Jody Watley Featured in Closer Magazine.

On newsstands now Jody Watley in Closer Magazine. Actually..I’m always who I’ve wanted to be while continuing to grow and evolve..sometimes in interviews things get misconstrued a bit. Overall a good lifestyle piece!

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PR. Tom Estey Publicity

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

We’ll be going back to another of our favorite music venues – B.B. Kings in Time Square. Good food, good music, good times. Let’s get it IN! Get your tickets early this is another date that usually sells out. By that time the new Shalamar Reloaded ‘Bridges’ collection should be out and as always my show as well as that of SRL is always evolving and changing. As well, our shows have turned into social hookups and mixers with Wattage fanfam crew showing up and connecting in the music and making friendships in real time offline.  It’s not just a concert with two shows in one – it’s an experience. Tickets: Here

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Also On Sale Now:

Riverside Casino, Riverside Iowa Dec. 17, 2016

A Saturday Night Experience!! GoldenVoice Concerts Presents Jody Watley featuring Shalamar Reloaded LIVE The Roxy Theatre Los Angeles Jan.28, 2017 Get Tickets: Here

“Jody Watley is serving notice she isn’t resting on her past glories and proved she is still a talented force to be reckoned with.” Harriet Kaplan SoCalMusicToday Concert Review, 2016

Grammy Award Winning Pop/R&B/Dance and Style Icon Jody Watley has the distinction of being named “one of the most prominent visionaries of her era” by Wax Poetics magazine. With millions of albums sold, 13 #1 singles including classics “Don’t You Want Me”, “Looking for a New Love” with it’s signature pop culture phrase “Hasta la Vista Baby” and “Friends” with Eric B & Rakim the groundbreaking single that first catapulted the rap/sung verses into the mainstream). She was also the distinct sound of the group Shalamar as an original member with such hits as “Take That To The Bank and club classic “A Night To Remember.” Watley’s music crosses genres from Pop, R&B, HipHop, Dance/Electronica as well as recent collaborations with modern boogie ambassador Dam-Funk, nu jack duo French Horn Rebellion, venerable jazz and dance musician remixer Mark de-Clive Lowe and folk artist Peter Harper – Jody Watley continues to evolve artistically. Add groundbreaking ad campaigns, and fashion layouts and you’ll understand why Watley remains a venerable force creating the template for other female artists in music today.

It’s also her modus operandi with Shalamar Reloaded “SRL” her new vocal dance trio for the new millennium. “We’re not a group from the past, though there is some obvious inspiration and a nod to that. We are new and now. Our sound is smooth with an edge.. and I bring my unmistakable sound” states Watley. “Our stage show has fresh choreography and state-of-the- art musical beds composed of innovative beats and forward grooves. We are originals – a new group for a new generation. ” Adds Rosero McCoy. “This is not a throw back group, Jody is not a throw back nostalgia artist. This is an experience where classic meets new and it holds up to any contemporary show touring today.”

Joining Watley for Shalamar Reloaded are Oakland born and raised singer/performer/choreographer Rosero McCoy (KekePalmer, Usher, Beyoncé, America’s Next Best Dance Crew, Shake it Up, The Sing Off) and breakout new male lead talent Nate Allen Smith a native of Ohio. With critically acclaimed singles and video (SlowDance, O.R.I.G.IN.A.L.) including the hot new single “The Mood” under their belt; television appearances, a special on SIRIUSXM, rave concert reviews and sold out shows; Jody Watley and SRL are set to release their debut album “Bridges” in 2017.

 

Jody Watley ART. New To The Gallery.

Mixed Media by M. LA Girdam.. revealed this art of me spanning 3 decades of my solo career over a series of posts on Instagram. Phenomenal. He noted how I’d inspired him..which in turn inspires me – cycles of life.

Each of us has the ability to inspire and be inspired in many ways. As I’ve gotten older it’s a part of my music, choices and existence in entertainment – as a human being first and foremost that I really cherish. We are all echoes..be a good one.

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Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded Perform The Mood First Time on Live Television

 

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It was a Washington D.C, takeover! Television, Concerts, Radio and New Single Release. #SRL #JodyWatley

 

It was early and we were performing this for the first time..after nearly missing the show being stuck in traffic. All in all – a good time was had by everyone! I’m thrilled at the reception and enthusiasm for me as a veteran solo artist and to parlay that goodwill to this new group is very fulfilling. The Mood – is great!

Watch our interview and performance: : WUSA9 Great Day Washington

Jody Watley on Good Morning Washington

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Jody Watley on ABC7 News Channel 8 – Good Morning Washington

Had a great time this morning live on “Good Morning Washington” talking a bit of my career and the now with the new SRL (Shalamar Reloaded), video link to come!

Next:

Sirius XM Taping The Groove with BK Kirkland

Oct 14 – Roland Martin TV-One 7 am EST with Nate Allen Smith, Rosero McCou SRL

Oct 14 – WUSA “Great Day Washington”  9:15 am EST with Nate Allen Smith, Rosero McCou SRL

Oct 14 Fox 5 DC  “Good Day DC” 10 am with Nate Allen Smith, Rosero McCou SRL

Blues Alley Oct 14-16

 

Tickets On Sale Now. Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded LIVE At The Roxy Theatre West Hollywood CA

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Jody Watley. SRL and Dance Crew.

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Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded live onstage at The Roxy Theatre.

 

 

GoldenVoice Presents Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded “SRL” in a return engagement at the legendary The Roxy Theatre on The Sunset Strip, West Hollywood, CA January 28, 2017. Get your tickets early, this will be another sold-out show. We sang, danced, partied and I’m told a lot of people made new friends – wattage crew.

We anticipate the release of “Bridges” around the same time – so get in the mood now!

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Milestone. Jody Watley. Don’t You Want Me.

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From Billboard Music Chart History.

Oct, 3, 1987 – “Don’t You Want Me” is the third single from singer Jody Watley’s eponymous debut album. The song was produced by Bernard Edwards of Chic-fame and written by Jody Watley, Franne Golde and David Paul Bryant.
“Don’t You Want Me” was one of the biggest crossover singles for the year 1987, reaching top ten on the Billboard pop and R&B charts and becoming a number-one dance club hit.
“Don’t You Want Me” landed in the Top 40 of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart the week of October 24, 1987, advancing from #56 to #40. The song reached #6 on December 19, 1987 and remained there for three consecutive weeks.

Styling: Jody Watley

Art Direction: Jody Watley and Lynn Robb

Photography: Victoria Pearson