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Sheilah Cuffy was born in London, England, daughter of West Indian parents and sister to seven siblings. She studied fashion and design before embarking on her career as a singer and actress.

Since then she has worked with many British and American artists. The list includes pop artists such as Living in a Box, Roachford and Midge Ure, British jazzmen like Ronnie Jordan and Courtney Pine and various names from soul, funk and house music such as Millie Jackson, Billie Paul, Omar, Talvin Singh, KLF, Sybil, Juliet Roberts and George Clinton.

As an actress she has worked in musical theatre including the shows “Ain’t Misbehavin’ – The Music of Fats Waller”, the acclaimed “Mass Caribe”, “Showboat” in a production by The Leeds Opera Company and The Royal Shakespeare Company, and “Carmen Jones”, directed by Simon Callow, an award winning hit in the Old Vic, London, where Sheilah played the role of “Frankie”.

In 1991 Sheilah Cuffy put her voice to her first maxi singles, “Down On Love” and “Come Into My Heart”, produced by Tim Lever y Mike Percy (1 World), ex members of the band Dead or Alive. The songs were released by DJ Pete Tong on FFRR of London Records, and launched into the British charts.

Since then she has collaborated, or “featured”, as they say in the dance music world, with various DJ’s and producers on the house, dance and electro scene in Spain, Germany, Luxemburg and Italy, adding her special touch, not only with her voice but also writing lyrics, vocal melodies and arranging backing vocals. They have taken their songs to discothèques all over the world, performing as well in the MIDEM music fair, in Cannes and in Miami.

In the spring of 1993, Sheilah moved to Madrid. She has worked with many Spanish and Latin artists in recordings, theatre, television and national and international tours taking her all over Europe, to Argentina, Venezuela, Mexico, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Cuba and the United States. Among these artists are Sergio Dalma, Ketama, Antonio Flores, Vargas Blues Band, Orquesta Mondragón, Edu del Prado, Red House, Joey Vera, Sweet Vandals, Carlos Jean, Nach, La Unión, Coti, Mónica Naranjo, Marta Sanchez and Santiago and Luís Auseron of the band, Radio Futura.

She has also collaborated with artists from the world of flamenco such as Antonio Canales, Maria Pagés and Enrique Morente with whom she created a fusion of flamenco and gospel with her gospel choir inside voices , , in the Alfredo Kraus Theatre in the Canary Islands. Her voice has been used for the signature tune for the hit Antena 3 programme “Sorpresa, Sorpresa” (Surprise, Surprise), the advertising for the national lottery in Spain, “Just A Little Luck” and many, many adverts for television and radio: Coca Cola, Orange, Telefónica, Renault, Balay, Zanussi, Heineken, Vodafone, Beefeater, etc

In 2002, Sheilah collaborated as singer and songwriter with Javier Garayalde Jr and Luis Garayalde of the Nu-Jazz duo Wagon Cookin’ in their album “Appetizers”. With their first single “Natural High” they were invited to perform in the renowned Blue Note Café in Tokyo. Since this success, she has collaborated with David Penn, DJ and producer, putting her voice and lyrics to house songs “Miracle Of Love” , “Scream For Love” and “Set Me Free . They have just released “Deep Inside”, also written by Sheilah and David Penn. Sheilah also sang lead vocals to the Anthem “Fight Again” , produced and written by David Penn and Toni Bass AKA Deux, which was a big hit in Ibiza in the summer of 2009.

In 2003 Sheilah returned to theatre in the role of “Killer Queen” in the Madrid production of “We Will Rock You”, the award winning hit musical of the legendary rock group, Queen. After this experience she returns to England to star in the musical “Blues In The Night”, in the role of The Lady of the Road, directed by Geraldine Connor, in which she received rave reviews.

On her return to Spain, she fulfils yet another dream, that of appearing in a film as a singer. In the award winning Spanish film “Cameron, a biography of the legendary Spanish flamenco singer, directed Jaime Chavarri, she has a cameo role singing the spiritual “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child”.

Sheilah is also director of the a cappella gospel and funk choir, INSIDE VOICES, created by her in 1997, distinguished for the diversity of nationalities and voices of its members, with singers from Spain, Canada, France, U.S.A, Brazil, Argentina and Japan. Today it is one of the most vibrant and popular gospel choirs of Spain. Sheilah also possesses immense experience as a singing teacher and vocal coach and when she can, she teaches singing interpretation courses and gospel workshops in Spain, England and France.

Sheilah is currently working on her own project of original songs,
The Sheilah Cuffy Project
, where she presents her album “Sharing, Loving, Giving”.

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