Shalamar Reloaded. New Video Alert.

Watch it Again. #WatchMeWalkOut #FashionWalkOut

We all had a hand in writing this proclamation – total group effort, music and video. Own who you are no matter what people say – is really what it’s about.

 

 

Fan Made.

Jody Watley. Classic Thursday.

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For this #TBT – a look back at my #1 workout tape “Dance to Fitness.” A first for a woman of color, my motivation was that there were no fitness tapes with black women a fact that baffled me. It was the era of Jane Fonda and Denise Austin..and then me! Light cardio dancing, it was an awesome opportunity and moment in my journey. It’s in the Music!

Watch a clip:

Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded Rock Harrah’s Atlantic City Again.

We brought our new show to Harrah’s Atlantic City and really took things up a notch. It was another stellar experience, nothing but love from the crowd. Undeniably, our favorite moment of the show was a toss up between ‘Full of Fire’ which turned into a tribute to Prince..Levi really had the audience nearly in tears with his beautiful solo and impromptu playing..the spirit just took us there. We’d planned to extend ‘Still a Thrill’ and go into a few jams like DMSR, Erotic City, Sexy Dancer, Cool..just vibe it..but we ran out of time when it felt like we were just getting warmed up at 90 minutes!

‘Dancer’..you really have to be at one of the concerts to be a part of it. To get everyone moving and grooving so much fun and a blessing. The Shalamar Reloaded was enthusiastically received as well which of course is what we wanted. We are moving forward..that’s what life is about. Learn your lessons. take control of your choices and life and keep it pushing no matter what people have to say.

Here are some behind the scenes photo’s.

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The squad in Atlantic City. Focused and ready. Soundcheck.

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Nate Allen Smith. Jody Watley. Rosero ‘TophatRo’ McCoy. Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded Harrah’s Atlantic City 2016

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Thank you Warren Bader and Harrah’s Atlantic City! 

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Nate Allen Smith – that smile says it all! Happy to be back at Harrah’s Atlantic City.

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Meet and Greet. Trance Smith serving all black realness and slaying.

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Meet and Greet!

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Nate Allen Smith. Brian Walmer shows us a lot of love in social media and offline. Rosero McCoy.

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Checking in..

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This connection came through social media, Matthew tweeted he’d proposed to his longtime sweetheart ..because she was longtime fan of mine he’d bought tickets to the show as a surprise. I invited them to the VIP Meet and Greet so I could meet them both and congratulate them. #RealLove 

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Always ready to slay. Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded. Two hot sets of hits, new music and more – in one hot show. It’s an experience.

Levi Seacer Jr. our guitarist and former Prince and the NPG member, says it perfectly at the end of the short clip.

 

 

 

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Saturday night in Hollywood, Bryan Rabin and Giorgio’s bid a chic adieu to 70’s disco and ushered in Chapter 2: The New Sound 80’s. I rolled through with Shalamar Reloaded Nate Smith, Rosero McCoy. We put in work on the dance-floor – it was packed so a bit difficult to get really loose. A great time was had by all. Bryan really knows how to do it big.

It was nice to catch up a bit with actor Alan Cumming. He and I first met back in 2005 in Malaysia for the Tsunami Relief Concert “Force of Nature”, and then had a blast in Vegas some years later when I was there performing at Vegas Pride. He told me he still has his “I Heart Jody Watley” T-shirt which made me happy!

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Sharing a nice moment catching up with Alan Cumming at Giorgio’s. Photo (c) 2016 Tyler Curtis.

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Nightlife, after hours on the Sunset Strip after a night on the dancefloor. Nate Smith, Jody Watley, Rosero McCoy. Shalamar Reloaded. #selfie

Read about the very fashionable night of dance and style:

WWD, Women’s Wear Daily:   Here

FashionWeekDaily: Here

LATimes: Here

DestinationLuxury.Com: Here

Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded. Another Concert To Remember in New York City.

Nate, Rosero and I made our second appearance at New York’s B.B. Kings. Our very first performance as a group was at the venue February of 2015. Our show continues to evolve and get better and so it was a joy to perform to another sold-out enthusiastic audience. One of the security guards whose been there for 15 years said seeing our standing ovation at the end of the performance was something he hadn’t seen in a longtime there. We bring it from start to finish. Shalamar Reloaded – and then it’s a Jody Watley party!

