Jody Watley Talks to The Examiner

It’s always appreciate to be asked thoughtful questions which provide for insightful answers to share and knowledge to share. I enjoyed this one very much.

Jody Watley. Photography: Albert Sanchez

Jody Watley. Photography: Albert Sanchez

“Catching Up With The Down To Earth Singer” by Amber Claire Bollard on The Examiner.com. Read the full candid article – Here

Jody Watley and Shalamar Tease New Video.

Jody Watley and Shalamar. Louder Than War.

 

Nate Allen Smith. Jody Watley. Rosero McCoy. Shalamar® Photography: Christopher Burke.

Nate Allen Smith. Jody Watley. Rosero McCoy. Shalamar® Photography: Christopher Burke.

We had a great time chopping it up with Eileen Shapiro talking about the summer tour and new video for ‘SlowDance’ among other topics  on diverse UK music site LouderThanWar: Here

Jody Watley and Shalamar® Reloaded Updates.

Jody Watley. Photography: Albert Sanchez

Jody Watley. Photography: Albert Sanchez

Nate Smith, Jody Watley, Rosero McCoy.

Shalamar® Reloaded. Nate Smith, Jody Watley, Rosero McCoy.

In case you missed it: ICYMI

Spring Summer Press Highlights June-September 2015.

Louder Than War: Jody Watley and Shalamar by Eileen Shapiro September 18, 2015 http://louderthanwar.com/interview-jody-watley-shalamar/

Eurweb: Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded Celebrate New Single LA Style by BJ July 17, 2015: http://www.eurweb.com/2015/07/jody-watley-shalamar-reloaded-celebrate-new-single-la-style/

Essence: Shalamar Reloaded with Jody Watley Releases SlowDance” by Patrik Henry Bass. July 20, 2015: http://www.essence.com/2015/07/20/shalamar-reloaded-jody-watley-releases-slowdance

KTLA 5 Morning News Los Angeles with Sam Rubin by Grace Mendoza July 3, 2015:  Sam Learns Some New Moves from Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded: ktla.com/2015/07/03/sam-learns-some-dance-moves-from-jody-watley-and-shalamar-reloaded/

Essence: Jody Watley Brings Back Shalamar Her Way by Patrick Henry Bass. June 24, 2015:  http://www.essence.com/2015/06/24/jody-watley-brings-back-shalamar-her-way

OkayPlayer: The OkayPlayer Interview: Jody Watley Speaks on Rakim, Soul Train and Reclaiming The Name ‘Shalamar’ by Eddie “Stats” June 24, 2015 http://www.okayplayer.com/news/jody-watley-photos-rakim-soul-train-shalamar-interview.html

GETOUTMag: Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded by Eileen Shapiro June 23, 2015: http://getoutmag.us/jody-watley-shalamar-reloaded/

Lincoln Center Jody Watley Q&A by K. Leander Williams: June 29, 2015 —http://www.lincolncenter.org/article/jody-watley

WGN Morning News Chicago: Jody Watley Returns to Chicago with a Revamped Shalamar Live Performance May 30, 2015: http://wgntv.com/2015/05/29/jody-watley-returns-to-chicago-with-a-revamped-shalamar-live-performance/

Chicago Concert Reviews: From Disco, to House and Hip Hop Jody Watley and the new Shalamar Sparkle by Andy Arygakis May 30, 2015 http://chicagoconcertreviews.com/reviews/2015-05-30-jody-watley/

Chicago Defender: Jody Watley: New Tour, New Music, and New Shalamar by Mary L. Datcher May 29, 2015: http://chicagodefender.com/2015/05/29/jody-watley-new-tour-new-music-and-new-shalamar/

Maxaxine: Shalamar at Melkweg Amsterdam by Serge Van De Lisdonik June 30, 2015 http://www.maxazine.nl/2015/06/30/shalamar-laat-disco-herleven-in-melkweg/

JET: Jody Watley Announces Tour by Taylor Morton April 16, 2015  http://www.jetmag.com/entertainment/jody-watley-announces-tour/#.Vf2viGRVikp

Singersroom: Shalamar SlowDance by Dominque Carson, July 27, 2015   http://singersroom.com/content/2015-07-27/Shalamar-Slowdance/

SIRIUSXM: July 2015

Excerpt from SIRIUSXM Special with BK Kirkland ‘In The Groove” Debut. The one hour special aired in July and featured the music of Jody Watley and Shalamar with in depth interviews featuring Jody Watley, Nate Smith and Rosero McCoy.

LIVE and Soldout Melkweg Amsterdam, June 28, 2015

Let’s Rock London June 27, 2015

ARISE TV, April 2015

UPCOMING CONCERTS:

Oct. 2 – Bakersfield Rabobank Arena, Jody Watley ‘Classic Jam’ various artists

November 4 – Ramshead, Annapolis MD with Shalamar® Reloaded and DJ Lisa Moody of GirlSquad Pre-show: Tickets Here

November 6-8 Blues Alley Washington D.C. with Shalamar® Reloaded and DJ Lisa Moody of Girl Squad Pre-show Tickets and Info: Here

November 14 – The Honda Center Superfreesyle Explosion Jody Watley with Salt n Pepa and various artists

December 29-31 / January 1 – TBA Oakland, CA Jody Watley with Shalamar® Reloaded

January 18-19 Tokyo. January 21, Osaka.  BILLBOARD LIVE Jody Watley and Shalamar® Reloaded

Billboard Live Tokyo Tickets and Info: Here

Billboard Live Osaka Tickets and Info: Here

Feb. 13 – TBA –  Las Vegas Orleans Arena  / Freestyle Explosion

Feb. 27 – TBA – Miami Bank Arena / Freestyle Explosion Bank United Center

Thought of the Day. Other People’s Bitterness.

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  • and no matter what – keep it moving, as my father used to say  “it’s not what others think about you – it’s what you think about yourself!”

Just Announced. Jody Watley Returns to Japan with Shalamar® Reloaded.

 

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As a solo artist I’ve been touring Japan consistently since my solo debut – and grateful as always for the opportunity and to share the gift of music and dance. It’s awesome to be able to include this new element of the show with the new Shalamar ‘Reloaded’ with Nate Allen Smith and Rosero McCoy. It’s a show and experience to remember, Jody Watley hits, Shalamar hits and new music. Catch us LIVE in Tokyo January 18-19 Tokyo. January 21, Osaka. 

Tickets and Info: Here

Other announced shows are:

Oct. 2 – Bakersfield Rabobank Arena, Jody Watley ‘Classic Jam’ various artists

November 4 – Ramshead, Annapolis MD with Shalamar® Reloaded and DJ Lisa Moody of GirlSquad Pre-show

November 6-8 Blues Alley Washington D.C. with Shalamar® Reloaded and DJ Lisa Moody of Girl Squad Pre-show

November 14 – The Honda Center Superfreesyle Explosion Jody Watley with Salt n Pepa and various artists

December 29-31 / January 1 – TBA Oakland, CA Jody Watley with Shalamar® Reloaded

 

 

 

Jody Watley Guest Vocalist on the New Dam-Funk Release ‘Invite The Light’

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Add another special collaboration outside of the mainstream, like last year’s work with French Horn Rebellion which I loved. You can check me out contributing vocals to the selection “Virtuous Progression” on the new critically acclaimed release “Invite The Light” out now. Read about the release on Rollingstone.com