Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded Film New Music Video

It all went down in downtown Los Angeles yesterday for Nate, Rosero and myself filming the video for the forthcoming new single “O.R.I.G.in.A.L.”

The last time I filmed a video in downtown Los Angeles was for ‘Don’t You Want Me’ many moons ago.

The day was beautiful and the action progressed nicely in the fashion district. Lensed by Q Burdette for Rosero Inc. the team behind my recent solo concept video for ‘Dancer.’

The song was inspired by a year of trolls and haters who have tried to derail our every effort, marginalize our efforts, discourage and attempts at poaching any interest on bookings with  promoters..they troll and bash us from Youtube to every social media account we have as well-bound and determined to trash my name with slander, character assassination and attack or as well attempt to diminish my contributions as a solo artist down to my signature hoop earrings. They’ve been the first commenters on most interviews I’ve done over the past in in introducing the group. We are originals – not replacements and not trying to pretend we are anything other than ourselves – creating our own foundation and mark one effort at a time in whatever we do.

The experience has made us stronger as a group and gave us material for the song with an edgy sparse beat. Online bullies and trolls will always be around and don’t stop the progress – so I guess you can say we are turning our lemons into lemonade. That’s what you have to do in life..like I wrote awhile ago “The Beat Don’t Stop.”

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Selfie. Jody Watley “Original.”

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On a mission. Shalamar Reloaded “Originals” Nate Allen Smith, Jody Watley, Rosero McCoy

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On set. Nate Allen Smith foreground. 

Before the filming we had quite a few brainstorming creative sessions with Rosero as the anchor bringing his vast knowledge in staging and choreography to the table.

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After another meeting at Rosero’s. Shalamar Reloaded. Teamwork.

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Dinner meeting with Rosero. We enjoy creating magic as a group..and of course we’ve been friends and working together since 1998.

Pre-Order “O.R.I.G.in.A.L. available for Pre-Order Now at Amazon and iTunes.

Release date: May 6 on my longstanding indie boutique label Avitone.

Original Now Available to Pre-Order at iTunes.

Why pre-order? To show  early support for the music.  Please also make sure the show love as well by ratings and positive reviews. Thanks in advance.

Despite the naysayers, detractors and the constant efforts to undermine – we are pushing forward. In fact, this song was inspired by the online trolls, haters and those who have been throwing shade at us — as we proceed forward.

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Pre-Order at iTunes: Here

 

 

Behind The Scenes. New Post.

The views are up on our Facebook, interesting to see the different facets of social media and how the various platforms engage. We just posted to Youtube, check it out..after our business meeting at Rosero’s. Less than 25 seconds for the time challenged.

Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded. Harrah’s Atlantic City 2016

 

 

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Tickets go on sale tomorrow April 15 for Harrah’s Atlantic City concert May 12.  Come out for a night of music spanning disco, soul, pop, dance, R&B and more: Ticketmaster  – it’s always a party with Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded.

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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. Harrah’s Atlantic City Pre-Sale.

Pre-sale tickets are available April 12, on sale April 15 for the upcoming concert May 12 at Harrah’s Resort and Casino Atlantic City. Tickets:  Ticketmaster

We are thrilled for the return engagement and look forward to bringing the new double concert to the venue.As always, we’ll probably switch some things up from our recent sold-out concert in New York. We definitely give you something to see, hear and dance to.

 

New Music Alert. Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded.

Save the date: May 6 the new single from my new group Shalamar Reloaded with Nate Allen Smith and Rosero McCoy comes to digital outlets worldwide.

While we slay the stage with a fresh take on classics I originated, as always I keep things pushing forward creatively and as a business model. Resting on one’s laurels..you will only grow weeds!

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In May catch me and the squad LIVE:

May 6 -Mega 97.9 Fresno — Mega Old School Jam  Fresno Woodward Park Rotary Amphitheater

May 12 – Harrah’s Atlantic City