Early birds. In the green room, waiting to go on air. Rosero, Jody, Nate. Shalamar Reloaded.
Thank you KTLA Morning News Entertainment, Sam Rubin – good vibes.
Woke up around 5 am – to do vocal warm ups, enjoy the still of the morning and prepare for this morning’s performance and interview with Sam Rubin on KTLA Morning News Entertainment. Nate, Rosero and I exchanged texts before the sun came up – we were all pumped and ready. I enjoy being a part of this group.
Now if other show bookers would take notice! We deliver a great performance and always upbeat interview talking about the now and what we have going on.
Rosero McCoy, Jody Watley and Nate Allen Smith. #JodyWatley #ShalamarReloaded #SRL
Tune in January 27, 2016 to catch me live on air with Shalamar Reloaded and Sam Rubin. I’ll performing a solo classic as well as new music with Nate and Rosero this will be in addition to interview in support of Friday’s concert at The Roxy Theater Los Angeles on the Sunset Strip. We got Sam to dance the last time we were on back in July 2015 – I hope he’s ready for another round of freestyle!
For my second live TV special in Japan – it was exciting to have it be Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded – so it was a first for the group. Exciting for me because I’m never jaded..and exciting for Nate and Rosero. The special was broadcast on Fuji TV Next on January 19 and will re-air.
I’m always so grateful and continue to work hard and keep positive spirits up. When I think of the vitriol and some of the wasted energy some direct my way..I just keep on keeping on and accepting the lessons and blessings of God and the universe. This is my recommendation to anyone in life – just keep on keeping on and never be distracted by people and things that in the long run of life are irrelevant to the journey..though they may also inadvertently inspire you to exceed even your own expectations.
Taping Interview prior to live TV special broadcast for Fuji Next TV, Japan.
In line with always wanting to create the right atmosphere and vibe I’m so proud to announce the addition of my friend and colleague Vikter Duplaix to join Shalamar Reloaded and I live on the Sunset Strip at The Roxy.
Vikter is an accomplished songwriter / producer not to mention a Grammy nominated Urban Alternative artist for his divine “Make a Baby” from his critically heralded ‘The Bold & The Beautiful’ release in 2008. Beyond that he’s also a renowned DJ and lifestyle event producer – a tastemaker of all groovy and good. His Kiss n Grind Events in Los Angeles are legendary in the underground scene always packed with a beautiful music loving crowd – fashionable as well I might add.
Jody Watley with Shalamar Reloaded and Vikter Duplaix promises to be a great night of an eclectic mix of sounds from soul, electronica, dance, hip hop, a splash of classic disco and hip-hop.