Chicago WGN Morning News Here We Come

Very excited to be a confirmed guest performer with the new SHALAMAR ‘Reloaded’ for an interview on the #1 Morning Show in Chicago! If you’re in the area tune in May 29 at 8:45 am CST. This is in support as well of the upcoming concert at The Shrine on May 30. I’m sure for those not in the area the station will post a link – fingers crossed!

SHALAMAR - Reloaded

The new LOOK – SHALAMAR – Reloaded 2015. Nate Allen Smith, Jody Watley, Rosero McCoy.

We are also confirmed for SIRIUSXM on June 23 in support of The Howard Theater concert on June 24.

Jody Watley and SHALAMAR New Date Added to Spring Summer Tour

Jody Watley-Photography Albert Sanchez

Jody Watley-Photography Albert Sanchez

SHALAMAR - Reloaded

SHALAMAR – Reloaded with Nate Allen Smith, Jody Watley and Rosero McCoy

Excited to be bringing the show which gives the audience two dynamic sets SHALAMAR and Jody Watley in one memorable concert of hits, new music, new choreography and stellar arrangements to Amsterdam’s Melkweg: Here

May 24 Happy Days Festival, Imber Court

May 30 The Shrine Chicago

June 6 Mountain Winery with K.C & The Sunshine Band

June 13 Espaco Das Americas Sao Paulo, Brazil

June 24 The Howard Theater Washington D.C.

June 25 Lincoln Center Damrosch Park “Midsummer Night Swing”

 

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. 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 featuring SHALAMAR. Right In The Socket

Filmed at one of the sold out concerts in Japan at Billboard Live. It’s such a blessing to have such a loyal fan base in Japan and to sell out concerts and perform to packed houses off and on since the debut of my solo career. This show featured more dancing that I’ve done in recent years, coming out of a down-tempo ambient electro journey on my last few projects (Saturday Night Experience Vol. 1, Midnight Lounge, The Makeover).

A great time was had by all, and it was a fun way to reintroduce songs from SHALAMAR fitting perfectly with the disco soul theme of PARADISE.

This is not a reunion endeavor with the classic lineup (1979-1983). If that happens it will be a different vibe of course. This is a fresh take with new young talent, among others renowned dancer/choreographer Rosero McCoy (Usher, Beyonce, Britney, Justin Timberlake, America’s next Best Dance Crew, Disney’s Shake it Up and The Sing Off among others). The first half of the new show is SHALAMAR, and then it turns to Jody Watley hits and new music. This is a party!

 

Shows in February:

New York, BB Kings 2/18

Atlantic City, HARRAH’S Resort and Casino 2/19

Oakland, Yoshi’s 2/28

 

 

Poptastic Confessions Top 20 Songs of 2014.

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Marco, United Kingdom

PARADISE Limited Edition in the hands of Marco, Cerrone – United Kingdom

Jody Watley “PARADISE” songs “DANCER” AT #3, and “SANCTUARY” at #21, read the rest of the list of music: Here

 

Listen to SANCTUARY:

Listen to DANCER:

 

Remixes are in the works and coming soon! #hitthembeats #rockthisjointinheels  #getinthemusic #dancer #clockthisconfidence

 

Jody Watley Christmas Song Rewind. My Love Santa Claus

Thank you to Mervin Malone Jr. for uploading “My Love, Santa Claus.” Recorded exclusively for a Japanese release with Cyber X in 2003. This was the first time I’d done ‘trance’ the various genres I’ve explored over the years.

This is stark contrast to my jazzy chilled out rendition of “Christmas Time Is Here” from A Charlie Brown Christmas – my favorite holiday album.