Shalamar Reloaded. New Video Alert.

Watch it Again. #WatchMeWalkOut #FashionWalkOut

We all had a hand in writing this proclamation – total group effort, music and video. Own who you are no matter what people say – is really what it’s about.

 

 

Fan Made.

Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded Giving Them Something To Talk About.

 

Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded continue to knock it out of the park pushing the needle forward. It was the second time around at Harrah’s Atlantic City with one of the most dynamic shows out touring. The audience gets favorites spanning decades and genres as diverse as disco R&B, Funk, Pop, Hip hop, Adult contemporary and Dance as well as new music. A near full house at Harrah’s were treated to an emotional tribute to music legend Prince led by group guitarist Levi Seacer Jr., former member of Prince’s NPG.

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Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded (Nate Allen Smith and Rosero McCoy) pictured with  Regional Talent Supervisor of Caesar’s Entertainment Warren Bader.

The new single and video O.R.I.G.in.A.L. available at digital retailers worldwide through Avitone Recordings has surpassed 100k views on Facebook and approaching 90K on Youtube with spotlight features on music blogs (Singersroom, Eurweb, Poptastic Confessions, Essence and more) – solid numbers for the new era music and social media business.
Watch it Again O.R.I.G.in.A.L:  Youtube
NEW on Essence Magazine: Here
For serious booking inquiries, fill out booking form.
Up Next:
June 25 Valley View Casino Center, San Diego – Freestyle Explosion Tour
July 9 – Black Rodeo Jackson Mississippi Fairground
July 30 – Mill Valley Casino, Deep Water Amphitheatre
August 27 – Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center – Freestyle Explosion
More dates TBA.

 

Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded Rock Harrah’s Atlantic City Again.

We brought our new show to Harrah’s Atlantic City and really took things up a notch. It was another stellar experience, nothing but love from the crowd. Undeniably, our favorite moment of the show was a toss up between ‘Full of Fire’ which turned into a tribute to Prince..Levi really had the audience nearly in tears with his beautiful solo and impromptu playing..the spirit just took us there. We’d planned to extend ‘Still a Thrill’ and go into a few jams like DMSR, Erotic City, Sexy Dancer, Cool..just vibe it..but we ran out of time when it felt like we were just getting warmed up at 90 minutes!

‘Dancer’..you really have to be at one of the concerts to be a part of it. To get everyone moving and grooving so much fun and a blessing. The Shalamar Reloaded was enthusiastically received as well which of course is what we wanted. We are moving forward..that’s what life is about. Learn your lessons. take control of your choices and life and keep it pushing no matter what people have to say.

Here are some behind the scenes photo’s.

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The squad in Atlantic City. Focused and ready. Soundcheck.

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Nate Allen Smith. Jody Watley. Rosero ‘TophatRo’ McCoy. Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded Harrah’s Atlantic City 2016

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Thank you Warren Bader and Harrah’s Atlantic City! 

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Nate Allen Smith – that smile says it all! Happy to be back at Harrah’s Atlantic City.

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Meet and Greet. Trance Smith serving all black realness and slaying.

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Meet and Greet!

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Nate Allen Smith. Brian Walmer shows us a lot of love in social media and offline. Rosero McCoy.

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Checking in..

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This connection came through social media, Matthew tweeted he’d proposed to his longtime sweetheart ..because she was longtime fan of mine he’d bought tickets to the show as a surprise. I invited them to the VIP Meet and Greet so I could meet them both and congratulate them. #RealLove 

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Always ready to slay. Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded. Two hot sets of hits, new music and more – in one hot show. It’s an experience.

Levi Seacer Jr. our guitarist and former Prince and the NPG member, says it perfectly at the end of the short clip.

 

 

 

Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded. Harrah’s Atlantic City 2016

 

 

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Tickets go on sale tomorrow April 15 for Harrah’s Atlantic City concert May 12.  Come out for a night of music spanning disco, soul, pop, dance, R&B and more: Ticketmaster  – it’s always a party with Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded.

Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded. Concert Review and Business of Music Conversation

 

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

 

This is a must read concert review from The Roxy and conversation writer A. Scott Galloway and I had nearly a year ago regarding the Shalamar trademark and fast forward to forming a new group Shalamar Reloaded as we evolved from where we began – and as well as a business woman where I saw a bigger picture and the opportunity for us to start fresh without the negativity and baggage of the past which reared it’s ugly head. My initial actions were successful in putting an end to false and misleading ads, use of old photo’s which misused my likeness, etc. We don’t want to be the new version of a group that faded into obscurity and ended in 1990; we came to that conclusion after releasing ‘SlowDance’ and the beautifully filmed video. There are no replacements, imposter’s, wannabee’s..it’s us starting fresh.

I’m always moving forward and always in the most positive most effective way I know how. Shalamar Reloaded continues to make noise. The next Shalamar Reloaded single O.R. I. G. IN.A.L is on the way – as we proceed.

Click to read the Urban Music Scene Review and Feature: Here

 

Shalamar Reloaded” SlowDance Remixed Out Now at Digital Outlets around the world.

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UP NEXT:

FEB. 12 SAN JOSE SAP CENTER

FEB. 13 LAS VEGAS ORLEANS ARENA

FEB. 26 MIAMI BANK UNITED CENTER

FEB. 27 ORLANDO CFE ARENA

MARCH 10 PRIVATE EVENT

MARCH 19 CAJUN DOME JACKSON MISSISSIPPI BLACK RODEO

MORE DATES TBA

New on The UrbanMusicScene. Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded At The Roxy

 

“There was a fist fight the last time I played there with the old Shalamar..it was the first place where I saw Prince..” Read the rest: Here on UrbanMusicScene

Jody Watley. Looking For A New Love.

 

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I’m so thankful to have experienced this – thankful for my blessings and continued journey. I thank all of you who continue to show me love, support my music and encourage me each day!! — On January 6, 1987, January 6. My solo debut single “Looking For A New Love” was released (a Rihanna/Jody fan just told me on Instagram and I looked it up, love social media for things like this).. Of course it was a monumental debut, my first #1 single and a touchstone in music and pop culture, not many artists get to experience this smile emoticon
Facts:
The single hit number two on the Billboard Hot 100 in May 1987 besting the chart peak of her group Shalamar Top 10 “The Second Time Around.” “Looking For A New Love” spent four weeks at number-one on the Billboard R&B chart another notable achievement. The single was kept out of the top spot of the Hot 100 by Cutting Crew’s “(I Just) Died in Your Arms” and U2’s “With or Without You”. It ranked number 16 on Billboard’s year-end chart for 1987. The single would also reach #1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Play Chart.

In 1988 the song was nominated for two Soul Train Music Awards for Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music Video, and Best R&B/Soul Single, Female. She was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, winning the The GRAMMYs for Best New Artist.

One of the song’s key phrases became a popular saying: “Hasta la vista, baby.” It wound up on innumerable answering machines and was used by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1991 film Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

2005 Reissue
In 2005, Jody Watley re-recorded and released “Looking for a New Love” on Water Music Records in conjunction with her own Avitone label, Curvve Recordings, and Peace Bisquit. The reissued classic was remixed in various styles: house, electro, breakbeat. The newly imagined “Looking for a New Love” proved to be a historic undertaking for Watley, as it peaked at #1 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, making her the first artist ever to take the same song to No. 1 in two decades.
Written by Andre Cymone and Jody Watley (lyrics and melody). Produced by David Z. and Andre Cymone.
Photography: Victoria Pearson / Art Direction: Jody Watley / Lynn Robb

Everlasting gratitude to Jheryl Busby, Louil Silas Jr. (RIP) and to all of the MCA Records team at that time including A.D. Washington, Ernie Singleton, Alonzo Miller, Sarah Melendez..who made it happen despite the usual obstacles along the way. I thank Jheryl for believing in me and signing me as well as giving me the freedom to be myself and make a mark – understanding what I wanted to do as an artist and writer, not just a girl..but a woman with a vision.

Always believe in yourself – no matter how many people are trying to bring and tear you down..keep on keeping on. God and the universe always has it’s way.

http://www.jodywatley.net