My DJ Philosophy

To play the finest of female pop, soul, R&B, freakbeat + rock n’ roll, whilst ocassionally veering off into ’80s chart-hits, Japanese pop, Lou Christie, exotica, lounge, easy listening, Frank Sinatra, anything off Hall & Oates’ H2O album, bubblegum pop, heavy metal, My Bloody Valentine, the Bee Gees, and anything else that takes my fancy. In short, ’50s-’60s girl-pop is my bread, and everything else is my butter. Or is it the other way around?

I aim to play records that people will enjoy, not just to show off my record collection : )

Where I’ve Played

Le Boum (Tokyo, Japan)
NYC’s legendary sixties party, Smashed! Blocked! (NYC) *RIP
Shake, Rattle & Bowl (London, UK)
Got the Go! (Paris, France)
BUST magazine events (NYC)
Stag-O-Lee (London, UK)
SXSW (Austin, TX)
Euro-visions (Rouen, France)
The Big Shake (Helsinki, Finland)*
*the DJ gig to top all DJ gigs!
Kid Robot (NYC)
Coney Island High (St. Mark’s Place, NYC)*
*at age 19, I was a heavy metal DJ at this much-missed dive bar on St. Mark’s Place. My claim to heavy metal fame is that I opened for Testament and made the Lemonheads’ Evan Dando dance to Kiss’ “Detroit Rock City.”


I’ve also hosted numerous parties in London + NYC, including A Night of 
J-pop, Le One Night Stand, and Cherrybomb.

My current top 5
girl – pop records to spin

Connie Stevens  Tick Tock (Bell, 1970)
Linda Yamamoto  Fuli Fuli Five (Minoruphone, 1968)
Patricia Carli  Le Lion (Riviera, 1965)
The Three Degrees  Collage (Roulette, 1970)
Janice Nicholls  I’ll Give It Five (Decca, 1963) 

Hiring Info

Please contact me on sheila (at) chachacharming.com to discuss hiring me for events.

My current top 5
non – girl – pop records to spin

Electric Guest  Awake (Downtown, 2012)
Lindsey Buckingham  Holiday Road (Warner Bros., 1983)
Chris Isaak  Wicked Game (Warner Bros, 1989)
Amos Milburn  Chicken Shack Boogie (Aladdin, 1948)
Toto  Africa (Columbia, 1982) *
*perhaps my favorite record of all time