All 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.
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, backstage at Blues Alley after a soldout concert.
Jody Watley and Nikki Strong WHUR / Voice of America at Blues Alley
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 (shared via Instagram)
Selfie. Jody Watley rocking twists and braids – backstage at Blues Alley 2015.
Rosero McCoy. Shalamar® Reloaded- Style.
Jody Watley and Shalamar® poster at Ramshead Onstage
Live at Ramshead Onstage. Jody Watley and Shalamar® 2015 (via Instagram)
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