In The Groove with BK Kirkland and SHALAMAR Reloaded

 

Nate Allen Smith, B.K. Kirkland, Jody Watley and Rosero McCoy.

Nate Allen Smith, B.K. Kirkland, Jody Watley and Rosero McCoy. Shalamar ‘ Reloaded’ for the new era.

Make sure to listen live on July 5 for an exclusive interview and performance with the new SHALAMAR ® Nate Allen Smith, and Rosero McCoy. We had a great time with ‘In The Groove’ host B.K. Kirkland when we taped this while in Washington D.C. for the Howard Theatre concert June 24. 9am PST 12 noon EST. “In The Groove” is a new series for SIRIUSXM and “The Groove” channel – great idea B.K. I’m proud to be chosen to kick it off!

I perform two of my classics and fan favorites, as well as two with the group.

 

Jody Watley Featuring Shalamar Reloaded at Lincoln Center Photos and Recap

Jody Watley by Lisa Pacino. #LCSwing

Jody Watley by Lisa Pacino. #LCSwing

 

Photojournalist Lisa Pacino captures some of the essence of the evening. Check out the assortment of  images and review from the Lincoln Center concert and spectacular event “Midsummer Night Swing” at Damrosch Park Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park: Here

Jody Watley Brings Back Shalamar Her Way

Jody Watley. Photography: Albert Sanchez

Jody Watley. Photography: Albert Sanchez

 

 

 

SHALAMAR ® Reloaded heat up a Lincoln Center for Midsummer Night Swing - a can't miss event.

SHALAMAR ® Reloaded heat up a Lincoln Center for Midsummer Night Swing – a can’t miss event.

 

Nate Allen Smith, Jody Watley and Rosero McCoy strike a pose at Lincoln Center, Damrosch Park Midsummer Night Swing.

Nate Allen Smith, Jody Watley and Rosero McCoy strike a pose at Lincoln Center, Damrosch Park Midsummer Night Swing.

 

Never one to go with the status quou read the full article here and find out what’s next for Jody Watley and the new reloaded SHALAMAR ® in a witty and depth conversation with Patrik Henry Bass on Essence.com required reading for fans, and business minded artists.

Full Circle. Jody Watley and New Shalamar Come to Mountain Winery

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As a teen K C & The Sunshine Band were a favorite of mine – on Soul Train during my dancer days as soon as the intro would come on to “That’sThe Way I Like It”  I would lose my mind with joy. You know the feeling you get when you really love a song and it comes on. To say I’m honored and excited to be on a show with KC & The Sunshine Band all these years later in all of my current reloaded love and appreciation of disco, funk and soul is truly another full circle moment and I can’t wait to share it with Rosero and Nate! “That’s the way I like it uh huh uh huh!” Boogie shoes indeed!

Jody Watley The Shalamar Story on Soulinterviews

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

 

Each interview is a lesson in business and growth – as well setting a few misperceptions straight. Ultimately this is about today – the now and the newly reloaded SHALAMAR how I arrived .. often things are put in our life’s path for a reason and this is one of those things..

Listen to my conversation with DJ Souly from Sweden: Here

 

 

Upcoming SHALAMAR tm and JODY WATLEY Concerts:

May 24 Happy Days Festival UK

May 30 The Shrine Chicago

June 6 Mountain Winery with KC & 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”

June 27 Let’s Rock London Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

June 28 Melkweg Amsterdam, Holland

 

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!

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