2015 Highlight BB Kings New York Concert.

It was definitely a night to remember in Times Square. Nate Smith had a bit of pressure on him to have to be his first performance be in the Big Apple, where audiences can be unforgiving. He knocked it out of the park to a packed house..and the trio have never looked back only worked toward getting better going forward.

Shalamar Reloaded Make Cameo Appearance in Hot New Jody Watley

With artistic director, choreographer, dancer, singer Rosero McCoy as co-collaborator one of music's most enduring icons Jody Watley steps in front to a 'concept dance video' to her new song "DANCER' the from Remixed Collection. Watley has continued to be aligned with dance music with many of her releases and remixes especially in the 00's / 10's. McCoy, a renowned choreographer to this generation has recently started the trend of the 'concept video' with actress/artist Keke Palmer; shortened pieces with a special focus and generally not the full version of a song, more of a dub style mix. He states "Kids are really checking for long form video they way they used to. We wanted this to be at a minute and a half..but we made this one longer to really showcase the dancers. Everything we're doing is about pushing things forward..and of course it's cool Jody wanted us to have our moment in it too."

Nate Smith and McCoy make a cameo at the beginning and end of the piece, as a nod to their support of each other and the comaraderie they share onstage and off. They all began as dancers as catalyst into singer and performing.

In less than 4 full days, the video has generated almost 200,000 views on Facebook.com/JodyWatley and can also now be viewed on Youtube.
For the 'Dancer' in you!

WATCH:


Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded Revisit John Monds Love and R&B.

Nate Allen Smith, Rosero McCoy, Jody Watley and John Monds. Shalamar Reloaded in the house. SlowDance.


If you don't believe the journey is real, you haven't been paying attention. Here's Shalamar Reloaded in a 2015 Highlight visit to America's Radio One's syndicated Love and R&B with John Monds preceding series of sold out intimate shows at Blues Alley celebrating their 50th anniversary.

The trio spent an hour with veteran on air personality John Monds. Watley talked about her career, touched upon the early days of Shalamar while focusing on the new era and members before having fun chiming in on the love question of the night. Nate and Rosero were able to give the radio audience some background on themselves. Monds gave listeners a play of the single 'SlowDance.'




Shalamar Reloaded Share Video Highlights 2015

It's been quite a foundation building debut year for Jody Watley, Nate Allen Smith and Rosero McCoy as Shalamar Reloaded.

In posts shared on their Official Facebook page, it's all about the 2015 journey that took the trio around the United States, to the United Kingdom, Netherlands and Japan. It began as one thing and morphed into something else - a real group. New single, new video and an ever evolving show. "We're not kicking and screaming trying to hold on to the past. We celebrate it because of course Jody's an original but we are not that. Even when we do those classic songs, we're not saying remember this, it all feels fresh and the audiences have been loving us. " says Rosero McCoy. "We'll leave it to other people to try to make it like it's 1982. No one is ever going to replace that past, no one. We have something new to build on. We've evolved as the year went on and with every show and experience we had. We're ready to keep building and creating..we've already set a new precedent and can see others try to follow our lead while they have tried to stop us. We've just kept it rolling and positive; letting the haters do their job."

Check out the 2015 journey with a backdrop musical bed a Jamie de Von remix of the debut single SlowDance.



2015Highlights. Shalamar on UrbandBridgez







We've been sharing some of the highlights of 2015, when Shalamar was officially Reloaded and made some noise. The name Shalamar had not been mentioned and covered so much since the 80's before the year of Jody Watley, Nate Smith and Rosero McCoy. It would have been easy and safe to stay in the tried and true formula of nostalgia, singing the hits - which they do quite well, but the goal was to create a new path. The road less traveled. Branching out to a newer base and audience and to introduce new members to the American and international public. This was achieved as evidenced by the media attention generated for the new trio and despite efforts to undermine their efforts from bookings to public reaction.

2015 was even more noteworthy because of a smear and bully campaign that was started and led by a Vijay Bhuchar whose name seemed to be under every review and article and Youtube clip. Bhuhcar is an associate of Watley's former colleagues.












