Sheldon Agwu is a Musician, Composer, and Guitarist from London, England.
He was first exposed to music by his Father and would accompany him to church every Sunday, which gave him his first insight into how music can connect and affect other people. By age 12 he picked up the Guitar and started to take it seriously, being heavily influenced by the great Blues players of the '60s & '70s, such as; Jimi Hendrix, BB King, and Albert Collins. He also has been influenced by a diverse selection of musical genres and has developed a strong affinity for all styles of music ranging from Jazz/ Hip-Hop, Soul, Rock/Fusion and Pop.
He studied music at City and Islington college and from 2008-2010. This was where he learned the skills necessary to succeed as a Professional Musician, subjects such as Music Business, Performance, Theory and Production was essential in giving him the tools that are needed in the ever-changing industry.
After college, he studied and worked under the direct tutelage of Scott McGill, (Senior Lecturer in Jazz Guitar and an Ensemble Director at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia) where he developed an even deeper love for Jazz Harmony and Composition.
Through this experience, he has also had the privilege of being Musical Director for numerous tribute shows in London. Performing at venues such as Jazz Café, and XOYO paying homage to Philadephia based band The Roots, A Tribe Called Quest, and East London Grime outfit Ruff Sqwad.
He is currently spending his time Teaching and working in a variety of different artists such as Jordan Rakei, Ego Ella May, Ruby Wood, and Nathan Britton. Having been playing/working with Ninja Tune artist Jordan Rakei, for the past three years and he has been fortunate enough to support artists such as Nao, Bonobo, Jamie Woon, and Hiatus Kaiyote, as well as being a part of Headline tours in North America, Asia, Europe, and the UK. He graduated in 2016 with a Bachelors Degree in Education at Southbank University.