Jody Watley Reloads SHALAMAR A Must Read on Eurweb

 

Nate Allen Smith, Jody Watley, Rosero McCoy - SHALAMAR tm Photography: Viktorija Paschuta

Nate Allen Smith, Jody Watley, Rosero McCoy – SHALAMAR tm Photography: Viktorija Paschuta

The interview begins with a revelation by the writer, Gerald Radford, which threw me upon reading. His personal bias was something I always suspected with some in the “urban” media which goes back to earlier in my solo career and having mega crossover success – not everyone embraced that. The negative cloud he speaks of is odd because overall I receive so much love in the press and of course from fans in a career spanning decades and with all of the acheivments and benchmarks thus far. A negative cloud hanging over me? I don’t see it. From my point of view only those who resent me for being who I am…and my early solo crossover success, not towing the line, not staying ‘in my place’.. as women as supposed to do in the minds of some is where that exists. I appreciate very much that Gerald remained open and this article was able to be so honest on both of our parts -we had a wonderful conversation. As always, I’m just being myself – living, laughing, loving, learning and hoping it’s contagious to others. There are many things I refrain from saying because I don’t like drama, however sometimes one must let people know what’s really going on.

I consider myself quite blessed to have not only achieved my childhood dreams, but exceeded them. Constantly creating new goals – growing, learning, evolving. Some people don’t like that – the independents, those who don’t fall in line with the status quo..especially women..read the interview: Here

 

UPCOMING  APPEARANCES / CONCERTS:

May16 – Autograph Signing 1st ever Rupaul’s DragCon Los Angeles Convention Center

May  24 – Happy Days Festival, Imber Court, Surrey UK

May 30 – The Shrine Chicago

June 6 – Mountain Winery  Saratoga, CA with K.C. and the Sunshine Band

June 13 – Espaca Das Americas, Sao Paulo Brazil

June 24  – The Howard Theater, Washington D.C.

June 25 – NYC TBA

June 27 – Queen Elizabeth Park, Let’s Rock London

July 25 – Atlanta Health and Music Festival – Recipient of Women of Excellence ICONIC Music Award

More to come

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!!!!

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.

Watch!

Just Announced. Jody Watley and SHALAMAR The Shrine Chicago Concert

TheShrine_JodyWatley_Official_Flyer_Shalamar_ReloadedLimited Quanity of Tickets Available for this performance- don’t delay!-https://www.theshrinechicago.com/tickets.php

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 Live At BB King New York Review

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Nate Allen Smith. Jody Watley. Rosero MCoy. Jody Watley – LIVE at BB King Blues and Grill 2/18/2015

 

Here’s a review of the concert from B.B. Kings New York. The new members of SHALAMAR ar Rosero McCoy and Nate Allen Smith. It’s going to take a minute for people to grasp that this is a new era of SHALAMAR. New unexpected chapters are about to be written with the surprise twist that no one saw coming becoming the legal and registered trademark owner. The chapter on the classic 3 lineup ended in 1983  and for me there was never a longing or a feeling of “the book was unfinished…” – the era ended as it was intended to.  We briefly revisited a moment in the 90’s with Babyface and it didn’t pan out – for a reason. That legacy will always remain but it’s a new day and time. It’s exciting to bring youth, fresh vibes and energy into the mix wherever this journey leads. The universe and the business provided a new opportunity to begin new chapters with a new cast. SHALAMAR Reloaded.

Read the review: 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