My Mom and The Roses.

As it’s often said, it’s great to give people roses while they are here to appreciate them. I’m so proud of my Mom. She’s been able to overcome so much, including addiction and self destruction along her journey. We endured some really difficult and sad times as a family. These woes never deterred me from living and pursuing my goals and dreams. Children going through this please know that better times can be ahead. Not always – but you’ll never know unless you work hard and try. Each path is different and each destination need not be final in the process of personal growth and knowledge.

Ultimately my Mom became who she was meant to be to my point of view – a beacon of light and inspiration to others including me  – as well as my daughter and son.

It’s never too late to turn your life around if you really hang in there. Dig deep and triumph over personal demons and other obstacles though trust me I understand that often this is easier said than done but at least try. Don’t give up.

Here’s to my Mom – the icon Ms. Rose!

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Tickets Go On Sale For The Roxy Theatre

SHALAMAR ® reloaded with Nate Allen Smith, Jody Watley, Rosero McCoy. 2015

SHALAMAR ® reloaded with Nate Allen Smith, Jody Watley, Rosero McCoy. 2015

Don’t delay, get your tickets today for Jody Watley and Shalamar LIVE On The Sunset Strip. Click to BUY

 

Also Upcoming:

Nov. 4 – Ramshead Onstage Annapolis, MD
Nov. 6-8 Blues Alley Washington DC
Nov. 14 – special guests of Jody Watley 94.7 The WAVE Presents Freestyle Explosion Anaheim Honda Center
Nov.21 – CenturyLink Center Bossier, LA
Dec. 30-31 – Yoshi’s Oakland

Jan.1- Yoshi’s Oakland
Jan. 18-19 Billboard Live Tokyo
Jan. 21 Billboard Live Osaka
Jan. 29 – The Roxy Theatre  Los Angeles
Feb. 12 special guests of Jody Watley San Jose SAP Center Freestyle Classic Throwback Jam concert
Feb. 13 Las Vegas Orleans Arena special guests of Jody Watley Freestyle Classic Throwback Jam concert

Just Announced. Jody Watley and Shalamar Set To Play Legendary Roxy Theater

SHALAMAR ® reloaded with Nate Allen Smith, Jody Watley, Rosero McCoy. 2015

SHALAMAR ® reloaded with Nate Allen Smith, Jody Watley, Rosero McCoy. 2015

 

 

The Roxy holds a special place in the past lore of Shalamar, as one of the first performances we did with Gerald Brown (original). There was a fistfight that night — I’ll have to save that tidbit for my memoir. I first saw Prince make his debut here — this means so much. Special thank you to my friend Bryan Rabin for steering me in the right direction to make this happen.

 

Tickets go on sale October 23: Here  – this will also be a birthday celebration for yours truly!

 

Shalamar SlowDance Maxi Single Release

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As the legal registered trademark owner of the Shalamar® mark, it’s exciting for me not just an an artist but as a business woman to be able to take control of this brand and not just pimp it for what it meant in the past..and who’s pockets could be lined doing a show here and there in the UK — using false and misleading ads with my likeness with potential damage to a reputation I worked hard – and continue – to build. A part of my past history and legacy..bringing it into the now after it was abandoned since 1990. No new music, no media or press interest – nothing, until my registration and vision – now others scramble and continue to ignore and remain locked in some bizarre purgatory of decades gone by. It’s about learning and putting the knowledge to use and not wasting time on nonsense. I am handling business and so happy to have Nate Smith, Rosero McCoy in this with me.

Buy/Stream: Apple Music also available on Amazon, and Spotify and other digital outlets

Out today on The Spectra Music Group – new Shalamar maxi-single “SlowDance.” It’s a new era and this is just the beginning for us! Thank you to all supporting the music, growth and change.

Shape your world or others will.

Jody Watley and Shalamar Continue to Make New Moves.

 

SHALAMAR ® reloaded with Nate Allen Smith, Jody Watley, Rosero McCoy. 2015

SHALAMAR ® reloaded with Nate Allen Smith, Jody Watley, Rosero McCoy. 2015

I really appreciate the writeup on Indamixworldwide – always good when a writer goes in depth and obviously does some homework. They also said something that makes sense for those who act as if there was only one version of the group during it’s run from 1977-1990..no matter how popular one was – it was always changing and more of a brand and trademark than an ongoing group. This is after all – a business. I wonder to a degree if the underlying resentment a hand full of people have of my legally registering the trademark or any resistance from fans who long for the past – has to do with the fact that I am a woman doing business ..if I were a man I’d be called smart and shrewd. Hmm..

Read it: “Shalamar Make That Move (Again)  Here

Jody Watley Attends Paul Smith 10th Anniversary of Beaumont

Designer Paul Smith, Jody Watley and Rosero McCoy. A #PaulSmithSelfie

Designer Paul Smith, Jody Watley and Rosero McCoy. A #PaulSmithSelfie

What a delight it was to meet designer Paul Smith, while hanging out with my close friend and Shalamar compadre Rosero McCoy. Bryan Rabin is always the classiest event producer who knows how to put an eclectic room together, DJ Adam Bravin spinning the right music for the evening – just the right amount of fabulousness. WWD / RexFeaturesImages

 

Jody Watley and Shalamar on The UrbanMusicScene

Photo: (c) 2015 Avid Music Inc.

Photo: (c) 2015 Avid Music Inc.

Life navigation. There are things we can and can’t control on this journey of life. As I’ve gotten older and wiser it becomes even more clear how important this is. Try to have the time of your life and if you get at second chance at something that makes you happy – take it.

It’s great to be able to continue to successfully introduce Nate Smith and Rosero McCoy and this new Shalamar Reloaded era to the public at large. TheUrbanMusicScene