Jody Watley Update. SHALAMAR ™ and PARADISE

The show at Cache Creek Casino and Resort was a sold-out funky party from start to finish. This is a must see concert if you’re in to great music and entertainment. It doesn’t feel like a rote exercise in nostalgia because it’s not – although filled with classics.

The show begins with a rebooted SHALAMAR ™ featuring new young vocalist Paul/Michael Bair and for now renowned choreographer / dancer / vocalist Rosero McCoy. Some people want the thought of a reunion of the classic 3 lineup and of course I understand. The invitation has been extended again from my part – it  is on the table whenever the business and creative is sorted, with my former classic 3 members Jeffrey Daniel and Howard Hewett.

This is a different vibe and no one will be disappointed if coming to embrace great entertainment, singing and dancing. At the start, original lead vocalist Gerald Brown “Take That To The Bank” was going to be a part of this new endeavor, however it didn’t work out with him. When that happened, I did reach out to Howard and offer an invitation to join us. He declined and wished me well with it.

This concert begins with SHALAMAR ™ and ends in a funky beat down with some of my signature solo hits and new music from PARADISE including the hit single ‘NIGHTLIFE.’

This is a strong show, not simply because of the hits but because it’s fresh with spot on choreography, chemistry and style.  The vocal blend is on point, and Paul’Michael’s tone fits perfectly. The universe always has it’s way.

Photography Donnell Spencer Jr. Paul'Michael, Jody Watley and Rosero McCoy

Photography Donnell Spencer Jr. Paul’Michael, Jody Watley and Rosero McCoy

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Just ADDED the massive UK Festival: LET’S ROCK LONDON June 27, 2015 Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

http://www.letsrocklondon.com

Confirmed: 12/12 NYC Private Event

12/28 Tokyo Billboard Live

12/30-31 Osaka Billboard Live

More dates to be announced in 2015. Track Jody Watley and SHALAMAR ™ on Bandsintown : Here

ANNOUNCED FOR 2015: 6/27  Magic Presents: LET’S ROCK LONDON, United Kingdom  Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park SHALAMAR ™  http://www.letsrocklondon.com

 

 

PARADISE – Candles are sold-out but will be restocked SHOP http://www.jodywatleyboutique.com

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Francess mother of designer/prodcuer/art director gives loving seal of approval – especially the warm citrus notes of PARADise

 

 

Patrick Butman loves his PARADISE candles!

 

Bryan Rabin of Bryan Rabin and Adam XII presents Giorgio's shows off his PARADISE exclusive CD on Stephen Sprouse upholstery - perfect chic style.

Bryan Rabin of Bryan Rabin and Adam XII presents Giorgio’s shows off his PARADISE exclusive CD on Stephen Sprouse upholstery – perfect chic style.

Get the PARADISE collection:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/paradise/id901587446?uo=4

Jody Watley featuring SHALAMAR ™ Concert Trailer

 

This is not a reunion – obviously, it is a new addition to my live show – done in the style, energy and vision that I have with a fresh take and energy for SHALAMAR ™ . It fits perfectly and is inspired by PARADISE.

Upcoming concerts

11/15 – TowerTheater Philadelphia

11/29 – Cache Creek Resort and Casino, Sacramento

12/28 – Tokyo Billboard Live, Japan

12/30-31 – Osaka Billboard Live, Japan

Jody Watley Unveils a Millennial Shalamar in New Concert Set

With the inspiration for the hit single ‘NIGHTLIFE’ and subsequent “PARADISE” rooted in classic disco soul fused with a contemporary take the new hit packed medley of Shalamar works perfectly. Along for the party are millennials PaulMichael Bair (sounding and looking a bit like a young El DeBarge) and Markus Shields (dancer-choreographer who is a beast on the dance-floor). We did our first show on Oct.25, 2014 in Washington D.C. at a private event. Of course I know diehard music group  SHALAMAR  ™  fans hope to see me reunited with the classic 3 lineup at least one more time on tour. Perhaps that will happen at some point if we can ever agree on business and creative terms.  This however is a different concept and experience that does honor the energy style and spirit of the past. I’ve added a modern house touch to signature tunes like ‘Take That To The Bank’ and ‘Right In The Socket’ kong others. To a younger audience who may not be familiar with Shalamar it’s a nice introduction meshed into my own eclectic hit solo repertoire. It’s in the music!