The group was featured on an array of music sites, including: UrbanBridgez

Shalamar Upcoming Concert Dates. Reloaded.

Jody Watley. Original. Shalamar. Reloaded.





One of the unique elements of the new Shalamar experience as a live act is the first half being an uptempo affair, classic hits with new moves with the signature 'sound' in tact, fresh arrangements (Full of Fire has become a rousing electro ambient anthem about passion and life), and the infusion of sex appeal. Once you've partied to Shalamar 'Reloaded', you're treated to a rousing hit packed show with the one and only Jody Watley who has amassed a catalogue of diverse hits spanning R&B, Pop, Dance, Adult Contemporary and Electronica over the decades. The finale is always a frenzy with Nate Smith and Rosero McCoy rejoining Watley all united with their dance backgrounds and connections in full effect. It's a can't miss show for all ages!!

UP NEXT:
Dec.30-31, Jan.1 Yoshi's Oakland
Jan.18-19 Billboard Live Tokyo
Jan. 21-Billboard Live OSAKA
Jan. 29 - The Roxy Theatre Los Angeles
Feb. 12 - SAP Center San Jose
Feb. 13 - Orleans Arena - Las Vegas
Feb. 26 - BankUnited Center Miami
Feb. 27 - CFE Arena Orlando 

Shalamar Reloaded. 2015 Highlight. Essence Magazine. SlowDance Video Spotlight

It was a year with a flurry of activity introducing the new and  reloaded Shalamar from American and international tour dates, a new single, video and totally reviving a name with a new brand and aesthetic - Shalamar Reloaded. Here's one of the highlights, making it on ESSENCE Magazine the third time in the year with a spotlight on the SlowDance video. Undeniable impact.


Rosero McCoy At The Helm of Jody Watley's DANCER Concept Video



There's a tremendous inner comraderie and display of teamwork for the Shalamar Reloaded squad if you've been following on Instagram and Facebook with Nate, Jody and Rosero.
The latest comes in the form of a new music video for solo style icon and Grammy winner Jody Watley.
On deck for the dance video for a cameo was new male lead and fellow dancer Nate Allen Smith with a cast of some of Los Angeles' best dancers a few out of towners, kids and first timers. Stay Tuned!!



Shalamar Reloaded. Year End Top 20 on Poptastic Confessions.








2015 was quite a debut year for Shalamar Reloaded. With many sold-out shows most importantly in the United States, a new single and video; after decades of silence beyond rotation on classic soul radio.

Add  splash of controversy, a contingency of a hand full of detractors not so subtly fueled by a couple of familiar names and former colleagues of Watley's and a longtime Watley imposter associated with former Solar Records owner; it was all about the new reloaded era in the end. Another faction may have claimed to be 'doing Shalamar for years' but there was little evidence to support it beyond a few concerts in the UK as a nostalgia act.
It wasn't until 2015 the name "Shalamar" was the talk of the town again as the result of the efforts of Jody Watley's vision, along with Rosero McCoy and Nate Smith. You can Google this if you're a non believer.  Shalamar Reloaded raised the bar and created a new path. It also put an end to those false ads where it obvious someone else was trying to make people think the original girl wasn't Watley while using her face.
What a difference a trademark makes. Pictured is Jody Watley with Hewett and Daniels; though they changed the name to a Carolyn Griffey back in 2011 in the UK.




A false ad. Pictured is Jody Watley although the name was changed - there false practices were stopped in 2015.


It was easy to see how they shook people up and even started the very haters to try to shadow and emulate. Nate, Jody and Rosero are looking forward to 2016.
Special thank you to music blog Poptastic Confessions for being an early supporter.

Shalamar Reloaded SlowDance Top 20, see the list: Here

Jody Watley New Interview. Keeps It Real.



Jody Watley. Photography: Albert Sanchez



Always one to drop knowledge and insights with  a sense of humor and earned wisdom. Jody Watley gives another must read interview. In it she also makes sure to mention the newly reloaded Shalamar and new members Nate Smith and Rosero McCoy.

Continue Reading: Here

Chicago. A Look Back to May 2015 For Shalamar Reloaded.




