“Jody Watley is a name in American music that is widely recognized, yet still not fully appreciated. Her ingenious, stylish videos and multi-threat talents raised the bar not just for dance music, but for women in the business – especially women of color”…Read the full feature: The Shadow League Music, Sports and Culture
#TBT Jody Watley in signature jumbo hoop earrings and Azzedine Alaia top and leggings from People Magazine in 89 — I intended to post while the Rio Olympics were going on.. I still love gymnastics and wanted to say congrats to all of the athletes who competed whether winning or not and to those who also made history. Work hard, go toward your dreams and believe in yourself – anything is possible! #life
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!
Read about the very fashionable night of dance and style:
WWD, Women’s Wear Daily: Here
In case you missed it: ICYMI
Spring Summer Press Highlights June-September 2015.
Louder Than War: Jody Watley and Shalamar by Eileen Shapiro September 18, 2015 http://louderthanwar.com/interview-jody-watley-shalamar/
Eurweb: Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded Celebrate New Single LA Style by BJ July 17, 2015: http://www.eurweb.com/2015/07/jody-watley-shalamar-reloaded-celebrate-new-single-la-style/
Essence: Shalamar Reloaded with Jody Watley Releases SlowDance” by Patrik Henry Bass. July 20, 2015: http://www.essence.com/2015/07/20/shalamar-reloaded-jody-watley-releases-slowdance
KTLA 5 Morning News Los Angeles with Sam Rubin by Grace Mendoza July 3, 2015: Sam Learns Some New Moves from Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded: ktla.com/2015/07/03/sam-learns-some-dance-moves-from-jody-watley-and-shalamar-reloaded/
Essence: Jody Watley Brings Back Shalamar Her Way by Patrick Henry Bass. June 24, 2015: http://www.essence.com/2015/06/24/jody-watley-brings-back-shalamar-her-way
OkayPlayer: The OkayPlayer Interview: Jody Watley Speaks on Rakim, Soul Train and Reclaiming The Name ‘Shalamar’ by Eddie “Stats” June 24, 2015 http://www.okayplayer.com/news/jody-watley-photos-rakim-soul-train-shalamar-interview.html
GETOUTMag: Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded by Eileen Shapiro June 23, 2015: http://getoutmag.us/jody-watley-shalamar-reloaded/
Lincoln Center Jody Watley Q&A by K. Leander Williams: June 29, 2015 —http://www.lincolncenter.org/article/jody-watley
WGN Morning News Chicago: Jody Watley Returns to Chicago with a Revamped Shalamar Live Performance May 30, 2015: http://wgntv.com/2015/05/29/jody-watley-returns-to-chicago-with-a-revamped-shalamar-live-performance/
Chicago Concert Reviews: From Disco, to House and Hip Hop Jody Watley and the new Shalamar Sparkle by Andy Arygakis May 30, 2015 http://chicagoconcertreviews.com/reviews/2015-05-30-jody-watley/
Chicago Defender: Jody Watley: New Tour, New Music, and New Shalamar by Mary L. Datcher May 29, 2015: http://chicagodefender.com/2015/05/29/jody-watley-new-tour-new-music-and-new-shalamar/
Maxaxine: Shalamar at Melkweg Amsterdam by Serge Van De Lisdonik June 30, 2015 http://www.maxazine.nl/2015/06/30/shalamar-laat-disco-herleven-in-melkweg/
JET: Jody Watley Announces Tour by Taylor Morton April 16, 2015 http://www.jetmag.com/entertainment/jody-watley-announces-tour/#.Vf2viGRVikp
Singersroom: Shalamar SlowDance by Dominque Carson, July 27, 2015 http://singersroom.com/content/2015-07-27/Shalamar-Slowdance/
SIRIUSXM: July 2015
Excerpt from SIRIUSXM Special with BK Kirkland ‘In The Groove” Debut. The one hour special aired in July and featured the music of Jody Watley and Shalamar with in depth interviews featuring Jody Watley, Nate Smith and Rosero McCoy.
LIVE and Soldout Melkweg Amsterdam, June 28, 2015
Let’s Rock London June 27, 2015
ARISE TV, April 2015
Oct. 2 – Bakersfield Rabobank Arena, Jody Watley ‘Classic Jam’ various artists
November 4 – Ramshead, Annapolis MD with Shalamar® Reloaded and DJ Lisa Moody of GirlSquad Pre-show: Tickets Here
November 6-8 Blues Alley Washington D.C. with Shalamar® Reloaded and DJ Lisa Moody of Girl Squad Pre-show Tickets and Info: Here
November 14 – The Honda Center Superfreesyle Explosion Jody Watley with Salt n Pepa and various artists
December 29-31 / January 1 – TBA Oakland, CA Jody Watley with Shalamar® Reloaded
January 18-19 Tokyo. January 21, Osaka. BILLBOARD LIVE Jody Watley and Shalamar® Reloaded
Billboard Live Tokyo Tickets and Info: Here
Billboard Live Osaka Tickets and Info: Here
Feb. 13 – TBA – Las Vegas Orleans Arena / Freestyle Explosion
Feb. 27 – TBA – Miami Bank Arena / Freestyle Explosion Bank United Center
Very proud to be included with these outstanding women and pioneering artists: Stevie Nicks, Kim Gordon and Joni Mitchell in Canada’s #1 Fashion Canada Magazine’s June Issue. A special thank you to Elio Ianucci for making this happen.