Jody Watley and SHALAMAR Prep Spring Summer Concerts

Rosero McCoy, Jody Watley, Nate Allen Smith

Rosero McCoy, Jody Watley, Nate Allen Smith

Putting in work – with style of course with my fellas for our spring summer concerts after turning it out with our sold out debut shows fall/winter! SHALAMAR, newly reloaded baby!

Our debut launch included sold out concerts in Tokyo and Osaka Japan (Billboard Live), Harrah’s Atlantic City, BB King’s New York, Cache Creek Resort and Casino and Yoshi’s Oakland.

Upcoming dates:
May 24 Happy Days Festival Imber Court, Surrey UK
May 30 The Shrine Chicago
June 6 –  TBA
June 13 – Sao Paulo Brazil Espaca Das Americas
June 24 – The Howard Theater Washington D.C.
June 25 – TBA
June 27 – Let’s Rock London Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Get your tickets!!!!

A Night To Remember in Oakland.

 

 

SHALAMAR. Nate Allen Smith, Jody Watley, Rosero McCoy

SHALAMAR. Nate Allen Smith, Jody Watley, Rosero McCoy (c) 2015 Jody Watley

Jody Watley with Sheila E. Yoshi's February 28, 2015  (c) 2015 Jody Watley

Jody Watley with Sheila E. Yoshi’s February 28, 2015 (c) 2015 Jody Watley

There was a moment during the night of the two sold-out concerts at Yoshi’s where I became choked up with emotion onstage during ‘Full of Fire’ – there was definitely a lot of love in the room at Yoshi’s for both shows for the new SHALAMAR (we rocked the house) and of course the Jody Watley selections as well – filled me with gratitude.  It’s in the music!

By popular demand we’re back March 21 – Get your Tickets Here

Jody Watley and SHALAMAR on Life of Riley

 

Patrick Riley with Jody Watley

Patrick Riley with Jody Watley (c) 2015 Jody Watley Backstage at B.B. King Blues and Grill NYC

 

Check out this review and post from esteemed taste-maker, writer Patrick Riley following the BB Kings Times Square New York  sold out performance: HERE

Jody Watley. DANCER Musings 1. Paradise Update.

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“DANCER”  featuring Luminodisco from the current release “PARADISE” has remained a stand out favorite according to my hardcore fans. I was inspired to write it for the spirit of the dancer that lives in all of us, it’s about confidence. “Clock this confidence – this ‘aint no coincidence – baby I’ve got style..I can be ruler of the world, queen of technology — doctor, lawyer, 9 to 5’er..don’t matter I was born to shine..” Shine on no matter what you do and what your job is in life. Get it : Here at iTunes (also available at other digital outlets), available worldwide.

Jody Watley Classic Thursday Image

Jody Watley Classic Image 1978, Right On Magazine USA

Jody Watley Classic Image. Hair  and Beauty Feature, 1978, Right On Magazine USA

Look back to remember what you’ve enjoyed and appreciate of your younger self – but also what you’ve learned. Look at how far you’ve come while continuing to move forward from where you are today. – Jody Watley

Jody Watley Live Snapshots From Japan December 2014.

The Japan Tour was a great success. Of the many times I’ve performed a lot of the fans said this was their favorite show and all were surprised there was so much dancing between the SHALAMAR ™ set and my own solo set. It’s in the music!

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Photography Michiko Matsura, Donnell Spencer Jr. Photography (c) 2014

 

Photo by Miichiko Matasura courtesy of Donnell Spencer Jr.

Photo by Michiko Matasura courtesy of Donnell Spencer Jr. – Tokyo Billboard Live © 2015 Donnell Spencer Jr.

"Hair done, nails done.." Nightlife. Photo by Michiko Mataura courtesy of Donnell Spencer Jr.

“Hair done, nails done..” Nightlife. Photo by Michiko Mataura courtesy of Donnell Spencer Jr. © 2015  Donnell Spencer Jr.

Photo by Michiko Matasura courtesy of Donnell Spencer Jr. - Tokyo Billboard Live © 2015 Donnell Spencer Jr.