May 30, 2015 Promotional Flyer for Shalamar® Reloaded 



Th Shrine Chicago was the perfect intimate venue for Jody Watley and the newly reloaded Shalamar as they toured the United States in 2015. As a venue that attracts some of today's best acts in R&B and Hip Hop; new members Nate Smith, Rosero McCoy and of course original and Grammy winning solo artist Jody Watley felt right at home to bring the diverse show spanning disco, soul, pop, hip hop, electronica and house to the venue.

"For the first time in a long time, “Soul Train” dancer turned Shalamar singer and solo artist/songwriter/producer/model/entrepreneur Jody Watley returned home to Chicago, bringing along more than three decades of R&B, soul, disco, pop, hip-hop and house treasures. Setting up shop at the upscale South Loop club The Shrine, the fashionable hitmaker didn’t just put the focus on her many individual talents, but also brought along Shalamar Reloaded to revisit those often overlooked beginnings..."  Continue Reading


Shalamar Reloaded on WGN-TV Chicago. May 30, 2015


Before their appearance at The Shrine, the trio also made an appearance on WGN's #1 Morning Show, performing the classic "A Night to Remember."
Watch The Performance and Interview: Here




Shalamar Reloaded and Thankful For A Great Year.




Shalamar Reloaded. Rosero McCoy, Nate Allen Smith, Jody Watley and Sam Rubin.



There have been so many highlights for Jody Watley, Nate Smith and Rosero McCoy in 2015. Here's one from July 2015 on KTLA Morning News With Sam Rubin. The new trio showed off humor, charm and some dance moves for Sam. In case you missed the fun, watch it here on: KTLA

Happy Birthday to Shalamar's Rosero McCoy

Rosero McCoy. Shalamar® Reloaded. Singer / Dancer / Choregrapher.




Rosero McCoy is new member already making a mark. A master choreographer (video, television, film), a beast of a dancer for modern times, singer, and great colleague - salute Rosero!! Happy Birthday!!

Check out his hot new KeKe Palmer video "The Plug" Fresh Friday via her Official Facebook: Here.




Jody Watley Brings Shalamar To The Honda Center Anaheim

Shalamar and Jody Watley in the house! Honda Center Anaheim showing them how it's done.





The ever stylish trio Shalamar® new and reloaded with Nate Smith, original and Pop R&B icon in her own right Jody Watley, along with Rosero McCoy. Honda Center Anaheim.





It was truly a night to remember in Anaheim on November 14, 2015 at The Honda Center. In front of an estimated 12,000 Super Freestyle Explosion fans, midway through an uptempo abbreviated set, the fans got a treat as Nate Smith and Rosero McCoy were introduced by Watley making this collective so hot. Energetic performances of "Make The Move" and "A Night To Remember" were preceded by a collection of Jody Watley solo classics to the delight of the crowd. The new members then showed off their dancing chops joining a cast of dancers including 3 little ones on the fashion walk and pose "Real Love" finale.

Jody Watley Responds To False Allegations and Slander in Powerful Essay





Jody Watley. Photography Albert Sanchez




Jody Watley, never one to bite her tongue responds to false allegations and harassment in a powerful blog in response to former Shalamar colleague Howard Hewett and on air morning show personality Tom Joyner.

Watley continues to be reluctant to be drawn into drama manufactured by others, but had to speak out to this.

The line was drawn with the latest round of false allegations designed to undermine her legal trademark rights and success with launching the new Shalamar, as well attempts to damage her reputation. In a poignant essay Watley recalls being bullied as a child, and recalls how she was raised to have self-worth and value. She talks about misuse of her likeness and potential damages as a result a catalyst which led her to look deeper into the trademark before applying to the USPTO under legal advisement. Nothing illegal whatsoever, more like sour grapes from others.


Read the powerful essay:  "Just Living My Life"

Shalamar Reloaded on UrbanBridgez.


Check this one out from the venerable music blog and website UrbanBridgez.com : Here

And then watch the new Official SlowDance video - over and over!

Shalamar Reloaded Reveal Hot Dance Remix of SlowDance.






Celebrating a great round of concerts in Washington D.C. (a return since The Howard Theatre concert in June 2015) and Annapolis, MD, Jody Watley uploaded the hot new dance remix to Soundcloud. Details to come on when it will be commercially available.


