Check out the latest on Jody Watley and Shalamar at Essence – Here
Check out the latest on Jody Watley and Shalamar at Essence – Here
Yoshi’s was off the chain in February and March at our sold out concerts – we are happy to return on December 30-31 and January 1 to close the year and begin the new in fabulous style – music and dance. It’s going to be a party!!
PreSale Started Today Get your Tickets!! – Yoshi’s
While other people run their mouths..run your business..I always think of that quote. The road less traveled..
Life isn’t meant to be lived by committee. The journey of life and business has many twists, turns and lessons – stay open on the path is what I always believe. Listen to the universe, follow your instincts. Sometimes opportunities and new beginnings come in unexpected ways…especially ones we may not be looking for. For me..this began when others were misappropriating my image and likeness to their gain, while seeking to mislead – however it’s clear the universe had it’s own plans. Being a business woman simply trying to protect myself from those seeking to damage, mislead and even bizarrely – erase and diminish — creating this cause and effect. But it’s obvious – this is all intended.
There is one Shalamar of today, not decades ago — this era with a legally registered trademark, of which I am the owner and we are it like it or not – believe that; Jody Watley, Nate Allen Smith and Rosero McCoy. Despite efforts by a few to try undermine, sabotage, intimidate, and slander my name – we will continue to work hard and remain humble – creating a quality new foundation as we have begun in music, live entertainment, dance and style. That is something always associated with me. The past will always be there to look back on..just don’t get stuck there as life and business continue to move on.
That we caught the attention of Spectra with our efforts, I see as another blessing – a gift that was meant to be..the universe is always evolving and speaking if we are paying attention.
Directed by Damien Sandoval, who believed so much in this song and us – wanting to give it the video it deserved with aerials by Garrett Backstrom is also so special. His agent Martin Davis who was so diligent over the years in wanting to connect me with one of his directors because he believed and has such respect for what I’ve done and doing. Everyone on this project, hair and makeup Tre Major who’s wanted to work with me for decades..Jessie J Collections who helped styled the guys..there’s a passion, unity and organic authenticity that’s all through this video. It’s love. The result is the epic new Shalamar video “SlowDance’ now LIVE. Spectra Music Group welcomes Shalamar: Here
My “PARADISE” collection will also being getting a re-release if anyone is wondering where it went..details to come!
God is good and I’m so grateful.
We had a great time chopping it up with Eileen Shapiro talking about the summer tour and new video for ‘SlowDance’ among other topics on diverse UK music site LouderThanWar: Here
In case you missed it: ICYMI
Spring Summer Press Highlights June-September 2015.
Louder Than War: Jody Watley and Shalamar by Eileen Shapiro September 18, 2015 http://louderthanwar.com/interview-jody-watley-shalamar/
Eurweb: Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded Celebrate New Single LA Style by BJ July 17, 2015: http://www.eurweb.com/2015/07/jody-watley-shalamar-reloaded-celebrate-new-single-la-style/
Essence: Shalamar Reloaded with Jody Watley Releases SlowDance” by Patrik Henry Bass. July 20, 2015: http://www.essence.com/2015/07/20/shalamar-reloaded-jody-watley-releases-slowdance
KTLA 5 Morning News Los Angeles with Sam Rubin by Grace Mendoza July 3, 2015: Sam Learns Some New Moves from Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded: ktla.com/2015/07/03/sam-learns-some-dance-moves-from-jody-watley-and-shalamar-reloaded/
Essence: Jody Watley Brings Back Shalamar Her Way by Patrick Henry Bass. June 24, 2015: http://www.essence.com/2015/06/24/jody-watley-brings-back-shalamar-her-way
OkayPlayer: The OkayPlayer Interview: Jody Watley Speaks on Rakim, Soul Train and Reclaiming The Name ‘Shalamar’ by Eddie “Stats” June 24, 2015 http://www.okayplayer.com/news/jody-watley-photos-rakim-soul-train-shalamar-interview.html
GETOUTMag: Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded by Eileen Shapiro June 23, 2015: http://getoutmag.us/jody-watley-shalamar-reloaded/
Lincoln Center Jody Watley Q&A by K. Leander Williams: June 29, 2015 —http://www.lincolncenter.org/article/jody-watley
WGN Morning News Chicago: Jody Watley Returns to Chicago with a Revamped Shalamar Live Performance May 30, 2015: http://wgntv.com/2015/05/29/jody-watley-returns-to-chicago-with-a-revamped-shalamar-live-performance/
Chicago Concert Reviews: From Disco, to House and Hip Hop Jody Watley and the new Shalamar Sparkle by Andy Arygakis May 30, 2015 http://chicagoconcertreviews.com/reviews/2015-05-30-jody-watley/
Chicago Defender: Jody Watley: New Tour, New Music, and New Shalamar by Mary L. Datcher May 29, 2015: http://chicagodefender.com/2015/05/29/jody-watley-new-tour-new-music-and-new-shalamar/
Maxaxine: Shalamar at Melkweg Amsterdam by Serge Van De Lisdonik June 30, 2015 http://www.maxazine.nl/2015/06/30/shalamar-laat-disco-herleven-in-melkweg/
JET: Jody Watley Announces Tour by Taylor Morton April 16, 2015 http://www.jetmag.com/entertainment/jody-watley-announces-tour/#.Vf2viGRVikp
Singersroom: Shalamar SlowDance by Dominque Carson, July 27, 2015 http://singersroom.com/content/2015-07-27/Shalamar-Slowdance/
SIRIUSXM: July 2015
Excerpt from SIRIUSXM Special with BK Kirkland ‘In The Groove” Debut. The one hour special aired in July and featured the music of Jody Watley and Shalamar with in depth interviews featuring Jody Watley, Nate Smith and Rosero McCoy.
LIVE and Soldout Melkweg Amsterdam, June 28, 2015
Let’s Rock London June 27, 2015
ARISE TV, April 2015
Oct. 2 – Bakersfield Rabobank Arena, Jody Watley ‘Classic Jam’ various artists
November 4 – Ramshead, Annapolis MD with Shalamar® Reloaded and DJ Lisa Moody of GirlSquad Pre-show: Tickets Here
November 6-8 Blues Alley Washington D.C. with Shalamar® Reloaded and DJ Lisa Moody of Girl Squad Pre-show Tickets and Info: Here
November 14 – The Honda Center Superfreesyle Explosion Jody Watley with Salt n Pepa and various artists
December 29-31 / January 1 – TBA Oakland, CA Jody Watley with Shalamar® Reloaded
January 18-19 Tokyo. January 21, Osaka. BILLBOARD LIVE Jody Watley and Shalamar® Reloaded
Billboard Live Tokyo Tickets and Info: Here
Billboard Live Osaka Tickets and Info: Here
Feb. 13 – TBA – Las Vegas Orleans Arena / Freestyle Explosion
Feb. 27 – TBA – Miami Bank Arena / Freestyle Explosion Bank United Center