Born in Philadelphia, Sheila shot to fame as the lead singer for the smash hit girl group The Three Degrees in the 1970s with over 17 chart topping hits including ‘When Will I See You Again?’, ‘Take Good Care of Yourself’ and A Woman in Love’. Her sparkling career has seen her travel all over the world and has taken her from the Harlem Apollo to the Royal Command Performance and from the top of the charts to the big screen. Screen appearances by The Three Degrees included a number of classic movies and TV shows such as Sandford and Son, and the Oscar winning The French Connection. When the group went their separate ways Sheila’s career continued both as an actress and singer. She has appeared in many UK TV shows including NEVER MIND THE BUZZCOCKS, I’M A CELEBRITY GET ME OUT OF HERE, LOOSE WOMEN, CELEBRITY FIVE GO TO, POINTLESS CELEBRITIES and, for the Queen’s Jubilee year, A ROYAL HISTORY OF POP.
She appeared in the second series of the award-winning BBC documentary, THE REAL MARIGOLD HOTEL and has since made several episodes of MARIGOLD ON TOUR travelling to Thailand, Russia, Argentina and Iceland. This year she has been seen on ITV in HARD TO PLEASE OAPS and IMPOSSIBLE CELEBRITIES.
Her recording career continues with her solo album New Kind of Medicine. Sheila is also the author of Soul Food, a definitive history with recipes of black American cuisine and culture . Her musical theatre credits include FAME, DADDY COOL, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, SOUL TRAIN, OH WHAT A NIGHT! and RESPECT LA DIVA. She was thrilled to sing ACID QUEEN in THE WHO HITS 50 charity gala. She has also enjoyed panto seasons in some of Britain’s finest theatres including Nottingham Theatre Royal, Cambridge Arts, Windsor Theatre Royal, Norwich Theatre Royal and Southampton Mayflower. She has toured in DAVID GEST’S LEGENDS OF SOUL and TIME OF MY LIFE.