Jody Watley and Shalamar Bring The Disco Nightlife to Sao Paulo

I’ve never been to Brazil and am extremely excited to be going there in June with my newly reloaded SHALAMAR. Nate Allen Smith, Rosero McCoy and I are having a great time and continuing to bond offstage and improve upon what we’re doing onstage.

When writing the lyrics to my single and collaboration with Count de Money titled “Nightlife” from PARADISE, I totally channeled classic disco but at the same time focused on how to bring that love of the music, the spirit and soul of it into the now. The concept was always of a ‘worldwide phenomenon’ – that journey continues. It’s in the music!

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“NIGHTLIFE” peaked in the Top 20 on Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Singles in 2014 and went into the Top 5 Commercial Pop and Urban in the UK. Music lovers continue to discover the song which is available at digital outlets around the world.

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Just Announced. Jody Watley and SHALAMAR The Shrine Chicago Concert

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Jody Watley and SHALAMAR Sell Out Yoshi’s – Back by Popular Demand Concert

SHALAMAR. Nate Allen Smith, Jody Watley, Rosero McCoy

SHALAMAR. Nate Allen Smith, Jody Watley, Rosero McCoy

After two sold out debut performances on February 28, Jody Watley featuring the new and reloaded SHALAMAR return by popular demand on March 21 and have also sold out both shows. This is a hot ticket with two shows in one  – rejuvenated SHALAMAR with fresh new choreography and tweaked arrangements with the second half taking things up a notch with Jody Watley hits and a couple of songs from the current PARADISE collection.

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Jody Watley Covers German Magazine. Paradise Update.

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Jody Watley “Paradise” is the CD of the month in German Magazine

View: http://www.stadtgefluester.de/

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 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.

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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.