Review. Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded At The Roxy in West Hollywood.

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Jody Watley, Nate Allen Smith, Rosero McCoy = Shalamar Reloaded at The Roxy 1/29/2016 to a sold-out crowd. Photo: Steven Miu

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Striking a fashionable pose. Jody Watley, Shalamar Reloaded and Dance Squad, Live at The Roxy Theatre January 29, 2016.

 

I have lots to post from the weekend – The Roxy concert and my surprise birthday celebration at Giorgio’s. In the meantime, check out this great review from Harriet Kaplan for SoCalToday: Here

Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded Performance and Interview on KTLA Morning News Entertainment

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Early birds. In the green room, waiting to go on air. Rosero, Jody, Nate. Shalamar Reloaded.

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Thank you KTLA Morning News Entertainment, Sam Rubin – good vibes.

Woke up around 5 am – to do vocal warm ups, enjoy the still of the morning and prepare for this morning’s performance and interview with Sam Rubin on KTLA Morning News Entertainment. Nate, Rosero and I exchanged texts before the sun came up – we were all pumped and ready. I enjoy being a part of this group.

Now if other show bookers would take notice! We deliver a great performance and always upbeat interview talking about the now and what we have going on.

Watch: Here

A Return to KTLA Morning News with Shalamar Reloaded

 

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Rosero McCoy, Jody Watley and Nate Allen Smith. #JodyWatley #ShalamarReloaded #SRL

Tune in January 27, 2016 to catch me live on air with Shalamar Reloaded and Sam Rubin. I’ll performing a solo classic as well as new music with Nate and Rosero this will be in addition to interview in support of Friday’s concert at The Roxy Theater Los Angeles on the Sunset Strip. We got Sam to dance the last time we were on back in July 2015 – I hope he’s ready for another round of freestyle!

#Dancer

 

Thank You Ramshead Onstage and Blues Alley

bluesalley_sign_shalamar_reloaded_jodywatleyAll of the shows on our DC and Maryland swing were memorable for a variety of reasons. Each venue had great staff, food – and all of the audiences who came out in force to check us out made the experience an absolute joy. New members Nate Smith and Rosero McCoy are being embraced and applauded at every show. Nate steps out into the audience to screams now as he handles the male lead vocals – I love that! With his infectious energy and charm, he’s hard to resist. Rosero is smashing the stage and mesmerizing with his moves and charm as well. The audience can feel what we have is real  – the connection and what we’re bringing to the stage. Performing ‘SlowDance’ is also cool because right away with the intro – people respond which represents they know the song now and sing along as they sway with us side to side.

My new single ‘DANCER’ is a highlight of the new Jody Watley set – as I get people to feel the release of ‘werking it and getting in the music!” It’s a party but I make sure to send everyone back into the world with love and gratitude for being alive – living in the moment, the now.

Nate, Rosero and I also had our first movie day together. I can tell you this was also a first for me – in my previous Shalamar life that would have never happened.

Thank you Ramshead Onstage and Blues Alley (it was an honor to be a part of the 50th year anniversary milestone) for having us. Thank you to everyone who came out. I’m thankful for my blessings and being able to share the gift of music.

The journey!

We are bringing music, dance and style to the stage. Rosero McCoy, Jody Watley and Nate Allen Smith. Shalamar® Reloaded

We are bringing music, dance and style to the stage – there is no one doing and giving the people what we’re doing right now.. Rosero McCoy, Jody Watley and Nate Allen Smith. Shalamar® Reloaded

Nate Allen Smith, Bryan Monroe (former editor and analyst at CNN, editor of JET and Ebony), Kim Keating, Jody Watley, Rosero McCoy. Shalamar® Reloaded for a new era

Nate Allen Smith, Bryan Monroe (former editor and analyst at CNN, editor of JET and Ebony), Kim Keating, Jody Watley, Rosero McCoy. Shalamar® Reloaded for a new era, backstage at Blues Alley after a soldout concert.

Jody Watley and Nikki Strong WHUR / Voice of America at Blues Alley

Jody Watley and Nikki Strong WHUR / Voice of America at Blues Alley

Rosero, Jody and Nate take in 007 "Spectre" at a Regal 16 Theatre in VA.

Shalamar in the house!Rosero, Jody and Nate take in 007 “Spectre” at a Regal 16 Theatre in VA.

Nate Allen Smith photographed by Rosero McCoy. Shalamar® Reloaded

Nate Allen Smith photographed by Rosero McCoy. Shalamar® Reloaded (shared via Instagram)

Selfie. Jody Watley backstage at Blues Alley 2015.

Selfie. Jody Watley rocking twists and braids – backstage at Blues Alley 2015.

Rosero McCoy. Shalamar® - Style.

Rosero McCoy. Shalamar®  Reloaded- Style.

Jody Watley and Shalamar® poster at Ramshead Onstage

Jody Watley and Shalamar® poster at Ramshead Onstage

Live at Ramshead Onstage. Jody Watley and Shalamar® 2015

Live at Ramshead Onstage. Jody Watley and Shalamar® 2015 (via Instagram)

Spins and Blends ReCap: Ramshead Onstage: HERE

 

 

Jody Watley. DANCER Remixed Listen Loud.

 

 

DANCER. Photograpy: Albert Sanchez. Design: Ray Easmon and Jody Watley

DANCER. Photograpy: Albert Sanchez. Design: Ray Easmon and Jody Watley

Have a listen to the various mixes, feel free to share with friends on your social media and with the holidays coming – it’s a great music gift, perfect for a work out, getting ready for a night out, or just playing on blast to and from work – with confidence!

Just Announced. Jody Watley and Shalamar Come to RamsHeadOnStage

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Just announced and added to the fall schedule: RamsHeadOnStage Annapolis, MD November 4, 2015 – Get your tickets – Here

We will also play the legendary Blues Alley Washington D.C. November 6-8, 2015 Tickets: Here

The new Shalamar ® single is SlowDance Available at digital outlets worldwide:

Listen Now! Sexy Soul. Where classic meets new.

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.

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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,