Better Place’ which is  available as a CD or digital download here.

Sheila is looking forward to the release of the album later this year.

January 2022 Let The Music Play!

I hope 2022 finds you well and relatively unscathed by the virus. My heart goes out to anyone who is ill or bereaved. It has been a particularly turbulent and uncertain time for many, especially those working in the entertainment sector. Many of my work colleagues have really struggled emotionally and financially throughout the pandemic and continue to do so. I feel very blessed to have had the love and support of my family through the dark times.

December 2021 Christmas Big Band Concert

It was a delight to perform at St Clement Danes Church, London with The Bader’s Big Band in aid of Elizabeth’s Legacy of Hope and The Douglas Bader Foundation. Both foundations raise funds for children with limb deficiency/limb difference. St Clement Danes Church is the Central Church of the Royal Air Force. Re-consecrated in 1958 as a perpetual shrine of remembrance to those who have died in service in the RAF.

July 2019 ‘EP’ Release

Very excited to release some of my original compositions in the form of a five track EP – ‘A Better Place’. The track is now available in CD and digital format. Heartfelt thanks to all who contributed to the recording: Richard Jones, Matt Ball, David Williams, Wayne Matthews, Mike Green, Dave Anderson, Jim Bashford, Tommi Vokinen, Bryan Corbett, Chris (Bebee) Aldridge, Julianne Bourne, Rebecca Rose, Olly Sansom, Matt Cotterill, Nathan Morris, Barry Bayliss and Ian Riley.

May 2019 Wilmslow Jazz Club

How to run a Jazz Club ……..
Look no further than Graham Brook, organiser of live events at Wilmslow Jazz.
Huge thanks to Graham for inviting me to perform at the Club and for being so welcoming.
It was a lovely gig thanks to The Dean Stockdate Trio, Liam Byrne on Tenor Sax and a very attentive and appreciative audience. I’m really looking forward to returning to the club next year.

Read More News

Share

×

Upcoming Shows

26 Jun 2022 Sheila Waterfield & The Spitfires Windsor Castle - Grounds Time TBC Time TBC
02 Jul 2022 Sheila Waterfield & Baders Big Band Hollowell Steam Ralley Northamptonshire. Time TBC Northamptonshire. Time TBC
03 Jul 2022 Sheila Waterfield & Baders Big Band Hollowell Steam Ralley Northamptonshire. Time TBC Northamptonshire. Time TBC
17 Jul 2022 Sheila Waterfield & Baders Big Band Steel Bones Festival 12 midday 12 midday
20 Jul 2022 Sheila Waterfield Quartet Birmingham Jazz Festival Grace Church, Sutton Coldfield. 8.30pm Grace Church, Sutton Coldfield. 8.30pm
30 Jul 2022 Sheila Waterfield Quartet Birmingham University B15 2TT. 4.30pm B15 2TT. 4.30pm
10 Sep 2022 Sheila Waterfield & Baders Big Band Duxford Air Show Cambridge. Time TBC Cambridge. Time TBC
11 Sep 2022 Sheila Waterfield & Baders Big Band Duxford Air Show Cambridge. Time TBC Cambridge. Time TBC

Past Shows

10 Jan 2022 Sheila Waterfield Quintet Phoenix Jazz & Blues Club Herts. 9pm Herts. 9pm
30 Jan 2022 Sheila Waterfield Quartet The Trumpet Jazz Club Wolverhampton. 1-4 pm Wolverhampton. 1-4 pm
02 Apr 2022 Coventry City of Culture Orchestra Concert, Central Hall Coventry. 7.30pm Coventry. 7.30pm
03 Apr 2022 Sheila Waterfield & Swing Shift 10 The Jaguar Club Coventry. West Mids. 12 - 2pm. Coventry. West Mids. 12 - 2pm.
08 May 2022 Sheila Waterfield Quartet The Trumpet Jazz Club Bilston. West Mids. 1-4pm Bilston. West Mids. 1-4pm
25 May 2022 Sheila Waterfield & Bedford St House Band Bedford Street Leamington Spa. 7.30pm Leamington Spa. 7.30pm
12 Jun 2022 Sheila Waterfield Quartet The Trumpet Jazz Club Bilston. West Mids. 1-4pm Bilston. West Mids. 1-4pm
18 Jun 2022 Sheila Waterfield & Big Band Imperial War Museum Duxford . Time tbc Duxford . Time tbc
19 Jun 2022 Sheila Waterfield & Big Band Imperial War Museum Duxford . Time tbc Duxford . Time tbc

More dates to be announced!

“Sheila provides the charisma and exceptional vocal talent to make any event a musical experience not to be missed !”
Festival of Song, Cheltenham

“It was great to see such a polished performance.”
Ron Bailey, Jazz Live Grimsby

“Whether performing a smooth Rogers & Hart ballad to a big band Miller arrangement, Sheila has the ability to capture the essence of a melody and lyric with passion.”
Big Band Festival, Aberdeenshire

Contact Form

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Subject

Your Message