Jody Watley and New Reloaded SHALAMAR Come to Television

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Nate Allen Smith. Jody Watley. Rosero McCoy. SHALAMAR ‘ ‘Reloaded’

 

Perfomance and Interview:

WGN Chicago 5/29

KTLA 5 Los Angeles 6/2 (Interview Only)

Jody Watley. Happy Days Music Festival

It was crazy frustrating to be in the UK for 4 days without internet – and crazy to realize how dependent we are. As a business person it’s a bit of a disaster…but we made it through. The new members Nate Allen Smith and Rosero McCoy and I went over like gangbusters – despite a few naysayers predicting we’d be booed off of the stage. As always, I’m focused on the positive side of things. Life is too short to do otherwise. Even when things don’t go your way (i.e. internet) it’s so much better with people you enjoy being with – laughing, passing the time, sharing good good, good times – doing something we all love. Gratitude.

Never get caught up in negative chatter – some people will never want to see another person succeed. Life goes on!

Good food, good times.

Good food, good times – in Shepperton first night at lovely Indian restaurant

A sea of love united in the music. Happy Days Festival 2015.

SHALAMAR ‘RELOADED’ killin it — A sea of love united in the music. Happy Days Festival 2015.

Nate Allen Smith.Jody Watley. Rosero McCoy. The newly reloaded SHALAMAR.

Nate Allen Smith.Jody Watley. Rosero McCoy. The newly reloaded SHALAMAR.

Rosero McCoy, Jody Watley, Nate Allen Smith. Happy Days Festival 2015 UK. SHALAMAR.

Rosero McCoy, Jody Watley, Nate Allen Smith. Happy Days Festival 2015 UK. SHALAMAR.

An Evening With SHALAMAR featuring Jody Watley Melkweg Amsterdam

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Other Upcoming Concerts:

May 16 Autograph Signing Rupaul’s DRAGCon, Los Angeles Convention Center 12-1PM

May 24 Happy Days Festival, UK

May 29, WGN Morning News

May 30 The Shrine Chicago

June 6 Mountain Winery with KC & The Sunshine Band, Saratoga, CA

June 13 Espaco Das Americas, Sao Paulo Brazil ‘Disco Fever’ with Kathy Sledge

June SIRIUS XM Performance and Interview

June 24 The Howard Theater Washington D.C.

June 25 Lincoln Center Damrosch Park “Midsummer Night Swing”

June 27 Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park “Let’s Rock London”

June 28 Melkweg, Amsterdam

Chicago WGN Morning News Here We Come

Very excited to be a confirmed guest performer with the new SHALAMAR ‘Reloaded’ for an interview on the #1 Morning Show in Chicago! If you’re in the area tune in May 29 at 8:45 am CST. This is in support as well of the upcoming concert at The Shrine on May 30. I’m sure for those not in the area the station will post a link – fingers crossed!

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The new LOOK – SHALAMAR – Reloaded 2015. Nate Allen Smith, Jody Watley, Rosero McCoy.

We are also confirmed for SIRIUSXM on June 23 in support of The Howard Theater concert on June 24.

Jody Watley and SHALAMAR – Reloaded with New Interviews

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SHALAMAR – Reloaded. Nate Allen Smith, Jody Watley, Rosero McCoy.

Never a dull moment – in the land of the living!

Chicago Windy City Times: Jody Watley, Songs, Legal Battles and Reloading SHALAMAR

Soulinterviews.com with DJ Soulswede

 

UPCOMING:

MAY 24 HAPPY DAYS FESTIVAL UK WITH SHALAMAR ‘RELOADED’

MAY 30 THE SHRINE CHICAGO

JUNE 6 MOUNTAIN WINERY WITH KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND

JUNE 13 SAO PAULO BRAZIL ESPACO DAS AMERICAS

JUNE 24 THE HOWARD THEATER WASHINGTON DC

JUNE 25 LINCOLN CENTER DAMROSCH PARK ‘MIDSUMMER NIGHT SWING”

JUNE 27 QUEEN ELIZABETH PARK LET’S ROCK LONDON

JUNE 28 AMSTERDAM MELKWEG

JULY 25 ATLANTA HEALTH AND MUSIC FEST (RECIPIENT OF WOMEN OF EXCELLENCE ICON AWARD)

MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED MAKE SURE TO TRACK JODY WATLEY ON BANDSINTOWN AS WELL AS SHALAMAR.

 

Jody Watley. Thursday Classic. Thought of The Day.

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A melancholy though triumphant Jody Watley.  Southeast Junior High

 

 

With each social media throwback Thursday my desire is to not only share a photo moment from the past – but to perhaps inspire someone by providing what was behind a photo moment in my life on this journey.

From my Facebook Page post”

“Queen Jody! Living in KCMO (from Chicago though) at the time – had run a campaign for President of the school, I think I was the only girl who ran..and lost..kids were clowning me. It was a big disappointment and embarrassing for me – at the loss ..but I wasn’t discouraged in the long run, a theme in my life and career. I learned early on to never give up, keep pushing forward and stay motivated. Though not popular and still reeling from the loss of President..I went after “Miss Explorer Queen of Southeast Jr. High’ – because you never know unless you try right?! The outcome was triumph although I appear quite melancholy and sad in the photo’s (though still dealing with shade – a lot of girls including those who came in second and third weren’t happy as evidenced in the photo – shade is nothing new ) We didn’t have a lot of money but I put together my outfit and if you notice you can see what would become a style signature in my music career – jumbo hoop earrings. Certainly, I experienced far more challenging moments in my life, and even with this photo and moment there is much more to reveal.. however this is one of those touchstone character building moments.  ‪#‎JodyWatley‬ ‪#‎Shalamar‬ ‪#‎life‬ ‪#‎inspiration‬ – Just keep striving and be yourself is what I hope the takeaway is from this, beyond the TBT..” May 7, 2015