Jody Watley. Giorgio’s Chapter 2 FashionWeekDaily

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

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Jody Watley and Shalamar® Single Release Event Press Recap

 

Photo Credit: Alex Berliner Images

Shalamar ®  Nate Allen Smith, Jody Watley and Rosero McCoy after an electric performance at Giorgio’s. Photo Credit: Alex Berliner Images

 

GRAMMY WINNER JODY WATLEY & SHALAMAR ‘RELOADED’ CELEBRATE NEW SINGLE AT GIORGIO’S, IN THE STANDARD, HOLLYWOOD

 

On Saturday, July 18th, the most infamous disco dance party in Los Angeles, Giorgio’s housed at the Standard, Hollywood hosted an once in a lifetime performance by Grammy-winning multi-platinum singer, songwriter, producer, and entrepreneur Jody Watley. Watley, one of Pop/R&B and dance music’s most enduring and stylish trailblazers, returned with the newly Reloaded Shalamar ® that features Nate Allen Smith and Rosero McCoy which released on 7.17.15. The performance served as the launch for the newly Reloaded Shalamar ® and the release of their sexy new single “SlowDance” that has been celebrated worldwide in all digital outlets through Watley’s longtime imprint Avitone Recordings. This is the first single for the modern trio and the first official single release for Shalamar ® since 1990 in it’s earlier recording history.

 

Disco lovers were in awe as Watley commanded the stage. The jaw dropping performance proved Watley has not missed a beat since Shalamar’s ® last release as the crowd danced the night away in awe of the amazing performance they were able to witness. Always fashion forward Watley was wearing a black sequence Chanel coast while LA’s fashion set was out in full force such as designer Michael Schmidt, shoe designer Jerome C. Rousseau (named a shoe in his last season collection called “The Watley”), John Eshaya (JET) Marcy Medina (WWD), celebrity make-up Kathy Jeung, and celebrity hair stylist Peter Savic. Some other attending notables included: celebrity photographer Greg Gorman, actress Tisha Campbell, comedian Craig Robinson (The Office), famed hollywood interior Designer Cliff Fong, Billy Woodruff (Director), and Ed Patuto (Broad Museum).

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About Giorgio’s

Giorgio’s is located on the famed Sunset Strip hidden away behind the kitchen of The Standard, in Hollywood. In the short time Giorgio’s has been in existence it has taken Hollywood by storm. The guest list reads like a veritable who’s who of cool. From musical legends such as Mick Jagger and P. Diddy to TV and film stars Bradley Cooper and the entire cast of EMPIRE.

Jody Watley and Shalamar ® Turn Up The Heat and Celebrate Single Release At Exclusive Bash

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Hot and sweaty. Jody Watley in Chanel and Shalamar ® fresh from an insane mini celebratory performance. Photo Courtesy of: AB Images . Gaia

Photo Courtesy of: AB Images / Gaia

Jody Watley.  Shalamar ®  ‘SlowDance” Single Release Event. Photo Courtesy of: AB Images / Gaia

 

Jody Watley. The Standard Hotel. Photo: (c) 2015 Avid Music Inc.

Jody Watley. The Standard Hotel. Photo: (c) 2015 Avid Music Inc.

Photo: (c) 2015  Avid Music Inc.

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

It was a packed house with a crowd for our highly anticipated performance. The energy was potent at Bryan Rabin and Adam XII Present: Giorgio’s A Modern Discotheque on the Sunset Strip it caused first ever power outage as we were about to take the stage for our mini performance. Shalamar ® celebrated the debut single release “SlowDance.” Not to be cliche’ but it was truly a night to remember with new members Nate Allen Smith, Rosero McCoy and everyone who came out to party and celebrate with us,

 

 

Eurweb. Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded Celebrate New Single in LA Style

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Bryan Rabin and Adam Xll and Giorgio’s Present Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded To Celebrate Worldwide Release of SlowDance

