Just Announced. Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded Return to New York City

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We return to New York City, Times Square for another Jody Watley Shalamar Reloaded party on March 26. Get your tickets now, it will sell out. New show from our last time.

Ticketmaster: Tickets Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded

Jody Watley. Week in Review. Musings.

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Jody Watley, Shalamar Reloaded and Dance Crew San Jose. SAP Center.

We took to the stage for a couple of Valentine’s weekend performances. With the Freestyle Jam concerts being multiple acts my concern being late in the show  was potential time constraints. Sure enough, in San Jose being next to last, their schedule had apparently run behind. The DJ banter between acts went on longer I was told after the fact which made the schedule run long. Unfortunately, my already short set was cut short near the end as a DJ in a red dress was making her way onstage as I was making my way for a quick change before ‘Real Love.’ My tour manager motioned they had to cut and I was out of time. Slightly confused, I was like ‘OK..wow’ — long story short before I knew it the crowd was booing – as the DJ ‘Christie’ red dress told the crowd “Jody Watley had to leave..” – it was as is suddenly I was in the Roman Coliseum thrown to the lions! Shocked I said to my tour manager “What did she say?” Before anything further could be said – I was back onstage taking the microphone from her hand to address the crowd. “Don’t say that..that’s a lie, that’s not the truth..I don’t have to leave..you guys are running late – you cut my set..” or something to that effect is what I remember. The boo’s turned to cheers and chants of “Jody, Jody” – as I’m making my impromptu speech, Ms. Red dress is in my ear muttering some disrespectful things..and warning me I’d better get off the stage..

Needless to say – it could have all gone further south in an instant.

The jest of whaT I said from what I recall is to not let people disrespect you…

It’s a cutthroat business. As I made it to the dressing room in my fury and hurt I fell, twisted my ankle..as it was dark on the side of the stage. The first person I saw in the light was my daughter Lauren who was there visiting. I started crying and she told me everything would be OK..and reminded me that I’m the best Mom..and I have a lot of class and sometimes people don’t like that I have class and want to take me down..

To the station 98.1 – I could live with my set being cut short – but for anyone to lie without reason and to potentially in one act damage a reputation as a professional and esteemed artist was unnecessary and unwarranted. Reflecting on it and hearing from a multitude of fans who reacted on social media..some even saying Boycott the station, how they did me dirty, rude, disrespectful..it was a resounding win for me coming back to the stage to address the crowd. “They tried to throw Jody Watley under the bus.” DJ Christie did apologize to my tour manager and went on about how she was a big fan..however we all know actions will tell you everything a person needs to know.

Always stand up for yourself when you can and take power over situations like that. People with throw dirt on you in an instant and could not care less how it impacts you..so don’t be a doormat.

After that experience, I asked to be placed earlier in the evening so if other acts run late – it won’t impact me again.

Our experience at Orleans Arena was great. The station showed nothing but respect – the crowd was great. I’d done an on air interview with one of their women DJ’s Zenja Dunn a couple of weeks before – she was excited to meet me in person.

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Radio Personality Zenja Dunn, Jody Watley and Connie.Vegas 105.7

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Squad. Backstage Orleans Arena.  Jody Watley, Shalamar Reloaded and dancers.

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Jody Watley Hoops.

The beat don’t stop.

 

Up Next:

Feb. 26 – Miami Bank United Center / Freestyle Explosion

Feb. 26 – Orlando CFE Arena / Freestyle Explosion

March 10 – Private Event Hard Rock Orlando

March 19 – Cajundome, Lafayette, LA Southwest Black Rodeo

Jody Watley. Updates and Insights.

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Shalamar Reloaded. Nate Smith, Jody Watley, Rosero McCoy serving it up to a sold out show at The Roxy. Photo: Via A. Scott Galloway UrbanMusicScene

Up next this week I’ll be in San Jose at SAP Center on February 12 and then on to Las Vegas Orleans Arena February 13, 2016. I’ll be bringing Nate Smith and Rosero McCoy with me for a special guest spot on these concerts. “..we are a new group, all originals to Shalamar Reloaded a vocal dance trio for a new generation..our goals changed in a year, that’s what life is about, staying open, evalutating, improving..”

 

The Shalamar Reloaded Remix for “SlowDance” is now available at iTunes. As well, while you’re there download “Dancer” Remixed my current solo release.

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New music. More to come.

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“I could be ruler of the world, queen of technology – doctor lawyer, 9 to 5’er don’t matter I was born to shine.”  I always want others to feel empowered, ‘Dancer’ is another in a line of my songs written where I wanted to plant those seeds. – Jody Watley

In case you missed our reviews from The Roxy Theatre concert, read them now!

SoCalToday by Harriet Kaplan

ShulmanSays: by Michael Shulman

UrbanMusicScene by A. Scott Galloway

Pre Roxy Interview: New Music Buzz

 

Performance and Interview with Sam Rubin: KTLA Morning News

One on One with Jasper Cole: Podcast iTunes

 

Whatever your journey is — never be afraid to change it up, change your mind, change paths, most of all enjoy it as much as you can.

 

 

Thought of The Day. Behavior.

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Truth.

Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded. Concert Review and Business of Music Conversation

 

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Photo: (c) 2015 Avid Music Inc. Shalamar Reloaded. Jody Watley, Rosero McCoy, Nate Allen Smith

 

This is a must read concert review from The Roxy and conversation writer A. Scott Galloway and I had nearly a year ago regarding the Shalamar trademark and fast forward to forming a new group Shalamar Reloaded as we evolved from where we began – and as well as a business woman where I saw a bigger picture and the opportunity for us to start fresh without the negativity and baggage of the past which reared it’s ugly head. My initial actions were successful in putting an end to false and misleading ads, use of old photo’s which misused my likeness, etc. We don’t want to be the new version of a group that faded into obscurity and ended in 1990; we came to that conclusion after releasing ‘SlowDance’ and the beautifully filmed video. There are no replacements, imposter’s, wannabee’s..it’s us starting fresh.

I’m always moving forward and always in the most positive most effective way I know how. Shalamar Reloaded continues to make noise. The next Shalamar Reloaded single O.R. I. G. IN.A.L is on the way – as we proceed.

Click to read the Urban Music Scene Review and Feature: Here

 

Shalamar Reloaded” SlowDance Remixed Out Now at Digital Outlets around the world.

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UP NEXT:

FEB. 12 SAN JOSE SAP CENTER

FEB. 13 LAS VEGAS ORLEANS ARENA

FEB. 26 MIAMI BANK UNITED CENTER

FEB. 27 ORLANDO CFE ARENA

MARCH 10 PRIVATE EVENT

MARCH 19 CAJUN DOME JACKSON MISSISSIPPI BLACK RODEO

MORE DATES TBA

Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded on New Music Buzz

The lighting was terrible, but the interview and chemistry totally on point. Check it out!

Review. Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded At The Roxy in West Hollywood.

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Jody Watley, Nate Allen Smith, Rosero McCoy = Shalamar Reloaded at The Roxy 1/29/2016 to a sold-out crowd. Photo: Steven Miu

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Striking a fashionable pose. Jody Watley, Shalamar Reloaded and Dance Squad, Live at The Roxy Theatre January 29, 2016.

 

I have lots to post from the weekend – The Roxy concert and my surprise birthday celebration at Giorgio’s. In the meantime, check out this great review from Harriet Kaplan for SoCalToday: Here