About Sheila

Sheila is a UK based singer/songwriter with a style that draws upon jazz, blues, soul and folk influences.  She has received acclaim from audiences and critics alike on the strength of her live performances and songwriting 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, Si Hayden, Alan Wakeman.

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.

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.

December 2018 Kenilworth Jazz Club’s 4th Year

A most enjoyable and well attended gig at the Club this month. Backed by a fabulous band consisting of Richard Jones – piano, David Williams – guitar, Ian Hill – saxes, Wayne Matthews – bass and Dave Anderson – drums, we performed a combination of jazz, swing, blues and Latin standards and a selection of my compositions from my forthcoming album ‘Every Sunrise’ which were very well received. Well done and congrats to all who contribute to the running of the club and its ongoing success – long may it continue! Photo credit – Nigel Hall.

November 2018 Charity Fundraiser

I felt truly honoured to be asked to contribute a song to this charity compilation album in aid of Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice and to perform at The Rialto Ballroom, alongside some of the regions finest musicians and singers at the album launch in November. Thanks so much to guitarist David Williams for his accompaniment and for playing my compositions so beautifully!

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Past Shows

21 Jan 2020 Sheila Waterfield, Rod Mason, Andrzej Baranek Trio Wilmslow Jazz Club Wilmslow, SK9 5EG. 8.30pm Wilmslow, SK9 5EG. 8.30pm
18 Feb 2020 Sheila Waterfield Quartet The Trumpet Jazz Club Bilston, WV14 0EP. 8.30pm Bilston, WV14 0EP. 8.30pm
19 Mar 2020 Sheila Waterfield Quartet The Trumpet Jazz Club Bilston, WV14 0EP. 8.30pm Bilston, WV14 0EP. 8.30pm
21 Apr 2020 Sheila Waterfield Band The Trumpet Jazz Club Bilston, WV14 0EP. 8.30pm Bilston, WV14 0EP. 8.30pm
19 Jul 2020 Sheila Waterfield Duo Birmingham Jazz Festival Solihull. B91 3HT. 4.30pm Solihull. B91 3HT. 4.30pm
31 Aug 2020 Sheila Waterfield Trio The Botanical Gardens Birmingham, B15 3TR 2-4pm Birmingham, B15 3TR 2-4pm
19 Sep 2020 Sheila Waterfield Quartet The Trumpet Jazz Club Bilston. WV14 0EP. 4-7pm Bilston. WV14 0EP. 4-7pm
06 Oct 2020 Sheila Waterfield Band Wilmlsow Jazz Club Wilmslow, SK9 5EG. 8.30pm Wilmslow, SK9 5EG. 8.30pm
17 Oct 2020 Sheila Waterfield Duo w/Geoff Tooley (Guitar) Birmingham Jazz Festival, Grace Church Centre Sutton Coldfield. 12.30pm. Sutton Coldfield. 12.30pm.
22 Oct 2020 Sheila Waterfield Quartet Birmingham Jazz Festival, Canal House Birmingham. B1 2JR. 6.30pm Birmingham. B1 2JR. 6.30pm

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

“The combination of Sheila’s voice and the quality of the musicians was a real treat and totally unforgettable.”
Tony Barker, AMS Systems Annual Dinner Dance

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

“Thanks for making our night a truly memorable occasion.”
Mr & Mrs Staunton, 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration

“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

“Sheila’s rendition of ‘Embraceable You’ brought tears to my eyes.”
Wedding of Mark and Katy Young, St. Mary’s Church, Essex


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