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This will be a special and celebratory evening. If you’d like to join us just share on Instagram the following #JodyWatley #Shalamar #ShalamarReloaded #SlowDance to become eligible to win a special and exclusive experience. Bryan Rabin and Adam XII Present: Giorgio’s A Modern Discotheque inside The Standard, West Hollywood, CA

 

For Immediate Release: Grammy-winning multi- platinum singer, songwriter , producer and entrepreneur Jody Watley, one of Pop/R&B and dance music’s most enduring and stylish trailblazers, returns with the newly Reloaded Shalamar ® featuring Nate Allen Smith and Rosero McCoy. Shalamar ® celebrate the worldwide release of the sexy new single “SlowDance” out 7.17.15 at all digital outlets through Watley’s longtime imprint Avitone Recordings. This is the first single for the modern trio and the first official single release for Shalamar ® since 1990 in it’s earlier recording history. The night will be punctuated by a special performance.

Bryan Rabin and Adam XII Present: Giorgio’s A Modern Discotheque’ is located on the famed Sunset Strip hidden away behind the kitchen of The Standard, in Hollywood. In the short time Giorgio’s has been in existence it has taken Hollywood by storm. The guest list reads like a veritable who’s who of cool. From musical legends such as Mick Jagger, Lenny Kravitz, P Diddy, Kylie Minogue, Rita Ora, Debbie Harry, Boy George, Duran Duran, Die Atwood, Common, Rufus Wainwright, Jody Watley, Billy Idol, Robyn Sade, Black Keys, No Doubt and The Sex Pistols to Fashion Designers Olivier Theyskins, Haider Ackerman, Prabal Gurung, Johnson Hartig, Michael Schmidt, Monique Lhullier, Brian Atwood, Oliver Rousteing and Gath Pugh. Fashion photographers: Ellen Von Unwerth, Mert & Marcus, Inez & Vinoodh, Mario Testino; Supermodels: Naomi Campbell, Makaika Firth, Amer Valetta and Erin Wasson to the ladies o the international best dressed list Daphne Guiness, Dita Von Teese and Catherine Baba. The Social register is even showing in droves from Hannah Bronfman, Liberty Ross, Crystal Lourd to Alexandra Von Furstenberg to Vanessa Getty, as well and TV and film Stars like Leonardo DiCaprio, Bradley Cooper, Kate Beckinsale, Amy Poehler, Lisa Edelstein, Denzel Washington, Sofia Vergara, James Caan, Rashida Jones, Baz Lurhmann, Ron Pearlman, Lee Daniels, Queen Latifah – the entire cast of EMPIRE. The icing on the cake was when the man himself Mr. Giorgio Moroder has come as a prized guest.

 

Jody Watley Update. SHALAMAR ™ and PARADISE

The show at Cache Creek Casino and Resort was a sold-out funky party from start to finish. This is a must see concert if you’re in to great music and entertainment. It doesn’t feel like a rote exercise in nostalgia because it’s not – although filled with classics.

The show begins with a rebooted SHALAMAR ™ featuring new young vocalist Paul/Michael Bair and for now renowned choreographer / dancer / vocalist Rosero McCoy. Some people want the thought of a reunion of the classic 3 lineup and of course I understand. The invitation has been extended again from my part – it  is on the table whenever the business and creative is sorted, with my former classic 3 members Jeffrey Daniel and Howard Hewett.

This is a different vibe and no one will be disappointed if coming to embrace great entertainment, singing and dancing. At the start, original lead vocalist Gerald Brown “Take That To The Bank” was going to be a part of this new endeavor, however it didn’t work out with him. When that happened, I did reach out to Howard and offer an invitation to join us. He declined and wished me well with it.

This concert begins with SHALAMAR ™ and ends in a funky beat down with some of my signature solo hits and new music from PARADISE including the hit single ‘NIGHTLIFE.’

This is a strong show, not simply because of the hits but because it’s fresh with spot on choreography, chemistry and style.  The vocal blend is on point, and Paul’Michael’s tone fits perfectly. The universe always has it’s way.

