SHALAMAR and Jody Watley Concert Review BB King's New York

Nate Allen Smith, Jody Watley and Rosero McCoy. SHALAMAR #reloaded #newera

Check out the review of the sold-out B.B. King concert in New York where the new and reloaded SHALAMAR was featured with original member and Pop?R&B Grammy music icon Jody Watley. Watley now legal and registered owner of the SHALAMAR trademark is writing a new chapter in the long history of the group. The music continues to sell on digital outlets like iTunes, Amazon featuring Watley's voice and likeness as well as still being in rotation on many classic soul playlists.

The reload and new relevance began with the release of the single "Nightlife" in 2013, as was featured on many music blogs across the web and featured Gerald Brown "Take That To The Bank" another original of the group.

Read it here on : Soul Train 

Yoshi's Oakland 2.28.2015 - SOLD OUT
Yoshi's Oakland 3.21.2015 - Just added

Happy Days Festival, Surrey United Kingdom - 5.24.2015
The Howard Theater 6.24.2015
New York TBA 6.25,2015
Let's Rock London Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park  6.27.2015

SHALAMAR Take That to The Bank

Shalamar hit single "Take That To the Bank" featured Gerald Brown, Jody Watley and Jeffrey Daniel in 1978. They received a disco award in Australia for the single.
Original member Jody Watley and Gerald Brown accept disco award in 1978 in Australia
 Shalamar originals Gerald Brown and Jody Watley  accept disco award in 1978 in Australia

SHALAMAR New Merchandise In Store

Show your SHALAMAR love with new merchandise available for purchase.

SHALAMAR classic logo baseball cap, snapback style.   

See what else is in store!


SHALAMAR and Jody Watley Make Debut Appearance at Harrah's Atlantic City

This is not your mother's Shalamar, this is a new era with some new faces, new moves, fresh energy but with the signature sound anchored by original member and owner of the trademark.

Jody Watley's reloaded SHALAMAR tm  continue to perform to packed houses across the United States. After a packed house at New York's venerable soul concert venue B.B. King Blues and Grill, the group headed to Atlantic City to the prestigious Harrah's Resort and Casino hyped to take the stage inside The Concert Venue. No one left disappointed as they were dazzled with a state of the art production, sound and concert experience. This is no simple run down memory lane, Watley is able to bring new life into classics, some reworked just a touch and in a brilliant move bringing in younger vocalists / dancers the pace is allowed to be whirlwind and truly uptown funky. Don't miss this hot ticket when it comes to your town. The two scheduled concerts at Yoshi's Oakland February 28 are also sold out. It's in the music!

Rosero McCoy, Jody Watley, Nate Allen Smith

Nate Allen Smith, Jody Watley, Rosero McCoy HARRAH'S Resort and Casino 2/19/2015 bringing the heat.

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SHALAMAR Take Times Square By Storm

The reloaded SHALAMAR with Jody Watley performed to a sold-out crowd in New York's Time Square on February 18, 2015. Opening the set with a spirited "Right In The Socket" complete with fresh choreography and Watley in fine vocal form sounding even better than the original recording but miraculously with her distinct tone that fans have grown to love through the decades. Rosero McCoy and Nate Allen Smith won the New Yorkers over in grand style, with the women in the house screaming with delight when Smith stepped to the microphone with his good looks and voice to match. It was a night to remember.

Nate Allen Smith. Jody Watley. Rosero McCoy - BB King Blues and Grill 2/18/2015 before rocking the house.

SHALAMAR Goes Uptown

Wanting to form a vocal/dance group  Shalamar​  was created and founded in 1977  by Don Cornelius​ and partner Dick Griffey for Soul Train Records label.  Originals were popular Soul Train​ dancers  Jody Watley​ Jeffrey Daniel providing instant public recognition and charisma for marketing and promotion for the disco hit "Uptown Festival" with session singer Gary Mumford. 

Don Cornelius to JET Magazine May 1, 1980 "Jeffrey and Jody were two of the most interesting people on the show", Cornelius reveals. "We thought they would fit the image we wanted to create for Shalamar. It's just lucky they could sing."  Read the archived article: JET
Jeffrey Daniel, Jody Watley, Gary Mumford

Laying the foundation of the  legacy Jeffrey Daniel, Jody Watley, Gary Mumford

Gary Mumford, Jody Watley, Jeffrey Daniel make first group appearance on Soul Train, 1977.

Mumford would depart shortly after release of the first SHALAMAR album of the same name "Uptown Festival."

Just Announced. SHALAMAR Happy Days Festival United Kingdom

SHALAMAR featuring Jody Watley will perform live May 24, 2015 at the Happy Days Festival "Soul Day." Tickets and Information: HERE

Get to Know Rosero McCoy of Shalamar

Rosero McCoy is a renowned choreographer dancer and is now a part of the reloaded SHALAMAR crew. With a vast resume that includes early work with Usher, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Toni Braxton, Jody Watley and Beyonce through recent work in television (America's Best Dance Crew, Sing Off, Disney's Shake It Up), film, commercials and many new young artists; Rosero brings heat and a fresh energy to the stage.

SHALAMAR Celebrates Birthday of Jody Watley

Born on January 30 original SHALAMAR member Jody Watley who also went on to her own trendsetting GRAMMY winning solo career indelibly imprinted in SHALAMAR and music history. Pictured in 1983 SHALAMAR  'The Look" album.

Style Icon, Jody Watley along with Jeffrey Daniel

Jody Watley. Beauty and Hair Feature, 1979.

Jeffrey Daniel, Jody Watley Howard Hewett in 1979

Jeffrey Daniel, Jody Watley and Gerald Brown in 1978

Gary Mumford, Jody Watley and Jeffrey Daniel in 1977

SHALAMAR. Friends Album Turns 33

Released on January 29, 1982 SHALAMAR's "Friends" became the most successful album reaching #1 R&B in the U.S. and one of Great Britain's pinnacle albums. Featuring hit singles "A Night To Remember", which continues to be revisited with recent covers by Mary J. Blige, used to promote OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) 2014 Fall/Winter season and being sung on competition shows like "American Idol" and The X Factor. The Friends album also gained attention the the United Kingdom from the body-popping backsliding Jeffrey Daniel who'd learned new moves from LA based dance pioneers Electric Boogaloo, Geron Candidate and Cooley Jaxson.
Other stand out songs from "Friends" in the UK were "There it Is", "Friends", "I Can Make You Feel Good."

Full page ad Billboard Magazine 1982. Jeffrey Daniel, Jody Watley and Howard Hewett.

"Friends" was reissued again in 2013 by Big Break Records as a double disc featuring a new interview about the album by original member Jody Watley.