Sheila Chandra

Sheila Savithri Elizabeth Chandra

Also known as Chandra, S. Chandra

Short biography of Sheila Chandra: Sheila Chandra first came to prominence as a teenage actress on the British teen school soap "Grange Hill" playing the character Sudhamani Patel between 1979 and 1981.

At the same time as she left the series [a=Steve Coe] head of [l=Indipop] was looking for a vocalist for his Asian fusion band [a=Monsoon]. Allegedly he found an old demo tape of Chandra's in a box at [l=Hansa] and was attracted by her rich, fluid voice and South Indian heritage.

Monsoon's debut single, the much sampled "Ever So Lonely", recorded when Chandra was 16, reached #9 in the UK charts in April 1982, but subsequent singles made less impact and she left the group at the end of the year

She subsequently made 4 solo albums with Indipop, before retiring at the age of 20, coming back in 1991 for a 5th solo album "Roots and Wings" for Indipop where she began to expirement with voice tracks laid over drones, a style which set the tone for her work in the 90s

From there, Chandra's association with [a=Real World Records] began as she made 3 remarkable albums, "Weaving My Ancestors Voices" and "Speaking In Tongues" Parts 1 and II, fusing Arab, Andalucian, Celtic and Indian vocal styles with even older traditions such as Gregorian plainsong. She also performed live for 2 years in the 90s, for the first and so far only time in her career

In 1999 Real World released a retrospective of her work "Moonsung" and a retrospective of her Indipop work appeared in 2003

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  1. http://www.sheilachandra.com/
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# Album cover Album title Tracks amount Download album in mp3? Official release date Production label
1 Sheila Chandra - Nada Brahma Nada Brahma 5
mp3, CD
1985 Indipop
2 Sheila Chandra - Roots And Wings Roots And Wings 11
mp3, CD
1989 Indipop
3 Sheila Chandra - EEP1 EEP1 8
mp3, CD
1999 Indipop
4 Sheila Chandra - Waiting EP Waiting EP 2
mp3, CD
2003
5 Sheila Chandra - Moonsung (A Real World Retrospective) Moonsung (A Real World Retrospective) 12
mp3, CD
1999
6 Sheila Chandra - Out On My Own Out On My Own 10
mp3, CD
1984 Indipop
7 Sheila Chandra - "This Sentence Is True" (The Previous Sentence Is False) 7
mp3, CD
2001 Shakti Records
8 Sheila Chandra - The Struggle The Struggle 8
mp3, CD
2002-01-15 Narada World
9 Sheila Chandra - The Struggle The Struggle 8
mp3, CD
1985 Indipop
10 Sheila Chandra - The Zen Kiss The Zen Kiss 11
mp3, CD
1994
11 Sheila Chandra - Monsoon Monsoon 16
mp3, CD
1995 Mercury
12 Sheila Chandra - EEP2 EEP2 9
mp3, CD
2000 Indipop
13 Sheila Chandra - Weaving My Ancestors' Voices Weaving My Ancestors' Voices 11
mp3, CD
1992 Real World Records
14 Sheila Chandra - The Zen Kiss The Zen Kiss 11
mp3, CD
1994-04-10
15 Sheila Chandra - ABoneCroneDrone ABoneCroneDrone 6
mp3, CD
1996 Caroline Records
16 Sheila Chandra - Quiet! Quiet! 10
mp3, CD
1984 Indipop
17 Sheila Chandra - The Struggle The Struggle 3
mp3, CD
1985 Indipop
18 Sheila Chandra - Nada Brahma Nada Brahma 5
mp3, CD
2000 Narada World
19 Sheila Chandra - Out On My Own Out On My Own 10
mp3, CD
1984 Indipop
20 Sheila Chandra - Roots And Wings Roots And Wings 11
mp3, CD
2000-04-25 Narada World
21 Sheila Chandra - Speaking In Tongues '98 Speaking In Tongues '98 3
mp3, CD
1997 Real World Records
22 Sheila Chandra - Nada Brahma Nada Brahma 5
mp3, CD
1985 Indipop
23 Sheila Chandra - Best Of Sheila Chandra Best Of Sheila Chandra 10
mp3, CD
1992 Alfa International
24 Sheila Chandra - Quiet Quiet 15
mp3, CD
1988 Indipop
25 Sheila Chandra - Roots And Wings Roots And Wings 11
mp3, CD
1989 Indipop
26 Sheila Chandra - Out On My Own Out On My Own 14
mp3, CD
1984 Indipop
27 Sheila Chandra - Waiting Waiting 2
mp3, CD
2003 Spacecraft
28 Sheila Chandra - Quiet! Quiet! 10
mp3, CD
1984 Indipop
29 Sheila Chandra - ABoneCroneDrone ABoneCroneDrone 7
mp3, CD
1996 Caroline Records
30 Sheila Chandra - Nada Brahma Nada Brahma 5
mp3, CD
1995
31 Sheila Chandra - Konnokol Al Dente / We Are Growing Konnokol Al Dente / We Are Growing 4
mp3, CD
Not On Label
32 Sheila Chandra - The Zen Kiss The Zen Kiss 11
mp3, CD
1994
33 Sheila Chandra - Moonsung (A Real World Retrospective) Moonsung (A Real World Retrospective) 12
mp3, CD
1999 Real World Records
34 Sheila Chandra - Silk Silk 10
mp3, CD
1991 Shanachie
35 Sheila Chandra - Monsoon Monsoon 16
mp3, CD
1995

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