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One side of the marquee in Times Square – Jody Watley.

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The other side of the marquee in Times Square – Shalamar Reloaded.

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Just before taking the stage. Ready to slay. Jody Watley, Shalamar Reloaded and NYC  freestyle dancers.

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In the music. Shalamar Reloaded. Nate Smith, Jody Watley, Rosero McCoy.

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Jody Watley Style. Moto Biker Jacket  Custom Graffiti Art by Alison Rohan, Brooklyn, NY.

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“Don’t You Want Me” — Jody Watley. BB Kings, March 26, 2016

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It’s not everyday you get your own doll presented to you as a thank you for being an inspiration through the years. I was humbled by this honor and gift from Toni and  Haus of Swag complete with mini magazine covers, CD’s and custom Louboutin’s

 

Up next MAY:

May 6 – Fresno, CA Super Freestyle Explosion Woodward Park Rotary Amphitheatre

May 9 – Harrah’s Resort & Casino Atlantic City

Get in the Music!

“Dancer Remixed” – Listen on Apple Music, Spotify..

Buy it on iTunes – Here

Shalamar Reloaded: “SlowDance “Remixed: Here 

Shalamar Reloaded “O.R.I.G.IN.A.L” the NEW single coming May 6 at digital outlets worldwide.

Holiday and New Year Reflections.

We’re already a bit more than a week into 2016 – life continues to move on and what a gift it is to be here and share it with those we love. New adventures, obstacles to overcome and triumphs to enjoy.

We’re all works in progress – be gentle to yourself as much as my Mom says “To thine own self be true.” Work, revise and tweak your goals. Things may not always go your way, but what’s a rainbow and sunshine without some rain – keep on keeping on.

It was extra special to have my Mom and daughter Lauren with me for New Years for the shows in Oakland at Yoshi’s. Watley girls in full effect – three generations. We had a fun time together and my daughter was tickled at ‘Grandma Rose’ getting her groove on an dancing during the shows. I was fighting tears in one show – suddenly overcome with emotion thinking of all of the young people, and those in general who didn’t make it home this year with lives cut too short. I also made sure to acknowledge the untimely passing of Ms. Natalie Cole who leaves behind a great legacy of music and personal triumphs.

As well, I had a blast with Nate and Rosero from Shalamar Reloaded-our shows get better and better each time for us in that portion of the show. It really is a unique and fun concert experience. If you have a chance to see us – don’t miss it!

Wishing everyone the best always. Here are a few photo’s there are more on my Facebook.com/JodyWatleyOfficial Page.  (there was a Jody Watley imposter for the past month friending people with a fake page, asking for donations in exchange for concert tickets, dates..and who knows what – be alert and advised I would never friend anyone I don’t know on Facebook – and there is only one verified page that I communicate through link attached, always report anyone pretending to be Jody Watley no matter how many of my photo’s they poach).

SCENES.

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Three generations of beauty, smarts and love! Rose, Jody and Lauren Watley.

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Nate Smith. Jody Watley. Rosero McCoy. Shalamar Reloaded before meet and greet at Yoshi’s Oakland Dec. 30

 

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Meet and Greet with Lisa Henry. Shalamar Reloaded.

 

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Soundcheck. Donnell Spencer Jr. Geemack, Nate Smith, Jody Watley, Rosero mcCoy, Sam Sims, Rodney Lee, Eric McCoy

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New merchandise courtesy of Bob Fierro and Zebra Marketing. I’ve known Bob since my early Shalamar days when he did our merch. 

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The new T-has glitter lips though on the photo you can’t see that detail. We’ll also be doing a white option.

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Love. Me, my Mom and daughter – glammed up and ready for 2016!

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Ringing in 2016 onstage – pausing for a selfie as everyone in the audience was doing the same after the balloon drop! Shalamar Reloaded. SRL.

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Jody Watley and Dana Lawrence (Rosero’s beautiful sister). Oakland is Rosero’s hometown making it special for him to be with family as well..we also celebrated his son Eric’s birthday. Eric also works with me from time to time as a dancer.

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After the final show of the series  January 1 -we made it to Chicken and Waffles in Jack London Square with family and friends – it’s a tradition now.

Thought of The a Day. Keep Blooming.