Shèna is an artist with all the experience, drive and qualities of a Diva, but due to her unassuming, modest approach, the world is unaware of what all the fuss is about…yet! But all that is about to change!
Since graduating from the Royal Academy of Music with Honours, Shèna has accumulated no fewer than 37 hits to her credit and her Biog reads like something out of a movie.
However, The Weekend was the tune that has greatly contributed to Shèna's International success after reaching no: 7 in the National Charts where Shèna performed it live on Top Of The Pops. It was also played very recently on an Episode of Ugly Betty and has been nominated for a Grammy!
As well as these hits, the list of artists that Shena has worked with, backed or vocalled for is also extremely impressive: Lisa Stansfield , Luther Vandross, Errol Brown, Angie Stone, Chaka Khan, Heather Small, Mica Paris, Kelly Le Roc, Michael Ball, Mariah Carey, Taka Boom, Denise Williams, Andy Cole, Arsenal FC, Girl's Aloud, Sugarbabes, Roxalla, Rachel McFarlane, Inner City, Cliff Richard, Angie Stone, Martine McCutcheon, James Brown, Jimmy Nail, Ronan Keating, Lemar, Bonny Langford, Toni Da Bart, Joey Negro, Simple Minds, Belinda Carlisle, Babylon Zoo, Tina from S Club's, Lisa Miskovsky, Vast Dakar & Grinser, The King, Maria Friedman, Lesley Garrett, Danni Minogue, Russell Watson, Tony Henry, Conner Reeves, Last four finalists of Pop Idol 2002, Lulu, Nadia Almada and three Lenny Spoofs. This is all in association with Shèna's vocal contributions as a Backing Vocalist/ Session Singer to artists in the Music Business.
Since graduating, Shèna has gone on to star in the hit musical Carmen Jones touring around Japan, she has understudied the lead in the musical Mama, I Want To Sing , starred as the lead in the show, What a Feeling , performed BVs for the show It's a Kinda Magic In Iceland, and performed as one of the soul girls in a touring version of Jesus Christ Superstar and has also appeared on numerous occasions as Crystal in Little Shop of Horrors.
Shèna has also appeared on most of the TV Programmes and Music venues in and around the UK. This list includes:- TOTP, The Lick, The Pepsi Chart Show, Parkinson, CDUK, London TV, Pop Idol, The Chart Show, Heaven & Earth, Popworld, The Jerry Springer Show, This Is My Moment, The Box, MTV, Wembley Arena, Fabric Nightclub, Birmingham NEC & Birmingham International and all major nightclubs in the UK and the Globe.
Shèna's voice is very distinctive, infact so distinctive that it has regularly been used by quite a few advertisements such as: - Centre Parcs, Sight Savers, KFC, Peter Pans Adventure Island, Investors in People, Gatwick, Jaguar, Monarch of the Glen, Guiness, Wilkinsins, Kodak, Nissan Cars, Aral Oil, Ting Carribbean Fruit Crush, Coca Cola Enjoy US, the TV series It's a Girl Thang as well as This is the moment. Also last but not least, both the French and Saunders and The Lenny Henry theme tunes. Shèna has also sung the theme tune for a film entitled, Forever Mine.
As a Diva in her own right, Shèna has been heralded by the likes of Martha Walsh and Jocelyn Brown as a star in the making and she regularly enjoys major success on the PA circuit. Her PA work involves appearing as a guest vocalist with the UK's no:1 Super party organization, Salvation in which she has performed internationally as well as being booked every weekend by agencies MN2S & Mission Control . She also now has a plethora of co-writing opportunities with the Music industries finest DJ's and Producers around and Shèna now enjoys a healthy writing career with tracks like, Don't le the morning come , for Javine as well as, Frida y Night and Electrosexual for herself.
Shèna believes that it is finally time to take credit where credit is due and to commemorate this, following her successful collaboration with Junior Jack, (Dare Me) Shèna's forthcoming projects include the release of her new singles ‘ Guilty ' and Lifting which Shena co-wrote with her producer /manager husband James Winchester (aka Sheriff)'. In fact most of the work Shena does now is with the brilliant Sheriff.
Last but by no means least, Shèna ‘s debut solo album, One man woman which will hopefully demonstate Shèna's soulful/balladic , artistic abilities, will be released March – April 2008, so watch this space.