Sheila E returns to the UK

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    Read more about <a href="">Sheila E returns to the UK</a> at <hr><p class="MsoNormal"><strong>Multi-talented drummer, percussionist and singer Sheila E returns to the UK this week with a show at Under The Bridge in London on 23 November, and Rhythm got the skinny on what she's been up to including her new album, Icon.</strong></p><p class="MsoNormal"><strong>Your new album, <em>Icon</em>, has been some time coming.</strong></p><p class="MsoNormal">"I didn't want to do a record for a long time because I don't like record companies so I started my own label, Stiletto Flats Music. I was writing my autobiography which will be out next year and in the midst of that I saw some things that I was writing and I said, 'This needs to be a song.' I went back to Oakland and recorded at a new studio there. I took the whole band and in three days we did all the basic tracks, then I had to overdub some of the horns to stack them. I took it home and started putting on artists that I wanted as special guests and did my vocals, mixed it and it was done."</p><p class="MsoNormal"><strong>Did you track live with the band?</strong></p><p class="MsoNormal">"Oh yeah. We play to a click track so if I want to do overdubs we can grab the section on the grid in Pro-Tools. I don't like the sound of the click. It's a frequency that really hurts my ears so I usually use a cowbell or percussion as the click. For this record I put together percussion rhythms as my click track because I knew I was going to overdub. I started with the drums and I overdubbed the percussion. The cool thing I did on the record was all of my solos – the conga solo you hear in the opening, the timbale solos – I just did them in one take so it's just like I was playing live. I didn't say, 'Oh I messed up, let me do it again.' I did one take and that was it."</p><p class="MsoNormal"><strong>Live, do you play percussion or kit?</strong></p><p class="MsoNormal">"Most of the time I play timbales and sing. Whenever I can have a second drum kit then I'll play, because I like playing drums but it depends if there is a backline with the sizes that I need because I'm really small in comparison with most men that play. My hi-hat is cut shorter because if I put my hi-hat down to the height where I normally play, then the rod is so high that it gets in the way."</p><p class="MsoNormal"><strong>How important is having your own label?</strong></p><p class="MsoNormal">"It's been great. I have to say that the first two or three records I did, I had control even though I didn't have my own label. When I did my first record I didn't really go through an A&R person, I just turned in my product, done. Now this is different. Having my own label, it takes a team and a village to put things together. Everyone has been a part of this."</p><p class="MsoNormal"><strong>Sheila E plays Under The Bridge, London on 23 November.</strong></p> Read more about <a href="">Sheila E returns to the UK</a> at<img width='1' height='1' src='' border='0'/><br clear='all'/><div class='mf-viral'><table border='0'><tr><td valign='middle'><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" /></a></td><td valign='middle'></td></tr></table></div><br/><br/><a href=""><img src="" border="0"/></a><br/><a href=""><img src="" border="0"/></a><br/><a href=""><img src="" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href=""><img src="" border="0"/></a><img width="1" height="1" src="" border="0"/><img src="" height="1" width="1"/>

    Sheila E returns to the UK