Jody Watley and Shalamar® Single Release Event Press Recap


Photo Credit: Alex Berliner Images

Shalamar ®  Nate Allen Smith, Jody Watley and Rosero McCoy after an electric performance at Giorgio’s. Photo Credit: Alex Berliner Images




On Saturday, July 18th, the most infamous disco dance party in Los Angeles, Giorgio’s housed at the Standard, Hollywood hosted an once in a lifetime performance by Grammy-winning multi-platinum singer, songwriter, producer, and entrepreneur Jody Watley. Watley, one of Pop/R&B and dance music’s most enduring and stylish trailblazers, returned with the newly Reloaded Shalamar ® that features Nate Allen Smith and Rosero McCoy which released on 7.17.15. The performance served as the launch for the newly Reloaded Shalamar ® and the release of their sexy new single “SlowDance” that has been celebrated worldwide in all digital outlets through Watley’s longtime imprint Avitone Recordings. This is the first single for the modern trio and the first official single release for Shalamar ® since 1990 in it’s earlier recording history.


Disco lovers were in awe as Watley commanded the stage. The jaw dropping performance proved Watley has not missed a beat since Shalamar’s ® last release as the crowd danced the night away in awe of the amazing performance they were able to witness. Always fashion forward Watley was wearing a black sequence Chanel coast while LA’s fashion set was out in full force such as designer Michael Schmidt, shoe designer Jerome C. Rousseau (named a shoe in his last season collection called “The Watley”), John Eshaya (JET) Marcy Medina (WWD), celebrity make-up Kathy Jeung, and celebrity hair stylist Peter Savic. Some other attending notables included: celebrity photographer Greg Gorman, actress Tisha Campbell, comedian Craig Robinson (The Office), famed hollywood interior Designer Cliff Fong, Billy Woodruff (Director), and Ed Patuto (Broad Museum).

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About Giorgio’s

Giorgio’s is located on the famed Sunset Strip hidden away behind the kitchen of The Standard, in Hollywood. In the short time Giorgio’s has been in existence it has taken Hollywood by storm. The guest list reads like a veritable who’s who of cool. From musical legends such as Mick Jagger and P. Diddy to TV and film stars Bradley Cooper and the entire cast of EMPIRE.

Jody Watley At The Historic Howard Theater



Jody Watley. Live at The Howard Theater

Jody Watley. Live at The Howard Theater

“If you have not seen  her perform live you are surely missing out on having a good night out and seeing one of the greatest to ever do it on stage.” By JV Jones for DC Nitelife: Here

Jody Watley Chicago Defender Interview

Jody Watley. Photography Albert Sanchez

Jody Watley. Photography Albert Sanchez



With Mary L. Datcher in the Chicago Defender from May 29, 2015; Jody Watley talking new music and the new SHALAMAR ® : ” If you grew up in the era of cultural identity, sexual exploration, political uprise..” Read the rest  here:

Jody Watley. DANCER Musings 1. Paradise Update.


“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 Classic Photo of The Day. Everything


#‎TBT‬ ‪#‎Classic‬ “Everything” cover art from my 1989 second solo album ‘Larger Than Life’ my commerical  Pop/R&B era. #4 Hot 100, #3 R&B, #11 Adult Contemporary – beautifully written by Gardner Cole and composer James Newton-Howard produced by Andre Cymone, with me at the helm as executive producer. I still love singing it – 25 years later, I’m proud to say that about all of my songs. I never wanted to sing anything back then or now – that would make me feel regret and not age well. The song remains a crowd pleaser. The cover is simple and understated but still very chic and timeless. I’m wearing a custom made burnt orange velvet dress that I designed and was tailored by Sylvia Payne-Loveless the oldest sister of Andre Cymone who used to sew for me from time to time back then.

The dress:

- the dress, also worn in my Meisel sessions.

– the dress, also worn in my Meisel sessions.

Jody Watley “Everything” Official Video, my daughter make a brief onstage appearance which is one of my favorite moments in this live tour documentary style, day in the life on the road film:


Photography: Victoria Pearson

Art Direction: Lynn Robb and Jody Watley

Jody Watley Classic Photo Of The Day. Hot Chocolate and Gaultier.

We saw this jeep totally by accident while scouting locations on a photo session for my tour book in 1989. It was too good to pass up. The shot only took a few minutes, renegade style and we were out of there.

All self styled – my vision was for the tour book  to be all about a fashion editorial aesthetic and nothing like any tour book photo’s I’d seen with my own sense of style and individuality captured. Although not included in the current Gaultier exhibition, I was an early supporter of his designs as seen in a lot of my early photo’s and video’s, and as early as 1984 discovering him while living in London.  Although this was decades ago, it’s totally timeless; picture Rihanna, Solange or one of today’s young fashionable artists – would still work.

#tbt #throwbackthursday #classic #jodywatley

Photography: Victoria Pearson. Downtown Los Angeles, 1989 in Gaultier

Photography: Victoria Pearson.  Make-up: Beth Katz . Art Direction: Lynn Robb and Jody Watley.  Styling: Jody Watley. Downtown Los Angeles, 1989 in Gaultier

Jody Watley Returns To Yoshi’s Oakland.


Photo: Albert Sanchez

Photography By: Albert Sanchez

I will be returning to Yoshi’s Oakland May 29, 2014 and looking forward to it. There’s always joy for all of us to come to the bay area. In addition to the concert there will also be a a VIP pre-show meet and greet. Come say hello, sing, celebrate the success of ‘Nightlife’, the forthcoming “Paradise”, party with us, perhaps meet your new love or just mix it up, put on something nice and get out of the house. There will also be limited edition merchandise available. Get your tickets today – Here