Music journalist Brian Pace caught up with Nate Allen Smith, Rosero McCoy and I at soundcheck for the “Midsummer Night Swing” Lincoln Center Damrosch Park – we were a bit weathered and frazzled just getting off train and 4 am call and straight to the venue – but you get the point in the interview, interspersed with concert footage for the event. Tourlife. Life.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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
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!
“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.