Paulmicheal Bair, Jody Watley and Markus Shields © 2014 Jody Watley

Paulmicheal Bair, Jody Watley and Markus Shields © 2014 Jody Watley

Jody Watley Getting Ready For Upcoming Concerts.

Photo: © 2014 Jody Watley / Avid Music Inc.

Photo: © 2014 Jody Watley / Avid Music Inc. Choreography by Rosero McCoy

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Photo: © 2014 Jody Watley / Avid Music Inc. – Choreography by Rosero McCoy

Inspired by the disco soul of “PARADISE” we are bringing a full high energy experience of hits including “A Night To Remember”, “Take That To The Bank”, “The Second Time Around”, and progressing with choice Jody Watley classics including “Looking For A New Love”, “Don’t You Want Me” as well as new music.

 

Upcoming Concerts:

Oct. 25, 2014 –  Washington D.C. DC Chamber Gala & Awards Private Event (Shalamar preview)

Nov. 15, 2014 – The Tower Theatre Philadelphia, PA “A Night of Timeless R&B” with Lillo Thomas and The System

Nov. 29, 2014 with Shalamar Cache Creek Casino & Resort

Dec. 29, 2014 with Shalamar Billboard Live Tokyo

Dec. 30-31, 2014 with Shalamar Billboard Live Osaka

Jody Watley. Paradise CD Sells Out. Update. Autumn Love.

Design: Ray Easmon and Jody Watley

Design: Ray Easmon and Jody Watley

The exclusive limited edition ‘PARADISE’ CD is now SOLD-OUT in my online boutique. Thank you to everyone who is supporting the music, digitally as well (available at iTunes, Amazon, Google Play). We have shipped to over 17 countries around the world. It truly is in the music!! Visit the store for other items: HERE

PARADISE candles featuring scents for  “PARADISE’ AND “SANCTUARY” coming soon.

 

 

Jody Watley Upcoming Concerts 2014.

 

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UPCOMING JODY WATLEY LIVE CONCERT DATES:

October 25, 2014 : Washington D.C. DC Chamber Gala & Awards

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NOVEMBER 15, 2014 – TOWER THEATER “A NIGHT OF TIMELESS R&B FEATURING LILLO THOMAS AND THE SYSTEM Tickets: Here

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NOVEMBER 29, 2014 – CACHE CREEK CASINO, SACRAMENTO, CA SHALAMAR FEATURING JODY WATLEY Tickets: Here

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DECEMBER 29, 2014  – Disco Nights – BILLBOARD LIVE TOKYO SHALAMAR FEATURING JODY WATLEY Tickets:  Here

DECEMBER 30 – 31, 2014 Disco Nights –  BILLBOARD LIVE OSAKA, SHALAMAR FEATURING JODY WATLEY  Tickets: Here 

 

 

Booking Contact: msanto@pyramid-ent.com

212 242 7724 x14

Jody Watley Saturday Night Experience. Club Classic

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In an ongoing music journey, it was cool to come across this review from September 2001 DJ Magazine for the single “Saturday Night Experience.” The single was lifted from an import released I recorded for Japan “Jody Watley Presents The Saturday Night Experience Vol. 1″ – at that time I was ready to step away completely from music – instead stepping away from commercial minded music and all that goes with it. Quality has never waned, when popularity may have.

Most artists will say they don’t read reviews or are not big on reviews – but will admit that it’s a good feeling when you read a really positive one like this where the writer really gets in the music at hand.  This was another music pivot for me and began my exploration and shift into underground club electronic fused with nu skool jazz, drum and bass and other ambient sounds. I listened to single to Giant Step, purveyors of quality eclectic and soulful music offerings  through my Avitone imprint established in 1996 – also with a mantra of fueling quality music.

Shout out to longtime collaborator and music director/keyboardist in my band Rodney Lee (we wrote and produced the original together)..Ron Trent, and Blaze – still love these..available at iTunes and various digital outlets.

Listen:
Ron Trent Vocal Mix – http://youtu.be/jAYZdAy9t-o (available on 2003’s critically acclaimed ‘Midnight Lounge’ album)
Original: https://soundcloud.com/jodywatley/saturday-night-experience-original-mix –Shelter Mix — http://youtu.be/TZsbDOmkTUk