Sheila Simmenes is a Scandinavian songwriter and jazz singer. She has worked with different musicians and producers in Scandinavia, Europe and Brazil.
Collaborations and co-writes have resulted in tracks such as Look At Me Now/LAUREN, Out Of My Head – Original Mix/ Satin Jackets, Nummer en/Kjart Barn, I Never Had You/Jorgen Dahl Moe++
Her background stretches from Brazilian underground club music, samba and reggae – to pop, electronica, house, EDM, acoustic country, folk music, jazz and soul. Moving smoothly between musical genres and picking up influences from around the world.
Her songs have been featured in major media outlets such as Rolling Stones Magazine BR, TV Brasil, SBT Brasil, O Globo and a broad selection of music media all over the globe. Her sound reminds the listener of other jazz and soul artists such as Lisa Ekdahl, Silje Nergaard, Portishead and Selah Sue – while also inspired by artists such as Erykah Badu, Leo Middea, Yuna, Amel Larrieux and Melody Gardot.
In the summer of 2018, she invited a selection of her favourite musicians to join her at Kongshavn Studio on Norway’s southern coast.
With producer Bjorn Ole Rasch – they recorded her debut album. A deep dive into Brazilian rhythms fused with Nordic melodic styles in jazz and neo-soul.
Her sunshine tones keep us warm, cosy and smiling through Scandinavian winters.