Jody Watley. Happy Days Music Festival

It was crazy frustrating to be in the UK for 4 days without internet – and crazy to realize how dependent we are. As a business person it’s a bit of a disaster…but we made it through. The new members Nate Allen Smith and Rosero McCoy and I went over like gangbusters – despite a few naysayers predicting we’d be booed off of the stage. As always, I’m focused on the positive side of things. Life is too short to do otherwise. Even when things don’t go your way (i.e. internet) it’s so much better with people you enjoy being with – laughing, passing the time, sharing good good, good times – doing something we all love. Gratitude.

Never get caught up in negative chatter – some people will never want to see another person succeed. Life goes on!

Good food, good times.

Good food, good times – in Shepperton first night at lovely Indian restaurant

A sea of love united in the music. Happy Days Festival 2015.

SHALAMAR ‘RELOADED’ killin it — A sea of love united in the music. Happy Days Festival 2015.

Nate Allen Smith.Jody Watley. Rosero McCoy. The newly reloaded SHALAMAR.

Nate Allen Smith.Jody Watley. Rosero McCoy. The newly reloaded SHALAMAR.

Rosero McCoy, Jody Watley, Nate Allen Smith. Happy Days Festival 2015 UK. SHALAMAR.

Rosero McCoy, Jody Watley, Nate Allen Smith. Happy Days Festival 2015 UK. SHALAMAR.

An Evening With SHALAMAR featuring Jody Watley Melkweg Amsterdam

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Other Upcoming Concerts:

May 16 Autograph Signing Rupaul’s DRAGCon, Los Angeles Convention Center 12-1PM

May 24 Happy Days Festival, UK

May 29, WGN Morning News

May 30 The Shrine Chicago

June 6 Mountain Winery with KC & The Sunshine Band, Saratoga, CA

June 13 Espaco Das Americas, Sao Paulo Brazil ‘Disco Fever’ with Kathy Sledge

June SIRIUS XM Performance and Interview

June 24 The Howard Theater Washington D.C.

June 25 Lincoln Center Damrosch Park “Midsummer Night Swing”

June 27 Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park “Let’s Rock London”

June 28 Melkweg, Amsterdam

Jody Watley The Shalamar Story on Soulinterviews

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Nate Allen Smith, Jody Watley, Rosero McCoy Photography: Viktorija Paschuta

 

Each interview is a lesson in business and growth – as well setting a few misperceptions straight. Ultimately this is about today – the now and the newly reloaded SHALAMAR how I arrived .. often things are put in our life’s path for a reason and this is one of those things..

Listen to my conversation with DJ Souly from Sweden: Here

 

 

Upcoming SHALAMAR tm and JODY WATLEY Concerts:

May 24 Happy Days Festival UK

May 30 The Shrine Chicago

June 6 Mountain Winery with KC & The Sunshine Band

June 13 Espaco Das Americas Sao Paulo Brazil

June 24 The Howard Theater Washington D.C.

June 25 Lincoln Center Damrosch Park “Midsummer Night Swing”

June 27 Let’s Rock London Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

June 28 Melkweg Amsterdam, Holland

 

Jody Watley and SHALAMAR New Date Added to Spring Summer Tour

Jody Watley-Photography Albert Sanchez

Jody Watley-Photography Albert Sanchez

SHALAMAR - Reloaded

SHALAMAR – Reloaded with Nate Allen Smith, Jody Watley and Rosero McCoy

Excited to be bringing the show which gives the audience two dynamic sets SHALAMAR and Jody Watley in one memorable concert of hits, new music, new choreography and stellar arrangements to Amsterdam’s Melkweg: Here

May 24 Happy Days Festival, Imber Court

May 30 The Shrine Chicago

June 6 Mountain Winery with K.C & The Sunshine Band

June 13 Espaco Das Americas Sao Paulo, Brazil

June 24 The Howard Theater Washington D.C.

June 25 Lincoln Center Damrosch Park “Midsummer Night Swing”

 

Jody Watley and SHALAMAR Prep Spring Summer Concerts

Rosero McCoy, Jody Watley, Nate Allen Smith

Rosero McCoy, Jody Watley, Nate Allen Smith

Putting in work – with style of course with my fellas for our spring summer concerts after turning it out with our sold out debut shows fall/winter! SHALAMAR, newly reloaded baby!

Our debut launch included sold out concerts in Tokyo and Osaka Japan (Billboard Live), Harrah’s Atlantic City, BB King’s New York, Cache Creek Resort and Casino and Yoshi’s Oakland.

Upcoming dates:
May 24 Happy Days Festival Imber Court, Surrey UK
May 30 The Shrine Chicago
June 6 –  TBA
June 13 – Sao Paulo Brazil Espaca Das Americas
June 24 – The Howard Theater Washington D.C.
June 25 – TBA
June 27 – Let’s Rock London Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Get your tickets!!!!

Jody Watley and SHALAMAR New Photo Session

Jody Watley, who recently legally acquired the trademark rights to SHALAMAR has reloaded the group with new young talent in vocalist/dancer/choreographers Rosero McCoy (America’s Best Dance Crew, Disney’s Shake it Up, Usher, Beyonce, Keke Palmer, Toni Braxton) and Ohio native Nate Allen Smith who brings his own sound style and a precision on stage reminiscent of Michael Jackson with the urban sex appeal of early Maxwell. The trio have begun building a fan base playing to packed concert venues in the United States, with scheduled appearances in the UK in the summer festival season. The signature sound is still intact but the presentation is a fresh and color as this new image. More to come.

Nate Allen Smith, Jody Watley, Rosero McCoy - SHALAMAR tm Photography: Viktorija Paschuta

Nate Allen Smith, Jody Watley, Rosero McCoy – SHALAMAR tm Photography: Viktorija Paschuta

Nate Allen Smith: Photography Viktorija Pashuta

Nate Allen Smith: Photography Viktorija Pashuta

 

 

Rosero McCoy - SHALAMAR tm Photography Viktorija Paschuta

Rosero McCoy – SHALAMAR tm Photography Viktorija Paschuta

 

UPCOMING CONCERTS:

MARCH 21 – YOSHI’S OAKLAND  (BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND AFTER 2 SOLD OUT SHOWS FEB. 28)

MAY 24 – HAPPY DAYS FESTIVAL

JUNE 24 – THE HOWARD THEATER D.C.

JUNE 25 – NYC – DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

JUNE 27 LET’S ROCK LONDON QUEEN ELIZABETH OLYMPIC PARK