Jody Watley and Shalamar ® with Pat Sharp Let’s Rock London Video

Check out this awesome video from the massive Let’s Rock London Festival at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.  Why? You’ll get to see the spirited exchanges and interaction with host Pat Sharp Jody Watley, Nate Allen Smith and Rosero McCoy. Fresh from a triumphant performance in a stellar lineup that included Rick Astley, Banarama and Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey it’s all laughs and even a brief dance lesson.

Also included are performance highlights that capture some of the love and energy from the day. Filmed June 27, 2015. We rocked London!!

Sao Paulo. Listen Live on WHUR. Jody Watley and SHALAMAR ® Reloaded Update

The trip to Sao Paulo was such a blast – the concert, the people, the food – everything but wifi was all good. Thank you to Jason Bralli and Espacos Das Americas, and AudioClub for the experience and opportunity.

A toast to another trip to remember. Rosero McCoy, Jody Watley, Rosero McCoy in Sao Paulo Brazil.

A toast to another trip to remember. Rosero McCoy, Jody Watley, Rosero McCoy in Sao Paulo Brazil. 6/132/2015

Listen LIVE today I’ll be on air WHUR-FM 3PM EST  talking about the upcoming concert at The Howard Theater with SHALAMAR ® , the new members Nate Smith and Rosero McCoy and of course PARADISE.

Up Next: with SHALAMAR ® Reloaded

June 23 SIRIUSXM THE GROOVE

June 24 – Live on Air FOX 5 News D.C. (solo appearance)

June 24 – The Howard Theater, Washington D.C.  #DC

June 25 – Midsummer Night Swing Lincoln Center Damrosch Park #LCSwing

June 27 – Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Let’s Rock London #London

June 28 – An Evening With SHALAMAR ® ‘Reloaded’ and Jody Watley Melkweg Amsterdam  #Netherlands

 

 

 

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 Reloads SHALAMAR A Must Read on Eurweb

 

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

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

The interview begins with a revelation by the writer, Gerald Radford, which threw me upon reading. His personal bias was something I always suspected with some in the “urban” media which goes back to earlier in my solo career and having mega crossover success – not everyone embraced that. The negative cloud he speaks of is odd because overall I receive so much love in the press and of course from fans in a career spanning decades and with all of the acheivments and benchmarks thus far. A negative cloud hanging over me? I don’t see it. From my point of view only those who resent me for being who I am…and my early solo crossover success, not towing the line, not staying ‘in my place’.. as women as supposed to do in the minds of some is where that exists. I appreciate very much that Gerald remained open and this article was able to be so honest on both of our parts -we had a wonderful conversation. As always, I’m just being myself – living, laughing, loving, learning and hoping it’s contagious to others. There are many things I refrain from saying because I don’t like drama, however sometimes one must let people know what’s really going on.

I consider myself quite blessed to have not only achieved my childhood dreams, but exceeded them. Constantly creating new goals – growing, learning, evolving. Some people don’t like that – the independents, those who don’t fall in line with the status quo..especially women..read the interview: Here

 

UPCOMING  APPEARANCES / CONCERTS:

May16 – Autograph Signing 1st ever Rupaul’s DragCon Los Angeles Convention Center

May  24 – Happy Days Festival, Imber Court, Surrey UK

May 30 – The Shrine Chicago

June 6 – Mountain Winery  Saratoga, CA with K.C. and the Sunshine Band

June 13 – Espaca Das Americas, Sao Paulo Brazil

June 24  – The Howard Theater, Washington D.C.

June 25 – NYC TBA

June 27 – Queen Elizabeth Park, Let’s Rock London

July 25 – Atlanta Health and Music Festival – Recipient of Women of Excellence ICONIC Music Award

More to come

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.

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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

Jody Watley BOLD and Happy.

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I had a fantastic time in my delightful conversation with Emmy winner LeGrande Green on his BOLD podcast. LeGrande is a former supervising producer for the OPRAH Winfrey Show. His vision for BOLD is empower others to listen to that inner voice which propels us to be who we are and who we are capable of becoming – without fear. This resonates with so much. We speak about drowning out the inner voice of self-doubt with candor and humor. I hope everyone embraces new platforms and positive voices such as this. There are always new things and pearls of wisdom to pass along and with each interview I try to do that. Listen: HERE and also check out some  of his other eclectic and join in the enlightening conversations at GetBoldToday.com

Just announced, my appearance in concert with the reloaded renewed SHALAMAR at The Happy Days Festival in Surrey, United Kingdom May 24. Get tickets and information: HERE

Upcoming Concerts:

Feb. 18, B.B. Kings, New York

Feb. 19, HARRAH’S Atlantic City

Feb. 28, Yoshi’s Oakland

May 24, Surry Happy Days Festival Imber Court

June 24, Washington D.C. The Howard Theater

June 25, TBA

June 27, London, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Let’s Rock London Festival

Jody Watley News and Upcoming Concert Schedule

As always, I’m really excited about the upcoming concerts in Japan at Billboard Live. These concerts will close out an exciting 2014. I hired a new booking agent this year and it’s already paying off. In the past, I chose not to work so much because I was enjoying being a stay at home Mom raising her children though picking and choosing when to travel – a luxury of being a songwriter to so many hit singles.  I’ll always be discerning about what and when to take jobs but I do feel a new enthusiasm for this part of the business. With the music of PARADISE, mixed in with a range of curated hits from both catalogs of Jody Watley and the new millennial SHALAMAR ™ adding to the set, it’s even more of a party. Rosero McCoy has done a great job creating new choreography for us. The ladies are enjoying Paul’Michael who brings such a fresh young energy and charm along with his own vocal style. The shows will only get better and we’re having a great time together. Check out our Jody Watley / SHALAMAR ™ ‘Backstage’ passes on Youtube by subscribing to both channels. http://www.youtube.com/JodyWatley and http://www.youtube.com/OfficialShalamar

 

December 28 – Tokyo Billboard Live

December 30 – Osaka Billboard Live

December 31 – Osaka Billboard Live

February 18   New York BB Kings

February 19 – Atlantic City Harrah’s Resort and Casino

February 28 – Oakland, Yoshi’s

More dates to be announced.

June 24 – Washington D.C. The Howard Theater

June 27 – London Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park -Let’s Rock London Festival

Concert Booking Inquiries:

Pyramid Entertainment smichaels@pyramid-ent.com / scohen@pyramid-ent.com msanto@pyramid-ent.com

Jody Watley Conversation with Cyrus Webb: Click HERE to Listen to our inspirational and fun chat.

Get the current release PARADISE available at digital outlets worldwide. Remixes are being done for Avitone with the assistance of Bill Coleman and Peace Bisquit out of NYC and being reviewed for the next single ‘DANCER.’

Design: Ray Easmon and Jody Watley

Design: Ray Easmon and Jody Watley

SHOP the Jody Watley Boutique for limited edition items: HERE

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

Check out Backstage Access Series: http://www.youtube.com/jodywatley

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

http://www.letsrocklondon.com

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.

Get the PARADISE collection:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/paradise/id901587446?uo=4