Electro-acoustic musician blends the soulful, feminine vibe of Billie Holiday with the
innovative spirit of Imogen Heap. Angela Sheik’s music bridges the gap between a
traditional singer-songwriter and an electronic innovator., She uses a digital loop pedal to
layer voice, percussion, autoharp, theremin, flute, and a variety of other instruments to
create an inviting, folk-pop sound. Recently titled 2011 BOSS US National Looping
Champion as well as 93.7 WSTW Hometown Heroes 2011 Artist of the Year, Angela breaks
expectations of what a solo performer can accomplish on stage while charming the
audience with a smile.
Her passion for music began with an out-of-tune piano and a second hand flute while
growing up outside Buffalo, NY. Later, after years of classical study in flute, piano and
voice, Angela began taking steps away from the role of a traditional performer. She has
slowly become what she describes as “an acoustic disc jockey." Now, performing a mix of
originals and artfully arranged cover material, she is a riveting and emotionally compelling
entertainer. In May 2012 she was chosen as the World Café Live CREAM Standout
Performer. In November, she received a standing ovation at her CD release in Wilmington,
The Angela Sheik experience brings you a full breadth of emotion and expression. About
her performances, she says, "I work hard to make each act spell-binding. I want my
audience to laugh, nod, remember, forget, dance. I want their eyes to tear up. It’s my goal to
explore the beautiful complexities of the human spirit at each show."
Currently Angela is working on a variety of recording projects, from dance remixes to piano
pop singles, with artists from around the globe. In November 2011 she released an EP,
“Songs From The Red Box,” named after her little red loop station. She continues to
carefully perfect her craft, push musical boundaries, collaborate with other musicians, and
perform regularly throughout the United States.
Influences include Imogen Heap, Portishead, Regina Spektor, Radiohead, Hooverphonic, The Chemical Brothers, Massive Attack, and Ingrid Michaelson.