Photography Donnell Spencer Jr. Paul'Michael, Jody Watley and Rosero McCoy

Photography Donnell Spencer Jr. Paul’Michael, Jody Watley and Rosero McCoy

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Just ADDED the massive UK Festival: LET’S ROCK LONDON June 27, 2015 Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

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Confirmed: 12/12 NYC Private Event

12/28 Tokyo Billboard Live

12/30-31 Osaka Billboard Live

More dates to be announced in 2015. Track Jody Watley and SHALAMAR ™ on Bandsintown : Here

ANNOUNCED FOR 2015: 6/27  Magic Presents: LET’S ROCK LONDON, United Kingdom  Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park SHALAMAR ™  http://www.letsrocklondon.com

 

 

PARADISE – Candles are sold-out but will be restocked SHOP http://www.jodywatleyboutique.com

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Francess mother of designer/prodcuer/art director gives loving seal of approval – especially the warm citrus notes of PARADise

 

 

Patrick Butman loves his PARADISE candles!

 

Bryan Rabin of Bryan Rabin and Adam XII presents Giorgio's shows off his PARADISE exclusive CD on Stephen Sprouse upholstery - perfect chic style.

Bryan Rabin of Bryan Rabin and Adam XII presents Giorgio’s shows off his PARADISE exclusive CD on Stephen Sprouse upholstery – perfect chic style.

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Jody Watley Weekend Rewind. Celebration at Giorgio’s. Father’s Day. Pioneers.

It was a week of major losses in the entertainment world, actress civil rights activist Ruby Dee, unsung jazz great Little Jimmy Scott and radio and voice legend Casey Kasem. One of the biggest thrills when I became a solo artist and making a mark on Commercial Top 40 was to listen to Casey Kasem’s Countdown anticipating hearing Kasems announce my music – it always felt like a “you really have made it” moment. Not every artist got to hear their name amidst the American Top 40 Countdown – what an honor. Who can’t forget his voice on Scooby-Doo?! It was sad to hear his end of days turned so tragic, but he is in a peaceful place now as his children said in their statement to the media.  The music of Little Jimmy Scott always soothes, having discovered him from my Mom as I have done with a lot of jazz and my affinity for it. When recording “After You Who” for Red, Hot and Blue, his music was on my playlist to capture and evoke the essence of emotion and elegance as my foray into jazz. I join in the voices of what an inspiration and positive Ruby Dee was. These were lives well lived having touched so many of us in a positive way. I enjoyed this in depth article with video on Ruby Dee on OkayPlayer which was shared on my Facebook page: Here One of my favorites from Little Jimmy Scott: Casey Kasem New York Times: Here   Father’s Day posts on my Facebook were tributes to my father and brother John. Because our family lost possessions in storage when I was a little girl, there are any photo’s of he and I, however I do have a few cherished photo’s of him. As well, his memory lives on in my mind, memory and heart. He passed away in 1981 at 49 years young.

Before Tiger Woods there was my Dad John Watley Jr.

Before Tiger Woods there was my Dad John Watley Jr.  who was also a pioneer in golf. JET Magazine, 1952

© 2014 Jody Watley and big brother John Earl Watley III in 1981

© 2014 Jody Watley and big brother John Earl Watley III in 1981

My brother and I like most siblings have had our ups and downs – but we’re cool! I paid tribute in a surprise post for him on Saturday June 14, as he lives in Japan. The first anniversary of Giorgio’s was Saturday night – and it was truly a night to remember, complete with an impromptu performance by yours truly!  Read a fabulous article and check out the photo gallery on BlackBook: Here

© 2014 Tony Kanal of No Doubt and Jody Watley at Giorgio's Anniversary bash.

© 2014 Tony Kanal of No Doubt and Jody Watley at Giorgio’s Anniversary bash.

© 2014 Jody Watley at The Standard Hotel Pre-Disco Cocktail Party Photo Room in Vivienne Westwood World's End

© 2014 Jody Watley at The Standard Hotel Pre-Disco Cocktail Party Photo Room in Vivienne Westwood World’s End

 

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