LISTEN NOW! SLOWDANCE (JAMIE DE VON REMIX) - Peace Bisquit / Avitone / Spectra Music Group:  https://soundcloud.com/jodywatley/shalamar-slowdance-jamie-de-von-remix

Shalamar and Jody Watley Snapshots. Blues Alley and Ramshead





Rosero McCoy. Jody Watley. Nate Smith. Shalamar®  -Reloaded. Blues Alley 2015



Rosero McCoy, Jody Watley and Nate Allen Smith check out 007 "Spectre"


Shalamar's style icon Jody Watley.






Nate Allen Smith strikes a classic pose at Blues Alley. Photo by Rosero McCoy. Shalamar® sexier than ever.




Rosero McCoy displays his flair for personal style. Shalamar®






It was a trip to remember for Nate, Jody and Rosero. Blues Alley was celebrating 50 years as one of America's longstanding first class music venues. It was a bit of a first to have the pop, disco, r&b dance experience as the fans and staff alike got in the groove. This trip also saw the group get together to take in a movie together exemplifying their natural camaraderie,

Here are a couple of recaps from those in attendance pulled from the Official Shalamar Facebook Page:

""Shalamar takes the Blues Alley to Church" The number "Second Time Around" concludes and the music goes mellow, the ever so reflective Watley says ".....was written when I was a girl it meant something then and now it means something else.. the audience knew it was none other than "Full of Fire" stripped down for good measure. ‪#‎Applause‬. Always communicating with the band, Nate and Rosero, Jody finishes the first verse and asks Nate to sing it on! Rosero brings something new to the group almost in the vein of Barry White, more on that later. Jody asks him to "Talk" about love, everyone listens...Watley then asks the audience to reflect on the things going in this crazy world and if they are happy about being in the present to shout it out, of course we all do what Watley wants..lol! Then the audience is asked to sing the refrain (Its all about love..) acapella...goosebumps... If that was the only song they performed then it would be alright because the song had such a whole new powerful meaning in that moment, "Its all about love..." ‪#‎BurnItUp‬."  - Dotun Illuyomade

"Thanks kindly for the great performance last night. The new Shalamar brings energy to the stage with the one and only Jody Watley.
We saw her in a small intimate venue called Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis, MD, which was nice because it allowed for her to come off the stage and be up front and personal with her fans.
The two cats sang and danced their hearts out; what a good combination.
We are sorry the flowers didn't get delivered prior to the show and I'm glad Ms. Watley was close enough to me to ask or else we would not have known. Therefore, right after the show we sought out her flowers and saw to it that she received them.
If you get an op t see this show take it. Thanks kindly for taking me and my husband back to the good ole days but with brininging us current with your new music which is fantastic.
Much success to Jody Watley and Shalamar!!
Peace and love until we see you next time, "  -- Cliff and Juanita Cage Lewis


Shalamar Reloaded and Jody Watley Visit Radio One's Majic 102.3 with John Monds.

Nate Smith, Rosero McCoy, Jody Watley - Shalamar® and John Monds.
Via Instgram, Nate Allen Smith. Shalamar.



Nate Smith, Jody Watley and Rosero McCoy - Shalamar In studio guests at Majic 102.3 with John Monds






Shalamar and Jody Watley in town for weekend concerts in Washington D.C. at the legendary venue Blues Alley got to sit down on air for an extended interview with veteran on air personality John Monds' for his evening nationally syndicated show "Love and R&B." The group kept things upbeat and positive as always.
The current single 'SlowDance' got a spin.

Shalamar and Jody Watley. Spins and Blends Ramshead Onstage Review.





Shalamar® and Jody Watley. Ramshead OnStage. Promotional.


Shalamar® Live Onstage at Ramshead, Annapolis. MD.


Jody Watley, and the reloaded Shalamar took to the stage in Annapolis, Maryland to a packed house of excited music fans. Once again, popular local DJ Lisa Moody got the mood just right spinning classic club grooves. Spins and Blends was in the house, check out what they had to say: Here

Shalamar Updates and Photos of The Week from Social Media.