The joy of music! Photo by Michiko Matasura courtesy of Donnell Spencer Jr. on drums – Tokyo Billboard Live © 2015 Donnell Spencer Jr.

Photo by Michiko Matasura courtesy of Donnell Spencer Jr. - Tokyo Billboard Live © 2015 Donnell Spencer Jr.

Keyboard solo from Rodney Lee, my longtime music director and collaborator. Photo by Michiko Matasura courtesy of Donnell Spencer Jr. – Tokyo Billboard Live © 2015 Donnell Spencer Jr.

Photo by Michiko Matasura courtesy of Donnell Spencer Jr. - Tokyo Billboard Live © 2015 Donnell Spencer Jr.

Guitarist Geemack. Photo by Michiko Matasura courtesy of Donnell Spencer Jr. – Tokyo Billboard Live © 2015 Donnell Spencer Jr.

Photo by Michiko Matasura courtesy of Donnell Spencer Jr. - Tokyo Billboard Live © 2015 Donnell Spencer Jr.

Funking it up, Sam Sims on bass “Sanctuary.” Photo by Michiko Matasura courtesy of Donnell Spencer Jr. – Tokyo Billboard Live © 2015 Donnell Spencer Jr.

Photo by Michiko Matasura courtesy of Donnell Spencer Jr. - Tokyo Billboard Live © 2015 Donnell Spencer Jr.

Photo by Michiko Matasura courtesy of Donnell Spencer Jr. – Tokyo Billboard Live © 2015 Donnell Spencer Jr.

Photo by Michiko Matasura courtesy of Donnell Spencer Jr. - Tokyo Billboard Live © 2015 Donnell Spencer Jr.

Photo by Michiko Matasura courtesy of Donnell Spencer Jr. – Tokyo Billboard Live © 2015 Donnell Spencer Jr.

Photo by Michiko Matasura courtesy of Donnell Spencer Jr. - Tokyo Billboard Live © 2015 Donnell Spencer Jr.

Photo by Michiko Matasura courtesy of Donnell Spencer Jr. – Tokyo Billboard Live © 2015 Donnell Spencer Jr.

Paulmichael Bair, Sam Sims, Jody Watley, Geemack, Rodney Lee, Donnell Spencer Jr. John "Havic" Gregory

Paulmichael Bair, Sam Sims, Jody Watley, Geemack, Rodney Lee, Donnell Spencer Jr. John “Havic” Gregory

Confirmed:

2/18 New York BB Kings

2/19  Atlantic City HARRAH’S Resort

2/28 Oakland Yoshi’s

6/24 The Howard Theater

6/25 TBA via venue in April

6/27 London Let’s Rock London Music Festival, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Jody Watley and SHALAMAR Japan Tour 2014 and Year Review

 

Photo © 2014 Jody Watley dressing room Tokyo

Photo © 2014 Jody Watley dressing room Tokyo

Jody Watley and illustrator Hatsune Utsumi

Jody Watley and illustrator Hatsune Utsumi © 2014 Jody Watley

Tokyo Billboard Live with Paul'Micael Bair and Rosero McCoy

Tokyo Billboard Live with Paul’Micael Bair and Rosero McCoy © 2014 Jody Watley

 

The shows have been incredible including two sold out shows in Tokyo at Billboard Live. After performing here for decades, it always feels fresh and new – it’s a blessing and I treasure each trip and each moment. Check out more photo’s : Here and also make sure to watch ‘Backstage Pass’ uploaded to my Facebopk page as well, and will add to the Jody Watley  and SHALAMAR ™ Youtube Channels.

Reflecting on the year, it’s one one of entrepreneurial moves with Avitone and the release of PARADISE, which quickly sold-out at my online boutique another venture I focused on this year. We weren’t going to do CD’s but my fans overwhelmingly wanted the option.

I became the legal registered trademark owner of SHALAMAR ™ of which I am an original member. Immediately a new dynamic lineup, which will continue to evolve and get better as a work in progress to my show which is a total high energy affair to the delight of the audiences we’ve played to thus far in 2014.

Here’s to you – discard what didn’t work in 2014 and begin anew…actually I apply that everyday in life in general. Learn from each life lesson, and always keep a positive spin on life.