Sheldon Reynolds

Sheldon Reynolds is widely known as former lead guitarist and vocalist for legendary group Earth, Wind, and Fire. During that era, Reynolds recorded with the group Chicago. His tenure with Earth, Wind and Fire lasted 14 years.

Before joining Earth Wind and Fire, Reynolds toured with blues performer Millie Jackson. He later played and produced music for Capital recording artists, Sun. In 1983, he went on to join The Commodores and remained with the group for 4 years. Reynolds joined Experience Hendrix, the family company of Jimi Hendrix, realizing another life-long dream of being involved in the musical legacy of the greatest guitarist of all-time.

This experience lead to a project, which he produced, called Power of Soul. For this project, Sheldon produced artists, such as Prince, Lenny Kravitz, Sting, Santana, Eric Clapton, John Lee Hooker, Stevie Ray Vaughn, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins and Earth, Wind and Fire.

Moreover, Reynolds’ credits is his work as writer and performer with well-known artists, such as Taste of Honey, Kirk Whalum, the Pointer Sisters, Stephanie Mills and Paula Abdul.

Reynolds’ vocal work includes the musical soundtrack from the motion picture Glory, theme music for the hit television shows Who's The Boss and Chicago Hope. Reynolds received an Image Award for lifetime achievement while a member of Earth, Wind and Fire. Reynolds was nominated for a Grammy for the popular song Sunday Morning, which Reynolds wrote and recorded with EWF. This past summer, Sheldon co-wrote and sang the first single and number one song 'Always Remember" from the Brian Culbertson CD "Bringing Back the Funk". He also wrote music and appeared in the show "Sunny in Philly" with Danny Devito.

In March of 2015, Sheldon with Brian Culbertson had the number one tune on Billboard Charts Smooth Jazz category Think Free (Live).

A hidden passion of Sheldon is astronomy and the effect it has on musical creativity. Sheldon has produced a short video called Images of Life, asking the question is there life on other planets.

Sheldon was an Associate Editor for Astronomy Magazine, provided support for SETI Institute, a research organization whose mission is to explore, understand, and explain the origin and nature of life in the universe, and to apply the knowledge gained to inspire and guide present and future generations. SETI stands for the "Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence".

Sheldon was one of the speakers at The Arecibo Observatory, the home of the second-largest single-dish radio telescope. The telescope was featured in the movie Contact with Jodie Foster.

When Sheldon isn’t performing with Kalimba The Spirit of Earth, Wind and Fire,
he`s seeking opportunities to be more actively involved supporting Parkinson’s - something he`s currently living with.