It's been a busy week for Shalamar's Nate Smith, Jody Watley and Rosero McCoy prepping for upcoming concerts in the upcoming week; November 4 Ramshead Annapolis, MD and November 6-8 Blues Alley Washington, D.C.

Nate Allen Smith and Jody Watley attend launch of designer Gladys Tamez Zodiac Hat Collection. Tamez designs are worn by countless celebrities including Beyonce, Rihanna, athletes like DeAndre Jordan and featured in various fashion magazines including ELLE, and VOGUE.
Fan Art from Instagram/ShalamarMusic By Jimmie Banks
Here are some highlights of photo's shared from the various Official Shalamar Social Media Platforms from Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Nate Smith, Jody Watley and Rosero McCoy Ramshead  Onstage Ad in a post that reflects the two shows in one concert
experience.
















Media Buzz continues for the new Shalamar!
IndaMix: Review

TheDutchGuy, Netherlands: Video Spotlight and  Review

Jody Watley and male lead Nate Smith get in some new studio time. Shalamar®

Nate takes a vocal break and tries to brush up on some guitar licks. Shalamar ®





Original member Jody Watley reminded fans of her DANCER roots, also the title of her new solo remix collection.










Nate Smith, Jody Watley, Rosero McCoy - Shalamar with designer and stylist Jesse J.









Shalamar  always shares quotes, these were two that were timely this week from Socrates:









Don't forget to watch the new video!! This is a real; legitimate and new Shalamar group for the new era.





Shalamar and Jody Watley at The Roxy on The Sunset Strip Tickets Now On Sale


Jody Watley and Shalamar will be on deck to rock the house with a highly anticipated Los Angeles appearance that is now confirmed with tickets going on sale today October 23, 2015 for the January 29, 2016 concert. Get your tickets early, this will be a sold out event.  Get tickets: Here



Catch Shalamar® and Jody Watley LIVE:
UP NEXT:
Nov. 4 - Ramshead Onstage Annapolis, MD
Nov. 6-8 Blues Alley Washington DC
Nov. 14 - special guests of Jody Watley 94.7 The WAVE Presents Freestyle Explosion Anaheim Honda Center
Nov.21 - CenturyLink Center Bossier, LA
Dec.30-31 Jan.1- Yoshi's Oakland
Jan. 18-19 Billboard Live Tokyo
Jan. 21 Billboard Live Osaka
Jan. 29 - THE ROXY Los Angeles
Feb. 12 special guests of Jody Watley San Jose SAP Center Freestyle Classic Throwback Jam concert
Feb. 13 Las Vegas Orleans Arena special guests of Jody Watley Freestyle Classic Throwback Jam concert


More dates to be announced 

Just Announced Jody Watley and Shalamar LIVE At The Roxy


Shalamar. New era fully reloaded with Nate Allen Smith, original member, Grammy winner and registered trademark owner Jody Watley and renowned choreographer Rosero McCoy.


This is going to be a special night of music for the Los Angeles audience with the announcement of Jody Watley and Shalamar at legendary The Roxy on The Sunset Strip. Tickets go on sale October 23. 2015.

Get yours: HERE

Shalamar Reloaded SlowDance Maxi Single Released Today

October 20, 2015

The Maxi-Single for the new Shalamar single "SlowDance" is available today through The Spectra Music Group at digital outlets. Get yours!! Rate it and leave a positive review, we know the haters will be ready.
Support the music!!

SLOWDANCE MAXI SINGLE. SHALAMAR.













BUY: HERE

Shalamar Continue to Make New Moves.



Nate Allen Smith, Jody Watley, Rosero McCoy. Shalamar® Photography: Viktorja Pashuta




Shalamar Make That Move (Again)  Indamixworldwide.com

Nate Allen Smith. Shalamar.




Nate Allen Smith. Photography by: Quentin Renard Gunn.


Selected after an intensive round of auditions before Jody Watley and Rosero McCoy in Los Angeles beating out over a hundred hopefuls -Ohio native Nate Allen Smith, brings a modern flavor with a distinct smoldering sex appeal to Shalamar as male lead vocalist. Singer, dancer, model - performer and star in the making.