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.
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.
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
Our first video is under our belt for the new single ‘SlowDance.’ It was surreal, and the vibe is funky chic and the locations are epic. I can’t wait for the finished film directed by Damien Sandoval. For the naysayers and doubters – we continue to move forward with our actions and not words. We are the real deal in this new era – Shalamar ® Reloaded. Here are a few snapshots and selfies.
Director Damien Sandoval and Jody Watley on location.
A reminder of the beautiful planet on which we all live. On location. Photo by: Jody Watley
These guys brought so much enthusiasm and energy – actor/filmmaker Garret Backstrom is 19 – Damiel Sandoval is 29 – and so passionate about this project. Blessed. Special and deep thank you’s to all involved including Martin Davis Agency for making this happen; Tre Major (hair and makeup) Jesse J Collections (stylist for Nate and Rosero), Christopher Burke (videographer) and Wallace Butts always holding things down – they all made things flow easily for Nate, Rosero and I.
I had to stop and take a photo of this salon in the middle of nowhere. The journey!
Slayage. Shalamar® Reloaded with Nate Allen Smith. Jody Watley and Rosero ‘Tophatro’ McCoy.